10 Best Fishing Lodges In Kentucky, USA


Kentucky, a state in the Southeastern United States, is well known for being the home of bourbon, bluegrass music, and Kentucky Fried Chicken (or KFC). This state is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. It has a whopping 52 state parks and a profusion of rivers and lakes, making this a favourite destination for outdoor activities and anglers. Fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout is popular, while anglers can also reel in a variety of bass, bluegill, catfish and many more from Kentucky’s lakes and rivers. For beginners, many parks offer fishing equipment rental services. Anglers will not be disappointed when staying in one of these best fishing lodges in Kentucky, USA.

1. Luxe Burkesville cabin (from USD 170)

Situated in Burkesville, this luxe cabin is a quick drive to Dale Hollow Reservoir and Dale Hollow State Park Marina. Best for a group of friends or a large family, the cabin has three beautifully appointed bedrooms that can sleep up to seven guests. The kitchen is fully equipped and opens up to the living and dining area to create a seamless flow.

The covered front porch and back deck offer lovely views of the quiet countryside. There is a gas barbecue for some outdoor grilling. The driveway is large enough to accommodate two vehicles and a boat trailer or two.

When staying here, enjoy a round of golf at nearby Dale Hollow Golf Course and go on a fishing charter to visit the local trophy fishing location.

Cozy Cabin Retreat w/ Deck By Golf & Bass Fishing!
22 reviews
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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very nice amenities - dishes cookware towels and linens gas grill large tv
spacious living space and all beds are comfortable
extremely comfortable beds and bedding
the kitchen was very well stocked with every kind of utensil and appliance
this property was exactly what we needed and expected the space was large clean comfortable and very ‘homey’
the cabin was clean and very comfortable
cabin is beautiful clean and plenty of room
clean great iocation high recommendation
other than that nice and clean and great place to rent
nice clean place was very convenient and close to everything
manager very responsive to questions
the owners were very responsive to any questions and overall we enjoyed our stay
the owners were very easy to communicate with and accommodating of our needs
the location was ideal
great cabin clean up to date and close to dale hollow state park
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2. Secluded cabin in New Concord (from USD 113)

This secluded cabin sits in a large private land that has two catch-and-release fishing ponds for anglers to choose from. The property is surrounded by walking trails, which are worth exploring when you are not fishing for the next big catch.

The cabin has two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed and bunk beds, making this an awesome vacation property for families. The interiors are a mix of rustic charm coupled with modern conveniences such as a fully equipped kitchen and flatscreen TV connected to cable.

Doggy friends are welcome to tag along, and guests can do some outdoor grilling on the charcoal kettle barbecue. Paris Landing State Park and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are within an easy driving distance from this property.

Secluded Cabin w/ 2 Fishing Ponds, Trails & More!
32 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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the cabin has a little funny smell which we figured out was the carpet in the living room
my teens both appreciated the wi-fi is which seemed faster than what i have at home
beds were comfortable and we enjoyed the fireplace in the mornings while drinking coffee
the cottage was very comfortable and the location was perfect
the cabin was so clean and peaceful
the cabin was very clean and comfortable
the cabin was very clean and the perfect size
the cabin itself had everything we needed and was so clean and new
owner was very kind to us and made sure we were taken care of
everything was amazing the owners were very helpful and friendly
the location was so serene and tranquil
if you are wanting a good quiet relaxing place to go then you are booking the right place
picturesque location and clean accommodations
we enjoyed our stay we needed a quiet get away to rest and unplug for a few days
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3. Fishing cottage in King Creek Resort & Marina (from USD 175)

Located in Benton, this cottage sits right on the shore of Kentucky Lake, within King Creek Resort. Ideal for a fishing vacation with your whole family, this cottage has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It can sleep up to six adults in the bedrooms, and it is possible to fit an additional two children on the sleeper couches in the lounge area.

This property is fully catered for anglers and boaters. There is ample parking for vehicles and boat trailers next to the cottage and the boat launch is just steps away. King Creek Resort has pontoon boats, bass boats and paddle boats for rent, as well as life jackets and tubes (for tubing on the lake).

Soak up the sun on the sandy beach by the cottage and enjoy the cool air-conditioned interiors for a restful night’s sleep. This cottage is a short drive to restaurants and grocery shops for your needs. Pets are welcome and Wi-Fi is available.

Cottage #2 King Creek Resort & Marina
Benton, KY, US
8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

4. Family cabin by Lake Cumberland (from USD 182)

This family-style cabin by Lake Cumberland is located in Jamestown, Kentucky. The property is a part of the Clifty Creek community and a mere few steps away from the community boat launch and the lake. Boat rental is available at two nearby locations - Jamestown Marina and State Dock Marina, which also has fuel, restaurants, live music and grocery stores.

The property comes with two bedrooms - one with a queen-sized bed and the other with two twin-sized beds. The couch can be converted into additional sleeping areas. This cabin is outfitted for a relaxing stay with its screened porch and terrace with lake views. It also has a complete kitchen for all your cooking needs and a gas barbecue for cooking grilling your fresh catch.

Pets are allowed and Wi-Fi is available inside the property.

Ultimate Getaway Lake Cumberland, Great Location, easy access to water
116 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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property was very clean quiet
kitchen was clean and orderly
the house was very clean which is top thing i look at
inside the cabin it is inviting clean and cozy
the place was clean and suited our needs perfectly
owner was very responsive
owner is very responsive and friendly
everybody we saw in the area was friendly and of course the lake was amazing
the detailed house instructions provided by owner made our stay easy and comfortable
the neighborhood was nice and in a great location
perfect lake house for family of 4 the ability to walk to the lake was a bonus
this place was ideal location and space for our family of four
amazing location for any length stay at lake cumberland
nice little place for a family to get away from home for a few days
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5. Gorgeous Kentucky Lake cottage (from USD 215)

This gorgeous stone cottage is located in Murray, on the banks of Kentucky Lake. There are three well-appointed bedrooms to comfortably sleep up to six guests. This unique property offers panoramic views of the lake from its large deck. The interiors are elegant and complemented by an updated kitchen equipped for even the fussiest of cooks.

The cottage comes with its own private dock that is a short stroll from the front door. Take the opportunity to sample the local boat rental service which delivers your boat right to the private dock for an ultimate no-fuss fishing and boating holiday.

Miller Memorial Golf Course is a quick drive away, as is Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, a family-friendly destination featuring wildlife conservation, history and outdoor activities.

Ky Lake Unique Stone Cottage - Private Dock / Area's Finest Boat Rentals *
115 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

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wonderful view cozy house big deck to sit and relax on
the furnishings were comfortable the beds were extra perfect for good nights sleep
wonderful cottage comfortable and cozy
couldn't ask for a more cozy place and great lake views
the cabin is very comfy cozy clean and the views of the lake are simply beautiful
it was very clean
cabin was efficiently stocked very clean and comfortable
the property is well maintain clean
well stocked and very clean
very clean well maintained cottage with great views
owners were very helpful
best vrbo host we ever had
property managers are very friendly
pam was friendly and helpful
the owners offer wonderful hospitality and provide for all your needs
we especially enjoyed "eagle watching" magnificent birds to see up close
beautiful location on ky lake excellent accommodations in cozy family cottage with access to private dock
we loved everything about this place location and beautiful surroundings
there is an old rustic campsite near the property that was nice to walk to
just loved this place
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6. Gazebo Cabin (from USD 220)

This picturesque property can be found in Russell Springs. Named Gazebo Cabin for its private gazebo, this cabin welcomes guests to relish in the great outdoors and fish to their hearts’ content. It is situated by a catch-and-release lake stocked with catfish and bluegill for anglers to catch.

The cabin can comfortably sleep up to four guests, making it a great escape for a small family or just a couple of fishing friends. The interiors are thoughtfully appointed, with a full kitchen, two lovely bedrooms and satellite television. Outside, there is a gas barbecue, a charcoal barbecue, picnic tables and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows.

There is also ample onsite parking and year-round temperature control inside the cabin.

Private Catch & Release Lake—Boat Rental Included! Close to Lake Cumberland!
98 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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the cabin was very cozy and had all the amenities you would need for a comfortable stay
i thought the beds were very comfortable and there were extra pillows/ blankets if needed
the cabin was very clean and cozy
the cabin is impeccably clean and the whole property is kept up and beautiful
the cabin is so nice and clean we really enjoyed our stay we will be back
our cabin was clean and had everything we needed for our stay including life jackets
the gazebo cabin was spotlessly clean and perfectly comfortable with everything you need to feel at home
he and his wife were super host
owners were helpful and welcomed us as we arrived
the entire area is so well maintained and the hosts are super nice
he was very nice and very helpful
timmy was very friendly and helpful and rose had awesome home made treats waiting for us on arrival
very nice property in a great location nice and quiet a very cozy location
this was the perfect place to get away for our spring break
a great place to get away from it all
close enough to somerset for a variety of activities but out enough for peace and relaxation
well if you are looking for peace and quiet with an option of fishing look no further
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7. Charming lakeside cottage in Crofton (from USD 100)

This rustic lakeside cottage is nestled in nature. Situated on the shore of Banker’s Lake in western Kentucky, the cottage is an ideal launch for canoeing, kayaking, hiking and fishing. There is one bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a loft sleeping area that can accommodate a child.

The kitchen is simple but well equipped for preparing meals. Canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets are included with the rental. Just bring your fishing equipment and you are all set for some quality time on the lake.

This property is minutes from Pennyrile State Park and an hour’s drive to Land Between the Lakes. It is also close to Burdoc Farms, which is a popular wedding venue. Guests can bring a pet, with additional charges for more than one furry buddy.

Lakeside Cottage, Fishing, Canoe & Kayak, Pet Friendly, Golf and Hiking Nearby
Crofton, KY, US
3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Soothing Lake Cumberland vacation home (from USD 194)

Surrounded by luscious greenery, this vacation home is located in Golden Pond Resort, Monticello, Kentucky. The property comes with an over-the-water deck on a private fishing pond.

The house features an open-concept lounge and a dining and kitchen area on the ground floor. There are three well-appointed bedrooms to sleep up to seven guests, one of which comes with bunk beds that will surely please the kids. The upstairs balcony overlooks the treetops, creating a calm and inviting space for chilling out. The downstairs patio is equipped with a gas barbecue for grilling meals.

Guests can utilise the resort’s facilities which include a communal swimming pool and a volleyball court. A full-service marina is located nearby where fishing boats and fishing charter services are available. Lake Cumberland Winery is a zappy drive away if you’re looking to indulge in some spirits.

Lake Cumberland vacation home, overlooking private fishing pond
63 reviews  Wifi Available
chalet 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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master bed was very comfortable and gorgeous view of pond
perfect for a family getaway — playing games wood burning fireplace good wifi and tv foosball
house was nice clean and well equipped
it was a nice place to stay very clean and everything was as advertised
easy nice property on a small pond clean love the set up of the house
relaxing that is why we rented this place the place is very nice and clean
clean great location well kept
i would have liked a little more communication from the office staff - maybe a more friendly welcome
property very close to lake cumberland steve was great
would highly recommend it if you want the ability to fish in a peaceful place
steve the owner lives close by and communicating with him was easy
nice quiet place for a weekend family getaway
other than that fact it is a great place to stay
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9. Shady Lake Hideaway (from USD 200)

This stunning home is a stone’s throw away from Jamestown Dock and Lake Cumberland Marina. The boat ramp is also nearby to jump-start your fishing expedition on the lake.

This beautiful rental has three gorgeous bedrooms and three bathrooms, a game room, and an open concept kitchen and lounge area. The spacious upstairs deck beckons guests to do some outdoor grilling while taking in views of Lake Cumberland.

There is an outdoor fire pit, Wi-Fi is provided, and up to two four-legged buddies are welcome. Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is a speedy drive away where anglers can learn more about the region’s commitment to repopulate the local fish population.

Lake Cumberland - Boating, fishing, hiking & hunting by Jamestown Marina
77 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
very nice cabin with plenty of amenities including corn hole boards games books pool table and kitchen items
the kitchen area was again roomy and perfect for most of our meals
his cottage is so cute and comfortable we enjoyed our stay 100%
very clean and well kept
very clean and well equipped
it felt clean and comfortable
house was clean and came with extras
everything was clean and in good working order
the owner was nice enough to accommodate our reservation the day of
she has tons of helpful recommendations and suggestions
the property host offered clear directions was kind and communicative
the owner was very friendly and responsive
beds were very comfortable and host was easy to reach if we had questions
such a cute place
nicely furnished home in a great location close to marina
the house is a great location near the lake
so close to the lake and loved the house
the property had a very nice location which is only 5 mins drive to jamestown marina
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10. Anglers' paradise (from USD 350)

Boats are not necessary for landing a big catch here. This awesome lakeside home in Benton has its own private covered dock where you can cast your line for a big fish. This vacation rental has a welcoming open-concept lounge and modern kitchen, and a screened porch with lake views, fantastic for unwinding.

Kayaks are included for guests’ enjoyment. Wildlife abounds here, with deers, eagles, wild turkeys and other woodland creatures that can be easily spotted.

This property can sleep up to seven guests in three bedrooms. Wi-Fi is included to keep you connected to the outside world, and dog companions are welcome to tag along for free. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is an easy distance by car for those who want to check it out.

I had rather be fishing
131 reviews  Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the wildlife scenic lake views the night skies and room to roam a bit
the house was beautiful with great views of the lake i loved that each bedroom had a bathroom
the beds were very comfortable
we couldn't swim due to the time of year but loved the view
the house is very nice well equipped and clean
the home is modern and clean yet cozy
the owner was very responsive to our questions
owner was very responsive and helpful
the owner was very responsive when we had questions that made the stay very comfortable
many thanks to melinda and rose lee for their kind hospitality
the owners have thought of everything that one might need for a wonderful getaway
it’s a beautiful place
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Fishing heaven in Kentucky

Kentucky’s many waterways and lakes offer a heady array of fishing opportunities for anglers. Come land your next catch in one of these best fishing lodges in Kentucky, USA.

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