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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pine Mountain State Resort Park -June 19-21, 2013

Pine Mountain State Park Lodge,  Kentucky
We took a short vacation to Kentucky in June to celebrate our Anniversary.  We spent two nights at the Pine Mountain State Park Lodge and two nights in Corbin.   We absolutely LOVE this lodge and restaurant ---and will return in October to see the Fall Leaf Colors with friends.   Today,  I will share a little of this beautiful state park lodge with you.  I hope you can visit this area sometime since there is SO much beauty around here to enjoy!  The photo above shows the front entrance to the lodge.  Be sure to enlarge the photos for bigger pictures.




George sitting on the lodge porch. 




This is another view of some of the rooms at the lodge.




Here I am sitting on one of the little benches around the grounds... This is a wonderful place just to come and relax ---and maybe even read a good book!!!!




Another view of the grounds around the lodge




This is George standing outside of our room.   We were in the last building on the left of the lodge/restaurant --and loved our room.  It was quiet and we had a great view from our back porch.




Here  was our view looking at the woods/mountains while sitting on our back porch.




Our back porch;   We loved sitting out there doing our daily devotions and just enjoying the quietness around us.  Our room had a king bed,  flatscreen TV,  microwave and frig  (all the conveniences of home!)....




We're on our way to breakfast at the delicious lodge restaurant.  Our building was the last building you can see in this photo.  We ate breakfast at the lodge both mornings and one of the evenings we were there. The food was delicious.




Here we are in the restaurant.  Look at our VIEW from the big picture windows in the restaurant.   There's FOG in the valley below.  (We saw fog in the valley BOTH mornings when we went to breakfast.   SO gorgeous!)




Look what else we enjoyed while having breakfast.    They have bird feeders (on pulleys) near all of the windows of the restaurant... You can imagine how much I loved that... This is a cute picture of a NUTHATCH eating upside down...   I loved watching not only the FOG --but also the BIRDS while we ate breakfast.




Here's one more photo from the lodge restaurant that morning of the FOG in the Valley below.   One of the people working at the restaurant  took us to another place in the lodge where we could open the windows and take photos of the fog and mountains WITHOUT the glass glare!  Wasn't that nice of them to do that?

WELL---we didn't get paid anything to promote this place,  but we just love it so much that we want to tell the world how much!!!!!  While at the state park,  there are lots and lots of things to do.  Besides the lodge,  this resort park has cabins for rent.  They offer picnicking,  hiking,  nature studies,  swimming,  golf and many other options.  For more information about this state park,  click HERE.

We took several great hikes while here --and even saw one small waterfall (Honeymoon Falls)...  It's just a great place to take a vacation!

Have a great Wednesday and now pop over to my Photo Blog (click HERE)  to see a photo from one of our hikes in that park.

Hugs,

42 comments:

Small Kucing said...

what a lovely view. Something like our Cameron Highland

Linda said...

I can see why you often return to Pine Mountain Lodge. Comfortable facilities set in an estate with wonderful views would be my idea of a quiet break away, too. Love the views of the misty mountains.

Ms. A said...

What a beautiful place! I'd love to be able to visit and enjoy that fantastic scenery. It looks so peaceful and I could sure use some peaceful.

diane b said...

It looks a great place to relax and enjoy the views and the food.

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, the lodge looks like a wonderful place to stay. Love the views and it is cool they birds feeder outside the windows. I have to write down the name of this place, maybe for a future visit. Have a happy day!

Marcia said...

Sounds like another beautiful place you've found.

BTW your link to the photo blog takes you to the state park site not your photo blog.

Sandra said...

beautiful lodge, i don't think that was there when we lived there... we used to drive through Corbin to get to Daddy's church in DeWitt. did you go through Dewitt?

linda m said...

What a beautiful place to stay. Thanks for the link, I'm going to look into this place for a future vacation.

DeniseinVA said...

That's a lovely looking lodge Betsy, and great scenery too. Thanks for sharing your vacation :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It looks super nice. So scenic. We recently did some camping in Kentucky - I am so backlogged right now I haven't written the posts yet.

MJ said...

OH how sweet, they not only supplied a beautiful restaurant for you, but for the birds as well! How convenient!! What a pretty place and WOW.. the fog photos are amazing. I cannot wait to see that area in the Fall time... DOUBLE WOW!!!! HUGS

Linda said...

This puts me in mind of the Old Wonderland Hotel in the Smokies, only this looks better maintained and more modern. But the rocking chairs, restaurant, and views...the overall relaxing atmosphere...are the same.

Daisy said...

What a beautiful place! Looks like a wonderful vacation spot and a nice relaxing place to celebrate your anniversary.

Janice K said...

Wish I had seen these pictures before my kids moved from Kentucky. Looks wonderful!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh boy, oh boy!!! Fog is my all time favorite weather phenomenon. And you've captured it so beautifully. Love the feeder just outside the window.

And of course the whole area to visit. Yes, relax, and maybe read a book when I'm not out walking the grounds and enjoying the fabulous scenery.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Another beautiful place to add to my growing bucket list! I'm sure this spot must be gorgeous in the fall, too. Wonderful photos, Betsy!

Happyone said...

A lovely place and what a great view you had from your porch. Looks like a great place to spend some time relaxing and enjoying life!!

imac said...

Looks great, and just like our trip to Iceland, plenty of mist

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful place and so beautiful!! Great to be able to spend some time there and I know the two of you did have a great time!! Thanks for sharing! I love your captures as always!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i could totally find myself sitting in one of those rockin' chairs ... looking like a fun trip. you are such a sweet couple. blessings. ( :

Shug said...

Do you know what I love about your post each day? I love the fact that I learn so much about places that I have never seen before, or that I didn't even know existed! I enjoy, that you share your part of the world with us. so many beautiful places and so many neat areas.....You and your post bless me!
hugs,
shug

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi wonderful scenery,great shots and I loved the bird feeder on a pulley and great to see the Nuthatch which we do not get here in Northern Ireland.

Ginny said...

My favorite picture is you on the bench with your camera! Then the foggy mountains, and the sweet little black iron table and chairs.

Chatty Crone said...

You and George do find the prettiest places. I bet you keep a journal about them too. So pretty. I know there is a Pine Mtn. GA too. You guys look great there. sandie

Pam said...

Sounds like the hubs and I need to make a weekend trip!

Rose said...

This looks like a wonderful place to stay!

Miss Debbie said...

Look like a very nice place...glad you got to go!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh my! This place is so beautiful.I love the fog in the valley,it is such a special scene.

Arkansas Patti said...

That restaurant view was just beautiful and how nice that they had bird feeders to make you feel at home.

Small City Scenes said...

What a lovely place. Just right to relax and take in the scenery. Lucky you all. So nice that they love the birdies too. MB

Grandma Bonnie said...

What a nice place to vacation. I love the beautiful fog photos. I can see how wonderful your visit was! Happy Wednesday.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I have only been to KY once but I think it is a lovely place in most spots. Where you were looks very nice. Glad you enjoyed it. That Nuthatch shot is a good one - true nature of that little guy. Have a wonderful Thursday tomorrow!

SweetMarie said...

I know hubby and I would love it! We never did get a honeymoon, you never know. :) The grounds look beautiful, the views are amazing and the restaurant is so cool to have bird feeders in front of the windows. :) Seems like paradise!
hugs,
Marie

MastHoliday said...

Wow, what the fantastic place narrated beautifully! looking a cool and pretty in the photos. such a great place to visit.

Jeevan said...

Glad you enjoyed a home stay at the park resort. Simply beautiful and neat resort with green lawn… Liked the bench in presence of you and fog Mountain View along with birds feeding.

Have a great time!

Neal said...

It is a beautiful lodge. I've never been in it but have walked around on the outside some.

Blackberry Lane said...

What fun and beautiful photos.

Lady Di Tn said...

Looks like a real fun place to visit. Can't wait to see the Fall photos by yawl. Peace

Retired English Teacher said...

Loved the fog photos! Thanks for sharing another beautiful spot with us.

Jazzmin said...

Hi Betsy,
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, I loved reading it! It is lovely to meet you too. Ooh, Peach Mango Green Tea sounds amazing. I will have to look for it at the grocery store. It was interesting to read your answers to the chat, thank you for sharing them :)

What a beautiful place you stayed at. Your photos are so nice. Those mountains, oh my! Hope you had a blessed anniversary!
I am looking forward to reading more and more of your posts and have enjoyed them already so far.

And about word verification, I am so glad you said something! I had no idea my blog even had that, ha. So thank you for telling me, because I don't like it either, and I didn't even know. I think I fixed it now.

Blessings to you! Have a wonderful day,
Jazzmin

Donna said...

That is quite a spectacular place. State parks are often little gems that get overlooked, but they offer great getaways for scenery and relaxing.

Pat Tillett said...

It sure does look like a great place for a get-a-way. Nice photos Betsy!