I have a reputation for being overly harsh when it comes to rating excursions/meals, etc. However, this time I can't think of a thing to critique. We wanted quiet relaxation with snow..........that's all. We feel as though we actually got the best of it. Our experience at the Edgewater Lodge was way above what we expected. Other reviews claimed that it was pretty basic, but we've stayed in all kinds of resorts all over the world and have seen "Basic". This was definitely above average. The pictures on the webpage did not even do it justice. It was perfect for my sick husband to unwind and feel better.
The rooms were tastefully done and very cozy with huge windows offering a spectacular view of the lake and snow covered trees and ground. It was quite secluded, yet close enough to any necessary amenities, which we used only twice during our stay.
The restaurant offered the most exquisite dinner menu with items tasting better than you can imagine. The servers were very professional, yet extremely friendly and helpful. We also found the breakfast to be more than substantial, with everything being fresh and homemade. Nothing heavy and greasy. Coffee was fresh and hot and there were so many different kinds of tea to choose from. And, being slow moving creatures in the morning, we didn't feel rushed to hurry and eat and leave the dining area as soon as we were done eating. We were encouraged to sit and absorb the beautiful view for as long as we wanted. Newspapers were available to read at our leisure, and Kylie would come in and out to clear tables and answer any questions for us and would even carry on friendly conversation when we solicited it.
Unfortunately, we never got a chance to meet the chef, but he needs to know (and I'm sure he's been told a billion times) that he's more than competent. You can just tell that his heart is in everything that gets served. Everything looked so good, but tasted even better than it looked.
I could go on forever, but all I will say is that we are seriously looking into having our 20th anniversary party here. It's the perfect "venue" for what we would like to do. Regardless, we'll definitely be back to experience it again before then. We are really looking forward to it!!
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Thank you for your review! We are looking forward to hosting your 20th Wedding Anniversary Party here :)
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