My wife and I went to Christopher Creek last month as part of a week-long vacation of Arizona. I consider the stay at the CC Lodge to be the only disappointment on an otherwise great trip. While the little community and outdoors surrounding Christopher Creek are lovely, the accomodations at the Christopher Creek Lodge were unacceptable. What looked like a charming quaint rustic getaway on their web site did not translate into reality. It was a dump.To list some of the complaints:1) the bedsheet on the main room (we stayed in the Pony Express Room #20 had hairs and a blood stain on it when we checked in. After discussing the matter with the on-site attendant who insisted that he had placed clean sheets on there that morning, he gave me new bedsheets, blanket and bedspread, which I put on myself. 2) The shower stall's shower curtains were filthy-most and mildew were running down them. 3) The shower mat was a single piece of paper with the "Christopher Creek" on it-no mat really functional. 4) The toilet had to be plunged, and only with moderate success-the attendant had to come in and pour some baking soda solution in as not to harm the septic tank. The toilet then would not stop running after it was flushed-it would only stop if you lifted the tank cover off and adjusted the float arm-this got old very quickly, after having to adjust after every single flush. 5) The pipe under the sink leaked-the hotel's solution was simply to take a towel and throw it on the floor 6) There is no electrical socket in the bathroom-my wife had to use an outlet in the bedroom w/ no mirror to plug in her hairdryer. The recepticles are either too old and too worn to hold the appliance's prongs in place-I had to physically hold the plug in to get electricity, and then I saw an occasional spark. There is another area in the room that has been taped over with green plastic tape as a "solution" to another electrical socket situation....We did not bother to stay the second night we reserved because the place was so deplorable. They would not refund our money back. My credit card company is refunding the second night to me, but the more I thought about it, the angrier I got and asked for a refund for the first night as well. My response from the manager was in my opinion less than respectable, and they insinuated that I was someone who was just looking for a free ride. My advice-DO NOT STAY AT THIS PLACE until the owners and staff get their act together. It has great potential and is in a beautiful area, but it is a dump.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The original, largest and only lodge right on the banks of Christopher Creek. We hope you'll be a part of the history! "Had a rough day...or a rough week? Get away from it all.. relax on the creek!" New Ownership April, 2008. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Christopher Creek Hotel Payson