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Loboto from: Norcross
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 3, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
Not everything is good as the reviews said
We stayed here for one night during our canadian summer trip. because the good reviews I read about this place I chose here. It turned out that some part is true but not all of them.The positive part is the bed and the deck are comfortable and the breakfast muffin was delicious! But the bathroom is very small and very hard to turn around. And the other people there were smoking heavily that we were not able to enjoy the deck. So we locked us inside to not breath the bad air. Also she didn't have the fire that night because she said that she had no wood. But my kids were really looking forward to the fire and we even prepared the meat to cook. So our dinner plan was ruined too. Since the town is so small so we really had a hard time to find a good place to eat dinner at the last minute.
So overall is a OK stay but feel the owner could do better.
- Location: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 1
UpNorth58 from: White Salmon, Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 9, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Highly Recommend the Northland Lodge
We had the opportunity to stay in the Northland Lodge this past September and would absolutely recommend the lodge. From the comfort of the lodge, to the wonderful soup, pie and breakfast muffins it was the highlight of our trip. The staff was wonderful and the location was perfect for exploring the town and surroundings. Can't forget the welcoming fireplace!
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Michael D from: West Palm Beach, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 6, 2018 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Great Alternative to the Big Hotel on the Hill
Spent two nights at the Northland Lodge while visiting the park. Enjoyed the proximity to town, as we were able to walk to restaurants and shops. The owner had lots of helpful tips, including the recommendation to rent bike's at Pat's. This turned out to be the highlight of our trip. We rented electric bikes rode in the park. The roads were still closed due to the fires from the previous year, so we, and several other bikers, had the roads all to ourselves. It was a blast! The owner also served us a soup and salad one night for dinner for a small fee. We went to the Prince of Whales one night for dinner. Ate in the lounge and took in the view. That was enough for us!
baggly2018 from: Lethbridge, Canada
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Charm away from the crowds
Historic lodge with a relaxing atmosphere. wonderful beds and quaint rooms with old world charm. great to gather in the mornings for coffee and fresh hot muffins and chat with other guests from all parts of the world. For a lodge built in 1928 the showers were hot and massaging. The location is perfect, away from the noise of downtown, yet only a five to ten minute walk to the lake and Main Street. With its rich history and comfort it was the ideal place for me thanks to the staff.
ndser from: Vancouver, B.C.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 30, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 2
Rustic But Expensive Charm
We stayed at the Northland Lodge for 3-nights in late-Sep ($197). The lodge was located SW of the village just past Cameron Falls. It was set on a bench at the base of the steep mountains, and was probably the accommodation most distant from the village itself (except, of course, for the Prince of Wales that was set out on a hill overlooking the lake).
The lodge was an old (circa 1928) Swiss chalet-like structure, wood-frame with two main floors and full length balconies on the front and back. There was a grassy area out front with several of the Adirondack chairs that are a signature of the village, but neither balcony nor lawn had lake views. The ground floor housed the kitchen and a common area with couches, TV and library, with a large stone fireplace that separated the room from a dining area. Most of the rooms were upstairs (2 shared a bathroom), although there was one downstairs, and two with outside entries, one in the basement that looked a bit like a dungeon and one off the dirt parking lot in the back.
Our room, with the outside rear entry, was small – it was furnished with a double bed and end tables and a small arborite table with two similar era chairs (no bedside clock, though); there was no room for anything else – we moved our luggage around to make space as required. The only places for clothes were 2 sets of wall hooks. The decor can only be described as “cowboy and Indian,” with American Cowboy posters, prints and ceramic hangings of native Indians, Hudson Bay Co blankets, and a faux-leather feature wall behind the bed. There was a large window on one wall, a vanity and sink with a small mini-fridge in an alcove, and a small bathroom (nice new shower) adjacent whose door could not open fully because of its proximity to the bed.
A simple continental breakfast was provided – coffee, juice, home-made muffins – that was sometimes supplemented with a yogurt/granola creation or left-overs from the large group staying at the same time that had ordered full breakfasts ($15). Dinner was available, but at $34 for lasagna, there were much better deals at the many restaurants in town. The room was not serviced unless specifically requested, and then it only entailed a towel change and sometimes garbage removal – no new toiletries, the bed was not made, and the room not swept.
The Northland Lodge provided an authentic, rustic Canadian wilderness lodge experience that I am sure is popular among many tourists. It is a good pick if that is what you are looking for. At the price, though, it did not deliver sufficient value in terms of proximity to the village, basic amenities and the basic services you would expect from a lodging.
- Value: 2
- Location: 3
- Service: 3