Stay Over at Red River Gorge
For Kentuckians in the know who enjoy camping, hiking and climbing, the Red River Gorge is a prime destination. I’m pleased to have partnered with Stay Over Now, a cabin management business in the area that owns 18 properties and counting. They offer little cozies like the Soul Sister that sleeps four up to the Big Boulder that houses ten. Amenities vary widely. Guests may select cabins with seclusion, a welcoming fireplace, back door trails, hot tubs, fire pits, hammocks, washer/dryer, pool and foosball tables and more. Check out their selection of cabins.
I chose the Soul Sister and arrived at this sweet, little bungalow on a Saturday afternoon. It is a brand new build for Stay Over Now located around the corner from the Red River Rockhouse. I appreciate how interactive this company is with its devotees. In fact, the Soul Sister was named by a follower as part of a contest for a free night’s stay!
The heat was preset for comfort, toasted by a gas fireplace encased in an attractive, stone facade. The interior was pleasantly decorated with rustic shelving in the kitchen and nicely tailored furniture.
One of my favorite pieces was a lovely coffee table crafted from beautifully grained, wooden boards. Cushions, pillows and warm, fuzzy blankets were provided for evenings lounging on the couch. The comfortable Lazy Boy was a big hit as well! I enjoyed the tranquil view, sipping a cocktail.
A local watering hole I recommend is the hugely popular Miquel’s Pizza. It’s a climbers’ haven and an ideal place to gather. Miquel’s serves delicious salads, sandwiches and pizza by the pie or slice. Upon entering you can take a slip of paper and choose toppings to customize a mouthwatering pizza. Dining indoors and out, Miquel’s is a must visit!
The Sky Bridge is another of my choice stops while visiting the Gorge. Their cabin feel is large yet snug. Arrive on a weekend and you may catch a live band. Their food is quite tasty. I ordered a quesadilla which arrived hot, cheesy and packed with so much chicken I couldn’t finish! The live music was entertaining and they offer a full bar, darts and indoor/outdoor seating.
Hop’s Fork is close by which boasts quality beers and good food. With outdoor seating only Hop’s Fork is great for winding down after a day of exploring.
Natural Bridge is also a grand objective while in the area. You can read more about this fascinating state attraction in my Kentucky Culinary Trail – Natural Bridge blog.
Gray’s Arch (4.0 miles – easy) Auxier Ridge & Courthouse Rock (5.0 miles- moderate) Natural Bridge & Laurel Ridge Trail (3.0 miles – easy) Silvermine Arch & Hidden Arch (5.1 miles – moderate) Chimney Top Rock, Princess Arch, and Half Moon Arch (1.8 miles – easy)
Please be safe and considerate by following these “Leave No Trace” guidelines.
For more activities while at the Gorge, click here- Things To Do – StayOver Management, LLC
Lexington- 60 miles
Georgetown- 70 miles
Covington- 135 miles
Louisville- 132 miles
For Kentuckians in the know who enjoy camping, hiking and climbing, the Red River Gorge is a prime destination. I’m pleased to have partnered with Stay Over Now, a cabin management business in the area that owns 18 properties and counting. They offer little cozies like the Soul Sister that sleeps four up to the Big Boulder…