If you're in the mood to get away and just read and decompress, the Barkley State Park cottages - about a mile and a half by car from the Barkley Lodge and a longer distance to the Lake Barkley beach - are a good choice. If you need to be on the go with lots of different stimuli, there may be better choices. We stayed in one of the two-bedroom cottages for four days earlier this month, paying $230 a night. We got a bedroom with two double beds, another room with a queen, a fullsize kitchen with all the appliances, living/dining room, and screened-in porch underneath a wonderful, dense canopy of trees. We shopped for groceries in downtown Cadiz, about seven miles away, and cooked out a couple of nights. Very, very quiet. The only unexpected "intrusions" were several persistent raccoons obviously used to being fed regularly by cottage occupants. Be prepared to have to bang on a baking sheet to ward them off if you're outside cooking or enjoying the front porch. The cottages have TV with cable, but no WIFI. There is free WIFI in the Barkley Lodge. The lodge has a couple of outdoor pools, a fitness center, gameroom, rec center where you can check out board games and sign up for fishing groups and other outings, and a pretty lakefront restaurant with standard, unexceptional lodge fare. If you want to sightsee, there's decent antiquiing and junking in Cadiz, and the lakefront and Land Between the Lakes preserve a short distance away. Pattis' 1880s Settlement, a cool retail, restaurant, and amusement development with a fantastic mini golf course built into the side of a wooded hill, is about 40 minutes away at the north end of the Land Between the Lakes. All in all, a nice place, but a little too secluded for my tastes, even though we were in the mood to decompress.
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- Lake Barkley State Resort Park has accommodations for every kind of travelers, including the comfortable Barkley Lodge and a large camping site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Barkley Hotel Cadiz
- Barkley Lodge
- Barkley Hotel Cadiz
- Lake Barkley Lodge Cadiz, Kentucky