Don’t let the “resort park” of their title scare you - rates are VERY reasonable (less than $80 for us midweek in mid-August)! Rooms are large and spotlessly clean. They have a nice balcony (2 chairs and a table), WIFI, coffee maker, and a flat screen TV. Our room had 2 queen beds, 2chairs, and a pedestal table where I could use the laptop (good wifi reception). Room wasn’t ready when we arrived at 1:30 which was no problem - staff was so friendly and we were hungry! In the dining room you can order from a menu with lots of choices, or a buffet with even more choices (although I don’t think the buffet is available all year). We did not have one complaint about the food, and again the staff was great. At 2:30 our room still wasn’t ready, but there was plenty to do in the area to keep us busy. We took the skylift to Natural Bridge which starts just down the road from the hotel . A storm was threatening so we didn’t spend as much time as we would have liked on the bridge since the skylift can close on a moments notice if there is lightening spotted, and we had no desire to hike back to the car or to the lodge. And speaking of hiking, there are LOTS of hiking trails in this area for those who are more fit than we are. We then decided to do the nearby Red River Gorge Scenic Byway . We didn’t see any waterfalls (weather obviously too dry) but there were lots of interesting stone formations to see on the route. Negatives: 1) Distance to the pool -To get to the pool, or the paddleboats requires LOTS and LOTS of steps downhill from the hotel! (It is actually a community pool, so be sure to get a pass from the front desk at the hotel. ) 2) There is no where to lay down clothes in the small bathroom 3) summertime view from balcony is nothing except trees. Despite these few things, I hope to return to Hemlock Lodge when I can spend more time there.
- Also Known As:
- Hemlock Hotel Slade