The view is the best thing and only good thing about this place, and yes it is across from the lake rather than right on the lake. But damp, and musty smelling are indeed something you will take from these cabins. We tried to make the most of it and we did, we just had to go to town and use other facilities to get ready for the wedding we were going to. We stayed in a double cabin or "cooking"cabin as they called it. The fridge leaked right off the bat and the ants were there by the thousands in the kitchen. I called before we went to verify that they had indeed remodeled as they advertised, and I believe that to be true, but only the bathrooms, which are so very tiny! The grills and picnic tables were very nice, but sleeping was damp and you didn't want to leave anything on the floor for fear that it would get wet. We had another cabin that some or our other family was staying in and they too had to move to another cabin because their floor was soaked. The people at the store said they had flooded some recently. After the first night there they came in a cleaned our cabin, which was fine, but also didn't hesitate to take a fan out of our cabin (it was the lodge's fan) I suspect to help dry out the cabin that our family members had moved out of. We had 2 bath sized towels to a cabin that had sleeping room for 6. I guess there was a sign that you could ask for more, but really only 2 towels? For the money we paid to stay here, you would be much better off getting a regular motel room and it might actually save you money. Oh yeah and there is a $100 extra charge if your dog gets on the bed, not sure why, the beds are hardly off the ground the way it is, and they are so old and worn, I don't see what a dog would hurt ! Basically the place tries to get by a cheap as possible, far as what they put into their facility, that is probably their biggest issue.