Discover a selection of 238 vacation rentals in Lake Cumberland 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 $140 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

Enjoy a lakefront cabin by Lake Cumberland

Visitors who want to participate in water activities should come to Lake Cumberland, located in south-central Kentucky. The lake is a hot spot for boaters and fishermen attempting to catch rainbow trout and sturgeon. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park lies on the lake's northern shore and offers plentiful nature trails and a miniature golf course. Cumberland Falls lies close to the reservoir, and on certain moonlit nights, you might see a rainbow called a "moonbow." Many lakefront cabins in Kentucky have a boat ramp for easy access to the water. You can also enjoy a lovely view of the reservoir from your outdoor deck.

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.


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.


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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Cumberland?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 238 vacation rentals around Lake Cumberland. From 206 house rentals to 76 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.