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Lake Cumberland State Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Jamestown
London
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135 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful area”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Beautiful scenery located on Lake Cumberland. Lodge/ restaurant overlooks the lake. When you eat in the restaurant, try to get a table by the window and you may see raccoons and other wildlife. Rooms are a little dated, but clean and comfortable. Indoor pool is nice, especially in the winter. Outdoor pool, tennis courts, mini golf, camping, horse stables, lots of trails for walking and biking.

  • Stayed September 2012
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BarryBLC, Manager at Lake Cumberland State Resort, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review of Lake Cumberland State Park. We are very happy you had such a great time and enjoyed your stay.

Thank you again for the great review!
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South Portsmouth, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Stayed in the older Pumpkin Creek Lodge. Had been here years ago, and used to work at another Ky State Park Lodge; back when the Ky Park System was known as the nation's finest. Well, they sure aren't any more. Really run down, had not been modernized at all. The entire park is run down. Room was tiny, too few pillows, water was off in both lodges due to a water line break (again, no proper upkeep). Supposed to have wifi, but only smart phones would work. No one could get a computer to work on it. The capper was when our A/C went out at 11:30 PM. Kicked on, stopped within 2 seconds and we smelled burning wiring immediately. The front desk clerk did move us to the next room and delivered the key to us, but there was no one onsite to deal with any maintenance issues. We'd planned to stay a second night, but couldn't get out of there fast enough. Spoke to friends who had similar experiences. We did find the staff to be pleasant, but my friends said the staff was extremely rude to them.
Really sad. To go from the nation's finest park system to this. I don't know how they stay in business.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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BarryBLC, Manager at Lake Cumberland State Resort, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you for the candid response. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay and we will most certainly work on these issues described in your review. Also, We greatly appreciated your positive comment concerning our amazing staff at Lake Cumberland State Park. Our hope is to always provide great memories. Thank you again for the response.
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed here on our honeymoon 45 years ago and decided to stay again as a part of our celebration trip. Though the facility is much larger now the beauty of the place was maintained. Our room was comfortable and clean. All the staff were friendly and answered any questions we had. The wait staff in the restaurant were pleasant and made "us yankees" feel at home in the south.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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BarryBLC, Manager at Lake Cumberland State Resort, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful response. We are so glad Lake Cumberland State Park has played a part in great memories. Congrats on 45 years!!! Awesome!!
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Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed for a family reunion with a group of about 45 people.

The pros...
If everyone in a large group stays in Lure Lodge...it makes everything pretty easy.

You are right next to the indoor pool (which is a pretty good size and in pretty good shape) and the adjoining game room (pretty much nothing but 3 or 4 arcade games, a ping pong table and a pool table that was out of order).

You are also right next to the dining room. They have 3 buffet meals a day or you can order from the menu. We always got the buffet and I think it cost between $30-$50 for a family of four, depending on the meal. Every meal buffet is so-so...just the basics. It kind of reminded me of a lower-end Shoneys or Frisches buffet. Service was good. We got 45-50 people in and out of there on a Saturday night with no problem.

You are also right next to meeting rooms. Of course, we rented one of those to have a gathering place.

There are several water activities (check website for those) and there is a playground, volleyball net and a frizbee golf course, as well as a couple of pretty good walking/hiking trails...very peaceful with awesome views of the lake.

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Most of the cons are due to maintenance issues. The resort is clearly run down (hence, I thought it to be just an upgrade from an RV). The ice machines at the end of the walkways have no ice, the rooms clearly show some wear but do have ok beds. The rooms also do not have refrigerators which is problematic considering you are miles away from anything else and MOST OF THE VENDING MACHINES DO NOT WORK...cold water and ice are two things you NEED in the summer. Other little things...hot water doesn't last long, tub doesn't drain, key card slot completely stopped working. Just stuff that should be serviced and maintained that would make a big difference in how much people enjoy the stay.

I think the place is fine but the price is WAY TOO HIGH for the condition of the resort. Everyone is now in the habit of blaming maintenance issues on the recession and state budget problems but for $100 or more a night...this place needs some sprucing up. I sure hope they do invest some money in the place because its surrounding beauty is a sight to behold.

  • Stayed June 2013
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BarryBLC, Manager at Lake Cumberland State Resort, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for the review of both the positive and negative. We will address the issues you mentioned. Thank you for making Lake Cumberland State Park part of your awesome memories!!
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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63 reviews
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I was there for one night for a professional conference. The park is beautiful, but the staff at the check-in was not very friendly, and seemed bothered by people wanting to check-in. The room I checked into was ok, but the bath tub had a left-over bath soap, which made me wonder if the tub was cleaned after the previous guest. When I wanted to use the water, there was none! I had to call the front desk, only to be told that there was a problem with the water pipe somewhere, and they working on it. This type of thing should have been communicated to the guests and not wait until they go to use the bathroom, and then find out that they do not have any running water. When later, the water came, it was all rusty, of course. I think communication needs a lot of improvement!
Food was ok, if you like country cooking.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

What a fantastic state park resort. While its a 5 mile drive from the highway on winding winds, it's worth the wait. The reception area is very nicely and tastefully done with an immediate view of the lake in front of you (in the dining area). The restaurant does not serve alcohol and the food is not as good as at Lake Barkley State Resort in West Kentucky, however, the view and friendly staff make up for it. Although I will note that the receptionist was quite unfriendly and must have been having a bad day. The room was in very good condition and if I was to rate the quiteness of the night it would be excellent - - not a sound, no air conditioners going or any other machine operating (which I had heard all night at Lake Barkley); although when i stayed here on May 6 on a Monday night, there were not a lot of guests. I hear its gets really crowded from Memorial Day on. Towels were soft and plenty, and everything worked! I definitely want to come back to this beautiful piece of Kentucky grandeur!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Jeffersontown, Kentucky
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My family and I came to Lake Cumberland to fish for stripped bass using a local guide service. Once the morning of fishing was over we checked into our cabin at the State Park. The 2 bedroom cabins are very nice. They have been recently updated and have new appliances. Although we only stayed one night, it was very relaxing after an early morning fishing adventure. For dinner we went to the main lodge for their buffet. The food was well prepared and the desserts looked to be "home-made".

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Lake Cumberland State Resort
Address: 5465 State Park Rd, Jamestown, KY 42629-7875
Location: United States > Kentucky > Jamestown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Jamestown
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lake Cumberland State Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 106
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