Truly a mixed bag of feelings staying at the lodge. The history, location and view from the porch were a “don’t miss”. The prime rib dinner buffet was excellent. During this COVID time, staff service the buffet from behind clear partitions and were all gloved and masked. Quality and variety of options were very good. Wish they had air conditioning or at least fans in the dining room, as the staff was visibly hot and the warmth made dining uncomfortable. Obviously they are also still working out the COVID policies and service at the tables. Drink service was truly lacking.
The hotel kept non- guests out of the hotel. They should consider this a long-term policy as it kept crowds down on the porch and made the lobby more comfortable. The rooms just meet the two star AAA rating. Very basic and could use some updates. We were disappointed to find gummy candies on our floor. While the pattern of the carpet hid them well, if a person paid any attention while they vacuumed they would have found them in the main pathways of the room. It was over priced for the quality, but they can get it due to the wonderful location. It was worth one night, but would not waste the money for multiple days.
We enjoyed the unique dishes and drinks. A must visit if you are in the area. We just missed a chefs pairing dinner the night before. We had a large group. Kids enjoyed the burgers and fish and chips. Adults had crab cakes, calamari and bisque for apps. Lamb shank, 'fancy' meatloaf( had lamb, pork and beef in it). Not baaaaddd (Sheep joke). Also had Yakisoba noodles - house recipe with cod, mushrooms and other good stuff. Gata stew- Filipino dish with seasonal seafood and mushrooms. We sampled each others dishes. Everything was amazing!