About Lago Linda Hideaway

Enjoy the quiet tranquility of the Kentucky countryside at Lago Linda Hideaway, courtesy of owners Doug and Linda Black. A geologist of considerable renown, Doug purchased this 410-acre retreat in 1969. He began construction on his log cabin home soon after, a project which extended over several years. Doug met Linda, a professional woman from Liverpool, England, at a sail club in Washington, DC. As unlikely as the match may have seemed, the two were married in 1992.

We cherish our little piece of Appalachian woods and we hope you will visit us to experience the peace and serenity at our Hideaway.

Together, they moved to Kentucky where they worked together to develop the land into a place they could share with others. One part of this project involved building a dam to catch the water from two mountain streams in order to form the property’s lake. As they were watching the lake fill, Doug announced that the lake should be called “Lago Linda,” meaning ” Pretty Lake.”  In 2005, “Hideaway” was attached to the original name due to a comment made by James McWhorter, a student from Berea College who came to stay at Lago Linda to document trails and photograph wildlife.

Today, Lago Linda Hideaway provides countryside camping and cabin rentals with close proximity to one of the world’s premier rock climbing destinations, the Red River Gorge. Only 65 miles from Lexington, Kentucky, this idyllic retreat offers spacious, quiet, and safe accommodations to hundreds of rock climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts and their families (including canine members) year-round. Despite the rustic and rural feel of Lago Linda, campers have access to free WIFI as well as hot showers and flush toilets.

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We Love our visitors, And They Love Us.

We are fully dedicated to our visitors. When you stay with us, there is no need to worry about customer service. Check out what our visitors are saying about Lago Linda Hideaway!

Linda’s campground was beautiful! Great location, lovely property, clean bathrooms, hot showers — everything my friends and I needed for a fun and relaxing weekend. Linda was very kind and hospitable — she personally showed me to the campsite we had reserved, spent time chatting with us on a rainy morning, and even helped us get a reasonable deal when we needed a car repair service. I would definitely return to Lago Linda Hideaway in the future.
Kelsey W.
I love Lago Linda Hideaway! It is a beautiful spot for tent campers and cabin dwellers alike. The showers and bathrooms are always clean and it is extremely reasonably priced. It is my go-to-spot to camp near Red River Gorge. Not to mention, Linda is super sweet and helpful, which is the icing on the cake. You won’t be disappointed.
Cara C.
Perfect. Breezy Point cabin/house is a wonderful, quiet, well equipped place to get away. Breakfast in front of the windows overlooking the lake – fabulous. Birds, including Grebe and Blue Heron and tons of wood peckers.
Danette D.
Attention Rock Climbers!
I’ve stayed at Lago Linda’s Hideaway twice now. Linda, the owner, is the kindest person you will meet, she truly cares about her visitors and wants them to enjoy their stay.
This place is truly a gem, I would keep it a secret if not for the sake of supporting Linda. Thank you, Linda!
TOE K.
Great getaway. Was nice and quiet. The beautiful lake was great for swimming. Will definitely be going back.
Brad G.