When you escape your daily grind for a week or long weekend with the family at Lake Cumberland, you want your stay to be comfortable. Finding the perfect Lake Cumberland vacation rental or waterfront home makes or breaks your holiday. Fortunately, there are many options around the Lake Cumberland area to accommodate a small family or larger group of lake goers. Here are the ten best places around Lake Cumberland for you to look for a vacation rental for your stay.

1. Lake Cumberland State Park Area

Lake with trees
Source: Flickr / Virginia State Parks

On the northern side of Lake Cumberland sits Lake Cumberland State Park. Dotting this side of the lake are waterfront homes; some are small cabins, while others are more spacious. A stay in this location provides easy access to the lake, so enjoy an afternoon fishing with the kids.

2. Jamestown, Kentucky

courthouse
Source: Flickr / w.marsh

Located in Russell County and just a few minutes from Lake Cumberland, Jamestown offers your family a small town feel. This small town holds several festivals, such as the Muddy Roots Music Festival and the Master Musician Festival, throughout the years, so check out the town’s upcoming events when scheduling your trip. After a day on the lake, enjoy a movie at the Key Twin Cinema.

3. Somerset, Kentucky

green grapes
Source: Flickr / björn hornemann

Just a few minute’s drive from Lake Cumberland, Somerset offers your group a variety of vacation rentals in a town setting. After settling into your vacation rental, you and the family can play some golf or enjoy a wine tasting at Cedar Creek Vineyards. If you want a puzzling evening, head over to Mindscape, where your family needs to work together as a group to solve puzzles and escape a locked room.

4. Russell Springs, Kentucky

cave park
Source: Flickr / Phil Roeder

As the “Gateway to Lake Cumberland,” this larger town offers families or a large group of friends vacation home rentals of varying sizes, or check into a bed and breakfast for a romantic vacation. A short drive from the lake, you can enjoy a day boating and fishing or hiking in the Lake Cumberland State Park. While staying in the area, check out the Creelsboro Natural Bridge that is carved by nature out of the limestone.

5. Monticello, Kentucky

welcome sign
Source: Flickr / U.S. Department of Agriculture

Instead of staying right on the lake, check out the city of Monticello. A short drive from Lake Cumberland, this town offers your family the conveniences of your day-to-day life with the lake activities minutes away. Learn more about the local history at the Wayne County History Museum.

6. Burnside, Kentucky

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Source: Flickr / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District

Stay along the edge of Lake Cumberland and the river that flows into it. Settle into one of the many lakeside homes and cabins just minutes away from the boat ramps and marina. Throw the family in the car for some fun at the nearby Somerset Falls Family Park, where everyone can enjoy 18 holes of miniature golf.

7. Bronston, Kentucky

lake view
Source: Flickr / Dreamcious .com

Right across the water from Burnside sits the town of Bronston. Enjoy one of the many lakefront cabins and homes on this side of the lake. This area offers you all of the conveniences of staying directly on the lake while resting only a short drive from the Lake Cumberland State Park.

8. Cumberland City, Kentucky

blue water
Source: Flickr / Sarah Deer

Stretching to Lake Cumberland, the city that bears the same name offers you and your family the chance to spend a week or few days enjoying lake life from the porch of your lakeside cabin or larger luxury home. Enjoy a day on the lake, then return to your rental to cook out on the deck and watch the sunset over the lake.

9. Rowena

bird at the lake
Source: Flickr / Mathias Appel

Rowena is a small area that runs close to Lake Cumberland. Enjoy the chance to stay right on the water with your family when you choose a vacation rental of a cabin or home. From here, it’s a short drive to Lake Cumberland State Park for some hiking and bird watching.

10. Mill Springs, Kentucky

canyon
Source: Flickr / Bill Morrow

Settle on a vacation home in Mill Springs on the Cumberland River and just a few minutes from Lake Cumberland. While staying here on vacation, check out the historic mill and Brown-Lanier House. Depending on the time of year, wow the whole family by watching a Civil War reenactment at Mill Springs Battlefield.