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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited July 29th-31st and we are already planning to go back before winter comes! Everything and everyone was amazing on this trip. We went horseback riding 2 days in a row, hiking and 2 cave tours. Saturday the Bat Cave walking tour was cancelled due to high water and someone from the parks called us in plenty of time... More 

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

What a great post! Thank you so much for sharing your comments on your trip. Feedback such as yours allows us to see what we are doing right or may be doing wrong. I have shared your comments with our staff. THANK YOU again for your post but most of all for your visit to Carter Caves. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We booked a cottage for the weekend . I was pleasantly surprised at how well kept it was from the flooring to the high ceilings . We were located in front of a trail/repelling cliff worth breath taking views of rock formations some a couple hundred foot tall . There were activities scheduled everyday from line dancing to tie dying... More 

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

Thank you so much for that post. We indeed appreciate the posts from our guests that let us know about their visit. We use these posts so that we can see where we need to improve. I have shared your comments with our staff. Thank you again for your post but most of all for your visit. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Great family atmosphere with loads to do with kids. Park is full of adventures. Horse riding, swimming, putt putt, cave exploration, hiking trials are just some of the main activities. Camp ground is clean and family friendly.

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

What a great post! Thank you for your post and most of all for your visit to Carter Caves. We appreciate your taking the time to let us know. Hope to serve you again in the future. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I was traveling back home to Louisville KY from a family vacation trip in North Carolina. My mom wanted to do a bit of sight seeing and I just wanted to get home, reluctantly I looked at the atlas to see what we could do that wasn't too far off the main rout home and found Carter Caves. I wasn't... More 

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

THANK YOU for your post and most of all THANK YOU for making that stop here at the park. Please feel free to visit our web site at parks.ky.gov to get a better understanding on what all we do have to offer. As we get closer to the summer season more and more opportunities for things to do will open... More 

Connersville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We went there for a youth activity with our church. The rooms had great views. We had just got in our room when my sons and I seen a doe crossing into the wooded area behind the resort. The rock formations and the sheer beauty of the place was worth every minute on the road to get there.

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

Thank you so much for your post. We really enjoy reading about visits to our park. Hopefully we can serve you again someday in the future. More 

Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Carter caves is a staple of my childhood memory and a favorite place to visit, still. The lodge and cabins are accurately shown in their website. They aren't fancy and definitely give the feel of a motel from the 90s but the visual tour is accurate. The park is well maintained and fun to hike. Lots to do for many... More 

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

Thank you for your post and most of all than k you for your visit. We truly appreciate the kind words of our visitors. We look forward to serving you in the future. Come back and see us often. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My husband and I spent the weekend of 10/30/2015 until 11/1/2015. We wanted to enjoy the end of the beautiful fall foliage at a place that offered a variety of activities, and we were not disappointed. We stayed in the lodge. The room was basic but clean, and the bed was comfortable. We played golf on Friday then had dinner... More 

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

THANK YOU so much for your post but most of all for your visit. In a day when all you see are posts on negative experiences its refreshing to see these that let people know that we are a great place to visit but we have our bad days as well like everyone else. I have forward your comments onto... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Amazing, beautiful park to hike and enjoy the scenery and the caves, however the overnight accommodations at the lodge did not measure up to the quality of other KY State Parks where we have stayed. The first room we were assigned smelled like animals we changed rooms immediately but had the same smell in the next. The room had a... More 

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

Thank you for your post and most of all thank you for your visit. The back decks are indeed in need of attention and our hopes are to get that done in the near future, hopefully by Spring. The hot water issue just today was resolved. We have had some work being done behind the lodge and a valve had... More 

Taghkanic, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here. We arrived on a Monday night in the dark. We called ahead and told them we would be late. They put our reserved market by the site so we found it ok. Waking up the next morning, Tuesday, I was shocked at the amount of trash everywhere. I have never seen so much garbage (everything... More 

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

Thank you for your post. I have shared your comments with our campground staff and have instructed them that garbage is to be picked up daily. We do not provide garbage cans at each site. We do have 3 centrally located dumpsters throughout the campground area. As for the supplies it is close to closing the campground for the season... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We booked two rooms over this past weekend.. The area is gorgeous this time of year.. We choose this site for our outdoor wedding.. We were not disappointed with our choice.. Our room was clean, and comfortable.. our private balcony was a nice touch.. I was very happy to see no carpet in the room.. I have allergies, and carpets... More 

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

THANK YOU so much for the post about our location. We truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know the right things we are doing. I'm sure the staff will enjoy reading this one. Glad everything worked out for your big day.. We hope to serve you again in the future. More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Carter Caves State Resort

Address: 344 Caveland Dr, Olive Hill, KY 41164-6913
Location: United States > Kentucky > Olive Hill
Price Range: $53 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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Olive Hill Carter Caves Resort
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