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Pennyrile Forest State Resort Lodge

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My Lady and I visit Kentucky State Parks each year for the Valentines Day weekend and we picked Pennyrile this year. We had a small mixup making reservations but I have had trouble at all the parks except Blue Licks in making reservations. Our visit was very nice. The area is a little out of the way but we had...

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Breathtaking,beautiful and amazing views, wonderful staff and lovely accommodations.One of Western Kentucky's hidden gems. If you are traveling through this area this is a must see and do. Don't miss Pennyrile Forest State Resort Lodge.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday with about 15 other friends. We all had the buffet. There was roast beef catfish turkey and dressing Salad bar and all kind of vegetables. The fried catfish was a little dry. The drink came with the meal and it all cost about $15 plus tip.

Thank ceb45
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My family and I booked a camper camp site at this venue for 4 nights - July, 2016. The website is very misleading! The camp sites are all un-level. The power is shared with the site next to you - only one 30AMP and one 50AMP service is available. Water is also shared. Some of the power boxes are too...

1Thank Amber H
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We stayed here as part of a summer road trip. I found this place online and booked the cabin. It was a one bedroom cabin with sufficient supplies and amenities. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the stay although the first night we found a very large cricket-like creature in the bathtub that took quite a bit of effort to...

1Thank rocco00
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The room was old fashioned, but nice it was also clean, had a great view of the lake. would make a nice romantic get away.The beds were comfortable, the heat system worked excellent. the walk to the restaurant was close. the food was very reasonable and very good.

2Thank Pipefitter2760
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Just got back from a three day stay at the Pennyrile State Forest Lodge in KY. The two bedroom cabin was clean and had everything we needed. A small kitchen, a tv in the bedrooms and living room with free wifi included. Every cabin has a view of the lake,a firepit, a fishing dock and a grill. The cabin also...

3Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We visited during my children's fall break and could not have been more happy with the accommodations and surroundings. The autumn colors were in full force and the hiking trails provided fantastic views of the lake and surrounding foliage. We participated in a photography weekend which was very well organized and attended. The park provided two regional professional photographers to...

3Thank rickenbockers
Paducah, Kentucky
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I stay here a couple of times a year. The rooms are not fancy, but they are very clean. Some of the mattress's could stand to be updated, but they are ok. The lodge and the grounds are beautiful. The food in the restaurant is delicious. The workers (except for Katie) are so kind. They go above and beyond to...

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We were on the 2nd level and didn't have lake view due to a huge tree that needed trimmed. The free continental breakfast was horrible. Cold eggs, no meat, ect... At dinner time, I highly enjoyed the catfish fillets. The pool was great and the beach was very well taken care of. There isn't any refrigerators in the rooms nor...

1Thank Shannon P

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • 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: ₹ 5,825 - ₹ 7,396 (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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 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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