Kentucky Hotels, Resorts, Lodging and Accommodations
Lake Cumberland House Boat Rentals - Kentucky Vacations
Lake Cumberland is located in the state of Kentucky and has established itself as one of the premier tourist destinations and offers a multitude of outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing, lodging, house boat rentals, wildlife watching, and a choice of other recreational pursuits. The magnificent Lake Cumberland has a surface area of 102 square miles and more than 1,200 miles of shoreline.....read more »
Galt House Hotel - Louisville
The heritage of the Galt House Hotel begins long before the magnificent 25 story hotel on the banks of the Ohio River that is the official hotel of the Kentucky Derby. The original Galt House was literally that, the home of Dr. William Craig Galt who was well known for his hospitality. He was a noted physician in the early days of Louisville and a member of the first Louisville Medical Society. He was the attending physician for Louisville founder, George Rogers Clark, when General Clark's leg was amputated in 1809. Clark was the brother of William Clark, the Clark in the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The first actual Galt House was a 60 rooml hotel built around 1835, on land Dr. Galt owned across the street from his residence It was on the northeast corner of Second and Main and con-sidered one of the best-known hostelries in the 19th century. It played host to many famous personages. , Presidents Lincoln and Grant stayed there. Famed British author Charles Dickens enjoyed his visit so much he wrote about the Galt House in his American Notes .....read more »