A group of 13 of us visited America's Paradise Resort in July 2006. We rented the largest unit, number one,which at one time had been the office. It has three bedrooms, a huge living room and kitchen, two baths and overlooked the playground and lake. The pool was about 10 steps away from our door, which was great.
America's Paradise Resort is a low-key, casual, family- and fishing-oriented place. It's a little on the rustic side, nothing really fancy, but very comfortable.
The managers were very friendly and helpful. They asked us again and again if we needed anything.
There's a a small marina, and boats available for rent. We rented a large pontoon boat with a slide off the back for one day. The kids (ages 4 - 16) loved it! We found a quiet cove, anchored, and had a great swimming and sliding experience.
Unfortunately, the fishing wasn't very good while we were there. We caught one large bass and one large catfish, but mainly we were fishing from the shore. Those out on the boats did better. The weather had been very hot the week prior (in the 100s) and was in the upper 90s while we were there, which may be why fishing wasn't at it's best. Talking with regular visitors, it seems that spring is the best time to bring home coolers of fish.
However, my son caught lots of small turtles while there with a net, and took some home to live in an aquarium. He loved that.
The property layout is really nice. We could let the kids run all they wanted, between the lake and play area while watching them from our front patio.
The resort not located on the main part of the lake, but rather on a cove. You can see the main lake, which isn't far at all, and the Land Between The Lakes is off in the distance, across the lake.
It seems like it takes forever, on twisty, curvey rural roads, to reach the resort from Murray (and I don't know if I'd want to drive that after sundown) but once there, it's worth it. Take what you need, because it's at least a 30 minute drive to Super WalMart or other stores, and you won't want to make the trip back and forth very often.
The only thing I wish would have been different is that it was closer to a grocery store and/or a main road.
Almost everyone said that they'd like to go back again in the future.
- Also Known As:
- America`s Paradise Hotel Murray
- America`s Paradise Hotel
- Americas Paradise Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elaborate front entrance of boulders and fountains welcomes you to America's Paradise Resort, featuring Stone Harbor Condominiums. Located on Snipe Creek right off the main channel of Kentucky Lake,just North of Blood River, the resort has been a paradise to water-lovers for more than 50 years. America's Paradise Resort has always been known for seclusion and spectacular views. If you're like many visitors to the resort, you won't plan to stay inside all day. ... more less