Many of the rooms and cabins do not have "a view" . We learned this the hard way. The front desk staff was very helpful and we found a room with a great view - #187 in the Hazeltop building. Even though this building looks out over the valley below, beware that not all rooms are created equally. They let small trees and shrubs grow up in front of the balconies and many of the beautiful views that could be are blocked. The Winchester building next door appears to have no blocked views and a great location. These two buildings are set apart from areas that are more congested and appear to be desirable if you don't have children or dogs with you. Also, within walking distance to the Bushytop trail, the amphitheatre and the stables. These rooms are not air-conditioned but do have ceiling fans. If you need A/C, be sure to ask as only a few rooms have it. Some don't even have a fan.
The food was mediocre at best and we were somewhat disappointed to not get to expereince any real southern foods. We ended up eating in the bar most nights - there is a bar menu that is not teriffic but at least cheaper than the bland and poorly cooked food in the main dining room. However, the blackberry ice cream pie is worth a try!
Overall, we had a great time because the park is so wonderful (lots of bears). We were disappointed that the place appeared to be somewhat "run-down" (peeling paint everywhere, gutters that were full of debris and caused a mess during several rain storms, torn screens, etc.) At the beginning of the season we expected for everything to be clean and in good repair.
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