Fantastic family getaways in Kentucky! This page features wonderful family-friendly rentals near Louisville.
The pandemic has made us rethink vacation and learn, wow, Kentucky has a lot to offer. Less of us are jet setting across the country for vacations. Where can families go for a break that’s nearby and has a lot to offer?
Family getaways in Kentucky are available. Kentucky is full of lakes and areas perfect for hiking and exploring. From quaint main street towns to gorges with amazing views, you can have a weekend getaway any time of the year that will help your family recharge and take a break from the screens that monopolize our time! I know, I am speaking to you from a screen.
Kentucky is beautiful!
Use this page as a source to find family fun getaways from Louisville. We will feature places in the mountains, on the water, in a city or town for a different exploring experience. We will feature places of all price points and sizes.
We hope that when you can, your family takes some time to focus on just your family. Play games, hike, kayak, shop, grab takeout from a cool local restaurant, explore a cave, and laugh together. Make the most of what you can do!
A new listing will be added each week. Please check back as we hunt through hundreds of places for families and pick out the ones we think are WOWs!
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Fantastic Family Getaways from Louisville
Featured Stay: The Sportsman’s Lodge in Cadiz. Near the lake, perfect for fall break family time!
Accommodations: Perfect for 6 guests (can fit 8) · 2 bedroom · 3 beds · 3 bath. Can fit 2 more guests with air mattress.
Featured Stay: Larkspur Cottage. A getaway for fall to watch the changing of seasons near Red River Gorge.
Accommodations: Perfect for 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath.
Highlights from the Owners: Two porches and one has a new hot tub on it! That’s perfect for any season. Just 5 minutes from Stanton so you have access to restaurant and shopping. Also, enjoy hiking at Red River Gorge. Firepit and plenty of space for outdoor entertainment.
Inviting new hot tub, perfect for fall and winter to relax. Brand new, installed in 2020.
I don’t know about yours, but my kids would LOVE sleeping up in a loft. When we go away, they love unique stays that are different than your standard house. I think they would want to hang out in that loft all day!Horses nearby, tells you just how much of a getaway this can be!
Featured Stay: WiFi & Waterfront. A cozy cabin in the heart of Red River Gorge.
Featured stay: Edgewater Retreat – Cottages for Rent in Danville, Kentucky. It is 6 miles from the heart of Danville.
Look at this relaxing hammock and wonderful lake view. Wouldn’t this be gorgeous in the fall when the leaves change colors?
Accommodations: 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
This is a lakeside home with a great deck and private dock. Family getaways in Kentucky don’t always come with private docks! The home has 3 Kayaks and life jackets (bring your own for best fit). It has a gas grill and gas outdoor fire pit. It is on Herrington Lake.
I can totally see myself on this dock, sipping my coffee in the morning. It is such a nice feature to have a dock to yourself and with kayaks…that’s such an added bonus at this price point.
This home has WiFi, heating, and air conditioning. Family getaways in Kentucky while doing school online, doesn’t sound too bad! With a full kitchen, you can bring what you need an cook meals together or grill out on the deck. It does have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for your safety.
Click here to check availability for this family getaway in Kentucky near Danville.
Featured Listing: Aliyah treehouse, a whimsical magical treehouse in Germantown, Kentucky northeast of Lexington
We love exploring and hope you do also. We have included some additional ideas for family fun adventures via the links below. From neighboring states to locations here in Kentucky, there are many options for family fun getaways!
Looking for more travel fun ideas? There are a bunch listed below.