We stayed in cabin 520 which had plenty of room with a rustic western motif. Amenities included a hair dryer, soaps & lotions, Iron & ironing board, and a in-room safe. In one corner was a gas fireplace that I believe was actually the heater. It operated via a remote. We didn’t need a heater, so I never played around with it.
There was a coffee maker, but the coffee supplied must be the smallest portion of the cheapest coffee they could find on the face of the earth. It tasted like weak tea that had been filtered through an old gym sock. Absolutely vile stuff. For the price Xanterra charges for the cabin, you’d think they could provide something resembling coffee. My wife tried the tea and had a similar experience. We ended up tossing it all down the drain. This is penny pinching at its absolute worst.
The cabin had a desk for doing desk type things. However, it was right next to the air conditioner. When the A/C came on it was too cold to sit at the desk. Unfortunately it’s just the way the room was designed and I don’t see any solution to it. Just bring warm clothes if you plan to sit at the desk. For those with electronic gadgets, there were plenty of open outlets with easy accessibility.
There are no in-room refrigerators. Bring your cooler. Wifi was included and provided a good signal. No TV. And a nice feature was two sinks – one in the bathroom and one in the little room opposite. The porch boasted a bench for sitting and relaxing. The porch also boasted a soiled wash cloth apparently left by a maid. The wash cloth disappeared the next day, adding substantially to the overall ambience.
We ate dinner at the Red Rock Grill and found it to be quite good. Prices were a little high but not bad all things considered. The food in the café was simple fare but decent as well.
Lastly, something that mystified me was the landscaping around the cabins. I suppose there are two ways one could describe it. The generous way would be to call it natural. A less flattering way would be to simply state that the areas one might expect to find somewhat maintained are being completely overgrown with weeds. And there are lots of signs warning people to stay off and give the plants (weeds) a chance to grow. Really odd. If I were the facilities manager, replenishing the crushed rock, removing the weeds and planting a few attractive plants such as junipers would be high on my list. And to be fair, I’ll post a photo of the cabins and let readers form their own opinion of the current landscaping.
So would I recommend this lodge and stay there again? I don’t know. The location in the middle of the park is superb. But it certainly isn’t on a par with other National Park lodging we’ve stayed at. It seemed things were being done on the cheap, even though the lodging rates are high. I’ll give it three stars and leave it at that.
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