The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with today’s Groupon: for $376, you get a wilderness package at Scenic Cabin Rentals and Red River Gorge Zipline in Campton (up to a $752 total value). The package includes the following:
- A two-night stay for up to 15 in a cabin (up to a $544 value)
- A two-hour zipline tour for two (a $178 value)
- Two individual or group pictures (a $30 value)<p>
Nestled deeply within the Daniel Boone National Forest, Scenic Cabin Rentals encompasses more than 20 secluded cabins outfitted with modern amenities such as satellite TV, hot tubs, and gas grills. Each cabin features a distinct design such as the Running Bare tepee, which adorns its sloped interior with Indian artifacts and handmade furnishings, or the gargantuan Manor, which boasts a stone fireplace and accommodates 15 guests in four bedrooms, or about 3 people plus 3/4 of someone per room. Travelers can access out-of-the-way hiking trails and well-stocked fishing lakes from their charming abodes or travel to nearby activities such as the Kentucky Reptile Zoo or the Beattyville public golf course.
Duos dart across the Red River Gorge during a two- to three-hour zipline canopy tour. Five ziplines crisscross various bird jurisdictions, delivering flightless humans at speeds up to 50 miles per hour along aerial cables that range from 330 feet to more than 1,900 feet in length. Experienced guides supervise each ride, ensuring the safety of harnesses before releasing zipliners 250 feet above the gorge. Participants must weigh between 70 pounds and 250 pounds to ride, and should be prepared to hike, climb stairs, and take in enough oxygen to trill a complete loon song.
Red River Gorge Zipline
Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.