We stayed at the Lodge Aug 1-4. I was quoted one price over the phone when making reservations, but when I arrived I was told the rooms were higher on the weekends. I ask for the lodge to make an adjustment, but they would not. I also ask for the manager to call me, but they never did. The manager did make a note on my account stating they were not to change the room rate. So just be aware the rooms are higher on the weekends and don't expect them to give you correct room rates over the phone as they will not honor the rates quoted at the time you make your reservation.
The setting of the Lodge is beautiful, but their are issues. Our room had a fantastic view of the lake. The room was out dated, but we expected that as it is a state park. They do have a spider issue. I cleaned the spiders off our balcony over every morning. So before you book realize that you are going to be in the woods and there will be bugs and woodland creatures. I don't fault the lodge for the spiders outside, but we did have plenty of old spider webs in the corners of our room that had been there for awhile. This would be a simple fix for the lodge as when I cleaned them off inside the room they didn't return during our stay. The room is dark and somewhat musty. There is also dusty wood paneling on the walls which makes cleaning and lighting issues more problematic. The bathrooms looked like they had been updated more recently and were clean. However, I found the maintenance and linen area for our floor a complete disaster. With empty pizza boxes, trash, old degrading chairs and tables strewn everywhere outside of the door in which they stored clean towels and cleaning supplies. I did let management know and they did clean up the area quickly, but it should never have been that way. It was suggested to me that maybe the racoons had gotten into things, but it was like that for several days before I went to the office to complain-plenty of time for them to have cleaned it up if racoons had caused the mess. I will post a picture so you can see for yourself.
Back to some positives The outdoor pool is very nice, free to swim and they kept it very clean. They also have an indoor pool but they do charge to use it. The restaurant isn't as bad as some of the reviews suggest. Not five star, but not bad. The maid service did clean and vacuum out room daily. You can put a little sign on your bed if you want your linens change. Rooms were quite, and beds were pretty comfortable. We did enjoy the area, and the setting of the lodge did makeup for some of its faults. However, next time I will check for other lodging possibilities before I would return.
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Barkley Hotel Cadiz
- Barkley Lodge
- Barkley Hotel Cadiz