Enjoy Scenic Views of the
Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge
Connect with nature as you did as a young child – or maybe for the very first time in your life! Find your way back to nature or discover it here in the Daniel Boone National Forest – it’s a gift to yourself and those you love! There are so many ways to lose yourself in the beauty, peace and joy of nature right here in the Red River Gorge, at Natural Bridge, or at your own deluxe cabin at Cabins of Birch Hollow!
A world-renowned destination for outstanding rock climbing and hiking, the Kentucky Rockies offer a variety of adventures for everyone from beginners to experts, and from youngsters to grandpa. From zip lines to canoeing and kayaking, to swimming and fishing, there’s plenty of exciting activities to choose from.
Take the kids swimming at the outdoor pool at Hemlock Lodge or leap from the huge rocks into the Red River, which flows throughout the Red River Gorge. Have a picnic, go fishing at Mill Creek, or stop for lunch at several unique area restaurants.
If your idea of fun and adventure involves doing nothing at all, then just relax in a hot tub, play a game of cards with friends and family, shoot a game of pool, or build a fire in the fire pit at on of our deluxe mountain homes and listen to the sounds of nature all around you.
Welcome to Cabins of Birch Hollow
At Cabins of Birch Hollow, our 10 custom-built premier mountain homes are owned by individual investors who take great pride in the quality of their homes, get to enjoy them from time to time, and share them with discriminating guests like you the rest of the year.
Located on 20 acres of a private 200-acre development, the cabins are far enough apart to assure complete privacy for our guests. Each cabin has its own unique theme and special décor, along with complete furnishing, appliances, linens, and kitchen supplies to make for a comfortable home away from home.
Our guests love the hot tubs, fireplaces, fire pits, and TVs/DVDs, and several cabins have pool tables or other game tables. Each cabin has developed its own following of guests over the years who return year after year, and four of our cabins are pet-friendly, in response to requests from our repeat guests.
To assure the peace and quiet our guests love, our cabins sleep from 4-8 people comfortably. However, if your group is larger, you can rent several cabins and get to experience the special features each one offers to your family and friends.
Check out all 10 of our beautiful mountain homes to find the cabin that is perfect for your couples getaway, family reunion, or anything in between! Or learn more about our new private luxury suite!
Don’t miss a fabulous pizza from our good friends at Miguel’s, near Natural Bridge State Resort Park! Miguel’s just celebrated 30 years making homemade pizza crust, sauce, and bread for rock climbers and everyone else coming to the Red River Gorge year after year. From breakfast pizza to create-your-own salad and pasta dishes, this quaint hot spot offers 45 topping choices – and even has gluten-free pizza crust. Eat in the dining area on seats removed from old school buses, on picnic tables outside, or use the order form on their website, call ahead, and pick up a pizza to take back to your cabin to enjoy. Grab some Ale-8 and make it a party! Great place to eat after a swim at the pool at Natural Bridge or in the Red River Gorge.
A welcome newcomer is the Red River Rockhouse, serving eclectic and yummy fare from buttermilk pancakes to hummus wraps to hamburgers to kale and spinach salad! we even tried an organic beer (Wolfe County is not a dry county, like Powell County) and sweet potato fries for the first time. Located at 4000 KY Route 11, Campton, KY 41301, the Rock House is a nice 4-mile drive past Natural Bridge State Resort Park. You’ll see huge outcroppings of rocks for those who, like the owners, love climbing and hiking in the Red River Gorge area. Look for the huge bear by the road! He won’t bother you!
Your deluxe cabin at Cabins of Birch Hollow has a fully equipped kitchen, like this one at our Mane Stay cabin, and outdoor grills and fire pits, so you don’t need a restaurant at all during your stay in the Kentucky Rockies. Before you arrive, stock up on your favorite foods at Kroger’s in Winchester or Stanton if you are driving East on I-64, or stop at Kroger’s in Mt. Sterling if you are driving West on I-64. Grill steaks or hamburgers, roast hot dogs and marshmallow on the fire pit, and enjoy preparing and sharing a wonderful meal on your outside deck or dining room. Make some popcorn and watch an old movie!
The Sandstone Arches Restaurant is a large family-style restaurant located inside the Hemlock Lodge, overlooking the huge pool complex at Natural Bridge State Resort Park. They feature a seafood buffet most Friday nights in season, and the menu includes local favorites like pinto beans and corn bread, fried chicken, and cobbler for dessert. This makes for a nice finish to a day riding the sky lift to Natural Bridge and hiking out to Lookout Pointe and Lover’s Leap!
If you are hankering for gourmet hot dogs, quesadillas, nachos, hummus, or chips and salsa – some items in “kid” sizes – plus some draft beer, head over to Sky Bridge Station in nearby Campton. Play a game of darts or listen to some live music from local folks on weekends. It’s well worth the short drive after a fun day of hiking, sight-seeing, rock climbing, fishing, zip lining, or just hanging out with family and friends.
If you are looking for fast food, check out the extensive list of places to eat in Slade, Stanton, and Clay City at www.gopoco.org, Powell County Tourism’s website with lots of great information.
~ Look What Our Guests Are Saying ~
The beauty here cannot compare, up here in this crisp, clean, mountain air…We can’t wait to come back here again.
Beautiful place to hike, explore…This was our first visit to Kentucky. Loved it.
We really enjoyed our stay in this breathtaking part of the country.
Our family will never forget our stay at Birch Hollow. We enjoyed everything the area had to offer. Thank you for everything! We’ll be back!!
We had a wonderful family adventure. Thank you! Thank you!
My husband and I truly enjoyed the serenity of this place…best wishes to all who stay here for rejuvenation of all kinds!
How many ways can you say ‘beautiful,’ as we hiked and experienced the wonder of this awe-inspiring area? So restorative.
Thank you so much for a beautiful weekend. We had no idea this area of Kentucky was so amazing…we will most certainly return!
One of THE nicest cabin/homes we have ever stayed in !!! Gorgeous! And the hospitality was 5 star! Didn’t want to leave…