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“Great place for family reunion”
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Lake Barkley Lodge
Reviewed 24 August 2009

Lake Barkley State Resort Park was a great choice for our reunion.

Plus's include:
Relaxing place with great views of Lake Barkley.
Rustic lodge with good rooms
Cabins available for those liking more privacy.
Horseback ridng was a blast.
Boat rentals available with pull behind floats.
Activities for kids availables.
Fitness center with in-door pool available.
Nice outdoor pool with panoramic views.
Wildlife in the area include deer, raccoons, turkey

Minus's:
No alcohol served (bring your own - don't bring bottles)
No local alternatives to eat other than the lodge food, which was ok.

If you have a spider phobia, you might not like it here. It is secluded and there are all kinds of wildlife, including spiders here.

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

I have been to this Lake Resort many of times for a yearly convention that is held there. There are 2 good sized rooms within the main building of the lodge to hold meetings and there is also a convention center with 3 rooms all with removable dividers so there is one large room. The convention center also has a kitchen on site for sit down meals or a buffet style meal.
The rooms in the resort were recently updated within the past few years - new furniture, beds, bedding, air conditioning, and remodeled bathrooms. The room and lodge still have a very rustic feel.
The restaurant in the lodge serves country cooking - fried chicken, Kentucky hot browns, biscuits and gravy, etc. Not the place to be if you're looking for 'diet' food, although there is a salad bar with everything imaginable to put on one's salad.
There is a pool and a dock located right off of the lodge which is great for relaxing or having some fun. There is also a game room with ping pong, pool, and several (but outdated) arcade games which is nice for kids.
Also nice for kids is the lodge holds daily activities to keep the kids entertained - all which are free!
There is also a nice - but needs to be updated - workout room facility with an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, and steam room.
In the area there is also horse stables, golfing, a shooting range, a beach, a boat marina (with a restaurant). A variety of activities for everyone!

The good: the views are amazing - even if you don't like 'nature' you will appreciate the beauty of this resort and the lake. The staff of the lodge are extremely friendly and helpful - especially those working in the restaurant and Hatti whom is the chef in the convention center (2 of my party are vegetarian and once upon learning this Hatti cooked them their own vegetarian meals every night!). There is also free WIFI everywhere which was nice since there was barely any cell phone reception.

The cons: the cleaning of the rooms. Out of the 3 rooms that my party rented one was fully cleaned, another was halfway cleaned, and one was completely untouched the whole trip which was odd since they were all right in a row. The rooms were also not vacuumed the whole time we were there. The pool towels are great for kids but if you are an adult and plan on laying by the pool bring your own - the pool towels are only 1 ft x 3 ft! And no cell phone reception. No alcohol is sold in the area - it is a "dry" county so bring your own!

All in all its a great place to get away and loose touch with the real world.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 July 2009

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.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank fwtexastraveller
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Reviewed 17 June 2009

Clean, vaulted rooms. Lake view. Second floor room with a balcony and the best part is that the parking lot is at the same level as the second floor. The first floor is actually a walk down a flight of stairs. Park the car and walk right onto the breezeway on the second floor.

Sat on the balcony for hours and took video of deer, squirrels, multi-colored birds.

It is one of the nicest "hotels" I have ever stayed at and at about $75/night it is by far the best deal for the money. Highest possible recommendation for a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2009

No matter what your interests are, enjoying the beauty of the lake and surrounding landscape or acutally getting out on the water and enjoying all the water sports this is a beautiful place to enjoy your vacation. There is boating, water-skiing, rafting, swimming, fishing, biking, hiking, birdwatching, tennis, golf, picnicking, and more! And nearby is a waterpark and other historical sights to enjoy.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank FamilyTimeCMD
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Reviewed 17 March 2009

Barkley Lodge is a wonderful place to go. My children love it here. The staff are the best. The rooms are nice, and the view is to die for! We stay every chance we get.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2008

We just returned from a "get away" trip to Lake Barkley State Resort Park. We had a wonderful, relaxing time! I would highly recommend the lodge if you are wanting a relaxing get away. We wanted to slow down,take it easy, and relax and this is the place to do that. If you go, make sure that you understand there are not alot of activities and things to do close by-it will involve a drive off the property. The state park does offer activities-none that we could participate in, tho.We enjoyed the antique stores in nearby Cadiz and took a day drive over to Land Between The Lakes. Our lodge room was wonderful-very clean and neat with a wonderful balcony view of the lake. We had a handicapped equipt room. Our only issue with the room was the first morning, we could hear the housekeeping staff talking VERY LOUDLY outside at about 7:30 am-normally we would have been up-but-we were wanting to sleep in a little...The housekeeping staff were all VERY friendly and they kept our room very clean. We enjoyed breakfast at the lodge dining room, and enjoyed the game room as well. The facilities could be a little more handicapped freindly- the elevator is a very tight fit for a wheelchair.Our last morning, they were washing the upper dining room windows, and it made the wheelchair ramp very wet. Our time at Lake Barkley lodge was wonderful, and we will return!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lake Barkley Lodge

Address: 3500 State Park Road, Box 790, Cadiz, KY 42211-7090
Region: United States > Kentucky > Cadiz
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Cadiz
Price Range: £51 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Barkley Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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