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Lake Crescent Lodge
mothergoose587 from: Port Orchard, Washington
Published Date: Feb, 26, 2024 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2024 Rating: 2
pretty expensive for just the view because cabin was dirty and run down.
These cabins are expensive to stay so our expectation would be to have a clean and basic functioning cabin. We stayed in the Roosevelt cabin #38. Upon entering the cabin, there was a strong smoky smell that lasted through the whole visit. If you were allergic to smoke this might not be a place for you. There is a fireplace that we didn't use for this reason and the front of the rock was black. The cabin is in need of serious deep cleaning. The furniture was filthy and chair was torn. Sheets, pillows and towels were old. Luckily, we brought our own pillows. Two towels were folded on the bench in bath so I used one. It left a disgusting smell on my skin like a wet dog. I'm wondering if it was not replaced from the last people. The rest of the towels also had a chemical smell to them. Toilet was disgusting. It looked like permanent pee on the toilet seat hinge. Ceiling and walls in bathroom had something splattered on them. Floor was dirty. Bathroom door hinge felt like it was falling off when opening or closing. The bathroom door itself was filthy. The old wall heater made tapping noises every time it came on keeping us up all night. The fridge froze our food. One of the dead bolt on the door facing the lake would not work leaving us worried for our safety and valuables when we left. The view was nice and so were the trails but one doesn't need to stay there to enjoy them. We won't stay again.
Espresso74 from: Sydney, Australia
Published Date: Dec, 10, 2023 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Fire and rain
Obviously the big plus for this place is the beautiful location - it feels isolated and the views are stunning. The other plus for us on a rainy day was sitting in the lodge in front of the beautiful fireplace. On the downside the rooms are basic and the food in the restaurant (which is your only option if you don't want to get into your car) - was average. I would visit again.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 20, 2023 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Cozy fall getaway
We recently spent two nights in one of the Roosevelt cabins (buy one night, get one free in November!). The cabin was very comfortable: the bathroom was modern, the beds had contemporary mattresses and coverings, we had a fridge, microwave and Keurig, and the free firewood was dry and ready to turn into a cozy fire. The baseboard heating kept every room comfortably warm, too. During the day we enjoyed hiking the Spruce Railroad Trail along the north side of the lake across from the Lodge in cool temps but bright sunshine.
The unexpected bonus was the amazing cuisine at the Lake Crescent Lodge Restaurant. If you are fortunate enough to visit in the fall, don't miss the Roasted Brussels Sprouts appetizer. The grilled salmon on lentils with lemon salsa and olives was mouth-watering, too! This chef enjoys his work!!!!
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Peter K from:
Published Date: Oct, 23, 2023 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2023 Rating: 1
Not worth the money
Built in the early 1900s, the Lake Crescent Lodge comes with its own charm. The fire place in the hall is a nice place to spend the evening with a drink from the bar after a very good dinner. The dissapointing experience from our stay was the room. We booked a room in the Marymere complex. The equiment is a bit outdated, which is not that bad, if everything would be in good condition. The room was dusty and dirty, linens not fresh, converters rusty. For $ 200+ per night you should expect more. All in all not worth the money we spent there. What a pitty, one could really make more out of this place and make it a really special experience with just some more effort in cleaning and keeping things in shape.
- Value: 1
- Location: 4
- Service: 4
morga999 from: Topeka, Kansas
Published Date: Oct, 17, 2023 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2023 Rating: 2
Mice in the cabin
There were MICE in our cabin that opened two packages of food. The fireplace quit working the second night and the room was extremely smoky.
Lodge doesn't open until 8:00 am for coffee????? Room wasn't ready when we checked in. Had to wait an extra 45 minutes.
The food in the restaurant was excellent, however.
- Value: 1
- Location: 5
- Service: 1