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Kootenay Park Lodge
Andrea G from: Vancouver, Canada
Published Date: Aug, 31, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Off-the-grid and very rustic
We stayed in one of the basic cabins. It is charming in a rustic kind of way but be aware there is no cell reception in the area (not their fault) and the wifi is very weak.
The cabins could use some very basic updating - the bathrooms are very small and old and I couldn't turn on the shower without help because the knobs are flat and painted over. Also the little things were not great - the lighting is that you can either have a bright overhead or a single dim lamp - we had to hang our flashlight on the door for additional light.
There is a cute fireplace and they provide kindling and wood, and a porch you can sit out on with a table and chairs.
There was a pretty good gift shop and restaurant/lobby (which we did not try). I think there is also at least one updated bigger cabin that is probably nicer. We found the staff to be informative and nice.
- Sleep Quality: 2
- Location: 4
- Service: 4
Published Date: Aug, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We experienced difficulties while travelling and needed a short term place to get assistance organized. Greg, Meredith and the staff were extremely helpful and understanding. We are so grateful for their kindness and generosity!
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 8, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
Filthy, filthy and more filthy. Don’t ever visit this place!
When we booked this place it looked promising. But when we got there we were put in Cabin 1, filthy and filthy, bugs and more dead bugs, spider webs everywhere! Washroom was so filthy!, we were afraid to take shower because it was gross!After complain, two days after, we were moved to cabin 12. Because we were suppose to be in cabin 12, But we were encouraged to stay in cabin 1, according to staff, all cabins were good! after the second day, however we moved because it was booked so we had to wait! Also couple from Alberta had same issues and they were moved to cabin 11. So we had same experience with cabins, filthy and cold no proper heat! Cabin 12 was ok. But don’t book at this place, they are cheaters!
Sanela , Richmond B.C.
Can’t express enough how horrible cabin 1, was!
Go somewhere else and save your self from mental breakdown! Also there was no housekeeping! No WIFI.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 6, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Unclean and very disappointing for price
Location was nice with the beautiful river that you could walk/hike along, nice view of the mountains, was right on the main road which added some noise but also made it easy to get to other hikes etc. The staff were very approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable about hikes around the area. The cabins were cute
· We stayed here for our honeymoon thinking it would be a little more private. Other reviews said that it was a little rustic which we were fine with, but when we got there we were disappointed with the cleanliness of our cabin. There was used soap and face cloth sitting in the shower, used shampoo beside the sink, and the last night we found dried old blood on our comforter. The shower didn't drain properly so you would have to stop the water for about 10 minutes in the middle of your shower so it could drain. We brought these things up to the staff and were told the shower would be fixed and well cleaned. They were very apologetic. Sadly when we got back to our cabin the shower still didn't drain properly and was still dirty (hair, old hair elastic that wasn't ours, dead bugs, etc.) But the used soap and face cloth were taken out. Food was very greasy, a little expensive if you just want a small meal as they won't serve a meal under $15, but the fries are delicious. To heat our cabin there was only plug in heaters when on the site I only saw options for fire, propane, and baseboard heat. Basically all in all our stay was alright as we left a lot for hiking, which the staff had nice recommendations for. We really wanted to love this place especially because it is run by a family, but for $230 a night it was disappointing. Wish we would have stayed in a hotel instead, or maybe one of the other cabins.
Kiwi1812 from: Middelfart, Denmark
Published Date: Sep, 29, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Cute but basic
Not really a lodge, more like a cabin. Cute and rustic, great beds, really basic kitchen although I did appreciate the fridge. Very basic bathroom, no hot water when I was visiting. Nothing luxurious about it, although the name and the price made be expect more than I got.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 2