Last weekend our family headed down to the Somerset/Burnside Kentucky area for our first weekend boating trip of the summer on Lake Cumberland. A tradition for the past three-four years, it’s a time of the year that I cherish. Thinking that many of you may be within driving distance of the area, I thought I would share information about it here at Mommy Bits.
If you’ve never heard of it, Lake Cumberland is one of the largest man-made bodies of water east of the Mississippi – it’s more than over 63,000 acres. The lake is a boaters paradise with water that averages about 90 feet in depth!
While there are MANY small towns and cities located along Lake Cumberland, for our family, there is no better location than the Somerset/Burnside area. It’s a good-sized little town with plenty of local amenities and wonderful hospitality. Living in a major city, I am drawn to the areas laid back style and way of life. Lake Cumberland is perfect for your family vacation!
With regards to where to stay, there are lots of housing options in the area – from camping at General Burnside Island State Park, renting a private town-home, staying in cabins (like we do) or you can even rent a whole house from the owner.
For the past year or so we’ve stayed at Lost Lodge, a cute cabin community located on the edge of Somerset in Burnside.
Lost Lodge is located in a quaint wooded area and has 1,2 & 3 bedroom cabins. The prices are really reasonable and the include full kitchens so you can cook (and save $$) while you are there. Lost Lodge is also family friendly and has a playground located in the center. If you are a boater like us, you’ll LOVE the fact that Lost Lodge also has a boat dock! This is important if you have your own boat as it is NOT fun putting a boat in and out of the water every day. The other thinking I love about Lost Lodge are the owners Mike and Dona. They’ve owned Lost Lodge for about 8 years and go out of their way to make you feel at home. They are also just all around cool people (Check out Dona’s car – it’s seriously awesome).
If you are thinking about heading down to Lake Cumberland I’d highly recommend it. It’s a great time for families (and couples/singles) that you’ll remember for years to come.
PS. If you don’t have a boat, Lost Lodge is just down the road from Burnside Marina - where you can rent one. Also, our favorite store – Boat-n-stuff (Don’t you love the name!) - rents & sells ski’s, innertubes & more! One more thing… This is Pulaski County. It’s Dry. You have to bring your adult beverages with you or you are out of luck.