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Buckhorn Lake State Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Buckhorn
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Twenty one people and I from Berea College working under EPG, Entrepreneurship for the public good, visited the Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park today. We used the conference room in this resort and ate lunch in the restaurant in the same place.

The conference room was large with many chairs so it was comfortable for us to present. The restaurant was also fabulous place for various reasons. First, I liked the wooden foundation and structure of the restaurant, the chairs and the doors were all made of wood. Second, an Elk statue in front of the resort is another attractive thing I saw.

I ordered Southern veggie mix with Pinto soup. I enjoyed it because they brought all vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower and, beans all freshly cooked. It was as good as home made food. I think spending time in this place was worth driving all the way from Hazard, Hampton Inn.
I wish we had more time to discover the lake, jump in one of the boats and take pictures but unfortunately, we had to leave.
So, I recommend this place to anyone who wants to spend time enjoying nature. Luwam Okbazion

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Our group did not actually stay at the resort, but we did utilize their facilities for business purposes as well as dining purposes. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They were very polite and conscious of our needs. We also had a very good experience in the downstairs restaurant. I personally got the Southwestern Veggie Wrap which included roasted corn, black beans, cheese, tomato, onions, etc. Delicious! Some of my colleagues got the Hot Brown which was a hit, and I would personally recommend it as well!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 September 2008

This was a looong road trip (from central Kentucky) off the beaten path, but a very interesting ride, which much "Americana" along the way (don't miss the White Flash Diner in, I think, Jackson?); also interesting views of mountaintop removal in progress. The lodge itself was lovely, although overlooking the pool from the balcony vs. a woodland was a switch; since it was still open and filled, that made for an entertaining view... The fieldstone construction is impressive, with lovely arched windows and great lake views. The lake itself is typical of the area (man-made and not quite crystal-clear), but fun for the day; the pool was fine. Hiking was limited to two shorter trails, but that was adequate; mini-golf filled out the time nicely... I'm glad I went, although I wouldn't rate it as a top park. For those near the destination looking for a peaceful getaway, much recommended.

Stayed: August 2008
3  Thank otterhere
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Reviewed 17 June 2007

For the 2nd straight year, my family stayed in 2 of the cabins
at Buckhorn State Resort and once again enjoyed our stay.
For years we stayed at Lake Cumberland state cabins
but decided to try something different. Buckhorn Lake
is smaller and perhaps not as ideal for boating
but there are other factors we liked about Buckhorn.

We were there for a week in mid June 2007 and it
just isn't that crowded AT ALL! We like that!
We also liked the nice lodge & restaurant, the pool,
the lake & lil beach, the marina, the putt putt, the volleyball, etc.
all being within a 5 minute WALK of our cabins.
Also, the staff was REALLY friendly. Good folks there.
Things are clean and kept up pretty well too.
I love the setting of the pool and lodge overlooking the
lake and hills too. And all of that is pretty reasonably priced too.
Thumbs up!!!

Check out photos at their Web site.


Cincy Boy

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled with family
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2  Thank Cosmocon
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Reviewed 15 October 2006

We stayed at this resort on Oct. 14th for a car club driving tour event. We paid a group rate of $75. Room was clean and spacious. 2 full size beds. Excellent shower pressure. Room has tv with major cable channels. All rooms face the beautiful Buckhorn Lake and have balconies.

There is one restaurant. Food is mediocre with some traditional KY local fare. Prices are reasonable. There is a $12.99 buffet at dinner.

It is quite a trek up the curvy road up the mountain to this resort. If you are looking for seclusion, this is the place for you. There is no cell phone reception.

  • Stayed: October 2006
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3  Thank ChicagoLondon
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Additional Information about Buckhorn Lake State Resort

Address: 4441 Ky Highway 1833, Buckhorn, KY 41721-8434
Region: United States > Kentucky > Buckhorn
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Buckhorn
Price Range: $121 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buckhorn Lake State Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buckhorn Lake State Resort is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 1,200-acre lake. The lodge has 36 rooms offering full amenities as well as two 2-bedroom cottages and two 3-bedroom cottages. Cottage check out by 10:00am, local time.Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. ... more   less 
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