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Barren River Lake State Resort Park

1149 State Park Rd, Lucas, KY 42156
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

While staying at another Kentucky state park which also had a closed beach, we drove an hour to swim at this park's lake, only to find out that Barren River Lake State Park's Beach is ALSO closed! Employee said he didn't know why it was closed but it had been closed all three years he had been here. We were... More 

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stayed one night in the lodge. Our room was parking level and at the end. The lodge was very quiet and we enjoyed sitting on our private balcony and watching the sunset over the lake. This was a great bonus as the balconies are truly private. The lodge room was very clean and we enjoyed the vintage feel of... More 

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

Happy belated Anniversary! Thank you for allowing us to a part of your special day. I invite you to make this a tradition every anniversary. We look forward to serving you again. Best Wishes, Lisa More 

Duluth, Georgia
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came to the area to visit family during Valentine's weekend and stayed in one of the cottages. I believe we were in cottage 509. I liked that that there was no carpet in the cabin. It had nice wood looking vinyl flooring in the living/ dining & bedrooms. The kitchen had a coffee maker, microwave, toaster, full size fridge... More 

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our cabin. We are pleased you like the new flooring, sofa and chair! I regret the bed was too firm, however; the good news is we are getting new mattresses in a few weeks! The snow storm was definitely a challenge, but taking good care of our guests-rain or shine (even big snow),... More 

Columbus, IN, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Tranquil setting. Perfect for someone that enjoys nature. Great food in the dining room. Comfortable rooms. If you are looking for bright lights and entertainment options, go to Chicago or some other big city. If you are looking for a place to relax and "get away", this is it.

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

The beautiful lakeside setting and rolling hills is definitely a defining difference for our resort park and those choosing to relax or enjoy getting into nature. Hope you can come for a return visit soon. Thank you for being our guests. Lisa- More 

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

First, check-in was supposed to be at 3 pm, we weren't able to get into the cottage until almost 5 pm; because they were "cstill cleaning it!" That was a joke to say the least. We stayed in cottage 508 for 2 nts. Place was disgusting. Dead bugs smashed on the walls, their environmentally friendly AC looked like it hadn't... More 

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

We apologize that you found your cabin in less than acceptable condition. We also regret that you stayed in it for two nights without asking for assistance to be moved or it to be cleaned. We are not perfect, however our housekeeping staff is much better than this as other guest/reviews reflect. Your comments have been shared with our staff... More 

Newark, Delaware, United States
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Great food and service. Views of the Lake are outstanding. This is a natural setting and if you appreciate nature, hiking, good photography and boating and fishing , you will love it. If you need to be entertained then you will not be happy. Go to Disneyworld.

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding our park. Come back and visit soon! Sincerely, Lisa- More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There are not enough words to properly apologize to my family for this lame getaway. The cabin sucks. There's nothing to do. No good at all. Maybe if you're elderly and just want to eat and sleep, then I guess it would be ok. The nature trail is short. The pool is closed. The beach is closed. And to top... More 

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

I regret you were disappointed in what our park has to offer. Just to let you know that our location is a seasonal location and the pool does close early September each year. We also offer recreational programming for all ages from Memorial weekend thru Labor Day weekend on Wednesday-Saturday. Some areas other guests enjoy are: the marina for boat... More 

Brevard, NC
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We spent one night at Barren River Lake Resort Lodge in late September. The view from our room was outstanding. I took many photos at sunset and sunrise with the lake acting as a reflecting pool. The interior of our room appeared to be updated. The air handling system was modern. The bathroom had been updated and included luxurious towels.... More 

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and thank you for your comments! Hope you can make it back for more pecan pancakes soon! Lisa- More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We drove with 15 Corvettes through the beautiful winding roads from Bowling Green to Barren State Park for lunch. The whole facility is just beautiful and the buffet lunch for $7.99 including great desserts and drinks was amazing . Our group can't wait to go back and stay a Couple nights'.

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

I have passed your comments along to our restaurant and kitchen staffs. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and for being our guest. Please come back and we hope you are able to stay longer! If I can be of assistance, just let me know. Lisa- More 

Gallatin, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My stay was not at all pleasant...and unfortunately, I won't be back!!! There were several things broken or askew in the room...no clean linens on day 2...coffee creamer so old it was melted and stuck to the foil packaging...in both packs (but the restaurant - Leah- was very nice and gave me some for 1 pot of coffee - no... More 

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

I apologize for the disappointing experiences at our park. We have reviewed your issues at length and thank you for taking the time to share them. The worst thing a guest/customer can do (in my opinion) is not tell someone in charge. Due to you sharing your comments, today our operation is better. No one and no business is perfect... More 

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