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Lake Crescent Lodge
DonnaPNaperville_IL from: Naperville, Illinois
Published Date: Aug, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Enjoyed our stay at Lake Crescent Lodge
We recently stayed at Lake Crescent Lodge for 4 nights-we had made our reservations so far ahead, and had forgotten about the shared bathrooms. We had a sink in our room, and there was no problem whatsoever with the shared bathroom/showers except that you have to leave your room to use them. It is a beautiful location, with lots of beautiful scenery all around. We hiked to Marymere Falls on a rainy day, but it was still an enjoyable trek. We ate dinner in the dining room one night-very good, but pricey. You can also eat on the attached porch-just go to the bar to order food-a little different atmosphere than the dining room. A nice collection of games to play in the lobby, with the fireplace going-very cozy. Georgia was absolutely the best at assisting us with other things to see in the area. Even though we were not considering Cape Flattery, her recommendation changed our mind-GREAT trail and wonderful place to visit.
Our room was at the top of the stairs, right below the bar. Some nights, a little noisy, but it closes at 11. In the morning upon arising and heading to the rest room, you can hear the fire crackling-very cool. If I ever return, I would opt to stay in one of the cottages for a little more privacy.There is option to rent boats and paddleboards, we did not. A boat ride on the lake had been advertised, but was cancelled during our time there due to an issue with paperwork for the boat captain-bummer. It would be a beautiful lake to see from a boat. It was very cloudy/foggy every day except for our last night there-beautiful sunset!
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
367markc from: Valldemossa, Spain
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 21, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Super quiet location with stunning views and easy trails nearby!
Rooms are slightly basic and again mattresses are soft. Good bath and shower. Room was slightly damp but a few sprays of aftershave hid the smell.
danwaltersoregon from: Happy Valley, Oregon
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
You can't beat the setting or the lodge
The lake is gorgeous and the setting overall was idyllic. The main lodge is a treasure and a great place to hang out, grab a meal, and/or play games (their puzzle/game shelf is impressive).
We stayed in a room at the pyramid building (that's the name, not the shape). It was fine. Nothing was missing, but nothing about it jumped out. We were upstairs, which had vaulted ceilings. That was nice. The room was appropriate and reasonably set up. Again, nothing missing and nothing jumping out.
The service was terrific - Georgia at the front desk made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived - she was attentive, friendly, and very helpful.
We rented a kayak and paddle board for 4 hours and spent some time on the lake. It was lovely. Jumping off the dock was fun, and sitting outside to watch the sun go down very relaxing.
We were only here one night so we didn't get to explore as much as we would've liked. We would come back again, though, for sure.
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 4
- Service: 5
Raymoel from: Olympia, Washington
Published Date: Aug, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
lunch at the lake
Traveling with the wife and friends, we had lunch at this Lodge. The building and setting were quaint and still pleasant. The service in the restaurant for lunch was quite good, better than expected and the food selection and presentation was also quite good.
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Maxbeki from: Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
A True Getaway
My husband and I stayed at LCL this week. You couldn’t have a more lovely place to get away from it all... no phone, no tv, no
a/c, no worries. We stayed overnight in the main lodge. Our corner room overlooked the lake. I could hear the waves lapping the shore throughout the night. A cool cross breeze was welcome, since the lodge has no a/c. The bed (full size) was comfy, with a down comforter. I never slept better. I was impressed with the food in the restaurant and the service was outstanding. Young people from all over the country come to work in the park and are very enthusiastic about being there.
The lake is pristine. Lots of Adirondack chairs on the pebbled beach. There are kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes to rent. Or, if you are more interested in land activities, there are numerous well maintained trails to explore the area. Marymere falls is a highlight. The Lake Crescent Lodge can’t be beat for its unique rustic charm on one of the most beautiful places on earth. Really... I’ve traveled to many grand places, and LCL is right up there at the top!
FYI: The guest rooms in the lodge do not have private bathrooms. There is a sink in the room, however. The food in the restaurant is very good, but expensive. Bring snacks. Bring folding chairs for the beach.