The lodge is very comfortable. The common areas are nice like the large lounge with ping pong table and board games. It has an indoor/outdoor pool. The buffet meals are good (though we thought the famous persimmon squares were overrated). And the people deliver a great service.
For those interested in the Space program, there is the Virgil Grissom Museum by the entrance of the Park. Grissom grew up in Mitchell. This small but rich Museum retraces Grissom's life in great details from high school to Space program. It has an Apollo capsule on display. And the movie gives a good overview of the early days of the U.S. Space program.
For those who prefer to stay on earth, we would highly recommend the Pioneer Village at the bottom of the valley. It has several functioning displays like the Wood shop. The highlight is the functioning mill that grinds corn meal which you can buy. It is also used to make the corn bread served in the Dining Room at the Lodge.
All in all, a great place to relax for a few days!