I stayed at Unicoi State Park because I was a bridesmaid in a wedding there. Although I did not get to explore due to wedding duties, I was pleasantly surprised. I had read reviews that the food was not good anymore and that the rooms were bad. While the brides room did have a musty smell, my room was fine. It is older and the rooms do need remodeling, but they are starting a huge renovation in a month or so.
The food at the lodge was excellent in my opinion! They have a great breakfast buffet and the trout are AMAZING at night! A small store carries some handmade items as well, so be sure to check it out! It is on the same floor as the restaurant.
While I didn't get to explore the whole park, what I did see was GORGEOUS! My husband and children even saw a black bear while they explored. Apparently this is very common.
My husband was impressed enough to want to take a yearly trip to Unicoi, and that says a lot. We went in early October and the weather was nice and the leaves were just beginning to change colors. It was cool enough to take outdoor wedding pictures without sweating, so the temps were cool on the morning and warm in the afternoon, but not too warm. Perfect really.
I can't wait to return when I can explore the area and see what the lodge looks like after the renovations!
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