*The so-called third bedroom is actually what looked like a hospital bed in the main living area.
*The bathroom is a toilet in a stall on the screen porch (we had to drive to the showers and sometimes wait since there were just a few showers and a whole lot of campers and cabin residents).
*We awoke every morning to the smell of our neighbor sitting at his picnic table, chain smoking. A no-smoking group of cabins would have been nice.
*Our mattresses felt more like box springs.
*The bare bulb hanging from the ceiling was too dim for reading.
*We had no phone service there. (Verizon and AT&T) That's not a complaint, just noteworthy and may have impacted our decision to stay there.
By the time the bat showed up (through a hole that we quickly stuffed with a sock once he found his way back out to the screen porch through it), our accommodations had become a running joke with the other parents who were in town for the baseball tournament. All-in-all, we did not get one night of good sleep until we checked out early and spent the night in a hotel. I have camped hundreds of times, so I'm not a priss. I even love the animals - squirrels in the walls, noisy owls, and groundhogs under the cabin, I just expected to get those things -- privacy, a bathroom, a comfortable bed, and electric light -- that presumably set a cabin apart from a tent.
On the plus side, most of the people working in the office and the park ranger were nice. One girl was a little testy when we told her our young daughter wouldn't be joining us for a few days. I know. Weird. She insisted I stop by and personally tell them that day even though I was telling her right then. What???
- Also Known As:
- Gilbert Lake State Park Hotel Laurens