Hester’s Resort & Marina, a tradition on Kentucky Lake for many decades, has become the “resort of choice” for folks looking for a clean, quiet, and enjoyable vacation at a reasonable cost. We must be doing something right since over 70% of our guests made reservations for the upcoming year! And to show our appreciation, our rental rates have not increased since 2009.

Hester’s Resort offers a small, friendly vacation setting on the edge of beautiful Kentucky Lake. The rental units are located on a protected point surrounded by water just off the main lake. Our marina store, boat slips and rental boats provide everything needed for the perfect vacation.

Hester’s Resort offers eleven rental units in total. Nine units are within 100 yards of the water and provide adequate space for barbecuing, picnicking, and sitting around campfires. Two units are on a hill overlooking Hester’s Resort providing a view of the lake. All units are equipped with air conditioning, heat, and cable television along with bed linens and towels. Each unit has a full kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and toaster along with cooking pans, utensils, and dishes.

On Hesters’ grounds, you will find a sand volley ball court, a basketball court, playground area for children, along with a sandy beach with a swimming dock. A gentle sloping shoreline allows for easy fishing along the bank. Within 30 minutes from Hester’s Resort, you will find golf courses, nature trails, horseback riding, amusement parks, and restaurants making sure the day is full of excitement. Land Between the Lakes offers many beaches and a quarry, all of which are a quick boat ride away making Hester’s the ideal vacation spot.

Hester’s Resort is flexible in meeting the vacation plans of resort guests by offering weekly and daily rental rates with a minimum of a two-night stay. Check-in is 3:00 PM and check-out is 9:00 AM but we will accommodate your travel plans whenever possible. Guests are welcome to bring pets for a $50 fee allowing the whole family to come!

Hester’s Resort sponsors an annual fishing contest for guests. The contest pays $400 to the guest that catches the largest crappie and $400 to the guest that catches the largest bass. Winning the fishing contest could help pay for your Kentucky Lake vacation!

Our full-service marina offers everything a boater needs including gas, bait, tackle, oil, fishing licenses, ice, snack items, apparel, boat slips, along with a fish cleaning station. A boat ramp is available to launch all size boats and watercraft and is located next to a courtesy dock. We are proud that Hester’s Marina has been certified a “Clean Marina” by the Tennessee Valley Authority since 2007.

Many guests bring their boats to Hester’s Resort. Our boat slips rent for $10 a day and we guarantee that at least one covered boat slip is available for rent for each unit that is rented. Additional boats are accommodated based upon availability of slips. Slip rentals are open to the public and can be rented daily or yearly with sizes up to 40 feet.

Information about Hesters’ Rental boats:
Hester’s Marina also offers boats for rent at daily, three day, and weekly rates. All boats are provided with anchors, oars, life vests, live wells, depth finders, casting seats, and fire extinguishers. A deposit is required on all boat rentals.

Type of Boat


Daily Rate

3 Day Rate

Weekly Rate

16' Fishing Boats
40-60hp outboard

up to 4 people




Fishing Buggy Pontoons
60-90hp outboard

up to 12 people




Information about Hesters’ Rental Units:
Four 3-bedroom traditional fishing cabins (Units 1, 2, 3, 4), with knotty pine walls and tile floors, are furnished with four double beds. These units have one bathroom and offer a full size kitchen.


Daily Rate

Weekly Rate

Before May 15
After September 7

$150 plus taxes

$900 plus taxes

May 16 - September 7

$160 plus taxes

$950 plus taxes

One 3-bedroom duplex apartment (Unit 9) has two floors. Downstairs include a kitchen, living/dining area, bathroom, bedroom with one queen and two twin beds. Upstairs has a small conversation area, bathroom, and two bedrooms, each with two double beds.  

RATES FOR 3-Bedroom Apartment

Daily Rate

Weekly Rate

Before May 15
After September 7

$170 plus taxes

$1,000 plus taxes

May 16 - September 7

$180 plus taxes

$1,050 plus taxes

Two 2-bedroom traditional fishing cabins (Units 5 & 6), with knotty pine walls and tile floors, are furnished with two double beds and one twin bed. These units have one bathroom and a full size kitchen.

One 2-bedroom duplex apartment (Unit 7) is furnished with two double beds and three twin beds. If you are planning a family reunion or bringing a large group to Hester’s Resort, you will want to consider including Unit 7 in your reservation since this unit offers a 16 x 40 foot deck with three picnic tables for group gatherings and a Florida Room for the storage of your boating and fishing gear. This unit has one bathroom and a full size kitchen.

One 2-bedroom mobile home (Unit 8) is furnished with one queen bed and a double bed. This unit has one bathroom and a full size kitchen.

Two 2-bedroom duplex apartments (Units 10 & 11) in the building overlooking Hester’s are furnished with three double beds and have large decks, fireplaces and dishwashers. These units have one bathroom and full size kitchens. 

RATES FOR 2-Bedroom Cabin

Daily Rate

Weekly Rate

Before May 15
After September 7

$135 plus taxes

$775 plus taxes

May 16 - September 7

$145 plus taxes

$825 plus taxes

Hester’s Resort offers a 5% discount for any unit that has a guest at least 60 years old.

A $100 deposit is required to confirm reservations.  If a reservation is cancelled 60 days before the scheduled arrival date, the deposit will be refunded. If you need to leave Hester’s Resort early , you are responsible for the remainder of the reservation. 

Please call us at 1-270-354-8280 or email us at Hestersresort@gmail.com for more information or to inquire about a reservation.

350 Hesters Road, Benton, KY 42025            (270) 354-8280         Email: hestersresort@gmail.com

Visitors since 4/10/2002


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