Carter Caves State Resort Park

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Overview of Carter Caves State Resort Park

Carter Caves State Resort Park

3.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
344 Caveland Dr, Olive Hill, KY, 41164

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarter Caves State Park Golf Course1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBat Cave and Cascade Caverns15 min walk
  • Popular LocationKentucky Christian University23 min drive
  • AirportHuntington, WV (HTS-Tri-State)46 min drive

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About this area

Olive Hill

Located in Olive Hill, Carter Caves State Resort Park is in the mountains and in a state park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Carter Caves State Park and Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns.

What's nearby

  • Carter Caves State Park Golf Course - 1 min walk
  • Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns - 15 min walk
  • Kentucky Christian University - 23 min drive
  • Hidden Cove Golf Course - 38 min drive
  • Greenbo Lake State Resort Park - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Blue Grass Airport (LEX) - 105 min drive


  • Tierney's Cavern — 1 min walk
  • McDonald's — 17 min drive
  • Tyler's Pizza — 18 min drive
  • Dairy Queen — 19 min drive

About this property

Carter Caves State Resort Park

3-star family-friendly hotel near Carter Caves State Park
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and an outdoor tennis court. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a children's pool, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. All 28 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available on request.
Carter Caves State Resort Park offers 28 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends: USD 9-12 per person
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cave exploring
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Mini golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground


  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Pool access available from 10 AM to 7 PM
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

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Carter Caves State Olive Hill
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 110 out of 248 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 106 out of 248 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 22 out of 248 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 248 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 248 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was good for our one night
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Cave tours are a lot of fun. The lodge is nice and clean. The food in the restaurant is good and there’s lots of walking/hiking trails that are easily accessible from all over the park. Definitely a place I will come back to.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The lodge itself is a fantastic place
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff at the lodge were fantastic and very helpful. There are great walking trails around the lodge and parking was right in front of the building. It is a little older building but it is still clean and in great shape. Each room has a nice little balcony/patio looking into the state park. Would definitely recommend Carter Caves Resort
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The bathroom ceiling was repaired from a probable water leak from above and it was not finished. It was cut out and new panels were screwed up. I think they didn’t finish it because it was still leaking a little. The rest of the room was nicely redone and clean. I would stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021