Our family reunion rented the big lodge (cabin 62) and the one next to it cabin 60 (the numbers may be on wrong cabins but know I have numbers right). The big lodge was spacious open room which was great for meal time and sitting around visiting with our family.
The view was great of the lake and we were able to take a fabulous picture of our family down on the gazebo and bridge in front of the house. We had to do quickly because the wasps or hornets were bad at the gazebo.
The game room downstairs was great. The number of bathrooms was pretty good.
The bedrooms were ok- fine size wise, some a little out of date and the mattresses- well, most were lacking in comfort. Some were hard as a rock and left for an achy body the next am. The bunk beds mattresses were falling apart and had been taped together. The sheets/towels all were grimy and stained looking.
The nice thing was to return towels/sheets to the office and they will give you some others. The office will provide you with more toilet paper as needed- so that was nice.
Suggestion besides better mattresses, towels and sheets, would be that when someone checks in to alert them there is a wedding at what ever time it is and tell them that voices carry across the lake and ask if you could be a little quiet during that window- but feel free to watch. Tell them roughly what time it should approximately end so they can resume activities. Several of us adults were sitting on the far right side of the main lodge talking seeing there was a wedding going on but didn't think our voices would carry(plus we were on opposite side of house than the wedding). Our older children were in the gazebo watching the wedding but not talking any more than a whisper b/c they were closer and didn't want to make any noise.
I look up from the where I was sitting on the porch and saw a man going to the gazebo to get onto the kids. I went and talked to him and was less than pleased with him. He was coming to tell us to not be noisy and keep us from the lake and that we were being disrespectful of the wedding. Oh we were not. Weddings are lovely to watch and to see across the lake was so lovely.
I went round and round with the man about he can't just show up and tell us to be quiet when we had not been told that there were be a wedding and needed to be quiet for a few minutes. Being quiet is not a problem. Not being told and then being punished for it is another! The owner was getting onto the kids when it was probably the adults having quiet conversations on the porch but the opposite side of the house from the wedding. My recommendation next time is to give a note to the people checking in on the lake- actually all properties and tell them there will be a wedding at 5 and that noise carries across the lake. If the guests can be quiet during that time would be appreciated. Maybe an hour before, make rounds reminding guests. What if we had all set tables up to eat outside or play family games outside at that time? We had no idea.
Not sure our group will be coming back. Some improvements need to be made to the place.
My run in with the owner was stressful and unnecessary. I didn't know he was the owner until he finally told me- I just thought he was with maintenance. He had no shirt identifying himself as someone who worked there. After we started talking, he said he was the owner. Could have been prevented by simply telling guests ahead of time or even going around 30 minutes to an hour ahead telling guests and leaving notes on door if no one is home. Still think they should be told at check in.
Anyway, the big lodge was a great spot for us all to gather and hope they do some work before guests arrive and do some much needed long term things to entice guests. Great spot, great layout,etc. Think with a little work it could be a fabulous destination. Think the main lodge floor had been just dusted- not actually mopped b/c it was filthy floor. Provide dustpan, vacuum,etc.
The lady at office was nice and helpful- was a little too nice but she was always helpful and smiling. Always greeted you when you came in the door even if with another customer. She was great. Sorry didn't catch her name.
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