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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Each year Sandhill Cranes make Barren River Lake a stop during winter. Barren River Lake State Resort Park hosts "Nature Watch Weekends". On Feb 5 & 6, 2016, enjoyed an educational session Friday evening, a guided interpretive hike Saturday morning, then van tours around the lake to see the star attractions - Sandhill Cranes! The resort had everything you could...

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2Thank KyTimeTraveler
Kentucky
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Sand Hill Crane Tour is excellent! It was very organized from beginning to end. The Park Rangers from various parks around Kentucky came in to assist with the crane tour and they were all very knowledgeable and you could tell they loved what they do. The cottage was very clean and the beds were really comfortable. I would definitely...

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2Thank MollyMac_11
Owensboro, Kentucky
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Staff...hospitality at its best, including one member doing everything possible to help me connect to the internet. Food...outstanding and plentiful. If you need internet for anything of importance (online classes, career oriented, etc.)...beware! The WiFi and the direct connection lacks anything to be desired. Also, phone connection in the lodge rooms is basically non-existent. It's 2016 and the world revolves...

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1Thank Heather M
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

This is our first time here. And my husband and I are planning on coming back for a real vacation. We have one of the rooms and it is absolutely amazing! The staff is friendly, and helpful. The restaurant is ok. The menu is a little bit limited, but the food is good.

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Thank Janet C
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

This was the fourth trip for our family to this park. It gets better every year, the rooms have been spruced up. They are clean. The mattresses and bedcovers are lily white and clean. The food is delicious as always, the portions are generous. The service in the dining room could not get better. Very friendly, well groomed and courteous...

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2Thank Cottonian80
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

While staying at another Kentucky state park which also had a closed beach, we drove an hour to swim at this park's lake, only to find out that Barren River Lake State Park's Beach is ALSO closed! Employee said he didn't know why it was closed but it had been closed all three years he had been here. We were...

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8Thank LSUDad3
Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We stayed one night in the lodge. Our room was parking level and at the end. The lodge was very quiet and we enjoyed sitting on our private balcony and watching the sunset over the lake. This was a great bonus as the balconies are truly private. The lodge room was very clean and we enjoyed the vintage feel of...

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3Thank Mrs_AJMoo
Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

Happy belated Anniversary! Thank you for allowing us to a part of your special day. I invite you to make this a tradition every anniversary. We look forward to serving you again. Best Wishes, Lisa

Duluth, Georgia
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We came to the area to visit family during Valentine's weekend and stayed in one of the cottages. I believe we were in cottage 509. I liked that that there was no carpet in the cabin. It had nice wood looking vinyl flooring in the living/ dining & bedrooms. The kitchen had a coffee maker, microwave, toaster, full size fridge...

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1Thank Anita S
Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our cabin. We are pleased you like the new flooring, sofa and chair! I regret the bed was too firm, however; the good news is we are getting new mattresses in a few weeks! The snow storm was definitely a challenge, but taking good care of our guests-rain or shine (even big snow),...

Columbus, IN, United States
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Tranquil setting. Perfect for someone that enjoys nature. Great food in the dining room. Comfortable rooms. If you are looking for bright lights and entertainment options, go to Chicago or some other big city. If you are looking for a place to relax and "get away", this is it.

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5Thank Joseph W
Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

The beautiful lakeside setting and rolling hills is definitely a defining difference for our resort park and those choosing to relax or enjoy getting into nature. Hope you can come for a return visit soon. Thank you for being our guests. Lisa-

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2014

First, check-in was supposed to be at 3 pm, we weren't able to get into the cottage until almost 5 pm; because they were "cstill cleaning it!" That was a joke to say the least. We stayed in cottage 508 for 2 nts. Place was disgusting. Dead bugs smashed on the walls, their environmentally friendly AC looked like it hadn't...

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Lisa D, General Manager at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, responded to this review

We apologize that you found your cabin in less than acceptable condition. We also regret that you stayed in it for two nights without asking for assistance to be moved or it to be cleaned. We are not perfect, however our housekeeping staff is much better than this as other guest/reviews reflect. Your comments have been shared with our staff...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This resort park is rolling hills,bordered by a 10,000 acre lake. Accomodation choices includes lodge room, cottage or villa. The lodge rooms are spacious and includes hair dryer, ironing board/iron and coffeemaker. The outstanding feature of this accomodation is the private balcony that offers peace and relaxtion. The Villas are two bedrooms with two beds per, two full baths, living room, dining/kitchen, screened room and deck w/grill. Vaulted ceiling and a gas fireplace add to the ambiance of this accomodation. The cottages are more rustic than the villas. Similar to the villas, they have two bedrooms, two full baths, living room, kitchen/dining room. Both the cottages and villas, are fully furnished including, bedding, terry, pots/pans, glassware, plates, flatware, coffeemaker,mircowave and full-sized refridgerator. Onsite hiking/walking/bike trail(s),golf, tennis, volleyball,shuffle board, campground, seasonal horseback riding and marina with boat rentals available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barren River Lake State Resort Park

Address: 1149 State Park Rd, Lucas, KY 42156-9300
Region: United States > Kentucky > Lucas
Price Range: $99 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Barren River Lake State Resort Park 2.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Barren River Lake Resort Lodge And Cottages Hotel Bowling Green
Barren River State Park
Barren River Lake Hotel
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“All the rooms are nice but the two bedroom cabins for a family - best value.”
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“Choose the campground site with pull-throughs with low numbers or above 70s.”
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“If you have a problem with steps request a room on the 2nd floor which is parking lot level.”
 of 5 bubbles mouseyAuroraIN, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the second building have a better view of the lake even though further from the dinning room.”
 of 5 bubbles CliffW730, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Mid and upper level rooms offer the best view of the lake. Middle level rooms do not have any stairs to access them.”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleR68, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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