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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,275 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

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.

As the owners, we will respond to each e-mail inquiry within 12 hours or less. We are very actively involved in the management of Look-Out Lodge and we love to interact with potential guests and answer any questions that you may have before booking. We want to be sure that Look-Out Lodge is both a good fit for our guests as well as for us as 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 and your party to be confident about your planned getaway stay with us at all times.

We take personal pride in making sure that each guest has a memorable and relaxing stay. And from the reviews & comments from our past guests, we hope to show how sincere we are about the quality of our property being offered. Be sure to check out our availability for our fall foliage season from late September through early November, which is fast approaching. This is one of the most beautiful seasons on Lake Cumberland as the fall colors can be seen for miles. We are also now taking reservations for the summer season of 2019. So be sure to book early for the dates you want.

Look-Out Lodge is a true lake front and lake view 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 2017 & 2018 to make LOL a more relaxing and entertaining stay for you and your guests. With faster high speed WIFI internet to 10 flat screen televisions located all around the lodge and the Recreation Room, you will find that LOL has plenty of entertainment to offer. Although we must limit our house guests to 12 persons in total including all children (No exceptions) 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 have added them. Hair dryers for all the bathrooms, Keurig coffee makers for both kitchen; outdoor bourbon barrel tables for chess and checker players and much more.

LOL is fully equipped with more than the average rental property because it is also our vacation lake home. We have decorated each of the many rooms individually with fine detail and current 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 bedroom rooms 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 in every direction. If the weather gets bad to the 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 the boat traffic below.. 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. Or just to relax and enjoy the birds feeding on the island's bird feeders. These chairs 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.

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.

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.

So pack your bags and be sure you bring your food and drinks with you. Because we supply just about everything else you'll need during your stay. I realize that we have a lot of space but please understand that we can only rent to a total of 12 persons in total including all children. The total occupancy is strictly enforced. And sorry, no pets. We look forward to seeing you in the near future and safe travels.

More Details

Monica & Andy Wells
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

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 the wild life. 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 the seasons in Kentucky, winter is something we have yet to embrace.

Monica & Andy Wells purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Monica & Andy Wells chose Russell Springs

We built this custom lodge in 2007 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. See what recent guests have to say about there stay at Look-out Lodge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Andy and Monica,

> Wow what an amazing location and home you have! Our stay at LOL was very relaxing and the views from the decks were breathtaking!

> We enjoyed waking up to the sounds of birds chirping and seeing the hawks and bald eagles flying at our eye level since the house was located right at the peak of the mountain top! Just incredible to witness!

> The boys enjoyed the Man Cave bathroom for boy/man reasons! :)

> The large windows throughout were nicely placed to enjoy the views also.

> Great family time, thanks for allowing us to come and the kids are already wanting us to book another trip!


> Thanks again,

> Doug and Laura Kipfmiller
Apr 2018
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Russell Springs Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5275 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum number of guests is limited to 12 at any time. Please treat Look-Out Lodge like you would your grand-parents home.
  • If you bring a pet you will lose your deposit.
  • Please respect the property.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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 cul-de-sac. 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.
  • 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 private full bathroom and walk in closet. The other master 'Sweetheart's Suite' is located on the fourth floor with its own private full bathroom. 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 with a shared full bathroom and hands free urinal we call the "Man Cave". There are two double beds in the same suite called 'Twin Lakes' Suite located on the fourth floor with its own full bathroom. All of the bedrooms with the exception of the Forest View Suite have lake views.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
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.


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average rating of 4.9793816 based on 102 reviews

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This is an extraordinary home. It has high quality furnishings, Well maintained. Exquisite views. Plenty of games and amenities for the whole family. We were eight adults, four children, lots of room. Very well stocked kitchen. Excellent management nearby. This is a perfect get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you loved LOL and everything we offer. You folks were wonderful guests and we truly hope that you will visit us again in the near future. Have a wonderful summer and....... Go Owls!!!!! Andy & Monica Wells, owner of Look-Out Lodge
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Awesome weekend

  • 5 of 5

We love LOL! Always have so much fun there. We have been going for 10 years so that says something about the home and the owners. We even saw fireworks off the back porch that were amazing! It was a first for us. We have reserved LOL for next Labor Day weekend and can’t wait to go back. It’s our home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy when your clan comes to visit LOL each year. We have you booked for next year's stay for the Labor Day weekend for your 11th year in a row. And as always, thank you and your family for being so caring of our property. Safe travels and we'll see you next year. Monica & Andy Wells, owners of Look-Out Lodge
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Beautiful home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

I booked LOL for a girls trip and everything was great! The house was very clean and the property manager came over to show us around the house so we knew where everything was and to answer any questions we had.

We enjoyed breakfasts out on the beautiful deck, cooking dinners in the gourmet kitchen, and spending a day boating on the lake!

The owner was great to work with, very responsive and provided all the information we needed so we could enjoy our stay. Highly recommend this for anyone looking to get some time away!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren: You folks could not have been better guests. Thanks for treating LOL as your own. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the lake and everything that this quaint community has to offer. You folks are always welcomed back anytime you wish. Have a wonderful and safe summer and happy 4th of July. Andy & Monica Wells, owner of LOL
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Beautiful and well kept home in a gorgeous location.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time this past week during our stay at LOL. The weather was wonderful which enabled us to take full advantage of the awesome wrap around porches. We hope to come back on future vacations.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you and your family had a great experience at LOL this past week. We look forward to your return visit.
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LOL unforgetable stay

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do no justice. LOL is the most spectacular home we have encountered yet. The view, the accommodations, everything you need is in this home. The drive was well worth it.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded luxury at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. A great view, place to relax, and space to stretch out and enjoy our trip. What a wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff and Kerry: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at LOL in March and will want to return again in the near future. You folks were great guests and you are invited back anytime you wish. We kept on praying to the weather gods for your trip but this Spring has been as wacky as the politics in Washington D. C. Safe travels, Monica and Andy Wells, owners of Look-Out Lodge
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

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. There is a 10% discount, which has been applied, to the weekly rates (7 days or longer). Cleaning fee applies. Holiday rates may apply. 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 50MB 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 only. Wood burning fireplace is not allowed from April 15th to October 1st.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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