Our trip started out like most- long flight, grab a rental car, get on the road... We were meeting up with a friend, but things went a little sideways-thanks to the California highway system and my Garmin. Needless to say, we were running late for check in, and dinner. Since we had already paid for the meals I was bummed to miss out. I called the lodge to let them know we would be late. They kindly offered to make up three plates and save some dessert. We got there an hour later, wore out and starving. we were greeted by friendly staff and check in was expedited quickly. We were shown to the kitchen, where three plates had indeed been made up for us about 5 minutes before we arrived. Baked Salmon, and roasted chicken, brussel sprouts, cuscus, and rice pilaf. Cheesecake for dessert. Beautiful end to the day. We soon discovered that all the meals are that grand, beautiful buffet style breakfast lunch and dinner. there activities galore for the kids and hiking trails into the mountains straight from the lodge. I will definitely be back.