The folks at Green Turtle were very nice and we ended up having a good time on a houseboat, but beware. They do not maintain or clean the boats very well. Worst of all, the steering fluid was so low that it was scary and rather dangerous to navigate until someone came to fix it. Other issues: roof canopy tarp was missing, hot water didn't work until someone came to fix it, stovetop never worked bc a circuit breaker down in a hatch under the sofa had tripped, and there was broken wood and exposed nailheads around the swim ladder area. They volunteered to give us a credit of about $225 to make things right. No satellite TV despite promise of same when I called. Clean inside, but not outside: grill had other people's food chunks/grease and there were dead bugs in spiderwebs all over exterior of boat (yes, you see spiders on the boat here and there). If you go, check EVERYTHING closely before you leave dock (once you're out on the lake, it's a pain to get repairs done), make them pressure wash the exterior, and maybe bring some Raid to spray around to kill spiders before they scare the females. Also, you'll need floats or rent a little tow-behind boat to get to shore/around/fish the shoreline. I might do this again someday because it was beautiful, relaxing, and fun. Just be prepared -- it's not a 5-star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vacation condominium, marina & spa resort on beautiful Lake Barkley in Western Kentucky. Located in the unique Village Between the Lakes, Grand Rivers, KY. Amenities also include Jade & Earth Spa, indoor pool and health center, walking trails, beach area, boat rentals and much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Green Turtle Bay Hotel Grand Rivers