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“Nice resort, friendly staff, accommodations could use work”
Review of Buchanan Resort

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Buchanan Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Springville
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed here on a long weekend for a family reunion on the lake and had a blast! Overall, we were very happy with the resort. Even though some of the buildings are old, the grounds were well-kept, the staff was terrifically friendly, and the location is beautiful. You have your choice of hotel rooms, cabins and camping here and the resort offers plenty to do including free property-wide wi-fi and pontoon boat rentals at the marina. The resort is also very well laid out, so even though it was busy it didn't feel crowded.

We stayed in one of the three-bedroom lakefront suites, and our suite was clean, incredibly spacious (we had 10 people and it didn't feel crowded) and had a great view. The suite included a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, which was very handy, and a huge deck overlooking the lake. Unfortunately, the suite was also very worn and the wallpaper was starting to peel in the bathrooms. (The building used to be a restaurant and it was divided up into suites several years ago, apparently using the cheapest materials available.) The beds were not particularly comfortable and noise from the nearby boat ramp carried through the walls, so forget sleeping in. There were some bugs - mostly mosquitoes and other flying things, but no roaches or anything like that. What do you expect on a lake in the southeast?

The rest of our party stayed in the two-bedroom cabins next to the pool, and they appeared to have been recently renovated and were very nice. The pool appeared new as well, and was very clean. We also rented out the conference room and it was very clean, in good order, and features a huge outdoor patio.

I can't say enough nice things about the staff. They gladly permitted us a late check-out, and also safeguarded some of our valuables while we went boating. We did rent a pontoon and unfortunately the motor overheated on our first one. They quickly brought us a replacement - again, friendly staff.

If you stay here, be sure to bring your own food and supplies. There is a restaurant on the resort, which I was told is pretty good, but aside from a couple of small convenience stores (read: liquor stores with a few other basics), the nearest grocery store is a Dollar General 3 miles away and the nearest town (Paris) is about 15 miles.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed three nights in the waterfront 3 bedroom suite and the rest of our family stayed in two separate standard cottages. Although the resort is friendly and the view of the lake is awesome, the pool was extremely clean, the rooms were pretty much unacceptable by my standards. We all travel frequently. We checked in the waterfront suite and it not only smelled moldy, but dead bugs were all over the carpet and linoleum. The bathrooms were nasty. The floors and carpets were filthy, we couldn't let our grandchildren even crawl or attempt to go barefoot in any of the places we rented. For the pricey rates, I would never stay here again. We notified the front desk of the mess in our suite and they did send someone to clean it immediately and we were told they just "bombed" the place AFTER IT WAS CLEANED. The outside and the decks need a good power washing. I would never stay here again. It was way too expensive. We could have gone on an awesome vacation and had extremely clean and fresh rooms for what we paid here.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

If you are looking for a fun family-oriented resort/campground, try Buchanan’s Resort in Springville, Tennessee. Our trip consisted of approximately 40 individuals arriving on motorcycles during Labor Day Weekend. Upon arrival, the office staff provided us with a warm, southern hospitality greeting that made us feel VERY welcome. The women in the office were especially helpful providing us with directions and ideas for attractions that might interest our group. The motel rooms and cabins were a little dated but extremely clean. The Resort overlooks tranquil Kentucky Lake. The view of the Lake from the motel was especially calming. The Resort also offers boat rentals at reasonable prices. The pool, as I understand, is a new amenity to the Resort which was extremely relaxing and refreshing. The actual RV campground is somewhat partitioned from the cabins and motel. The Resort offers a very large covered shelter house located between the motel and RV Campground. As entertainment for the evening, the Resort had scheduled a D.J. who played a variety of music for all ages. The shelter house was full to capacity with people dancing and enjoying the evening. The Resort also has an on-site café offering a variety of food choices at reasonable prices. The grounds were very well kept and ample parking provided. Buchanan’s Resort is a well-hidden treasure to seek for a fun family/group getaway.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: 785 Buchanan Resort Rd, Springville, TN 38256-6342
Location: United States > Tennessee > Springville
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Springville
Number of rooms: 31

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