We stayed here 9/30-10/2 for our anniversary. In 13 years, Holland Lake lodge is the first place we have repeated a stay for our anniversary. This is such a relaxing, romantic place with a throwback feel of slower times. You might expect to see 50's, 60's year cars,especially wood paneled station wagons in the parking lot. The lodge is a historic gem, the architecture and interior makes you feel like you have travelled back in time...............minus the wifi. The upstairs rooms are individually heated but the main downstairs is heated solely by the large fireplace and the huge wood burning work of art stove in the dining room. Always toasty during cool weather. The included meals are top notch. Several wholesome, filling breakfast selections. Lunches the same plus Christian will make any type of sandwich you want for a to go lunch, i.e. huckleberry jam/turkey for my wife. Dinners are outstanding. The chef, Amber, creates meals that can compete or surpass any dinner at one of our Seattle restaurants. Christian is the perfect host. He makes you feel at home right away and can help you plan any outing or attend to any needs. Everyone who works here acts as though they've known you a long time and their mission is to make your stay unforgettable. There are also cabins to stay in which we have always done. This time was the loon loft, the smallest of the cabins but a great deck. The cabins are rustic, very clean,the beds/bedding is top shelf. Each cabin has its own fire pit with a supply of wood and fire starter (egg crates and bacon grease) delivered every day. With the setting, trails and canoes/ kayaks to use, there is really no reason to leave the property. Very casual place as you can come in straight from hiking and go in muddy, skinned shins to a 5 star meal......just ask David Letterman. We were there close to the last week they were open in the middle of the week. We were the only guests there for breakfast. Christian surprised us by setting us a breakfast table right in front of the fireplace. What a setting,,that's the kind of place this is. Will it be a 3peat.....strong possibility.
- Also Known As:
- Holland Lake Hotel Condon