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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have reviewed this property before. Other than the lack of a microwave or refrigerator, as I noted in my 1st review, one other issue worth complaining about. I know it's without the first two issues before I go there. But, for the 2nd time housekeeping wasn't done. The first time was once last year, the rooms were pretty well...

Thank GMan438
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a trucker and have seen it all -- from bad to good. I stopped at Rough River Dam State Resort Park intending to stay one night, but stayed an additional night. The grounds look like a park. The room was cozy and well-kept. Every amenity was there. The bathroom was super clean -- water pressure excellent and the shower...

Thank moody2017
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The lodge rooms have doors that lead to the outside. Some have a lake side entry and some have the entry on the side away from the lake. There can be considerable stair climbing for some of the rooms though there are only two levels of rooms. This is because the rooms in the four different buildings are different heights....

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Healthy Walker: Thank you for staying with us at Rough River Dam and thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge. As a staff, we do our best to make our guest's visits as pleasant as possible. We hope we are able to serve you again soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager.

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The room was nicely decorated and had a balcony overlooking the lake with a sitting area The bed was comfortable.The bathroom was a little small but acceptable. Coffee pot in the room.Rooms have outside enterences. A little walk to lodge where cafeteria is located. We visited on Friday and ate at the buffet. The food was wonderful If you like...

Thank Carol P
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Carol P.: Thank you for your review. We very much appreciate when our guests take the time to provide us feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself at Rough River and we hope to see you again soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager.

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 22 November 2016

My husband and I stayed here 1 night for the 2016 Canard Fly In. They are pet friendly so we were able to bring our 2 Boxers with us! Our room was over looking the lake, which was a spectacular view. There is a "trail" of sorts around the lake. It is make up of big rocks that line the...

Thank AmyCChristine
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To AmyCChristine: We are glad that you enjoyed yourself at Rough River. The Central States Fly-In is one of the highlights of our year. Our airfield gets a lot of traffic on a weekly basis as people fly in to eat at our restaurant or stay with us for a day or two. The Fly-In's, however, are the best and...

Springville, Indiana
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The buffet was wonderful. Have stayed here several years ago, but will come back again. The room was clean and comfortable. Great view. I love Kentucky State Parks.

Thank ben5170
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to our park. Thank you very much for your kind words. It means a lot to our staff to know that their efforts are appreciated. We hope that you will honor us with another visit soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We eat here about every other week. They have really good food. The servers/staff are always hospitable and friendly. The Atmosphere is very pleasant and the decor is nice. They have a full service bar and excellent margaritas. They have added a deck area with umbrella tables that will be wonderful when the heat is over. I highly recommend.

Thank Vickie P
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Vicki P.: Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are proud to serve you and should you ever have any suggestions for our staff, please feel free to ask for a Supervisor in the Restaurant or Lodge. We value our customer's comments greatly. Michael Ricks, Park Manager

Dunnellon, Florida
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We ate lunch at the restaurant at Rough River Dam Lodge. The food was served buffet style. There was a large selection of food and it was hot and fresh. The food was wonderful it tasted just like food my grandmother made.

Thank Teresa A
Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Teresa A: We are very glad that you enjoyed your food at Grayson's Landing Restaurant. Thank you so much for your comments. We hope to see you again soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager

Reviewed 17 August 2016

This state park is quiet and the views around the lake are pretty. The cottages have plenty of space for lounging inside on rainy or very hot days. The screened porch areas were wonderful in the early morning and late evening.

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our Park. We have done quite a bit of work on our cottages in the past two years. We recently completed the installation of Free wifi in all of our cottages. We hope that you honor us with another visit soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stayed in one of the cabins here, and it was great for what we wanted. Nice and quiet, comfortable cabins with plenty of outdoor activities nearby. The beds were larger than I thought they'd be, and came two to a room, which was perfect for our family getaway. The staff was among the most friendly and helpful I've run across-...

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and your comments. We do our best to offer the best service, lodging and food that we can. It is great for our staff to hear encouraging comments such as yours. Your suggestion that the mini-golf course needs some improvements is spot on and we hope to address it soon. Glad you enjoyed...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Rough River Dam Lodge

Address: 450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119-6011
Region: United States > Kentucky > Falls of Rough
Price Range: ₹ 5,242 - ₹ 7,998 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rough River Dam Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Rough River Dam State Resort Park Hotel Falls Of Rough
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“Rooms with doors facing the parking area are easier to move belongings to the room.”
 of 5 bubbles Healthywalker, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor have a beautiful view. Rooms close to lodge are better on cold or rainy days but walk isn't bad.”
 of 5 bubbles 376CarolP, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like the balcony because of the view.”
 of 5 bubbles ben5170, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“did not use the rooms just had the meal”
 of 5 bubbles RoyH78, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Consider the top floor for the balcony views!”
 of 5 bubbles cj226, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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