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Top 10 Kentucky Family Resorts
Your next family vacation might be closer to home than you anticipated! Kentucky is filled with resorts, perfectly suited for families of any size. And with fantastic locations on the shores of Kentucky Lake, Lake Cumberland and Lake Barkley mean outdoor recreation takes on any shape you desire. Check out our selection of the Top 10 family resorts in Kentucky!

King Creek Resort & Marina

Benton, Kentucky

View Website +1 (888) 327 - 4421

For a family vacation that everyone is sure to remember, look no further than King Creek Resort & Marina!

This Kentucky destination is located on 12 beautiful acres on King Creek Bay, offering you and your loved ones charming lakefront cabins, a full-service marina, boat rentals and fishing guides. Unwind on the sandy shores around the water, or take the kids out for their first fishing trip! Teeming with bluegill, crappie, and catfish, you're sure to reel in something special. When you need a break from the water, the resort features a kid's playground for the young ones, plus plenty of barbecue grills and picnic tables for family cookouts! Everything you need for a fun-filled family vacation awaits right here!


972 King Creek Rd Benton, KY 42025


The resort offers brand new, private, covered 26' boat slips, pontoon and fishing boat rentals and much more for your lake vacation!

Related Onsite Offerings

King Creek features a lakefront campground for families looking for a more rustic getaway. Set up camp and enjoy amenities such as a shower house with hot and cold running water, dump station, electric hook ups, water availability and a swimming area.


Deer Creek Lodge

Sebree, Kentucky

View Website +1 (866) 377 - 3482

Deer Creek Lodge one of the premier hunting and fishing destinations in Kentucky. This award winning lodge is also a great place to bring the entire family to learn about hunting and to enjoy the diverse wilderness of the surrounding area.

While hunting, fishing and experiencing the outdoors is the focus of the resort, they provide unmatched luxury accommodations for you and your family. Each lodge is fully furnished and decorated with individual themes of fishing, deer hunting and bird hunting. The whitetail lodge is a sight to behold. The hilltop location and the unique design give you a breathtaking view of the surrounding lush forest. Inside the accommodations will have you feeling like a king. The hunting inspired decor gives you a fully immersive outdoor experience. The rooms are spacious and include items such as comfortable beds, internet, tv and even a jacuzzi to relax in. Kick back in front of the large stone fireplace with a meal from the kitchen or head out on the massive outdoor deck and watch the sun set. When its time to go hunting or fishing, Deer Creek Lodge is more than prepared. They have packages and specials designed for each type of fishing or hunting trip you're looking for. There are classes for all skill levels to help with safety and overall enjoyment. If your family is looking for a change of pace try one of the horseback riding tours offered by the lodge or go on a scenic hike on some of the local trails. The professional staff is ready to help your family have an outdoor excursion like no other, contact them to begin your next outdoor getaway.


Deer Creek Lodge 8160 State Route 132 East, P.O. Box 39, Sebree, KY 42455

Related activities

Not only is this a great lodge to bring the family it's a perfect place for a work retreat or wedding. Build your team with a fishing trip or let your wedding party enjoy the majesty of the surrounding wilderness. Deer Creek Lodge is a one of a kind experience no matter the reason you visit.

Fun facts

The lodge won the prestigious Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year in 2006-07.


Big Bear Resort

Benton, Kentucky

View Website +1 (866) 967 - 3714

For over 65 years, Big Bear Resort in Benton, Kentucky, has been the place for family fun!

Big Bear Resort offers a wide range of accommodations that cater to almost every need. From rental cottages, chalets, and villas to their charming campground, you're sure to find the perfect place for your family on their fifty-five wooded acres. Whether you want to explore the natural beauty of the area, go shopping, or splash down on a water slide, there's family fun all around at Big Bear Resort! With amusement parks, golf courses, horseback riding, stage shows, nature trails, and much more, there's something for almost anyone.


30 Big Bear Resort Rd. Benton, KY 42025

Related activities

Close to Big Bear Resort, you will find the fun of Forgotten Past amusement park! Go-carts, 18 hole miniature golf, bumper cars, a museum, and much more await you!

Fun facts

Big Bear Resort was founded in 1948 by a school teacher from Louisville , KY.


Malcolm Creek Resort

Benton, Kentucky

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Find a wealth of family fun in Benton, Kentucky with Malcolm Creek Resort & Marina!

Malcolm Creek Resort is located just off the main waters of Kentucky Lake. Whether your family is looking forward to a day of fishing, waterskiing, or relaxing on a pontoon boat, you're sure to find it on Kentucky Lake. And they're just a short drive to Land Between Lakes, offering you the opportunity to experience 170,000 acres of wildlife, history and abundant outdoor recreation activities. And, of course, you'll find cottages ready to be your family's home away from home! These spacious rental homes offer everything you need for groups of one to four.


325 Guthrie Dr. Benton, KY 42025

Fun facts

Want to take a trip in winter? No problem! Lodging is available year round at Malcolm Creek Resort.

Related Onsite Offerings

Spend a day on the lake! Malcolm Creek Resort offers paddle boats for family fun on the lake.


Alpine Lodge

Burkesville, Kentucky

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From its beautiful surroundings to its immaculate interior, everything about The Alpine Resort screams luxury. A family weekend here is one that they’ll cherish forever.

Every one of the Alpine Resort’s handsome rooms features a glorious view of the Cumberland River valley and multiple verdant forested peaks. From your private balcony you can sip a glass of lemonade and watch the town below from your perch high atop Big Hill Mountain. You family will also love the deluge of activities available to them. From boating, world class fishing, and swimming to caving, museums, and plenty of parks, you won’t be able to fit all you want to do into one weekend. But most of all, their website explains what will be the cherry on top of your stay: “The spectacular views will bring you here – top notch service will keep you coming back!”


700 Hill Street, Burkesville, KY 42717


1,527 as of 2013

Total area

2.645 mi²

View Website +1 (866) 775 - 0982

This family-owned-and-operated rental company offers cabins that make the most of the natural beauty of central Kentucky.

All types of properties are available, from hot tub luxury suites to off the grid honeymoon-style dwellings. Each are stocked with all the modern amenities you'd expect from a top-flight company. Make yourself comfortable as you enjoy your hot tub, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Then get outside and make the most of beautiful Kentucky! Cabins are close to a plethora of attractions, including Natural Bridge State Park and Mill Creek Lake. Just remember to tell 'em who sent you!


3539 Nada Tunnel Road, Stanton, KY 40380-9744


2,722 as of 2013

Fun facts

Stanton is the birthplace of Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse trainer Woody Stephens.


Cliffview Resort

Campton, Kentucky

View Website +1 (888) 596 - 0525

Groups from 2 to 200 will find an ideal space at Cliffview Resort. Whether you're looking for a quiet family vacation or a fun reunion, it's the place to be!

No matter what season or the size of your group, there is a lodging option for everyone at Cliffview Resort. The main Lodge offers sixteen comfortable rooms, the resort's cabins provide a comfortable and quiet setting, and Cliffview Manor offers a private vacation home with stunning views for up to 15 people. More than just a wide variety of lodging options, Cliffview offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Zip lines, canoeing, rock climbing, and much more await you nearby!


900 Cliffview Road Campton, KY 41301


If you are looking for a great place to eat and dine in the Red River Gorge area, look no further than Mark’s Mountain BBQ, located on site at Cliffview Resort. Their menu includes BBQ as well as hot and cold sandwiches perfect for your family dinner.

Fun facts

There is a helicopter pad on site!


Scenic Cabin Rentals

Rogers, Kentucky

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Enjoy a rustic getaway with Scenic Cabin Rentals in Rogers, Kentucky.

Get away from it all with Scenic Cabin Rentals. Your beautiful log cabin is located near Red River Gorge, Kentucky and Natural Bridge State Park, Kentucky. You will be surrounded by a beautiful forested area that is the ideal place for hiking, off-road ATVing, and even horseback riding. Their cabins - each one with city water, satellite tv, paved roads, full service kitchen, modern bathrooms with showers, decks, grills, outdoor firepits & many with hot tubs, pool tables, and more - are ready and waiting to be your home away from home.


900 Cliffview Road Rogers, Kentucky 41365

Related activities

Want to go fishing? Stop by Deer Water Lake for a day of casting your line!

Related Onsite Offerings

Want to relax after a day of fun? Some cabins offer hot tubs perfect for a long, relaxing soak.


Pinecrest Camp Lodge

Beattyville, Kentucky

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Get back to basics on your family vacation at Pinecrest Camp Lodge.

Located six miles west of Beattyville, the campsites, hostel, and ten-bedroom lodge from Pinecrest Camp Lodge offer you the ideal home away from home on your Kentucky vacation. These clean, comfortable and affordable rooms offer space for the whole family! Better than that, Pinecrest is ideally located near a wide variety of outdoor activities. Whether hiking, splashing down at Happy Top Free Waterpark, or just relaxing, you're sure to find family fun.


203 Pine Crest Camp Rd Beattyville, KY 41311

Related activities

Pine Crest Lodge’s secluded setting near the Daniel Boone National Forest makes it an ideal place for a family hike!

Related Onsite Offerings

Looking for a break? Hillbilly Hobbies Candle and Gift Shop is open at Pine Crest Lodge!


The Moors Resort and Marina

Gilbertsville, Kentucky

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What’s your favorite thing to do on your family vacation? Wakeboard? Jet ski? Sunbathe? Ours is pontooning on a calm lake with a cool libation, good weather and great company. The Moors Resort and Marina on Kentucky Lake provides any activity you can imagine, so your vacation will be filled with fun!

We haven’t even skimmed the surface of things to do at this fantastic Kentucky family resort. You can swim in the lake, in the sparkling pool or in the hot tub. You can play a game of mini golf on site, or head to one of the nearby golf courses for a day on the links. Lie on a raft right off the shores of the private beach, or go tubing for a thrilling day on the lake! The marina provides everything you need for a day on the water – from sunscreen and snacks to rentals and bait. Cottages and duplexes feature up to four bedrooms, so families of any size are catered to flawlessly. And TVs, DVD players, full kitchens, whirlpool tubs, private decks and more bring the comforts of home to this Kentucky family resort. Prepare a family meal, enjoy it lakeside and have fun bonding!

Getting there

From Interstate 24, take Exit 25-A onto Purchase Parkway. Take the first exit (#47) and turn left onto US Hwy 68. Go approximately five miles and turn left onto Moors Camp Hwy (formerly Hwy 963). Follow the signs to Moors Resort, about five miles.

Related Onsite Offerings

Ralph’s Harborview Grill features old fashioned Southern cooking, from a rich Kentucky hot brown, pairs of kickin' frog legs and some unbelievable Southern fried chicken, to tasty handbreaded catfish and mouth-watering grilled steaks.... and of course, everything in between.

Fun facts

Kentucky Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in the U.S. with over 2,300 miles of shoreline and 160,000 acres of water. Known as "Hawg Heaven" to the sport fisherman, Kentucky Lake has the resources to keep your lines tight. For the variety of species that offer fast fishing and hefty catches, these waters are as good as they are big. If it’s your first time to Kentucky Lake, you may want to book a fishing guide for a half or full day. They can give you great tips on fishing this expansive body of water along with showing you a great time on the lake.