lodge common areas were nice. Rooms were large and generally clean, but were in need of renovation. The beds and room linens were embaresslsingly bad. if I were a Missouri resident, I would have been ashamed. Lodge rooms in nearby Arkansas State Parks are WAY nicer! The rooms were slightly overpriced for what you get, but there's nothing else around, so I guess its understandable.
Restaurant at the lodge is okay. Not really very good, but not terribly bad either. Prices are very reasonable and there is no other option in the area.
Lodge staff was friendly and helpful, but I get the impression that they have a hard time keeping help.
We were with a large party of people and had multiple rooms. One big disappointment was the pool. It was a long walk down the hill - probably best to drive. But the pool was an extra cost per person just to get in the door - whether you swam or not. The pool itself is seriously outdated. No shade and just a couple of tables and chairs. They do have safeguards, but the pool is only open from 12 to 6 pm.
The rest of the state park and hatches was nice, although the fishing seems to be a little over regulated.
Come on Missouri, SHOW ME you can do better. Put a little money into this place. Make it something you can be proud of. It actually wouldn't be too hard. decorate rooms, get some nice linens, some inexpensive flat screen tv's, change out the carpet every few years, and pay the cooks and restaurant staff a little more. I wouldn't mind paying a just a little more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roaring River State Park offers lodging accommodations for everyone’s taste from rustic cabins to modern motel rooms. The Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center, located on a hill near the entrance of the park, is an impressive stone and timber lodge that welcomes people to the valley. The inn offers 26 spacious and comfortable guest rooms, some with private balconies and a view of the river valley below. In addition to the guest rooms with standard amenities, the inn offers kitchenette suites. Wi-Fi is available in the inn’s lobby and meeting rooms. The park also offers 26 rustic cabins and duplex and fourplex units ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Roaring River State Park Hotel Cassville