Nolin Lake Lodge at Wax

The first time that Therese Shelton traveled through the Wax community located between Hart and Grayson Counties, she liked the area immediately. After 23 years in Tennessee, she was looking for a quiet place to live. Having grown up in a rural area of Illinois, she knew that she liked country living. In 2017, she purchased a house near Nolin Lake while continuing to work for a company in Tennessee. That all changed this past March when she decided to launch a new career as owner of Nolin Lake Lodge at Wax. She is assisted in this endeavor by Scott Haskett.

“It has been an exciting five months,” notes Shelton. “Most of my focus has been on the restaurant since the motel was upgraded a few years ago.” Shelton has added new equipment, flooring and made many other changes to better serve the customers. While the menu still contains many of the favorites established by the previous owners, Shelton continually adds new items and offers daily and weekend specials. “Just recently, we had an Italian weekend special that featured Lasagna, Champagne Lobster Ravioli, Chicken Parmesan, Baked Ravioli and more,” adds Nathan Ball, Chef at the Lodge. “Of course, our fish is especially popular, and the reaction to our fresh Gulf Seafood has been tremendous. We plan to offer it even more next season. All of our prices are very reasonable.” The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Current hours are 7 AM to 8 PM, Sunday through Thursday, and from 7 AM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday. Hours may change for the fall and winter, so call ahead. Carry out is available and the restaurant has begun to do some catering.

The Lodge also features 10 air-conditioned rooms that overlook the Wax Marina and recreation area. All offer a spectacular view of the lake. The previous owners upgraded the rooms and each now contains a refrigerator, flat screen television, has WIFI access, and a deck outside the room for a guest’s relaxation and enjoyment.

Nolin Lake Lodge at Wax is located at 14088 Peonia Rd. For more information or reservations, call (270) 396-6017. Also, visit for updates and daily specials. And, mark your calendar for their Trunk or Treat event planned for Halloween night.


14088 Peonia Rd
Clarkson, Kentucky 42726


Phone: 270-396-6017