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Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Reviewed August 3, 2017

As always the lake is beautiful and quiet. park is just far enough from town (Glasgow) so you can enjoy the night sky. Since the park is 45 years old some required maintenance was going out but did not hamper your enjoyment of the area. What I call a plus is the great buffet that they have for all meals. For families the pool is just large enough and kept in great shape. .

Room Tip: Ask for lake view
  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled solo
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park for your lodging and dining needs. We hope to serve you again in the near future.


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Reviewed July 25, 2017

The resort overlooks Barren River. Fishing, horseback riding, camping, boating & just looking at the beautiful scenery is all available there. The lodge has rooms overlooking the lake & cottages available also. The lodge itself has meeting rooms available & a restaurant.

Stayed: July 2017
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Thank you so much for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park for your needs. I also want to thank you for the wonderful comments, we also feel that the park is absolutely beautiful and offers something for everyone. We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a great day!!!


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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We used the Barren River Lake State Park Resort as a staging place for a 90th birthday party with eighteen people converging from the west coast as well as Georgia. We had the party in the lodge (reserving a room), and had many meals over three days in the buffet.


The restaurant service was excellent ; we felt like family by the end of our stay. The food
The food was excellent as every menu item ordered came tasty and prepared as ordered. We found the buffet to have a nice selection of "southern food" which was a treat for west coasters.

The pool was well used by our group, and the golf course was found to be beautiful along with being a fun/quality course. With a longer stay with appropriate weather we would have rented a boat to explore the river and perhaps a jet ski to jet around on.

We did several off site activities including bicycle rides. This is an amazing place to ride bikes, riding in the two lane roads seem safe, perhaps because locals are accustomed to sharing the road with Amish hose and buggy travelers. Also the roadside scenery is beautiful with crops growing, bright green grass, rolling hills, and more. The rides we took were on rolling hills, but were not difficult to climb.

Another side trip was to Mammoth Cave NationalPark. Without reservations we were limited to the "self guided tour". This is definitely worth the drive and time.

In Glasgow, (15 minute drive) We stumbled into the best local museum that we have aver seen; the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center. This museum is located in an old factory and is filled with historic, cultural, scientific, and educational displays, covering wildlife of the area, historic replicas of various business types over the past hundred years. The also have military weapons dating back to the Revolutionary War to current times. Even with the friendly docents, this is a place that you can get lost in history.

The Barren State Resort was a perfect spot to us to stay and enjoy the best that Kentucky has to offer.

Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
Thank terry424
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay almost as much as we did. Your group was such a pleasure to serve and work with. We are so glad that you enjoyed the stay, the food and all that the area has to offer. We hope that you will come back again soon so that we can serve you and help make more of those precious memories. Thank you so much and have a great day!!!

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

The Barren River Lake State Resort offers a lot to singles, couples and families that want to enjoy a great get-a-way place. The lake is beautiful and the surrounding grounds, excellent. The Louie Nunn Lodge needs some updating but overall it is a delightful place to staff.

The staff is very polite and helpful both at the front desk and the restaurant. The lake itself is something to see (close to 10,000 acres I think.)

Tons of stuff to do from boating to riding horses, fishing, picnicking, walking trails, golf and swimming. There is even a fitness center.

The hotel is pet friendly however there is a non-refundable fee of either 3\$30 or $50 depending on the location of your room. Also no fridge or microwave in the room.

Try the resort, I have no doubt you will like it.

Dr. Marc
PS 63:7

Room Tip: The side of the property that faces the water. You could catch some great sunset shots with your cam...
  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled with friends
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

Thank you so much for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort park and for your wonderful comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here with us. We do believe that we are the best kept secret in all of Kentucky. Also, please know that we are working on putting a fridge and microwave in all of the lodge rooms, hopefully this year. Once again thank you so much and we hope that you will come and see us again in the near future. Have a great day!!!


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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Spent a fabulous week at Barren River Kentucky State resort park. Had a large villa for our accommodations, that was located in a beautiful wooded section of the park. Villa was equipped with full kitchen, screened in sun room, living room & outdoor porch.
Lake marina, resort lodge with pool & activities were minutes away.
Rented a pontoon boat for several days at the State dock (see separate review of marina facilities).
Special insight: if you really, really want to have a GREAT vacation in Kentucky then take your time & simply SLOW DOWN. Treat everyone with respect & manners, I guarantee you an awesome return for your efforts⛵️

Room Tip: Rent a villa or cottage
  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Thank you so much for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park and for your wonderful comments. We do believe that we are the best kept secret in Kentucky. I am so glad that you and your family had a great time. We hope to see and serve you once again on your travels through this area. Have a great day!!!




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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Awesome good Food! Good old Southern Cookin' that I have missed for so long.

Great people, great facilities and I want to visit there again as soon as I can.

Great parking and plenty of it. Lots to do like Camping, Horseback Riding, hiking, bicycle trails and much more. If you have a boat, take it with you! The marina is so nice and there is plenty of water to run it on.

Room Tip: They're all great
  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled with friends
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

Thank you so much for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park for your lodging and meeting needs. We also want to thank you for the wonderful comments and may I say the pleasure in serving you and your group was all ours. We hope that you will come back and stay with again very soon. Have a great day!!!

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

We stayed here one night and the beds were VERY comfortable. It was pretty walking around the grounds and the pool was a big hit with the kids. Nice to have decent food on the premises so we could rest up.

Room Tip: Be aware that the first floor rooms require you to go DOWN stairs outside
  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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Danny S, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Thank you so much for selecting Barren River Lake State Resort Park for your lodging and eating needs. I also want to thank you for your kind words. We feel that the park here is the most beautiful spot in Kentucky and maybe anywhere. We look forward to serving you and your family again the next time you are in the area. Have a great day!!!


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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: $93 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 State Park
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