Discover a selection of 233 vacation rentals in Lake Barkley that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $103 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Lake Barkley. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Made by man and made for you – plan for fun on Lake Barkley

Lake Barkley and its next-door neighbor, Kentucky Lake, are two of the biggest man-made lakes in the United States. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created Lake Barkley with a dam that was completed in 1966, and since then, the area has been a top destination for travelers from Kentucky, Tennessee, and beyond. Fishing and water sports are the most popular activities for visitors, but landlubber activities abound, too. Camp, hunt, ride a horse. You can do it all with a Lake Barkley vacation rental as your home base.

Things to do

Exciting water rides and wondrous night skies

If you or someone you love is a waterslide junkie, look for a Barkley Lake vacation rental near Eddyville. You'll be in easy driving distance of Venture River Water Park, a family-friendly fun fest of slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers. Then hit the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area for a night under the stars at Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory. Educational programs feature presentations on celestial bodies visible from all over the world, along with a chance to spot something yourself at the observatory's stargazing parties.


Fun if by land, and more if by sea in Lake Barkley

Okay, it's not a sea, but Lake Barkley is big enough to accommodate all your water sporting needs. With 57 thousand surface acres of water available, it's a fishing enthusiast's dream, especially if you're after bass, catfish, and crappie. Marinas dot the lake and are ready to rent you a pontoon, jet ski, or kayak. The action on land is just as good, thanks to the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area, located – you'll never guess – between the lakes. It's ideal for camping, hunting, and horseback riding.


From warm, sporting summers to quiet, winter snowscapes

Visitors flock to Lake Barkley in summer, when the weather is warm and humid and the water is fine. High temps in July and August can reach the low 90s. Winters are cold, with the possibility of snowfall any time between late November and early March. A Lake Barkley vacation rental in winter might be a brilliant way to take a trip without taking yourself to the cleaners. Prices will be lower, and the snowy scenery is gorgeous. Blizzard conditions are rare, but snowstorms can drop between 6 and 12 inches.

Natural features

It's a bird! It's an eagle! It's an elk!

You may consider birdwatching a peaceful pastime, but if you train your binoculars skyward near Barkley Lake, you're bound to find something a little more thrilling. Expect loons, kingfishers, and snowy egrets, and if you're lucky, eagles and American white pelicans. If four-legged friends are more your thing, head to the Elk and Bison Prairie in the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area. Visitors can spot cuddly bison calves in spring and majestic grazing elk in winter. Just make sure you and any kids in tow keep a safe distance from these mighty beasts.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Barkley?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 233 vacation rentals around Lake Barkley. From 45 cabin rentals to 197 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.