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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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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were tent campers and were very thankful to have a flat, dry site. We were caught between great neighbors (obviously came to spend time outdoors and fairly quiet) and then...awful neighbors, as in, some people simply do not know how to be considerate in a busy campground - noisy during the day with car stereo blaring and noisy at... More 

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Ashland, Kentucky
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front desk when I called yesterday immediately transferred me to the campground when I clearly asked about the cabins and rooms. But they would not even let me talk before I could tell them before being transferred. Other than that the campground staff was very nice. We loved pioneer life week. We will be coming back soon.

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Richmond, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time camping there and it was very hot and humid, rainy and muddy. The grounds for camping were basic and small. Our camp site was slightly trashed, we spend time cleaning the area first before setting up camp. The fire pit consisted of rocks in a circle. The people working there were adequate but not overly friendly. The bath... More 

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

Thank you for your post. I do apologize that your stay was not up to your expectations. Weather has not cooperated with our area for the past few weeks. The weatherman reported that it has rained 31 out of the last 38 days in our area. Our area was hit with a really bad storm the week of July 13th.... More 

Willow Wood, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Campground is going down hill. Understaffed and Ranger only went through one time while we were there. Bathrooms were dirty and 2 showers were broken. Staff member sign up while he was cleaning bathrooms but he was standing there texing on his phone. Young kids working in camp store....no respect for the park or the integrity of Carter Caves and... More 

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

THANK YOU for ppointing out a few things that need my immediate attention. I have had a discussion with our campground staff and we discussed the issues you pointed out. THANK YOU for sharing them. We hope to serve you again someday. More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 16, 2015 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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 May 31, 2015 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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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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