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The Lodge at Mammoth Cave
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Lodge/Restaurant should have been so much better
User: NParkTravel from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 31, 2019
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Rating: 2
We stayed in a Sunset Terrace room. It was advertised as modern and plush but was on the level of a Super 8 motor inn. I don’t need fancy (we were there for the cave tour after all - which was phenomenal), but for the price please at least have a working ice machine for guests and advertise it as it truly is and price it accordingly. The worst part was the restaurant. First, it closes at 5pm in the Winter, which wasn’t mentioned when we booked. Then, we went for lunch, which consisted of a $15 per person cafeteria-level food buffet of pulled pork, hamburgers, etc. Lunch for 4 was almost $80 with tip. The worst part was pieces of the ceiling were flaking off due to rain and landing in our hair and food. We asked if we could switch tables and were allowed but without any apology or help transferring all our food. THEN... they seated someone else at our old ceiling flake covered table. Amazing.

Historic Cottages
User: rachelr013 from: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Published Date: Dec, 3, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We stayed in the historic cottages. Very cool and vintage. The water heater was new and worked well. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were nice. The staff that we interacted with were all very nice. The only thing that could be improved is having a fresh coat of paint interior and exterior of the cabin would make it look a little nicer.

Adequate and great location
User: jimh398 from: Holderness, New Hampshire
Published Date: Dec, 2, 2019
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
What a great time of year to visit Mammoth Caves. We stayed at the Lodge and the reviews we read on line were right on target. The room was clean, adequate, and reasonably priced. The restaurant etc. don't always open and close on time during the off season so be prepared for that.

Stay in CCC cabins!
User: SonoSnowbunny from: Northport, New York
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Nov, 19, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
On a solo road trip to 14 National Parks this was one of my best stays. I was traveling with my cat & was therefore obligated to stay out in the more rustic cabins - but what a great choice! My cabin had two bedrooms joined by a small shower room and bathroom. Had a fridge & coffeemaker. The cabins were very clean, updated, & comfortable. Despite the hot summer evening, there was a nice breeze through the screens & ceiling fans keeping it cool. Parking was steps away. Also wonderful to be so close to the National Park entrance & simply walk over for my cave tour. Easy to do a tour in the evening (best one was the lantern-lit historic Star Chamber tour) & another in the morning before check-out. Loved my visit here & stay in the historic CCC cabins!

Quaint cottage
User: Mark H from: Kariong, Australia
Published Date: Nov, 16, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We booked one of the historic cabins for 2 nights as we wanted to see the caves. This was the start of our holiday in the USA and i wanted to show my wife the countryside and some of the wildlife. Neither this nor the caves disappointed as we saw deer, chipmunks, squirrels , a bobcat and numerous birds. The temperatures dropped as we arrived so the reverse cycle air-conditioning was a god send for keeping the room relatively warm. These are old wooden cabins so it is important to remember that. There was a little table inside/fridge/coffee making facilities. The bed was warm , even warmer with a blanket over the doona - quaint comes to mind . we ate at the restaurant which was reasonable on both price and choice. the cabin had a couple of chairs outside to sit on and admire everything.

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