Look-Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland

Look-Out Lodge view from Lake Cumberland
Look-Out Lodge view from Lake CumberlandLook-Out Lodge front entrance.Fall of 2015Spring 2015 from western bluffView of LOL from Lake CumberlandSunset facing west November 2015Master State Room on third floor with private bathroom; steam shower & Jacuzzi.Master State Room also has French doors facing Lake Cumberland.42 inch double sided wood burning fire place shared with the Great Room.Master State Room also has two separate vanities and a full 10 X 10 closet.2015 added a new Sealy pillow top mattress.Sweet-Heart Master Bedroom located on the 4th floor.  King bed with lake views.Two double beds and private bathroom on the 4th floor with lake views.Twin Lakes Suite has 27 inch LED TV with Satellite and DVD player.Side ways picture of Florida Keys SuiteForest View Suite is a Queen bed with shared bathroom with Florida Keys Suite.Main floor (street level) is located on the 3rd floor. Dining for 8 & 4 barstoolGreat Room on 3rd Floor with bridge above to the Sweet Hearts Suite & Twin LakesGreat Room decorated for the winter holidays.  Every year we decorate.Dining room; open kitchen and half bath,.Dining Room faces Lake Cumberland with French Doors leading to the outside.Great Room with open floor plan.New bar seating in the kitchen in November 2015.View from the stairs leading to the 4th floor bridge.3rd Floor Kitchen.  Recently added a new quartz counter tops for sink and island2nd floor living and dining room. Location of two bedrooms both with queen beds.2nd floor kitchen with 4 burner cook top; full range microwave and 27' refrig.2nd floor kitchen w/ 3 bar stools for dining; 90 x 48 picture window facing lake1st floor recreation room.  Pool table; table tennis; prof. tart board & more.Master's State Suite bathroom w/ jetted tub two separate vanities; steam shower.Man-Cave on 2nd floor with shower/tub combo and hands free urinal for the guys.Hands free urinal...... Yes, this was my idea.....4th Floor Bridge to service both the Sweet-Heart's Suite and Twin Lakes Suite.4th Floor facing Twin Lakes Suite.View of Lake Cumberland from the 4th Floor Bridge.1st Floor outdoor patio view.  Outdoor dining table with 4 swivel chairs.Front of LOL with view of Island.3rd floor deck on the west side of LOL.  Fantastic views from any angle.Front porch with seating for six and a Viking hammock for two.There is outdoor dining for 12 plus another 10 more casual seating.Have breakfast, lunch or diner outside to enjoy the wild life and the boats.1st floor outdoor dining table which leads to the Recreation Room.  1st floor.Bar height table and four bar swivel chairs facing the lake and western bluff.Entrance into this gated community.  Secluded with only 2 homes in 80 acres.

From $366 / night

Wolf Creek Road, Somerset, KY 42642
Look-Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland
5 bedrooms
12 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4.5
Sleeps: 12
Type: Cabin
Per night: $400 - $475
Per week: $2,565 - $2,835
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Somerset vacation cabin rental
Welcome to the 2016 season on Lake Cumberland. As the owners of Look-Out Lodge (LOL) we take personal pride in making sure each guest has a memorable and relaxing stay. And the reviews from past guests hopefully show that we are sincere about the quality of our property being offered. Most of our 2016 summer prime dates are already reserved with only a few openings remaining in April, May and August. So be sure you inquire and book early for the dates you want to avoid loosing out. The summer season generally get booked very early in the year, so keep this in mind. LOL is a perfect retreat for a family or group of 10, but we do allow up to 12 guests. Sorry, but no exceptions.

Look-Out Lodge is a true lake front property. Unlike many other rental properties that boast "lake front and water views" that are seasonal (winter) views of the lake, that is not the case here. We have 365 days of unobstructed views of Lake Cumberland (not Cumberland River) from any of the four floors on our property.

And for our returning house guests you will see some noticeable additions that we have made in 2015 to make LOL a more relaxing and entertaining stay for you and your guests. This includes a new 42 inch Smart WIFI high definition flat screen with full surround sound stereo system in the Great Room, perfect for watching sports or Netflix, which is all included. We also added a new quartz counter tops to the main kitchen and four new adjustable bar stools for the bar area. Also new was the addition of a 6 person high end outdoor dining table with swivel chairs to accommodate the larger groups. Although we limit our house guests to 12 persons in total, we now have outdoor dining seating on the third floor balcony that can accommodate up to 14 people at one time. And that's just on the 3rd floor deck alone. Other requests from guests recently was for a Kureig coffee maker for the kitchen and hair dryers for each of the four bathrooms. Well, we heard you and added them as well.

This is a four story custom built log and stone home which has a total of 5,275 sq. ft. of indoor living space and over 2,800 sq. ft. of wrap around porches on both the 2nd and 3rd floor. There is an additional court yard on the 1st level facing the lake with another private tiled patio with outdoor dining table and four dining room swivel chairs with accessed either through the recreation room or by the outdoor stair case. The lake views from this patio are also breath taking. E-mail us your request for additional photos and we would love to share them to you. We will respond to each e-mail inquiry within 12 hours or less, but you can always call us directly anytime to discuss your group's needs. As owners, we are very actively involved in the management of Look-Out Lodge and love to interact with potential guests and answer any questions you may have.

The lodge is fully equipped with more than the average rental property because it is also our vacation home. We have decorated each of the many rooms individually with fine detail and furnishings to give a unique perspective to this log home. Each individual bedroom is specifically furnished and decorated based on a theme and each has it's own engraved suite names above the entrances to give it that "personal touch" This also allows guests to pick their own bedrooms in advance of arriving to avoid who's sleeping where. Each year there are new features added to the lodge that repeat house guests will notice. And the views of the lake and the surrounding vistas from the lodge will keep you outside on the decks more than inside. You can see for miles all around. And don't worry if the weather is bad. All of the balconies are fully covered so you can sit back, relax and enjoy no matter what the weather brings. There is casual seating all along the main 3rd floor deck as well as a 4 person bar height table and swivel chairs for guests to enjoy. We have cushioned swivel rockers; wooden rocking chairs and two double seated gliders facing the front yard to welcome guests as they arrive. These were all hand crafted by the local Amish community. There is also a double person hammock on a Viking stand on the main deck that has been a real hit with our guests. Whether your dining out, having drinks or just relaxing the outdoor balconies are perfect any time of the day or night. Especially for the wild life and boat watching. There is an abundance of animal life everywhere in this gated community.

Look-Out Lodge has a total of 5 bedrooms; 4 1/2 bathrooms; 2 kitchens; great room and dining room on the main floor (3rd floor); a second living room & dining room on the 2nd floor as well as the recreation and game room on the 1st floor. For reservations for 8 persons or less we have the ability to rent down to 3 or 4 bedrooms without the additional living space or recreation room. Be sure to call or e-mail us about these reduced rates, as they are not published.

Lake Cumberland is now at the peak water elevation and is expected to stay there according to the Corp of Army Engineers. So the views of the lake from Look-Out Lodge are absolutely stupendous. And like many other claims of "lake views", there are no trees or mountains blocking the view from any of the decks, balcony's or rooms at LOL. All four seasons have unobstructed views of Lake Cumberland from any floor of the lodge.

The recreation and game room is very well appointed for family fun. This is a 750 square foot room with 12 foot tall ceiling which is accented with 12 inch crown molding throughout along with two large picture windows which face Lake Cumberland. The game room is equipped with a standard 4X8 pool table; professional ping pong table; 7 foot air hockey table; professional darts; foosball and lounge area with a leather pit group; coffee table with a 42 inch wall mounted LED flat screen 'Smart' TV (WIFI included) and sound bar with DirecTV provided. This recreation room leads to the out-door patio area which has a 4 person outdoor dining table and swivel chairs which also faces the lake. Sorry, but no outdoor hot tub. Note: The recreation room is only available to a full house rental.

Most of our returning guests have really enjoyed the upgrades and the additions we have made in 2015. But if you don't need all 5,000 + square feet of indoor space, we have the ability to rent down to 3 or 4 bedrooms at a reduced rate. However, this does not include the recreation and game room at those rates. Just e-mail or call us for these rates. Please note that we have a limit of 12-guests in total. This includes ALL children.

Look Out Lodge was constructed in January of 2007 by the current owners which is a full log home with stone accents on the exterior. The lodge has a 27 foot tall stone wood burning fireplace in the Great Room and floor to ceiling glass windows facing the lake. The open floor plan of the Great Room into the dining and kitchen area are perfect for families getting together. The property is located in a private gated and secured community with paved streets though out along with all underground utilities. This community also has security surveillance cameras to insure safety during your stay, giving you that peace of mind. The community is surrounded by woods on one side and Lake Cumberland on the other. Look Out Lodge sits high on a bluff in the back end of a cul-de-sac which overlooks Lake Cumberland on the Wolf Creek section adjacent to where the original Alligator I Marina was located and across from Jabez Beach. There is no lake access from LOL, unless you are an experienced hiker or climber. This is the only home on this cul-de-sac which gives you complete privacy and seclusion, not to mention unlimited parking. The lodge also has a circular tiled drive-way and paver designed entrance, giving you a truly beautiful curb side appeal as you or your guests arrive. LOL is fully landscaped with five seperate retaining walls to the west and one major retaining wall to the south, each with it's own landscaping character of colorful flowers, roses and shrubs that is managed by a local professional landscaper. We promise that you will not be disappointed as you and your guests arrive.

We invite you to see the lodge now by logging on to Look Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland and see this for yourself for more information and pictures. Just do a search for our name as shown above. You will find us everywhere from our site as well as many other sites. It truly is a piece of heaven. We are also featured in the Russell County / Lake Cumberland Tourism Board in the 2015/2016 edition as well as Visit Kentucky Tourism Guide. Remember that we can taylor your budget needs depending on the number of guests in your party, with a LIMIT OF 12 GUESTS IN TOTAL, including all children. So pack your bags and be sure to bring your food and drinks with you. Because we supply just about everything else you'll need during your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the near future and safe travels, where ever you may go

Andy Wells

Area Information
Relaxing, walking, biking and just taking it all in. You have a tendency to forget to check your office e-mails as you just take it all in. The abundance of wild life is everywhere, both day and night. Song birds as well as hummingbirds gather in the front island to take advantage of the free food available to them. There's always a show going on outside to keep you entertained. And remember, you are the only home on this entire street, so no neighbors to complain about the noise or the music.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Andy Wells

Andy Wells

Andy Wells

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    Florida Atlantic University
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    Although we do live in South Florida, we just love the changing of the seasons on Lake Cumberland and the views of the surrounding vistas. The cool breezes during the spring and autumn months are so refreshing....
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 01 2016 Nov 30 2016 $425 $450 $2,723 - 2 Nights
Dec 01 2016 Feb 28 2017 $400 $425 $2,565 - 2 Nights
Apr 16 2017 Sep 30 2017 $450 $475 $2,835 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10
Tax I.D.: 65-624877
Deposits: Reservation Deposit of $300.00
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning fees of $175.00 will be added. Holiday rates may apply. Sales tax is both Kentucky state and county for a total of 10%. Basic DirectTV is included in the rental amount. Guests may request upgrading DirecTV programing for $10.00 per night of their stay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can I expect when I arrive at Look-Out Lodge.?
A: Well, first you are going to think Where am I going until you reach the front entrance to this quant 53 lot community. After you come in, all you will see paved roads and woods. As you drive up to LOL it all hits you. The lake just beams at you and then you notice that you are all but alone in the community of beautiful home lots. But there are only two homes in the community of 53 lot owners. Once you arrive you know the answer to this question Relax and enjoy everything
Q: What make LOL different from other lake homes.?
A: The VIEW I have had realtors from the area see LOL and they say that LOL has one of the best "year round" lake views of any of the homes they have seen. And since you are high on a bluff, you look down to see the eagles and hawks flying by. You can see for miles around. And the best part about it is that you don't see one house in any directions.
Q: What can I do when I get to LOL.?
A: Most people just go outside and enjoy the view. Many of our past guests say, thanks for telling me to bring all my food and drinks before I arrived because we didn't want to leave after getting here. We games and corn hole for the kids and 10 flat screen TV's all around the house including one in the garage (while the guys are grilling your dinner) and one in the 2nd floor kitchen when you want the kids to eat.
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