We stayed one night at Cyndi’s Snowline Lodge during June 2011 after making a reservation by phone. We were excited to find a location so close to the park, especially one week in advance. The rate was very reasonable compared to places inside the park. Upon arrival, we noticed that the outside property needed a lot of cleaning. For example, we saw old junk including rusty vehicles, campers, wheel barrows, grills, etc. The lobby and check in area on the first floor is an old bar room that smelled very musty. There was tons of old furniture from when the room still functioned as a bar such as a piano with a lady mannequin on top, old leather couches, faded artwork, dusty knick-knack’s, etc.
There are four rooms located on the second floor. We stayed in room 4, which had been remodeled. We found the room to be very clean and quaint in contrast to the rest of the property. The bathroom included a new sink, tiled shower, and toilet. There were also brand new sheets and towels. The room had a small TV and DVD player, although we did not use them. There was only one accessible electrical outlet in the room and none in the bathroom.
In summary, this place has potential, but friendly Cyndi has a lot more work ahead of her. Renting a large dumpster to clean-up the property would go a long way. Anything to improve curb appeal, such as trimming the weeds and planting flowers would also attract more customers. We saw a few cars pull in and turn right around after looking at this place. This emphasizes that first impression is everything. Unfortunately, although the hospitality and room cleanliness was superb, this is only one piece of a lodging experience. Without further renovations to this property, we would not recommend staying here at this time.
- Also Known As:
- Cyndi`s Snowline Hotel Dunlap