I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to rate The Lodge. I decided for average for several reasons. We stayed at The Lodge this past weekend, we drove up from Florida for my high school reunion that was being held there. It made sense to stay there so we didn't have to worry about driving at night. It's a beautiful building and the setting is really something, but the room! Oh my goodness, what a huge let down. Now, this is were I have mixed ratings, the room was spotless and the bed was comfortable, the linens were crisp and clean. I can not fault this aspect. But, the cons simply out weigh the pros here. The room is tiny. We had the queen room, which means "queen bed in room made for a single". It was a very pretty sleigh bed, clearly too big of a bed frame for the room. We ended up almost breaking a few toes by constantly hitting the bed. Seeing the lodge is clearly designed for the motorcyclist, so I am guessing that is the reason for no place to put your luggage. Also, the rooms are located under the lodge, making them very noisy. We were in room 109, so almost right under the area were the live music is played. If you are sensitive to noise, do not stay here. If it's not music and bar noise in the evening it's the setting up in the morning. Cars are not allowed to park in front of the room but motor cycles are, not a problem unless one comes in late or leaves early. The outside light that kept coming on at 4am (why I have no idea) would wake both my husband and I constantly, so, curtains over the mini blinds would be great. There was a common room downstairs that had coffee in the morning. I was really hoping to have a muffin or doughnut or something, but no. And like one other reviewer said, at nearly $100 a night, this would not go amiss.
We had our high school reunion there on Saturday night. We were tucked away at the far end of the deck, which was nice for us. We had a buffet style snacks, potato skins, fried mushrooms, chicken tenders, that sort of thing. All the food was good, for what it was. No complaints about that, and the bar service and servers were really amazing. I would say it's a good place for a large gathering.
Another slightly annoying thing was when we went to check out. We had an 8 hour drive ahead of us, so we wanted to get out early. It would be prudent of the desk to let guests know that the office does not open until 8 am and if you are planning on leaving prior to that you would be best to check out the night prior. There is a $25 charge for lost key card, so, we waited until 8 am for someone to open the office so we could check out and not get any additional charges. My suggestion would be either get there earlier or, allow check out the night prior and have a key card drop box.
Over all, the Lodge at Copperhead is very pretty but not for us.