When we decided to take a weekend kid-free vacation within driving distance of our Middle Tennessee home, we were looking for somewhere cheap but indoors to stay. I promise we’re not wussy — it’s just really cold out there, folks.
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky is within a few hours of our home, and since we’ve never had a chance to explore its many hiking trails, we picked that as our destination. Nearby Rock Cabin Camping seemed to fit the lodging bill, especially after we found that the National Park’s on-site lodge is currently closed for renovations.
The small private campground is just a few minutes from the park’s entrance, and about 10 minutes from the visitor center. It has both campsites and a series of small, historic cabins. Owned and operated by a Navy veteran, the places seems quite rundown when you first drive in. But first impressions aren’t everything.
We stayed in Cabin 3, and paid about $55 for the night. The cabin and linens were clean. The owner, Ralph, was very kind and accommodating. Weekend bookings at Rock Cabin Camping require a two night reservation, and we had booked to stay Friday and Saturday, but were unable to get there for the first night. We called and let him know we wouldn’t be checking in until Saturday. When we arrived — well before the daily check-in time — he only charged us for one night, although we were more than willing to pay for both. They were no where near full, but it was still very kind of him to cut the cost of our stay in half.
So what did we think? Here’s our review.