About Us at Shady Cliff Resort

About Us at

Shady Cliff Resort

Nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Malone, Shady Cliff Resort has been a beacon of relaxation and recreation since its original opening in the early 1960s. What started as a local hotspot with a restaurant, lodge, and marina has evolved into a beloved destination under the new stewardship of Will and Raven Dodson. This dynamic couple, who met a decade ago and share a rich history of service and travel, embarked on their dream of creating a family-centric haven when they took ownership in May 2023.

Nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Malone, Shady Cliff Resort has been a beacon of relaxation and recreation since its original opening in the early 1960s. What started as a local hotspot with a restaurant, lodge, and marina has evolved into a beloved destination under the new stewardship of Will and Raven Dodson. This dynamic couple, who met a decade ago and share a rich history of service and travel, embarked on their dream of creating a family-centric haven when they took ownership in May 2023.

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Our Founders' Journey

Our Founders' Journey

Both Will, a former Marine, and Raven, a member of the Army National Guard, have lived and served in diverse locales from Japan to Washington D.C. It was during these years, with their two young daughters in tow, that the concept of Shady Cliff Resort began to take shape. Inspired by their travels and the family-friendly tourist spots they visited, Will and Raven dreamed of creating a place that combines the joy of adventure with the comforts of home. They envisioned a retreat not just to escape the everyday but to enrich the lives of every guest.

Both Will, a former Marine, and Raven, a member of the Army National Guard, have lived and served in diverse locales from Japan to Washington D.C. It was during these years, with their two young daughters in tow, that the concept of Shady Cliff Resort began to take shape. Inspired by their travels and the family-friendly tourist spots they visited, Will and Raven dreamed of creating a place that combines the joy of adventure with the comforts of home. They envisioned a retreat not just to escape the everyday but to enrich the lives of every guest.

Our Mission

Our Mission

At Shady Cliff Resort, we aim to solve the dilemma of finding a vacation destination that truly caters to families. Drawing from the Dodsons' personal experiences and the insights gained from exploring various global attractions, we focus on providing a range of activities and amenities that appeal to all ages. Whether it’s a leisurely day at the lake, an exciting adventure, or simply relaxing by the water's edge, our goal is to create memorable experiences that keep families returning.

At Shady Cliff Resort, we aim to solve the dilemma of finding a vacation destination that truly caters to families. Drawing from the Dodsons' personal experiences and the insights gained from exploring various global attractions, we focus on providing a range of activities and amenities that appeal to all ages. Whether it’s a leisurely day at the lake, an exciting adventure, or simply relaxing by the water's edge, our goal is to create memorable experiences that keep families returning.

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Evolution and Looking Ahead

Since acquiring Shady Cliff Resort, the Dodsons have infused the property with fresh energy and innovations, all while respecting its storied past. Reopening just 22 days after taking ownership, they faced the ultimate "trial by fire" but emerged ready to embrace their first full season and many more to come. Today, as we gear up for another busy year, we're excited to continue enhancing the resort, ensuring that Shady Cliff remains your preferred choice for a family getaway.

Join us at Shady Cliff Resort, where every stay is more than just a vacation—it's an experience crafted with heart, history, and a vision for family fun and togetherness. We can't wait to welcome you and make you part of our extended community.

Evolution and

Looking Ahead

Since acquiring Shady Cliff Resort, the Dodsons have infused the property with fresh energy and innovations, all while respecting its storied past. Reopening just 22 days after taking ownership, they faced the ultimate "trial by fire" but emerged ready to embrace their first full season and many more to come. Today, as we gear up for another busy year, we're excited to continue enhancing the resort, ensuring that Shady Cliff remains your preferred choice for a family getaway.

Join us at Shady Cliff Resort, where every stay is more than just a vacation—it's an experience crafted with heart, history, and a vision for family fun and togetherness. We can't wait to welcome you and make you part of our extended community.

+1(270)657-9580

530 Lake Malone Rd, Lewisburg, KY 42256

+1(270)657-9580

530 Lake Malone Rd, Lewisburg, KY 42256

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