I love road trips - that's probably obvious - I mean I blog about restaurants, recipes and um ROAD TRIPS! Recently I was offered the chance to stay at a cabin in Somerset, KY (near Cumberland Falls) so off we went!
Mill Springs Battlefield in Nancy, KY. It's a small museum but they have a lot of information as well as a free driving tour guide.
After exploring this a bit we headed out on the driving tour to check out a few stops.
They also have a trail that you can walk around explaining the area and the sites of the battlefield. It's a hilly farm area now - but with their help - you can really put yourself in the battle and see how screwed they really were!
We did find his mom and little brother...but thankfully - no Dad!
They have a wide range of jams and preserves - all made on the premises.
But then it was time to take the short drive to Somerset and find our cabin!
Lost Lodge is tucked off the main strip and is a secret hideaway with probably 20 cabins surrounded by woods. We were there a bit before the heavy season begins (Memorial Day) so we were the only renters that weekend.
The kitchen is on the other half of that room with a stove, fridge and microwave. The cabins have silverware, dishes and pots/pans. The bathroom has a shower/tub and provides towels. The bedroom was small but had an extremely comfortable double bed.
Cumberland Falls. We were walking along and found a nice spot for a picture so I handed the camera over to Larry.
We saw this ginormous piece of driftwood too - so cool!
Then it was up to the falls! They are really pretty. We've been to Niagara Falls and this is a lot smaller but kind of cooler because you're so much closer.
Back at the cabin, we found a little wildlife outside...
And there we are - smiling and having a blast by the fire.
Larry also had to bust out the Bourbon Barrel Ale as well - when in Kentucky...
And one last shot of Lake Cumberland for the road.
We really enjoyed the Lost Lodge and the Cumberland area. It's about 3 hours south of Cincinnati - so not bad for a weekend trip and there are a lot of outdoor activities to do in the area.
Thanks again so much to Nancy at Lost Lodge - she was a great host!
The other thing to note about Lost Lodge is how accessible and affordable they are! Cabins start at under $100/night! I've done a lot of research about cabins and that's a good deal! They also realize that money is tight these days and have a whole page with tips and tricks on how to come to the area and have fun on a budget! Their website is really helpful too with a big list of things to do in the area - it was like the one-stop-shop for Cumberland!