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The Lodge at Mammoth Cave
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Clean and close by
User: Exp2024 from: Appleton, Wisconsin
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 25, 2020
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
Stayed one night, family of four at sunset terrace. Room was clean, beds comfortable. Old building from the outside but inside has been redone. No bugs. Five minute walk to visitor center and mammoth cave. Right off the trails, nice environment.

Woodland Cottages good value for the cost
User: hazelrabbit from: Chicago, Illinois
Published Date: Oct, 24, 2020
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
Booked the Woodland Cottage because the windows were bigger than the Historic Cottages (similar price). There was no AC but didn't need any since it was October. We were happy to see the room had an electric heater we used the first of 2 nights. As others have posted, the bed was wonderful - clean, warm, and comfortable and shower was hot. We booked a double queen room which is set up to share a Jack & Jill toilet and shower. I liked that the fridge was big enough for our food but would vote that the Lodge allow for a small microwave. I understand that there is concern about a fire but a microwave would not pose any threat compared to having a heater in the room. As others have also written, being able to walk to the visitor center and the cave's main entrance was great. The park rangers say that annual attendance pre-COVID was about 2,000 but now more like 700. Needless to say social distancing was easy to do and happy that masks were mandatory. Unfortunately not all the cave is open right now - some parts are closed for remodeling efforts to make the cave more accessible, which is great - so we likely walked a mile in and out and spent only about 90 minutes touring the cave. It was well-worth the ticket price and it was great to also access the trails easily. Would definitely go back once the cave re-opens all areas.

Probably Not worth the Money but can't beat the location
User: waldentenn from: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Published Date: Oct, 17, 2020
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
We stayed at the Sunset Lodge, which are "modern" motel-like units, not the cottages. These rooms are top-end priced (We paid almost $150 per night) and judged purely by the quality of the room, it is far from a good value. It was like staying in a 1960s motel (which it probably is)--adequate but not up to the standard you would expect at say a Comfort Inn or Days Inn. Of course, the reason to book a room here is that it is right in the heart of Mammoth Cave National Park, so you can't beat the location. However, with the restaurant closed, you have to drive into Cave City to eat, so there is really little incentive to spend 50% more than the surrounding budget hotels.
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Simple, Clean Lodging with a Great Location in the Park
User: Paul S from: San Diego, California
Published Date: Sep, 27, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
Our historic cottage (#2) was a single room with a queen bed, nightstand, small table with 2 chairs, bureau, wall-mounted air conditioner, ceiling fan and a small bathroom. Cottage was clean and the bed was comfortable. The location is close to the visitors’ center, cave entrance and many trails. Saw deer just outside our window in the evening. It was a pleasant stay and would come again.
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Historic Cottage
User: Charles W from: Huntington Beach, California
Published Date: Sep, 16, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
The cottages are very close to the visitors center. The cottages are small. They are clean. The bed was soft. The shower was small. There is a refrigerator. We saw deer in the morning. There is no cell service in the park.
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