by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The Cumberland Inn and Museum offers families 50 guestrooms and suites with king or queen beds, sofa beds, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some suites have kitchenettes and fireplaces, and can also sleep up to six.
The hotel has an onsite pool for guests to enjoy, as well as the onsite Cumberland Inn Museum with history of the area for families to discover. Explore the area and its attractions, as well. Check out the Kentucky Splash Water Park, Indian Mountain State Park and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the hotel before starting your day’s activities. For lunch and dinner, head to the Patriot Steakhouse right onsite. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Additional perks at this property include a fitness room and free parking. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite museum
- Free breakfast
- Spacious suites
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We stayed one final time at the Cumberland Inn on our trip back to Michigan, as the hotel was getting ready to transition to become student housing. Like our other trips over the past fourteen years, we had a wonderful stay. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the grand lobby and staircase will be missed by our entire family. We were sad to not have access to the swimming pool or full hot breakfast this time, but all other aspects of our experience were top-notch. We do hope the inn will reopen sometime again in the future, as we have many fond memories.
We have stayed here annually for over 5 years on the way home from our family vacation, renting 3 rooms on each occasion. This year we learned that the university that staffs this conference center has a Title XI exemption that allows them to discriminate and expel students for being gay. So, our stay last week will be our last. The hotel has generally been nice, except that I would agree with other recent reviewers about the noisy A/C systems. We also noticed that the restaurant seems to have closed, as we ate breakfast on temporary tables in the main lobby. However, the Title XI issue is the reason we’ll be moving down the road for our future stays in this area.