My family has been going to RDC for longer than I can remember. We always have an amazing time, and the staff are very friendly. There are many great options for activities to do daily, and there are some great hiking trails within driving distance. The only thing I would change if I could is the food. It isn't terrible, but it also isn't something you look forward to on the trip. Either way, the dining options will not make or break your vacation. I defiantly recommend coming to RDC for a nice getaway. It's a perfect place for one couple, or for tons of friends.
I attend a retreat at RDC every September and this is a beautiful setting. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is amazing and plentiful. The location is relaxing and heavenly. Step off the wheel of everyday chaos, disconnect from the world, and find real connection to life — here. <3
A truly wonderful experience for our family of five. There is always a lot to do and you can participate in as much or as little as you want. Of course, there is the absolute natural beauty of the place. This is a great place to reconnect with family and recharge. You get great value.
OK, we came here for a wedding and were warned in advance that the accommodations were "rustic". We were told the costs were per person per night and they put five of us in "the Ark". The photos they show on the website ARE NOT at all indicative of the Ark. Rustic would have been luxurious. There were dozens of spiders and cobwebs hanging from all the open rafters. Our cabin had no paneling, so you could see through the walls to the outside and floorboards were open to the ground below. Not a window or door functioned properly. There were giant ants throughout the cabin. Three wasps landed on my husband while we were inside. And I killed a giant spider in my bed the first night. (My son and daughter-in-law slept in their car). The one shower (for the five of us) was grimy. The walls were water soaked and smelled of mildew. We love the outdoors and would have much preferred to stay in a tent where we had some control over the indoor environment. All this for the "low low price" of $900 a night! As we went to the office to complain, two of the workers commented "oh, the Ark, yes that place really needs a complete overhaul. Most of our other places have been updated." And yet they put guests in there and charged them the same rate as others. Needless to say, we left and went to a local Inn.…
I have been coming to RDC with my family for as long as I can remember. I love it all: the environment, the people, the amenities, etc. That being said, it has a few downsides. The biggest has got to be the food. It isn’t anything that is going to be the make or break on retuning another year, but it isn’t the best they could do. Otherwise, the only problems we’ve had in the last few years was the mattresses, although those were replaced all over camp last spring so for the next few years we’re good!