It seriously pains me to write this review. I absolutely love Grider Hill. The staff has always been extremely friendly and the lodging very adequate. We went to Lake Cumberland for the holiday weekend. A couple of years ago I went with a simple lodge room. This year I upgraded to a cottage efficiency at the last minute due to the expectation of rain. We wanted to utilize the extra space and kitchenette since it would be two adults and a 6 year old. The pricing was semi fair for the holiday, with other marinas being much more expensive.
We arrived around 3:30pm and the room was ready, so I checked in and we unloaded the car. It took me a while to find the cottage as they weren't very descriptive with where it was. I was disappointed right away. The door was like a huge piece of heavy plywood and difficult to open. The room was incredibly small (although that really wasn't a big deal since we were hoping to be on the lake the entire time we were there). It consisted of a full size bed (which my 5'11" boyfriend wasn't able to sleep comfortably in; his feet and part of his legs hung off the end), a pull out sofa which was more like a platform that slid out from under the sofa and you flip a cushion onto, an extremely tiny bathroom, and a decent sized kitchen. The room was very clean and the window ac unit worked great. It had a flat screen tv (which we found ironic since the room was so outdated).
The kitchen consisted of a small table with a leaf that folded out for more table top space, a refrigerator with a lot of space, an old stove/oven with buttons to push to start the burners, and plenty of dishes/cookware. The bathroom. WOW Grider Hill. I mean, it was a lake weekend so this is the one time I choose not to be picky and I can be okay with less than 4 star accommodations, but jeez. It was literally a shoe box. No room for more than one person, and one person was pushing it. The toilet backed up to the shower stall; the lid slid all over the place. The shower curtain was not wide enough, so water got all over the floor while taking a shower. The reason for this is the water pressure is incredibly high! I felt like I was sandblasted and lost body parts in that shower (it was so bad I opted to bathe in the lake the rest of the weekend). The water temperature was never even, so I had a lukewarm shower at best. All drawers were full of sheet sets so we had no where to place clothes; they had to stay in bags the 4 days we were there.
All in all, I'm just sorely disappointed. I've really liked this place and would enjoy coming back but next year I will be exploring other options. The prices for the holiday weekend were incredibly fair, but even those were overkill for what you receive.