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Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Lancaster, PA
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Wedding Close By”
Reviewed May 11, 2017

A family of 6, we stayed in the "Cottages". They were clean and roomy. Not the most up to date furnishings, but there was a full kitchen and plenty of room to spread out. We only stayed one night, but the for those staying longer this would be a great resort for the money.
The only small negatives were the mattresses were a bit soft and the Cottage check out time was relatively early at 10:00 AM.
The lodge itself was welcoming. We attended a wedding reception at the lodge's banquet room and thought it was a very nice place for that purpose.
This lodge is located in a very beautiful spot in South Central Kentucky.

  • Stayed May 2017, traveled with family
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words and for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park for your lodging needs. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that you will select us once again when traveling through this area. Thank you and have a great day!!!


Danny
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Very nice campsites kind of positioned on a peninsula surrounded by Barren River Lake. Most of the sites are strategically placed to have a lakefront view. Ours in fact was a slice of heaven. Literally a panoramic picture window to the lake and surrounding wooded areas. Bedroom/Bath buildings are large and accommodating. Showers are nice and set up the right way. Felt like no sacrifice from home . Amenities that you would expect from a descent facility as well. We will definitely be back.

Stayed April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review, May 3, 2017
Thank you so much for selecting Bailey's Point Campground area for your camping needs. We also want to thank you for your kind words. We agree that the area around Barren River Lake is some of the most beautiful land in Kentucky and we are excited that your stay was so enjoyable. We look forward to serving you and your family again when your in this area. Have a great day!!!

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Kingsland, GA
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94 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2017

The room has a nice balcony overlooking a lake. There is a large Samsung flat screen T.V., but the local stations do not come in well, if at all. There is no microwave or refrigerator, but that is to be expected when there is a restaurant on the grounds. It has a bathtub with low sides for easy access. The bathtub is non-slip with grab bars. This is a very nice, quiet place to relax.

  • Stayed April 2017, traveled with family
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review, May 2, 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words and for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park for your lodging needs. While our park and lake offer some of the most beautiful sights in Kentucky, our staff also thrives to make sure each guest feels welcome and is enjoying their stay. We hope that you will come back and see us soon.
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Someone parked their huge mobile home in our site, along with their trailer of ATV's and all their stuff...and then left for the day. Even if they had been there to move back to their site right next to our's, I would not have wanted to camp next to them.

Kimberly was wonderful, she drove my husband around to campground to find a site that he liked and then offered us a credit back which was very, very nice. She made us feel better about a crummy situation.

Still, she could not make up for the unlevel sites, the broken washing machines and dryers and the overflowing dumpsters. I felt bad for her, there is no way I would want her job.

Stayed April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review, April 17, 2017
Thank you so much for selecting the Barren River Lake State Resort Park Campground for your camping needs. I apologize for the inconvenience that you and your family were caused. Please trust me, that we are correcting the problems that you mentioned and trying to ensure that they do not happen again in the future. I hope that you will give us another try when camping or lodging in this area. I will share the warm comments with Kimberly. She does indeed do a great job.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

I have stayed here a number of times and after my last review had found other cabins to stay in. The villa's had become a dump. Since we were last there, I had heard they had some renovations. We booked a villa cabin for a couple of nights again based on what I had heard. Whew....the changes were incredible.

We still were greeted promptly at the park lodge office and checked in with no problem. We then drove to the villa, parking right outside our door. As we walked in, we were amazed at all the changes! Brand new hard wood like flooring getting rid of the old filthy carpet! The kitchen was all redone with new appliances, cabinets and sink. All the furniture including the old stained couches and chairs were gone, replaced with brand new ones. New flat screen TV's were noted in the living room and each bed room. New beds made the sleeping great!

The outside of the cabins are still a bit shabby and could stand a fresh coat of paint but the transformation of the inside was miraculous. My wholehearted thank you to the folks at the state park for the update!

I understand they haven't finished the renovations on all the villas so ask for an updated one! No wifi in the cabins but they have up at the lodge.

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  • Stayed April 2017, traveled with friends
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review, April 17, 2017
Thank you so much for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park for your lodging needs. I also want to thank you for the kind words about all of our improvements at the Villas and I am so glad that you liked and enjoyed them. We are in the process of renovating the remaining Villas later this year and also have many other improvement projects going on and planned here at the park. We hope that you will consider us in the future for all of your lodging and park needs. We know that you have many choices and we are very thankful that you choose Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Have a great day!
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Crestwood, Kentucky
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89 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is a state park lodge right on the lake. A beautiful setting. The lodge is older but is clean. Everything worked in our room. The down side/s no restaurants close by for an early breakfast. Lodge restaurant opens at 7. No place to park a boat where you feel secure. The staff was friendly.

  • Stayed April 2017, traveled with friends
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review, April 17, 2017
Thank you so much for selecting Barren River State Resort Park for your lodging needs and I hope it was a successful fishing trip for you. I am sorry that you felt that your boat was not secure. We do have our parking lot very well lit and have a Ranger that patrols the area on a very routine basis. Once again we greatly appreciate your business and hope that you allow us to serve you again in the future.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We stayed at the lodge March 17-19. The food was good, the room was clean and we had a great view of the lake. We really liked the common area inside the lodge near the restaurant. They had a fireplace, plenty of places to sit and relax, tv, and magazines to read. It is a great place to go and just unwind. We will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review, April 14, 2017
Thank you so much for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park on your travels through our beautiful area. The park has indeed served as a place for many happy and fond memories. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the food, our beautiful common area in the lodge and the incredible lake view from your lodge room. I don't believe there is a bad view in the park! I hope that you will consider the lodge, restaurant, marina, campgrounds, beach or golf course on your future travels to this area. We look forward to serving you in the future!

Danny
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Property: Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Address: 1149 State Park Rd, Lucas, KY 42156-9300
Location: United States > Kentucky > Lucas
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Barren River Lake State Resort Park 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This resort park is rolling hills,bordered by a 10,000 acre lake. Accomodation choices includes lodge room, cottage or villa. The lodge rooms are spacious and includes hair dryer, ironing board/iron and coffeemaker. The outstanding feature of this accomodation is the private balcony that offers peace and relaxtion. The Villas are two bedrooms with two beds per, two full baths, living room, dining/kitchen, screened room and deck w/grill. Vaulted ceiling and a gas fireplace add to the ambiance of this accomodation. The cottages are more rustic than the villas. Similar to the villas, they have two bedrooms, two full baths, living room, kitchen/dining room. Both the cottages and villas, are fully furnished including, bedding, terry, pots/pans, glassware, plates, flatware, coffeemaker,mircowave and full-sized refridgerator. Onsite hiking/walking/bike trail(s),golf, tennis, volleyball,shuffle board, campground, seasonal horseback riding and marina with boat rentals available. ... more   less 
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Barren River Lake Resort Lodge And Cottages Hotel Bowling Green
Barren River State Park
Barren River Lake Hotel

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