We stayed one night at Spirit Lake. The motel room we stayed in was clean and the beds were wonderfully comfortable. The decor was quite unique, feeling much more like a log cabin than a motel room. No TVs, so this is truly just a place to sleep for the night. They also offer an RV park, campsites, cottage rooms and log cabins. I know for sure the log cabins have no electricity or running water, but there's a comfort station for use (which looked nice and clean) with restrooms and showers.
Spirit Lake, at the back of the property, is absolutely gorgeous. Mountain-fringed with clear blue-green water that looks like it would be great for taking a dip in (it was too cool for swimming during our June visit).
Food at the restaurant was quite good.
A few criticisms:
-The motel room floors creaked quite a bit when you walked across them. People walking around in adjacent rooms would likely awaken light sleepers.
-The water in the rooms appears to be well water. It has quite an aroma to it and is unpleasant to drink.
-I realize Spirit Lake is a "wilderness resort", but I can't help but feel it could be more of a resort unto itself if more "creature comforts" were available. People might be inclined to stay several nights, as opposed to stopping for a night while on their way to somewhere else. There's certainly lots to see and do, but personally, I wouldn't be interested in staying here more than one night.
Overall, a fairly pleasant experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Horseback riding excursions, wagon rides, guided fishing packages, lakeside cabins and log style motel rooms. Featuring the popular paddle & saddle combination day tour and guided hiking. ... more less
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