Somerset Itinerary

Somerset and Lake Cumberland is known as the “Houseboating Capital of Kentucky,” offering numerous opportunities for houseboating adventures. 

Here’s a simple itinerary focused on experiencing the best of houseboating in Somerset:

Somerset – The Houseboat Capital of the World

Breakfast at a Local Diner. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at a local diner in Somerset. Look for a spot where you can enjoy a delicious meal to fuel up for your houseboating adventure. We highly recommend the The Whippoorwill Diner located at 6320 S Hwy 27 #4, Somerset, KY 42501. Serving up comfort food, built on Southern hospitality and fresh in-house prepared food, you will taste “Grandma’s cooking” in every bite.

Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon

Rent a Houseboat. Several marinas on Lake Cumberland offer a variety of rental options, ranging from cozy vessels for small groups to luxurious pontoons with multiple bedrooms, kitchens, and entertainment areas. Advanced reservations are recommended. Contact Conley Bottom Marina, which offers a selection of houseboats and amenities for a memorable houseboating experience.

Lunch on the Lake

Picnic Lunch on the Houseboat. Enjoy a picnic lunch onboard your houseboat while cruising along Lake Cumberland. Pack a cooler with sandwiches, snacks, and beverages to enjoy on the deck or at a scenic spot to drop anchor. Take in the beautiful views of the lake and surrounding landscape as you relax and unwind on your floating home away from home.


Houseboating Activities. Spend the afternoon enjoying various houseboating activities on Lake Cumberland. Take advantage of amenities such as swimming platforms, water slides, and fishing decks to make the most of your time on the water. Explore secluded coves, go for a swim, or try your hand at fishing for bass, catfish, and other freshwater species that inhabit the lake. Make sure to visit the Lake Cumberland Tourism website for their calendar of events full of lake happenings!

Late Afternoon to Evening

Sunset Cruise. As the day winds down, embark on a sunset cruise aboard your houseboat to witness the beauty of Lake Cumberland at dusk. Find a quiet spot on the lake to watch the sun dip below the horizon, casting vibrant colors across the sky and water. Capture the moment with photos or simply relax and savor the peaceful ambiance of the lake at twilight.

Optional Add-on (if time permits)

Dinner at a Lakeside Restaurant. When you’re ready to get your land legs back, consider dining at a lakeside restaurant near one of the marinas on Lake Cumberland. Check out Guthrie’s Grill at 6075 S. Hwy 27, Somerset, KY 42501 for steak, seafood, and pasta — all with a beautiful lake view!

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