University of Cumberlands owned hotel with museum
Posted Aug 18, 2016 on Hotels
A one-night stay before we visited the Cumberland Gap National Park the following day. Overall, hotel was okay. It has an interesting history--part of the University of the Cumberlands (a Baptist University adjacent to the hotel), and it is staffed by university students in various positions learning how to work in the hospitality industry. The complex also has a nice free museum that my teens really enjoyed -- extensive displays of taxidermied animals from around the world. They enjoyed looking at all the different animals up close. Check-in was okay; front desk students weren't really very friendly or welcoming (unlike I had experienced in other hotels in KY). It is a nice complex--the entry way is beautiful, but a little confusing where the check-in desk is (we first went to the restaurant). Our room was in a separate building. The photo of the pool on the website is a bit deceiving--the pool isn't as huge as it looks! It is a decent size, though. Our room was okay--carpets were a bit dirty and need to be cleaned, pillowcases were starting to wear out (one had a rip in it, but I just replaced it with the pillow in the closet), need a glass in the bathroom. Overall, the room looks clean, but after you have been in it for a few hours you notice the little things. Breakfast was good -- lots of variety of foods, and the biscuits were DELICIOUS! Best I've ever tasted.