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Carter Caves


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  • This beautiful fieldstone lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities.

    Each room features a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. High speed wireless internet service available at the lodge. Click here to review our lodging guidelines.

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    Beneath the forested hills of this resort, nature has hidden more than 20 twisting caverns, where you'll discover a 30-foot underground waterfall, and many more surprises!

    Click here to visit Carter Caves' Meeting site.

    Tierney's Cavern

    Tierney's Cavern Restaurant honors our most popular attraction, the caves and retired park Naturalist John Tierney. The restaurant seats 100 and accompanying the new name is a new menu that offers many appetizing selections.

    As a supporter of Kentucky Proud program we utilize locally grown meats and produce when available. Our staff provides a friendly, warm atmosphere while giving professional service.

    Restaurant Hours

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    Restaurant Menus

    Breakfast Menu Adobe PDF Document
    Lunch and Dinner Menu Adobe PDF Document
    Kid's Menu Adobe PDF Document

    Cave Tours

    The Carter County region has the highest concentration of caves to be found in any area of Kentucky. Two of the park’s caves offer guided tours year-round, Cascade Cave and X-Cave. Enjoy a subterranean adventure, created by nature over millions of years. Click here for additional cave tour information.

    Spring Schedule Adobe PDF Document
    March 28 - May 22, 2015

    Summer Schedule Adobe PDF Document
    May 23 - June 12, 2015


    Through the dedicated work of our state park naturalists, Kentucky State Parks protect and preserve the natural beauty of Kentucky.

    Check out Carter Cave's Facebook page for more information.

    Carter Caves State Resort Park
    344 Caveland Dr.
    Olive Hill, KY 41164
    Phone: (606) 286-4411
    Park Manager: Chris Perry

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