We paid slightly over $1000 for three nights in this dump, and I'm still shaking my head. We wanted to turn back the moment we saw the place but they already had over $500 of our money, so we figured we'd give it a try.
The place was very outdated, so, that's okay, but it was filthy! The kitchen floor was so sticky that my sister ended up mopping it (with the pitiful excuse for a mop they had there). I had to stay in the back bedroom off the main kitchen, and the bathroom there was frightening. There's just barely enough room for a toilet between the wall and the tub, but you need to be about 150 pounds or less (which fortunately I am) to get back into the tub/toilet area. And when you sit down, your leg pretty much touches the wall if you don't turn your body toward the tub. Because of the proximity, I'm sure years of urine splashing on the wall is what caused the paneling to bubble up. Luckily I brought Lysol disinfecting wipes, and after using FOUR of them -- just on the 1x1 foot area where your thigh would touch the wall if you weren't careful -- the wipe was still yellow from the years of pee. Gross! I refused to go barefoot in the place.
Not only were most of the furnishings a bunch of mismatched and outdated stuff, but the dishwasher did not work, and both of the coffee makers were apparently so clogged by the hard water that it took ONE HOUR to brew 12 cups. I had to get up at 7:00 just to put the coffee on to serve it at 8:00. At least one of the beds was broken down -- the corner of the mattress crushed -- and the beds were so squeaky. As I was on the lower level, I could hear every move people on the second floor made. It sounded like they were going to come through the floor! There was only one small saucepan, and although the place is supposed to sleep 20 people (and there were plenty of dishes), there were only a couple of decent-sized skillets and both had the non-stick surface in bad shape.
Unsafe: The railings going upstairs would NEVER pass code. They are about 1.5 feet apart, so totally not safe for little ones. Same with the railings over the balcony. There were wasps everywhere (and quite a few inside). There were mangy, flea-ridden cats roaming around, which were pitiful, but we dared not let the kids near them -- some had open sores on them.
The pool looked straight out of 1950, with cheap plastic chairs around it, and little room between the pool and fence. The arcade looked like something out of the 70s, too -- pathetic. There's a small lake that was pretty, but the fishing was poor.
Pros: The guy who did the grass-cutting was very nice and said he had no idea about the broken appliances. The sheets and towels smelled very fresh and clean. We checked and found no bed bugs. There were plenty of dishes. The grounds were immaculate and it is a very picturesque setting.
DO NOT choose "The Lodge" -- it looks like it belongs in a 1970s horror flick. Filthy, ou...
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