Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Offer Valentine Day Packages
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and several Kentucky State Parks are offering special packages and programs in February.
State parks offer a great chance for a getaway weekend along with excellent food, entertainment and natural beauty and scenery. Listed below are the parks with Valentine’s packages and programs. For more information about each park, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Here is a listing of special events:
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
Barren’s Honeymooner’s Weekend
This year’s event will be a two-night event and has a “70’s Disco” theme. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite 70’s attire for the dance Saturday evening. Friday night will feature karaoke and other games starting at 7 p.m. Saturday’s activities during the day include the “Not So Newlywed” game, caching for kisses and dance and dance contests starting at 8 p.m. The two night package for $220 per couple includes lodging, both night’s activities, dinner buffet Saturday and Sunday breakfast. There’s also a one- night package available for $170 per couple. Call 1-800-325-0057 for details.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet
Sunday Feb. 14
You've given candy, sent roses and even bought jewelry. This year spend more time than money on your sweetheart. Show you care by setting aside a night with the one you love and make some memories. At Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, we're offering a sweetheart of a deal for Valentine's Day with $39 room rates on Sunday, Feb. 14th. Fall in love with our breathtaking views, natural surroundings and rich history. Call 800-443-7008 for reservations.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet
Valentine Dinner Theater
Enjoy an evening of romantic dinner theater with “Cabareta! A Review” featuring popular love songs and scenes through time. A package that includes one night’s lodging, dinner theater and breakfast for two is available for $129 plus tax. The dinner theater only is $34.95 plus tax per person. Call 1-800-443-7008.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn
Romantic Weekend Package
Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway with your sweetheart for $99 for a Friday and Saturday night stay. Dining will be available in our full-service dining room. Special recreational activities will be planned throughout the weekend. 1-800-325-0058.
Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill
Valentine’s Dinner Theater
Romance that special someone in your life with a nice dinner followed by a theatrical performance by Cool Waters, purveyors of song and humor in the cowboy tradition. Remember nickel popcorn and sodas, the hero in white and the villains in black? Cool Waters sings the songs of those happier times. So come on out and meet some cowboys, outlaws, some preachers and a few old friends from your past. Dress the part if you like and come as cowboys and cowgirls on this interactive retro western night. Admission fee of $34.95 plus tax per person includes dinner and show. The park is also offering a package that includes the dinner, show and an overnight stay in Lewis Caveland Lodge for just $127.90 plus tax for two people. 1-800-325-0059.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin
Valentine Getaway Weekend
Cumberland Falls has been considered one of Kentucky's most romantic attractions for decades. Your weekend begins with dance on Friday evening with music provided by a DJ. A mystery theater will be offered Saturday evening. The entire weekend package is $299 per couple, which includes two night’s lodging, a dance on Friday and Saturday evening dinner theater and breakfast on Sunday. Single person price is $239. The park is offering a package for singles for one night. Enjoy our Valentine’s Day Dinner Theater Saturday only for $134.50 (single) plus tax. Bring a friend for $179.50 (double) plus tax. The one-night package includes Saturday night lodging, dinner, theater and breakfast on Sunday. Price for dance on Friday is $15 per person. Dinner and show on Saturday is $35 per person. Call 1-800-325-0063.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park wants you to have a memorable Valentine’s weekend Feb. 12-14. Have a romantic evening of dinner and dancing with your sweetheart at our beautiful lodge Friday and Saturday night. Friday night will be a Love Me Tender night as an Elvis impersonator sings sweet love songs accompanied by a live band from 6-8 p.m. CST. A buffet dinner will be served during the concert and a dance floor will be available. The following packages are offered Friday, all of which are based on two people: Friday Night Package $141.95 includes one night lodging, Elvis dinner concert and breakfast. The Elvis dinner concert is $54.95. Saturday night attend a sweetheart dance with Klassyc Tymes from 8–12 p.m. CST. Klassyc Tymes is a great band that cover tunes from the 50’s through today. During breaks we will be playing couples themed games. The following packages are offered during Saturday, all of which are based on two people:
Saturday Night Super Deluxe $169.95 includes one night lodging, dinner, breakfast, dance, and special gift; Saturday Night Deluxe $149.95 includes one night lodging, dinner, breakfast, and dance; Dinner and Klassyc Tymes Dance $74.95. Klassyc Tymes Dance $40 per couple. For more information or to make reservations, call 1-800-325-2282.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, Louisville
Caching for Kisses
It may be cold outside but this Valentine’s Day warm up fireside after an eventful day Geocaching. Every cache you find is sure to contain a chocolate Hershey’s Kiss, including two new permanent caches to the park. Finish up around the fire ring with S’mores and Hot Cocoa. Too chilly for your little cachers? The Park Recreation Staff will entertain the little ones with games and crafts while you’re out. There is no additional fee for the children’s program but you must register children by Feb. 12th to participate. This event will run 2-5 p.m. Meet at the Activities Building. The fee is $12 per person. 502-429-7270.
General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton
Perfect Harmony Dinner Theatre Weekend
Every couple deserves a weekend away, so come and enjoy yourself at our Dinner Theatre Weekend. General Butler is nestled between rolling hills and stunning views of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers; along with being steep in history! Package price is $275 plus tax per couple. It includes Friday and Saturday night lodging, Friday dinner buffet, Saturday breakfast buffet, Butler-Turpin State Historic House tour, Saturday dinner theatre and Sunday breakfast buffet. If wishing to book a cottage, guests would pay rate difference, along with package price, and would receive a $20 discount on cottage rate. Ticket price for dinner theater only is $35 per person plus tax. 1-866-462-8853.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup
Valentine's Special Getaway
Celebrate Valentine's Day with that special someone at Greenbo Lake's Jesse Stuart Lodge. Greenbo is offering a romantic getaway for $58 for two that includes one night’s lodging, a continental breakfast and tickets to see Sandy Harmon's Kentucky Chautauqua performance of Lily May Ledford Coon Creek Girl (1917-1985). Join Sandy Harmon as she brings Lily May Ledford to life in her one woman performance of one of the Coon Creek Girls. A ticket for the show only is $8 a person. There will also be a special Valentine's Sweetheart Buffet for an additional cost. 1-800-325-0083.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg
Valentine’s Day Dinner Buffet
Make plans for you and yours at our Valentine’s Day Getaway. It will be an evening filled with a romantic candle-light dinner buffet and wonderful romantic music. You can either join us for the evening or make the weekend of it with our getaway package. 1-800-325-0142.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
Valentine’s Weekend Getaway
Enjoy a couple's weekend dance getaway and sweep that special someone off their feet! Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is offering an overnight package which includes Friday and Saturday nights’ lodging with dancing following Saturday evening dinner for two, then a hot breakfast to start out your Sunday morning at Harbor Lights Restaurant located inside the Kentucky Dam Village lodge. Dinner guests are asked to RSVP their meal choice when making reservations. Our chef is cooking up the following choices for your elegant “plated” meal: Grilled Fillet Mignon; Pan Seared Orange Roughy with Shrimp; Sautéed Cumberland Duck breast; or Chicken Italiano. Sound Services – DJ Entertainment will play all your favorites while you dance into the night with that special person! With over 100,000 songs, they have everything you’ll want to hear! Mix in the motion dance lighting. You’ll pay only $189.95 per couple plus tax. There is also a package for couples wishing to have dinner and attend the dance only for $70. Dance tickets will also be sold at the door or at the front desk. For more information call 1-800-325-0146 ext. #430 or email: Anthony.Lawrence@ky.gov
Kenlake State Resort Park, Aurora
Rewind Your Heart
Kenlake State Resort Park is offering a Valentine package that includes a one night lodge room or one-bedroom cottage stay, dinner and dance. Dinner includes prime rib and shrimp buffet from 5-8 p.m. The dance will be 8-11 p.m. and will feature a DJ playing a blend of music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. The package is $114.95 per couple. Call 1-800-325-0143.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
Valentine’s Weekend Getaway
Enjoy a couple's weekend dance getaway and sweep that special someone off their feet! Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is offering an overnight package which includes Friday and Saturday nights’ lodging with dancing following Saturday evening dinner for two, then a hot breakfast to start out your Sunday morning at Harbor Lights Restaurant located inside the Kentucky Dam Village lodge. Dinner guests are asked to RSVP their meal choice when making reservations. Our chef is cooking up the following choices for your elegant “plated” meal: Grilled Fillet Mignon; Pan Seared Orange Roughy with Shrimp; Sautéed Cumberland Duck breast; or Chicken Italiano. (Please express your entrée choice when purchasing your package) Sound Services – DJ Entertainment will play all your favorites while you dance into the night with that special person! With over 100,000 songs, they have everything you’ll want to hear! Mix in the motion dance lighting you’ll pay only $189.95 per couple plus tax. There is also a package for those couples wishing to have dinner and attend the dance only for $70. Dance tickets will also be sold at the door or at the front desk. For more information call 1-800-325-0146 ext. #430 or email: Anthony.Lawrence@ky.gov
Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz
The park is offering special weekend packages. There will be a Saturday evening dance with Syndicate of Soul of Nashville. A two-night package including Saturday prime rib dinner, dance with a live band and Sunday breakfast is $239 per couple. A one-night package with Saturday dinner and dance and Sunday breakfast is $189 per couple. Dinner and dance packages are also available. Call 1-800-325-1708 for reservations and details.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown
Sweetheart Valentine's Dinner
Come and treat your special valentine to a wonderful prime rib and peel and eat shrimp special buffet dinner. The buffet is $19.95 per person. 1-800-325-1709.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade
Valentine’s Dinner Getaway
Enter the world of romance at Natural Bridge this Valentine’s Day. We will be offering a special buffet featuring carved on the line roasted prime rib, pecan encrusted salmon filet and marmalade glazed chicken. Spend the night on Saturday for a package price of $129.95, which includes 1 p.m. check in, dinner, lodge room and Sunday breakfast. Valentine’s buffet will be served Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5-8 p.m. for $16.95. For more information and to make a reservation call 1-800-325-1710.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Come to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for a romantic Valentine's Weekend! The festivities will begin with the “Not So Newly Wed” game on Friday night at 7 p.m. Saturday will feature dinner and a dance. Then enjoy a buffet breakfast with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day morning. Check-in begins at 3 p.m. Feb. 12. The $205 package price includes two night’s lodging, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, “Not So Newly Wed” game, Saturday Sweethearts’ dance and prizes. Call 1-800-325-1711.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host a romantic, Italian-themed, sweethearts’ dinner featuring authentic Italian cuisine. Entrees will include lasagna, spaghetti and a saute’ station where the park’s chef will prepare shrimp, chicken and vegetables to your personal preference. Rounding out the evening’s special menu will be a variety of pastas and sauces, Italian-style vegetables, rolls, garlic bread, various pasta salads on the bar and an assortment of all-time favorite desserts. A harpist will play, setting the mood and creating a romantic atmosphere for all our guests on this special dining occasion. The cost of the dinner is $16.95 per person. For more information, contact the park at 606-337-3066 or 800-325-1712.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
Love is in the air at Rough River Dam State Resort Park! With this sweetheart package of $225 per couple you will enjoy two night’s lodging, Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast buffets and a Saturday night prime rib dinner buffet. There will be a Sweetheart Dance with a DJ for you and your honey and many other Valentine/couple related activities! Bring your sweetie out and experience a little Triple R- Rough River Romance! Call 270-257-2311 or toll free 1-800-325-1713 for more information or to make reservations!
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov