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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went for a family visit in early April and had a great time. A few of us camped, others stayed in the lodge, and the rest stayed in a couple of the cabins. From the moment Beau checked us in until our last morning eating an amazing breakfast at Tierneys Carvern we had an amazing experience. The lodge was...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for this great post. We truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your stay. Most of all thank you for your visit and for pointing out staff that made your stay enjoyable. I have shared your comments with Beau and his supervisor. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was simple, but clean with a great view of a wooded hillside facing west, so good sunset potential. Staff people were very pleasant too. It started out noisy, but settled down early enough for a relaxed night's sleep.

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your post and visit to Carter Caves. We appreciate the feedback and we look forward to serving you again someday in the future.

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We came for the Valentine weekend dinner theater. Which was wonderful. The food was delicious, and we really enjoyed the play. The room was clean and nice, loved the fact that there was no carpet! BUT we had a lower level room. The people who were above us, never sat. We believe they must have stomped trails instead of going...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your post but most of all THANK YOU for your visit. Yes the bottom floor guests can tend to hear the guests above. Problem you will have with an older lodge such as ours. I know when I worked the front desk that I would suggest the top floor to arrivals. Thank you again for your post....

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great time camping. Very nice facilities and roomy. There were 7 of us and we call enjoyed ourselves. The trails are great.... Even the off the beaten trail. My ONLY complaint is the ridiculous Horror Trail. I found it to be VERY distasteful with their being families with young children and those of us who do not engage...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your post and your comments. We appreciate when folks let us know about their stay. Sorry that the Haunted Trail was your only complaint. However that event is one of the more popular events we host and big reason that our campground is full in October. Again THANK YOU for your post but most of all for...

Shelbyville, Kentucky
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Carter Caves is one of the best State Parks in KY. Not only does is have several caves to choose from, it has a pool, mini golf and horse rides plus tons of activities. We love to camp here as it is very close to the mini golf and there is always neat activities here. This year we learned to...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. We really enjoy hearing from our visitors that let us know how we are doing. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

I love Carter Caves. We go every year....This year was terrible. No activities, No supervision of children riding bikes after dark and riding in front of cars and on vehicle bumpers. Ranger drove through one time in 4 days. Quiet time well no rules lets party till 1 am. Very sad how such a great place has went so wrong....

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. I'm assuming that your stay was recent. The activities generally run through Labor Day Weekend and we cut back after then due to we loose staff because the staff are mainly college students that return back to school. As for the host there are two campground hosts in the campground. Once recently experienced a medical...

Falmouth, Kentucky
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stayed in a cabin at Carter Caves State Park and it was excellent! The cabin was clean and had everything we needed for the weekend. Quiet and relaxing. The staff went above and beyond to make our weekend fun. The gift shop was very nice and had something for everyone.

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Wow THANK YOU for your post and we truly appreciate hearing from you. We hope to serve you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We visited July 29th-31st and we are already planning to go back before winter comes! Everything and everyone was amazing on this trip. We went horseback riding 2 days in a row, hiking and 2 cave tours. Saturday the Bat Cave walking tour was cancelled due to high water and someone from the parks called us in plenty of time...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

What a great post! Thank you so much for sharing your comments on your trip. Feedback such as yours allows us to see what we are doing right or may be doing wrong. I have shared your comments with our staff. THANK YOU again for your post but most of all for your visit to Carter Caves.

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We booked a cottage for the weekend . I was pleasantly surprised at how well kept it was from the flooring to the high ceilings . We were located in front of a trail/repelling cliff worth breath taking views of rock formations some a couple hundred foot tall . There were activities scheduled everyday from line dancing to tie dying...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that post. We indeed appreciate the posts from our guests that let us know about their visit. We use these posts so that we can see where we need to improve. I have shared your comments with our staff. Thank you again for your post but most of all for your visit.

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great family atmosphere with loads to do with kids. Park is full of adventures. Horse riding, swimming, putt putt, cave exploration, hiking trials are just some of the main activities. Camp ground is clean and family friendly.

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What a great post! Thank you for your post and most of all for your visit to Carter Caves. We appreciate your taking the time to let us know. Hope to serve you again in the future.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Carter Caves State Resort

Address: 344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 41164
Region: United States > Kentucky > Olive Hill
Price Range: $104 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carter Caves State Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Some rooms are pet-friendly.”
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“Get a top floor room”
peanut102017, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For a better view, try to choose a room upstairs.. the view from the balcony is gorgeous in the Autumn, especially..”
oldsmobileh, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“rooms on the second floor should be quiet”
JeneD_13, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“South end is quiet, close to lobby, but not much of a view from the deck.”
DutchH37, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
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