Everything has been said about this place...it's non-assuming, super simple and down to earth.
Our waitress was particularly loud, funny and goofy! We had to ask for ketchup just to join in on the fun and the girls were thrilled and tickled! They also have some wood horses for the kids to run around and have fun...think it was a race of some sort...couldn't understand what was being yelled. Then another waitress came by when my husband had just gotten a business call and yelled "quiet everyone quiet"...when everyone did, she pointed at him and yelled "he's trying to talk on the phone, but cant' hear anything"...That was hillarious!
The food....the food was SO SO good! My oldest could not have enough of the pulled pork and mashed potatoes...she had an entire dish to herself. Thankfully we got a refill. We ordered the herbed chicken, pulled port and prime rib. Green beens, corn bread and potatos come with the meats and were all very tasty.
My husband ordered Navajo bread with a tomato sauce and was really good too. Couldn't stop eating it. The soda there is a joke! They serve it in half gallon sized mason jar! The milk shake was also delicious, too bad I was too full to ask for more. The DDP includes dessert with our meal but we coudlnt' eat only but a spoonful to try it. We were not allowed to take it with us. Oh well.
I would definitely go back...its' a nice break from the park, a nice boat ride over, change of pace and ambiance...the lobby of the lodge is so dreamy and relaxing you might even doze off as I did.