I have now stayed with my groups twice this year at Thunder Lodge.
The decor of the cabins is really cute & comfy, without being pretentious.
(I do suggest staying away from sleeping on the fold out couch, really NOT comfortable, but just ask for blow up air mattresses, that fixes it!)
and cabin 3's heater really rattles. With that (and gave that feedback to the owners),
these guys bent over backwards to help my folks with all kinds of special requests- Sara even interrupted her Christmas dinner with her kids to come to the phone to answer my questions! She really deserves a raise-
she's a great spokeswoman for the lodge and her and her hubbie were uber helpful. (he even got up at 1 in the morning to help out one of my guests.....THIS is excellent customer service. The owner and I had a very good laugh together- she's a lot of fun..
The place is really cute, charming, quiet (except for our 20something cabin neighbors) & very affordable.
Even with 'the rules' posted, (at these prices I have no problem washing my own dishes - and I was cooking for 12 people!) We were there for Thanksgiving and New Years.
I found the proprietors very flexible, openhearted and welcoming. The location is just right, easy to get everywhere and really pretty on the river.
I've stayed other places in the area (You know who you are, Hot Springs Owners) that over and over thru the years, are much more expensive AND unfriendly/surly AND unaccommodating with less than clean rooms/cabins!
Thanks for making my and my friends stay such a nice time. I highly recommend this place
(funny, I never heard any dogs-but the neighbors in the cabin next door must have had a mosh pit going on for new years). I def. will be back with my groups.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is also a great outdoor kitchen in the Grill Gazebo which is great for your family BBQ or a group gathering. A log gazebo sits on the edge of Cottonwood Creek and outdoor furniture lines the patio which is great for relaxing and listening to the running water. Cottonwood trees line the property and provide shade in the Central Courtyard and the smaller yard by the creek. There is absolutely NO SMOKING in the cabins. Thunder Lodge welcomes well behaved, non-aggressive dogs with advance notice and refundable pet deposit. ... more less