We made our reservation for Mountain Lake Lodge in 2012 when they still offered the meal plan. Breakfast and dinner was included in the room price. Not sure how much we would have eaten at each dinner if we had to pay for it separately. With that said, we tried just about everything on the menu over our 4-night stay. The food was excellent and the portions were more than generous. My wife and I are not big eaters, but we had an appetizer, salad, main course, and dessert nearly every night. I highly recommend the chocolate mousse cake. My wife's favorite was the peanut butter pie. The breakfast was very good as well (buffet style), but could have served more of a variety of fresh fruit. Next time we visit, we hope to be able to eat on the porch area which has a beautiful view overlooking the hotel grounds, but a small group had it reserved for our entire stay this year. We look forward to another visit in 2014.