The prices seemed so cheap compared to the other lodging we were worried it might be terrible, but we really enjoyed our stay. And included in the price you also get all of your meals included and activities! We were only planning to stay one night but liked it so much we canceled our stay at John Muir Lodge (which is owned by the same people so there was no penalty) and stayed the extra 2 days at Montecito. The food is buffet style and there are vegetation options at every meal. Again we were concerned it would be like eating at Golden Corral or Home Town Buffett, but it really was restaurant quality food for the most part. You also have 24 hour access to cereal, bread, oatmeal and drinks. If you are not going to be at the lodge around lunch time you can request a trail lunch the night before to pick up at breakfast, it was great (sandwich, juice, trail mix, apple, chips…it is like mom packed you a brown bag lunch for school). While there we met some lovely families, we played Connect 4, Sorry, Jenga, Ping Pong, made smores around a camp fire and did archery. There is a common room in the main building full of games. As for the less desirable parts about the Lodge: there is no tv or phone in the rooms, but you get wifi and there is a communal tv you can watch. We also got some cell service here which we could not say for our other lodgings. We stayed in room 140 and room 141 which are not located in the main lodge building. Our rooms were pretty quiet. Furnishings are sparse, but the beds were comfy. The water pressure left a lot to be desired. But overall, for the price, we would totally stay there again. We were also worried as a couple in our 30s that the place would be overrun by annoying children, but it was not too bad, sure if you go there in the summer during family camp it is probably crazy, but they told us that almost all the rooms in the lodge were full while we were there and it did not feel too crowded or out of control to us. The staff was friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great value and probably even more fun for kids than it was for us.