This four bedroom log home is located on 26 wooded acres in Lyon County, Kentucky, a half mile from beautiful Barkley/Kentucky Lakes, one of the largest man-made lakes in the U.S.; with a launch for your boat, 1/2 to 3 miles from the cabin.
Rental boats are available including house boats. Boat, fish, ski, wake board, picnic, or enjoy lunch at waterside restaurants.
You can enjoy your own 5 acre lake on the property, stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish, or just relax at the boat house or on the screened in porch. Available for your use is a canoe, small fishing boat with trolling motor, water bike, and swimming; all kid friendly.
'Paradise', whether '5' or '85'. Open field for other activities such as volley ball, baseball, or football. Use your imagination.
I retired in 1995 and built this property a few years later. I am a fly fisherman and enjoy KY and Barkely Lakes and take my ranger boat out often. One thing I love to do here is have my annual fish fry and music jam sometime in May. We catch our own fish and pot luck the rest. I've been a hunter and the mounts in the lodge reflect some of my treasures.
William Parker purchased this lodge in 1998
I wanted some place the family could use with or without me. I owned boats and when I gave that up I needed a new hobby. My grandchildren all are in to sports but I could always pull them back to nature when we stayed over at the lake lodge whether it was catching a frog or a lizard, even harmless snakes. We had scavenger hunts, buried treasure finds, caught their first fish, played 'king of the mountain', had campfires, hikes, water bike rides and so much more.
It is a 16 acre playground. A 5 acre lake with 2 canoes, a fishing boat, a water bike, a fire pit and tree house that my grandson and I built. I don't know of anything to compare it to. It is close to restaurants and an abundant of attractions. The lakes are just a half mile away for launching a boat and that opens a whole new world.
We celebrated 3 family birthdays and the end of the summer at the Parker Lake Lodge and we all loved it. The owners were most gracious answering the multitude of questions before arrival, with patience. The cottage was beautiful and had ample room for our party of 8, including our 1 year old grandson. The kitchen was more than stocked with cooking utensils, dinnerware, 2 refrigerators, a dishwasher and everything we needed for the week. The comment was made many times that "we rented a lake!" We spent everyday floating in the lake, trying our hand at paddle boarding, canoeing, water biking and spending quality family time together. Technology was kept to a minimum and tv turned on only once. We hiked to the frog pond daily and took a day trip to Paducah to tour the National Quilt Museum which was worthy of our day away from the lake. We also rented a ski boat from Turtle Bay Marina to tour Barkley Lake which was fun seeing the beautiful lake and cottages. We will certainly rent this gorgeous property again!
We have rented this piece of heaven on earth twice and can not say enough about how great it is! You will not be disappointed!
We had a wonderful time at the Parker Lodge and found the property to be perfect for our needs. The little swimming area was just right for our 2.5yr old and the big guys had fun swimming and fishing. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed. Working with the Parker family was easy and pleasant. I highly recommend this for a family getaway.
This place had everything you need to never have to leave. We had other families with us and it was great bc you all could be doing different things and not on top of each other the whole time. So many areas of entertainment from living areas on different levels of the house to the sunroom and awesome loft for the kids. The private lake was great to play on and swim. Loved the tree house and little beach for the kids. We took a 4 wheeler and rode on the trails and clearings on the property. It's was great all around. We will be back! Felt like summer camp for all ages!
I will keep this short and sweet. RENT THIS PLACE!!! If you are anywhere close to,"The Land Between the Lakes", you have to stay here. 1st class in every respect. Thank you Bill for putting this property on the market for all of us to enjoy.
We just had a weekend girls getaway and played a murder mystery game. This place was more than what we expected! When you step on the front porch, there are two nice porch swings. On entering the cabin, the decor is just outstanding! It takes you quite a while to take it all in! There are so many details that it is just entertaining to just soak it all in! There are animals, pelts, artifacts, beautiful rugs and top quality furnishings. The owners have brought their personalities to life to share with us renters! Quite impressive. You feel as you are at home on vacation with the Parkers. You will meet their cute little grandsons in the pictures scattered throughout the cabin. You see the love of fishing and hunting of the Parker men. It's obvious the homeyness and love Mrs. Parker has of her place. The beds are very comfortable with nice linens. Everything is so clean. We all marveled on how difficult it must be to keep the place so clean! There is more than enough room for everyone to spread out. Plenty of chairs to lounge on. The kitchen is small, but fully stocked. I didn't want or need for anything. The air conditioning was very comfortable and the showers were plenty hot with good water pressure. Two refrigerators help with storage of groceries. We never turned on a TV, but the stereo was nice. Even the little bait shop was clean and stocked with bait in a little fridge! The dock is very nice with a ladder to get into the lake and out easily. It was fun to ride the "bicycle boat" and kayaks. Our group had such an awesome weekend. Everyone wants to come back again next year. The pictures on this site are pretty accurate, if I had to say anything that was different from the descriptions...."it's just better!" I had several questions that I emailed prior to our stay and Mrs. Parker was quick to reply. No complains....you will absolutely love this place! Only suggestion I might have, it would be nice to have a hot tub, especially if you wanted to stay in the fall.
For the nature lover, hike the trails around the lake or to the frog pond. Climb a tree before a game of horse shoes on the levee or a scavenger hunt in the woods. Pets are welcome outdoors only and that is where they want to be. A 6x8 kennel is convenient for their safety when you leave the property and for sleeping in the dog house.
Other Activities: Boating, mini golf, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, horseshoes
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1 night minimum stay
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