Me and my husband decided to stay at the Lodge for our wedding night. It seemed like it would be very nice and quiet- although a bit awkward, since the door to the honeymoon suite is about ten feet from the front door and from the seating area of the Lodge Restaurant.
The room was nicely furnished but freezing cold (with no thermostat in sight). There is one room next to the Honeymoon Suite and it was rented to a couple with a child (despite there being many other open rooms in the hotel that night).
In the middle of the night, we heard screams from the child and the mother next door telling the father/boyfriend to stop hitting the child- this went on for about 45 minutes before the hotel management knocked on their door and asked them to quiet down. The quiet lasted for about five minutes- then more screaming and crashing could be heard through the less-than-sound-proof walls. After the second disturbance, the police were called, but the couple were not asked to leave the hotel.
The next day, as we were eating breakfast, the management asked us if we heard anything the night before and when we told them that we had heard the whole ordeal she seemed much more amused than concerned. We were not offered a discount or an apology. Lastly, I got quite a bad case of food poisoning from the Continental Breakfast (milk and cereal).
TIP: If you are going to stay here for a wedding, rent out the whole place and bring your own food (and possibly earplugs).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodge Resort Hotel and Riverview Restaurant are located on 17 beautiful wooded acres adjacent to the Bear Creek Golf course and Winnebago River. In addition to golfing, other recreational activities including canoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, bird-watching and fishing are popular on-site activities. The hiking trails are paved. There is a children's playground park within walking distance. We are located close to downtown, close to Waldorf College and close to Winnebago Industries. Free long distance phone, free parking, free high speed Wi-Fi and premium cable TV are provided. There is an on-site restaurant and free continental breakfast. Limited "pet friendly" rooms. Please call to verify availability. Ask about our Open Water Fishing trips YMCA Day passes are available to our guests ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge Resort Hotel Forest City, Iowa