Reviews

Had a great visit on Saturday. Susan and Kylie were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Susan had a lot of great information and we enjoyed the presentation from her. It was well worth the visit and shopping, thanks very much.

Brian Calcote

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“Thank you Bob for the great navigation to your super great RV park right on Kentucky Lake. Bob and Judy are really nice and helpful. Many thanks and best regards from Germany Frank and Andrea Die Deutschen.”

Frank PREISSLER

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“Love love love!! Good people and a nice place to stay and have fun!! We will definitely be back!.”
Maygen Marbry

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“Wow! What an amazing treasure in Camden TN! My husband and I celebrated a slightly late 31st wedding anniversary at Birdsong Museum. Hearing the history of how this freshwater pearl lake came to be and getting to view some of the local treasures made for a perfect weekend. Diver John spent hours taking with my husband and Susan was so kind and compassionate. Highly recommend you take a few hours and enjoy! We will be back for a tour and a camping experience very soon!!.”

Becky McCormick

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Really enjoyed our time there and the hosts were exceptional. We arrived later than planned due to weather and they were very flexible. Rick directed us to a great parking spot on the lake and it was a wonderful evening!. We’ll be back.

– charles r

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“This campground was awesome and our cabin was cozy. The staff was friendly and really took care of us. We enjoyed fishing on Kentucky Lake and the nature all around us. We will definitely go back!!.”

bonnie6310

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“This place and these people are awesome that own, run,and take care of this place. Working at a TVA and they helped me find an absolutely amazing place that fit my situation perfectly. Bent over backwards to make the place everything I needed. I highly recommend anyone needing a place to stay that’s working in the area, to contact these good people. They are the best on the road place I’ve found. Highly recommend and can’t say enough good things about it..”

Connie Williamson

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I’m one of the high school boat captains and called to get an appointment for a lower unit oil change. I showed up at my appointment time and they backed me in and changed it in no time. The staff is super friendly and I enjoyed the conversations.

Eddie Robinson

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We went as a family of 11, 2 adults and 9 kids, on a weekend. We were on the way to a friend’s wedding with a little bit of spare time. The lady was very helpful in telling us how to get here. IT IS A MUSEUM!!! Museums, in my opinion should NOT be state operated, tourist attractions that are full of outside influence and paid for by government tax money. Should they not tell the story in the family’s own unique way? This was a delightfully family owned, donation-out-of-kindness, helpful, and informitive setup. It is on my favorites list! If you will be pliable with your expectations then this place is PERFECT for you! I bought a beautiful pair of pearl studs that were handcrafted with sterling silver, and I LOVE them. They remind me of the best daytrip we ever made. The jewelry is a bit pricey but I hope you’ve heard the saying; ‘You Get What You Pay For’ Thanks so much for the delightful service. Sincerely, The Diggs Family

Evelyn Diggs

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This is not a museum in the traditional sense. It is the site of the only freshwater pearl farm in North America and surrounding it is a campground. It is possible to get hookups here, but the temperature was mild and I didn’t really need it, so I was allowed to boondock right on the shoreline. Beautiful and peaceful view. I was really interested in the museum…but that’s a misnomer. It’s more of a lecture–a good one; like a TED talk–with a few items used for demonstration. I found the harvesting of freshwater pearls to be very unique; something I never heard of before. The suggested donation for the lecture is $10, which is very reasonable. Owner is super friendly, too.

– Michael M

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We docked at the Marina for 2 nights.
The staff is friendly, professional, and helpful. The campground is huge,
clean, and well kept. Looking forward to returning by land if not by sea.

allison williams

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“We rented a pontoon boat for the day. The rental experience was easy. The boat was clean and comfortable, in good working order, and was ready for us when we arrived. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The weather happened to be spectacular that day. We had a FANTASTIC experience, and will definitely be going again, and would recommend anyone else do so as well.”

Kathryn Miller

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We stayed here in our camper as part of being members of Harvest Host. They have a museum, gift shop, camping, cabins and marina. Nice quiet place to relax peacefully. The gift shop has some nice items for sale.

Michelle Heheman

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We’re here for our 5th Anniversary. The place is Amazing 🤩. Michelle (amazing at everything she does) is very accommodating, making sure everything is just right. We had a visit from Bob and Judy who introduced us to the resident dog name “Fish Fry “. He hung out in our cabin while we had a slight rain. Very cute! Quiet, relaxing and clean. Recommend…10 stars ⭐️

K Straight

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“I’ve been vacationing here for nearly 30 years and this time was as amazing as the first time I came. It’s always peaceful and relaxing. The cabins are always very well kept and clean. The owners as well as the staff go over and beyond making sure your stay is perfect. If you are looking for a nice peaceful vacation I recommend stopping in.”

Terry Brunett

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My time, although short was amazing at the resort. The gps took me straight to the office, and I was greeted by Michelle and her cute dog Fish fry. They made us feel right at home and made the check-in process quick and easy. Our cabin was just as perfect as it was in the pictures, and was so was impressed by how clean and cozy everything was. The only complaint I have is that I didn’t give myself enough time to enjoy and do everything I planned on doing. I will definitely be coming back.

A Aguon

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I’ve been vacationing here for nearly 30 years and this time was as amazing as the first time I came. It’s always peaceful and relaxing. The cabins are always very well kept and clean. The owners as well as the staff go over and beyond making sure your stay is perfect. If you are looking for a nice peaceful vacation I recommend stopping in.

Terry Brunett

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“Very relaxing place, clean rooms and close to the water. Enjoyed!!”

Michael McCorkle

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The property was spacious for our group of 10. Great location and a very short walk to the marina. The grand kids loved playing in the pool.

Joseph

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“I grew up here I love it nice pool beautiful views I rent a place there for my daughters 13th and it was clean every place i have stayed have been clean and homey feeling to it”

Tasha Long

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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with you. We followed Bob’s suggestions to visit NB Forrest Park, the view and wildlife center were great! We went to the Eiffel Tower, and really enjoyed the Pearl Museum tour! The Unit was perfect, thanks so much for it. The next time we come I’ll leave my mom (Alzheimer’s) home and bring my husband and the rest of the grandkids!
Again Thanks so much
Claudie Parson

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We traveled down Kentucky Lake from Green Turtle Bay Marina and decided to spend the night at this marina. They were waiting for us and helped get our boat tied up, which was helpful after a very hot 81 miles!

We met the owners, Bob and Judy, and couldn’t have met a nicer couple. They have tons of interesting stories and history surrounding this marina. Very friendly.

Also a few things that you can’t miss seeing around the marina and should ask them about 🙂

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone traveling through and would highly suggest at least saying hi to both of them. Also a very quiet location with amazing sunsets!”

James Rissler

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“Went to see 4th of July fireworks, live band and people having fun. Great place to RV camp as well.”

Roaming Wolf

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“The firework show was fantacular the band was awesome I had such a great time can’t wait for next year”

Robert collella

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“We stayed last night, it is a little drive from the main hwy, about 9 miles. Bob the owner goes above and beyond to accommodate. We were in our motorhome and we needed to take my grandson into a local clinic. They even had a loaner vehicle! When my son in law went to get it they had it running and the air on! The park was clean, concrete slabs for parking with full hook ups. I didn’t go to the restrooms but my family said they were clean but only 1 shower. We would definitely stay here again.”

Becky P

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Beautiful place. Great water spot for boating, fishing and relaxing. Everyone was lovely, friendly and accommodating. Pearls are interesting. Same day stay was most welcomed too.

– Barbara F

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“Great experience when we stayed, I got to meet the Owner and he was very nice and accommodating for my family. Great place to relax and fish and see the Pearl museum.”

Justin Morelock

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This harvest host was nice for our family to stop at on our way home. The bathrooms and showers were clean and the parking was a level concrete spot. We had a nice view of the lake/marina and hooked up to electric for $20. We had a nice tour of the pearl exhibit and Bob was very accommodating to our family. Thanks for a great stay!

– Justin M

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We had a great stay at the Birdsong Resort and Pearl Farm! Everything was nice and orderly, there’s nice bathrooms with showers, if you need them. They’ve got a really nicely done in-ground pool with patio around it. They even have outdoor shuffleboard😊It was convenient to buy some cold beer at their bait shop. We enjoyed walking on the docks and our dogs enjoyed the grassy area set aside for them, with pickup bags provided. The tour of the Pearl Farm Museum was so interesting, so so unique, and their prices are very moderate for such a unique item! The staff were all knowledgeable and friendly. The owners are really great people, he’s lived on the property for over 50 years, second generation owner! On Saturday evening there was a good truck selling yummy Cajun burgers and non-alcoholic frozen drinks. And in Sunday afternoon there were “free” snocones, supporting a charity if you wanted to contribute. I almost forgot to mention boating, fishing etc! So much to see and do!

– Larry and Ceci B

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“As I sit on the screened in porch of my cabin listening to nature, I love the idea of this resort. Bob and Judy welcome you like you’re family. All the staff are very accommodating. The cabins come equipped with tv full kitchen tho include housewares. Great views are within walking distance in any direction! The community is a mix of full time campers as well as those passing through. Very Union friendly. Not only do I recommend this property but will be back everytime I’m in the area working. Thank you to the entire staff of Birdsong marina and resort. You all are a class above!!!
Justus Pease”

Pizza Pizzza

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“This resort and marina is a great destination. We enjoyed the views, the RV park and the people. Thanks to Bob and his staff, our stay was very memorable. Thank for the memories.”

Rick Gosliga

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“Love Birdsong! Such a great place to stay. You never leave a stranger Bob and Judy are the best host and hostess at the resort. The cabin was so cute and fully furnished even a hot tub! Awesome views of the water and a great place to fish. We have found our happy place away from Nashville!”

Lynn Flair

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Michelle was SO informative and excited about her job. We absolutely loved our time with her and we were astounded about the pearl development process. I can’t wait to tell my friends about this wonderful place.

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My wife and I decided to get a cabin at Birdsong for the weekend to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. Pearls are a theme for 12th anniversaries so this worked out nicely. Our cabin was very clean and probably slept about 7 or 8 people. It was much larger than what we needed but our cabin had a hot tub and also had an electric fireplace. The cabins are also pet friendly but the pet fee is a bit high I think ($20 per pet, per night) but still cheaper than boarding. The area is very scenic and great quick getaway that’s only about 1.5 hours from Nashville. We also enjoyed learning about the fresh water pearl fam onsite and picked up a few pieces in the gift shop.
The only thing I did not care for in our cabin was the lack of sitting areas inside. The cabin we rented is basically a tiny house with a loft and most of the space is devoted the sleeping areas. I would recommend you bring your own food to cook. Our cabin had a full kitchen and most restaurants were a good 20 to 30 minutes away although I think they have food onsite in the summer months. We plan to go back in the summer and rent a pontoon boat during our stay.

Shane Brantley

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“Absolutely adore this place and the staff! Stayed here with my boyfriend and dog for the night and they were so welcoming and accommodating. Beautiful views and property. Clean showers and a washer and dryer! The owners Bob and Judy are just gems ! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!! – love Rose”

RoseAline McDonald

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“Beautiful resort! Met the owners during my stay and they were incredibly nice. It was a great, quaint place to stay and get away from the big cities.”

Cheyanne Schroeder

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The place we stayed was perfect. Extremely spacious with a gorgeous view of the lake. They even took us on a pearl tour which rounded out the weekend perfectly.

Kayla Lewis

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“Hi – We recently purchased a special pearl bracelet for our Granddaughter’s 16th birthday.
We wanted send a big THANK YOU to the folks involved especially when the shipping got messed up.
We appreciated the efforts involved in reshipping in time for our party event…

Have good days —”
Judy Amsler & family

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“Very nice and friendly place, very accessible. We had a concrete pad, and it was leveled. very closed to the water. Unfortunately, we had to leave the very next day because of my job, and we are looking forward to returning.” Jose R

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“We had a great stay at this harvest host. This is a camping ground and owner and staff are very welcoming. They offered us the over flow parking that is right by the water – Lake Kentucky which we really enjoyed. $10 for electricity is available as an option. You can also enjoy the Fresh Water Pearl Museum. Needless to say we are already planning to be back on our next trip.” – Anne-Marie P

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“We moved and were needing a place to land for a few months. This was a perfect place for us. We are a family of five (plus two dogs). So you can imagine how our family looked staying in a camper- with two adults, three kids, and standard sized two dogs.

It was a bit much with that many people in a camper BUT the campground and scenery were exactly what we needed! The views, docks, beach, and small trail to the long dock near the bridge were very nice! To walk outside and see nature at its finest made us feel a bit spoiled.

We stayed from January-March. I think it’s more their off season. It was very quiet and peaceful. If felt like we had the whole resort to ourselves.

Some of the highlights:
*The monthly rates were highly competitive! Their rates were almost half the cost of the other campgrounds within an hour radius.

*Their laundromat is free! It’s included in your rent. Two washers and two dryers. (Tip: I found it best for us to do our clothes in the morning. Most of the other renters there work during the day and do their clothes in the afternoon.)

*You can get your mail sent there while staying there. The secretary will give you the address. It would come to the main office front porch. I’ve had big packages there and no one ever messed with our stuff. The renters and staff seemed like just honest and good people.

*The customer service is top notch! The secretary lady was really nice and easy to get in touch with. She was very helpful and kind. If you called and she was out of the office, Mr. Bob picked up. He’s very informative. He is also a Christian and tried to be helpful any way he can be.” – Sue D

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“Clean cozy lake cabin….
Quiet, peaceful setting. Cabin was very clean- seemed new. Quite small but stocked adequately. Listed as accommodating 6 people but three adults was cramped – especially in the loft with low ceilings that did not allow standing up. Satellite TV but No WiFi. Easy lake access but limited parking. Fish cleaning station but no light bulbs for the lights. Hot tub was clean and very nice to relax in. Staff at the resort were helpful and nice.” – Robin F.

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“Loved the Cottage…
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cottage # 21. It was cozy and comfortable.” Marty B.

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“Very relaxing stay…
What a great little cabin , my husband and I really enjoyed ourselves over the holiday weekend ……bonus surprise, there is a hot tub on the screened in deck. We will be back!!” – Tanya D.

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“Easy escape!
We had so much fun fishing and grilling! Everyone was very nice, and we enjoyed the easy and relaxed experience. The cabin had everything we needed, but would now know to bring sponges for doing the dishes and paper products (napkins/paper towels) in the future. We want to come back with our kayaks next time! – Devonie N.

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“Spacious, peaceful rental house – Unit 4
Office staff was pleasant and accommodating. We needed another outdoor table and received one in a timely manner. We rented a pontoon and the staff at the boat dock were super nice. Everyone made our stay a very pleasant one. We would return and recommend it to our friends and family.” – Anne

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