Kentucky is widely known for its bourbon and thoroughbred racing tracks. Beyond these, it offers diverse attractions ranging from natural parks to historical landmarks which will be of interest to many visitors. The Kentucky Derby is the state’s most prestigious event, attracting thousands of tourists every year who are keen on enjoying heart-stopping horse races. Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s longest cave system, is Kentucky’s top natural attraction. Other major nature attractions include Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Muhammad Ali Center are two must-visit stops for those interested in the state’s history. Planning a visit and on the hunt for great rentals? Read on for the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Kentucky, USA.
1. The River's Edge Oasis, Louisville (from USD 249)
This polished house in Louisville features sweeping vistas with its stunning location right on a riverbank. Featuring a chic vibe with contemporary decor, the property provides two living rooms, one bedroom and a fully stocked kitchen. One of the living rooms directly overlooks the river, providing the perfect setting to savour water views.
The property has been furnished with ample amenities including Wi-Fi, a flatscreen and air-conditioning. A small balcony is also accessible, boasting a barbecue grill for cookouts.
The River's Edge Oasis, close to downtownLouisville, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:beautiful light and views on the riverfront homey and comfortable space with modern amenitiesthis beautiful and cozy house is just as described and shown in photosused both pull out beds and slept comfortably - plenty of linens for each
Cleanliness:clean and well keptvery clean well kept togetherit was clean warm and cozythe place was very clean and well stockedeverything was sparkling clean
Host:james is an excellent hostjames was great replied to all our questions very quickly and was very accommodatingi would highly recommend the property and james as a hostjames was responsive and seemed interested in ensuring our stay was nicevery quick to reply and helpful with recommendations of things to do and places to eatRead more reviews
Location:very special locationloved the location and the environment that this location providedwonderful location a pleasure spending time in this beautiful houseamazing stay at river house great location and easy accessand a five minute drive took us to thurman-hutchins park for a lovely morning walk near the river
2. Studio barn apartment, Lexington
Switch off from the city routine and enjoy a peaceful break in this apartment set on a private farm. The decor is elegant and equine-themed, matching its surroundings. Self-contained and fully private, the rental unit offers a studio layout that comprises a kitchenette, a dinette and plenty of sleeping space. With a queen and a sofa bed, it can sleep up to three guests.
Additionally, the property offers plenty of amenities including a large flatscreen, coffee maker, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The farm also offers 12 ac (4.8 ha) of lush wooded grounds dotted with beautiful meadows and hiking trails. A picnic area is available for outdoor meals, and animal lovers are free to interact with the farm’s goats and horses.
Stay with our horses and goats on a private farmLexington, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the "apartment" is absolutely 100% functional cute and most importantly spotlessthe apartment is tidy homey and just the right fit for a 3 night staythe bed is super comfortable
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortablea quiet clean cozy charming place to staypleasant clean beautiful comfortablevery nice quiet clean - communicated wellthe apartment was very clean and had everything we needed
Host:host is very responsivehost was responsive and helpfulfriendly animals and great open spacesjan is a great welcoming hostjan was an attentive and responsive host and any questions i had were answered promptlyRead more reviews
Location:the location was perfectionthis location was absolutely lovelythe location is perfect for exploring lexington and surrounding areathis is a great place to stay and very close to lexingtonthe location from lexington and peaceful surroundings were nice
3. Creekview Farm, Bardstown (from USD 122)
Located just outside downtown Bardstown, this rental property is located on a hillside horse farm. Here, you will be surrounded by sprawling lush meadows where the nearby horses graze.
The home comes with a living room, along with two bedrooms for four guests. A well-equipped kitchen is also provided. The front porch set up with patio furniture is the perfect place to spend peaceful evenings. Guests are also free to roam the farm, except for the horse fields. Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning and free parking make your stay extra convenient.
Creekview Farm: Bourbon, Horses, and SunsetsBardstown, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:air conditioning internet and kitchen appliances all worked perfectly (the three essentials to a good staythe whole place has plenty of space and plenty of comfortable touchesplenty of room and a great kitchen
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortableincredibly clean and thoughtfully appointedthe space is clean and accurately describedthe interior is clean and stylishthe place is spotlessly clean and freshly decorated
Host:the hosts were friendly and accommodatingis a wonderful hosthosts were great about responding to any questions or concerns we had quicklyand alyson are superior hoststhe nicest host you could hope forRead more reviews
Location:nice relaxing spot close to bardstowngreat house and locationgreat farm location near the trailgreat location just a short drive into townplus the farm location gives anyone the true kentucky experience
4. Maw’s Kentucky Farm, Columbia
Ideal for a cosy getaway, this cabin with traditional wooden interiors is set within a large working farm in rural Columbia. Furnished with charming rustic-style decor, the property offers a living room with a sofa bed, a full kitchen and one bedroom. A front porch is accessible, as well.
Guests are free to explore the farm which comes with ample hiking terrain as well as a lake where guests can fish. Other major amenities offered include Wi-Fi, a smart TV and central air-conditioning.
Cozy Kentucky Farm CabinColumbia, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:air conditioning/heat worked greatspace was much larger than expected and all of the treats for breakfast were amazingwifi and streaming services were excellentwe loved the fully equipped kitchenwonderful farm stay with horses chickens geese and fishing pond very cozy cabin
Cleanliness:clean and safe propertythe cabin was clean and cozyit was very clean and organizedthe unit itself was immaculately clean and invitingvery relaxing clean and serene
Host:pam and ron were amazing hostsadditionally we thoroughly enjoyed the fresh eggs and bread that the host providedpam and her husband were great hostspeople hosts pam and ron are also friendly and responsive to emails and questions:) the hosts were very welcoming and the scenery was beautifulRead more reviews
Location:it’s a great quiet little place to get awaywe enjoyed the private walk to the top of the hill on the property very peaceful up thereglad that we found pam's place and will come back again
5. Bourbon Country Cabin, Mount Eden
Set in the heart of Bourbon Country in Mount Eden, this cabin is situated within a private wooded estate, offering an opportunity to spend time amid lush nature. The home features a loft-style design and offers a living room with a sofa bed, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen and one bedroom. It can host up to four guests in total.
A well-furnished front patio provides ample space to relax in the beautiful surroundings, featuring lounge furniture, a fire pit and barbecue equipment. Guests can also enjoy a range of conveniences indoors, including Wi-Fi, TV with cable, and air-conditioning.
Bourbon Country CabinMount Eden, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the cabin was the perfect spot for a brief winter retreat it’s very cozy and the land is beautifulkitchen was well stocked for cooking and the wood-burning fireplace was perfect for a cold night
Cleanliness:very clean and accommodatingit was clean and cozythe cabin was very clean and cozythe cabin was veeeeeeeerrrrryyyyyy clean and neatquiet comfortable clean and easy to get to
Host:directions were very helpfuljames & erin were wonderful hostsjames & erin were amazing hostsamazing hosts perfect getaway spotthe hosts were really nice and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:nice location trails and dogssuper cute cabin that’s close to many distilleries and local restaurantsoverall best getaway locationan incredible cabin in a beautiful locationwe were looking for a place to get away in the best socially distanced location as possible
6. Dixie Mtn. Hideout, Burnside
Tucked away amid woods overlooking verdant rolling hills, this snug log cabin is perfect for a mountain getaway. The home features a large living space with a high ceiling, a full kitchen and two bedrooms for five guests. Wi-Fi, free parking and air-conditioning are just some of its convenient amenities.
A front porch and a yard with a fire pit offer space to savour the outdoors. In terms of location, the property is located around 10 mi (16 km) from downtown Somerset and 5 mi (8 km) to General Burnside State Park.
Dixie Mtn. HideoutBurnside, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:very private with a lot of kitchen amenities for those who like to cookthe cabin is cozy and the views are amazingwe had a great long weekend in the mountains the cabin was comfortable and the views were beautifulwhat a wonderful getaway the view is insane and the cabin is so cozythe home is cozy well laid out for hanging out and enjoying views of nature
Cleanliness:very clean and quietvery clean and roomythe place was clean and well keptthe cabin is beautiful clean and comfortablequaint and cozy clean and tidy peaceful and serene
Host:the hosts were very responsivebrian and charlotte were excellent hosts their home is absolutely beautiful and their communication and hospitality was top notchthe owners have even laid out snacks which is a very nice touchRead more reviews
Location:close to great hikingthe location was great toogreat location that is remote but not too far from townclose to everything but felt so remote and peacefulnot far from town and close to great hiking locations
7. Refined historic house, Covington
Beautifully appointed, this house in Covington dates back to 1895 and provides graceful interiors that have retained several original features such as stained glass windows, wooden floorings, a wooden staircase and patterned wainscoting.
Suitable for up to eight guests, the house is spread over two floors and comes with three bedrooms, a fully stocked eat-in kitchen and a living space. Outside, a front porch arranged with seating and barbecue equipment is accessible. The property is conveniently located within a short five-minute drive to Downtown Cincinnati.
Historic Covington HomeCovington, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:wifi ac and heat worked greatthe very large rooms allowed everyone to relax and visitthis house was hard to leave… it was so comfortable and made our trip 10x betterloved the space and the kitchen was a nice sizethe upstairs bed in the room we stayed was very comfortable
Cleanliness:the house was impeccably cleansimply beautiful and very cleanreed's place was very well set up clean and extremely comfortablethe house was clean comfy and perfect for our familyreed's place is super clean comfortable and had everything we needed
Host:reed was a wonderful hostgreat host and great spacegreat host with a beautiful housereed was a very nice host and it was a smooth self check-inan awesome vacation with an awesome house and hostRead more reviews
Location:excellent location very well kept house excellent communicationthe value is incredible and close to all we wanted to do in cincinnaticomfortable furnishings and a location that's close to all that covington has to offerthe family loved it and it was close to many ohio and kentucky attractionsthis house is a wonderful place to stay
8. Modern loft retreat on flower farm, Scottsville (from USD 123)
Stay in a welcoming retreat surrounded by beautiful flower fields and lush meadows with this option located on a huge farm. This private loft set above the hosts’ garage is a stylish and spacious home suitable for up to five guests. It features an open living space that includes an elegant seating area with a sofa bed, a fully functional kitchen and a breakfast bar. A bedroom adjoins this area, boasting two beds.
For outdoor relaxation, a private front porch with chairs is provided. The house offers all essential conveniences including fibre optic internet, central air-conditioning and smart TV with streaming services.
Flower Farm Modern Loft Retreat - Mammoth CaveScottsville, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
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Cleanliness:beautiful and clean stay highly recommendthe place was perfect clean and had everything a traveler would want
Host:owner was so welcoming and answered a couple of questions very quicklyhosts were gracious and responsivemichelle is a great hostgreat hosts and accommodations in beautiful areaan absolutely beautiful place to stay host was kind and very welcomingRead more reviews
Location:the loft was super cute and a great place to staymichelle’s place is absolutely beautifulperfect place to relaxwe enjoyed an evening and morning walk through the farm enjoying all the stillness quiet and beautiful scenerywow this place is so beautiful
9. Crouse’s North Ninety Lake House, Dixon
The idyllic beauty of this cabin set right by a small lake will take your breath away. Located within a forested estate surrounded by woods, this secluded lake house ensures a tranquil setting par excellence. The property offers two levels, boasting two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a dining space and a living room. In all, it can accommodate up to six guests.
Its outdoor spaces include a front porch, a back deck and a deck on the upper floor, featuring amenities such as a hot tub and barbecue facilities. Guests are also free to access the walking trails on the estate and to fish in its two lakes.
Crouse’s North Ninety Lake HouseDixon, Kentucky, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:secluded and beautiful great amenities and lots of room to spread out
Cleanliness:everything was clean and comfortablethe cabin was very clean and absolutely beautifulgreat place to stay clean and very quietthe place is clean comfortable and spaciousthe cabin was very clean and we felt safe and comfortable
Host:linda was such a gracious hostlinda was the perfect hostlinda was a wonderful hostthe owner was very kind and helpfullinda was a wonderful host and very responsive to messagesRead more reviews
Location:excellent location i highly recommend this placelinda’s cabin is the perfect getaway locationit was nice to know there was someone somewhat close to help if i had a major problemthere is a small grocery store close by which was nice to havethe fishing and hot tub were such a fun bonus the marathon station in dixon has live worms
10. Cozy riverside cottage, Bowling Green
Enjoy a restful retreat in this tasteful cabin located alongside the banks of the Barren River. Thoughtfully designed to offer ample space for relaxing, it comes with one main living room with a fireplace, a second living room and a patio. The space also has a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room overlooking the river.
Two bedrooms and a sofa bed are equipped to accommodate up to eight guests. Outdoors, the large backyard is set right by the river and the front porch offers great views of the surroundings.
Cozy Cabin on Barren River - Near Mammoth CaveBowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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Amenities & Room:the view from the dining room was great as wellwe enjoyed many tasty meals in the beautiful dining room that is full of windowsi also liked how each room had a very specific function
Cleanliness:very clean stylish and thoughtfulthe house was incredibly clean and well keptvery clean and unique spot would 100% recommendhouse was very clean and nice i would love to stay here againthe house was very well organized and clean
Host:sara was super helpful and a great host dogs loved the area toowhat a wonderful cabin on the river the hosts had the cabin decorated wonderfully for our christmas stayjust an all around amazing place with amazing hostsRead more reviews
Location:this is a lovely comfortable and relaxing place to spent time awayit was an easy drive to mammoth cave national parkwe recommend to anyone visiting bowling green or someone wanting a place to unwind
Enjoy a peaceful retreat in Kentucky
Kentucky makes for a fascinating destination whether you are a history buff or a racing fan. Whether you want to be around nature or nearby attractions, these Airbnb vacation rentals around the area will surely make your stay worthwhile.
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