I rented a cottage here for five nights since I wanted to hike to most of the near by arches there at the park and in the Red River Gorge area. I had a one bedroom cottage which I thought was way too large for one person but I got used to the extra space and like it! The cottage was well kept, clean and superbly comfortable. I was bit shocked to discovered that there is no room service but hey,,,,I can make my own bed!! (My mom taught me that much even if there were the sting of the horsewhip over my head!) They do dropped off clean linens, towels and all that. Even new sheets if you asked for it. Throughout my five nights, I had a very comfortable and peaceful nights. Its quiet out there...outside of few owls hooting!! I definitely thought I got my money worth. The lodge staff proves to be friendly and professional. I was bit surprise that by the fourth day, some of them knew that I was from Alaska.
Few things to considered if you are thinking about taking this route. The cottages are located along a single narrow road. I don't recommended trucks or big SUV since making tight turns is a must. Bring your own food if you want since this place come with a complete kitchen with a big refrigerator and full size stove and dishwasher. Be tidy as a mess will probably bring out the bugs. Of course, I ate at the lodge and cooked some minor food at the cottage. Food at the lodge is quite good. They are rather staple to Kentucky State Park system but good tasting stuff. Their buffet is a good bargain after a hard day hiking.
And yes, you can walk to the lodge from the cottages. I would say, its a 8-15 minute walk, mostly level with few minor inclines and short stairs.
One more thing to considered...these cottages do not have wifi!!! NO INTERNET!!! Yep, if you are glue to your laptop or smartphone....you are SOL. Maybe someday, this cottages might get some. But wifi even at the lodge,,,,isn't that strong or consistence. But who need such stuff right?
I am not sure if these cottages are handicapped friendly. From the road, maybe there is one cottage that didn't involved you walking down a host of stairs...or walking up. You may want to contact the lodge ahead when you make the reservation.
And for all true Americans,,,,,bad news....no NFL Network. Must be a communist plot, eh?
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