America’s Paradise is Now… The Villa’s at Marker 48!

We are pleased to announce that a new family has taken over the ownership of the Resort.  With that, comes a new name and a bunch of exciting updates!  For starters, what was once referred to as America’s Paradise Resort, is now changing to The Villa’s at Marker 48.  As the new owners settle-in, you might notice other cabin updates and even new construction happening around the property, so stay tuned to our Social Media page for updates and our transformation!  Also, we apologize in advance for any confusion you might encounter as a result of our changes, but appreciate your patience and continued support.

Great Fishing and Fun for Everyone!

Located right off the main channel of Kentucky Lake at mile marker 48, making The Villa’s at Marker 48 a paradise to water-lovers for more than 50 years. Our private facility offers something for everyone in the family including, a beach for swimming, volleyball court, horseshoes, a large swimming pool, children’s playground, a marina with covered boat slips and more! The Villa’s at Marker 48 is the perfect getaway for some kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and social distancing.

We have fully furnished lakeside lodging with the best view of the lake!  We can accommodate a couple on a weekend get-away, a group of friends for a weekend of water fun or for fishing.  Need more space?  You can also rent several units on our property to bring down the whole family for a reunion!  Be sure to check our special pricing offers for families of Military/Veterans, First Responders and Murray State University students.

If you’re the sportsman, you’ll love the fishing opportunities!  Fish from our dock, bring your own boat or rent one close by and head out to the main waters of Kentucky Lake which are best known for catching record numbers of largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish.  When the day is done, relax and take in the amazing sunsets with the family and discover why so many refer to our resort as a “little slice of heaven.”

Groups & Family Reunions!

The Villa’s at Marker 48 offers several lakefront cottages and condos in a quaint neighborhood setting that make gathering the family for a reunion easy! Our property offers a variety of amenities for all ages with tons of things to do.  We also have a big screened in porch that our guests may use that is perfect for gathering your big group for dinner or to celebrate a special event.


Bring Your Own Boat or Rent One

Party Boat Kentucky Lake

We have a covered Marina that Guests may use during their stay for only $20/day.  Don’t have your own boat?  No problem!  We have connections to help you get exactly what you need for your fishing or fun in the sun! (Learn more about Boat Rentals.) 

Our Marina
Rent a Boat

This is a Fisherman’s Paradise!

Kentucky Lake is one of the world’s largest artificial lakes.  It was created in 1944 when the Tennessee River was dammed by the Kentucky Dam at Gilbertsville.  Kentucky Lake provides approximately 160,000 acres of fishable water, with the Tessessee River serving as the main channel of the lake.  Our resort is near Blood River which is a large inlet of Kentucky Lake.  It provides seclusion from the main waters and plenty of stumps, culverts and old foundations that make excellent fishing areas. Record catches of largemouth and smallmouth bass have been caught in