Discover a selection of 137 vacation rentals in Mammoth Cave 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 $120 per night, and cabins and cottages are popular options for a stay in Mammoth Cave. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Natural attractions in Mammoth Cave

Packed with natural attractions and thrilling adventures, Mammoth Cave offers a family-friendly getaway in south-central Kentucky, where a national park holds tons of trails and underground passageways to discover. Days here are spent floating along the winding Green River in canoes and kayaks, spotting the geese and ducks swimming alongside and popping into small towns to explore themed museums and grab lunch served up Southern-style. Once you've picked out your ideal Mammoth Cave vacation rental, perhaps in a cozy cabin or with a water view, it's off for tours of incredible cave systems and horseback riding excursions along wooded pathways.

Things to do

Animal adventures in Mammoth Cave

Though there are seemingly-endless outdoor activities in the parklands here, save some time for family-friendly attractions in the small towns that surround Mammoth Cave, too. These include zoos, museums and thrilling adventure parks, with ziplines, high-flying swings and horseback-riding tours. In nearby Horse Cave, you'll want to pay a visit to the Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, an Australian-themed attraction where you can see kookaburras, dingoes, emus and kangaroos, alongside American species like bison, alligators and barred owls. The town also has a cave museum, with exhibits about geology, archeology and the wildlife you can find underground.

Activities

Going underground in Mammoth Cave

Exploring the underground passageways is a must during a stay in this area, and Mammoth Cave National Park offers a number of guided tours to show you some of the best geological features. From easy, family-friendly walks and accessible outings of less than a mile into large, open cave rooms, to more physically-challenging treks to see dripstone formations and underground hills and canyons, excursions are available for everyone, including those who want a hardcore caving experience full of crawling and climbing. Above ground, join park rangers for kid-friendly nature activities and hikes to local springs and ponds, with talks about the landscape along the way.

Weather

Year-round fun in Mammoth Cave

This part of Kentucky gets a taste of all 4 seasons, with mild winters that produce occasional snow, and summers that heat up into the 80s and 90s. The caves, however, stay quite consistent, with temperatures in the mid-50s, meaning underground adventures can take place year-round, though the park's hours vary by season. Spring and fall are a pleasant time to enjoy all the other outdoor activities around here, with daytime highs comfortable enough for hiking and boat rides on the river and nights that cool off enough to enjoy cozy evenings indoors at your Mammoth Cave vacation rental.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Mammoth Cave

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mammoth Cave is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mammoth Cave Visitor Center (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Mammoth Cave National Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Diamond Caverns (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Nolin Lake State Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Barren River Lake (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
  • Crystal Onyx Cave (7.4 mi / 12 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mammoth Cave?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Mammoth Cave that's right up your alley. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Around 7 miles from the center of Mammoth Cave, it's hard to top "Nolin Lake Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park Escape". It has 4 bedrooms and handy features including a washing machine and water sports equipment.
  • "Beautiful Lakefront Home With Lake Access" is another top-notch choice, offering 3 bedrooms, a DVD player, free WiFi and more. It's around 4 miles from Mammoth Cave.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Mammoth Cave?

If you've been busier than an ant in a picnic basket, you deserve to escape for a couple of glorious days. Skip out of work early on Friday and head for one of these weekend getaways in or near Mammoth Cave:

  • "Lakefront Home Near Mammoth Cave" is ideal for a weekend of R&R. It offers a range of amenities, such as free WiFi and an oven, and is located 4 miles to the northwest of Mammoth Cave.
  • Or, throw a spare set of clothes into a bag and head off to "Lakeside Dreams - House Located On Beautiful Nolin Lake In Mammoth Cave". This top property is around 6 miles northwest of Mammoth Cave and offers outdoor furniture and cable/satellite TV services.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Mammoth Cave?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with the area and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Mammoth Cave are sure to please:

  • After an exciting day of urban exploration, enjoy total comfort and privacy at "Quiet Apartment". A porch and a fridge are among the useful amenities on offer here.
  • "Downtownbrowntown" is another terrific choice, offering all you need for a fabulous Mammoth Cave vacation. Handy amenities here include an iron and ironing board and a garden.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mammoth Cave?

From modern apartments to huge vacation homes, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are just two of our favorite stays in and around Mammoth Cave:

  • Within close reach of central Mammoth Cave, "Nolin Lake Water Front Home 30 Minutes From Mammoth Cave" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your comfortable digs, get out and explore all the cool stuff around you.
  • "2 Bedroom Cabin In The Woods Near Mammoth Cave National Park" is also ideally located. Settle in here and find out why lots of guests rate this property highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Mammoth Cave?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Mammoth Cave that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "Nolin Lake Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park Escape". Around 7 miles from Mammoth Cave, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Beautiful Lakefront Home With Lake Access". Located around 4 miles from Mammoth Cave, a fireplace and outdoor furniture add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Mammoth Cave?

From lively games of tag to refreshing morning dips, a pool promises loads of fun for both grown-ups and kids. Earn brownie points with family or friends by booking a house with a place to swim in or near Mammoth Cave:

  • Topping our list of cool pool retreats is "Lakeside Dreams - House Located On Beautiful Nolin Lake In Mammoth Cave". Vacationing families will feel right at home here, with amenities like a kitchen and outdoor furniture also at hand.
  • Alternatively, stay at "New Nolin Lake House Near Mammoth Cave" and spend your trip poolside. A porch and coffee and tea making facilities are other things your fam will love about this rental.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Mammoth Cave?

You love your family dearly, but that doesn't mean you should all have to squash together like sardines on your getaway. Take no chances and book a large family vacation rental in or around Mammoth Cave where you can stretch out and relax:

  • Make lifelong memories at "Nolin Lake Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park Escape". With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 guests, this roomy family retreat is around 7 miles to the northwest of Mammoth Cave. There are loads of amenities to make use of here, such as childrens activities and a fridge.
  • "Beautiful Lakefront Home With Lake Access" is another family favorite with 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests. Offering plenty of conveniences like outdoor furniture and cable/satellite TV services, you'll find this rental property 4 miles to the northwest of Mammoth Cave.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Mammoth Cave?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Mammoth Cave and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "2 Bedroom Cabin In The Woods Near Mammoth Cave National Park" - Enjoy quality time with your crew at this retreat, which is around 1 mile northeast of central Mammoth Cave. A smart TV and a dining table are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "New Lakefront Cabin With On - Site Waterfall And Hiking" - Another superb choice, this vacation rental comes with on-site watersports, childrens activities and more. You'll find it around 3 miles to the north of Mammoth Cave.

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