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The Lodge at Mammoth Cave

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Since the first tour of world-famous Mammoth Cave in 1816, Mammoth Cave Hotel has provided the finest southern hospitality for all the Cave visitors looking for accommodations in Mammoth Cave National Park. Above ground, Mammoth Cave National Park boasts of over 52,000 acres of scenic beauty and rugged forest, perfect for hiking, horseback riding, camping, boating, mountain biking and fishing. Enhance the wonderful memories made during a visit to beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park, as a guest of Mammoth Cave Hotel where you can experience Southern hospitality at its best. The only accommodations within the National Park and only a brief walk to meet/depart for cave tours. An approved concessionaire of the National Park Service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Don't expect good customer service at Mammoth Cave Lodge. We had multiple reservations scheduled at this location, and the staff completely bungled the whole thing. From switching our rooms from the lodge to lesser accommodations to outright cancelling our reservations, it was a
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Response from Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave
Responded 28 Dec 2018
Thank you for your feedback - it is critical to us that we learn of ways in we have not met our customers' needs and in your case, we failed to provide courteous and timely communication regarding the availability and unforeseen circumstances that created the need to relocate your originally reserved rooms. We apologize for the inconvenience and disruption in your trip that resulted from our miscommunication and from whatever discourteous interaction you may have had with any of our staff members, who are well-known for their excellent guest service. Your experience will be shared with our Management team and will be used to identify ways in which we can improve our communication and elevate our guest service on a more consistent basis. We wish you safe travels in 2019 and hope that we may have a future opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to creating the best guest experience possible.
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We checked in June 26th for 1 night. The lodge is located behind the visitors center. Looks for the Green awning and park in that lot. Check in was smooth the room was ready at 2 and we checked in 1 hour early! We booked a Heritage room on the 1st floor! Great location! Just
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Response from Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave
Responded 4 Jul 2018
Hello and thank you for your recent visit and feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yoru time with us. Conveniently located near dining, shopping and cave tour originations, the Lodge at Mammoth Cave is the perfect home base for explorations of Mammoth Cave National Park. Although we aren't always able to accommodate requests for early check-in, our staff are always willing to do what they can to ensure that they create the best guest experience possible. We hope that your time with us has inspired to return and we look forward to our next opportunity to serve you. Until then safe travels!
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If you are expecting a hotel with amenities, do not stay at the Woodland Cottages. If you want to camp, but have a roof, beds, hot showers, etc., it's great! Brought the dogs (there are dogs everywhere!) and it was very nice! We stayed late November, 2018, and it was in the 40's
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Response from Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave
Responded 26 Nov 2018
Thank you for joining us and bringing your four legged family members! We love to host families and groups who get to enjoy all that a crisp Autumn inside Mammoth Cave National Park has to offer while enjoying the comforts of our rustic, yet well-outfitted cabins. We are proud to offer reasonable rates and the perfect way to experience the magic of the Park before and after it closes, all within walking distance of dining, shopping and cave tour originations. We appreciate the opportunity to have hosted your Fall visit and hope that you will join us again in the Spring for a different view!
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My family, including 5 children from 8 months to 10 years, recently stayed at the Woodland cabins. The temperature reached near or below freezing both outside and in, as there was no heat, no insulation, and open vents in three of the rooms. We were given one space heater and
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Response from Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Mammoth Cave National Park is beautiful destination year-round and staying warm is certainly an important part of enjoying your time if you visit during the Fall. We are sincerely sorry and truly disappointed that your family was not comfortable during your stay. .As our guests, it is our responsibility to ensure that you have the best experience possible and it sounds like in this case, having extra blankets would have helped! We will share your account with our Management team to ensure that we are are always stocked with the items that keep our guests comfortable. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your concerns and we appreciate the opportunity to improve as a result.
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The cabins are definitely on the funky side. But you can avoid the hassle of getting up each morning and driving to a tour. They were clean and the bed comfortable. No WiFi. No TV. And the only place to eat (unles you bring your own food) is the lodge grill. But I loved it!
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Response from Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave
Responded 29 Oct 2018
Hello and thank you for joining us! As you mention, our cabin accommodations are rustic with no tv, etc and offer the perfect option for guests looking to unplug. Of course, for guests who wish to remain connected, we also offer hotel rooms with technology creature comforts, offering an option for everyone. No matter which you choose, all of our lodging choices are just a walk away from cave tour originations and dining options (don't skip our ice cream!) so the Lodge at Mammoth Cave is truly the perfect home base for exploring this beautiful National Park!
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Are there any self service laundry facilities at the hotel or nearby?
See above. The laundry is very close by...adjacent to the camp store. Enjoy!
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Yes it was there last summer when we were there. But I noticed signs that said there was going to be a new park concessionaire. Maybe that has something to do with it.
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Does it have a pool?
There is not a pool.
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Are they really tearing down the cabins?
Nope, we stayed in a "historic cabin" last month and it was in good shape. We saw several other cabins being used that night so they were definitely open for business.
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Is this hotel really going to be demolished?
"Cottages closer to the woods are quieter from surrounding guests"
"Follow the road to the small parking lot. It gets you closer to the cottages than the main lot."
"Cottages 4 through 8 have the least exposure to other activities, but all are pretty isolated during bed time."
"Ask for a cabin near the woods."
"They are all well situated, first floor, convenient parking right outside the entrance"
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