Discover a selection of 152 vacation rentals in Red River Gorge 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $69 per night, and cabins and cottages are popular options for a stay in Red River Gorge. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find scenic views from a Red River Gorge cabin rental

Situated along the Red River, the Red River Gorge is another picturesque highlight in Kentucky. At the Gorge Underground, you can kayak on an underwater river that flows through subterranean caverns. With its numerous cliffs, the area also attracts rock climbers. The gorge is part of the massive Daniel Boone National Forest, which spans over 2 million acres. You can walk or bike on the trails and look for birds such as hawks and woodpeckers. Real Kentucky log cabins lie nearby, and they make an ideal stay for couples on a romantic retreat, where they can cozy up to the fireplace at night.

 
Things to do

Adventure for all at Red River Gorge

If you're traveling with kids, there's oodles of fun to be had at the Thrillsville Adventure Park. Located within a short drive of the Red River Gorge National Geological Area, adventurers of all ages can climb the park's 50-foot rock wall, taking on challenges such as cargo nets and tightropes, before ziplining the 200-foot stretch back to ground level. For something a little different, the park also invites visitors (aged 3+) to explore an abandoned underground mine, although those who prefer someone else to take the reins may prefer to head off on a thrilling hour-long hummer tour.

Activities

Make a splash at Red River Gorge

Lucky enough to nab a Red River Gorge vacation rental on the riverfront? Setting out to enjoy the state's only Wild and Scenic River is a must. Experienced kayakers can rent a craft and make their own way along the 30-foot wide Red River, a seasonal watercourse that's at its best between April and June. Several companies offer craft for hire, should you arrive without your own, with some offering guided tours suitable for newcomers. Whether going it alone or as part of a tour, the popular middle gorge section takes around 3 to 5 hours to complete.

Weather

Seasonal appeal at Red River Gorge

Most outdoor enthusiasts agree that Red River Gorge vacation rentals are a tempting option all year round, but will likely also tell you that spring and fall are the best times to visit. This is when the area is at its most beautiful, thanks to rare wildflowers in the spring and autumnal colors in the fall. The scenery over the summer and winter seasons is undoubtedly beautiful, but a rush of growth in the forest can render some of the best views of the iconic sandstone formations obsolete, while activities in the winter months are understandably limited.

Natural features

Exploring Red River Gorge

Rugged cliffs and verdant forest give the Red River Gorge one of the most impressive landscapes in the world. How you enjoy it is up to you, although a trip on the area's sky lift offers some of the most beautiful views of the canyon system. Operating between April and October, the lift transports riders up to the park's main feature, a natural bridge towering 65 feet above ground level. Numerous trails lead down from the bridge but one of the best-loved is the so-called Fat Man's Squeeze, a narrow passage leading visitors to a vantage point below the arch.

How many vacation rentals are available around Red River Gorge?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 152 vacation rentals around Red River Gorge. From 111 cabin rentals to 110 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.