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Look-Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 5,275 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Log & Stone Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12 guests)

As the owners of Look-Out Lodge (LOL) we take personal pride in making sure that each guest has a memorable and relaxing stay. And from the reviews & comments from our recent guests, we hope to show how sincere we are about the quality of our property being offered. Although most of our summer dates have been taken, there is still available dates for early autumn for the fall foliage season.

Look-Out Lodge is a true lake front property. Unlike many other rental properties that boast "lake front and water views" that are seasonal (winter time) or have obstructed views, that is not the case here at LOL. We have 365 days of unobstructed views of Lake Cumberland (not Cumberland River) from any of the four floors on our property. There is nothing blocking the view of the lake and the surround bluffs from anywhere on our property. You have a complete "birds eye view" since you are above the tree line rather then in them. The views are breathtaking, as noted by our past guests.

And for our returning house guests you will see some noticeable additions that we have made in 2016 & 2017 to make LOL a more relaxing and entertaining stay for you and your guests. With free high speed WIFI to 10 flat screen televisions located all around the lodge, you will find that LOL has plenty of entertainment to offer. Although we must limit our house guests to 12 persons in total, we now have outdoor dining seating on the third floor balcony that can easily accommodate more then our limit. We always invite our guests to tell us what they would like to see at LOL for future stays in their reviews. And for the most part, we add them. Hair dryers for all the bathrooms, Keurig coffee makers for both kitchen and things of that nature.

Look-Out Lodge is a four story custom built log and stone home which has a total of 5,275 sq. ft. of indoor living space and over 2,800 sq. ft. of wrap around porches on both the 2nd and 3rd floor. There is an additional court yard on the 1st level facing the lake with another private tiled patio with outdoor dining table and four dining room swivel chairs with accessed either through the recreation room or by the outdoor stair case. We would also include pictures of the vast balconies, but VRBO limits the number of pictures that we can post. We will respond to each e-mail inquiry within 12 hours or less, but you can always call us directly anytime to discuss your group's needs. As owners, we are very actively involved in the management of Look-Out Lodge and we love to interact with potential guests and answer any questions you may have. We want to be sure that Look-Out Lodge is both a good fit for our guests as well as for us the owners. Our goal is to make your trip to LOL as memorable as possible before, during and even after your stay. We will always communicate with our expected guests on every level of your trip. We want you to be confident about your planned stay with us at all times.

LOL is fully equipped with more than the average rental property because it is also our vacation home. We have decorated each of the many rooms individually with fine detail and furnishings to give a unique perspective to this log home. Each individual bedroom is specifically furnished and decorated based on a particular theme and each has it's own engraved suite name above the entrances to give it that "personal touch" This also allows guests to pick their own bedrooms in advance of arriving to avoid who's sleeping where. Each year there are new features added to the lodge that repeat house guests will and have noticed. And the views of the lake and the surrounding vistas from the lodge will keep you out on the decks more than inside. You can see for miles all around and from a birds eye perspective. And don't worry if the weather gets bad. All of the balconies are fully covered so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the views no matter what the weather brings. With 360 degrees of porch and decking, you have unlimited views. If the weather gets bad to east then move to the west side. There is casual seating all along the main 3rd floor deck as well as a 4 person bar height table with swivel chairs for guests to enjoy. There are two outdoor dining tables with swivel chairs that will accommodate 14 diners. We also provide cushioned swivel rockers; wooden rocking chairs and two double seated gliders which face the front yard to welcome your fellow guests as they arrive. These were all hand crafted by the local Amish community. There is also a double person hammock on a Viking stand on the main deck that has been a real hit with our guests. Whether your dining out, having drinks or just relaxing the outdoor balconies are perfect any time of the day or night. Especially to enjoy the wild life or just to watch the boat traffic go by. There are a variety colorful native birds in our community that we are more then happy to feed so they'll stick around.

Look-Out Lodge has a total of 5 bedrooms; 4 1/2 bathrooms; 2 kitchens; great room and dining room on the main floor (3rd floor); a second living room & dining room on the 2nd floor as well as the recreation and game room on the 1st floor. For reservations for 8 persons or less we have the ability to rent down to 3 or 4 bedrooms without the additional living space or recreation room. Be sure to call or e-mail us about these reduced rates, as they are not published.

The recreation and game room is very well appointed for family fun. This is a 750 square foot room with 12 foot tall ceiling which is accented with 12 inch crown molding throughout along with two large picture windows which face Lake Cumberland. The game room is equipped with a standard 4X8 pool table; professional ping pong table; 7 foot air hockey table; professional darts; foosball and lounge area with a leather pit group; coffee table with a new 55 inch flat screen 4K HDTV WIFI 'Smart' TV with a sound bar with DirecTV provided. This recreation room leads to the out-door patio area which has another 4 person outdoor dining table and swivel chairs which also faces the lake. Sorry, but no outdoor hot tub. Note: The recreation room is only available to a full house rental.

Most of our returning guests have really enjoyed the upgrades and the additions we have made in 2016 and 2017. But if you don't need all 5,000 + square feet of indoor space, we have the ability to rent down to 3 or 4 bedrooms at a reduced rate. However, this does not include the recreation and game room at those rates. Just e-mail or call us for these rates. Please note that we have a LIMIT OF 12 GUESTS IN TOTAL....... This includes ALL children.

Look Out Lodge was constructed in January of 2007 by the current owners, which is a full log home with stone accents on the exterior. The lodge has a 27 foot tall stone two sided wood burning fireplace in the Great Room and 28 foot floor to ceiling glass windows facing the lake. The open floor plan of the Great Room into the dining and kitchen area are perfect for families getting together. The property is located in a private gated and secured community with paved streets though out along with all underground utilities. This community also has security surveillance cameras to insure safety during your stay, giving you that peace of mind. The community is surrounded by woods on one side and Lake Cumberland on the other. Look Out Lodge sits high on a bluff in the back end of a cul-de-sac which overlooks Lake Cumberland on the Wolf Creek section adjacent to where the original Alligator I Marina was located and across from Jabez Beach. There is no lake access from LOL, unless you are an experienced hiker or climber. We are the only home on this cul-de-sac which gives you complete privacy and seclusion, not to mention unlimited parking. The lodge also has a circular tiled drive-way and paver designed entrance, giving you a truly beautiful curb side appeal as you or your guests arrive. LOL is fully landscaped with five separate retaining walls to the west and one major retaining wall to the south, each with it's own landscaping character of colorful flowers, roses, shrubs and evergreens that is managed by a local professional landscaper. We promise..... You will not be disappointed as you and your guests arrive.

We invite you to see what other guests have said about LOL from other sites by simply doing a search for our name "Look Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland". We are also featured in the Lake Cumberland / Russell County Tourism Guide for 2016 edition as well as the Kentucky Tourism Guide. Please remember that we have a LIMIT OF 12 GUESTS IN TOTAL, including all children. So pack your bags and be sure to bring your food and drinks with you. Because we supply just about everything else you'll need during your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the near future and safe travels, where ever you may go.

More Details

Owner
Monica & Andy Wells
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Monica & Andy Wells

Although we actually live in South Florida, we fell in love with Lake Cumberland area, which is why we decided to build this lodge. We love the changing of the seasons and we come up any chance we can. In the mornings, we just sit on the deck and enjoy our coffee while watch the morning fog roll in over the lake. As much as we love the changes in seasons, winter in Kentucky is something we have yet to embrace.

Monica & Andy Wells purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Monica & Andy Wells chose Lake Cumberland

We built this custom lodge because of the spectacular "unobstructed" views of the lake and the security and seclusion in this private gated community. Plus this has one, if not the best, lake views of all the homes lots in this community. No need to crane your head to see the lake through the forest. It's right there in front of you. As our past guests have stated, "pictures do not do LOL justice". You need to experience this for yourself.

What makes this lodge unique

The one main feature of this property is simply the amazing views. Generally, you need to look down to see a passing hawk go by, not up. LOL sits above the tree line, not below or even in the trees. LOL is a perfect place to relax, take a long walk, go biking riding or just taking it all in. You have a tendency to forget to check your office e-mails as you just relax on the decks. Nature is everywhere to enjoy both day and night. Song birds as well as seasonal hummingbirds gather in the front island to take advantage of the free food available to them. There's always a show going on outside to keep you entertained.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Monica - I wanted to send you a quick note to say 'Thank You' for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. We had an incredible time and are already talking about planning another trip to LOL in the upcoming year.



Hope you all had a great New Years as well!
Jan 2017
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Amenities

Russell Springs Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5275 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Steam shower; large jetted tub and very large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4th Floor: Linen closet with views of the street.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , On the third floor this a very well appointed half bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Identical to bathroom No. 2.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor: Full bath with a hands free urinal for the guys.
  • Four and one half baths. Master's State Room suite on the 3rd level has a steam shower; Jacuzzi jetted tub; toilet; and two separate sinks with mirror and a full size walk-in closet. The bathrooms on the 4th floors are identical with tub and shower combination; toilet; sinks, vanity and linen closet both facing the street. Each one accommodates the Sweetheart's Suite and the Twin Lakes suite. The half bath is located in the Great Room. There is a full bath on the 2nd floor that has a tub and shower combination; toilet; single sink, vanity and cabinets as well as a hands free urinal for the guys we like to call the 'Man Cave' bathroom. This bathroom accommodates both the Forest View and the Florida Keys suites.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 'Twin Lakes Suite' has 27' flat screen TV & fully furn.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 'Forest View' Suite has a 27' flat screen TV & fully furn.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 'Florida Keys' Suite has a spectaculara lake view.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 'Master's State Room' Wood buring fire place; triple dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 'Sweetheart's Suite' has a 27' flat screen TV & fully furn.
  • There are two king size beds in two separate master suites. 'Master's State Room' is located on the third floor with a two way wood burning fire place and the other master 'Sweetheart's Suite' is located on the fourth floor. There are two queen bed suites in two separate bedrooms. The Forest View and the Florida Keys suites. Both of these bedrooms are located on the second floor. There are two double beds in the same suite called 'Twin Lakes' Suite located on the fourth floor.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This is a four story lodge with two separate living and dining rooms and two separate kitchens located on the second and third floor. The first floor level is the game and entertainment room with its own balcony with dining table and chairs for outdoor entertaining. The fourth floor is sleeping accommodations with one Master suite with a king bed and the Twin Lakes Suite has two full beds both with their own private full bathrooms.

Reviews

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Love Look-Out-Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost two weeks at Look-Out-Lodge in July! We absolutely loved everything about it! The lodge is beautiful and has everything you could possibly want for a fantastic getaway! The view is amazing! Loved sitting outside in the morning with a cool breeze and a nice cup of coffee. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you could possibly need! The game room was fantastic for a family night of competition and some popcorn! Every room has a tv, in case you need to sneak away for a moment! Bedrooms were comfy and the perfect layout for many families. We loved Lake Cumberland and Look-Out-Lodge! Can't wait to see it in the Fall!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shannon and family for being such wonderful guests. We just love groups like yours that get what we are all about. You folks are welcomed back any time you wish. Have a wonderful and safe summer. Safe travels, Monica and Andy Wells, owners of Look-Out Lodge
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Everything you could imagine & more

  • 5 of 5

Andy & Monica was very helpful & made sure you had anything you needed to make your vacation a great one, and the property was fantastic and the view was absolutely breathtaking

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Becky........ Tim said you guys were just wonderful. We're extremely happy that we were able to make one of your vacation stops relaxing and fun. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Safe travels. Andy & Monica Wells, owners of LOL
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Spring at Look-Out Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time this April at Look-Out Lodge. Lake was full, clear and just beautiful as were the views and trees blossoming everywhere. Hummingbirds arrived early this year, which was a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Love the improvements that have been made since our last trip to LOL in 2015. Tim is still the property manager at LOL to greet you as you arrive. And he still completes his full walk through for his guests that including his safety checks. Weather was iffy at best but that gave us more time to use the recreation game room this time. As they say in Kentucky...... "If you don't like the weather today, just wait until tomorrow" So true.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to read that you noticed some of the additions that we made since your last visit. And we just added another touch to the main balcony that Tim is still working on. We bought two bourbon barrels from a local distillery and Tim is converting them to make out door tables on wheels. You'll notice them the next time when "The Wheeler Family" visits LOL next year. You guys are just great!!! Safe travels and we have you booked for next April as well. Monica Wells, owner of LOL on Lake Cumberland
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

I hope to return. Hopefully during the spring or fall season!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible NYE!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent New Years at the LOL this year and it was one to remember! We had an incredible time from the moment we walked in the door. The cabin was in impeccable shape and spotless! Andy and Monica were so nice and great to deal with -- we will be returning soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jantzen for your comments. Our staff does a great job in decorating for the holidays and they love doing it. Hope you and your party can make it for this year's New Year's weekend again. Maybe Hester and her team will add some new holiday decorations for the next holiday season. You never know what they'll come up with. Monica Wells, owner of LOL on Lake Cumberland
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Lookout Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We met our son and his family at this beautiful lodge to celebrate Christmas together! Our expectations were exceeded in every way! It was beautifully and tastefully decorated for the season, perfectly clean, and well supplied with both necessities and amenities. The view of the lake and surrounding hills was spectacular! We will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Guy and Dorry for being such wonderful guests. You folks are welcome back anytime. As to the holiday decorations, we could not do this without our fantastic staff. So the credit goes to Hester and Tim and their team for pulling this together. We would love to have you return this summer so you can enjoy the lake the next trip you come to Lake Cumberland. We pray that you and your family have a wonderful, healthy and Happy New Year for 2017. Monica and Andy Wells, owners of LOL on Lake Cumberland
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Somerset Airport
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Somerset, Kentucky
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Russell Springs
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Cumberland Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Country Cafe in Eli
Nearest Point of Interest
270 degress of lake view
Car: necessary

This property is located within a gated community with paved roads and underground utilities. It's the perfect place for the kids to ride their bikes without the parents having to constantly supervise them. Since there is little, if no traffic within the community and the speed limit is 15 MPH there is little to worry about as they discover nature and the beauty of this community. And it's just perfect for that walk with the family before or after a meal.

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Rates & Availability

Russell Springs Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$475
Fri,Sat
$2,880
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
Flat fee
 
 
Summer 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$475
Fri,Sat
$2,880
 
 
Autumn & Winter Season Rate
Oct 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,835
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,350
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,350
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,350
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

The above rates apply to the entire home which consists of 5 bedrooms & 4.5 baths, two living rooms, two dining rooms, two kitchens, recreation game room and garage. Only one group allowed at any time. Call owner for reduced rates for small groups that only need 3 or 4 bedrooms (maximum of 8). There is a 10% discount, which has been applied to the weekly rates for a full house rental (7 days or longer). Cleaning fee applies. Holiday rates may apply. Add 3% of the total rental agreement amount if paying by credit card. Primary guest(s) must be at least 25 years old and a signed rental agreement is required. Limit of 12-persons for entire home at any time including all children regardless of age. Guests will forfeit deposits if they exceed total guests allowed. No exceptions. NO PETS ALLOWED. All 10 flat screen television have programming through DirecTV with the Family Programming package included. Guests may request upgrading DirecTV programming at a cost of $10.00 per day during the rental period. WIFI is provided by our local telephone company and provides 8MB using a NetGear Smart WIFI router. All of the WIFI televisions in recreation and great room have Netflix. Dura logs are available for $5.00 each during the fall and winter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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