My husband surprised me with a two night getaway this past weekend, March 20-22. We stayed in room 200 a parlor suite in the main lodge. The suite was very large and beautiful with a separate seating area with a gas log fireplace and separate bedroom. I think several other reviewers are lost on the fact that this is a lodge built in the mid 1930s and it appears that management is trying to keep the lodge as a quiet retreat; therefore, not opting to provide televisions in the rooms. We found our room to be clean and spacious.
We enjoyed Stoney Creek Tavern for drinks before dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. There seemed to be a bit of confusion as to the dinner offerings in the Tavern and Harvest Dining Room. I was told that there is normally a separate menu offered in the bar but because it was a special dinner and show weekend both were serving from the same menu. There was also confusion as information for a Friday night seafood buffet had been displayed in the lobby. We realized that we would be dining from the same menu for both Friday and Saturday and were honestly a little disappointed. It was a four course menu - soup, salad and choice between three entrees, followed by a choice between two desserts. I would have thought a variation of at least the soup and salad would have been made since there were several guests staying both nights. I will say the food that we did have was delicious. Both dinners were good and our lunch on Saturday was very tasty. The breakfast buffet was standard fair but definitely fresh and delicious.
We took a walk around the Indian Trail (lake trail) on Saturday followed by a hike to the top of Bald Knob. Both were enjoyable.
It's currently their slow season and we hope to return when they are open seven days a week and hopefully the menus have additional options.
Amy and Tasha in the Harvest Dining Room were very nice. Quick with service, refills etc. Heidi the manager was attentive and seemed right on top of things and listened to a couple of concerns we had from Saturday night.
The show portion of our Saturday night was very nice and actually much more enjoyable than I had anticipated.
We will definitely visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated historic Mountain Lake Lodge features 43 Rooms in Main Stone Lodge, 16 in Chestnut Lodge, 9 Mountain Homes in Blueberry Ridge, 8 historic rustic cabins and 9 Front Lawn Cottages on 2,600 acres of preserved mountaintop property owned by the Mary Moody Northen Endowment. Mountain Lake Conservancy, a non-profit organization founded in 1989, serves to protect the land and wildlife resources on the property for future generations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Lake Pembroke
- Hotel Mountain Lake