Having family from this area I had driven past the lodge many times and had always meant to book a stay, now I wish I had been able to stay more than one night.
For a family event my brother, my husband and I shared a lakefront view room with two queen beds. Upon arrival we decided to self park instead of valet, and depending on how many cars are already occupying the three level outdoor parking lot you may have perhaps a 50 yard walk to the lobby entrance. If you are parked in the two lower areas you will have to walk up a set of stairs, but they seemed to have ample handicapped parking available alleviating the need for a ramp on the lower levels. We were pleasantly greeted by the front desk attendant, and check in was quick and easy. The lobby was open & inviting and a nice escape from the still chilly weather in western Maryland in April. We were located on the fifth floor, and the rooms seemed to be properly insulated since we never had a problem with noise from others staying on the floor. The room was not unlike a regular room you might find through a chain hotel. Two queen size beds with a comfortable mattress, pillows and bedding, two arm chairs and one ottoman, a desk with chair, one end table between the two beds, an armoire with TV, and a minibar. There was no closet, and the armoire was rather small, but efficient for our needs for just one night. There was a coffee maker and minibar that states it is clearly a minibar, and not a mini refrigerator that would be sufficient enough to hold and store leftover food. The lodge offers mini refrigerators that can be brought to the room for an extra cost, but the minibar was fine for the couple of drinks that we had brought with us.
We ate dinner in the Lakeside Bar (the Signatures Bar and Grill was not open), and though the prices were on the high side the food and service were good. After leaving the hotel in the evening for our family event we returned to the bar later in the evening for a drink only to find that there was only 1 bartender on duty for the entire bar area and at least 40 people from a real estate conference that was being held at the lodge. I wouldn't expect it to be as busy on a regular Wednesday night, but it would have been nice to have a full staff available. The other patrons were loud and obnoxious so we had one drink and returned to our room for the evening. We were happily surprised that in the morning we were the only table in the large Lakeside Restaurant for breakfast. We were seated right by the window and though the food was also on the expensive side our breakfast was great. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the ducks and birds eat from the feeder outside our window while we ate. Even when we were finished there were still only two other tables that had joined the breakfast room.
We had a quick and easy check out, and took a walk around the lodge by the lake before leaving Rocky Gap. The weather was overcast and chilly for us, but I'm sure that when the weather is warmer the trails and activities are a great way to spend your time. Because of our stort stay we did not get a chance to experience the spa, golf course, pool or the exercise room. We would like to return another time for an extended period to take advantage of all that the lodge has to offer.
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- A popular resort that promises cozy comfort in the woods - it is situated in the heart of Rocky Gap State Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rocky Gap Lodge And Golf Hotel Flintstone
- Rocky Gap Hotel