Cumberland Falls State Resort Park




Kentucky’s favorite son, frontiersman Daniel Boone, could as easily been talking about the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park nearly 250 years ago when he said, “Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.” Kentuckians’ closely held secret is this state park that is also a history-rich Road Scholar destination. Here, Appalachian culture comes to life on educational field trips experiencing customs, lore and natural beauty — none more so than a 125-foot-wide curtain of falling water, the “Niagara of the South.” On a clear night under a full moon, a magical “moonbow” appears as a whispering mist kisses your face.


Historic DuPont Lodge is among one of the most beautiful of Kentucky’s state park lodges. Its solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement massive stone fireplaces in its common areas. Fifty-one rooms offer lovely views and full amenities, including a TV, telephone, daily housekeeping and a coffee pot.


A large observation deck is perfect for relaxing and socializing while overlooking the Cumberland River running through the hillside. 

Good to Know
  • Alcohol is prohibited in public areas and not sold on the property; participants allowed to bring their own.


The Retreat Difference  |  The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for light morning exercise, meeting a community member for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for under $200 more for most programs. 

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