Kitty Lane’s love for forests and the outdoors called her to Morehead. Then it beckoned her to stay by investing in the Cave Run Lake community.
Lane and her daughter Meredith Lane Ferguson are the new owners of Cave Run Cabins, located at 46 Carey Cemetery Road, across from the Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery on KY 801 South.
They have owned the five-cabin property since December 2019.
Lane, a native of Asheville, North Carolina along the Blue Mountain Parkway, had been a frequent visitor to the lake with her significant other who had a boat docked at Scott Creek Marina.
“I fell in love instantly,” with the area, she said.
Lane later acquired an A-frame house just up the street off White Oak Cemetery Road, renovated it, and then bought a larger parcel of land in front of the A-frame.
She rented a cabin every Saturday night for friends to come visit her and enjoy the national forest.
When a new boat was purchased, there was no place to put it, so Lane bought more land along KY 801 and constructed a 32-unit storage facility called Cave Run Boat Storage.
Lane also bought more land on KY 826 to build a second boat storage facility and home in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
When the previous cabin owners decided to relocate, it was Lane who they called to sell it. (Kitty and Meredith are both real estate agents)
“I called Meredith and I couldn’t even get my sentence out,” Lane said. Meredith immediately said “yes” and her mother responded, “You don’t even know what I was going to say.”
“The answer is still ‘yes.’ Let’s buy it,” Ferguson said.
Although she lives in Lexington, “I’m probably down here four days a week. I might as well live here,” Lane said.
On the property are a main house and four smaller cabins.
Interior renovations have included new lighting, décor and furniture, plates, dishes, linens and artwork. Exterior changes include painting, and new lighting and décor.
This summer, to encourage family activities, offerings will be horseshoe or volleyball pits, kits to make s'mores, a fire pit and grilling station.
In the main house, there two king beds downstairs and a queen sleeper sofa; upstairs are two queen beds and two couches that fold out; two full kitchens and three full bathrooms.
The smaller cabins have queen beds and pull-out couches, a full bath and kitchenettes.
“You can kayak, camp, go to the beach or horseback riding, walk the Sheltowee Trail, lay out on a rock, or fish,” Lane said. “There’s just so much to do here.”
The mother-daughter duo plans to reach out to local businesses so they can suggest their services and help promote tourism.
Rentals are $99 per night for the smaller cabins or $260 per night for the main house. The property is pet friendly.
“It’s hard not to love this area. That’s why (Kitty) has continued to invest in businesses in this area. She loves it here and I really love the time that I’ve spent up here, too. I’m just so excited to be part of this project,” Ferguson said.
For information, call (859) 539-9169, message them on Facebook or Instagram or visit caveruncabins.wordpress.com.
A contest to name the five cabins on the property is now under way. The winner will receive a free one-night stay at Cave Run Cabins if their names are chosen.
How to win:
Like or follow @caveruncabins on Facebook and Instagram
Send a message through the @caveruncabins Facebook or Instagram page with your cabin name ideas.
If your name idea is chosen, you’ll be contacted to win a free one-night stay at Cave Run Cabins.
If more than one person’s idea is chosen, more than one person will win.
Terms & Conditions:
This gift is not redeemable for cash.
This gift is non-transferable and resale is prohibited
Dates of stay must be agreed upon with cabin owners.
Reach Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (606) 784-4116.