My husband is stationed at a nearby army post and won a free night at the resort playing in a military golf scramble. We saved our trip until a few days before we left for the east to visit our families for Christmas. The trip was just what we needed. The lodge is beautiful, and the staff was very accommodating. We were surprised at how well we were treated, especially since we weren't paying to stay.
We brought our dog (basset/ beagle) and the staff very generously waived the pet fee for us. Other guests had their dog out in the lobby while they played board games. For a pet lover, such as myself, it created a very cozy atmosphere.
The room was very nice. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was beautifully decorated. The bathroom was very nice. It had a garden tub and separate walk in shower. My favorite element was the french press and premium coffee set up next to a window seat, overlooking one of the most spectacular views I have ever seen. We arrived after dark, so waking up to find the amazing view from our room window was definitely a treat.
We ate in the restaurant. The food was excellent, but of course very expensive.
All in all, the trip was excellent and we hope we can make it back someday.