Nestled in a valley where the North Fork and South Fork rivers come together to create the head waters of the Kentucky river rests a true mountain community...Beattyville.
Beattyville is the center piece of a mountainous, timber covered county with dramatic cliffs, abundant wild life and miles of country roads, trails and waterways. Meadows and forrests are filled with red and gray squirrels, rabbits, foxes, black bears, bobcats and coyotes. Quail, deer and flocks of wild turkey make Beattyville a favorite spot during hunting season. Bird lovers can spot eagles, hawks and falcons gliding effortlessly through the sky and the sounds of night owls can be heard as the sun sets. If fishing is your game, Beattyville is abundant with streams and ponds filled with bass, catfish and walleye.
Visitors will find local artists who practice woodworking, textiles, painting, sculptures, ceramics and basket weaving. There are seven Nationally Registered Historical Sites in Beattyville that are sure to please any history buff. Take a tour of the museum or explore the landscape. Go back in time and enjoy all the modern lodging and dining experiences that make Beattyville an unforgettable vacation stop.