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Carter Caves State Resort

344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 41164
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014
pharmcat56 Goshen, KY
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Goshen, KY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My wife and I traveled to Carter Caves State Park the day after Valentine's Day to take advantage of an overnight stay / dinner / and Valentine Show package. The area had recently received around 4 inches of wet snow and the scenery was awesome with the snow clinging to the deciduous forest surrounding the Welcome Center & Lodge that... More 

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

Thank You so much for your post. Yes the park is beautiful have a fresh fallen snow. We sure have had our share of the snow this year. The snow does just add a extra touch of beauty to the park. Appreciate the remarks on the lodge and the meals and the entertainment was something new we were trying this... More 

Mid Hudson Valley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Its December and we stayed at the lodge to visit the caves. The lodge rooms are retro motel style, but clean and functional. The caves were great and the park overall looks to be a good choice in the summer as well. The restaurant is limited, but adequate park food.

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

Thank you for your post and THANK YOU for visiting Carter Caves. We appreciate you taking the time to speak of your visit. We look forward to serving you again someday in the future.. More 

Rising Sun, IN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

As with all of the KY parks that we have visited, this is a nice place. The campground was packed but quiet. The cave tours were excellent. The haunted trail along the campground was very well done, and very crowded. There is nothing to do in the area around the park. But there is plenty to do in the park.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your post and than you most of all for visiting Carter Caves. We look forward to serving you again someday. More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Really enjoyed our family vacation at Carter Caves State Park, KY! Great scenery, great trails! Lodge was nice, too! Would recommend for an affordable, family getaway. We will definitely return! The hiking trails were amazing with great rock formations and cave entrances. They even have multipurpose trails for biking and horses and horse stables. A great find!

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Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent trip. We hope you come back and see again sometime. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Carter Caves is an amazing gem in Kentucky. The hikes, both short and long, never disappoint. The trails are clearly marked with blazes and offer quite the scenery. However, the campground was once again a major disappointment. As in our last trip several months ago, the "quiet hours" were not enforced. A couple, camped out in the center section of... More 

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

First off THANK YOU for returning to the park and THANK YOU for sharing the comments with me. I have directed these comments to the appropriate staff and have instructed them this needs to be checked into immediately. I'm sorry your trip was cut short and I hope on your next visit things will be better. Thank you for choosing... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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157 reviews 157 reviews
108 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Our group of 30 stayed here last year and I wrote a review, now we have stayed again and this year I'm lowering my rating to 3 stars. The lodge is situated in a very pleasant and relaxing park, with nearby attractions and some fine roads for motorcycling. You can't expect too much from a state park lodge. It appears... 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 visiting Carter Caves. Comments such as yours allow us to see what it is we are doing right and what it is we need to work on. Hope to see you again someday! More 

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
37 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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 

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Address: 344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 41164
Location: United States > Kentucky > Olive Hill
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Number of rooms: 38
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