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Olive Hill, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We stayed at the campground the past weekend and had a much enjoyable stay. The staff was courteous and went out of their way to ensure a wonderful stay. We will be going back as often as possible throughout the summer. Great management!

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Appreciate you taking the time to post about your visit. Posts like this allow us to know when we are doing our jobs and doing them right. Thanks agin and we hope to serve you again someday.

Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

As avid hikers we went to Carter's cave because we were running out of places in the Midwest that we hadn't been to. The hikes ranged from short to long and were scenic. The cave tours are a "must see" for day two! Beautiful park overall and the lodge wasn't fancy but wasn't a hole in the walk either Small...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post about your stay at Carter Caves. We appreciate not only the post but your visit to the park. I have shared your comments with our staff. Thank you again and we hope to serve you again in the future.

Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Our group of 10 tent camped over the Memorial day weekend. The even numbered campsites in the 100 range were large and accommodated our large group. The fire pits are a nice stone circle and good firewood is available at the camp store but we bought more wood for less money from local vendors.The bathrooms were somewhat unclean but the...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Glad your visit to the park was great and THANK YOU for letting us know about your visit. Your comments on the restrooms I will be checking into and will stress to the campground staff to stay on that. Again THANK YOU for your post and we look forwad to seeing you again in the future.

Mackville, Kentucky
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I've been to many Kentucky State Parks, and this was my first visit to Carter Caves State Resort. Needless to say, I was very satisfied! It's located far enough from the main road to feel like you're secluded away from the world, but close enough for conveniences. The rooms are a bit dated, but they cater to primarily hikers and...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

What a great post you posted about our park. THANK YOU for the post and your visit. We appreciate people letting us know how we are doing. We hope to serve you again in the future.

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Just 5 miles off I-64, our lodge room was spotless, comfortable, roomy, exceptionally quiet and super economical. Deer off the private deck, nothing but Forest as far as the eye can see. What a great change of pace on a long road trip.

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU so much for your post and most of all for choosing Carter Caves. We do appreciate when our guests take the time to post and let us know how we are doing. I have passed your comments onto our entire staff. THANK YOU again for staying and we hope we can serve you again someday in the future.

Lexington, KY
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Our family stayed in the lodge for two nights in October. The lodge is old but the rooms have been renovated fairly recently. This isn't a fancy place but it has all of the amenities of any standard hotel. The beds are doubles not queen size so take that into consideration. The lodge is located in a beautiful wooded setting,...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Be sure to come back as soon as you can as we have recently begun some renovations on our lodge rooms. With new flooring and bedding on order. Glad to hear that you enjoyed one of our most popular events and thats the trick or treating. October is one of our favorite times of the year at Carter Caves. Thank...

Barboursville, West Virginia
Reviewed 27 October 2014

WOW!!! Thank you,thank you and thank you again for all of the TLC your Lodge staff (mainly Amanda and Maggie) showed our family group of 4,wonderful caring folks; constantly tending the beautiful wood burning fire,brought us marshmellows to roast,brought us hot chocolate to enjoy in front of the fire and to top it off they even turned the big overhead...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your post. We truly enjoyed reading your post. I have passed along your great comments to the staff and I know they as well enjoy reading the comments that are guest take time to post. We THANK YOU for choosing Carter Caves and look forward to serving you again in the future.

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

I have had the pleasure to visit almost all of the Kentucky State Resort Parks. Carter Caves did not disappoint. Although the lodge rooms are somewhat dated, the beds are comfortable and well equipped. Get an upstairs room if you are staying in the lodge to avoid any noisy footsteps overhead. The floors seem to be very thin. The restaurant...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. we appreciate the input. I have shared your comments with the staff. We hope to be able to serve you again someday at Carter Caves.

Frankfort, Kentucky
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Great park. Good trails. Cool caves. Informative and genial guides. And it is gorgeous and peaceful. The cabins are roomy and comfortable and clean with working fireplaces and they provide wood. The buffet in the dining room is tasty and the room is big with a view of the woods. The catfish at all the state parks is really a...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your posting and most of all for your visit to Carter Caves. We truly appreciate the time our visitors take to let us know how their stay was. We hope to be able to serve you again someday.

Northwest Indiana
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We visited Carter Caves last week for the Fraley Music Festival. It was out 3rd such visit over the past 14 years, and it was generally enjoyable, although not quite as much so as past visits. We are tent campers, and were quite surprised when we arrived this year to find the primitive camping area quite different than what we...

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Chris P, Manager at Carter Caves State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your post and for pointing out a few thing that I will indeed address with the staff. I assure you that the primitive camping is where it has always been for the past 20 years that I have worked at this park. I will say we have seen more usage out of our primitive area this year...

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

Additional Information about Carter Caves State Resort

Address: 344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 41164
Region: United States > Kentucky > Olive Hill
Price Range: ₹ 4,992 - ₹ 6,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carter Caves State Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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“For a better view, try to choose a room upstairs.. the view from the balcony is gorgeous in the Autumn, especially..”
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“rooms on the second floor should be quiet”
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“South end is quiet, close to lobby, but not much of a view from the deck.”
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