What do I need to bring for my stay?
The cabins are equipped with a full kitchen which includes stove, fridge, toaster, coffee pot, microwave, utensils, cookware, eating ware and charcoal grill. Unless you need gourmet kitchen items, you have all you need to prepare meals. We also provide linens, garbage bags, bath tissue and a set up of towels and wash cloths. (see Going Green for detail on towels) You will need to bring your own soaps and shampoos.
What is the Hill-o-vator?
It is an outdoor tram that carries guests (and their “stuff”) over the hill to the boat dock and Lake. There are still 40 or so stairs at the bottom to walk out onto the boat dock.
How far is the boat dock from the cabins?
The stairs and Hillovator (tram down to the water and dock) can be reached in an easy 3-4 minute walk from any cabin. You can also drive and park closer to the dock access in case you have lots of items to get to the dock or your boat!
Can you launch your boat at Lost Lodge?
No, there are 2 boat ramps within a short distance of the Lodge. The Waitsboro Ramp is 1 mile north and the General Burnside Island State Park Ramp is 2.5 miles south. Either ramp is an easy 10 minute boat ride (provided you are not using a trolling motor) to dock your boat at our private dock. See for more details.
How close are the cabins to each other?
All 19 of our cabins sit in a lovely 15 acre wooded area above Lake Cumberland. They are all under their own roof with a front porch, back deck or both for family fun. Each cabin also has an area with a picnic table, charcoal grill and a place to build an outdoor fire.
Are there places to eat close by?
Yes. We are across the street from” restaurant row” in Burnside, Ky. These 5 restaurants as well as Lee’s Ford Harbor Restaurant located 15 minutes by road or water from Lost Lodge, have the only full menu and full bar options on all of Lake Cumberland.
How close are grocery stores?
We are located 3 miles south of Kroger and Walmart.
How does the security deposit policy work?
We require a security deposit on all cabin rentals. It can be mailed or put on a credit card. The deposit is to be paid within 10 days or so of when you reserve your cabin. Deposits are refunded within 10 business days of departure if the cabin is left in good shape. We ask that you don’t smoke inside the cabin, do your dishes and in general leave the cabin as you found it.
Do you have wireless internet services?
We are adding in 2009 an internet lounge in our office area that will provide a place to check email, get some work done (heaven forbid) or tell your friends what a great time you are having at the Lake!
In case of a medical emergency, where is the nearest hospital?
We are located 4 miles south of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, one of southern Kentucky’s outstanding health care facilities. There is also an Urgent Treatment Center located 4.5 miles to the north.
Do we need to bring our own firewood?
You can if you like, or we sell wood at the office. We cut some of our own wood, but mostly we buy from the Children’s Home located nearby and simply charge enough to cover our cost so that having a nightly fire isn’t a big expense.
We have small children or elderly family members, can they get to the dock?
Yes, provided they can walk to the access for the Hillovator and then are able to walk down the 40 stairs out to the dock.
How late can we check in? What are check in and out times?
We can make arrangements to get you in your cabin anytime after 3 pm, and yes we will leave the light on for you! We ask that you depart before 11 am.
What is the pet policy?
We ask that you do not leave your pet in the cabin without you during your stay. If you can crate or kennel your animal and are 100% sure they will not bark or disturb your neighbors, we are OK with that. We also ask that pets do not get on fabric item inside the cabin like couches, bedding etc., where pet hair and odor will remain. Outdoors, pets must be on a leash under your hand control. We charge a $35 flat rate per stay for animals over 20 pounds and $30 for pets under 20 pounds.
Is there a playground area?
Yes. We have a playground located in the middle of the Resort that is visible from the majority of our cabins so Mom and Dad can relax while keeping an eye on the kids.
Is there swimming on site?
Yes. We have a designated swim area in the Lake, accessible from the dock ladder.
How far in advance should we make reservations?
We recommend you reserve your cabin for dates that fall between Memorial and Labor Day as early in the year as possible. We tend to fill up for July first then Holidays. Just give us a call and we can help you decide which cabin would be best for your vacation needs.
Are any of the cabins handicap accessible
Yes, we have cabins that are completely accessible with ramps and some that are partially accessible with only one step.
What activities are located nearby?
We are ideally located just minutes from 3 Marinas. The Daniel Boone National Forest begins just to the south of the Resort where you can hike, white water raft, canoe or just enjoy Kentucky’s natural beauty. There is detailed info on area attractions located on the home page.