The natural scenery is beautiful. The hot springs are nice. That's it. The rest is a crashing disappointment. We chose this place for a family reunion of sorts, based on their website. The web designer deserves an award for creativity and selective photography. We stayed in the Homestead and it was beyond dirty - mouse droppings on the counters and in the cupboards (the mice snacked on our groceries), insects (live and dead) everywhere, filthy carpet, dirty linoleum, a rotting floor in front of the shower, very dirty furniture. And - windows without screens, lamps that didn't work, smoke detectors without batteries or hanging from the walls by their wires and obviously inoperable, a discarded hot tub by the deck, a "BBQ" consisting of a kettle supported by an old wheel. Don't get me wrong - we're pretty hardy people who are able to deal uncomplainingly with a few bugs or a little dirt, but this was beyond the pale. I don't mind quaint or old, but I draw the line at dirty. We also rented the Ranch House which, thank goodness, was much nicer although still not the cleanest place I've ever seen. Don't look under the range hood if you don't want to see the lightbulb encrusted with dead bugs. And don't look behind the curtain if you don't want to see the wiring exposed and not in an electrical panel. Did I mention that it was deer fly season while we were there? Not the owner's fault, but be warned that these things are persistent, bloodthirsty, unfazed by bug spray, and a swirling cloud of biting misery whenever you step outside. Did I mention the old school bus and other discarded junk laying around which quite distracts from the surrounding natural beauty? This place could be so much more. But it isn't.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offers campgrounds and trailers for lodging. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Summer Lake Hot Springs Hotel Paisley