I have utilized most of Lake Murray's overnight accommodations over the decades including sleeping on the ground in tents, summer camp church group settings, family cabins, and as of this year the lodge is where we decided to land for the holiday. Here is my assessment. As I walked in the door it was like a step back in time. The modifications have to have been minimal over the years. That's just the way it is for now. Very clean but aged. The staff..... Well I can't say enough about how accommodating and nice they all were on any one of the shifts. We eat mostly vegetarian so I feared the worst since we came ready to survive off what the lodge dining has to offer. They came through for us! The veggie burger was awesome, salads were basic but good, cereals and yogurt parfait was good, but then there is the buffet in all it's delicious fattening glory available also for about $7. Their staff in dining were great people and worked to make our visits pleasant every meal.
They have wine by the bottle or glass. (Order the bottle)you will be glad you did! The desserts are yummy. Unfortunately, they removed one of the best(chocolate pudding brownie) instead of carrot cake! Enough about foods. They are good.
The rooms are old. They just are. They are clean and well kept and have tv, coffee and Internet in them. Not a lot of room but what do you expect for $65 a night. The view of the grounds and lake was nice. I will go back and probably stay in the larger rooms next time. Now for the best news ! A new lodge facility is being built soon I hear. They say some of this old lodge may be kept and used as a museum or something. That would be great.
Go to Lake Murray. It's a great place about to get better.
- Also Known As:
- Lake Murray Hotel Ardmore