I visited the lodge for a couple nights, as part of a work trip.
After staying in so many luxury hotels, the relaxed, informal family atmosphere was such a balm for my spirit.
No stiff, carefully manicured folks behind a registration desk, just Kathy and Ernest. Kathy often in her apron, from the kitchen. I only eat real food, and I respect what they are doing at the lodge, to support local food industry, but more than that, I felt very well fed, and Ernest provided the "just right" old world service I'd exfpect in a lodge nestled in the Alps!
The servings were generous, the food seasoned exquisitely. One night I ate a simple chili in the education center, one night I ate in the restaurant.
What a gem it is! I hope other like minded people flock there, to support old-world hospitality.
Gosh, if I listened to the problems other people on Trip Advisor shared, I would have missed out on not only nutritious, but delicious meals, the warm company of two individuals who's care is everywhere evident, but I'd also have missed out on one of the most relaxing weekends of my life.
I will definitely return, but a word of advice to other travelers! Leave any preconception baggage back at home! As a culture we've become used to fakely perfect hospitality. What the lodge provides is night and day different from the Hilton or Holiday Inn Express, as the warm, cozy mom and pop restaurant down the street is to McDonalds. If you want the Hilton, you will be disappointed. But, if you want something soul-filling, well, you'll be in the right place.
There's something really genuine about that place and the folks that run it.
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- Also Known As:
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