You’ve always said you would like to go off the grid to refresh your spirit and get away from it all. Well, gentle nomad, you’ll find the quiet hideaway you crave just 40 miles south of Cincinnati. You may have never heard of the small town of Williamstown, Kentucky, but that’s the whole idea. It’s a blank slate ready to be filled with new discoveries. Float your daydreams atop the blue water of Williamstown Lake, let your curiosity run amok at the sight of the city’s mysterious metal tepee, and savor Southern hospitality in charming Williamstown hotels.
To glimpse the rolling hills of Kentucky in their best light, you have to amble over and around them in one of our rental cars in Williamstown. Near the city center, stop at the William Arnold Log Home, where the town’s founder built his family home in 1811. The wood’s grain is rough and the hearth is dusty, but the house has been restored, so you can step back in time and let the hand-hewn history inspire you to take a closer look at the little things in life.
If you follow Main Street just 2.5 miles south out of town, you can’t miss the gleam of another thought-provoking structure. Rumor has it that the metal tepee was once the office for a filling station back in the 1950s and has since been abandoned, which has turned many locals to sleuthing. Your guess is as good as ours… Hint: No, it’s not one of our top hotels near Williamstown, KY, but what an interesting vacation that would be.
After chasing Kentucky’s wild and wonderful history, you may want to wander into the city for a spell. You can still keep the world at bay by booking one of our cheap hotels in Cincinnati. But if Kentucky keeps wooing you off the beaten path, book one of the top hotels in Williamstown, KY and head off into the horizon.