I have a special bond with this lodge because my husband and I went there every year for our anniversary many years ago. To enjoy your stay, you must manage your expectations. This is a rural sleep village and rustic. The beds are comfortable and suprisingly, we had a large flat screen television. The rooms are spacious and ours had sliding doors to a shared balcony (something that became a must since the air conditioner didnt work well and it is hot and humid in Southern Indiana in the summer).
We stayed in the older part of the lodge as we always have. Time has taken its toll on this lovely place and renovating is necessary. the carpets need replaced, as does the air conditioner. The bathroom is small and water floods the floor regardless of the care you take to prevent it. Obviously this makes the room musty. The water pressure in the shower is excellent with ample hot water. The towels and very soft but they need to invest in better pool towels. The bedspreads and pillow shams need replaced and should be laundered after each guest. They also should provide more pillows though the few that were there were very comfortable. The furniture is dated but functional and the lighting needs improved but it isnt horribly dark.
The pool is quite large and well kept. It is enclosed but has an opening in the roof and MANY sliding doors. I suspect it isnt entirely open because of the amount of trees in the area, a maintenance nightmare Im sure.
The housekeeper was a kind woman but left too many doors open at once allowing an opportunity for someone to enter and take things. I would prefer she clean one room at a time. The front desk staff was nice and welcoming. The lodge is no smoking but again, the musty odor lingers throughout the lobby, and public areas.
My only true complaint was the non working air conditioner. We told the housekeeper who said she would inform maintenance. However it was never fixed and did lessen the joy of our stay. There is a ping pong table that the kids enjoyed. The little train also makes a stop here to take you the 1/2 mile into the village though I do not know the schedule.
Pricing is a bit high considering the dated decor and the rates are enormous in the fall- their high season. The lodge is close to the shops, Brown County State Park, and there is a grocery, family dollar, and McDonalds right across the street. There is a tiny bit of noise from the highway if you are facing that side but it really isnt intrusive.
They had a fire consuming half the lodge in 2007 (I didnt ask the cause) so half of the lodge is very new, more modern, and some with large private balconies. I believe Brown County is a little known secret and a joy to experience. I dont think I would recommend someone flying in from LA to experience but if you live within a 4 hour drive- theres much to do and its quaint, relaxing and fun.
- Also Known As:
- The Seasons Hotel Nashville
- Seasons Hotel Nashville