Just spent last Saturday night at the Lodge at Gorham's Bluff in Pisgah AL. The room was pricey even with the 10% discount, but the room was beautiful....The Parton Suite on the second floor. Beware this lodge has NO elevator so you have to carry your bags upstairs. The suite had an electic fireplace or gas fireplace...not sure. When the girl showed us to the room I asked how to turn the fireplace on....she did not offer to tell me. She said to use the remote control and I asked where it was. It was not in the room. She said she would get one and bring it up. That never happened. We went down and asked for it and she said she had called housekeeping to see if they knew where it was. We kept asking and she kept saying they never called back. She never offered to give us another one or tell us how to turn it on. Finally I had to ask her how to manually turn it on and she told me. When I finally got it turned on the flame was so little it wasn't worth the bother. The check in lady seemed very busy and with no help. We had a 7:30 reservation for dinner and we were informed upon check in that "Something had happened and they only had 6:00 or 6:30 available for reservations for dinner". We never were told what happened nor apologized to for having to change. The meal was good though...rib eye was good and so was the dessert. The service was good, but the staff was not very experienced. We took our own bottle of wine since they serve no alcohol and encourage you to bring your own wine, with no corkage fee. They did open the wine, but did not pour a tasting of it first and never poured any of it in the wine glasses.. I feel like they did not know they were supposed to do this. We had room service the next day and the girl had no idea of where to put the food. I asked her where other people were served their food and she said she was always told to leave the food on the tray outside the door! We cleared a table by the bed and had to bring a chair in from the balcony so we could sit down and eat. The food was good but the Applewood bacon was the thinnest sliced I have seen anywhere. They did not bring any butter for the grits or toast. The food was good though.
The view from our balcony was beautiful and worth the money. The balcony was large and had two rocking chairs. My husband noticed that the property is showing some wear and the resort is not keeping up with repairs and maintenance. Some of the homes that rent are in very poor repair. Again the view from Gorham's Bluff of the TN River is gorgeous, but there is nothing else at all to do in this area. It is very remote and miles from Scottsboro. There is nothing to do in Scottsboro and no decent restaurants there. We had to bring our own luggage in and carry it upstairs. Handicap accessible is out of the question. I asked about this as I have a friend who cannot climb stairs and I was told because they only have six rooms they do not have to be handicap accessible and ADA doesn't apply to them. The restaurant had nice small tables set up and there is a fireplace in the restaurant. The chef is new and the Lodge no longer offers the famous Sunday lunch. This chef has experience in Scottsboro and that was all they could tell me about him. It was an enjoyable night, but I wouldn't go back again. Once is enough. The bed was good and comfortable, linens were clean and the room was clean. The Lodge itself needs some fairly minor repairs though.
- Also Known As:
- Lodge On Gorham`s Bluff Hotel Pisgah