2013 Fall Trip South – Days 16 & 17 Renfro Valley, Kentucky

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center - RV Park
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – RV Park

218 miles from Ninevah, Indiana (or 240 miles from Marengo, Ohio if coming down I-71 or I-75 and skipping Indiana).

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center - Shops, Restaurant, Motel RV Park, Musical Shows
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center of Kentucky – Shops, Restaurant, Motel RV Park, Musical Shows

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is a combination RV Park, motel, Historic Lodge Restaurant, Country Music Hall, and a line of shops with country “stuff” for sale. There’s a different music show nightly Wednesday through Saturday, and 5 different shows spread out through Saturday afternoons/evenings. Last night, Wednesday, was “Renfro Valley Country Style”; tonight is the Renfro Valley 50’s Show.

PA 1/2 price camping is Sunday thru Wednesday only. Normal pricing $28.95 – $35.45 for 30/50Amp, FHU and Cable.
We did go to dinner at the “Historic Lodge Restaurant” after setting up our first night – a very old log building that has been serving patrons for many years. The prices were very good and the food was tasty so it worked out okay amongst huge dollops of “Honey” and “Sweetie” in that honest Kentucky mountain twang. We now know we are back in the South!

Renfro Valley Barn Dance est 1939
Renfro Valley Barn Dance est 1939

Adjacent to and across the creek from the RV Park are the huge barns that hold the music shows. Many top Country performers have engagements here during the Summer and the local talent are regulars in the weekly and special Christmas shows.

Bittersweet Cabin Village, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center of Kentucky
Bittersweet Cabin Village, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center of Kentucky

There is also a small colonial village showing how life was lived in Kentucky’s earliest days, along with a turn of the century “Main Street” with a grist mill, general store and other shops selling ice cream and today-type items.

Lake Linville, Renfro Valley, Kentucky
Lake Linville, Renfro Valley, Kentucky

Also next door is the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Museum. A very short distance away is Lake Linville with a Marina, VFW boondock camping area, and great fishing – we are told.

Gas and diesel are readily available from 4 service stations and a truck stop at this Exit.

Our next stop down I-75 will be Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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2 thoughts on “2013 Fall Trip South – Days 16 & 17 Renfro Valley, Kentucky

  1. Hi Jack,

    Going thru old emails. The country music barn sounds like a place I’d like to go someday! Tom, not so much. Glad you had the opportunity to go and to tell us about it.

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