Vacation rentals in Cave Run Lake

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Cabin in Pine Ridge
Cliffside Romantic Retreat LOVE
Fall in love at the unique and tranquil getaway of the "Tis So Sweet Cliffside Cabin". The space is designed for a lovers retreat with luxuries of a spa bathroom, massage chair, fire table, recliner seat hot tub, and much more! This newly built cabin is peacefully secluded, yet still only a few miles away from the Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest, underground kayaking, zip lines, rock climbing, swimming, delicious food and many other local attractions.
Dec 11 – 18
$223 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Cabin in Salt Lick
Hardwood Hideaway- Cave Run Lake
Welcome to Hardwood Hideaway! You will love the rustic setting just 3 miles from Leatherwood Boat Ramp. Immerse yourself in nature while you enjoy coffee on the front porch or dinner on the spacious back deck. Cabin has fully stocked kitchen, fire pit, gas grill, & fireplace. The cabin also has a dart board, pool table, board games, and books. Bassinet, Pack'N'Play, & air mattresses included. We hope you enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, or hunting at Cave Run Lake as much as we do!
Jan 16 – 23
$106 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 25 reviews
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Cabin in Morehead
A Gracious Haven
Peaceful, secluded retreat near Cave Run Lake with a relaxing back deck and a fire pit area to gather with friends and family. Perfect for those wanting to fish, boat, hike, or just get away from it all for a few days! There is plenty of room for parking vehicles and a boat. The cabin is surrounded by trees with only two other cabins on this road. The Daniel Boone National Forest and Licking River are within walking distance. The cabin will comfortably sleep 6 people.
Jun 5 – 12
$95 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 4 reviews

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Cabin in Salt Lick
The Cedar Shack
Jan 11 – 18
$81 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 78 reviews
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Cabin in Morehead
Drake's Roost - cabin near Cave Run Lake
Jan 4 – 11
$78 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 20 reviews
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Cabin in Wellington
A-Frame Luxe Cabin WrapAround Porch+Dogs -DBNF/RRG
Oct 30 – Nov 6
$140 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 80 reviews
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Guesthouse in Morehead
Cozy 2-bedroom guesthouse, close to MSU/hospital
May 15 – 22
$91 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 79 reviews
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Farm stay in Morehead
Unique & Exciting
Jul 24 – 31
$88 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 14 reviews
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Cabin in Wellington
Robins Nest near Cave Run Lake and Red River Gorge
Nov 3 – 10
$112 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 21 reviews
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Home in Morehead
Sunset Cottage
Dec 19 – 26
$111 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 22 reviews
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Cabin in Wellington
BreatheInnLuxury@CaveRunLake
Sep 27 – Oct 4
$212 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 32 reviews
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Home in Salt Lick
Cave Run Lake House #2
Dec 20 – 27
$81 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 33 reviews
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Cabin in Menifee County
Cozy Cabin in the woods near Cave Run Lake & RRG
Dec 16 – 23
$101 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 33 reviews
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Cabin in Wellington
Spring break by the Lake and Red River Gorge!
Sep 19 – 26
$146 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 22 reviews
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Cabin in Rogers
Modern A Frame | Red River Gorge
Oct 22 – 29
$339 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 50 reviews

Your guide to Cave Run Lake

Welcome to Cave Run Lake

Cave Run’s 200 miles of lush green forested shoreline circle nearly 8,300 acres of crystal-clear water. The sprawling man-made lake, built by the Army Corps of Engineers in the late ’60s, offers plenty of room to spread out and find your own little piece of nature in northeastern Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest. Make use of the rolling hills surrounding it for hiking, mountain biking, or ATVing, or get out on the water for a variety of boating experiences. Anglers find all kinds of fish lurking under the lake’s smooth surface, but Cave Run is particularly famous for its large and plentiful muskie population.

The natural playground of Cave Run Lake lets you choose to watch the outdoors serenely from a comfortable perch on a porch, enjoy it as you gently paddle across the water, or watch it whiz by as you speed down dirt trails. But no matter your flavor of daytime activity, you’ll be awed by the incredible, colorful sunsets that cap most days.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cave Run Lake

Muskie fishing season heats up in March, attracting the largest number of anglers to Cave Run Lake in the spring, though fishing here is a year-round activity. The weather follows a pretty typical seasonal pattern, with hot summers and chilly winters. The humidity and precipitation remain steady all year, making late spring and early fall pleasant times to visit. Because so much of the lake’s appeal comes from spending time outdoors, the crowds descend in summer, including daytrippers from nearby towns as well as campers and RVers from around the region. The below-freezing winter low temperatures and occasional snowfall drive away many people in the off-season, except diehard anglers, who still come to see what’s biting.


Top things to do in Cave Run Lake

Zilpo Road

This 11-mile National Forest Scenic Byway stretches west from the Zilpo Recreation Area on the lake’s southwest shore and winds through the eastern hardwood forest. Though the drive straight through only takes about 20 minutes, plan to stop often, and be sure to visit the historic Clear Creek iron furnace.

Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery

One of the country’s largest freshwater fish hatcheries, this sprawling facility on the northern tip of Cave Run Lake rears four million sport fish each year. The hatchery’s more than 100 ponds are open to visitors year-round to wander and observe, while in summer you can go inside for a tour of the operation.

Twin Knobs Recreation Area

While boats can enjoy the entire Cave Run Lake, only two spots boast swimming areas. The sandy beach at Twin Knobs provides safe, swimmable waters roped off from the fast-moving boats — and with a nice view. A pleasant shoreline trail stretches north from the beach, and as part of the campground area it’s also home to an amphitheater, boat ramp, and volleyball courts.

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