Things to do during "cabin time" in Somerset
Welcome to Somerset, Kentucky, a thriving small-to-mid sized town near the Cumberland River and Lake Cumberland that plays host to dozens of adorable living spaces available for short-term rental in Pulaski County. This historic early settlement is the site of two battles significant to the American Civil War (at Mill Springs and Dutton’s Hill), as well as an early starting place for the Southern Railroad. The Somerset historical society maintains a small museum in the town for visitors to learn about and celebrate the rich heritage of the region.
With the Cumberland River to the South and the vast Daniel Boone National Forest to the east, rental cabins, cottages and lodges in Somerset, KY, enjoy access to nearly unlimited outdoor recreation and adventure opportunities. Lake Cumberland Cabins are conveniently situated on the shore of one of the best large-scale recreation lakes in the region, created by the monumental Wolf Creek Dam. Lake Cumberland is home to two Kentucky state parks, including the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park on shore and the General Burnside State Park on a small island at lake’s center. Lake Cumberland is a great draw for fisherman, with a natural population of lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, sturgeon, striped bass and walleye. The Daniel Boone National Forest covers more than 708,000 acres in rugged Kentucky terrain, complete with nature trails, a varied and thriving plant and animal population, and several stunning water features.
Many Somerset rental cabins make the most of their privileged location by including onsite canoe and kayak rentals for guests, or even complimentary bikes. The City of Somerset itself is home to an exciting collection of restaurants and shops, and plays host to a number of annual events. Some local favorites worth planning around include the Somernites Cruise, the Battle of the Bass Fishing Tournament, the Master Musicians Festival, and the Harvest Moon Festival, among other live performances and community events. Somerset is also home to the Somersplash Waterpark!