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Carter Caves State Resort

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344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 41164
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go on x-cave tour, be sure to ask for Josh. He is a fine young man who is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about caves. It was a slow weekday a couple weeks ago, and my wife and I were the only ones on the tour. We enjoy going on cave tours but are not exactly enthusiasts. We learned... More 

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your posting. We have truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience at Carter Caves. I have shared your comments with Josh and his supervisor. Again THANK YOU and we look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carter Caves is hands down our favorite place to go, we went camping again this past weekend at their camp ground. Friendly staff, very nice facilities (Considering your camping, not staying at some expensive hotel) We kayaked on the lake and fished with family, mountain biked their multi-use trails, played on the tennis court, and played in the creeks with... More 

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU so much for your post. Post such as that are such positive impacts for our staff. I have shared your comments with all staff. We so look forward to serving you again someday in the future. More 

Olive Hill, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the campground the past weekend and had a much enjoyable stay. The staff was courteous and went out of their way to ensure a wonderful stay. We will be going back as often as possible throughout the summer. Great management!

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Appreciate you taking the time to post about your visit. Posts like this allow us to know when we are doing our jobs and doing them right. Thanks agin and we hope to serve you again someday. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As avid hikers we went to Carter's cave because we were running out of places in the Midwest that we hadn't been to. The hikes ranged from short to long and were scenic. The cave tours are a "must see" for day two! Beautiful park overall and the lodge wasn't fancy but wasn't a hole in the walk either Small... More 

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post about your stay at Carter Caves. We appreciate not only the post but your visit to the park. I have shared your comments with our staff. Thank you again and we hope to serve you again in the future. More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 10 tent camped over the Memorial day weekend. The even numbered campsites in the 100 range were large and accommodated our large group. The fire pits are a nice stone circle and good firewood is available at the camp store but we bought more wood for less money from local vendors.The bathrooms were somewhat unclean but the... More 

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Glad your visit to the park was great and THANK YOU for letting us know about your visit. Your comments on the restrooms I will be checking into and will stress to the campground staff to stay on that. Again THANK YOU for your post and we look forwad to seeing you again in the future. More 

Mackville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've been to many Kentucky State Parks, and this was my first visit to Carter Caves State Resort. Needless to say, I was very satisfied! It's located far enough from the main road to feel like you're secluded away from the world, but close enough for conveniences. The rooms are a bit dated, but they cater to primarily hikers and... More 

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

What a great post you posted about our park. THANK YOU for the post and your visit. We appreciate people letting us know how we are doing. We hope to serve you again in the future. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just 5 miles off I-64, our lodge room was spotless, comfortable, roomy, exceptionally quiet and super economical. Deer off the private deck, nothing but Forest as far as the eye can see. What a great change of pace on a long road trip.

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU so much for your post and most of all for choosing Carter Caves. We do appreciate when our guests take the time to post and let us know how we are doing. I have passed your comments onto our entire staff. THANK YOU again for staying and we hope we can serve you again someday in the future. More 

Lexington, KY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our family stayed in the lodge for two nights in October. The lodge is old but the rooms have been renovated fairly recently. This isn't a fancy place but it has all of the amenities of any standard hotel. The beds are doubles not queen size so take that into consideration. The lodge is located in a beautiful wooded setting,... More 

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Be sure to come back as soon as you can as we have recently begun some renovations on our lodge rooms. With new flooring and bedding on order. Glad to hear that you enjoyed one of our most popular events and thats the trick or treating. October is one of our favorite times of the year at Carter Caves. Thank... More 

Barboursville, West Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

WOW!!! Thank you,thank you and thank you again for all of the TLC your Lodge staff (mainly Amanda and Maggie) showed our family group of 4,wonderful caring folks; constantly tending the beautiful wood burning fire,brought us marshmellows to roast,brought us hot chocolate to enjoy in front of the fire and to top it off they even turned the big overhead... More 

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your post. We truly enjoyed reading your post. I have passed along your great comments to the staff and I know they as well enjoy reading the comments that are guest take time to post. We THANK YOU for choosing Carter Caves and look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have had the pleasure to visit almost all of the Kentucky State Resort Parks. Carter Caves did not disappoint. Although the lodge rooms are somewhat dated, the beds are comfortable and well equipped. Get an upstairs room if you are staying in the lodge to avoid any noisy footsteps overhead. The floors seem to be very thin. The restaurant... More 

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. we appreciate the input. I have shared your comments with the staff. We hope to be able to serve you again someday at Carter Caves. More 

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