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Madisonville, Kentucky
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164 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday with about 15 other friends. We all had the buffet. There was roast beef catfish turkey and dressing Salad bar and all kind of vegetables. The fried catfish was a little dry. The drink came with the meal and it all cost about $15 plus tip.

Thank ceb45
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My family and I booked a camper camp site at this venue for 4 nights - July, 2016. The website is very misleading! The camp sites are all un-level. The power is shared with the site next to you - only one 30AMP and one 50AMP service is available. Water is also shared. Some of the power boxes are too... More 

1 Thank Amber H
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We stayed here as part of a summer road trip. I found this place online and booked the cabin. It was a one bedroom cabin with sufficient supplies and amenities. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the stay although the first night we found a very large cricket-like creature in the bathtub that took quite a bit of effort to... More 

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Dawson Springs, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The room was old fashioned, but nice it was also clean, had a great view of the lake. would make a nice romantic get away.The beds were comfortable, the heat system worked excellent. the walk to the restaurant was close. the food was very reasonable and very good.

2 Thank Pipefitter2760
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Just got back from a three day stay at the Pennyrile State Forest Lodge in KY. The two bedroom cabin was clean and had everything we needed. A small kitchen, a tv in the bedrooms and living room with free wifi included. Every cabin has a view of the lake,a firepit, a fishing dock and a grill. The cabin also... More 

3 Thank Gloria M
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We visited during my children's fall break and could not have been more happy with the accommodations and surroundings. The autumn colors were in full force and the hiking trails provided fantastic views of the lake and surrounding foliage. We participated in a photography weekend which was very well organized and attended. The park provided two regional professional photographers to... More 

3 Thank rickenbockers
Paducah, Kentucky
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230 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I stay here a couple of times a year. The rooms are not fancy, but they are very clean. Some of the mattress's could stand to be updated, but they are ok. The lodge and the grounds are beautiful. The food in the restaurant is delicious. The workers (except for Katie) are so kind. They go above and beyond to... More 

Thank Mel C
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

We were on the 2nd level and didn't have lake view due to a huge tree that needed trimmed. The free continental breakfast was horrible. Cold eggs, no meat, ect... At dinner time, I highly enjoyed the catfish fillets. The pool was great and the beach was very well taken care of. There isn't any refrigerators in the rooms nor... More 

1 Thank Shannon P
Bean Station, Tn
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I came for the first time to the area for a photography weekend hosted by Kentucky State Parks. Great place to stay, friendly staff and wonderful restaurant. It was quiet and I enjoyed the escape from life weekend we spent here

1 Thank Tammy S
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

A get away in a state park in Kentucky was something we wanted to experience and there is so much choice. We chose Pennyrile as it was close to where we were heading and it was fully open despite being early in the season. We stayed in the lodge where each room does have lake views as well as easy... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Pennyrile Forest State Resort Lodge

Address: 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Region: United States > Kentucky > Dawson Springs
Price Range: $90 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pennyrile Forest State Resort Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“All the rooms were excactly the same, from what i could see the veiw of the lake was in every room. very nice and quaint.”
 of 5 bubbles Pipefitter2760, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the lake on the first building”
 of 5 bubbles TammyS925, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We had a room on the backside of the lodge so we had a beautiful lake view”
 of 5 bubbles 242StephanieG, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
“our cottage was " 2 Br Cottage, 4Dbl, Lake ", furthest from the lodge. the rates were $125 / night Fri and Sat, a little less for Sun. total for the 3 nights: $359.88”
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  • the screened in porch
 of 5 bubbles saharadweller, 31 May 2014 | Read review
“Rooms 207 or further are unlikely to have decent internet. Ask for a second floor room, as they are street level. Cottages are further from the main building, but provide privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 655francism, 24 May 2014 | Read review
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