While checking in, the manager, cell to one ear lan line to the other, said to the person on the phone, there must be a lot of religious people and they all took the day off because we're slammed. Nice first impression, but this was by far the cheapest room with the most beds and $54 for the night seemed like a great deal.That is until I got into the room. Being rustic was part of the charm. But there was so much dust. I figured no big deal I'll just start dusting. The more I cleaned the more upset I got. The sconces just above the head board were caked with dust. I was going to call the front office but the phone in the room didn't work. The front office was aware of the problem but was unsure which phones worked and did not. And said since most people have cells or Wi-Fi they just didn't bother fixing them. Just when I thought I could take a break and unwind I noticed the bath room where my child was playing bare foot. The floor was obviously not mopped and hadn't been in some time. I sprayed the floors myself and wiped them up with disinfectant wipes. I even brought the urine soaked cloths to the front office. This is now my third trip to the office with two sick children waiting. His response was to allow me to leave with my money back and did not even offer a discounted rate. After I wiped the black sticky table down fed the kids and tucked them into the now disinfected sheets, cuz who knows at this point. I took a walk to the pop machine. It was easy to find because of the giant sign that said POP AND ICE. But it too was not functioning. Oh well at least I've got my tablet and some peace and quiet. Now, what is the password for the Wi-Fi? Ugh! Early night. The next day at just after 11am, the "house keeper" came to inform me that check out was at 11. And why would he tell you 12, he knows I don't have a lot to do, um I think you do actually. She takes her finger and taps the inside of the door where the check out policy is neatly printed. Yup, I read that while I was cleaning my own, now over priced room thanks. Maybe you should talk to him about it was all I could actually say. She even brought up the dirty room complaint as if I has made it up. I thought I was doing the right thing by showing him. It got me nothing but harassed. All she has left to do is change the bedding and empty the trash. I even wiped down the furniture. I can rest easy knowing the next occupants of room 8 will not be getting my kiddos strep throat. I can't vouch for the other rooms though. If you are fisherman, it's a place to hang your waders and pass out and its cheaper than any where else. Be sure you like rock hard firm support. If you plan on occupying your room and using the facilities, this is not the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Batcke's Baldwin Creek Lodge is nestled on the banks of the historic Baldwin River, a quarter mile south of downtown Baldwin. We are just minutes from world class year round fishing, hunting, canoeing, hiking, bicycling, ATV/ORV trails, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, golfing and dog sledding. There are also many great restaurants and shops a short drive from our place. In each room guests will find: cable television, wireless internet, coffeemaker (coffee included), small refrigerator, desk, dresser, beautiful log furniture and hand carved trout benches, full bathroom, wireless internet and air conditioning. We have recently put ceramic tiles and new Serta mattresses in many of our rooms. We have picnic tables, grills and fire pits throughout the property for guests to enjoy as well as a horseshoe pit and fish cleaning station. We have a walking and snowmobile access trail allowing guests to ride right from the lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Batcke's Baldwin Creek Lodge MI - Lake County