Big Bear Resort: Kentucky Lake

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Our family loves to take a road trip and discover new places. Last year a friend of ours in Western Kentucky invited us to drive over and help celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Sure, we could have just driven over for the celebration, but western Kentucky has so much to offer and our kids have not explored the Land Between the Lakes area so we knew this was the perfect time to take an overnight road trip. Big Bear Resort on Kentucky Lake was the best option for our overnight weekend giveaway.

Hobbies on a Budget received discounts or accomodations to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

Big Bear Resort

Big Bear Resort: Kentucky Lake

Whether you are all about fishing or just looking for a weekend giveaway, Big Bear Resort offers great options.

big bear rv on lake

There are fisherman’s cottages, condos, townhomes, campsites on the lake and even a log cabin that was originally built in 1802. This log cabin has been restored with modern conveniences and sleeps up to 15 people. What a fun experience to spend your vacation in a log cabin like this!

Woodland Villa

We stayed at the Woodland Villa for our weekend getaway. This 2 bedroom cottage offered us plenty of room for us to relax after a busy day of exploring the Land Between the Lakes area.

Big Bear Resort Kentucky Lake

With a teen, tween and older elementary child, we need more space to spread out when we look for overnight lodging. The Woodland Villa offered us plenty with 2 queen beds in the front room, a king size bed in the master bedroom and a couch in the living room.

Woodland Villa at Big Bear Resort

The 2 bedroom Villa, nestled within the rolling woodland that makes our resort such a scenic landscape. A living room fireplace adds to a tastefully decorated, attractive atmosphere. A backyard deck sets the stage for outdoor socializing and barbecue events. A few steps to our private beach, or a short walk to our pool or marina puts you in the midst of water fun activities.

big bear villa porch

Tip: Make sure you remember to bring your binoculars so you will be able to watch the birds, geese, and other wildlife from the backporch!

big bear binoculars

Big Bear Resort offers a wide range of accommodations that cater to every need. Whether it’s a party of fishing buddies on a tight budget, a family vacation, a family reunion, or a romantic get-away, Big Bear Resort has what you need to make your trip to Kentucky Lake a fun and memorable experience. Surrounded by the majestic waters of Kentucky Lake, Big Bear encompasses 52 acres of rolling woodlands. This breathtaking location provides the scenic backdrop for secluded campsites or lakeside lodging in our cottages, chalets, townhouses and condominiums. Our weekly rates provide the best deals, but don’t forget to ask about our NEW 1-night rate!

big bear cottages

Early in the morning, we took a walk down near the marina to enjoy the sights and sounds of the boats coming to life.

big bear marina

Find Big Bear Resort

30 Big Bear Resort Rd.
Benton, KY 42025

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Have you ever visited the Land Between the Lakes area? Keep watching for some really cool ideas of things to see and do and of course a great place to eat!

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  1. That is such a beautiful place – perfect for getting away from the everyday norm. I would love to take my boys, our favorite activities are hiking and fishing so we would literally never have to leave.

  2. This looks so exciting! I have never been there and am planning to suggest this to Steve for a fun getaway. Thanks so much for the great pictures and information!
    Do they allow pets?

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