Let life settle down for a while as you relax on the northern end of the Land Between the Lakes.
Little City – Big Escape
Take it easy for a while. Pause the daily grind before it wears you down, and plan a vacation to a place where boats bob lazily on Lake Barkley and fishing poles bend with the weight of tugging bass.
Kuttawa, Kentucky, is an oasis in the middle of a busy world. Established in 1871, it’s quiet—with a population of roughly 700—and offers plenty of activities for any budget.
Visit and launch out into Lake Barkley and enjoy the area’s prime fishing areas. Or, pick up kayaks and paddleboards from Bare Feet Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals and spend a romantic afternoon gliding over the lake.
Take your family or your spouse on a picturesque hike along one of the town’s walking trails. Kuttawa was named after the Shawnee word for “beautiful,” and you’ll see why as you follow 2.5 miles of winding pathway up the “mountain” to get a gorgeous view of the lake and to spot some of the bald eagles that nest in the area. If that doesn’t satisfy your appetite for nature, explore the network of trails that thread through nearby Silver Cliff park. Take some time to hunt nearby areas’ wide variety of wildlife and sleep under the trees in local campgrounds.
During the summer, take your family to the Silver Cliff Park beach area and let your children splash in the cool lake or enjoy a picnic at one of the park’s pavilions. And, if you want to enjoy a day in the water without the sandy beach, you can take a trip to nearby Venture River Water Park, where your family can spend a day barreling down giant slides like “The Cliffhanger” or “Fumbi” or vegging out on “Old Man River.” When you’ve had your fill of water park fun, tee off at the Mineral Mound Golf Club and enjoy a full 18 holes.
And as you explore Kuttawa, make sure to sample scrumptious fare at the eateries around town. The Oasis Southwest Grill tempts patrons with juicy steaks, catfish, pork chops, and more. Buzzard Rock Café and Hu-B’s at Kuttawa Harbor—both marina restaurants—also open seasonally to serve delectable dishes by the water. But, if you’re in a hurry to get to the lake, you can pick up some grub at a local sandwich shop, like the Grilling Zone or The Cabin, or at any of several fast-food franchises in town. Before you leave, head by Broadbent’s Foods to try the award-winning ham sandwiches and grab a few souvenirs from the gift shop.
There’s always something to do, eat, or enjoy in Kuttawa. Whether you’re making memories with your children or enjoying a romantic getaway with your spouse, you’ll find the right combination of relaxation and entertainment.
Book your hotel today, and discover that life feels more fulfilling when it’s lived at a slower pace.