Discover a selection of 370 vacation rentals in Lake Cumberland, US 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 private pools. Prices start at $124 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Lake Cumberland. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Lake Cumberland – dammed if you don’t, dammed if you do

A dammed portion of the Cumberland River, the Lake Cumberland reservoir is a major summer destination for families and groups looking to escape the heat. The lake itself is a hot spot for boating, swimming, and water sports, and the surrounding areas are known for their agricultural industry, Civil War history, and thriving arts and culture scenes. With a Lake Cumberland vacation rental, you’ll be close to local landmarks like Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Things to do

Park yourself at Lake Cumberland

In the mood for a state park? Take your pick – Lake Cumberland has 2 of ’em. Encompassing more than 3,000 acres along the northern shore of the lake, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park includes a marina, campsites, and hiking trails, and General Burnside Island State Park boasts a scenic golf course in the middle of the lake. At the rugged Daniel Boone National Forest features, you’ll find hiking trails and campsites, or you can get face to face with local Civil War history at the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum.

Activities

Make a splash in Lake Cumberland

With more than 1,200 miles of shoreline and 102 square miles of open lake, water sports are the order of the day at Lake Cumberland. Kayaking and tubing offer a low-key way to explore the lake’s inlets and bays, while the more adventurous can opt for a speedboat, waterski, or jet ski rental. It wouldn’t be summer at the lake without a refreshing beverage, and a number of vineyards and wineries in the Lake Cumberland area offer tastings. In nearby Somerset, an annual music festival features everything from jazz and bluegrass to rock and world music, with local and internationally-acclaimed acts.

Weather

Wet hot Lake Cumberland summer

Lake Cumberland has a humid subtropical climate, which means mild winters and hot, muggy summers, as well as a good number of overcast days throughout the year. Despite highs in the 80s from June through September, summer storms are relatively common, so you may want to toss an umbrella in your beach bag. Summer is also the busiest time of year, and you’ll find that Lake Cumberland vacation rentals tend to be at their most expensive during this season. Winters are on the warmer side, with little snowfall and average highs in the 40s between December and February.

Natural features

Lake Cumberland’s natural bounty

Surrounded by more than 1,200 miles of shoreline, Lake Cumberland is the 3rd largest lake in Kentucky. You can fish for bass, trout, and other fish, and more than 140 different kinds of bird have been spotted in the area. Upstream from the lake, the Cumberland River flows over a boulder-strewn riverbed as it makes its way down from the mountains. A short drive east from your Lake Cumberland vacation rental, the Daniel Boone National Forest is characterized by wooded mountain slopes, narrow ravines, and sandstone cliffs, and you’ll be able to spot species like wild turkey, elk, and white-tailed deer.

What are the top vacation rentals in Lake Cumberland?

From extravagant houses to basic cabins, Vrbo has properties to suit every taste and budget. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Lake Cumberland:

  • "Prather Place, Spacious, Deck And View": If you're after a comfy space in Tuglie, unpack your bags here. It offers 4 bedrooms and amenities like a dishwasher and free toiletries.
  • "Relaxing Lakefront Getaway Near Marina": Put your bags down and your feet up at this sought-after getaway in Somerset. It features 1 bedroom, a kitchen, free toiletries and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Lake Cumberland vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Lake Cumberland?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Lake Cumberland provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Turn off your tech and switch your focus to outdoor fun at one of these compact stays:

  • Take time off and clear your mind at "Charming Tiny House On The Kentucky River". Located in Harrodsburg, a boat and coffee and tea making facilities are just a couple of the amenities included here.
  • Alternatively, make yourself at home at "Cabin - Delightful 1 Bedroom Tiny House". Situated in Vik, this little gem comes with a fireplace and off-street parking options.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Lake Cumberland?

Whether you want to spend your vacation chasing outdoor adventure or kicking back with your friends, Vrbo has gorgeous log cabins where you can do both. Check out these favorites in and around Lake Cumberland:

  • "Lake Cumberland Custom Log Cabin Home On 32 Wooded Acres": Enjoy a week or so resting and relaxing at this awesome vacation home surrounded by nature. Once you've reenergized, enjoy hiking and biking or skiing, which are some of the fun things to do in this area.
  • "Nancy Kentucky 1800s Log Cabin": Spend your time taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this hideaway. If you can tear yourself away from your comfy digs, water skiing and caving are some fun things to do.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Lake Cumberland?

Clock off work on Friday and forget all about deadlines and meetings. Get ready for a few days of rest and relaxation — with a side of adventure — at one of these irresistible weekend getaways in Lake Cumberland:

  • Get cozy at "Lake Front Woodson Bend Resort" in Bronston and take advantage of all its creature comforts. But of course a weekend away isn't only about taking it easy. Get out and discover nearby natural attractions such as Cumberland Falls and Yahoo Falls. Hiking and biking and water skiing are some popular activities you can enjoy in the area too.
  • You'll be able to squeeze so much into your quick break at "Lake Front Home With Community Boat Ramp. Private". This retreat is located in Somerset and is surrounded by awesome sights like Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and Wayne County Historical Museum. Golf and water skiing are some cool experiences that are also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Lake Cumberland?

If you want something a little more personal than a boring old hotel room, you'll like our studio apartments in Lake Cumberland. Whip up a snack in your kitchenette, flop onto the lounge and feel completely at home. Here are some of our coziest cribs:

  • Eat, nap, relax with friends ... Do it all from the compact yet well-designed single room space at "Relaxing Lakefront Getaway Near Marina". Located in Somerset, nearby museums and winery tours are among the conveniences here.
  • Alternatively, use "New Bunkhouse In The Hills Of Ky" as your base to get out and see the sights. This homey getaway is in Somerset and comes with towels and shopping.

Can I find short term rentals in Lake Cumberland?

With Vrbo's great range of short-term rentals in Lake Cumberland, you're bound to find a property that's a perfect match. Whether you're chasing somewhere to chill on your own or to hang out with your friends, these options are tough to beat:

  • "Lake Front Woodson Bend Resort" in Bronston is perfect for a short-term stay. It's near the center of town, so you can easily go out and explore all the best sights without having to travel too far.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days at "Lake Front Home With Community Boat Ramp. Private" and discover the highlights of Somerset. This property also caters to short-stay guests and is a top pick if you love being near the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Lake Cumberland?

Whether you've been paired up for a couple of months, a year or an eternity, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to keep the flames of love burning. If you're searching for the perfect place to spend a few days with your other half, consider these retreats:

  • You'll feel like a regular Casanova at "Prather Place, Spacious, Deck And View". This Tuglie stay is tailor-made for romance, offering amenities like beauty services and a fireplace to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, organize a loved-up weekend away at "Relaxing Lakefront Getaway Near Marina". Located in Somerset, it offers winery tours, a fireplace and other highlights.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Lake Cumberland?

You'll have your choice of houses with a pool in Lake Cumberland, so pack your swimsuit and get ready to spend your days enjoying yourself in the water. Here are some popular options that are sure to entice you:

  • Spend your break at "Lake House With Beautifull Lake Views Five Minutes To Jamestown Marina", where the first item on your must-do list should be a dip in the pool. This retreat is located in Jamestown and features a range of family-friendly amenities, including a porch and a TV.
  • "Lakeview House On Lake Cumberland @ Lees Ford Marina" in Nancy is also popular with guests. There's a whole lot to love about this property apart from its pool, such as towels and a living room.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Lake Cumberland?

Start working on your guest list, because there are plenty of large family vacation rentals in Lake Cumberland that'll happily house your gang. These are just a taste:

  • Located in Tuglie, "Homerez - Appartement 8 Km Away From The Beach For 6 Ppl. With Terrace At Tuglie" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 people. A couple of the conveniences here include a microwave oven and a garden.
  • Alternatively, treat the gang to a break at "Lake Front Woodson Bend Resort". This Bronston property has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. Make use of a swimming pool and a microwave oven throughout your stay.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Lake Cumberland?

If you've been daydreaming about a trip with the fam, choose one of these cabin rentals in Lake Cumberland and give the kids a vacation they'll never forget:

  • "Shipping Container Cabin" - Book in a weekend at this retreat in Stanton. Amenities like a fridge and towels will help make your stay nice and comfy.
  • "Cabin - Private Catch And Release Lake" - Amenities like childrens activities and a porch also make this a favorite with families. Escape to this Russell Springs property and soak in the surrounding nature.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Lake Cumberland vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.