It’s morning in Campton, Kentucky. Snuggled under hand-stitched quilts inside a cozy, rustic lodge, I begin to stir at the sun’s first rays. My eyes open to a room coated in rich pine. Before long, my mind drifts to the options that await me today at Cliffview Resort, a woodsy escape an hour’s drive from Lexington.
Should I spend the morning in a rocking chair on the lodge’s wrap-around porch, coffee in hand as I watch the fog lift in the distance? Or should I suit up for an adventure? Maybe a zip line tour, or a hike through the dense pine forests outside.
I decide to save the adventure for later — I’m not one to turn down a rocking chair with a view.
A stay like this at Cliffview is just one of many romantic getaways in Kentucky, a state filled with luxury dining, decadent spa treatments, morning trips to historic distilleries and horse farms, and nights in with a glass of bourbon.