We stayed at the Khardomah Lodge for one week. The location is excellent, a short walk to the beach and a short drive into town. The neighborhood and beaches are great. The house is large and has plenty of room to spread out, especially on the back deck looking out into the woods and the front porch.
Unfortunately, the house is poorly maintained. Some things could be considered "rustic" and are interesting, others are simply old and outdated. The carpets and floors are dirty and the kids feet were dirty almost immediately after taking a bath from walking barefoot inside the house. The lighting is dim and the decorations are dark wood, making for a dark environment even with the lights on. The front door does not close properly and cannot be locked. The hot water is WAY too hot and is dangerous. Kids in the tub are not safe with water this hot. All of the adults agreed that the water is unnecessarily hot and could easily burn anyone instantly.
This house is adequate and we had fun but there were several things that really need improvement. We expected more for the money we paid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Khardomah Lodge in Grand Haven, Michigan is located 200 yds from Lake Michigan and Grand Haven State Park beach. It is a rustic 4 story building set into the side of a wooded dune. The Main Floor, Second Floor, and a lower level house 15 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, common areas, dining room and kitchen. The dining room can seat up to 45 and has 2 sets of french doors that open to a wrap around wood deck. A private suite is on the lower level with a balcony looking out over a wooded ravine and another suite is at the base of the dune with an out door hot tub on a covered deck. The suites are quite spacious and each has kitchen facilities, living room, cable TV, and can accommodation 4 easily. ... more less