Drove up from out-of-state for the 4th of July. We wanted a nice getaway near Raystown Lake for just one night (maybe 2). The "resort" looked nice enough, so that was 'the place'.
The kitchen closed ridiculously early; they quit seating at 8:45 that evening. Huh?
Oh, the "bistro" is open...the so-called "bistro" is an overly-loud arcade were parents can park their noisy teenagers to play video games and stuff themselves with pizza and ice cream. The next nearest restaurant? 20 miles away in Huntingdon. Are you kidding? How about a place open till 10 or midnight? No bar, even? Is the place run by religious zealots?
The room was clean enough, but we had asked for one with a view, and were told "this one has a view of the lake". Well, kind of... 100 yards away through trees and brush (this is at ground level). There is no mini-bar. There is no hair dryer. A very small microwave and a tiny old TV set. REALLY?
The balcony doesn't even have a table.
Looking around, there was nothing going on for entertainment that evening, and not even beach access anywhere near the lodge. I guess if we wanted to get back in the car and drive around the grounds and find the un-lit "beach" at the campground maybe we could have had a swim-by-flashlight!
Fine. They roll up the sidewalks at 10 around here. Maybe we'll enjoy the room's "view" in the morning. Late check-out? 10 bucks an hour. C'mon.
We're not hard-to-please folks, but the bottom line is, if you don't have a boat in the marina, there's nothing there for you. At night the place is a tomb. It just seems like a Super 8 for boating folks.
That's fine if that's what you want, but at almost 200 bucks, all told, per night I expected a hair dryer in the room.
The Super 8 has that.
- Also Known As:
- Lake Raystown Hotel Entriken
- Lake Raystown Hotel