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Louisville, Kentucky
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103 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This state park is quiet and the views around the lake are pretty. The cottages have plenty of space for lounging inside on rainy or very hot days. The screened porch areas were wonderful in the early morning and late evening.

Thank Jennyjourneys
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in one of the cabins here, and it was great for what we wanted. Nice and quiet, comfortable cabins with plenty of outdoor activities nearby. The beds were larger than I thought they'd be, and came two to a room, which was perfect for our family getaway. The staff was among the most friendly and helpful I've run across-... More 

Thank 82crew
Danville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We intentionally went out of our way to go to Rough River Dam on our way home from a family visit. We are trying to visit each of the state's resorts. As have many of the state's recreational facilities, Rough River has suffered from many years of poor maintenance and lack of funding. The registration area is decent but dated.... More 

Thank JeffandDonna
Los Angeles
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84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We enjoyed our stay over the July 4th weekend. Despite it being July 4th weekend, the grounds stayed quiet and enjoyable the entire weekend. The restaurant in the lodge provides a good option for all meals, and if you want groceries - there's an IGA and Wal-Mart supercenter about twenty miles away in Leitchfield Park. The park is really tucked... More 

Thank Michael B
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We had one problem after another here and would have been much better off if we'd stayed in a nearby hotel. We call and book our room over the phone. The lady that took our reservation, Betty, was very polite. They had two bedroom cabins with one or two bathrooms available. We ask the difference and she said other than... More 

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

To TravelMoms2: I regret that you were disappointed in your stay with us. Since I was personally involved with your situation, I regret that I did handle you completely myself. When you called to complain about the mouse situation, we immediately moved you to another cottage and we made your first night Free. Normally we would have come and inspected... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Well let's just say that the State of Kentucky is way too beautiful to have this place represent it.This joint really looks like it is stuck back in the day like it was a sleazy skanky motel.Now the cabins are not half bad but the rooms at the lodge,that just got to go.My opinion is that if it was not... More 

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

To Travis S: I appreciate you taking the time to review our Park. I see that you stayed with us in July of last year. We are constantly working to upgrade our property and I hope that you can come to visit us again soon. In the past year, we have put all new bedding in our rooms and added... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We have ate here when they would have wild game night. They would be supper busy and the service and food would be good. Tonight was just a regular (I guess slow night for them) night. The waitress informed us they were short staffed. There were only 5 tables seated. There was a party of 5 at our table. We... More 

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

To Shela H: I thank you for letting me know of your recent dining experience at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. I do apologize that your visit to Grayson's Landing Restaurant was not a good one. I monitor all guest responses from a number of sources and I and my staff take them very seriously. Our restaurant is a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I do stay here several times a year as there's really no other choices in the immediate area. It is always clean and breakfasts are really good. Never had lunch or dinner there. Microwaves and small refrigerators would be much appreciated for the rooms. It's uncommon to book rooms these days without this conveniences. I've been there enough to know... More 

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

To Randy G: I very much appreciate your comments and your suggestions. The lack of certain guest amenities at Rough River as compared to other hotels and resorts is a concern for us. You are very correct in noting them. While we do have a fine restaurant, giving our guests the ability to make a snack, like popcorn, is something... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I flew up for the afternoon. The airstrip was in good condition (3200 ft paved, and lit). It was right next to the lodge and most of the attractions. Everyone was very friendly. The grounds were dated, but very well kept. It was quiet and very peaceful. Mini golf was very inexpensive and fun. The restaurant obviously... More 

Thank Megan S
Princeton, Kentucky
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86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Accommodations are basic, but view is worth a lot more! We loved being able to see a sky full of stars from our deck with very little light pollution. Nature sounds were gentle and beautiful. We slept well here, and will probably return within the year. The wifi service earns my compliments after having stayed in a similarly remote state... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Rough River Dam Lodge

Address: 450 Lodge Rd, Falls of Rough, KY 40119-6100
Location: United States > Kentucky > Falls of Rough
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Rough River Dam State Resort Park Hotel Falls Of Rough
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