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Minardi_C from: Canada
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Perfect stay!! but avoid the breakfast at Poco Cafe...
We stayed at log cabin 104. The cabin looked brand new to me and had everything we needed for a perfect stay (full kitchen, free parking by the door of our place, fireplace, two king size beds in separate rooms, AMAZING gardens and grounds, awesome views to the mountains, etc). Only thing to add: use the full kitchen instead of paying for breakfast at Poco Cafe. The restaurant doesn’t follow the greatness of the Pocahontas Cabins. Potato wedges were tasting like old oil, poor quality coffee, cookies and brownies tasting like frozen food, etc. We paid above 40 CAD (2 adults + 2year old toddler) for an awful breakfast. With that money you can buy stuff to have an awesome breakfast at your cabin... potentially with a view to the mountains!!
heatherchuppa from: Summerland, Canada
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 31, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Absolutely breathtaking location. My 2 teens & I stayed in a lodge room, while several friends & family members were scattered throughout various cabins & other lodge rooms (wedding party).
Our room was lovely, it was a bit warm at first but once the windows were open there was a lovely breeze. The pool & hottub were right outside our room which was awesome as there is a lovely patio to sit on and survey the pool. I did not find the mosquitoes to be bad at all, as many have commented, but I'm sure a citronella candle or two on your room/cabin patio would help. It is the mountains in Canada, afterall 🤷♀️
The front desk, waitresses, housekeeping staff, etc are EXCEPTIONAL. Absolutely wonderful and welcoming and accomodating and without a doubt made our stay (2 nights) over the top. I actually loved having a DVD player in our room and a selection of DVDs to borrow from the front desk, it was fantastic to curl up with my kids and watch a movie "the old fashioned way".
My only disappointment is the food :(
The dinner selection is very minimal, to begin with. I was very disappointed with my "saffron rice" that came with the tandoori chicken. The rice was cold, dry, and flavourless. Others in our group ordered the fettucinni which was so bland and flavourless that no amount of salt or pepper helped. The side salads are not dressed or seasoned in any way.
The breakfast selection is not any better :( The cold cereal, and yogurt were honestly the best options. Pancakes, eggs, sausages, bacon, toast are available but cold, rubbery, and not cooked well. The potatoes are inedible.
Our 2nd dinner there was privately catered by the hotel kitchen, and was a massive disappointment as well. I was super sad that I hadn't ordered the childrens option of chicken fingers & fries instead of my cold raw steak with flavourless bernaise.
There is not much selection at all of food/grocery items at the lobby shop, so bring your own food to cook!!
Should I take the opportunity to stay again, which I would love to do, the only change I would make would be to stay in a cabin with a full kitchen so we could cook for ourselves.
Adorable communal BBQ & seating areas are also scattered throughout, and there's a wee cute mini golf course and playground for the littles!
Check out the Pochahontas Mine Trail across the road, and Punch Bowl Falls just up the road for fantastic & educational historical hikes!!
danberney from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 30, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Way too dated
We were looking forward to our cabin, but in spite of lovely staff and a nice games room, I am afraid this place is in need of serious refurbishment and changes in the kitchen. We had free breakfast vouchers but only used the breakfast twice: selection was limited and the food was poor quality (esp bacon and sausages). I am a bacon fiend but this was inedible. Food was also cold as others have said as small heaters were inadequate. The cabins are very dated, a bit grubby and our cooker had foil lined trays to preserve the element. It was very old fashioned. An indication of the age of the facilities was the presence of a DVD/VHS video machine!! Who still uses a video machine? Mosquitoes were rampant but that wasn’t their fault and the place is very near the road. Sorry... lovely people but needs serious investment.
CarebearWinnipeg from: Winnipeg, Canada
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 27, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Better options out there
We recently stayed in a Pioneers cabin for 1 night. It a smaller cabin but didn’t bother us as we knew that prior to arriving. We only slept in the cabin as we toured around the area and went to Miette hot springs. The cabin itself had all the amenities however the carpet in the room was very old and I didn’t really feel the couch was clean enough to sit on so put down towels to sit on. The bed was a double which was very soft. All in all, for 1 night it is good, however any longer I wouldn’t have stayed. Also, there is a restaurant but we didn’t eat there. Purchased coffee to go in the morning and it was awful coffee and close to $7 for 2 small cups.
Jazzy1869 from: United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 26, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Recently stayed here rather than in a hotel but unfortunately we were a little disappointed. From the outside, some of the cabins look attractive and have lovely flowers and the overall setting is pleasant. Unfortunately there is no air conditioning, just one small table fan for the entire cabin. The windows have mesh over to try and prevent the large amount of mosquitoes entering the cabin but unfortunately on arrival we found the handle to the bedroom window was broken so couldn't open the window so the room was very warm to sleep in. The furniture in the lounge area had to be moved around in order to open the sofa bed which was not very comfortable to sleep on as the springs could be felt. Not sure how thoroughly the cabin had been cleaned either as, for example, when we moved the dining table to open the sofa bed there was food under it. Also we appreciate its a log cabin but there were a large amount of cobwebs inside. Like some other reviewers have mentioned mosquitoes are everywhere, inside and out, so got badly bitten and it also meant we couldn't take advantage of the seating area outside the cabin. Very limited kitchen equipment too. Overall a real shame as we were looking forward to our stay somewhere different.