Wish I could say that the lodge was a great experience, but our stay was less than expected. First of all....the unbelievable wait to check in. We arrived at 4:30.......waited in line until 5:10.........and were told that our room wasn't ready and that we should leave our luggage in the holding room and that we would be more than welcome to PAY for a locker to store our personal items while we used the waterpark. Well.....NO room in the holding room, and we were not about to unpack all of our luggage in the lobby to find our swimwear.......PAY to use a locker......and then haul the suitcases back to the car until the room was ready. Once they called at 5:45 to say that a room was ready, we had to wait another 20 minutes in another line to actually check in and get our room keys!
If you don't mind extremely basic rooms for a hefty price, these will be right for you. They were clean, but for what you pay a night, I would certainly expect at least a coffeemaker in the room and mirrors in the bedrooms. Also, the wiring was completely awry as the main room lights were hooked up to the TV's in the bedrooms and/or the bathroom. If you turned the lights out in the main room, the TV's in the bedrooms went out! There was no way to have someone asleep on the sleeper sofa and someone else watching TV in the bedrooms.
The waterpark itself was a lot of fun, although the lines for the slides were outrageous and there were constant battles to find tubes to ride them. I can't imagine how crowded it will be when they open up even more rooms.
The food was pricey and passable, but only if you have to eat there for a day. Can't imagine more than that as there was very little variety and I would consider it "junk" food. Hey, the kids liked it though. Bring your own sodas and snacks if you want to save a LOT of money.
We will possibly return as it is after all the only indoor waterpark around. They've got you there. I would however, book the cheapest room and bring as much of my own food as possible. There are fridges and microwaves in the rooms.
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