Accomodations In Pikeville KY
January 10, 2009 6:31 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know about places to stay in Pikeville Kentucky???

I want to take my fiance to Hillbilly Days in Pikeville Kentucky for his b-day. I want to stay in a secluded cabin or cottage near Pikeville. I have only been able to find cabins in Lexington, which is like 2 hours away. Does anyone know of any neato places to stay that's between Lexington and Pikeville? I will take a cool hotel or B&B as a last resort, but I would prefer a nice remote cabin, where we can relax and have some real privacy. Any ideas?
posted by madmamasmith to Travel & Transportation around Pikeville, KY (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend grew up around that area - I've heard many a story about Hillbilly Days.

Try entering into West Virginia - the closest "town" to Pikeville would be Williamson, W.Va. and it's about 30 minutes away. There are a lot of cute, locally-owned hotels in Williamson because it's a stop on the Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail. There's the Linkous House B&B and the Mountaineer Hotel.

You can also try Prestonsburg, Kentucky (about 30 minutes away). There's a park there, the Jenny Wiley State Park, and it has cottages you can rent as well as a resort lodge.
posted by kerning at 7:46 PM on January 10, 2009

There are cabins at Breaks Interstate Park, which is about 30 minutes outside of town, in Virginia, and fancies itself "the Grand Canyon of the South".
posted by carmicha at 8:02 PM on January 10, 2009

Hey, I can tell you all about Pikeville. There aren't a lot of places to stay in the immediate vicinity. There are a couple of nice hotels, and a couple of shady hotels, and that's about it. Are you travelling from Lexington? Jenny Wiley would probably be a good option. It depends on what you mean by privacy. They cabins are the woods up the hill from the lodge, and reasonably spaced out, but they're not "wow we're out here all alone with nobody for miles" secluded. Of course, my idea of remote may be different from yours :) I've never actually been inside a cabin, but from the outside, they aren't fancy, pretty standard state park accomodations. I've always thought they seemed like a cool place to stay, but I dig state park accomodations.

The cabins at the Breaks are comparable, I would say, again speaking only from the outside view. The hiking is much better, though, if you're interested in that. It's really pretty there, with some excellent overlooks, and it will be especially nice that time of the year. One thing to keep in mind is that a significant portion of the drive from the Breaks into Pikeville is two lane, and it's safe to say there will be more traffic than usual.

Depending on where you're driving from and how much time you plan to spend in Pikeville, you may want to consider the area around Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge. There are quite a few cabins, and some of them are more remote. They're fancier, I think most of them have hot tubs and fireplaces if that's what you had in mind. It's at least an hour and a half from Pikeville, though, so it might be further away than you want to stay.

There is a bed and breakfast and winery about an hour beyond Pikeville. Back in the day the building was the company store for a mining town. They make the wine in the basement. It's very cool. They don't have a website that I can find, but here are some photos.

Have either of you been to Hillbilly Days before? If not, let me know, I can give you some tips on where to park and what to expect. If you have any other questions I'd be happy to help. It is certainly an interesting cultural experience.
posted by little e at 9:04 PM on January 10, 2009

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