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Monica & Andy Wells

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Look-Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland.

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday lodge in Russell Springs - LOOK-OUT LODGE

Log & Stone Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12 guests)

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 from the reviews of our past guests, we hope to show how sincere we are about the quality of our property being offered. With the summer months quickly ending and the fall months fast approaching, now is a great time to book LOL for the autumn foliage season. The spectacular views of Lake Cumberland with the vibrant colors is a sight to be seen. At this time, we still have some primary dates open for this year's fall season. This is one of the most beautiful times of the year in South Central Kentucky with cooler temperatures and smells of fall leaves.

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. There is nothing blocking the view from anywhere on our property. The views are breathtaking.

And for our returning house guests you will see some noticeable additions that we have made in 2015 and 2016 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 with BlueTooth in the Great Room, perfect for watching sports or Netflix, which is all included. All new solid quartz counter tops for the main kitchen and bar area. We also added four new adjustable bar stools for the 3rd floor kitchen 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 main kitchen and hair dryers for each bathroom. 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. We would also include pictures of the vast balconies, but VRBO limits the number of pictures that we can post. Just 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.

LOL 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 or just watching the boat traffic go by. There is an abundance of wild life everywhere in this gated community of only two homes. There are a variety colorful birds in our community and we are more then happy to feed them so they will stay.

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 and 2016. 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 two sided 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. We are 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 website and see this for yourself for more information and pictures. 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......

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Monica & Andy Wells (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Monica & Andy Wells

Although we actually live in South Florida, we fell in love with Lake Cumberland, which is why we decided to build this lodge. We love the changing of the seasons and we come up any chance we can. In the mornings to just sit on the deck and enjoy our coffee while watch the morning fog roll in over the lake. Although we do love our winters in south Florida, we still have not gotten use to the cold winters in Kentucky yet. Maybe when we retire.

Monica & Andy Wells purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Monica & Andy Wells chose Kentucky

We built this custom lodge because of the spectacular "unobstructed" views of the lake and the security and seclusion in this private gated community. Plus this has one, if not the best, lake views of all the homes lots in this community. No need to crane your head to see the lake through the forest. It's right there in front of you. Pictures do not do LOL justice. You need to experience this for yourself.

What makes this lodge unique

Relaxing, walking, biking and just taking it all in. You have a tendency to forget to check your office e-mails as you just relax on the decks. 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.


based on 68 holidaymaker reviews

Look-Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland.
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 68 reviews

The Best or Nothing

  • 5 of 5

this was the best house I've ever rented, everything you need you can find only at Look-out-Lodge, beautiful places, lake, forest, fresh air just take you away and make forget about problems

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marin: We were so glad that you and your family enjoyed LOL last week. We hope you will want to return again in the near future as your group was great. I am so pleased that you were also able to rent Kelly's pontoon boat last week. He always treats our guests with great care and has a fantastic well maintained boat.
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Mascoutah, Illinois

Edith M.

  • 5 of 5

My family celebrated our 60th Wedding Anniversary at LOL June 5-12, 2016. What a beautiful place Monica and Andy provide for family vacations!

Not only is the “backyard” view breathtaking, but also the home far exceeded our expectations from the minute we pulled in to the circle drive to opening the front door, to the service provided by Tim, Monica, Andy, and Hester. Any issues we incurred (which was minimal) were addressed immediately.

Our family enjoyed the wrap around decks, its many seating arrangements, the hammock, the surrounding roads for taking walks, the peacefulness, and the lake view. The amenities available to us were like the “Energizer Bunny” – they kept going and going!!

We realized at the end of the week that we hadn’t even turned the TV’s on to watch the news – we had THAT MUCH FUN just sharing and enjoying the family and Look Out Lodge!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Monica and Andy! We appreciated your hospitality immensely!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Edith: We are always so pleased to hear that families like yours enjoyed your stay at LOL and appreciate what we have tried to accomplish and provide for our guests. Thanks for taking such good care of the lodge and we were so pleased we could provide the slow cooker for your group as well. Have a wonderful and safe summer and your family is welcomed back anytime. Monica & Andy Wells, owners of LOL on Lake Cumberland
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Wow! What a beautiful treasure hidden in the hills surrounding Lake Cumberland!

  • 5 of 5

Look Out Lodge was the perfect place for our extended family to meet and enjoy each other's company. The gorgeous property overlooking Lake Cumberland was spacious and filled with countless amenities. The views were breathtaking though every window. The wrap around porches and cool breeze allowed for leisure family visits, game playing and quiet time. (We all took turns reading/napping on the porch's hammock-it was one of the favorite spots-although there were so many others inside and outside the home.) Our family enjoyed eating together at the enormous dining room table as well as relaxing in the adjoining family room. There was truly something for everyone here! Countless memories were made during our stay at LOL, as well as adventures outdoors hiking, historical site seeing and boating on the lake.

The owners and property manager were quick in every way to provide additional needs for our family. They truly went above and beyond what we have ever experienced with any other vacation rental. If your family is in need of a quiet time away in the beautiful Cumberland Lake area, look no further than Look out Lodge!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina: We were so pleased that your extended family had such a great time at LOL this past week. We were praying for great weather for your many adventures that you had planned and you got it! It doesn't always work that way, but last week sure did with sunny skies every day. Thanks for taking such great care and we really look forward to your family returning again soon. Have a wonderful and safe summer and your welcomed back anytime. Andy & Monica Wells, owners of Look-Out Lodge on Lake Cumberland
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The Place You Want To Be

  • 5 of 5

Look Out Lodge is an amazing getaway at Lake Cumberland. The view creates such a relaxing atmosphere. The kitchen is large and fun for families to cook together with plenty of room for everyone. Every detail has been thought through by the owners and you will find everything you need to enjoy your time away. We docked our boat at Alligator II Marina which is about 20 minutes away. The lodge was the perfect resting place after a day out on the lake. The game room is huge with lots of games for everyone to enjoy and we did!! I would strongly recommend this home to anyone with a large family - even extended family. There is so much room with 4 floors to move around in. When we return to Lake Cumberland, we will book this home again!!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wendy for getting us. It is folks like you that can appreciate what we have tried to accomplish with LOL. We are always making changes to the lodge to make it feel more like home and not your common rental with mixed matched furnishings & décor. We really hope you will return again soon as you folks were a delight. Have a safe and wonderful summer. Andy Wells, owner of LOL on Lake Cumberland
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Fabulous Lodge

  • 5 of 5

LOL has it all. The Lodge is located on a ridge top over looking Lake Cumberland. The view is beautiful & one of those scene's you have to experience to appreciate. LOL is very spacious , well maintained , quiet & cozy for the perfect country getaway. If your looking for a getaway to relax or have quality time with the family , LOL is the place. There's also a huge game room for some fun time too. The owners are fabulous & go out of their way to make you feel welcome & very comfortable !! I highly recommend LOL, Jerry

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Look-Out Lodge is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. We visited with another family, and we had a blast playing pool, ping pong, darts, watching movies, hiking, cooking great meals and enjoying the amazing scenery. The home is extremely well maintained, and the owners clearly take great pride in keeping it up to date! The weather did not cooperate during our visit (30 degrees and snow flurries in April!), but it didn't bother us a bit! The views were still spectacular, and we had plenty to do inside this amazing home!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were praying for good weather for your trip but unfortunately it looks like everyone got hammered with this April winter storm. You guys are welcomed back anytime. We just love guests like you that can appreciate what we have tried to do with LOL and our efforts to make you feel right at home. Safe travels and we look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Somerset Airport
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Somerset, Kentucky
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Russell Springs
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Cumberland Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Country Cafe in Eli
Nearest Point of Interest
270 degress of lake view
Car: necessary

This property is located within a gated community with paved roads and underground utilities. It's the perfect place for the kids to ride their bikes without the parents having to constantly supervise them. Since there is little, if no traffic within the community and the speed limit is 15 MPH there is little to worry about as they discover nature and the beauty of this community. And it's just perfect for that walk with the family before or after a meal.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Russell Springs, Lake Cumberland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season Rate
16 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
2 Sep 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
Autumn & Winter Season
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
24 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Season
1 Mar 2017 - 15 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional pricing information

Minimum Cleaning Fee £133
Refundable Damage Deposit £228
Tax Rate 10.0%

The above rates apply to the entire home which consists of 5 bedrooms & 4.5 baths, two living rooms, two dining rooms, two kitchens, recreation game room and garage. Only one group allowed at any time. Call owner for reduced rates for small groups that only need 3 or 4 bedrooms. Cleaning fee applies. Holiday rates may apply. Add 3% of the total rental agreement amount if paying by credit card. Primary guest(s) must be at least 25 years old and a signed rental agreement is required. Limit of 12-persons for entire home at any time. NO PETS ALLOWED. All 10 flat screen television have programming through DirecTV with the Family Programming package included. Guests may request upgrading DirecTV programming at a cost of $10.00 per day during the rental period. WIFI televisions in recreation and great room have Netflix. Dura logs are available for $5.00 each during the fall and winter months. Guests are only required to pay a deposit to hold their reservations dates. No rental amount is due until the day of arrival. Therefore you do not need cancellation insurance as the rental amount is only paid at the time of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Russell Springs, USA

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5275 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Steam shower; large jetted tub and very large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 4th Floor: Linen closet with views of the street.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , On the third floor this a very well appointed half bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Identical to bathroom No. 2.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd Floor: Full bath with a hands free urinal for the guys.
  • Four and one half baths. Master's State Room suite on the 3rd level has a steam shower; Jacuzzi tub; toilet; and two separate sinks with mirror and a full size walk-in closet. The bathrooms on the 4th floors are identical with tub and shower combination; toilet; sinks and linen closet both facing the street. Each one accommodates the Sweetheart's Suite and the Twin Lakes suite. The half bath is located in the Great Room. There is a full bath on the 2nd floor that has a tub and shower combination; toilet; single sink and cabinets as well as a hands free urinal for the guys we like to call the 'Man Cave'. This bathroom accommodates both the Forest View and the Florida Keys suites.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 'Twin Lakes Suite' has 27' flat screen TV & fully furn.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 'Forest View' Suite has a 27' flat screen TV & fully furn.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 'Florida Keys' Suite has a spectaculara lake view.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 'Master's State Room' Wood buring fire place; triple dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 'Sweetheart's Suite' has a 27' flat screen TV & fully furn.
  • There are two king size beds in two separate master suites. 'Master's State Room' is located on the third floor with a two way wood burning fire place and the other master 'Sweetheart's Suite' is located on the fourth floor. There are two queen bed suites in two separate bedrooms. The Forest View and the Florida Keys suites. Both of these bedrooms are located on the second floor. There are two double beds in the same suite called 'Twin Lakes' Suite located on the fourth floor.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is a four story lodge with two separate living rooms and two separate kitchens located on the second and third floor. The first floor level is the game and entertainment room with its own balcony with dining table and chairs for outdoor entertaining. The fourth floor is sleeping accommodations with two full bedrooms and two full baths.

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