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Rough River Dam Lodge

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450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119-6011
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Paducah, Kentucky
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Park was beautiful. However, the lodge itself was difficult to find even with a GPS. Staff was friendly. Rooms satisfactory but needed updating. Loved the balcony overlooking the water and park. Meals/ buffet was excellent and open for breakfast lunch and dinner.

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Thank Carla B
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Carla B.: Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at Rough River. I understand your observation that the rooms are somewhat dated. That being said, we do the best we can to make sure our guests get clean and comfortable rooms. We have spent the last few seasons working on our cottages and hopefully we... More 

Cookson, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This could be a 5 star review, if we had been able to sleep. Beautiful views and lake. Plenty of outdoor activities available. The lodge restaurant had excellent food. The beds were very comfy. Housekeeping staff very nice. But the doors actually slam shut and apparently those there for a fishing tournament had to go in and out of their... More 

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Thank mhorn490
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To mhorn490: We appreciate your comments on our Park. I am terribly sorry that our staff interrupted your rest with early morning work. We have re-emphasized the importance of consideration to our Grounds Staff. 8:00am is way too early for that sort of ruckus. Your suggestions on the doors were appreciated and will be acted upon. We hope that you... More 

Teresina, Brazil
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for a flyin and recommend. the site is a state park and the installations are simple and rustic as it should be. the place is well maintained, very polite staff and the rooms are very confortable. Good price and food.

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Thank Fernando M
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Fernando M.: We very much appreciate you taking the time to comment on our Park. I hope that you enjoyed the Fly-in. As you know, the airfield is quite popular. We hope that you make it back to see us again in the future. It would be an honor to host you. Michael Ricks, Park Manager. More 

Hebron, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We recently returned to Rough River Falls State Park for a couple of days on the lake. We stayed in one of the cabins, took advantage of the marina, and ate two of our meals at the lodge. I love state parks, because I enjoy escaping from this fast paced, everything has to be perfect and high techno world. RRF... More 

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1 Thank Anita B
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Anita B.: Thank you for your comments on our Park. We are glad that you had a good time on your visit. You are correct in stating that we do not have the newest of facilities, but we hope to offer clean and comfortable accommodations to our guests. You did note the cottages. All of them save one have... More 

Clarksville, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We spent two nights here for Friday and Saturday nights. I will be as charitable as possible in this review, but my overall experience was not good. First, lets' cover the rooms. The photographs in the state park's web site, when you are looking at this lodge, while showing the rooms, does not match the reality rooms. They are wood... More 

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1 Thank wtribbey
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To wtribby: I deeply regret the experience that you had at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. I wish your overall impression of the park had been better. Our inability to get your light fixed was inexcusable. I would hope that you would give us another chance in the future to offer you a better experience. I do thank you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Area and facility good. I wish I could say the same for the people at the front desk. Very rude and mean, enough to make my stay unpleasant. Been on most state parks in Ky and I can say for sure i will not come back in this one.

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Thank Giorgio G
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Giorgio C: Please accept my apologies for any rudeness and/or poor service that you experienced with my Front Desk personnel. That is not the way we normally do business here at the State Park. The Front Desk Supervisor and I have discussed your post and we will be dealing with it in our training. Again, my sincerest apologies to... More 

Hawesville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is our second time staying here in the cottages (1st visit 07/2014). We stayed in a deluxe cottage rather than the standard from last visit. This one was much more updated. Our family had such a great time. The interior is spacious and decorated appropriately, in my opinion. With 7 of us, that 2nd bath was priceless. I have... More 

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Thank Roberta C
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Roberta C: Thank you for your Trip Advisor input. I am glad that you enjoyed your time at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. We appreciate your input with regards to linens service at the cottages. Our staff needs to do a more complete job of letting our guests know how to get the fresh towels, etc. that they... More 

louisville
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41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is the second time to visit Rough River 1st time in a cabin and during winter. This time in lodge in the summer. Visit was in the middle of the week and not on weekend. I was surprised that there were not more people there. Nice pool area and grounds seem to be well maintained. I agree with earlier... More 

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Thank Shangri_la_Seeker
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Shangri_la_Seeker: Thank you for your Trip Advisor post and thank you for staying at Rough River. You made a good point on the trees and undergrowth that obstructs our guests' lake views. We have to periodically cut back the growth and that process is underway. Your comments on our breakfast was welcome and on point. Again, we appreciate your... More 

Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Bad : Room hadn't been vacuumed - Food crumbs on floor. Upholstery ripped in lodge chairs.Checkers broken in game room. Room AC very loud. Miniature golf course a wreck. Badly worn greens with multiple divots. Some of the hole signs actually rotted away and laying on ground. Trail could use some maintenance. Some cement walkways in bad shape. Some of... More 

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2 Thank EdmundGray
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge and Park. I deeply regret that your stay was not more pleasant. A guest should always expect a clean room and obviously we did not live up to our set standards. You also pointed out a number of deficiencies that we are in the process of correcting, such as sidewalks... More 

Tennessee, USA
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143 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We looked at cabin #204. My first impression was pieces of trash around the front door. It was like a garbage bag had broken and no one took the time to clean up the small pieces. We decided to stay in the lodge in room 245. It had a small balcony and a view of the lake. The room was... More 

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Thank RobTennessee_USA
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Rob from Tennessee: I have used your observations about the cleanliness around your cottage to help our staff realize that it is not only the inside, but the outside of our accommodations that contribute to the guest experience. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and I hope... More 

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