Historic Wigwam Village No. 2

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Location:

601 N. Dixie Hwy.
Cave City KY 42127

Sleep Outside Of The Box — since 1937.
For the past 84 years, Historic Wigwam Village in Cave City, Kentucky, has offered travelers and back road explorers a fun sleeping experience during their visits to Mammoth Cave National Park or on their way to nearby Nashville, Tennessee, or Louisville, Kentucky. Built in 1937 when Americans were just beginning to discover the joys and excitement of automobile vacations, Historic Wigwam Village No. 2 and its gas station and lunch counter became a popular stop on long trips north and south. Even Eleanor Roosevelt wrote about it in one her her daily newspaper columns. Imagine driving along a two-lane country road when suddenly up ahead you see Wigwam Village’s tepees and distinct neon sign — “Sleep And Eat In A Wigwam.” Today, this fantastical sight still lures motorists to pull over and stay a night or at least stop for a photo or two. The lunch counter and gas station are closed, but the 15-wigwam motel remains an enduring testament to a time past — and with all of the modern conveniences you would expect and want, including private bathrooms, air conditioning, coffee pots and free WiFi and cable television. Historic Wigwam Village No. 2’s four grassy, tree-lined acres include two, large fire pits where guests like to gather in the evenings, a retro playground, cooking grills and a covered, lighted picnic pavilion with tables.Choose from two types of wigwams: a singles or a double. They feature the original hickory bed frames, caned chairs, night stands and vanities created by the Columbus Hickory Furniture Co. in Indiana almost a century ago. The bathrooms’ red-and-white graphic tile also is all original… and the showers have plenty of hot water.

Unfortunately, Historic Wigwam Village No. 2 is one of only three surviving Wigwam Villages of the seven built around the country before 1950, but it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is undergoing an extensive renovation to bring it back to its 1930s splendor and authenticity. Your patronage helps pay for ongoing restoration of the property in accordance with federal historical renovation regulations.Thank you for choosing Historic Wigwam Village No. 2. And please write us at [email protected] to let us know how we are doing!

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Internet Access Available
General Information
  • Number of Cottages/Condos: 15
  • Pets Accepted