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“Nice location for hiking but lodge showing a lot of wear” 3 of 5 stars
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Cumberland Falls State Resort - Dupont Lodge
7351 Hwy. 90, Corbin, KY 40701-8814   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Corbin
Whitby, Canada
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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Nice location for hiking but lodge showing a lot of wear”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We came here to hike and see/photograph Cumberland Falls. You can stay in the main lodge or one of several cabins - we stayed in the lodge. The building was constructed in the 1930's and is a popular site, so lots of visitors. Unfortunately, it is showing a lot of wear and tear. And many modifications over the decades to it's systems has detracted from it's original charm. There is a large outdoor pool across the road from the lodge, but it is only open during the summer season. A small (read VERY small) and limited (VERY limited) general store is located in the trailer parking area (about a kilometre hike from the lodge). There is a cafeteria style restaurant in the lower level of the lodge that has a sufficient menu selection or a buffet option that is reasonably priced but ordinary and adequate is the best it could be described. The real draw is to see Cumberland Falls and hike the park trails and for this the lodge is the closest accommodation, by far. Just keep in mind the Falls are a STEEP half mile hike from the lodge or one mile drive (limited parking at the falls parking lot).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mid-South
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18 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We tent camped there in October. The camping area was sold out, so if you go during this time, it would be best to reserve your site using the online reservation website in advance. We were pleasantly surprised at the campsite. We had our own deck and table. Fire pit/ring available. We brought a portable grill, but there is a grate there, as well. The natural beauty of the park during this time of year is gorgeous. We hiked to the Falls and it was beautiful and kept very clean. Visiting during this time of year is highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redondo Beach, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Our family went here but the lodge would have been better suited for the couple who want a romantic getaway. Very beautiful and relaxing. This is the place to rev up your marriage and the Cumberland Falls itself are just majestic. There is a nearby RV/Tent Park with a big pool for the kids and laundry facilities for those who want to stay awhile.

There is nothing and I mean nothing close by so no distractions. Just you and your mate, the falls and trees, and plenty of down time.

The downside would be the maintenance department. We had 3 lights burned out in our suite when we arrived. When we asked for them to be replaced, we came back and they have left them on our kitchen table for us to replace them. Also be very careful about taking a shower, the cold water all leaves suddenly and scorching hot water would come through. This happened over and over again and no one was flushing the toilets. We did complain about this to the front desk and they acknowledge that it was a problem.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Oil Trough, TX
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Rented cabin so our two small boys could enjoy the fireplace. Wood was neatly stacked by the well-used fireplace greeting us on our arrival. No matches or lighter was to be found in the cabin. Went to lodge to inquire the front desk for matches. Apparently not a single match or lighter was available in the whole park! Attempted to light fireplace using cabin's toaster and tissue paper. Nearly lit myself and the rest of the cabin, but due to no kindling I could not light the fire.

After travelling all day, was looking forward to a good meal in the dining room. Choked down half of an overpriced sandwich. Tried a $4 piece of pie; it was the size and quality of a Little Debbie snack cake.

Park is great, but lodging facilities are a huge disappointment.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The park and falls are beautiful. However, the cabins do need attention. There were mice droppings in the dresser drawer. The bed was comfortable and we were not too cold or too hot. We popped popcorn in the microwave which was clean. We didn't use the stove or utensils. As for the dining room - Buffet style, salad was good - crisp fresh vegetables, soup not bad, dinner was ALL FRIED foods. Definitely need a nutritionist to guide the kitchen on what people are eating today. We would not stay here again. The staff was very kind and very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, OH
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The park is beautiful and the trails are great. The cabins are a different matter. Ours had brown stains on the upholstered sofa and footstool which made me not want to sit on them. The sheets must have been a poly-cotton mix because all we did was sweat in them all night. The worst part was the kitchen. The large burner on the stove didn't work and there was no toaster to be seen. There were hardly any utensils, dishes, or pots. The ladle had some kind of coating on it and it was blistering and peeling. I wouldn't let that near my food. Two dull knives were all that were provided--couldn't cut a carrot with them for our salad. The edges of the pancake lifter were shredded and grooved. Again, I wouldn't let that near my food. The frying pan, also teflon coated was worn with deep scratches in it and the coating was peeling. Ugh. The coffee was "gourmet" John Conti brand which was no better than the dreck one finds in an office. This came in sealed discs which are to be dropped into the basket, add water, and brew. The problem is that the coffee maker wasn't meant for that kind of brewing, so the coffee packet just bunched up at the bottom of the basket. No regular filters were provided, unfortunately, because we had brought our own coffee. The meagerly supplied camp store had no paper filters. Now for the dining room menu... If you like mainstream, white flour food, then you won't have a problem with their menu. But when I see cheese sticks and onion rings on the menu, I pretty much know what the rest will be like. Yep--fried, lots of meat, mashed potatoes, and even frogs' legs. Frogs' legs? Must be a southern thing. In short, the menu was boring, basic, and unhealthy. We were uncomfortable in the cabin and will never be back. The park was nice, but we've seen it now and will move on to other parks. So, cabin renters beware.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville KY
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

My family went here for a relaxing weekend getaway to see the moonbow. The place is somewhat dated and in need of repair especially considering it's $90ish a night price tag. The falls and pool are walking distance, but it is not a really short walk. The restaurant was OK, but the evening buffet for $18 seemed a bit high. It was kinda like a trip back in time when families went to a resort in the middle of no where and played checkers in the common room (that kinda reminded me of a nursing home) or shuffleboard up by the tennis courts. Both things that we actually did. They had a dance activity close by as well. They covered the bases with line dancing, square dancing, typical wedding reception type stuff. The women and girls sure liked it. Certainly not a jaw dropping experience overall, but it was nice and I would do it again.

Room Tip: There are cabins at the resort as well, we stayed in there for one night. More money(~$150), but 4...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7351 Hwy. 90, Corbin, KY 40701-8814
Location: United States > Kentucky > Corbin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Corbin
Number of rooms: 52
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