Cruise around the popular cities of Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green in style with some of the best RV rental options that feature comfy travel trailers and Class A and C motorhomes. In Louisville, Class A rigs are popular options that offer more room for larger groups and luxurious amenities that average $280 per night. Sought after travel trailers in Lexington can sleep from four to 10 people, depending on the model you select and average $106 per night. Class C motorhomes are all the rage in Bowling Green, and you can't go wrong with classic motorhomes that start at $134 per night and sleep at least six. Many of these RV rentals also allow pets and include great interior options that feature TVs, microwaves and in-dash air conditioning.
Kentucky is the perfect state for RVers who are looking for great places to camp that are close to world-renowned attractions and exciting events — most of which are found in the popular cities of Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green.
Louisville is the largest metropolitan city in Kentucky and has 50+ RV parks and campgrounds that offer a huge variety of excellent amenities that are also near bucket list attractions such as Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Some of the more unusual places you'll want to visit are the Cave Hill Cemetery, where you can buy honey sourced right from beehives kept on the grounds as you stop by the gravesites of boxing great Muhammed Ali and Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Dee's Louisville, the place to go for a very large and beflowered Derby hat. You'll also find 11 nearby state parks, over 1,000 restaurants, and an eclectic array of art galleries and museums within the city.
Lexington is known as the Horse Capital of the World and is the only city outside of Europe to ever host the World Equestrian Games. Aside from featuring over 400 horse farms, this city holds more than 30 stellar RV parks and campgrounds. Relax in style as you explore must-see points of interest such as the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Keeneland, and the Kentucky Horse Park, which also has an RV campground. The Daniel Boone National Forest is less than 30 minutes from Lexington for RVers who want to experience the rugged beauty of areas such as the Beaver Creek Wilderness and Cave Run Lake. Visit the White Sulphur area for 17 miles of connecting trails. There are also several spectacular waterfalls to see and over 600 miles of scenic byways that offer incredible vistas of the forest.
Bowling Green is a fun, college town that's home to Western Kentucky University — the second-largest public university in the country. This city is one of the best travel spots for RVers looking for a relaxing vacation destination, and it offers 10+ RV parks with fantastic amenities that include swimming pools, on-site laundry and shower facilities, and nearby access to attractions in the city such as the National Corvette Museum, the Lost River Cave and Beech Bend Amusement Park and Splash Lagoon. Mammoth Cave National Park is a short, 45-minute drive from the heart of Bowling Green.
Kentucky is home to Mammoth Cave National Park, a geological wonder with a fascinating history that spans over 200 years. This incredible national park boasts over 400 miles of mapped caves, making it the longest cave system in the world. Tours of Mammoth Cave allow visitors to go on a journey deep beneath the earth's surface through massive caverns where ghosts of past explorers still haunt the endless tunnels.
Aboveground, there are 18-miles of trails to explore, and adventurers can kayak, canoe, or fish on the Green River. From the Visitor Center, you can take the scenic Heritage Trail to the Old Guide's Cemetery, a historically significant burial site, and visit three historic Baptist churches to learn about the early settlers of the area.
In addition to thriving cities and a unique national park, there are also many noteworthy state parks to enjoy throughout Kentucky. The gorgeous forests that surround Cumberland Falls State Park offer plenty of terrain for hikers to explore, and the views of Cumberland Falls are nothing short of epic. DuPont Lodge and the Pinnacle Knob 1937 Fire Tower are historic places you'll want to check out.
At Fort Boonesborough State Park, history comes alive as you tour the original fort site of Daniel Boone and shop for handmade crafts in the gift shop. A refreshing, junior-size Olympic pool is also on the premises if you feel like cooling off on a hot, summer day.
Kenlake State Park is another great park that allows visitors to jet ski or pontoon on the serene waters of Kentucky Lake, and it's excellent for viewing the local wildlife as you walk or bike to Eggner's Ferry Bridge.
Many of the top Kentucky landmarks are located outside of major city centers near smaller towns and in protected, natural locations. Mammoth Cave National Park is one of the most iconic, natural landmarks in the state with a cave system that's predicted to have 600 more miles of undiscovered subterranean tunnels. Visitors can explore different sections of the vast caves on tours that last from one hour and 15-minutes up to four hours.
At the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, American history buffs will love exploring the First Lincoln Memorial, a beautiful stone building with 56 steps that is built where the original Lincoln cabin once stood. The Sinking Spring is another historic landmark you'll want to visit while you're at this park.
Not far from Lexington is the Red River Gorge Geological Area, a natural landmark with sheer cliffs, sandstone arches, and unique rock formations. Here, outdoor enthusiasts can blaze a trail through the Clifty Wilderness and enjoy year-round biking, fishing, kayaking, and camping excursions.
As the home of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs is an absolute must-see venue that features 13 fascinating tours, a world-class restaurant, and a museum dedicated to this epic horse racing event. Live horse races let you in on all of the excitement and hoopla that makes Churchill Downs one of the most famous horse racing tracks in the world.
Some of Kentucky's most popular RV parks combine the creature comforts of home with beautiful, natural surroundings and fantastic access to nearby attractions and events. Campgrounds in Louisville, such as Derby Campground and RV Park, provide guests with fabulous amenities that include an outdoor grill and patio, 24-hour security, and recreational games that are just a few blocks away from Churchill Downs. If you're visiting during the Derby, you'll enjoy the park's annual celebration that's one of the largest in the city.
The Bowling Green KOA Holiday is another great park that's only a short distance away from a long and fun list of attractions that include Mammoth Cave National Park, the National Corvette Museum, and The Reindeer Farm. Fantastic features include inflatable, weekend waterslides, fishing ponds, mini-golf, and a number of beautiful hiking and walking trails. Whispering Hills RV Park is located a few miles north of Lexington in the heart of horse country. Here, RVers can set up camp in a lovely, well-manicured park that has a large, fishing pond, a swimming pool, and a basketball court. You'll find the Kentucky Horse Park 15 minutes from Whispering Hills.
As you travel through the Bluegrass State, you'll find a variety of Kentucky dump stations that are conveniently located near or in the bigger cities. Many dump stations can also be found at local campgrounds and state parks in less-populated areas that provide guests with free access — although nominal fees may be charged for dump station use only. Amenities vary depending on the site you choose with many of them offering non-potable and potable rinse water, big-rig-friendly accommodations, and 24/7 access.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Kentucky?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Kentucky from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Kentucky?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.