Department of Parks
State Parks Offer Valentine’s Day Special Weekends and Events
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and several Kentucky State Parks are offering special packages 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 resort parks with the Valentine’s packages and the park toll-free phone number. For more information about each park, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Barren River (Glasgow)- Honeymooner’s Weekend- February 9th –11th
Bring your sweetheart to Barren River for a fun, relaxing, romantic weekend. There will be activities offered throughout the weekend that will make for a memorable one. Dave Cottrell will bring the “magic” alive while our Saturday evening entertainment will have you “dancing under the stars.” 1-800-325-0057
Blue Licks (Mount Olivet)- Valentine’s Dinner Theatre- February 9th and 10th , Valentine Evening Special on Feb. 17th
Enjoy a delicious buffet featuring roast beef carved on the line, roast pork and dressing, vegetable medley, catfish, a large selection of fresh salads, and a dessert buffet. Seating begins around with the show beginning at (both days) The one-woman show will feature Kelly Brengelman portraying Ruth Hanly Booe, a founder of Rebecca Ruth Candies. Tickets are $29.95 a person. 1-800-443-7008.
And on Feb. 17th, Blue Licks will present a Valentine Evening Special with a romantic candlelight dinner and movie starting at for $29 a couple. Reservations requested. 1-800-443-7008.
Buckhorn Lake (Buckhorn) - Sweetheart Weekend – February 9th – 10th
Bring your sweetheart to the park for many recreational activities including dinner, and dance. Package price of $110 per couple includes dinner, dance, refreshments, and one night’s lodging. Stay Friday or Sunday night for an additional $39. 1-800-325-0058.
Carter Caves (Olive Hill)- Valentine’s Dinner Theatre – February 9th – 10th
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 a nice dinner followed by a magic show featuring Bobby Maverick. There will be a Friday and Saturday show at Admission to the dinner and show is $29.95 (+ tax) per person. Lodging packages are also available for $55.49 per person that include dinner, show and one night’s stay. 1-800-325-0059.
Cumberland Falls (Corbin)- Valentine Dinner Theatre – February 10
Cumberland Falls has been a romantic getaway for decades. Bring your special someone for a night of entertainment and relaxation. Lance Brown will portray the American Cowboy Will Rogers who was a trick roper, radio commentator, author and the star of 71 movies. 1-800-325-0063.
Dale Hollow (Burkesville)- Valentine’s Day- February 10
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart at Dale Hollow State Resort Park. This romantic get-a-way weekend will make for a memorable one. A fun, relaxing, romantic weekend is just what you need! Let us provide you with the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration! 1-800-325-2282.
General Butler (Carrollton) – Perfect Harmony Weekend – February 9-11
This package includes two nights at Butler Lodge, Friday dinner at Two Rivers, Saturday & Sunday breakfast buffets at Two Rivers, Saturday Dinner Theatre at General Butler Conference Center with "Walker & Kays" (musical) and Saturday two Well Being Workshops (Yoga and Chi Gong). All for $245 per couple. 1-866-462-8853.
Greenbo Lake (Greenup) - Valentine Special– February 14th
Spend a special evening with that special someone at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. Enjoy a delicious meal and a one-woman play. Suzi Schuhman will be portraying Sallie Ward, Queen of Society, 1827-1896. The daughter of a wealthy family Sallie grew up in Louisville and attended a French finishing school. Sallie enjoyed widespread popularity in Louisville, across the eastern seaboard, and in Europe. Her behavior could be scandalous, but was often trendsetting. Choose the Valentine Package that suits you best -- $99.95 one night’s lodging for two, dinner for two, and play. For $49.95, get dinner and play for two. It’s $6 per person for play only. All packages include drink, tip, and tax. 1-800-325-0083.
Jenny Wiley (Prestonsburg)- Sweetheart of a Deal Weekend - February 9th and 10th
For $89 per couple get a great night out with that special someone! Included in the package is a deluxe lodge room for one night, dinner for two in our romantic May Lodge, and sweets for your sweetie in your room! Your sweetheart deserves this, so don't delay. Call for your reservations today! 1-800-325-0142.
Kenlake (Aurora)– Adult Doubles Tennis Tournament – February 10th
Service for two? Sure we have room on the court. Come out for our couple’s tennis tournament. Meet other couples, show off your teamwork skills, and have fun this sweetheart’s weekend. Couples or friends it doesn’t matter. What does matter is having a good time on court. 1-800-325-0143.
Kentucky Dam Village (Gilbertsville)– Weekend Getaway – February 10-11
Kentucky Dam Village is offering a weekend package for Valentine’s Day. One night in a lodge room, a special meal Saturday night from the park’s chef, a dance with DJ and Sunday breakfast for $125.95 a couple will make this a great weekend getaway. 1-800-325-0146.
Natural Bridge (Slade) – Valentine’s Dinner – February 14
Natural Bridge State Resort Park is offering Paris Bistro Dining. Enter the world of romance as you dine on authentic French cuisine prepared by our very own Chef Michael Wells. Wednesday, Feb. 14, serving 1-800-325-1710.
Pennyrile Forest (Dawson Springs)- Valentine’s Getaway- February 10th –11th
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." The $99 package includes: one night’s lodging, dinner for two, Valentine's entertainment and gifts, and breakfast for two. Check-in begins at February 10. Reserve a room for Friday night for half price with purchase of Valentine’s package. 1-800-325-1711.
Rough River Dam (Falls of Rough)- Sweetheart Weekend – February 9th-11th
Package includes two nights lodging, prime rib dinner buffet Saturday evening, breakfast buffet both Saturday and Sunday morning, Valentine-related activities on Saturday and evening entertainment including “A Nite at the Races” with a Sundae Ice Cream Bar on Friday night and a Saturday evening dance with your sweetie as a DJ will be on hand to play your favorite love songs. $199 per couple plus tax & gratuities (price subject to change) 1-800-325-1713.
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 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