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Carter Caves State Resort

344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 41164
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013
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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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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are spacious and well equipped. The bed was very comfortable, though double not queen sized, so plan on a cozy cuddle or use them both. The bathroom is a nice size and well stocked with toiletries and soft towels. Rooms open up to spacious decks or walkways, though dividers allow privacy between rooms while allowing you to enjoy the... More

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

Thank you for your post. Post such as yours allows me to show staff the things we are doing right and what we may need to work on. We appreciate you taking the time to share. THANK YOU for choosing Carter Caves and we hope to be able to serve you again sometime. More

Delaware, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at Carter Caves campground in August of 2013. The campground was quiet, the restrooms clean. Although the camp sites are spaced very close together, we didn't find that to be a problem, that's how it is at most state park campgrounds. I noticed other reviewers complaining about a raccoon problem, we didn't see any, but we did keep... More

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

Thank you for your posting and THANK YOU for choosing Carter Caves. We appreciate the time people take to let us know what we are doing right or what we need to work on. Your input is valuable to us. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again. More

Kitts Hill
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Campground was filled with families with lots of activities for the kids. For the most part, nice level lot but a challenge to get rig and vehicle in same spot. Camping neighbors super nice. Was a little alarmed when skunk entered our campsite, but he just kept on moving. Cave exploring, gem mining and pool very close by and mini... More

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

Thank you so much for your posting and for choosing Carter Caves. We appreciate you taking the time to let people know about your experience. Please be sure to come back and see us again someday! More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
31 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were very satisifed with our choice thanks to Trip Advisor, and hope to return one day. We stayed in the lodge, which while older was still very nice. Out where we live it is very unusual to be able to find a State Resort Lodge. We did not want a Cabin since I understand there can be Cottonmouths and... More

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

Appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. I will be sure to share them with our staff. Thank you for choosing Carter Caves and we look forward to seeing you again sometime. Hope you have a great rest of the summer! More

Louisville, Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I camped here in my travel trailer in April 2013. The check-in crew made the process easy, unlike most campgrounds, there is no drive-up kiosk, but a parking area to walk to the office. The sites were fairly level and mine only had water and electric, some sites did have sewer but they did have a dump station on the... More

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

Thank you for choosing Carter Caves. We enjoy receiving feedback such as yours. We hope to someday be able to serve you again. Have a great rest of the summer! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Firsts off the staff did not know what was going on in the park or how to give correct directions, times, ect. The first day of our stay we were signed up for a canoe trip, which got cancelled because of rain, but we were not informed of this until we went to register at the welcome center about 30... More

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

Thank you for your posting. Unfortunately the rain does call for cancellaions of canoe trips. Nobody wants to be in the middle of a two hour canoe trip and it begins to rain and then there is always the possibility of storms moving in, so precautions are taken and cancellations are made. If they had your contact number then there... More

No. Ky.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This was our first trip to carter caves and I have to say, overall, I'm impressed! The activities were plentiful and fun even in mid-week. It was not crowded so getting around was easy and stressless. The cave your was neat, but I expected a little more exploration. I think if we had taken a different tour it might have... 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 appreciate you choosing Carter Caves and we look forward to serving you again in the future. If we may be of anymore assistance please feel free to contact us. Have a great rest of the summer. More

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We just got back from staying a week at Carter Caves. We viewed our site online months in advance to make sure we got a good one, and we did. We traveled from Michigan and visited site unseen. We stayed in the campground and really enjoyed it there with the exception of the bathrooms which were completely gross. Never were... More

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

THNAK YOU for choosing Carter Caves as your destination. Your comments are very much appreciated and informative as well. Some points you mention are items that we can correct and correct immediately. I have shared your comments with our staff and reminded them this is not what we are all about. Thank you for sharing and I hope we can... More

rye brook, ny
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Carter Caves State Park is a place I used to go with my family when I was growing up. It is largely unchanged since the 1960s. There are a few new things, and the swimming in the lake is not what it used to be, but so much of it looks and feels the same to me, which is a... More

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

Thank you for visiting Carter Caves. I agree with you, I wish we were able to allow our guests to swim at the lake and utilize the area like it used to be at one time. Pictures of the area that I have seen showed an area booming with swimmers and others. Thank you again for your visit and I... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Positives: I didn't golf because I wasn't there long enough, but the 9 hole course looked good, and is very inexpensive. The scenery was beautiful. The hiking trails were very nice. The hotel was reasonable quality for the price. Negatives: The staff almost never smiled. I mean out of perhaps 25 people I came in contact with, maybe 3 were... More

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

Thank you for taking the time and pointing this information out to us. Your post will be used in our next staff meeting to discuss our employees and how they are coming across to our guests. These are the little things that our employees MUST do. THANK YOU agin and THANK YOU for choosing Carter Caves. I hope we can... More

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Address: 344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 41164
Location: United States > Kentucky > Olive Hill
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Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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