When I booked the room over the phone they were very friendly and informative, however once I arrived, the man at the front desk seem slightly agitated that I dragged him away from watching the US Open. He didn't even want my credit card so he gave me a key and said he would settle up later. Then rushed back to watch the game over in the restaurant area. Later I went to request ice because the machine outside was broken, the lady at the front desk also seemed put out that I would take her away from counting the days earnings. On the 2nd day when I asked for ice she told me to go into the restaurant kitchen and get it my self The general attitude was more laid back than I'm used to. The rooms overall were very clean and all appeared to have a view of the river. The extra oversized pillows on the bed gave the place a "homey" feel, but when it came time to remove them, there wasn't enough room on the floor so I ended up with a pile in front of the back door. The bathroom towels were not the cheap hotel type, instead they were the thick full kind and soft - and plenty of them. I loved it! The room is equipped with a refrigerator (small type) and a coffee maker - no tea or hot chocolate though. The mattresses gave me a back ache because they were way too soft, which I'm sure is from use and not because they were purchased that way. My suggestion would be to replace the mattress and box springs. I think they are shot! The balcony was great with a real pretty view of the river, but you couldn't sit out at sunset because of the mosquitos. The lobby area (kind of small) is neat and rustic with plenty of decor to remind you that is is a lodge and not the Mariott. I didn't eat in the restaurant, but it looked clean and had a nice atmosphere, but I thought $5.99 was pretty expensive for 2 pancakes! Overall, I enjoyed this place for the experience, but would probably not stay here again simply because it offered too little in the way of amenities for my $159. Also, be ware, the town of Island Park seems to roll up the carpet and go to sleep about 6 or 7 pm. So if you are traveling with children, there is nothing to do.
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