Lodging & Camping
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.
Click here for reservation information.
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.
+ / - Regular Hours
Dates: March 9 - November 14
Sunday - Thursday, 7:00am to 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday, 7:00am to 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday night buffets.
Sunday lunch buffet 11:30am to 3:00pm.
+ / - Off Season Hours
Dates: November 15 - March 8
Sunday - 7:00am to 3:00pm (Lunch buffet 11:30am to 3:00pm)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday - 7:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday - 7:00am to 8:00pm
* Friday and Saturday night buffets will resume April 3rd.
Lunch and Dinner Menu
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.
March 28 - May 22, 2015
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.