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Cliffside Dwelling in Campton, Kentucky


If you’re looking for an adventurous getaway this cliffside dwelling should definitely make it into your consideration list! The unique two-part cabin known as Cliff Dweller is bolted to a cliff line and surrounded by stunning rock formations in Red River Gorge, Kentucky.

The only way to access the structures is by a journey of several hundred suspended stairs! But the views from this incredible vantage point seem to be more than worth the effort for those who are up for it, especially from the master suite which hovers above the main structure and offers views of the gorge below.

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This Tiny Cabin is Bolted to a Cliff Line!

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The cliff dweller is cozy and comfortable, with a kitchen, bathroom, and two bedroom areas that sleep a total of up to four people. If you’re looking for an adventure vacation coupled with a peaceful place to get away from it all, this cliffside dwelling could be the perfect experience!

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Highlights

  • Cliffside Dwelling in Campton, Kentucky
  • The unique cabins are bolted to a cliff line above the canopy in the Red River Gorge.
  • Accessed by a journey of several hundred suspended stairs
  • Amazing views from this incredible vantage point
  • Guests are surrounded by stunning rock formations and views of the gorge below and complete solitude.
  • The main cabin offers a kitchen, bathroom, and a loft bedroom
  • The second cabin is the main suite with a rooftop deck

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  • Mary
    August 31, 2022, 11:18 am

    What a great place! The solitude! I looked at the website hoping for a shot of the transition to the bathroom and what might be under the stairs to the loft, but there’s no photo that shows that part.
    Great job, I’d stay there in a heartbeat!

  • Liz
    August 31, 2022, 6:16 pm

    I don’t think many people would care to haul groceries or luggage up what looks to be WAY TOO MANY steps. The spiral staircase looks like a bad accident waiting to happen. That whole thousand step thing is unreasonable, unsafe and truly dumb. WHO DOES THIS!!! The walls on either side of the bathroom sink will work great for slamming elbows. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Who designed this hot mess? What is the piece of wood above the fridge? Looks like there was a leftover piece of wood no one knew what to do with. So… how about slapping it up somewhere it doesn’t belong and looks SO out of place. The inside is mostly nice.

    • James D.
      August 31, 2022, 7:46 pm

      Above the fridge is just a drawer to make use of that space… While this is a place for people who go adventuring, hiking, climbing, etc. After all, it’s built on a cliff side, which is literally the point of the place and a lot harder to build than most tree houses. Making as much use of space as possible but not going insane on time and resources spent on the project and there is of course the engineering limits that it all has to work around.

      While the stairs aren’t for everyone, but it affords a much easier way to get up to the side of a cliff and be able to enjoy the view without needing to be a professional climber and having to go up and down to a base camp, which was previously the only way to enjoy the views from this location.

  • Charlotte Heydenrych
    September 1, 2022, 3:41 am

    OMW but it is beatufill I can live like this

  • David Pedersen
    September 1, 2022, 2:40 pm

    Nice houses and a beautiful place. Though a wrong place for a hut. I would not feel safe staying there, with the cliff overhang. Some winter frost can make cracks, which later make it snap and fall down. Or water can get into cracks and make it break off. Even plants can open a deeper crack.

    • James D.
      September 1, 2022, 7:02 pm

      After decades, sure, there’s no such thing as no maintenance for any out in nature getaway location but as long as it is maintained then it’s safe. Besides, there are structures on cliff sides that have been there for even centuries. So good engineering goes a long way…

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