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Rough River Dam State Resort Park

450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119-6011
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Rough River Dam State Resort Park
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the once-stylish facility is now overall in pretty rough shape with the exception of the banquet hall. Each of our meals at the resort restaurant were either bland or simply down-right terrible, deep-fried, frozen fare. We also made the mistake of reserving a "cabin" instead of a less-awful hotel room. The cabin was decorated in frathouse castoff style with... More

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To ItineraryWI: I am extremely apologetic that your stay at our Park was not what you had expected. We do our best to take care of our customers and are disappointed when we fall short. I understand your comments on the cottage condition. We have been gradually upgrading our cottages with new flooring and furniture. We have completed two more... More

Falmouth, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed staying here. We stayed in a pet friendly lodge room. The staff are great, friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and all have balconies overlooking the lake. Food at the restaurant was good and the restaurant was pretty. Hope to return

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To Phyllis D.: On behalf of our staff, we thank you for your comments and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you can come back in the summer when the Lake is at summer pool and the weather is prettier. Of course, we would enjoy hosting you any time you come our way.... More

Sophia, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

This was just perfect place to spend night. Was really tired and they made me come back to life after they were so nice. The food and guest services were great.I would stay here with my wife on a vacation.

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To Richard S.: Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you had a relaxing time here at Rough River. It is our goal to make sure that we do our best for all of our guests. Hopefully you can stay longer on your next visit and enjoy the lake and the other park activities. Michael R. More

Cairo, Egypt
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234 reviews 234 reviews
30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I love staying at this place whenever I am in town visiting family. I have stayed in the hotels rooms overlooking the lake most times. The last few trips here I decided to rent a cabin instead and really enjoyed it. The views of the lake can be breathtaking. They have a nice outdoor pool, par 3 golf course, beach... More

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To Kyle L.: Thank you for your kind words regarding our Park. You point out that you prefer our cottages. You are not alone. Of our seventeen 2-bedroom cottages, we have re-modeled six over the past 2 winters. We will be working on four more this fall and winter. While our restaurant is popular, guests also like to utilize the... More

Union, Kentucky, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our family just spent a few days at Rough River Dam State Park, We enjoyed a cottage near the marina, nicely kept and clean, very comfortable, and the rate was good. The front desk staff was very receptive and took care of all of our needs in quick fashion. Very professional and friendly. The park has excellent hiking trails and... More

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To Bennett A: Thank you for your comments. Ours staff works hard to make sure that every one of our guests is treated with care. Our hope is that you will visit us again and again. Thank you very much for staying with us and your comments mean a lot to our team. Michael R., Park Manager More

Cadiz, Kentucky
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
72 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

There a lot of good things I can say about the lodge - very clean, good wifi, thick towels, and a great view from our second floor room. They have a beautiful pool - and families with small children would especially love the nice baby pool. A wide variety of birds were visible from our balcony, including a few that... More

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To cjnky: Thank you for your comments. I am glad that you did enjoy the view of Rough River Lake, our pool and the atmosphere of our Park. You are correct when you state that “cutbacks” were the factor in the numerous upgrades that our park needs. With limited funding and 17 Resort Parks in the Kentucky State Park System,... More

Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Rough River Resort Park was the closest to our home and we wanted to bring our grandchildren where there was nature and fun things to do. We had an upper level lodge room with a great view of the lake, which was clean and comfortable. Our room was also near the pool, which the kids enjoyed because there is a... More

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To Diane621: I thank you for your comments. We hope to provide a nice, fun place for families and/or couples to spend some quality time. Your comments on our beach are well taken. It does need some work. This is the first time in two years that we have even had a beach. High water one year and low water... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Well if you want to eat they say they close the buffet at night at 9pm but show up at 830 or your outta luck. No beer an food was at best mediocre. Rooms were decent but not 98 dollars a night decent. Stay at a motel nearby get better results.

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To pbone1: I am sorry that you did not have a better experience than you had at our resort. The buffet should be as appetizing and good at 8:30 as it was when the dining room doors opened at 4:30 and it should be available until the stated closing time. We will use your comments in better training our staff.... More

Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is an older lodge. I had a room overlooking the lake with a balcony. The room was quite large and had all the necessaries -- wifi, tv, phone, complimentaries, etc. It was not that clean and the furniture was not that comfortable but there was a decent buffet in the restaurant. If you look at this property as a... More

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To bestybo: Thank you for staying with us. I also appreciate your comments. Rough River was built in 1962 and, while it has been thru numerous updates, it certainly is not a new resort. It is, however, a nice place to stay and enjoy the lake and the recreational opportunities on park. We are in the process of upgrading our... More

Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

So we were put in a "cellar dweller" room. We had a walkout basement type room. The decor and smell were outdated. We had to turn off the air unit because it caused an immediate allergic reaction, probably mold. I felt like i had sand in my eyes and had to take out my contacts. Our friends had the same... More

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Address: 450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119-6011
Location: United States > Kentucky > Falls of Rough
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