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The Lodge At Geneva-On-The-Lake
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jul, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Bachelorette parties aren’t welcome; don’t choose this wine shuttle for your bachelorette
Our party was a group of late 20s to 40’s professional women. We are pretty mild-mannered, and as such, chose a relaxing wine tour for my friend’s bachelorette festivities. We were treated like children.
Although it does not state any such policy on their website, we were immediately asked to remove some lightly suggestive bachelorette merchandise and sign waivers promising that we would not swear during the duration of our trip. We refused to sign the waiver, and they did not press the issue - likely because they wanted our business. However, once on the bus, we were lectured about profane language and told we would be taken back to the Lodge if we used profane language. The bus also had a sign saying that obscene language is prohibited. We were told that the winery owners strictly prohibited these obscenities and ‘paraphernalia’.
(I’d like to point out that this behavior was not personal to our driver - but was likely something enforced by management.)
While I’m not keen on wild behavior, I do not appreciate being condescended. At 30, I do not appreciate being policed. This left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, including the other bachelorette party that was sitting with us on the bus (in fact, they proceeded to throw profanities and talk about sex loudly in protest).
We were driven to three wineries and picked up after an hour. After talking to several employees at the wineries, it appeared that these were the Lodge’s policies as opposed to the wineries. Our outfits were complimented and the employees at these wineries were incredibly cordial. As such, I would recommend using a more ‘adult-friendly’ service for your upcoming bachelorette.
leone2107 from: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 13, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
This hotel certainly ticks all the boxes! Stayed here for 1 night while on a 6 week road trip of USA. Location is perfect, rooms are beautiful and lovely food. Only one gripe - when we checked in we were met with a very rude, frosty woman called Vicky on reception!. We had been given an e-voucher by our travel agent and she demanded that we have one printed out. She waved her hand in the direction of the computer at the back of reception area and said get it printed or she couldn't check us in!! Not the best of welcomes! We managed to do this eventually with the help of another lovely member of staff. Management need to have a word with her!! However this did not detract from this lovely hotel and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 4
Gigiabc123 from: Youngstown, Ohio
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
My husband and I celebrated our 32 wedding anniversary here. We had an enjoyable time. It’s a beautiful place. We had a king room with a balcony facing the lake. They room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet . It had a variety of good items to please everyone. Our server Melissa was friendly and efficient . We enjoyed the outdoor pool. There’s plenty of room for swimming and relaxing. It was great that the pool stayed open late . Most pools close at 6 pm .
I do have 2 concerns. The steps In the Lobby from the first floor to the second floor were beyond dirty!!! It looked like they never got swept. Also Becky, at the front desk,who was in training needed another employee with her because she made mistakes upon our check in and wasn’t knowledgeable enough.
We did enjoy our stay and we will return !
Mairisha N from: Canal Winchester, Ohio
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Nice weekend getaway.
I've visited twice. Once for a girls trip, and most recently for a weekend away with my husband. Our room is clean and we enjoyed the wine tour. Staff is attentive and friendly. I think the location is beautiful, especially the view you get while in the pool. I think the food is a bit pricey for what you get, but overall an excellent stay.
AuntTra from: Westerville, Ohio
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Beautiful Location, Lake Front, but Pricey
We stayed here for two nights ( Monday and a Tuesday). I loved everything about this facility except the price. Our room did overlook the pool and the lake ( it did not have a balcony) which was nice. The lodge is very close to the strip at Geneva-on-the-Lake ( walking distance). The rooms were clean and modern ( unlike some state parks that feel dated). The restaurant in the lodge was nice and had a wonderful view. The lodge had a paved path that ran right next to the lake. The pool was nice and had a splash area for kids. Again, no complaints except for the price.