My mother Honeymooned at Lake Murray Lodge 52 years ago and things haven't changed much since then. Talk about a blast from the past! Get to this lodge before it's demolished because Oklahoma is finally building a new Lake Murray Lodge!!!
I have nothing but good things to say about our stay at Lake Murray Lodge, July 2013. Yes the rooms are OLD, really old, but a blast from the past, if you like that stuff. The bathrooms are like walking into the past, 50 yrs ago. BRING YOUR OWN SOAP AND SHAMPOO, hair dryer and pretty much anything else you might need because you won't get it here. (I've seen worse while fishing~ I've stayed in a single-wide with 6 men). The rooms are clean and air conditioned and the sheets are clean, so that's a plus, but NO CEILING FAN, no fridge, no microwave and no in-room safe and the internet is pretty spotty~bring your IPad. Also, bring your ice chest and your room fan and some Febreze if ya have it. There's one ice maker down the hall (soda & snacks, too) and they sell bags of ice. Once you settle in and accept that it's all old then you start to appreciate the history and legacy of the lodge.
The beds are new-ish and comfy but the curtains are like tissue paper, so either bring a sleeping mask or thumb tacks and a black sheet to cover your window from the morning sun . Sunrise on the dock is a great place to be at 6:30 am, then breakfast in the restaurant followed by a trip to Tucker Tower and later relaxing in the Great Room with the giant fish tank, fireplace and TV at the end of the day makes for a great weekend.
In each room is a 3-ring binder with the history of the park, lake and lodge~it's a good read. Be sure and have the weekend buffets, play pool in the game room, enjoy the mini golf, swim in the pool and do the sunset cruise.
Every employee that we encountered at Lake Murray Lodge was gracious, helpful and made our stay so much fun that we can't wait to come back!
Vickie supervises the night desk~ she's THE BEST! Be sure and go talk to Vickie when you're there. All the staff, from the front desk & restaurant to housekeeping & recreation & security & groundskeeping is super friendly and happy to help make the stay at the Lodge a great and memorable experience.
I highly recommend staying at Lake Murray Lodge before it's gone~ you'll be happy that you did!
- Also Known As:
- Lake Murray Hotel Ardmore