Review of Kentucky Dam Village/Kentucky Lake

 photo SavedImage_20170528_190437_02-1_zpscspodpvy.jpgThe extended family (all 7 of us) were lucky enough to secure an executive cottage for a short family vacation to a Kentucky Dam Village.  Be sure to book well-in advance for a holiday weekend because we were only able to get our cottage because of a cancellation….that’s how we were lucky!  The cottages, while still adorned in vintage aesthetics, had Wi-Fi & cable, and were clean, spacious and very nice overall. Also nice is the towel service that comes around every morning to see if you need clean towels.

 photo IMG_1375_zpswz5bq7ko.jpgWe loved that each cottage had a camp-style outdoor grill, and ours had a seating area just outside of the kitchen door. Just down the executive cottage street was a small, but functional playground for the kids (my children are ages 7 & 10). We brought the kids’ bikes and our oldest actually wrapped up his learning of how to ride a bike and figured out how to ride on his own just by riding around the cottage drive.

 photo 20170528_113615_HDR_zps54cqax97.jpgSaturday morning, the boys went fishing on the lake while the girls visited the Arts and Crafts Show on the property. On Sunday, the boys went fishing while the girls went to a local antique mall (Twin Lakes Antique Mall) which was very nice. The boys caught enough fish for a fish fry that evening and it was wonderful to have us all around a big round table for conversation and connection!

 photo 20170527_090033_zpsgocisalj.jpg photo 20170528_182953_zps37lcdhqp.jpgWe were able to get some pool time in as well. I was able to take my morning runs while folks were still asleep and found the perfect loop (even though it was hillier than I am used to – ouch). The weekend had lots of rain too, so I planned ahead and took a bag full of crafts and activities for the kids, including painting rocks for the new hide and seek painted rock trend.

My brother- and sister-in-law had a little more time to explore and visited a local bakery (Liteside Bakery & Garden Café) and shared a few yummy muffins. They visited the Village gift shop and commented how welcoming the people were, and on the variety of merchandise. They also took a 5 mile hike and really enjoyed that experience as well! Like everywhere though, make sure you are protected from ticks, and watch for itchy plants.

We didn’t get to the beach (yes, there’s a beach!) or eat out anywhere, but just down the road is the famous Patti’s 1880’s Settlement restaurant. The only costs for the weekend were the cottage rental, food costs for eating in, and what we spent shopping and on gas and bait for fishing.

We had a great time and would definitely go back!

By guest contributor