We stayed here 3 nights on site 109 while we visited Mammoth Cave. We arrived right at 9 pm (their time, remember traveling from Ohio they are one hour behind us!) which is closing for their registration desk but the young girl was very courteous although she had to help us right at closing. We appreciated that since we were so excited to have arrived. We stayed in our truck camper pulling our boat (went to Lake Cumberland after here.) Our site was very level and huge. No one was next to us so we had the place to ourselves which we loved. (We are not social campers!) We had a large grassy area to the right of us perfect for parking the boat while unhitched. It also allowed us the privacy of no one staring at us while enjoying our evening campfire. But, the site had no trees for shade. The majority of the other sites had trees. It was cool enough that didn't bother us but I could see in July how that could be a problem for this particular site 109.
The campground is built on a "hill" and we never could make it all the way "up" the hill on our bikes to the jump pillow, store, etc. that was at the top of the hill at the entrance. However, it sure was a QUICK ride back to our site! (all downhill) That wouldn't stop me from staying here again, this place was GREAT. Our kids (13 and 9 yrs) loved the waterslide (which is separate from the pool itself, that's something I was confused about. I thought it emptied into the pool, but it has its own little "pool" for you to land in next door to the actual pool) The jump pillow was fun for all. Remember socks for this. The gazebo next to the pond was beautiful. The putt putt was fun and so was the game room. Never did any crafts or the hayride. My children saw that they sang on the hayride and my kids are at an age where that is a definite "no" since it is not 'cool.' Years ago they would have loved it.
The bathrooms were very nice and clean. They were way better than the state park bathrooms we experienced later in the week. We had a short walk there. (you can look at their great map on their website.)
Overall, we made a great choice for our trip staying here. It was a very short 15 min ride or so to Mammoth Cave for the New Entrance Tour. We also enjoyed the Dinosaur World and Kentucky Action Park closeby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over 125 campsites including 20/30/50 amp electrical, water, sewer and primitive sites. 71 Rental cabins of various sizes. Jumping pillow, 2 pools, splash pad, 300' waterslide, free hi-speed wi-fi and more. Full-time recreation staff during peak season. Some cabins open year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mammoth Cave Jellystone Park Camp Hotel Cave City
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