Lake Cumberland, Ky., is renowned as a favorite houseboating destination all around—it was even voted the 2nd best houseboating lake according to our Facebook followers—but the quality service the marinas provide really seal the deal.
One of those marinas is Lee’s Ford Resort & Marina, a private area that’s removed from much of the summer crowd and offers everything from rentals to repairs and lodging. Not just cottage lodging, either (though that’s nice for the landlubbers). Rent out one of the houseboats from their fleet and enjoy the lifestyle you love in this beautiful area. Their houseboat rentals, as with all their various boat rentals, come with the assistance of their staff to go over equipment operation beforehand and make sure you’re comfortable behind the wheel of their models.
This naturally protected harbor has other bright highlights, as well. Lee’s Ford proudly runs The Harbor Restaurant and Tavern, which has been acclaimed in travel writer Gary West’s book, “Eating Your Way Across Kentucky, 101 Must Places To Eat,” as well as nationally featured in Southern Living Magazine. With a delightful menu that offers steaks, seafood, soups, salads, burgers, cobblers, and more, there’s quite a bit to choose from to please the picky-eaters.
The tavern includes an 1860’s antique bar that has been carefully restored to its former glory. Rumor has it that the infamous Jesse James occasionally paid the tavern a visit. If everyone is kicking back and relaxing onboard, you can also call in deliveries to be brought right to your houseboat. A shuttle service is also offered for guests who want to explore different parts of the property. On top of this, the marina employees will drive you and your luggage in golf carts to your boat to load everything more quickly.
Don’t forget to check out their marina ship store. If you need accessories, boating parts, bumpers, snacks, or a bag of ice, you can pick it up yourself or call in a request to have it delivered to you. A trash collection service runs from the beginning of April to the end of October, and for those who rent out a slip for their own houseboat, Lee’s Ford keeps the water running all year long for winter visits or getaways. And if you like to jam in the summertime, they also sponsor the Summer Concert Series, with live music on the deck every Saturday night until mid-September.
What more could you want in a marina? Visit www.leesfordmarina.com for more info, and don’t forget to check out their video below!