This grand old place has all the virtues of a grand old place, and a few of the limitations. As Richard S. said, "if you are old enough to have stayed in a mountain resort hotel in the 1950s, and still young enough to not need an elevator - or if you want to experience how it was - then you will love this place." And you don't have to be that old--we are not! You just have to love variety more than predictability, old wood more than plastic, spirit-lifting grandeur more than powerful routers.
It's simply glorious; the best rooms (they go fast, so reserve early) are splendid. There is no elevator, the halls are long, they had an 8 hour problem with their hot water while we were there. And as soon as we can afford a nice get-away again, we'll be going back. Don't miss the bar or the dining room. Their claim to serve the "best crab cakes in the country" was only barely exaggerated--who can tell at that level? A real fire in the grand old lobby. Perky wait-staff who are eager and attentive. Mature, quiet control at the helm, the desk. Great fun and worth every penny of the substantial but reasonable fee. And a great home base for thrilling but exhausting in-depth tours of Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces at Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and PolyMath Park.More