We did the living social deal and we went in expecting rustic. Rustic as in no TV, cell reception, etc. We did not know that it is also prohibited to use blowdryers until we got there and read the paper handed to us by the girl at the front desk who hardly said two words to us. If a blowdryer was used in the room and a fuse was blown, they would charge $20. On top of that, every hour you were late on checkout they charged you an outrageous amount of money. None of this is mentioned either, until you read the paper they give you on checkin. When we arrived we saw one staff member yelling at another in front of guests. Totally unprofessional. They also lock the gate to the lodge at 9/10pm so if you aren't in your room by then you are SOL and it pretty much states that on the same paper. Again, none of this was disclosed, we read it on that paper. When we unlocked the door to our room we were severely disappointed. The room was filled with giant flies! I understand a place with no AC you keep the windows open but it was disgusting. I have never seen so many flies in one room. The bathroom was dirty (the toilet looked like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks) and the bed was uncomfortable. We were not pleased. We promptly left and stayed in Tahoe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kit Carson Lodge is situated on Silver Lake surrounded by granite peaks and tall pines. Located in the California Sierra 45 minutes south of Lake Tahoe and five miles west of Kirkwood Ski Resort. Our Lodge is one of those old destinations. Family oriented, generations of guest have been coming for over 2 decades and family owned. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kit Carson Hotel Kit Carson