Recently spent 3 days here. The cabins are very confortable with king size beds and stone wood burning fireplaces, and screened in porches which overlook the river. Tom, one of the owners, could not have been more accommodating. We were only one of 2 cabins occupied during our stay. Tom made sure we had plenty of firewood, even coming to start a fire before we returned from our daytime outing. He and the other owners are self-proclaimed "foodies" and it shows. Variety of breakfast menus, and wonderful evening meals were served with great hospitality, and a feeling of dining in the owner's home. They even provide complimentary appetizers in the bar area every evening complete with a roaring fire in the stone fireplace. The entire staff was eager to provide an outstanding experience. The resort is perched above the Black River, and is close to Elephant Rocks State park, and Johnson Shut-Ins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Wilderness Lodge, we have over 25 different cabins, suites and cottages for guests to enjoy. All cabin prices are based on a per person, per night charge since dinner and lunch are included with the package. Breakfast is available continental style from 7:30am to 9:30am, and we also serve a hot breakfast from 8am to 9am. For dinner, we have 4 seatings at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, and 7:30pm. During the week there is just one dinner seating between 6pm and 7pm (but we still try to be flexible if guests would like to come a little earlier or later). As far as activities, there is of course the Black River directly across the road from Wilderness Lodge for a little (or a lot) of water fun. Just a short walk from the cabins, the river, gravel bars, and side streams are great places to explore, swim, catch water critters and just relax in the sun. For a bit more adventure, we rent canoes, rafts, kayaks, and tubes for floating. We port floaters upstream in the morning for a 4 to 6 hour float (depending upon how fast the river is moving and how many gravel bar breaks you take) that ends up right back at our rivers edge campground. There are plenty more outdoor activities on the property including hiking, fishing, miniature golf, horse shoes, basketball, shuffle board, a playground, frisbee golf, etc -- we even recently found a cave to explore for those not afraid of small spaces. :) There are also a number of cool nature attractions within a short car ride, including Elephant Rock State Park and the recently opened Johnson Shut-ins. To get out of the heat, we have an air conditioned rec room with games & indoor activities -- and we plan to keep the main Lodge open all day long (over the last couple years it was only open during the meal times). Also in the main lodge is the Ripple Room Lounge, open for cocktails and beverages from 5pm to 9pm everyday. For the readers in our crowd that want a little piece and quiet, we have taken one of the Rock Cabins and converted it into a library refuge. Finally, on Saturday nights, we will also hold an informal friendly family game night in the main lodge for anyone that wants to attend. Unwind. Cool Off. Eat Well. Enjoy Wilderness! Wilderness Lodge Resort ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Hotel Lesterville