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“RATS, hair in bed, owner is thief and liar...BEWARE” 1 of 5 stars
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2142 County Rd. #4, P.O. Box 1211, Grand Lake, CO 80447   |  
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Grand Lake
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“RATS, hair in bed, owner is thief and liar...BEWARE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2006

Arrived at home around 9PM...too late to find another location. Left at 5:30am after filing complaint through AMEX. Rat droppings on floor, rats scratching ceiling tile all night, over head of bed. Hair in beds and on pillows.
"Big screen TV" advertised about was older than me and did not turn on. Sleeps 12-18 we were told. YES...if you like sleeping barrack style between dressers and countless pieces of garage sale furniture pushed up against your dirty bed. 1 master bedroom, with rats scratching overhead. 1 smaller bedroom in a loft built in attic space over double wide trailer home that has had more additions than what could possibly structurally safe. 1 very large room on second floor chock-ful of various sizes of beds...did I mention the hair in ALL of them. 2 bathrooms with doors that did not close because the door frames have shifted so badly, one off the kitchen...no where near any bedroom. The other bathroom is on the second floor in the room that slept about 9...communally. Do not even think about showering at the same time...hardly enough water pressure for 1 shower at a time. Do not go barefoot...rat droppings in every bathroom. Oh and do please jiggle the handle, or the toilet will run all night.
Found house on internet, rented thru owner. Proof we left within 9 hours f initial occupancy, and re-rented through Destinations West, who (by the way) got us out of this horrible jam. Owner states no refund because he cannot prove we left next morning. He would not return our countless calls and messages and emails. So unreal because he was as nice as he could be on phone..."mama said there were people like this" Pay be check and leave deposit only until you can view condition. Story can be verified through Destinations West.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2005

We were dissapointed with this house. It is advertised as a 4BR place, but in reality there is 1 large master bedroom, one small loft room, one loft space with no doors and a communal room which sleeps 12. In order to get to the bathroom, everyone must walk through the large bedroom. Both loft rooms are in the eves and if you are taller than 5'4'', you will have problems getting in and out of bed. We were forced to sleep on a matress on the floor.

Given the fact that the house is advertised as sleeping 18, the living accomodation is woefully small. The living room has 1 sofa which seats 3, and 1 rocking chair. The advertised big-screen TV is 30 years old and does not work. The advertised pool table is 2' x 3'. The mini coffee pot makes about 2.5 cups at a time, so be prepared to make loads. The bathrooms were not clean. There is so much furniture stuffed around the place, that is is difficult not to bump into things when walking around.

We did enjoy the scenery, hikes and wildlife viewings during our family holiday, however, will definately not be returning to Lake Forrest Lodge. This would suit you if you want to crash as many people as possible in one house, but not if you like to close your bedroom door at night. Also, I would recommend you take date-stamped photos of the place as you leave, in order to ensur you get your deposit back.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Lake Forest Lodge

Address: 2142 County Rd. #4, P.O. Box 1211, Grand Lake, CO 80447
Location: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Grand Lake
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Grand Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 4

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