Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

Lodging & Dining


Although there are a variety of lodging options in nearby towns, there is only one place to stay within park boundaries: Mammoth Cave Hotel. At Mammoth Cave Hotel, guests can choose from several types of accommodations, enjoy genuine southern dining and nearby gift shops, all just minutes away from the cave, hiking trails and other outdoor activities. The hotel is located near the historic entrance of the world-famous Mammoth Cave and is just seconds away from the visitor center. Mammoth Cave Hotel is operated by Forever Resorts, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. For more information or reservations, call (270) 758-2225 or visit

The following lodging options are available year-round unless otherwise stated:

Hotel Rooms: Relax and enjoy the scenic views of the National Park Heritage Trail from a balcony window. These comfortable guest rooms are adjacent to the historic entrance to Mammoth Cave, convenient for those who plan on taking a cave tour.

Sunset Lodge: These rooms are located in a picturesque setting at the forest's edge, not far from the Heritage Trail that leads to the Sunset Point Overlook. The Sunset Terrace rooms are a perfect location for family reunions!

Historic Hotel Cottages: The cottages are nestled near the forest with close proximity to the amphitheater. They are fully furnished, comfortable and just a short walk from the hotel. (Available mid-March through October.)

The Woodland Cottages: The Woodland Cottages are situated in a grove of trees a short distance from the hotel. These single-, two-, three- and four-bedroom rustic cottages offer basic accommodations and are a great location for retreats! (Available mid-May through September).


Since 1816, Mammoth Cave Hotel has served regional southern cuisine to visitors of Mammoth Cave National Park. Whether traveling on business, vacationing with family or celebrating a special occasion, Mammoth Cave Hotel provides delicious home-style cooking in the Travertine Restaurant and the Crystal Lake Coffee Shop. Restaurant hours vary by season.

For those on the run, there's Troglobites Snack Shop on-site as well. For more information, call (270) 758-2225.