Lodging | Ky Great River Road National Scenic Byway

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Welcome to the KY Great River Road Lodging Guide.  

Kentucky is known for some unique vacation spots.  Wherever you travel in Kentucky, whatever attractions you plan to experience, there are plenty of great motels, hotels, bed and breakfast locations, and camping spots in Kentucky that will fit your budget and meet your expectations.  Sleep in state park lodges and cozy Kentucky cabin rentals or rough it at a campsite. Learn about the many locations specifically in the KyGreatRiverRoad National Scenic Byway along the western Kentucky border of the Mississippi River Corridor.

Ballard County
Kevil, Kentucky
Southland Ranch Camp, Retreat, and Conference Center, 701 Upshaw Lane, Kevil, Ky 42053, Contact Wayne Chapman, (270) 331-1157, wayne@sbtrance.com SBTRanch.com – Southland Ranch offers numerous full-service programs, with facilities available for rent as private or large-group venues for periods ranging from a few hours to an entire week. Dining Hall & Lodge facilities and two 80-bed dormitories, a 30’ x 50’ pool with pool-house, an open-air pavilion, and new sports fields makes Southland Ranch your Retreat.

La Center, Kentucky
La Center Motel, 474 W Kentucky Dr, La Center, KY, (270) 665-9181 

The Fowler Farm Lodge, 246 New Hope Church Lane, LaCenter, KY 42056,  270-217-3119, 270-224-2790 Lodge david@rayblackson.com; http://www.thefowlerfarm.com/ — a 5,600 square foot lodge that sleep twelve guests comfortably. Mailing Address: 1250 High Street, Paducah, KY 42001 / Lodge Address: 246 New Hope Church Lane, LaCenter, KY 42056

Wickliffe, Kentucky

Hillbilly Ridge Bed & Breakfast, 320 Martin RD, Wickliffe, KY 42087, (270) 564-8088 Hillbilly Ridge B&B is situated on 40+ acres with all the comforts of home in a true backwoods setting, an all season Bed & Breakfast in a hillbilly locale with urban swag.  Play possum for the day in one of the many hammocks on site.

Waldon Hunting Lodge, 779 Colvin Lake Rd., Kevil, KY 42053, Phone: 270-224-2020, sleeps thirteen.

Grassy Lake Lodge, 2957 Barlow Road, Wickliffe, KY 42087, (270) 334-3636

Carlisle County
Arlington, Kentucky
Indian Camp Campground, Contact: Gene and Freda Bolin, Campground Physical Address: 849 CR. 1217, Arlington, Ky. 42021; Mailing Address: 785 Mountjoy Road, Clinton, Ky.42031.  http://www.kygrro.org/indiancampcampground/  Primitive camping sites available under the moonlight by the campfire telling the tales of the day. Currently 12 sites available (4 with electricity at $20.00 per night, 8 sites w/out hookups at $10.00 per night) – lots of rooms for tents, horse trailers and campers, horses, and 4-wheel riders.  Experience the Mississippi River Trails of Kentucky, connecting with Carlisle County River Trails for awesome views of the Mississippi River.

Wright’s Area 252 Riding Park, 97 County Road 1324, Arlington, KY 42021, Phone: (270)562-1293, (270)207-0038, (270)655-2200, http://www.kygrro.org/WrightsArea252RidingPark/   Primitive camping sites available

Hickman County
Clinton, Kentucky
The Cabin at Bellewoode, 928 St Rt 2206, Clinton, KY 42031 , Contact: Bill & Carolyn Bone, (270)653-6060 – Pleasant perfect getaway for relaxing weekend, wedding and reception.  Bellewoode is more than a cabin with the ambiance of a lodge fully furnished with antiques and modern conveniences.  Casual fishing in stocked lake with bream, bass and catfish.

Harper House Bed & Breakfast, 353 KY 703, Clinton, KY 42031, (270)559-6485, http://kygrro.org/harperhouse/  A historic home of former Harry Lee Waterfield.  Harry Lee Waterfield served as the 42nd and 44th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. House has three rooms, sleeps six, furnished with beautiful antiques.

Columbus, Kentucky
Iron Banks Lodge ,11217 State Route 58 West, Columbus, Kentucky 42032, http://ironbankslodge.com/ Contact General Manager Gaye (270) 254-6340, located at the Mississippi River in Hickman County, Columbus, Kentucky, originally built circa 1930 as the Iron Banks Hotel, restored in 2014 as a bed and breakfast lodge. Lodging property furnished with four themed bedrooms upstairs each with private bath and an upper level deck overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River.

Columbus Belmont State Park, Cabins & Camping, 350 Park Road Columbus, KY, Park Mgr, Cindy Lynch Email: cindy.lynch@ky.gov (270)677-2327, http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/Columbus-Belmont/default.aspx – Relax amid beautiful settings on the river cliff campground with 38 sites, utility hookups and grills. A central service offers rest rooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Pets allowed if restrained.  Campground is open year round, water available, but not to each site in winter.  Two rental camping trailers and a log cabin are also available by calling the park direct.  Each trailer has kitchen, bath, and sleeps six.  The log cabin sleeps two and renter uses campground facilities.

Fulton County
Fulton, Kentucky
Oaklawn Cottage, Contact Reservations: (270)472-3645, (270) 627-1175, (270)627-1174  – Nestled into four secluded acres amid the rolling hills of far Western Kentucky, this cozy cottage is a vacationer’s delight fully furnished with antiques and many amenities.  Maximum 4 people, 2-night minimum stay, No smoking and no pets inside, outdoor kennel available for rent.

Kingway Motel, Highway 45 And 51 Byp, Fulton, KY 42041 (270) 472-3324

The Meadows Hotel (Construction Starting 12/2016, Expected Opening Summer 2017), 101 Commercial Avenue, Fulton, KY 42041, (817) 307-2601, http://www.meadowshotelfulton.com/  The Meadows Hotel in downtown Fulton, Kentucky is an historic boutique hotel. Also in the Meadows is Bar 101, an intimate and upscale restaurant and bar.  Construction and an extensive renovation begins on this old building in downtown Fulton (circa 1901) in September of 2016. Expected opening will be spring of 2017. A unique historic boutique hotel with 14 guest rooms, and an intimate small restaurant and bar called Bar 101. In our lobby you’ll also find the Meadows Shop, a 7×24 retail outlet with everyone from souvenirs to food to sundries. Each room will be individually appointed. The Meadows brand will stand for excellence and luxury. In fact we want our guest to relax in history, with modern luxury.

Hickman, Kentucky 
The Historical Stokes Home
, 204 Buchanan Street, Hickman, KY 42050 (731)614-4784


Follow the Pilot’s Wheel through the Mississippi River Corridor from Canada to the Gulf in four counties along the western border of Kentucky



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