Mammoth Cave National Park Hotels

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Various: Lodging In and Near the Park

The Mammoth Cave Hotel has rooms, a restaurant, and gas available year round. Rustic cabins and hot showers are available spring to fall. I opted to stay at a decent motel in Leitchfield North of Mammoth Cave.

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  • Related to: Family Travel, National/State Park, Road Trip
  • Written December 27, 2011
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Various: Camping In and Near the Park

There are three camping area in the park, each with a 14 day stay limit. The camping areas are: Mammoth Cave near the main visitors center and the entrance to the cave; Maple Springs Group Camping Area; and a third one in the Southwest part of the park near Brownsville. There are also 13 designated areas for backcountry camping. I have not camped here just wanted to let you know what is available.

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  • Related to: National/State Park, Camping, Family Travel
  • Written December 27, 2011

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Back country camping: Real camping

You must go to the visitor center in person to obtain your back country permit to camp. It is free. And you must hike to get to your location, 1/2 mile to 20 miles into the park! If this is what you like, go for it!

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  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel, Camping
  • Written October 8, 2007

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Mammoth Cave Campgrounds: Camping near the Action!

We stayed here. I actually really liked it! The fee is $17 per day and you can have up to 8 people in your group. They provide you with a place for your camper or tent, picnic table, & fire pit. There is a great bathroom avaliable in each section of the campground, it is clean with running water and electricity. Basically, you won't need to make a reservation Sept. to Nov., I suppose it is more slow since kids are back in school! I was told in the summer, you will need to call a week or 2 in advance for your reservation. There is a recycling and trash deposit in the campground. Another interesting thing is that there is a maximum 14 day stay in the calendar year.

check in time is 12pm and check out is 11am: again I assume this is for the summer, we arrive at 1.30pm and checked in just fine.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, Camping
  • Written October 8, 2007
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our campground


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Mammoth Cave Hotel: Comfort in the Park

This hotel is pretty cheap considering it is in the park! The lady told me the rates are $41-80 per night depending on the season. The place is pretty basic and the staff is nice. The hotel is located right across the bridge from the visitor center. And the hotels building contains 2 restaurants & 2 gift shops.

With the hotel being in the park, it is really great because you can get to the visitor center early to buy your cave tour tickets before they sell out!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written October 8, 2007

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Mammoth Cave Hotel: A hotel REALLY close to the cave.

This was a day trip for us but Mammoth Cave Hotel and the adjoining restaurant are open year round. The hotel as with some other facilities are operated under contract for the National Park Service.

Contact the Hotel for pricing and reservations.

Forever/NPC Resorts, LLC
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-0007
270-758-2225

The Parks Hotel webpage also lists lodging outside the Park.

The hotel and most of the cottages are within easy walking distance of the Parks Visitors Center.

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  • Related to: Family Travel, National/State Park, Road Trip
  • Written September 25, 2007

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Mammoth Cave Hotel: The Original Place to Stay

This was conveniently located right on the park's premises. With a picturesque bridge connecting the hotel to the visitors center, it's a short walk to the cave tours. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms very quaint with a good sized balcony. Rooms had a nice, rustic touch to them. We stayed in the Heritage trail rooms which either faced the parking lot,or the Heritage Trail path on the other side of the hotel. There are other sections as well, one of which accomodates guests traveling with their pets. And the price was just right!!!

Good views of the park, conveniently located across a bridge from the visitor center and close to the entrance to the cave. A restaurant and a coffee shop are both located inside the main lobby, as well as a large gift shop.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 27, 2005
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Our room at Mammoth Cave Hotel


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