Kentucky Mountain Cabin Escape w/ Fire Pit

Property ID: 496981South ShoreKYUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA


Relax with a rustic getaway at 'Mela’s Country Retreat,' nestled in the mountains of South Shore, KY! Surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, this quaint 2-bed, 1-bath cabin allows you to soak in the solitude. Look for wildlife among the trees while you sit beside the crackling fire pit, start up the grill for a fresh meal out on the deck, or enjoy a game night in the living room. Outdoor adventure awaits nearby, from hiking in the Wayne National Forest to boating at Shawnee State Park!


  • Deck
  • Pets Allowed
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

ON THE WATER: Greenup Boat Ramp (15 miles), Shawnee State Park - Roosevelt Lake (19 miles), Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area (33 miles)

ON THE LAND: Wayne National Forest (surrounding area), Hanging Rock Trailhead (24 miles), Carter Caves State Resort Park (38 miles)

PORTSMOUTH, OH (~9 miles): Second Street Historic District, Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, Riverfront Park, entertainment, breweries, antiquing, local dining

AIRPORT: Huntington Tri-State Airport (49 miles), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (116 miles)


2 reviews
  • 5/5

    This property is gorgeous. The owners are so kind and hospitable. They went above and beyond anything I’ve ever seen. I will most definitely come again. Honestly, I can’t wait to. It was a wonderful, romantic getaway. I highly recommend staying here.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 17, 2024
  • Seasoned Traveller/Top Tier Stay!


    We would first like to say thank you to Mela, the property owner, who has been absolutely amazing throughout our stay!!!

    If you are searching for a quiet get away for any purpose, this is an ideal location. The property is far enough from life that your nights are filled with star littered skies and the wonderful sounds of nature. The property has an available fire pit and a front porch that begs for relaxation. There are accessible trails for adventure on the property and enough open space for people of all ages to enjoy.

    The cabin itself has all of the amenities you could ask for. Mela has done a fantastic job making this property feel like a home away from home. Hot water, solid water pressure, clean, and cozy! AC works well to keep the cabin cool during the hottest months and naturally stays cool at night.

    All and all, I am very much looking forward for any reason to venture back. We had a very extended stay here due to work (nearly 2 and a half months) and will be extremely saddened to have to close the doors for the final time. It has been an absolute pleasure!

    Published September 8, 2023
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  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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