Im not a prima-donna, but a budget conscious traveler/camper. We were shocked +appalled- did not stay. Groupon should NOT promote this place. It was absolutely unacceptable. It was obvious the property had seen better days - run down, unkept, junk lying around. Owner Rich in the Lodge bar collected the tax,gave us keys then a dining room tour. Lodge dng rm was nice in an ADK style, 1950's-dirty-dancing-resort- way, appealing for us. BUT the "cabin" we got was NOT a redwood cabin as advertised. We saw the original redwood cabin -abandon, rundown, surrounded by junk, uninhabitable. Room #10 is a tiny motel room in a ramshackle shed-ish blue building,used as "apartments". Bedding was damp-no humidifier- w/ heavy musty/mildew smell, Room was dark, dingy, grimey looking. A wood pallet was the "porch" outside dirty sliding glass doors w/ a "woods view". Blinds didnt work. The door looked like it had been kicked in. Walls were paper thin, could hear several dogs barking in adjacent room. We left. Rich said "What? Whats the problem?" It MUST be a rehearsed line, he cant be serious. This is how he makes money - by ripping off groupon customers. We thought we might be on candid camera? But no - it was real and we were ripped off. He did refund the $12 tax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Place for all Seasons. Step back in time, enjoy the Allegheny Mountains at the Historic Hilltop Lodge. Under Hilltop's old growth forest canopy awaits stone pathways leading to magical places. Beautiful rock gardens that surround our pond and authentic Redwood lodges, plus park areas where you can enjoy seeing stone patios, gazebo and overlook. Enjoy the Hilltop, our guests will be served dinner prepared for them by Hilltop's Chef. Then stroll though Hilltop's beautiful gardens. Look up through the trees at night and thousands of stars wink back at you. When morning arrives you'll smell a good old-fashioned breakfast waiting for you at the Lodge. ■Our rooms include private bathrooms, two full-size beds and start-up housekeeping. ■The package deal includes meals served in our authentic Redwood lodge. ■Old growth forest, informal garden, with stone paved walkways and rock gardens. ■Allegany County is full of things to do, Golf, Skiing, Gaming, Hiking, or relax in our lodge. ■Located 2217 feet above sea level, deep in the woods, on top of a mountain. ■Private campfire areas. ■Direct TV and wireless internet. ... more less