Carter Caves has eleven cottages available at the rate of $69.95 per night. All the units are two-bedroom cottages; ten cottages have four queen beds and one cottage has four double beds. In addition, each unit has modern conveniences along with covered decks for scenic views of the park’s wooded hills.
For this special rate, call the park directly at (800) 325-0059 and mention ENEWS. The ENEWS promo code can also be used when booking online. This rate is available February 15 through March 15 and is only valid Sunday through Thursday. The rate is not applicable for groups or during special events.
As the name of the park suggests, caves are a big part of the park. Cave tours of X Cave and Cascade Cave are available year round.
Carter Caves is also home to the Lewis Caveland Lodge. Constructed with native fieldstone, the lodge has 28 rooms, each with a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands. The lodge also has a dining room, Tierney’s Cavern Restaurant, with seating for 100.
Other facilities at the park include caves, cottages, campground, picnic areas, golf course, miniature golf, and a large outdoor pool.
Carter Caves is less than 150 from Metro Louisville via I-64. From exit 161 near Olive Hill, follow the signs to the park. Detailed directions can be found using Google Maps.
Carter Caves State Resort Park
344 Caveland Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Telephone: (606) 286-4411 or (800) 325-0059
Pine Mountain will offer one-bedroom cottages for $69.95 per night. The park has nine of these units, each of them log cabin style with stone fireplaces and private decks.
For this special rate, call the park directly at (800) 325-1712 and mention ENEWS. The ENEWS promo code can also be used when booking online. This rate is available February 15 through March 15 and is valid seven days a week. The rate is not applicable for groups or during special events.
Winter is perhaps the best season for visiting and hiking the Southern Appalachians – the leafless trees offer stunning view of the mountain tops and great opportunities to view wildlife.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park became Kentucky’s first state park in 1924 on land donated by local county officials. At first the park was called Cumberland State Park; the name was changed in 1938 so as to avoid confusion with the newly formed Cumberland Falls State Park.
During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed roads, bridges, shelters, and trails along with log cabins that are still a part of park’s rentals.
Pine Mountain is located in south-central Kentucky not far from where Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia meet at Cumberland Gap and about 190 miles from Metro Louisville. (For detailed directions, consult Google Maps.)
Facilities at the park include the 30-room Herndon J. Evans Lodge, cottages, Mountain View Restaurant, mini golf, playgrounds, picnicking, a pool, trails, and more.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
1050 State Park Road
Pineville, KY 40977-0610
Telephone: (606) 337-3066 or (800) 325-1712