One of the Largest Wooden Lodges in the Nation
At Lake Barkley State Resort Park, you will find Barkley Lodge, which is one of the largest wooden lodges in the nation. It is so beautiful.
The Park rests on the shores of Lake Barkley, a large man-made lake . The area provides an array of outdoor activities, and Lake Barkley Lodge provides the best of the indoors! (The fitness center is huge and state-of -the-art.)
The lodge is constructed of Western Cedar, Douglas Fir, and three-and-one-half acres of glass. The hotel provides a lake view from private balconies of most of the 120 rooms and four suites.
The rooms are big, beautiful, clean, and luxurious. The service is first rate.
The lodge is open year-round, and you may check it in the late afternoon and must check out by noon Central time.
The Resort Park also has Cottages . The dining room is beyond compare. There are outstanding views of the lake from the three-story-tall windows that soar to a lofted ceiling! It seats over 300 people for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I will attest that the food is quite delicious.
The fitness center really pampers you with sauna, wet-steam room, whirlpool, massage therapist, Olympic free-weight room, aerobic classes, nautilus machines, and a glassed-in racquet ball court.
They have a huge marina a half mile from the lodge, and it offers 12 covered slips and 60 open slips as well as a launching ramp. There are fishing boats, pontoon boats, ski boats to rent there.
There's a private swimming pool adjacent to the lodge and a public beach.
I loved the 18-hole Boots Randolph Golf Course.
Two lighted tennis courts are near the lodge, and there is a Trap Range that is seasonal and lighted.
There's also a picnic shelter near the beach, picnic tables, grills, and a playground.
If you like to hike, there are three self-guiding trails for nine miles of exploring nature.