Make sure to enter the lodge from the northern route 180, this way you miss the multiple switch backs that may cause you gastric distress! The lodge is rustic and they really mean it that there is no TVs or phone service. It can be a little scary if someone needs to get in touch with you! Buffet style meals are served at designated times, you can get tea & coffee @ any time. Breakfast was much better than dinner, so bring snacks to munch on! Do not plan on purchasing wine or beer,they do not sell any, so bring it with you.
This is really a family spot, so it can get very noisy, they do have quiet time starting @ 10PM. There are many activities for the family.
The staff were extremely helpful in getting out of the park with an impending snow storm! They were a saving grace in getting out as the brochure the park guards give you say the road could be closed for a long time due to snow storms!!! Did not know this when making a reservation.