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“Perfect getaway”
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Lake Barkley Lodge
Clarksville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

We go to Lake Barkley Lodge at least 3 times a year. Wonderful lodge with perfect little balcony overlooking lake. Good buffet's, very helpful staff. Grounds are beautiful and there is also an outdoor pool and indoor pool with exercise room and sauna that we love during the winter.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

My husband, daughter and I stayed at the lodge for two nights the week before Christmas. There were only a few other guests there each night so we practically had the lodge to ourselves. We stayed in a pet friendly room on the first floor with two small dogs. There is a $25.00 flat fee for pets, and we thought this very reasonable. The room was fine and very clean, although it was not very big. Our room overlooked the lake with a nice view. All the rooms overlook the lake and it really is beautiful. We really liked the restaurant, it has a spectacular view. It had healthy options, plus kid friendly food also. Prices were very reasonable. The staff at this lodge was also very friendly and helpful. We have found this to be true at many state parks.
If I have one major complaint it's that the lodge doesn't have a common room to relax or read. It does has a game room with ping pong, pool table and video games, but no comfortable chair or sofa to sit on. The indoor pool is off site from the lodge...we went to check it out and the air was so damp and hot we decided we wouldn't be able to swim at all. The outdoor pool overlooking the lake looked like it would be fabulous in warm weather and we decided that this park and lodge might be better to visit in warmer weather to take advantage of this and the fishing.
We were able to do some hiking because although the weather was wet it wasn't too cold. We saw 5 deer on one of the trails...one of the them was not more than 20 feet away from us for several minutes. There were also a couple of skunks that liked to roam around the outside of the dining room at night.
Overall this was a good stay, but I think my family would prefer to visit this park in the warmer months.

Room Tip: All pet friendly rooms are on the first floor.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Alvaton, KY
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7 reviews
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Lake Barkley Lodge was a wonderful getaway. Nestled in a beautiful state park on the lake it was total relaxation. It has an indoor pool but you have to drive to use it was the only disadvantage. Rooms are rustic but comfortable. Had a great time

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Illinois
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29 reviews
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

If you are looking for a quiet stay or a fun family trip, this is the place for you. My family have traveled here ever since I was a little kid and every stay has been wonderful. I highly recommend staying for 4 nights or more in order to fully experience the whole resort.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Decatur
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76 reviews
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

Four couples recently traveled to Lake Barkley Lodge on motorcycles. We enjoyed a cool quiet evening visiting on the patio of the dining room. The dining room offered a varied menu plus the buffet. We each ordered something different. Everyone was well pleased with their selections from the menu. We also enjoyed breakfast. We were all pleased with the prices of the meals and the room rates.
Since it was cool, we slept with our patio doors open. One couple was awaken to a strong smell. A skunk was on the patio.

Room Tip: All rooms offer a lake view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Decatur, Alabama
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198 reviews
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

My wife and I recently spent several days at Lake Barkley Lodge. Even though the property is several tears old, it apperars to have been well maintained. All the rooms have a great lake view with a small balcony. Our bathroom had new tile and was very clean. The rooms are rustic, wood-paneled and adequate.

After Labor Day the family crowds are gone and the park is very quiet and peaceful. There are hiking trails, boat rentals, a fitness center (with a large indoor, heated pool) and tennis courts. On the way in or out you should watch for wildlife. We saw many deer, a skunk and a groundhog.

Room rates in the Fall (and Spring, I presume) are very resaonable. Every staff member that we met said Hello and would tell you about things to see in the park. All were very friendly. I highly recommend this place for a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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cadiz, kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2011

My husband and I are retired and recently moved here from Maryland and live not far from this facility. We went there on Thursday, September 8, 2011 for lunch. We enjoyed the salad bar, the potato bar, hot soup and dessert for a very good price. The salad bar could improve with different options but we enjoyed the fresh strawberries. The potatoes were large, freshly baked and the toppings included real bacon, not the fake stuff. The soups are hot and fresh. We also liked the new menus. We have travelled a lot within the U.S. and some in Europe and can say that Windows Restaurant at Barkley State Resort Park is a good value for families and we see improvements each time we go there.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Lake Barkley Lodge
Address: 3500 State Park Road, Box 790, Cadiz, KY 42211-7090
Location: United States > Kentucky > Cadiz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Cadiz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Barkley Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Barkley State Resort Park has accommodations for every kind of travelers, including the comfortable Barkley Lodge and a large camping site. ... more   less 
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