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Jamestown Resort & Marina
Lynne F from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 21, 2018 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
Not fancy, but roomy and close to the marina
This lodge is very dated, but very roomy and reasonably clean. One goes to this place to have fun with family and friends, so accommodations aren't the chief interest. The view makes up for a lot (like the lack of warm bedding and insufficient number of little flat pillows) and it was very fine to sit on the patio in the morning with coffee and look out over the water. It was nice to be able to walk to the restaurant/pub/gift shop below. I would stay there again for a couple of nights, but probably not any longer than that.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 2
Linda B from: Hamilton, Ohio
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 31, 2018 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
Location, location maybe
Stayed in the lodge for 2 weekend nights. It served it's purpose but we were a bit disappointed for the price. Definitely paying for location - all lodge rooms are right above the dock and balconies face the lake. We enjoyed the view, but room is in much need of updating. Staff was friendly enough, but not sure I'd stay here again until the rooms are refreshed.
- Rooms: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
Brian K from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 30, 2018 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
We rented the 77 foot Presidential Houseboat for 4 nights; 2 kayaks, hot tub, and 2 waverunners for a day. Overall the experience was good. The negative feedback is that several of the interior lights were not functioning, the Sirius radio didn't work, a window leaked in a rain storm, and the forward roof over the bow deck leaked in the rain. On the positive side, the Jamestown staff were exceptionally accommodating and friendly. Manager Steve was top-notch. The bottom-line is that our entire 9 person group all had a good time. We adapted and overcame the negative to have a really good time. Jamestown was less expensive than State Dock so it was a very inexpensive vacay for everyone.
DYPeter from: Hamilton Ohio
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Aug, 20, 2017 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2017 Rating: 1
The Houseboat was "A Great Fixer Upper!"
Rented a Houseboat from State Dock in 2016. 4 Stars for them. Decided to go with Jamestown Dock Rental for 2017. Rented a Tranquility Houseboat. Bad idea. Reservation and counter staff were great. Maintenance guys and boat pilot were also great. No complaints with the personnel. That's why the overall operation received at least the one star. On the other hand, the houseboat was a disaster. If there was something on the boat that could be broken, it was broken. Missing simple things like towel bars and clothes hooks in the bathrooms.
More significantly, the boat had no Inverter. That means, unless the generator is running, you cannot operate anything requiring electric except the toilets and the radio. We shut the generator off at 11:00 PM. The batteries were dead by 4:00 AM. 100% no power at all.
It rained one day and water poured onto the front deck. Refrigerator, silverware tray, oven, and grill were all dirty. I don't expect pristine, but they looked like they hadn't been cleaned in weeks. No grill brush, so we couldn't even clean it ourselves.
This boat needs to be taken out of service for a week and refurbished. We'll never know if that happens because, in the future, we'll be renting from State Dock.
- Value: 2
- Location: 3
- Service: 5
Mrhorn from: Louisville, Kentucky
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 11, 2017 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2017 Rating: 4
Brings back Memories of a Bygone Era
I grew up on a lake in northern Indiana. I recall the days when lake cottages were small, had no A/C, and families packed 16 people into three bedrooms. If you weren't married, you slept in a sleeping bag in the room above the garage in the heat of mid-July. Everyone fell all over everyone else, but once you were on the water, nothing else mattered. We've spent time on houseboats on Cumberland, but usually launched from the Grider Hill Marina. This was our first visit to Jamestown, and our first time staying in the resort instead of a houseboat. The resort gave us that "lake cottage" feeling that I used to get when I was a child. The entire resort could use a serious update to its fixtures, but I would argue against doing it. The king size bed in our "Super Suite" was great. The bedroom was totally separate from the front room where the kitchen and living area were located. A couch there opened up into a bed, so the suite could sleep 4 if needed. We setup a pack 'n' play for our 3 month old and she had her own space. They gave us a second floor room all the way at the far end of the lodge. It had the best views of the marina as it opened up onto the lake and we spent an hour in the morning just taking it all in.
If you're looking for the elegance of the Trump Towers, you won't find it here. The fixtures, especially in the bathroom, probably have 25 years on them. However, if you're looking to find the feel of the "lake cottage" and allow the majesty of lake Cumberland to shape your impressions, then this is a great place to stay!
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 3