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The location is very beautiful, right on the water. We were late checking in due the resort being short staffed. Apparently, no one wants to work anymore. We have seen this same problem at several restaurants as well. The rooms are comfortable, but are dated. We like the lodge and park, but the rooms need to be updated.

The view was beautiful and everything felt so peaceful not to mention the amazing view

The check in was easy and the stay was mostly pleasant. We visited the last part of March and there was no cool air. The room air only blew hot air and it had an odd odor. I was told that they hadn’t changed from heat yet. My husband had to go buy a fan at a store down the road. The WiFi also wasn’t working and we had little to no cell service.

The room was too hot. The air conditioning had been cut off for the season. It was warm outside. I have asthma and couldn't breathe well in the room. I called the front desk and there was nothing that they could do. I suggest fans in the rooms for these occasios. This room was not cheap!

Beautiful setting and nice staff. Cottage is dated and in subpar condition. First unit A/C was "frozen".; They immediately were able to switch S2 the cottage next door. However, this was an extremely damp cottage with two separate dehumidifiers although both were not running because they were full. The iron in the unit didn't work and the microwave was broken and had to be replaced while we were there. Very nice place with need for attention.

We love staying here! It is so relaxing! The restaurant has an amazing buffet and the staff is there to serve! Excellent place to stay and have a place to eat without having to drive all over the place! The marina is close also with a neat place to eat out on the water! We will be back to Barkley Lodge!!!

Very comfortable place to relax with a friendly staff. Good food service.

The staff was super friendly as always. The views of the lake from the lodge rooms are super. Kayaked around the lodge and surrounding area and was an awesome day. Marina staff was also excellent.

Broken pool Driftvwood all over broken paths. Playground un safe, over grown, tripping hazard for kids

Rooms are rustic and loved the smell of the rooms.

enjoyed our stay and fellowship with friends. Lota of good food.

While restaurant staffs were friendly breakfast, especially oatmeal was awfull, lumpy and sticky in a rather large bowl. Room smelled musty and screen door to the porch was dirty as the building was made of all woods. Perhaps people may call it rustic it was not for us.

Small rooms but the balcony and the view was everything!!

Great location for visiting family, but the rooms are not comfortable. The carpet was gross and the room smelled musty. The beds and bathroom were clean. Overall the grounds were old. The playground is in need of updating. If you are traveling with an elderly person, make sure you get a room at street level. If you have a room down stairs, the stairs are steep and there are NO elevators to that level.

It was so nice to have such a peaceful place to stay after busy days of sightseeing. The drive was nice and pleasant getting there. It was nice to see wildlife and nature on our drives in and out.

I checked into my room on a 35 degree afternoon, no heat. Called the front desk and asked for another room (They had plenty, the place was not full and I had not yet disturbed the room). Instead of moving me they said they will send someone to look at it. I waited nearly an hour, no repairman came. I walked to the front desk (a long way) and asked what was up. They hadn't reached the repairman yet. They found him and sent him to my room. He worked on it for about an hour and said it was fixed. It wasn't. I waited another half hour to see if would warm up, it didn't. I called the front desk and asked them to move me again, walked back to the front desk carrying my bags, got a new room key, walked back to my new room. The new room was warm, but smelled like urine. I was tired and just stayed in the smelly room. I would've forgiven all of this if the front desk clerk had just apologized or even mentioned the inconvenience.

Trip consisted of pretty much relaxation. The room was very comfortable and clean, the staff was very helpful and so so so nice! The property was very clean and the views were breathtaking. I have not been to Barkley Lodge since I was 17 ( I am 34 now ) and it was great to re live some memories that were made there during family vacations. I highly recommend staying at Lake Barkley.

State Park Rd Cadiz KY

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina
  • Golf course

Lake Barkley State Resort places you next to Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Lake Barkley. This 133-room, 3.5-star hotel has a golf course, a marina, and a restaurant.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Windows on the Water, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All of Lake Barkley State Resort's 133 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other standard amenities include hair dryers and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Lake Barkley State Resort have access to a golf course, a marina, and an indoor pool. You'll find RV, bus, and truck parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Traditional Cabin, 2 Bedrooms

1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 8

Guest reviews for Lake Barkley State Resort

Everyone (15) Couples (3) Family (5)
4
Partner Couples

The location is very beautiful, right on the water. We were late checking in due the resort being short staffed. Apparently, no one wants to work anymore. We have seen this same problem at several restaurants as well. The rooms are comfortable, but are dated. We like the lodge and park, but the rooms need to be updated.

By on May 8, 2021

Review comment responded on May 8, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are working hard to improve the accomodations, and hope you come again soon!

5
Family

The view was beautiful and everything felt so peaceful not to mention the amazing view

By on Apr 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2021

Thank you for your review!!! We appreciate you and hope you come again!!!!

4
Partner Couples

The check in was easy and the stay was mostly pleasant. We visited the last part of March and there was no cool air. The room air only blew hot air and it had an odd odor. I was told that they hadn’t changed from heat yet. My husband had to go buy a fan at a store down the road. The WiFi also wasn’t working and we had little to no cell service.

By on Mar 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 28, 2021

We apologize for your issues. We are working to correct the problems and hope you come again. Thank you for visiting us!

2
Partner Couples Family

The room was too hot. The air conditioning had been cut off for the season. It was warm outside. I have asthma and couldn't breathe well in the room. I called the front desk and there was nothing that they could do. I suggest fans in the rooms for these occasios. This room was not cheap!

By on Dec 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 24, 2020

Thank you for your suggestions! We will take that into consideration for the future. We hope to see you again soon.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 12, 2019

3
Family Family

Beautiful setting and nice staff. Cottage is dated and in subpar condition. First unit A/C was "frozen".; They immediately were able to switch S2 the cottage next door. However, this was an extremely damp cottage with two separate dehumidifiers although both were not running because they were full. The iron in the unit didn't work and the microwave was broken and had to be replaced while we were there. Very nice place with need for attention.

By on Oct 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your feedback. We will address the issues you experienced with items not working.

5
Everyone

By on Sep 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 23, 2019

Thank you for staying with us.

5
Family

We love staying here! It is so relaxing! The restaurant has an amazing buffet and the staff is there to serve! Excellent place to stay and have a place to eat without having to drive all over the place! The marina is close also with a neat place to eat out on the water! We will be back to Barkley Lodge!!!

By on Jul 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 1, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback.

4
Business Business

Very comfortable place to relax with a friendly staff. Good food service.

By on Jun 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2019

Thank you for staying with us!

5
Everyone

The staff was super friendly as always. The views of the lake from the lodge rooms are super. Kayaked around the lodge and surrounding area and was an awesome day. Marina staff was also excellent.

By on Jun 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and we hope you come back and visit us soon!

Lake Barkley State Resort

3500 State Park Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211
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