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“Fabulous!”
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Clifty Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Louisville, Kentucky
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139 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 1 October 2006

The Clifty Inn is a great place! I travel very frequently for business, and I have to say that the Clifty Inn far surpasses every property I have stayed in for at least the last year. The lodge is beautiful, the suite I had was huge, had real hard wood floors, real tile, a huge bathroom, and great features, even the smallest of details. The Inn offers several common areas, with games, books, toys for all age kids, fireplaces, etc. The views are great from the rooms, there is a ton to do in the park. Even the restaurant is good, and very, very affordable (Saturday night prime rib/fried chicken buffett for $10.99!). I can't say enough about the Clifty Inn, it is top rate!

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  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank tewks
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Reviewed 12 June 2006

Went with friends. A great timehad by all. The pool is huge and set up so even handicap folks can wheel right in. Loved the lounge with its view and lite breakfast, so relaxing. We spet time in Madison and on the nature trails. We loved it.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 6 May 2006

We stayed at the Clifty for one night in May. We had a great time. The restaurant was wonderful, the service was outstanding. The room was large and clean. The view of the river from the new wing was spectacular. The climate control system worked quite well. The lodge was well situated to enjoy the hiking trails in the park. I would highly recommend the Clifty if you wish to visit the Park and Madison.

  • Stayed May 2006
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6 Thank ultramike
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Reviewed 30 April 2006

The OLD river view section has bee replaced with a very beautiful 3 story lodge connection to the main area. This was completed before Nov 2005. my quilt guild goes there every year and we have a wonderful time .....no complaints with food, accommodations, service...and this group can complain about almost any thing....it is also a smoke free facility which is wonderful.......nancy

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed 26 October 2005

The lodse is indeed beautiful and very well-kept. Any family would be very comfortable and have a wonderful time here. However, we did see room for improvement when we ate dinner at the Clifty Inn. We ordered off the menu and, at best, it was just average. We'll come back another time and give it another chance!

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 21 October 2005

My family stayed at the Clifty Inn and really enjoyed ourselves.
They have done a wonderful job of renovation! It is completely new.

The rooms are very nicely and richly decorated, with a mini-kitchen featuring a sink, and mini-refrigerator & a coffee maker.
The bathrooms were large with stone tile on the walls and floors. Everything is decorated in earth tones, with lots of expensive rustic accents.
Nice fabrics are used throughout.

There are stuffed animal displays throughout the place that are of better quality than can be found in some of the best natural history museums in the US.

I'm serious about this. The front fireplace room has one setting with a fox and ferret, a coffee table with an otter in an aquatic setting. The front foyer has an American Eagle that is gorgeous. A cougar is proudly displayed on the lower level and there are cute, well-made larger than life stuffed animal characters (not Disney but natural) scattered around which are perfect for picture moments with kids. There is an absolutely beautiful wolf posed so naturally that you expect him to stand up and start walking.

Every floor has reading corners, game tables (skittles & checkers), plush sofas and views of the park that are peaceful and beautiful.

There is a large game room, with an intimate feel (not a video game machine in sight) which is in constant use by kids, adult couples and families engaged in chess, checkers or board games that are available. The furniture in the game room is plush, very comfortable with lots of accents including a hydroplane from the 40s prominently displayed.

There are two gift shops, both nicely done. One appeals to families more and the other mostly to adults. The items sold in both are nature-themed, attractive and reasonably priced. No junk!

The restaurant is very pleasant, nicely decorated. The food is very good,
reasonably priced. We had both dinner and breakfast there. They have a good variety of items available and buffets for both dinner and breakfast that are well done and reasonably priced. The only glitch we encountered was at breakfast, where they were a little short-staffed. But they addressed the situation well and professionally.

The Riverview apartments have a wonderful view of the river, the town of Madison and not quite so nicely part of an electrical power plant. The layout of the Inn is such that the power plant is not visible to guests (except on the Riverview side), but the balconies and overall river view make up for it and we heard no sound coming from the plant at all.

There is a very nice indoor pool with a large jacuzzi. My family really enjoyed it.

Everything about this place is tasteful and beautiful. The exterior of the Inn looks almost institutional with lots of brick and glass. Once inside, you realize that the glass is there to take advantage of the beautiful landscape and the interior is very lodge-like with wood, stone and fireplaces.

We definitely are coming back!

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 8 October 2005

We enjoyed the stay at Clifty Falls more than we ever thought possible. The park was clean , rustic, with numerous water falls" beyond beautiful." The swimming pool and RV accomadations were also excellent. The food and service received at the Clifty Inn were also supreme. Our day was enjoyed by a personal tour by Keven Snyder assistant property manager at the park. Clifty Falls is one of Indianas best kept secrets. We will go for more visits in the future. Robert Swank Butler Pa.

  • Stayed September 2004
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Additional Information about Clifty Inn

Property: Clifty Inn
Address: Clifty Falls State Park, Rte. 56, 1650 Clifty Hollow Rd, Madison, IN 47250
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Region: United States > Indiana > Madison
Amenities:
Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 67
Also Known As:
Clifty Hotel Madison
Clifty Falls State Park Madison

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