For many outdoorsy types, Kentucky may not be the first place that comes to mind when planning their next cabin getaway and whitewater rafting trip, but it should. This state is full of unique outdoor activities and adventures, plus cabin rentals come in all shapes and sizes. So if you've always wanted to explore the Bluegrass State, there's no time like the present. To make planning your adventure-packed getaway much more manageable, here are the eight places to find the perfect Kentucky cabin rental, plus some suggested nearby attractions and activities to check out.

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8 Boone County Cabin

A stunning log cabin set in Boone County, visitors here will enjoy this area's rich history in Kentucky while kicking back and relaxing right along the Ohio River. This 3-bed, 1.5-bath rental has all the trimmings and fantastic river views right from the cabin's spacious deck.

Location: Boone County, KY, right off the Ohio River.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests and has multiple entertainment areas.

Minimum Stay: Requires at least one night.

Rates: Vary per season but typically start at $600 a night.

Nearby Attractions: Include Boone County Distilling Co., over 42 miles of riverfront, Big Bone Lick Historic Site, underground tours, and wineries.

7 Secluded Staton Lodgings

A secluded cabin rental in Staton might be just the ticket for travelers looking for something a little more off the beaten path. Guests can enjoy these hand-crafted lodgings complete with a treehouse room, a Koi pond, rock formations, and an observatory tower.

Location: Staton, KY, on a ridge top in Red River Gorge.

Sleeps: Comfortably sleeps four guests and has ample outdoor lounge space.

Minimum Stay: Require a minimum stays of at least two nights.

Rates: Are affordable at approximately $265 a night.

Nearby Attractions: Include the Red River Gorge, an abundance of hiking trails, Chimney Top Trails, Nada Tunnel, and more.

6 Rustic Pine Ridge Cabin

A lavish retreat, this 3-bed, 3.5-bath rustic vacation rental offers visitors endless outdoor activities, top-tier relaxation, and an authentic taste of serene mountain life. Notable features here include a spacious full wrap-around porch, a hot tub, an outdoor fire pit, a gas fireplace, and so much more.

Location: Wolfe County, in the heart of Red River Gorge.

Sleeps: Approximately 12 guests.

Minimum Stay: Of at least one night.

Rates: Start around $477 a night.

Nearby Attractions:The Red River Gorge Scenic Byway, Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and The Gorge Underground are all within a few minutes of this gorgeous cabin.

5 Hilltop Hideaway

If you've been looking to reconnect with the great outdoors and fully immerse yourself in the wilderness of Kentucky, then this hilltop hideaway is the perfect place to get away. This fully renovated cabin has rustic roots, ample wildlife, stunning views, and nearby fun for the whole family.

Location: Eastern KY, in the middle of Kentucky's great outdoors.

Sleeps: Up to seven guests.

Minimum Stay: requires a minimum stay of one night.

Rates: Begin at $230 a night and go up from there.

Nearby Attractions: Only a few miles away, cabin guests will find Natural Bridge State Park, the Red River Gorge, and Nada Tunnel. Plus, guests also have easy access to several hiking trails and other major activities.

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4 A Cabin Stay With A View

This vacation rental is where it is for travelers looking for ample privacy, picturesque 360-views, and a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This 4-bed Lincoln Log-style cabin is nestled in the hills of Lebanon, comes fully equipped for adventuring, and sits on approximately 55 acres.

Location: Lebanon, KY.

Sleeps: Ideal for larger groups and comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests.

Minimum Stay: There is a required stay of at least three consecutive nights.

Rates: Vary depending on the season, but typically start at $331.

Nearby Attractions: Seventy-Six Falls, Fagan Branch Reservoir, zip-lining, and the Jamboree.

3 Luxury Family-Size Rental In Campton

Cabin living that is modern and luxurious is also an option here in good old Kentucky. This first-rate rental is big enough for large groups and offers guests 5-start resort-like amenities. Notably, lavish cabin features include contemporary decor and furnishings, a gas fireplace, walk-in showers, and several areas for entertaining.

Location: Honeysuckle Bridge Family Cabin, Campton, KY.

Sleeps: At least 12 guests.

Minimum Stay: Required one night stay

Rates: Start at $604 a night and go up from there.

Nearby Attractions: Adventurers should absolutely check out the Red River Gorge Geological Area, Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and the Southeast Mountain Guides.

2 Front Row Lake Living

The perfect place for front row lake living, fun, and entertainment, visitors here can enjoy the good life with this private home site. Rental amenities here include a private boat dock, convenient access to the lake, a secluded beach area, and other top-rate comforts of home.

Location: Lewisburg, KY; Lake Malone.

Sleeps: These accommodations sleep up to ten guests.

Minimum Stay: Guests must book a minimum of two nights.

Rates: Vary but typically starts at $263 a night.

Nearby Attractions: Are aplenty here and include Lost World Caverns, National Park Whitewater Rafting in New River Gorge, Beech Bend Amusement Park, galleries, museums, and excellent restaurants.

1 Rocky Vista Delight

A newly built dream, this cabin rental is located directly above the South Fork of the Red River, which makes for out-of-this-world views of See Rocks (a named arch in the Red River Gorge). In addition to its fantastic surrounding, this rental has an open concept design and is minutes away from endless outdoor activities.

Location: Near Nada, KY.

Sleeps: This rental is perfect for eight guests.

MinimumStay: Require a two-night visit.

Rates: Generally start at $285 a night.

Nearby Attractions: Include the Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge, hiking, climbing, and ample other recreational attractions.