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Old 06-26-2018, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Unfortunately between DC and Balto
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My family lives in Roanoke Va, Dallas TX and MD near DC. Every June we get together for 2 weeks on Hatteras Island NC (lovely place-not too developed due to Federal constraints at National Seashores).However, from Dallas Texas, to/from Hatteras Island is a long drive.

We are trying to find a vacation spot (understand there is no ocean) in Kentucky on lake or river, near mountains, that is not too commercialized-developed. Someplace we could rent a house or cabin where my grandchildren do not have to be monitored constantly (like at Hatteras). Though my preference would be Adirondacks of Sierra Nevadas, both these locales are too far.

I do not even know where to start in Kentucky. Do you? If so please assist us. We do not need nite life or boardwalk or amusement park. Nice trails in mountains, clean lake or river and of course cable tv (ha ha). I assume A/C would be needed in June in Kentucky

Thanks much

Brian
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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Lake Cumberland State Resort Park - Kentucky State Parks


This might work...Several more around the state you can access from this site.

Have fun!
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Old 06-26-2018, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Hi! Welcome to the Kentucky forums here at City Data.


Lots of places like that that would fit your criteria.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtogYuEKZwQ



Kentucky Cabin Rentals - Kentucky Vacation Rentals - Kentucky Cottages
Lake Cumberland like Hogrus pointed out, is a great choice plus you might also want to check out:


Pine Mountain
Natural Bridge
Cumberland Falls
General Butler




Red River Gorge is great too....one of the most beautiful places in Kentucky.
I am not sure...it might be a bit too rugged for smaller children though.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:16 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Should check out Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley/ Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. A lot of the lakes area is kind of commercialized but not as bad as some places. The Land Between the Lakes is 170,000 acres of hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing, hunting, etc. If you want to go to a store or a restaurant, you'll have to drive 20-25 miles to find something. No businesses are allowed in the LBL."Over 500 miles of trails and 200 miles of scenic roads lead to some of the most wonderful spots at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. " https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/
Kentucky Lake is the largest man made lake, by acreage, east of the Mississippi River. Plenty of fishing, boating swimming. Lake Barkley isn't as big but still big on tourism. All kinds of catfish, bass, crappie, red ear, blue gill and no telling what else you'll catch. There are quite a few resorts around both lakes and people also have homes to rent out. My wife and I have been talking about getting one of these just to get away for a while. All this is about a couple hours from Nashville by I-24, and less than an hour from Paducah,Ky.
https://www.explorekentuckylake.com/
https://www.holidayhomes.com/s/searc...etype=perNight
The ones we looked at aren't anywhere near something fancy but neither are we. An older house that's clean and in good shape suits us fine. They have several of those and some nicer houses too.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Unfortunately between DC and Balto
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Thanx much
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:50 AM
 
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Thank you
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