I booked 3 nights for Room Alice fortune.I have two small kids,1 year old and 2 years old.We usually have a king bed room when we are on travel.I knew many hotels and resorts are free for kids under 2 and half.After one night stay in Alice fortune,The manager asked us to change room to swiggles because they don't allow kids under 7 stay in the logde.I dislike swiggles.It has a narrow long entryway up the hill to the house.I am always afraid to pass an entrance like this during summer time.I was bite by a snake on a similar way when I was a kid .At first they said if we disagreed to change to swiggles we need to find another place to stay.We only had 3 days vacation.Who want to waste time on booking and changing a hotel !! I asked them to show me the policy as they told me 7 years old are not allowed in the logde.I only remeber they have no pet policy which they make it clear on their wedsite.The manager said she need to make a phone call.At last they changed us to a samll cottage called jackson cottage which doesn't has a narrow entryway.It locates on flat lands and we can drive in front of the house.But it only has a queen bed and two twin beds.So I feel alice fortune is more fits our needs.We stayed at jackson cottage for two nights.I feel jackson cottage is a clean and morden style cottage.It would be perfect for a family with school age kids.It has two bedroom.Alice fortune is a comfortable suite .It is spacious and I really enjoy the front porch.It is a large land retreat.It is very wild.I feel it is a little too wild for me.They don't have many landscaping.Grasses grow as tall as me But they do cut grasses around the house area.It has a beatiful jackson river in the retreat.
Pros：It is a quite location.relaxing
They rasied my kind of animals in the barns.My kids love to watch them.
Cons: I feel the hardwood floors in the logde are not in good condition.
The bed is not very comfortable.The matress is on soft side.Sheets are OK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Natural Retreats' Meadow Lane Lodge is set within the region of Virginia's mountains known as the Allegheny Highlands. It is surrounded by over a million acres of National Forest and pristine Conservation Easement lands, and through it run the magnificent Jackson River. While our setting is private, pastoral and agrarian in nature, our location is just a few minutes' drive from the beautifully historic villages of both Warm Springs and Hot Springs, Virginia. Our Lodge and Cottages, each unique in their setting and personality, are located throughout this area of breathtaking natural beauty, allowing our guests a distinct vacation lodging experience. ... more less