We encourage all guests to gain some familiarity with Wigwam Village before arrival. Our policies are unique to our cool and campy motel experience.
Only registered guests may stay overnight at Wigwam Village No. 2. We strictly enforce our occupancy policy. Room occupancy is limited to two guests in a single room, and four guests in a double room. Families, it is OK to add one child age 6 years and younger to a single or double room. But remember – the rooms are small. All of the beds are original from 1937. They are full-size beds, smaller than queen-size. Beds cannot be moved. Air mattresses and cots are not allowed.
If you show up at check-in with more than the allowed occupants, and another arrangement cannot be made, you may be denied service. We have this policy because our motel was built in 1937, the rooms are small and the furniture is antique. We want you to have the best experience, in addition to preserving the rooms for another 85 years.
We request your assistance in preserving our historic furniture. Please do not move our furniture or use it outdoors. To protect the historic condition, we request guests to please not apply any cleaning solutions inside the room. We are happy to clean at your request.
You may bring pets and animal companions, but within reason. You are limited to a total weight for all pets together of 75 pounds. The fee is $10/$15/$20 per pet per night based on weight. You are responsible for cleaning up after your animal indoors and out. Do not allow your pet to poop or pee inside the grassy bowl where families play; instead, walk them on the grass behind the teepees. You may be charged an excessive cleaning fee if the room requires additional cleaning due to your pet.
Smoking, Vaping, 420 Policy
Enjoy your smoke outside. You’ll be charged $250 to clear tobacco or vape juice odors and $420 to clear cannabis odors in your teepee. There are ash pots outside for your butts.
No cooking is allowed in the teepees. We have charcoal grills and a covered picnic pavilion for you to use. You may bring your own standalone grills. We do not have microwaves or refrigerators. We recommend you plan to cook just like you would on a camping trip.
Excessive Cleaning Fee
Each room has two trash cans with garbage bags. If you fill the bags, please ask for more. Also, there are several trash cans on the property. We will charge a cleaning fee for any room with excessive garbage or stains, animal or human waste or dangerous materials, or anything that exposes our housekeeping staff to health or safety risks. The excessive cleaning cost is $50 per hour with a $50 minimum excessive cleaning charge.
We charge the cost of replacement for any room damages and missing items.
Invalid Credit Card
When you made your reservation, you gave consent to autopay the balance due 48 hours before check-in, using the credit card on file. If your card is invalid, we will contact you to get an updated payment method. We cancel reservations that remain unpaid 24 hours before check-in. Call us to update your credit card. Press “0” to speak with Keith at the Front Desk.
AirBnB and Booking.com Reservations
Guests who reserve their room on AirBnB or Booking.com (or its affiliates) are subject to additional terms and conditions with those companies that we have no control over. Please visit your reservation page on those sites to modify or cancel your reservation.
Check-in, Check-out, Late Arrivals
Check-in between 3-7 p.m. Central Time Zone
Our office is open for check-ins from 3 to 7 p.m. Sorry! No early check-ins. When you arrive, drive to the left of the big teepee and pull up to the green house. We will invite you to sit at the patio and learn a little history about Wigwam Village, plus get tips for where to eat and what to do in the Caveland area.
Check-out by 11 a.m.
To check out, simply leave your key in your room, close the door and wave goodbye as you drive away.
Late Arrival OK
Upon request, we can arrange a self check-in for arrivals after 7 p.m.. We will confirm your registration details one more time and provide you with a teepee number. You can then drive straight up to your teepee and let yourself in. Call or text 1-833-WIGWAMS. Press “0” for Keith at the Front Desk.
The Wigwam Village Experience
You are about to step back in time, to the dawn of the American Road Trip. Wigwam Village No. 2 was built in Cave City, Kentucky, in 1937. By 1950, seven Wigwam Villages were built across the country. Notable for its unique and whimsical architecture, Wigwam Village No. 2 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. By this point in history, only three of the original seven remained. They all still stand today, individually owned and operated in Kentucky, Arizona and California.
Wigwam Village No. 2 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.
When you stay at Wigwam Village No. 2, you are helping preserve a beloved piece of Americana.
History Chat on the Patio
When you arrive, you will pull up to the green property manager’s house to the left of the teepees. There, we invite you to sit on the patio and learn a little history about Wigwam Village No. 2. Be sure to flip through the 30-page history book in your room. There are lots of photos of Wigwam Village throughout history
Vintage Playground and Outdoor Fun
Most folks come to Wigwam Village No. 2 to hang out in our comfortable, red wooden deck chairs, enjoying a relaxing evening while the kids run around and explore our vintage playground. There are numerous charcoal grills and picnic tables around the property. There is a covered picnic pavilion for outdoor dining, rain or shine.
Campfire at Dusk
We light a campfire every night. We provide the firewood and skewers. You provide the s’mores and hot dogs. The fire starts around dusk, except during rain or inclimate weather. Also, the exact timing depends on whether we are checking in guests.
Souvenirs and Gifts
We offer souvenir key fobs, postcards, bumper stickers and T-shirts in our signature red color at check-in. If red isn’t your color, or if you want an historic reproduction print or mug, check out all the souvenir gifts and gift cards available at our online store. Feel free to order anything in advance, and we will hold it for your arrival. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of our online items.
Owner On Premises
We live on the site. We are available to assist with any question or concern during your stay. You’ll see us walking around, but you can always get our attention by ringing the doorbell on the green house, or calling or texting us at 1-833-WIGWAMS. No request is too small. Let us know how we can help.
During your stay at Wigwam Village No. 2, you probably will see us working on the teepees. We are slowly but surely restoring them to their 1937 glory. Be assured, your safety and enjoyment will not be impacted. All work is conducted in coordination with state and local permitting authorities.
Sorry! The BigWam and public toilet teepees are closed for restoration. But we are working hard to reopen the BigWam as a coffee shop. We hope you’ll return soon to see all the progress we are making on our historic preservation goals.
Exploring Cave Country
Lose the GPS for a while
Caveland is a small area with a few stoplights and roads that are easy to navigate. It’s OK to turn off the GPS and enjoy the scenery. The best approach to Wigwam Village No. 2 is on the historic Dixie Highway – 31W. Don’t let GPS bring you the back way – Old Horse Cave Road – because it’s not as dramatic an approach. Caveland is the area bounded by Mammoth Cave National Park to the west, and farmland to the east, with Dixie Highway running north and south, and Happy Valley running east and west. Your other main roads are Main Street in Horse Cave, and Broadway in downtown Cave City.
Enjoy our Delicious, Local Restaurants!
Ask us for our recommendations. We have great local restaurants that will surely tickle your taste buds. If you are staying Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, you will experience some limited options as top restaurants are closed these days to prepare for the busy week ahead.
Visit our Spectacular Caves
Mammoth Cave National Park’s tours require reservations and payment in advance. Hiking in the park is free. If you cannot get a reservation, there are privately owned caves that are part of the Mammoth Cave system and do not require reservations. They are beautiful and should be considered. Hidden River Cave in Horse Cave allows pets.
Caveland is known for its antique malls and thrift shops. We also have local boutiques for fashion, food and souvenirs. This is a wet county.
We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you for staying at historic Wigwam Village No. 2.
Your patronage is helping us restore our landmark motel for future generations!
Owners Megan Smith and Keith Stone
Wigwam Village No. 2
601 N Dixie Highway
Cave City, Kentucky 42127
Let us know if you need anything! Call or text 1-833-WIGWAMS