Pros: was looking for an overnight stopover will traveling and found this lodge The location is remote and quite where you can enjoy nature without roughing it. The restaurant and staff are great and the price is good. Nice balcony covering the forest is a great place to relax or read. Enjoyed our stay.
Cons: The lodge was full and parking was somewhat of a problem. Somewhat of a walk from the overflow parking area.
A great stay at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill can include a round of golf at the 9-hole course. After hanging out at the outdoor pool or seasonal outdoor pool, guests can grab a bite to eat at Tierney's Cavern, which serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's also an outdoor tennis court, and rooms offer balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs.
Cons: Hotel was really dirty. Got there to find all desk staff smoking outside the entrance and had to wait for them to finish in order to check in. Floors and halls were dirty and not air conditioned. It was obvious that this hotel is primarily used as a truck stop.
In the room- Wood trim was falling off the walls in our room and under the trim was BLACK MOLD! There was dirt in every corner of the room and don't get me started on the bathroom floor. After switching rooms, we were given one best discribed as a bachelor pad complete with a black fuzzy rug on the floor to hide the dip/hole in the floor and it smelled like cologne. I have to say, the cologne smelled better than the previous room.
I would not recommend this to place to anyone. It was late when we arrived and we were exhausted otherwise we would not have stayed here at all. We left promptly in the morning on empty stomachs since the breakfast was poor as well... not much of a surprise
Pros: The secong floor has wood floors and the guests in the upstairs room made so much noise i had to call the front desk and complain. Didnt do any good as the thumping stomping and kids screaming didnt stop till after midnight. Started up again at 6am. Staff was ok. Friendly for the most part but didnt seam to have much intrest in anything. If you stay there request an upstairs room because of noise from other guests.
I didnt like the breakfast at all. All i found was bread for toast, little debbie snack cakes and couple kinds of cereal. I ended up just eating a bannana and coffee. The food didnt look fresh and didnt apear much time was taken to display it. Overall not a bad stay considering what i paid for the room.
Cons: To much noise from upstairs guests. Walls seamed thin and didnt block any outside noise.
Breakfast didnt look good and no hot food items offered.
Cereal and donughts was about all they offered.
Pros: Close to the interstate, soft beds, very clean, decent breakfast included, good price
Cons: Did I mention pillows, bring your own if that is an important part of your sleep happiness. Also had plumbing issues from the commode, it tends to overflow, then they questioned me on why I didn't shut off the valve, well I don't thing walking through toilet water in bare feet is my responsibility just saying.
Pros: The night desk clerk, Glenna, was very helpful. I told her I wished their ad on the internet gave us a way to request a first floor room and let people know that there is no elevator. We are in our 60's and steps are more difficult. She was able to change our room to a first floor and we were very appreciative. The room was clean and fresh smelling and it was a hot day and the air conditioning was on Not as cool as we changed it to, but much cooler than some places I have stayed in that do not turn the air on. Water pressure was great in the shower.
Breakfast was nothing special, but standard for most hotels that have a breakfast area. It was stocked and adequate. We come to Grayson every August for a family reunion and have stayed at this hotel several times and most likely we will be back next year.
Cons: Only that the on-line information does not state NO ELEVATOR. For older people or people with walking difficulties, this is important.