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Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Cambridge
Reviewed April 19, 2011

My husband and I visit Salt Fork at least once a year and usually stay in one of their Lakeside Chalet cottages with the hot tubs. This trip we brought my parents and my two young nephews and rented two hillside cottages using the buy one get one free promotion on their website. We had a fabulous weekend! The boys loved running back and forth from one cabin to the other and exploring the woods. We went hiking and geocaching, this park has many different trails and caches to choose from. We went swimming at the indoor lodge pool, and was pleasantly surprised to find the water a nice, warm temperature. Towels were provided, you do not need to bring your own.

Our cabins were showing a bit of wear and tear, but that is to be expected with the limited budget the state parks have to work with. Dishes were mismatched and our set of 6 was missing a cup and a plate; my parents cabin was missing a fork and a bowl. Pots and pans were limited - if you're going to be cooking anything fancy you will probably want to bring your own cookware. Just be aware this is nothing fancy and you'll be fine. Both cabins were clean and were in a great location, both had lake views from the enclosed porches out front. With the buy one get one free special, we considered it a bargain and plan to return soon...the boys are already asking when we can go back!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

Salt Fork Sate Park is a large, beautiful state park! We love to stay at the cabins. We normally go during their "Stay for A's" promotions in order to save money. It saves us $50 per night! The lodge is the best one in Ohio! It has 3-floors, great food, indoor & outdoor pools, large game room and more! Normally, you will see many deer on your visit. This last time ( I guess due to the time of year), we did not see many deer, but it is not unusual to see 50-100 deer in 3-5 days! The kids love it here and there is plenty of room for them to have fun!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 30, 2011

I have been too many different places around the country for a golf getaway with friends. Including, staying at a campground on the Ocean in Myrtle Beach, Florida, and various places in Michigan. Nothing compares to Salt Fork. An amazing golf course, for $20 that includes 18 holes and a cart and great accommodations.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Xanterra, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2011

Thanks for visiting Salt Fork Lodge for your golf getaway - we appreciate your business and your review. Perched atop the rugged terrain of southeast Ohio, our golf course offers special challenges and rewards. Glad you enjoyed the challenge!

-Dianne R.
Guest Relations Manager/Ohio State Park Lodges

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Reviewed March 23, 2011

We were at Salt Fork lodge for a few days over March Break. Salt Fork is a huge state park, and you drive for some time to get from the park entrance to the lodge (I think it's 7 miles of winding roads)... and then in the middle of the hills and woods, the lodge pops up. The lodge was absolutely beautiful... big wooden beams, leather sofas in front of fireplaces... really comfortable and rustic. There was lots to do... the indoor pool and hot tub were well kept, the tennis courts were nice, as were the shuffleboard courts. They also had ping pong and a games room in the basement, as well as an exercise room. The restaurant had a nice, cozy decor, and the food was good and reasonably priced. The outdoor pool looked nice for the summer. There were lots of deer at dusk and dawn... we could see them when we were playing tennis. The golf course in the park had great prices for golfing, and the course was really nice, and hilly. Golf carts were available. We never had time to try out the hiking trails. And there was a mini-golf course that looked pretty good, but it was closed when we were there. Overall, a nice relaxing stay with Salt Fork. The only two minor disappointments were... no free internet (though internet was available at $10/day), and no complimentary hot beverage bar.

Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Xanterra, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2011

Nice family escape with LOTS to do! You certainly packed in the activities, but we'd love to have you return to check out our hiking trails! Thanks for visiting Salt Fork Lodge and for writing about your experience.

-Dianne R.
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Reviewed February 22, 2011

The lodge is located inside the park surrounded by beautiful landscape. The staff are very professional and timely. The restaurant is located inside the lodge and the food was pretty good. During the busy hours you may have to wait a bit to be seated by overall wonderful atmosphere. There are several outside activities to experience including hiking, camping, golfing, etc. (Some activities are seasonal) I really enjoyed the lodge and look forward to going back.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Xanterra, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2011

Thank you for sharing your review. The lodge's remote and wooded setting certainly makes for a wonderful escape as you say. We look forward to welcoming you back to Salt Fork.

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Reviewed February 19, 2011

Have spent a weekend for the past 2 Feb. because it's a very relaxing and quiet atmosphere that time of year. Room was on ground level and hallway was cold and a little too dimly lit, but room was very comfortable as was elsewhere in the lodge. Very friendly and pleasant staff. Good pool area and game room.

Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Xanterra, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2011

Thanks for sharing your review. Visiting during the off-season typically offers more solitude for guests, and we're pleased that you scheduled your family getaway weekend at Salt Fork Lodge again this year.

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Reviewed February 9, 2011

We stay at least once a year at Salt Fork. From the cottage to the lodge, everything meets your expectations. The staff is friendly and efficient. The rooms are large and spacious. The restaurant serves a nice variety of food, reasonably priced. The lounge areas throughout the lodge are so cozy, you never want to leave! The game room is always fun. The hot tub is always hot! I can't say enough good about this lodge or the cottages. If you stay in the cottage, remember, you are in a state park cottage. Everything you need is there and in working order, but don't expect luxury. Even with that said, the cottages are a delight. The whole complex is designed to appeal to families who like to do things together but is just as appealing to couples without children.

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Additional Information about Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center

Address: US Route 22 E, PO Box 7, Cambridge, OH 43725
Location: United States > Ohio > Guernsey County > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range: $98 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 201
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visitors to Salt Fork State Park can enjoy overnight accommodations at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center. Conveniently located close to the intersection of Interstates 70 and 77, the lodge boasts 148 guestrooms, 54 cottages and eight meeting/conference rooms with a professional sales and catering staff. Also at the lodge you will find indoor/outdoor pools, a Jacuzzi, game room, fitness center, gift shop, lounge and full-service restaurant. Attractions and amenities at the park include an 18-hole championship golf course, nature center, two marinas, picnic area, seasonal hunting and fishing, boating, swimming and more. Whether you are planning a getaway for your family, a reunion with your classmates or a business conference away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Salt Fork provides the perfect atmosphere. ... more   less 
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