Hotel at a Glance: Beaver Creek Resort & Marina
If you're not seated near the window or on the canopied sun deck, you might forget you're inside one of Beaver Creek Resort & Marina's houseboats. The vessels have queen-sized beds in several air-conditioned rooms, with DVD players, clothes dryers, and full gourmet kitchens, including stoves, ovens, and microwaves. They help make for a comfortable camping and fishing excursion, and you can cook your catch on the gas grills.
- Cast a line for striped and small-mouth bass or walleye on the lake (varies by season).
- Mill Springs Park: Cruise the windy Cumberland River to these 86 acres, which comprise tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, and mini golf.
- Grab a bite at the onsite cafe on the marina's docks, where guests pop in to use WiFi.
- Go frolfing at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park's 18-hole disc golf course.
Monticello, Kentucky: Houseboat Capital on the Shores of Lake Cumberland
With its setting along Lake Cumberland's 1,255 miles of shoreline, Monticello is popular with both tourists and locals for fishing, water skiing, and kayaking. It's so popular, in fact, that many people decided to never leave the lake; you can find many houseboats here cruising the tree-lined waters, riding past the occasional hummingbird or great blue heron. In fact, Monticello is a center for houseboat manufacturers, staffed by passionate connoisseurs of the vessels' construction and lifestyle.
Offshore, shake off your sea legs and stop by Lake Cumberland State Resort Park for its mini golfing, horseback riding, and hiking trails. If you're in town around Independence Day, visit the Wayne County Fair and Horse Show for events such as fireworks displays and demolition derbies.