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


About the property

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

Welcome to our new 2018 year calendar. 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. Be sure to book your trip early for your 2018 summer vacation to Look-Out Lodge before the prime dates are taken. Bookings for next summer have already begun, so don't miss out on the dates that 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 season) 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 to make LOL a more relaxing and entertaining stay for you and your guests. With fast high speed WIFI internet 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 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 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. 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 that 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 getaway stay with us at all times.

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. 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. We look forward to seeing you in the near future and safe travels, no matter where ever you may go.

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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.
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
  • 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 ...
  • 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 4.989011 based on 95 reviews

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: July 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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Outstanding property, views and serenity. Very well equipped kitchen(s). Terrific game room.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away and relax. All you need is at Look Out Lodge. Very beautiful property and views for a large group to get together for time together. Quiet and isolated Cabin overlooking Lake Cumberland. Game room well equipped to entertain guests in the event of poor weather. Would highly recommend visiting this property for an enjoyable get away.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that your extended family and friends had a great stay at Look-Out Lodge. Our staff does a great job in decorating for the holidays which makes LOL a great stay for this time of the year. We hope to see you back again in the near future and thanks for being such respectful guests to our lodge. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful and safe New Year. Andy & Monica Wells, owner of Look-Out Lodge
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Absolutely beautiful and well appointed!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is gorgeous and the owners do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. If you wish to be secluded and off the beaten path, this is the place for you. Not exceptionally close to local activities (about 20-30 minute drive). But the house has such a beautiful view and is so well equipped, you won’t want to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Look-Out Lodge. Yes, although in a gated secured community, it's secluded. But isn't that what you want in a log and stone home in Kentucky. We look forward to have you return again in the near future. Monica and Andy Wells, owners of "Look-Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland"
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Great view and amenities tucked into the hillside

  • 5 of 5

Look Out Lodge is a perfect getaway spot for a group to get a feel for the lake life, while retaining the comforts of modern amenities. Tucked into the hills, this lodge offers an amazing view of Lake Cumberland, with more than adequate room for 10, a 3-tier wrap-around deck, and a fantastic lower-level game room. Only a 10 minute drive from the closest launch site, to enjoy a day on the water.

This spot highly recommended for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle.


  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to hear that everything turned out the way you expected and that your party enjoyed their stay at LOL. As noted, once we know we have great guests we no longer require any security or damage deposits going forward. So keep that in mind for any future stays with us. Safe travels and we hope to see you next year. Monica & Andy Wells, owners of Look-Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland
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Centerville, OH

Ninth Consecutive Year

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Look-Out Lodge for nine consecutive years and have reserved for next Labor Day Weekend which will be our tenth trip! We love Look-Out Lodge. The house is magnificent and the scenery breathtaking. It is secluded and private so you don't have to worry about bothering the neighbors. We are an extended family of 9 and the grandchildren bring friends so we usually have 12. The house is so large you never feel crowded. The game room downstairs give the kids lots to do and we don't even hear them. The owners are great, the property manager is great, and their housekeeper is great. You will love LOL!


From Centerville, OH

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathy for being one of our loyal followers at Look-Out Lodge. We hope you enjoyed the new and updated features we added since your last trip. We have you booked again for Labor Day 2018 and of course without having to pay service fees. We'll see if we can come up with some new concepts for your next year's visit. Travel safe and have a wonderful year. Monica & Andy Wells, owners of LOL
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Absolutely perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lodge for three nights and had a great time! The place is very spacious and has more than everything you could possibly need. We spent so much time in the game room and on all the wonderful deck furniture. The lodge is quite a ways off the beaten path, so definitely plan accordingly.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to hear that you folks had a great experience at Look-Out Lodge. We have heard that the game room has been a really great family get-together, as noted by our many guests. Yes, we are off the beaten path, but what a wonderful way to see Kentucky as it was in the past. Beautiful drive through the country side.
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Monica & Andy Wells
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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 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 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.

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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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
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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