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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in East Kentucky mountains, the hosts of this state resort park go the extra mile to provide great programming. Super friendly marina and nice, clean beach. Great place to meet nice people from Eastern Kentucky

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

I can’t begin to tell you how happy it made me to read about your experience at our Park. The team here strives to make each guest experience as close to perfect as humanly possible. When we accomplish that goal we’ve done our job. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and visited with many of our staff. I...

Florida
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed for one night in a room with a balcony in the main building which had a westerly view over the lake towards the setting sun. There was nowhere to eat apart from the restaurant where we enjoyed a basic evening meal and a continental style breakfast. Hiking was limited to two short picturesque trails in the forest. Most...

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about us; we really appreciate you staying with us. Very glad that you enjoyed your evening meal in the Restaurant and hike our trails. We look forward to welcoming you back again the next time you are in town.

Reviewed 12 October 2016

While the lodge is quite dated and in need of some updating the rooms were clean and comfortable. After all, if you're going to Buckhorn Lake State Resort you've come for the scenery. The park is beautiful. All lodge rooms face the lake and it is picturesque. Our room had two double beds. Our room was clean but the carpet...

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

Hello Deb Peyton, Thank you for choosing Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park while traveling with friends. I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your feedback with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again, the next time you are in town.

Kentucky
Reviewed 22 September 2016

In the hey-day of the Kentucky State Park system, this was a jewel of the mountains. Now, the lodge is showing its age. I've been in RVs where the bathroom and tub were larger, and the lavatory was separate and across the entry hallway, with a faucet whose handle had to be in a precise position so it would not...

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park while traveling for business; and took time out of your busy schedule to share your feedback us. We look forward to welcoming you back again, the next time you are in town.

Montana
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The drive from the main highway and Hazard to the resort is not pretty. The road is narrow without a shoulder, twisty and local people will run you down is you try to follow the speed limit. The place is like falling back in time. The original stone construction is quaint. The quiet is fantastic. The hotel seems that it...

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about us; we really appreciate you staying with us. Our pool and beach area are seasonally opened Memorial Day – Labor Day. Our wonderful mountains are absolutely gorgeous in the Autumn and Spring, with all the wonderful fall foliage colors and flowering tree blooms in the Spring time. One looking...

Hermosa Beach, CA
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Booked this at the last minute for Labor Day weekend. Because the rate was so low, I didn't expect much.... But I was wrong! The room was okay, decent enough, and the rest of the facility was also humble, but my small family loved it! So much to do to keep the little ones occupied: pool (very clean!), lake/beach (w/bathrooms...

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

I can’t begin to tell you how happy it made me to read about your experience at our Park. I’m so glad that you were able to enjoy many of our amenities while visiting. And we’re extremely grateful that you took the time out of your busy schedule to share this wonderful feedback. I really appreciate it and know the...

Aurora, IN
Reviewed 14 August 2016

You want quiet come here. You can hear the butterfly wings flapping !!! Upon arrival signs were posted on entrance doors to lodge that simply read "BEWARE OF BLACK BEARS AND COPPERHEAD SNAKES." Not the welcome we were hoping for. Rooms with best view of the lake and mountains are between the lodge and conference center. No problem with WIFI,...

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

I am so honored that you decided to stay at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park while you were in Buckhorn. And we’re really grateful that you took the time out of your busy schedule to share your feedback about the park. I really appreciate it and know the team will as well when I share it with them. We look...

Corbin
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a week, for a training. I was so impressed by the friendliness of all of the staff. I was ready to leave a raving review, until I realized I had accidentally left my $100 memory foam pillow in my motel room when I checked-out. I immediately called the front desk, when I was just an hour...

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The lodge and cabins are secluded in the middle of the scenic Kentucky hills. Sights and sounds of nature; eagles, deer, and turkey surround you. My room (spacious and clean) was on the bottom floor and still had a great view of the lake (26 miles long). The room was a bit dated, but well insulated from outside noise, and...

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

I can’t begin to tell you how happy it made me to read about your experience at our Park. The team here strives to make each guest experience as close to perfect as humanly possible. When we accomplish that goal we’ve done our job. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and visited with many of our staff. I...

Covington, Kentucky
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Super time in room 301 at the lodge. Great lake view, spacious room, can;t beat the price, just a few steps to the lobby & restaurant. Nice hiking trail & nice road walks the the putt putt course & marina. I would remind folks, that you are about 30 minutes to the nearest town of Hazard, KY, so make sure...

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Greta G, Manager at Buckhorn Lake State Resort, responded to this review

I can’t begin to tell you how happy it made me to read about your experience at our Park. The team here strives to make each guest experience as close to perfect as humanly possible. When we accomplish that goal we’ve done our job. I am so honored that you choose Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park while you were in...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buckhorn Lake State Resort is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 1,200-acre lake. The lodge has 36 rooms offering full amenities as well as two 2-bedroom cottages and two 3-bedroom cottages. Cottage check out by 10:00am, local time.Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buckhorn Lake State Resort

Address: 4441 KY Highway 1833, Buckhorn, KY 41721
Region: United States > Kentucky > Buckhorn
Price Range: $63 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buckhorn Lake State Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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“All lodge rooms face the lake!”
 of 5 bubbles Debpeyton, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A good "getaway" from technology.”
 of 5 bubbles KentuckyHighlander, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I like the upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles weaver7448, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Don't expect to connect to the internet!”
 of 5 bubbles guinevereb2015, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have a balcony and lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles 64GeraldineP, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
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