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Cumberland River Retreat Burkesville KY

Burkesville, KY, USA
  • Cabin1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Great getaway to fish, hunt, play, celebrate a date or just relax.

Enjoy 1,200 sq ft of awesome home on the trout filled Cumberland River. We are about 5 miles down river from Burkesville and 38 miles downstream from Cumberland Lake. Twenty minutes from Sulphur Springs-Dale Hollow, thrity minutes from Wolf Creek Dam and Hatchery Creek. The house is Victorian on the outside and cabin on the inside. The upstairs has a loft with a futon and Fly tying desk, upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a pullout couch, shower and laundry. Downstairs Bedroom is a double bed, pullout couch and Full bath. The living room has a pullout couch and two oversized chairs surrounding the fireplace. My wife decorated this and I will tell you if you like fishing you will love this place. There is a front porch and back deck overlooking the river and a small herb and vegetable garden to use. There is also a fully stocked fly tying bench if you would like to create the next great Cumberland striper fly. This is our future retirement home and has everything you will possibly need. Its not a party place so if you and friends are looking for place to let it rip this is not a good choice. There is a fire pit down by the river and another below the deck you can use for cookouts over a fire or a charcoal grill on the deck, horseshoe pit and Picnic table down by the river. Cards, cribbage, corn hole, crokinole and a dartboard if you like games. AC, Heat, Galley Kitchen, indoor fireplace, washer/dryer, sheets, pillows and towels. There is also wifi, Internet TV ROKU and plenty of DVD movies. You can use the boat ramp that adjoins the property it is a community ramp that we maintain. There may be some locals fishing down there and thats ok, most of them have become freinds. You won't see the boat activity down here that you see in the first 15 miles down from Wolf Creek Dam, six boats a day is a lot. This a great base camp for large trout, striper and walleye. We love to fish and occasionally we keep one for the pan. Our freezer is not filled with fish and we prefer like minded people. The river is coming back from the construction project and the fishing is getting better and better. You are also most likely to meet Bruno & Tigger, local dogs that spend more time at our house than at their own home up on the hill. They are great dogs, love treats, being talked to and petted. Tigger is a little shy. As you may have figured out we are pet lovers. If you want to bring your animals its ok with us. There is cat box in the upstairs bathroom closet and a dog crate downstairs. Just bring food. If the dogs are going to be left behind and may ruin something please crate them. There is no smoking or vaping in the house. If you need to smoke do it outside and please don't leave butts in the grass or fire pit. If you have questions call me.


Gregg Markowski

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About Gregg Markowski

We are Gregg & Gaylene. Currently living in Indianapolis with a dog named Packer and a sister and brother combo of kittens we rescued from a fire ( Ember and Lucky ). We love to fly fish and enjoy going to "Fish Camp". We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Gregg Markowski purchased this Cabin in 2016

Why Gregg Markowski chose Burkesville

We looked for a long time for a property on a trophy trout water. Initially we bought the 3.5 acres up on the hill then 8.5 acres with a dream to build a house. Then through happenstance discovered this house was possibly for sale and bought it. The three pieces now comprise Riverbrook Farm our slice of Heaven.

What makes this Cabin unique

We love sitting on the back porch and watching the river go by or waving to the fisherman. There is a bounty of wildlife here. We see river otters, mink, beaver, muskrat, deer and bald eagles...ALL THE TIME!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon, There is a pullout in the bedroom and a futon in loft
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, The laundry is also upstairs in the bathroom closet
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Waterfront
              Beautiful Cumberland River just downstream from Traces. Great fishing spot.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                          Its heat pump combination AC/Heat.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                          Insert fireplace.
                        • Heating
                          Heat pump forced air.
                        • Internet
                          WiFi Dou County fast enough to stream movies.
                        • Linens Provided
                          There is a linen cabinet up and down. Lots of blankets and pillows.
                        • Parking
                          There is parking in the driveway. BUT if you are hauling a boat and do NOT have 4x4 you may not make it up the drive. Park on the roadside. Its a dead end with very little traffic.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Lots of towels.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Condo style washer dryer combo is located upstairs in the bathroom closet. Not fancy but works great.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Yes what is Fish Camp without coffee in the morning? Sheesh!
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Awesome RealTree Camo set for eight. Plenty of utensils.
                            • Dishwasher
                              We have a dishwasher. My wife doesn't like dishwashers but there is always detergent there for those that do use it.
                            • Kitchen
                              Galley Kitchen fits two people IF the like each other! You should find everything you need I am a chef and my wife likes to cook as well. If we don't have something i don't know what is.
                            • Microwave
                              Built in above the stove.
                            • Oven
                              Electric, its an oven.
                            • Pantry Items
                              We like to cook so there are usually the basics, S&P, seasonings, herbs and spices, flour, sugar, oil, vinegars. If you use the rest of something let us know so we can replace it.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Refrigerator/freezer. Usually fairly stocked. If you find some Spotted Cows in there...You may have ONE! But under any circumstances always leave the last one. Let us know if we run out of something.
                            • Stove
                              Electric glass top infrared four burner.
                            • Toaster
                              Yes there is a toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining Nook off the deck great place to sit and work or eat and still see the river.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      There are a few books...mostly fishing related. Go figure.
                                    • DVD Player
                                      on all TVs
                                    • Games
                                      Lots of games. Cribbage, Crokinole, horseshoes, backgammon, electronic darts, cards, corn hole.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Internet TV, we cut the cable down here.
                                    • Television
                                      Three Televisions. The two in bedrooms are not hooked up to ROKU. They only play DVDs.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Back deck and frank cover porch. Patio is in the planning stages with wood fired pizza oven in the future.
                                        • Golf
                                          Golf course is at the park on Dale Hollow about 20 minutes away.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Lawn and small garden in the summer. You can pick whatever you need.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Two one charcoal on the deck the other is Cowboy grill/firepit.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              13 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful cabin on the river.

                                                              Clint M.

                                                              Perfect spot for a getaway on the Cumberland river. We will definitely be coming back. The owner Greg was excellent to work with.

                                                              Highly impressed with this secluded retreat!

                                                              Pamela M.

                                                              We absolutely loved the well appointed cabin on the Cumberland River. It have everything just like home, plus an expansive waterfront view. The additional convenience of bringing our two "furry" children! Awesome! We will certainly be back! Steven and Pamela Mirabella

                                                              Nice quiet place.

                                                              richard r.

                                                              Beautiful home. Nature all around! Dogs loved it and we did too! Rained too much but we enjoyed the cabin even more.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Yes it rained alright. The lower yard was flooded. This has been a cold wet wet spring. Come back again this summer!

                                                              The perfect slice of paradise that every person should experience

                                                              Quentin R.

                                                              Loved the location, loved waking up to the river in the back yard, I loved the identity of the play me personally I felt at home and if I wasn’t fishing I was tying flies the owner showed great communication and cooperation I definitely will be coming back and it maybe sooner than I think!!! -TIGHT LINES!!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Wow! Thanks for the awesome review. Hope to see you soon.

                                                              Beautiful location and wonderful spot to relax! We will definitely be back!!

                                                              Meg S.

                                                              Great place for dogs and people!!

                                                              Vacation get away

                                                              robert d.

                                                              Very peaceful, get away from everything, great home, awesome view

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Robert. Maybe we can do some fishing next time.


                                                              Burkesville, KY, USA

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