Wolf Knob DGC at Hickory Cabins

Posted: Jan 17, 2024

⭐ 6 Stars ⭐ My experience here was INCREDIBLE !!! My son and I made a trip from Buffalo, and stayed in Nutmeg cabin on the DGC for 2 nights. It was such an amazing experience 💯 The cabin was super clean, heated, proper bathroom, kitchen area with stove and fridge, microwave, tv, wifi, AND A OUTDOOR HOT TUB !! It even had everything you need to cook a dinner 🍝 The disc golf course the cabin is on, Wolf Knob DGC, was one of the absolute best courses I've ever enjoyed ⛳ The elevation throws, the choice of different lines to take per hole, the wooded shaped shots left and right, the open shots at the end for power, were all perfect for us, we are not pros at disc golf..yet!! Lol.. The trails to pins were mint, and easy to find, the tee pads were proper, and awesome to use, the terrain was exactly what we love. Frank, was the BEST!! He is caring, friendly, courteous, punctual, and so helpful. WE WILL BE BACK SOON !! CANT WAIT !! Mammoth Caves down the road!! Top of the line memories.

Romantic cabin

Posted: Dec 7, 2023

Nutmeg is a nice little cozy romantic cabin. My husband and I have stayed twice. Once for my birthday once for his. We decided nutmeg is where we always want to celebrate our birthday there.


Posted: Nov 28, 2023

Beautiful place


Posted: Oct 26, 2023

Loved the cabin. Very clean. Loved the privacy.

Wonderful time!

Posted: Oct 16, 2023

We really enjoyed this cabin! Such a nice get away. Frank was an excellent resource and help with anything we needed!

Perfect getaway

Posted: Oct 2, 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin was very nice and every view was beautiful. It was quiet and peaceful and the hot tub was great! Perfect place for a getaway.

Really enjoyable 2 night stay

Posted: Sep 27, 2023

Frank and Cody made us feel welcome from the start. Our cabin was clean and super cozy. It's a great choice for anybody wanting to explore the local attractions while also being hidden away in the stunning countryside of America.

Nice place

Posted: Sep 17, 2023

Nice and quiet. The cabin was very good. I would recommend.

Nice. Clean. Comfortable.

Posted: Aug 3, 2023

Cabin was very nice. Well kept. Had everything we needed. Would stay there again and recommend.

Great little cabin

Posted: Jun 28, 2023

We enjoyed the hot tub and privacy of the cabin, it was quiet and relaxing. It was clean, it could use some utensils for the kitchen there was only one fork! The ferry system was closed due to water levels so plan to drive 40 minutes to restaurants and caves.

What a cute cabin!

Posted: Jun 19, 2023

My family and I enjoyed the cabin and our stay. Thank you!

Cabin in the woods

Posted: Jun 11, 2023

This is a very family friendly location. We played cards on the back deck and went horseback riding. It was a fun and quiet place.

Super nice

Posted: Jun 2, 2023

We had an amazing experience at this place, very well maintained. I hope to stay in it again

Exactly what we needed

Posted: May 27, 2023

While there is another cabin within view we didn't even notice. Both of the cabins have their outdoor spaces on the back so there is little chance of interacting and we never heard the other occupants. The hot tub was great, the area was very quiet, and the lack of cell reception was a plus. With the wi-fi we felt good about being reachable in case of an emergency, but weren't easily reachable for 'day to day' things. The cabin is also an easy drive to Mammoth Cave National Park as long as the Green River Ferry is running. It is about a 20 min drive to the Visitor Center.

Nutmeg review

Posted: May 20, 2023

Adorable cabin. Perfect for a romantic getaway except that the bed was so uncomfortable we kept rolling to the middle and couldnt sleep.

Get away

Posted: Mar 14, 2023

Quite clean cabin. All the amenities plus a hot tub. Took advantage of that in the chilly evenings. Frank the owner was quite helpful. Would go again.

Beautiful cabin

Posted: Feb 3, 2023

Very clean, nice cabin! Really enjoyed our stay! The driveway & side walk could use some more gravel, but not a thing about the cabin to improve! Everything you need!

New Years

Posted: Jan 6, 2023

We love this Cabin and it’s owners! Such nice people! Beautiful Cabin with all the amenities. Can’t wait to come back! This was our second stay! There will be many more

No upstairs bathroom

Posted: Oct 4, 2022

It was our fault for not checking the photos better before booking but there are no bedrooms on the main level and no bathrooms upstairs where the master bedroom is. So if steps are an issue for you like us then you would have to sleep on the pull out couch. Not a good choice for the elderly. Also the yard was over grown and needs mowing to feel safe to not step on a snake. It's a very nice and private home and the owners are very nice and I'm sure would have cut the grass had I asked. I just didn't feel that I should bother them with it.

Manager Response: I am sorry that you had a problem with the placement of our bathrooms. The description does provide where the bathrooms are located and floor layouts are provided with the photos. I apologize for some of the grass being tall but we were in a drought and I was avoiding killing the grass.

Was fun place to stay

Posted: Sep 18, 2022

Some of the window shades were non functional but otherwise everything in working order!

Manager Response: I am sorry but the defective window shade has been taken care of.

Very nice!

Posted: Sep 2, 2022

We had a great time at the cabin, it easily fit the 6 of us. Frank was very friendly and accommodating. The cabin is just a quick 15-20 drive (using the ferry) to Mammoth Caves visitor center. I was impressed at all the supplies at the cabin, plenty of cookware, blankets, etc. The only thing we had to bring ourselves was food and laundry detergent. I think the addition of a couple signs would have greatly improved our check in process though. The road to the check in area and the cabins could really use a sign marking that it is Hickory Cabins! There isn't a single bit of cell service out there, so you can't call to confirm you're in the right place. Additionally, on way back to the Hickory Haven cabin--there is a fork, a simple sign pointing to the left would have been helpful (the first time we drove it we ended up going straight and the road ends at private property). Overall, we had a great time, the price was very fair, and I would recommend it to others.

Manager Response: Additional direction signs have been added. A sign identifying Hickory Cabins turning onto M Meredith road was omitted to help provide privacy for our guests. We do have Verison cell service, but being remote, other providers are spotty. Most cell phones will connect to our wifi and there is a phone in the cabin.

Mammoth Cave in Summer 2022

Posted: Jul 29, 2022

Had a girls weekend at Mammoth Cave. Stayed in this lovely cabin with a co-worker. We had a great stay! The cabin is 18 minutes from Mammoth Cave by Ferry. There are several local diners to eat in at or get to go. We took several hikes and had a really great time. I hope to return again in the fall for another weekend get-a-way.

Could not have been better!! Hope to return!

Posted: Jul 28, 2022

My wife and I stayed here with our 4 boys and it was AMAZING! Big Leaf cabin was absolutely perfect for us. My oldest two (ages 6 and 8) loved the loft beds. My boys especially loved looking for and catching the tree frogs in the evenings lol.

our Hickory Haven stay

Posted: Jun 14, 2022

The cabin is nice - it had plenty of towels and toiletries. Check-in was a bit slow but we were told they were trying to get a new system set up. The owner was friendly and helpful. He opened up the not-yet-opened disc golf store on the property for us to shop. The disc golf course was still in progress but is a great course - we plan to visit again when it's fully completed. Our suggestions would be more seating in the living room and for it to be a bit more comfy. Loved the privacy and quiet setting.


Posted: May 26, 2022

We had a great stay. Thank you

Perfect little cabin!

Posted: Apr 29, 2022

The Nutmeg cabin was absolutely perfect! Clean and stocked with everything you could need minus food. Frank was super helpful and friendly and told us to expect a visit from the local dog named Gunner and he finally showed up on our last night, which made us so happy! Hanging out on the back deck watching and listening to the wildlife, soaking in the hot tub, and starry nights made this spot a must return place for me and my sister. We were close to all kinds of things to do, we just didn't have enough time, but we won't make that mistake again. Thank you, Frank, for the hospitality and for an ideal place to stay!

Hickory Heaven!

Posted: Apr 16, 2022

This cabin was everything and more! My family and I enjoyed every minute of the cabin!

Great place!

Posted: Apr 9, 2022

We enjoyed our stay at the Big Leaf, it was the perfect location for our visit to explore the Mammoth Caves. The cottage had everything we needed, was incredibly clean and Frank was very helpful/attentive. Would highly recommend!


Posted: Apr 6, 2022

My husband and I enjoyed our stay in the quaint little cabin. The cabin was clean and the location was quiet. We thought the price was reasonable. Unfortunately, the bed was not comfortable and sounded “rubbery” every time we moved! It is our opinion that if the bed had been better, this vacation spot would be a “5-star” place to stay in the Kentucky wilderness!


Posted: Mar 15, 2022


Posted: Mar 9, 2022

Great location close to the national park.

Cozy Clean Cabin

Posted: Jan 25, 2022

We spent a relaxing weekend at this adorable cabin. It was clean and had everything we needed to relax. I would definitely return if in the area again.

A True Haven

Posted: Jan 22, 2022

Our whole family really enjoyed our stay at Hickory Haven over the holidays. It was great to get into the countryside, hike, explore Mammoth Caves, and visit area distilleries. Every evening we would come back and soak in the hot tub, as the perfect close to our day. The cabin had everything we needed for our stay and is situated directly in nature. It’s the perfect place for anyone who needs a break. You can choose as much peace and quiet or tourism as your heart desires. We would definitely return in the future.


Posted: Oct 28, 2021

Everything was great!


Posted: Oct 23, 2021

Lovely little cabin. Nice quiet spot.........except for the Rave that happened Saturday night. I didn't realize it was going on. Not the cabin owners fault but it's unfortunate it spoiled my peace and tranquility.


Posted: Oct 21, 2021

Nutmeg was a great, cozy cabin. We were there to visit Mammoth Caves. It was a short drive to the park. I also appreciated the kitchen as one of my kids has food allergies and it is easier to cook for him rather than eating out. We had had a great time and I would recommend to friends.

Great Family Getaway

Posted: Oct 17, 2021

We had an amazing time at Big Leaf. The cabin was just as described and very well kept up. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we could have needed (we ended up bringing a good deal of groceries and making our meals there). Our young boys loved the loft and took it over for the duration of the trip. It was the perfect trip in nature, with the comforts of home. Air conditioning, hot water, etc. all worked well for us. We enjoyed exploring the large property and hearing the acorns and hickory nuts fall with every breeze! The local hound dog who visited daily was also a favorite for our family! Ridiculously close to Mammoth Cave as well, which was our main reason for booking. Would rent this out again in a heartbeat. Thanks for the amazing memories!

Nutmeg cabin was great!

Posted: Oct 15, 2021

We enjoyed our stay in the Mammoth Cave National Park area. The Nutmeg cabin was very clean and we enjoyed the hot-tub every evening after a long days of hiking and exploring. Just wish the Green River Ferry was open because we had a long drive to most of our destinations. We also liked the pizza from the Hickory Cabins Grill.

Adorable cabin

Posted: Oct 1, 2021

We stayed here as a family of 4 and we are glad we found this place! The owner Frank checked us in and was very nice and helpful. Cabin is quiet and close to Mammoth Cave NP! Would stay again.


Posted: Sep 17, 2021

Great stay, super relaxing

Posted: Aug 25, 2021

My boyfriend and I were looking for a relaxing getaway while visiting Mammoth Cave National Park and Nutmeg cabin was perfect! Nutmeg cabin was super convenient and extremely close to the park. The cabin was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. We really loved the hot tub and air conditioning after a long day at the park. Thank you for a great trip, we plan on coming back!


Posted: Jul 1, 2021

Such a great spot! Welcoming, hometown feel at the hickory cabins cafe and big leaf is located in a secluded lot for plenty of privacy, we really enjoyed the fire pit and walking the wooded trails. The kids loved the loft! We had everything we needed for cooking full meals and felt at home. Just beautiful, amazed by the wood work Amish craftsmanship & loved the back deck! So much fun, couldn’t have asked for better!

Wonderful stay

Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Our family had the best time staying in the Hickory Haven cabin. Frank and his staff are most accommodating!! You have to try their grill’s Chicken Ranch Pizza!! Our cabin was homey, super clean, had all the things we needed, and the hot tub was amazing!! We are so thankful to find such a gem because it made our adventure so memorable!!

Big Leaf

Posted: Jun 10, 2021

Clean cabin and friendly staff.


Posted: May 11, 2021

Peaceful environment, clean cabin, and hot tub was relaxing.

February Getaway

Posted: Mar 2, 2021

We stayed in the Nutmeg cabin for a weekend away in February. It was an adorable cabin and met all of our needs. Everything was clean and cozy. Frank was wonderful to work with, the weather and road conditions were of concern before our arrival and he kept us updated almost daily. I have already told everyone I know that if they are looking for a relaxing weekend away, this place is the best.

Awesome Cabin

Posted: Jan 15, 2021

What a wonderful weekend. We will be back. Clean and cozy cabin.

Nutmeg stay

Posted: Oct 20, 2020

we recently celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary but cancelled vacation travel plans due to COVID-19. That cozy little cabin in the woods had everything we needed. We visited Mammoth Cave and some of the numerous nearby hiking trails during the day, enjoyed the secluded hot tub on the deck when we returned and ate s'mores by the fire pit under the stars in the evenings. it was great!!!

Great stay

Posted: Sep 30, 2020

Cabin was nice, staff were friendly. Everything was great.


Posted: Sep 22, 2020

We booked Big Leaf through Frank with Hickory Cabins as a last minute trip idea. Not only did he kindly accommodate us on a short notice, but also demonstrated warm hospitality for his guests. As soon as we arrived, we loved the cabin. It was incredibly clean and we felt comfortable staying there amidst a global pandemic. We look forward to staying at Big Leaf again and plan to share the experience with other friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful time!

Great family vacation

Posted: Sep 16, 2020

We enjoyed the cozy Nutmeg cabin and the hot tub backed by woods. Very serene!

Besties vacation

Posted: Sep 14, 2020

Had a great time. The cabin was absolutely beautiful and extremely comfortable for the 4 of us. Definitely recommend for anyone coming to visit the area. Nolin state park was great!


Posted: Sep 11, 2020

Considering everything that is going on in the world and the country this is what our family needed. Location was perfect the cabin was very accommodating. We couldn’t ask for anything better

Wonderful Cabin

Posted: Aug 29, 2020

Our stay was exactly what we needed, family time in a quiet, relaxing place. The cabin was perfect with everything we needed. It's close to several things to do. We visited Lake Nolin, Bowling Green and of course Mammoth Cave. We had the perfect weekend to relax and enjoy ourselves.

Steve Hube

Posted: Aug 28, 2020

Generally pleased;Unit was very clean. Finishing’s lacked the quality I have been accustomed to as well as the quality & quantity of dishes, glasses, etc HDMI cord for the DVD player was broken. Just a few items to note but happy overall with unit and location

Excellent place to stay. Cabin was very nice and strongly recommended.

Posted: Jul 18, 2020

Good place

Posted: Jul 8, 2020

We enjoyed our stay. We had a brief problem with a few ants. But owner Frank promptly dealt with and an exterminator was there within a couple of hours. Beds could be more comfortable, but we have slept on worse. Overall, a good place to stay near Mammoth Cave. We think others will like it too.


Posted: Jul 3, 2020

My family and I stayed in the nutmeg cabin for a long weekend. We had a wonderful time. The cabin was amazing, the staff was beyond hospitable, and the views were breathing. We will definitely be back!

Best Getaway Ever

Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Great secluded little wooded spot, the creek was running and the birds were chirping and I sat outside and soaked it in. 18 hole disc golf was challenging and was a great walk. Great access to the national park. Our kids loved the loft. Fast internet access. We took a beautiful trail ride with local Double J . Built a fire, looked at some stars through our telescope. We are making this our place to stay.

Great time

Posted: Mar 21, 2020

We booked last minute when our California trip was canceled due to Coronavirus. This was a lovely alternative. The cabin is relatively secluded which makes for a relaxing and peaceful time. The cabin is located just outside of Mammoth Cave and is easy to navigate to the park. Frank was just a phone call/text away if we had any questions or concerns. The cabin is big enough to accommodate a family getaway and has enough activities to keep all entertained. We will definitely book again in the future.

Quiet and Isolated Cabin

Posted: Mar 14, 2020

We enjoyed our four nights in the cabin. A beautiful area. Frank was a very nice host. The hot tub was great after several hikes in the Mammoth Cave park and cave tours.

Perfect honeymoon spot

Posted: Jan 10, 2020

We had a wonderful time at the Nutmeg cabin on our honeymoon! It was clean, comfortable, and had everything we wanted. The check in and check out were smooth and easy. The location was fairly secluded, which is what we wanted. The hot tub was amazing. Overall, I would highly recommend this as a place for anyone to stay and we would definitely come again.


Posted: Dec 11, 2019

Great home base to explore Mammoth Cave area

Posted: Nov 11, 2019

Nutmeg is a great little cabin for a home base to explore the Mammoth Cave area. We made good use of the kitchen for most of our meals and appreciated the hot tub after hiking 8 miles at the park one day! We enjoyed hiking the area surrounding the cabin as well. The owner is very friendly and helpful. The only area needing improvement is the mattress on the main bed. Thanks!

Peaceful cabin

Posted: Nov 11, 2019

Very clean and nice cabin. Sits alone so very peaceful

Wonderful cabin

Posted: Oct 28, 2019

Wonderful cabin. This was a great cabin and a great location. Had the ferry been open it would’ve saved a significant amount of time getting to Mammoth Cave. I knew this when I made the reservation though. The host was wonderful and made the checkin and out process easy. We definitely will be back and probably book the larger hickory haven cabin and bring the rest of the family next time.

Excellent Experience

Posted: Oct 22, 2019

This cabin was exactly what we were looking for. The property was beautiful and secluded, the front porch was perfect for a cup of coffee and a good book, and the cabin itself was clean and comfortable. We would definitely rent again.

Terrific getaway

Posted: Sep 27, 2019

The cabins were terrific as well as the restaurant. Frank was a great host. Will be a repeat customer. Terrific place to escape the hustle and bustle of life.

Excellent cabin

Posted: Sep 27, 2019

We came for a short getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary! We saw an advertisement for mammmoth cave on the side of Uhaul and decided that was our next trip! The nutmeg cabin was the cherry on top of the sundae. It was super clean! It was the perfect size for the two of us! Frank was amazing at check in. He drove us to the cabin, told us places to eat, where to go, and made himself available any time we needed something. We felt like family there! EVWRYONE was super nice everywhere we went. And we LOVED the food being right there at check in! Thank you for a wonderful weekend away!! We will book here again, hopefully sometime soon! The Days Dayton Oh

Very Happy With Stay At Nutmeg Cabin

Posted: Sep 25, 2019

No problems with the check in process. Cabin was very clean and was as nice as it looked in on line photos. Would stay there again if I was in the area.

Very nice quiet place to stay

Posted: Sep 21, 2019

This was a great place to stay for a weekend. It was close to Mammoth Cave National Park, not too far from restaurants and very quiet at night. The cabin itself is comfortable and clean. The bed in the main bedroom made me fall asleep the moment I lay down each night. It was great for a getaway for my wife and myself.


Posted: Sep 19, 2019

Nutmeg is very cute and very clean. We enjoyed our stay very much. So much better than a hotel room. We would stay there again. Very nice owner.

Nice place!

Posted: Aug 4, 2019

We recently spent 3 nights in Big Leaf cabin with our 10 year old grandson. The cabin was very nice and very clean. It backs up to a thick wooded area with a well kept open area in front. We enjoyed eating meals on the back deck. The kitchen was well stocked with anything you might need. There is also a grill and fire pit, which we did not use. The bathroom was roomy with a great shower. My grandson liked the loft. Our cabin stayed cool in the hot weather. Mammoth Cave visitors center is about 15 minutes away. We also enjoyed fishing at the nearby state park. I recommend buying groceries on the way to the cabin because there is not a grocery store close by. Our host, Frank, was very friendly and helpful. If we return to the area, we will definitely stay here again.

Perfect for a weekend getaway

Posted: Aug 4, 2019

We really enjoyed our stay in the Nutmeg cabin. It was quiet, secluded and overall a relaxing place to stay for the weekend. There is a cabin 100 yards away, but we never heard or saw the other people staying there. The cabin was air conditioned which worked very well. Everything was clean and tidy. The staff was soo nice and helpful. We were about 25 minutes to Mammoth Cave if you take the Green River Ferry, which was free too. ! The hot tub and WiFi was an added bonus too! The only downside was the shower/bathroom was a little tiny.

Peaceful vacation

Posted: Jul 30, 2019

Our stay at Hickory Haven was very peaceful. The facility was as described. I visited with my grandson and 2 nephews. They loved having their own space downstairs for sleep and entertainment. We also enjoyed walks on the property and exploring the area. I especially enjoyed relaxing on the front porch swing with my morning coffee.


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Posted: Jul 25, 2019

We loved staying here! There was a lot to do in the area. The cabin was perfect for our family. We loved that it was all alone in the woods. Beautiful!

Very nice!

Posted: Jul 18, 2019

The cabin was very nice, exactly what we expected. I would recommend it to anyone.


Posted: Jul 11, 2019

We enjoyed our stay at Big Leaf. The cabin was perfect for us and convenient to Mammoth Cave.


Posted: Jul 7, 2019

Great Cabin in a Convenient Location

Posted: Jul 5, 2019

The experience was great from dealing with the owner to staying at the cabin. Spacious, clean and quaint. Just a short drive to Mammoth Cave makes the location very convenient.


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Posted: Jun 28, 2019

Hickory Haven

Posted: Jun 20, 2019

We stayed 5 nights, just love this area, cabin is nice and private, the spa was a nice bonus. I would stay here again.

Great Cabin Experience

Posted: Jun 12, 2019

Our two grandsons ages 6 and 12 and ourselves had a great time in the cabin and surrounding area. The cabins met or exceeded all expectations. The boys especially liked the loft, outside fire pit and basically being in the woods for our 3 day stay. One measure of success is that the tv was never on during our whole stay. Great sightseeing at Manmouth Cave, Dinosaur World and Corvette National Museum.

An excellent little cabin!

Posted: Jun 12, 2019

We loved our stay in the nutmeg cabin. It was perfect for the three of us, and was not too far from all the sights.


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Posted: Apr 25, 2019

Great small cabin at a good price. Enjoyed our stay.


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Posted: Mar 24, 2019

Enjoyable stay at Hickory Haven

Posted: Mar 20, 2019

The cabin was very clean and spacious. We staying in March, so it was quite cold out and it took the cabin a long time to warm up and was never quite warm enough. Besides that, we really enjoyed hiking, caving and hot tubbing. Would definitely stay there again in warmer weather.

We'll be back

Posted: Feb 22, 2019

This is our second stay at Big Leaf cabin. It is comfortable, clean, and cozy! Kids loved the loft, it was like a little fort for them. Thank you, we will be back.

Fabulous Host!

Posted: Feb 1, 2019

My husband and I had a peaceful weekend getaway at Nutmeg. We have no complaints. The amenities were as promised (even when that meant that the owners had to empty, clean, and refill the hot tub just before we arrived). The cabin was comfortable and warm. The cabin is also located on a disc golf course (which will certainly take advantage of the next time we come to stay). With the government shutdown ending right as we arrived, we were also still able to visit the Mammoth Cave visitor center and go on a cave tour. (We highly recommend visiting the Park as well; great hiking trails, nice visitor center, and informative tours.) When not relaxing at the cabin, we spent our time hiking or visit the host family's restaurant (a small, very informal, diner-type). It was inexpensive and very family-friendly (although not necessarily healthy), and we got to know the host family. Overall, we had a WONDERFUL time and highly recommend Nutmeg or working with Hickory Cabins for your next getaway!


Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Nice Cozy Cabin (Nutmeg)

Posted: Dec 12, 2018

My wife and I had a lovely 2 day stay at the Nutmeg cabin. We really wished our stay could have been longer. The cabin was small, but it was nice and clean. It was quiet and secluded, set back in the woods. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the star gazing on the back deck. We will definitely be back if the situation allows.


Posted: Dec 10, 2018

Our stay

Posted: Dec 8, 2018

My husband and our friends stayed here 2 nights. So much fun! It was a Nice and clean, cozy cabin! Nice back porch with a great view, friendly staff :) Would highly recommend if you are looking for a nice long weekend escape from daily life.

wonderful cabin and setting

Posted: Nov 28, 2018

well pleased on quality and interior of cabin everything well maintained and in good working condition wish we had more time to stay longer will revisit again

Big Leaf Stay

Posted: Nov 25, 2018

We were very pleased with our experience at Hickory Cabins and would recommend them to anyone visiting the Mammoth Cave area.

Wonderful Spot

Posted: Nov 14, 2018

We were extremely happy with our stay at Nutmeg. It was quiet, nicely furnished, and was close to the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center. Thank you so much for being a part of our vacation! Keith and Tammy Corson


Posted: Nov 4, 2018

Overall this little cabin was nice. I just wish that it was cleaned a little better. I slept on the side of the bed closest to the wall and you could tell that it hadn't been cleaned in awhile. The dust and dirt was very noticeable. Other than that it was nice.

Big leaf fall fun

Posted: Nov 2, 2018

Great place for family! Fire pit, loft, and porch were all a big hit!

Almost perfect

Posted: Oct 6, 2018

The cabin was adorable. It had a few pots and pans for us to use as well as a coffee pot. Everything was clean. One thing that I didnt like were the beds. They were very firm and difficult to get a good night's sleep on.

Romantic & Cozy mini-honeymoon

Posted: Sep 23, 2018

It was absolutely lovely! The cabin was the perfect size for the two of us and we are planning to bring our friends and family next time to rent the cabin across the way for all of us to stay next time! We were in such a rush to leave right after the wedding that we didn’t get a chance to bring our own groceries or even thought to do so, so make sure to bring all of those things, because the nearest ANYthing (besides the gas station) is about 45 minutes away. But it was perfect for what we wanted. Went to the Crystal Onyx Cave, made dinner the second night, and the beds are perfectly comfy! Oh! And don’t be scared of the sudden loud thuds on the roof, those are just the acorns falling off the tree! And my husband says, don’t try to go to the Belly Bustin’ BBQ place, they are closed!! Otherwise, the cabin itself, no complaints at all! It was perfectly lovely! Would and will go again!!

Hickory Cabins Nutmeg

Posted: Sep 12, 2018

We have a lovey peaceful time at this place. The owners were so helpful and friendly. The cabin was very clean and so cute. We will return here with friends. The Miller’s

Great experience

Posted: Aug 25, 2018

the entire weekend was a great experience due mainly to management team running hickory haven. They were very knowledgeable and friendly and extremely responsive to our questions. The cabin was exactly as described and we could not have asked for a better place to stay


Posted: Aug 23, 2018

Nice Cabin in the woods

Posted: Aug 2, 2018

We had a really nice stay, it was peaceful and beautiful. Cabin was great, only complaint is the furniture (beds are way too hard and noisy, sofa/chairs way too squishy) and not enough lighting.

Excellent Accommodations

Posted: Jun 29, 2018

My wife and I and one daughter and her family stayed at Hickory Haven. The covered deck space is wonderful. The hot tub is great. High efficiency heat pumps on each level did a terrific job of cooling the cabin. My only complaint (and it is minor) is that the charcoal grill is rusted through and almost no cleaning supplies were available. We had a child get sick and had to go buy a bucket and other supplies to clean and sanitize the bathroom where he got sick. We used the grill by putting some aluminum foil on the bottom of the grill where it had rusted out. The location is superb - secluded but close to Mammoth Cave Visitor Center and Nowlin Lake. Frank and his son, Richard, are excellent in providing information and responding to any needs.

Great Cabin for couple

Posted: Jun 29, 2018

My two youngest adult daughters and a son-in law stayed in this cabin. It was perfect for them. The hot tub is very nice. Location is terrific. Since their older sister an her family stayed in Big Leaf, they were able to coordinate activities.

Great Private Accommodations in Quiet Woods

Posted: Jun 29, 2018

My daughter, son-in law and their 3 children stayed in the this cabin. It was very adequate for their needs. The location of the cabin is excellent - isolated, but close to Mammoth Cave Visitor Center and many activities. Great outdoor space too!


Posted: Jun 23, 2018

Needs more lighting in kitchen sink and counter area. Bath/ shower some bleach would go a long way towards helping the mildew/mold clean up. A small fan and an extention cord to help move cooler air up towards the loft. When showing the cabin turn on both T.V.'s, the t.v. in the bedroom had no signal, something was not working or plugged in? T.V. in living room area worked fine. Overall it was a very nice cabin and experience for the grand kids.

Solitude in the Woods

Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Had a wonderful stay at the Big Leaf cabin. Perfect for my wife and I and the four grandkids. Comfort and location were the biggest hits! Will definitely stay again if we visit the caves.


Posted: Jun 18, 2018

We thought the cabin was very nice and clean for the most part. We were disappointed that the grass never got cut while we were there and the table on the outside porch was very dirty. I had to clean it myself so we could use it. Also it would have been nice to have a better idea of what was provided in the kitchen as far as dishes, silverware, serving ware and microwaveable bowls and plates because I would have brought more of those kind of things from home. Also, we ran out of toilet paper but I had brought extra. Overall it was a good experience.

Comfortable and Calming

Posted: Jun 8, 2018

What a great trip and what a great cabin. It was clean, comfortable, and quiet. Everything we were looking for in our trip away. Mammoth Cave being so close was a huge plus. It was great to disconnect and unwind.


Posted: May 29, 2018

I really enjoyed my stay at the Hickory Cabins. I like that it's very private and close to the Mammoth caves and the Nolin River Lake state park. We took the ferry across the river to get to the caves, which was unique. Happy that there was internet access and cable tv to watch while it was raining. I would definitely come again, but maybe stay in the larger cabin, so the grandkids have a little more room.

Cozy place

Posted: May 26, 2018

The cabin was nice and cozy. It only has one bathroom but we made it work. It is in the woods with another cabin across the road. A few recommendations would be to add a hot tub like the other two cabins, put a mirror in the smaller bedroom and cover the back porch.

Great Cabin

Posted: May 23, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Big Leaf cabin! It was perfect for our family of 4 and had such a cozy feel to it. It was very well kept and clean. The only negative is that there is another cabin not far away from the front of the cabin, but the back is secluded with trees. Highly recommend.

Hickory Haven

Posted: May 21, 2018

Beautiful cabin! All the amenities needed & more! Loved the hot tub & whirlpool bath. Porch swing was definitely a favorite spot! Very comfortable (apart from the couch) Broken springs ) lol Everything else lovely & clean. Definitely will recommend & bring family if the opportunity arises! Thank you!

Nutmeg Cabin Stay

Posted: Apr 23, 2018

We love this cabin and will be back for our 3rd stay!

We will be back

Posted: Apr 22, 2018

The pictures do not do this cabin justice! It was gorgeous, clean and the scenery was more than amazing! There is so much to do within a 15 mile radius. All the folks we came across were wonderful and we loved the southern hospitality. We couldn't have picked a better place for an adult get away. Thank you so much to the Hayes family. Your cabin was "just what the doctor ordered"

Celebrating a 50th birthday!

Posted: Apr 9, 2018

Absolutely lovely place. We thought the sheets were the softest sheets we had ever slept on. My only request, is lamps placed next to the beds located downstairs. Had to leave the overhead light on in order to read, which bothered the people sleeping in the other bed. Thank you.


Posted: Apr 8, 2018

I cabin was very nice except for the couch. Need to get a new one ,not even comfortable to sit on. I love the secluded atmosphere and the covered deck,although you may want to cover the spa in case of bad weather. Most people come for that reason, or maybe just me. Was glad I was able to use it. Had a great time! Thank you


Posted: Mar 20, 2018

Great cabin. Had everything that we wanted and needed!

Big Leaf

Posted: Mar 13, 2018

Our cabin was beautiful and the surroundings was great! Just wish there was more places to shop and eat closer by

A lovely little cabin

Posted: Mar 10, 2018

This is a small, cozy cabin tucked away in a lovely wooded area. It's a perfect size for one or two adults and perhaps one child. The bed is against a wall on one side, so there's not a lot of space in the bedroom and getting in and out could be challenging for the person against the wall. The loft, in my opinion, is not adult-sized, so don't count on an adult to utilize that space. In spite of its small size, it has a full kitchen (mini fridge with freezer, microwave, stove and coffee pot). If you plan on cooking, be sure to bring whatever pots, dishes, etc. you need as it is sparsely stocked. There are a few little restaurants in the area and a pizza shop at the check-in office, so you do have options other than cooking. There are no regular grocery stores in the immediate area, so do that shopping in a more populated area prior to your arrival. The hot tub on the deck looked inviting, even though I didn't use it. It was very reasonably priced- a great value! I would stay here again

Nutmeg stay

Posted: Mar 3, 2018

Wonderful cabin!! Miss it already! It would have been great to use the hottub more.. like maybe put a awning over the deck.. but the owners are wonderful and we will be back!!

Best Location for Quiet Time.

Posted: Feb 21, 2018

Took my girlfriend for a 5 day getaway over the Valentine's Day week. The cabin was clean. The hot tub was great. Staff was friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy. Will be returning.


Posted: Jan 29, 2018

Great cabin. Lovely setting. Very friendly staff.


Posted: Jan 20, 2018

The cabin was awesome. The couch is uncomfortable and the kitchen chairs are unstable. The bedrooms could use a dresser and maybe a sitting area.


Posted: Jan 13, 2018

Loved it

A Great Place To Stay!

Posted: Jan 4, 2018

Wonderful visit. Richard and Frank were very friendly and accommodating. My children and I really enjoyed the Big Leaf cabin. It was a bargin and was well stocked with towels, pots, pans, etc...Very clean. I would not hesitate to stay there again. Really enjoyed the Green River ferry ride on the way to Mammoth Cave! Thanks for a great weekend getaway! Frank Langley and Family

Hickory Haven Heaven

Posted: Dec 1, 2017

Had a wonderful time with family and friends. Memories were made. We stated in and watched Christmas movies. Only problem we had was one of the dish controlers were missing. You need to update you guide to eating places some of them are closed. I have suggestion of possible improvements: replace the tv stand on main level with a corner electric fire place with a place to put dvd, dish box and tv on top. replace sofa with new hide a bed broiler pan enclose the bunk bed/laundry area to make more privet just in case, as we did, there are all couples and not kids. We have been asked by friend, after the saw pic we took, where we stayed. I gave them your information. I want to thank you again for working with us so we didn't lose our deposit. Dale and Brenda Whitt


Posted: Nov 27, 2017

Great Stay! Can't wait to come back!

Posted: Nov 21, 2017

This was the most fabulous group vacation we have ever had! A group of eight friends spent three nights in Hickory Haven and had the time of our lives. The cabin was amazing and perfectly set up for what we needed. Very clean and comfortable and we didn’t feel like we were tripping over each other all the time. It was well equipped with the basics including plenty of towels. Having a washer and dryer available was also a great bonus! The setting was so peaceful and private. With the group we had the economical side of the cabin plus food expenses made this a great deal besides everyone being all together instead of being in a hotel in separate rooms and eating out at restaurants all the time. The hot tub was also a nice treat after a long day of kayaking the Green River or walking through the caves. Our group loves to hang out at campfires so the fire pit and grill made this perfect for us as well. We stayed in October, and even though it was a little cooler, we were all abl


Posted: Nov 14, 2017

A clean and cozy cabin in a private setting with all of the amenities needed! We loved it! Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.

Fantastic Hideaway in KY Hills

Posted: Nov 10, 2017

Our family of 4 stayed at Hickory Haven for 3 nights and it couldn't have been more comfortable. We had plenty of room to spread out and the kids loved having the lower level all to themselves. Check in was easy and we were given great recommendations for things to do and ways to get around. We were there in the fall so the ladybug beetles were out in full force. This was no fault of the cabin owners, but it did get buggy. Otherwise the cabin was very tidy and had all the comforts we could possibly need for our stay.


Posted: Oct 15, 2017

Me and my wife had a awesome time the cabin was exactly what we needed for a quiet get away. Very comfy and acomadating to our needs we will definitely keep this one in the books for a return visit


Posted: Oct 8, 2017

We stayed at Nutmeg for our 9 year wedding anniversary and it was absolutely perfect! Nice private little cabin just big enough for the two us and close to Mammoth Cave National Park. Everything was so clean and neat. The hot tub was awesome at night after a long day of hiking in the caves. Richard and his dad were amazing at check in and showed us where the cabin was located and walked us around the cabin to make sure we knew where everything was and how to work everything. We will be back!


Posted: Oct 2, 2017

Everything was great. Very nice place: clean, comfortable and very relaxing stay.

M & M

Posted: Sep 26, 2017

We had a great stay at the Big Leaf cabin. It was just two of us, so we had plenty of space to spread out and be comfortable. Richard was wonderful to get us all check in and show us the cabin. He even told us of a great hiking trail, the Cedar Sink. If we find ourselves heading back to Mammoth Cave, we'll sure be staying here again.


Posted: Sep 21, 2017

We had an amazing time and the location is beautiful! Our only issue was the switch in the bathroom had a short in it. It was frustrating because we could not get the fan to go off on multiple occasions and it was loud. Besides that, we had an amazing time!

Manager Response: We apologize for the problem you had with the switch, it has been replaced.

Eclipse and Mammoth Cave Trip

Posted: Aug 28, 2017

We had a great time at the Big Leaf Cabin. They were very accommodating with us arriving a little late because of the extra heavy traffic after the Total Eclipse. The cabin was perfect. It was clean and comfortable. The shower felt so good after the long day we had. The AC was was working perfect to keep us cool because it was quite hot and humid. The kids had a great time sleeping in the loft. The big beds were not quite like home but that was not what I was expecting. I would go back.

Great Cabin and Experience!

Posted: Aug 23, 2017

Really enjoyed this little vacation. Cabin was very nice and exceptionally clean. Owner was also very nice and even offered tips on attractions and shared some area information/coupons. If I visit the area again I would re-book.


Posted: Aug 19, 2017

Hickory cabins is a beautiful place to get away to. We celebrated our 4 yr wedding anniversary at nutmeg it was perfect!! was everything we thought it would be. Nutmeg was very clean and stocked with all the right items. Great job on hickory cabins staff. Richard and Frank very helpful made us feel welcomed, live the walk thru as well. Thank you again for a remarkable get away. The Brooks.


Posted: Aug 9, 2017

Wonderful Stay!

Posted: Aug 1, 2017

We had a great stay at Big Leaf and wish we could have stayed a few more days! My daughter loved the loft! We actually ended up eating dinner in both nights and it was great to have the kitchen and everything we need to cook right there. It was very comfortable, homey, and most especially clean. Thank you for a great home away form home!

Fantastic Cabin!

Posted: Jul 31, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Hickory Haven! The cabin was clean, neat and well stocked. Beautiful location! The staff were extremely helpful and informative. Wish the new hot tub (we stayed in May) had been finished! We will stay again in the future!

Beautiful & private getaway

Posted: Jul 25, 2017

We stayed in nutmeg for a week and it was the perfect little getaway. The comfortable cabin was nicely secluded yet close to Mammoth Cave and a few larger towns. We went on cave tours, canoed the Green River, went through the Lost River Cave and even caught a movie.The owners were exceptionally helpful and kind. We would absolutely return for another trip.

Wonderful Stay, Beautiful Cabins and surrounding area

Posted: Jul 22, 2017

Had a great time. The cabin was perfect. Lots of area outside for grilling and campfires, and some corn hole games. Rounded out our stay with a family reunion at Mammoth Cave. Wonderful quality time with the family.

Hickory Cabins

Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Loved the cabin rental. Very nice. Clean, and well maintained. Richard was great! Would highly recommend Hickory Cabins for anyone heading to Mammoth Cave and the surrounding area!!

An Absolutely Fantastic Getaway

Posted: Jul 4, 2017

Everything about this cabin was fan-freakin-tastic!!! Upon entering, my was welcomed in a clean, well kept, amazing smelling cabin! Big Leaf is next to the smaller cabin, but there is enough distance to still feel secluded. We explored the surrounding wood, was a perfect distance from the ferry and national park...there is also a nifty little store a couple minutes away (w/o having to cross ferry) this was so perfect and enjoyable, I have no words but HIGHLY recommend. My family has decided this will be an annual trip. Loved It!

First time stay in the big leaf cabin

Posted: Jun 20, 2017

We had a wonderful time, the cabin was everything we expected and needed. It was clean and spacious, the location was perfect.


Posted: Jun 20, 2017

Everything we were expecting and hoping for!

Perfect cabin to explore Mammoth Caves

Posted: Jun 8, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Hickory Haven and would highly recommend it! The cabin is very well laid out with interesting architecture and decks on each level. Frank and Richard were very helpful and accommodated our late arrival. Frank showed us the entire cabin upon arrival and made us feel very welcome. Our kids loved having their own bedroom level and enjoyed the hot tub after a day of hiking. It was a little tricky to figure out where to check in, but if we had more day light, it may have been better. The drive into the park was easy, and there was plenty of information about things to do in the area. Overall, great experience!

Big leaf perfection

Posted: May 20, 2017

The big leaf cabin was perfect. It is beautiful and quiet. We were very close to mammoth cave. The cabin was very well stocked with fresh towels and the kitchen had everything we needed. I have already recommended this cabin to my friends. Highly recommend!

A dream vacation

Posted: Apr 20, 2017

We stayed at the Nutmeg cabin for only 2 nights. I wish we could have stayed longer! They were the best 2 nights I've had in years. So peaceful and relaxing.

awesome stay

Posted: Apr 12, 2017

Stayed in the cabin with my son over his spring break. Had an awesome time and i think next year I'll bring my wife and other two kids also. Very nice set up in the cabins, and very close to the park.

Spring Break 2017

Posted: Apr 6, 2017

Our stay at Hickory Haven was wonderful. The cabin was spacious and clean. The owners were very accommodating. We would love to stay again some time and would recommend it to our friends visiting the Mammoth Cave area.

Big Leaf

Posted: Mar 21, 2017

This was a very nice cabin to stay with our family. The size was perfect for our family of 5. The 2 younger girls enjoyed the loft, while the older girl enjoyed having her own room with a queen size bed. The kitchen needs a little more light above the sink area as it seemed too dark when preparing food, especially in the evening. It was cool on our stay unfortunately, but that didn't affect our stay in the cabin. It was very clean and a pleasure to stay here.

Awesome cabin

Posted: Mar 15, 2017

We loved it peaceful and quiet. Nestled in the woods. Great place to stay.

Great customer service & facility!

Posted: Mar 3, 2017

The cabin was clean and well equipped for a nice weekend stay. Richard and Frank were both great to work with. Thank you again for great stay!

A great little diamond in the rough

Posted: Jan 21, 2017

Our weekend there was a great time although we were not able to take full advantage of what was offered at the cabin. Everything was clean and well maintained and very private, a perfect place to get away to relax


Posted: Jan 14, 2017

This was a wonderful experience for us, SO close to Mammoth! It was very cold, 11 degrees, snow on the ground. The cabin was warm and well-appointed. We will be back again. Thank you!

Great Honeymoon Stay

Posted: Jan 9, 2017

My new wife and I enjoyed our honeymoon here at the Nutmeg cabin. It was cozy and equipped with just the right things for our 2 night stay. I would definitely recommend this cabin to any couple looking for a nice get-away!