Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Offer Getaway Weekends and Other Special Events For Valentine’s Day
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Many Kentucky State Resort Parks will be offering special weekend packages and dinners for Valentine’s Day during February.
Everything from theater to tennis is available to guests at the state resort parks. Call the park directly or visit www.parks.ky.gov to make online reservations.
Here is a listing of special events:
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
Honeymooners Weekend, Feb. 15-17
Bring your sweetheart to Barren River’s Honeymooners Weekend. This popular weekend will have you “Dancing with the Stars” following our dance lessons on Friday evening, followed by karaoke. Saturday will be an eventful day complete with the ever popular “Not So Newlywed Game”, a surprise blast from the past and other activities followed by a night of dancing with a DJ to show off your dance skills. Package price of $220 plus tax per couple includes two night’s accommodations in the lodge, prime rib dinner buffet for two on Saturday, breakfast buffet on Sunday for two and all the activities for the weekend. Be a part of the tradition by calling 1-800-325-0057 to make your reservation.
Benham School House Inn, Benham
Sweetheart’s Night, Feb. 16
Celebrate an evening of romance. Join us for our Sweetheart’s Night at the Benham School House Inn on Feb. 16. Enjoy a night of feasting and fun as you dance the night away with that special someone. For $25 per person or $15 single, our Sweetheart’s Night festivities will include a delicious spread of our region’s favorite foods, live DJ music and dancing. For more information call 1-800-231-0627.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park,
Valentine’s Dinner Theater, Feb. 8 and 9
Blue Licks treats its visitors to fine dining and entertainment at one of their most sought after events. Tickets are $29.95 per person and includes an all you can eat dinner buffet featuring roast beef carved on line, farm raised catfish, and a dessert buffet to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. This year’s performance will be Professor Farquar’s “Great American Medicine Show,” a re-creation of one of the 19th century’s most popular diversions; presenting traditional toe-tapping tunes, incredible magic, plus lots of laughs and audience participation. Call 800-443-7008 for reservations and information. Overnight lodging packages available.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn
Sweetheart's Weekend, Feb. 15-17
Celebrate with your Valentine at Buckhorn Lake with a dance on Saturday night. Lodging package for Saturday night stay, dinner and dance available for $125 per couple. Call 1-800-325-0058 for information.
Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill
Valentine’s Dinner Theater, Feb. 15-16
Spend some time alone in a naturally beautiful setting nestled away in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky. Romance that special someone in your life with dinner followed by a comical theatrical performance. There will be a Friday and Saturday night show. Admission to the dinner and the show is $29.95 (plus tax) per person. The show starts at Call 1-800-325-0059.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin
Valentine Getaway Weekend, Feb. 15-16
Cumberland Falls has been considered one of Kentucky's most romantic attractions for decades. A weekend package is available for $299 per couple. Your weekend begins with dance and dinner on Friday evening with music provided by a DJ. And on Saturday, the package features breakfast, lunch and a mystery dinner theater. Registration fee for dinner theater only is $30 per person. Call 1-800-325-0063 for information.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville
Valentines Mystery Dinner Theater, Feb. 9-10
Do you and your special someone want to enjoy a night of mystery? We want to invite you to "The St. Valentines Day Massacre" Mystery Dinner Theater. Enjoy dinner as you participate in an interactive show were you become part of the play and help solve the mystery. Gangster or 1920's themed costumes are encouraged. The one who solves the murder wins $100 cash and one free night lodging for two at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park lodge. After solving the case sit back and relax as you laugh the night away at a magic show by David Cottrell. A special package includes one night’s lodging for two, two tickets to mystery dinner theater and magic show, and breakfast for two. Package price is $154.95 plus taxes. Call 1-800-325-2282 for information.
General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton
Perfect Harmony Weekend, Feb. 8-9
If a dinner theatre sounds like a way to spend your Valentine's, then General Butler State Resort Park has two packages two choose from. The Full Weekend Package includes Friday night lodging at Butler Lodge and dinner at Two Rivers Restaurant, Saturday breakfast buffet, and dinner theatre and lodging. Sunday concludes with our breakfast buffet. The cost is $245 (plus tax) per couple. The Saturday Package includes Saturday dinner theatre, Saturday night lodging at Butler Lodge and Sunday concludes with our breakfast buffet. The cost is $145 (plus tax) per couple. Saturday Dinner Theatre only (tickets may be purchased at the front desk) Price is $35 per person. Cottage guests pay the package price plus cottage rate difference with a $10 discount. Call 1-866-462-8853 for information.
Kenlake State Resort Park, Aurora
Doubles Tennis Tourney, Feb. 9
Couples or friends -- it doesn’t matter. What does matter is having a good time on the courts. You can turn this into an enjoyable Sweetheart’s Weekend. Registration deadline is Feb. 2. Fee is $40 per couple. Call 1-800-325-0143.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
Valentine Couples Get Away, Feb. 9-10
Enjoy a couple’s getaway package at Kentucky Dam Village State Park. If you like great accommodations, food and are a fan of the Orient Express, Sherlock Holmes or Clue, then this is the weekend for you! The one night package includes lodging for Saturday night, dinner and theater, and breakfast. The dinner theater will be a Murder Mystery, presented by the Market House Theater of Paducah, called Reality Bites Back. Please call 1-800-325-0146 for more information. Cost for full package is $164.99 plus tax and includes one nights lodging, dinner theater, and breakfast. Dinner theater only is $95 plus tax.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz
Barkley Sweetheart Weekend, Feb. 15-17
Your sweetheart will never forget this magical weekend on the romantic waters of Lake Barkley. Musical memories, an unforgettable boat tour, fine dining, and relaxing accommodations will add this weekend to your future stories together. Lodging packages will be available, so get them while you can and woo your special someone at Barkley Lodge. Registration deadline is Jan. 31. Call 1-800-325-1708 for details.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade
Mardi Gras Getaway, Feb. 16
Join us for a festive world famous event with Cajun cuisine, Jazz sounds and colorful beads. Let's celebrate the New Orleans tradition with a special overnight package for two at Hemlock Lodge including dinner buffet and breakfast the next morning. Package price is $139.95 plus tax. What a great Valentines gift! All you care to eat dinner buffet: Adults $15.95, Children under 12 $8.95. Buffet open 5-8 p.m. Call 1-800-325-1710.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Valentine's Getaway, Feb. 15-16
Come to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for a romantic Valentine's getaway! As you and your sweetheart enjoy a delicious dinner, love songs will be played throughout the dinning area. After dinner enjoy playing the "Not-so-Newlywed-Game." Check-in begins at Feb. 15. Package price is $99. Reserve a room for Saturday night for half price with purchase of Valentine’s package. Call 1-800-325-1711.
Rough River State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
Sweetheart Weekend, Feb. 8-10
Bring your sweetie out and feel a little Triple R - Rough River Romance! With this package of only $228 plus tax, per couple, you will enjoy a two-night stay, good food (Prime Rib Buffet), good entertainment and a lot of love and laughter! There will be many Valentine/couple related activities, special entertainment and a dance for you and your honey. Call 1-800-325-1713.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov