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Bean Station, Tn
Reviewed 27 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

1Thank Tammy S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 April 2015

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...

Thank Caz B
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The Pennyrile Lodge is picture perfect pretty with it's stone exterior and beautiful flowers. All rooms have a lovely view of the lake. The rooms were spotless and comfortable, even though the Lodge is 60 years old. They also have cottages that were clean and comfortable. We liked it so much, we are planning a family reunion there.

1Thank Jean Y
Princeton, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We recently stayed here for a little weekend getaway for our anniversary. This was our first stay at the lodge and we were pleasantly surprised. Our room was nice...clean and comfy bed. All of the staff were so nice. We enjoyed the hiking and walking trails offered as well as the pedal boat we rented to use on the lake....

4Thank 242StephanieG
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stayed in the furthest cabin from the lodge, a 2 bedroom. (When booking on line, select 2Br Cottage, 4Dbl, Lake - as we felt this was one of the best for a couple of reasons). Our reservations were for April 11, 12 and 13 of 2014. There were several events going on while during our stay, we were there...

3Thank saharadweller
Riverview, Florida
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Dated, and it seems the state hasn't paid very much attention to it in the last few years, the bathroom door (Room 207) was hard to close and didn't lock. Outdoor patio is unusable, but the window works just fine. Continental breakfast comes included. Campers however are blocked from some amenities such as the pool. Internet was finicky and at...

1Thank Francis M
Reviewed 19 January 2014

My husband and I recently spent the night in a one bedroom cottage for a little winter getaway. Sad to say no fireplace in this one, but there are other cottages with fireplaces that were already rented. I must say, the staff was quite friendly as was our experience from visiting the state park a couple of years before, so...

Thank Kristin78Kentucky
Sulphur, Louisiana
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed for three nights and our cabin was clean and ready for check in. The staff was always smiling, answered any questions we had about local attractions. Lots of wildlife and beautiful views. Will stay again.

1Thank B_M_Trahan
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We spent 4 nights in a cabin at Pennyrile State Forest and had great time. The cabin was a 2 bedroom with 1 bath and a small but complete kitchen. There is a good golf course that we played and a lodge that served either off the menu or a buffet. We ate off the buffet the 3 meals that...

2Thank GlennIN
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

This little lake & lodge, perched high above its banks, are truly gems of W KY's natural scene. About 20' from Dawson Springs, & about 40' from Madisonville, my former home of 6 yrs, the creek-fed lake is still large enough for canoes, swimming, & fishing. There's a beach w/ rentable boats & numerous nature trails. There are also very...

5Thank Tubman74

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

Additional Information about Pennyrile Forest State Resort Lodge

Address: 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408-9250
Region: United States > Kentucky > Dawson Springs
Price Range: $117 - $148 (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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