I was here for one day in September and I have to admit, I had fun. To start things off, I had a pretty small room with a smaller bathroom. Traveling solo, that didn't bother me although if I was traveling with someone else, that room would have felt super tight. The TV was something out of the Flintstones but what bother me more was the lack of channels. No microwave or refrigerator but that would be asking a lot, eh? But instead, I had a fantastic view of New River it was definitely pretty to look at.
The lodge comes with a tramway that take you down to New River. There you can hiked around and explored. I took a jet-boat ride that proves to be quite interesting and entertaining. The skipper of the boat proves to be skillful as colorful and I had a chance to look up to that New River Bridge from the river. That was fun! Tramway itself looks bit old but reliable. The restaurant there appears to be well staffed and the food proves to be quite tasty. The front desk staff proves to be well-mannered and professional. The hike to the overlook proves to be quite nice and the view is very good. I woke up in the morning gazing over the New River and felt pretty good about it.
The lodge does show its age and it isn't what I would called "handicapped friendly" in many areas. Although the lodge and room was pretty clean, for some reason, it didn't feel very clean. I sprayed my bathtub down with my own "scrubbing bubbles" but I thought the room could have use a good vacuuming as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hawks Nest State Park Lodge is a mountain lodge located in Hawks Nest State Park and offers breathtaking views of the New River and Hawks Nest Lake. The lodge offers three styles of accommodation. Standard rooms offer a choice of woodland or gorge views. Corner suites provide a seating area and balcony overlooking the canyon with a picture window facing the forest. The deluxe suite offers two rooms, two balconies facing the forest and front of the lodge and a fireplace for cozy relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hawks Nest State Park Hotel Ansted