My husband and I and our three kids (4yr old & twin 1yr olds) rented a hillside cottage Sept 2nd - Sept 5th. After an almost four hour drive we arrived in the evening and were assigned cottage #41. True to other posts, the cabin was a bit outdated but we were okay with that. What we weren't okay with was how filthy the cabin was. The kitchen/dining room floor had not been swept or mopped....maybe ever. The bathroom shower had mold growing in it - and not just mold on the caulked areas which happens, but large patches of fuzzy black mold, the window valences had layers of dirt lying on the creases and the area between the bedside tables and walls had so much dust that you couldn't see the carpet or the baseboards - but you could see the dead bugs and cob webs. Oh yes, and did I mention the debate we had over whether the smears on the light switch were blood or feces?!
I went to the lodge to discuss the condition of our cabin and spoke to "Risa". During the course of our conversation, Risa walked away from me twice while I was in mid-sentence to talk to someone else, each time returning to say "I'm sorry, I walked away while you were talking. It is so hectic right now." I was told that we could not switch cabins because the resort was completely booked for the holiday weekend. We were trapped. I cancelled our reservation for the third night we were supposed to stay (it was a 2 night minimum) and I would have left the very next morning and just ate the couple hundred dollars for the second night but we had friends coming in from W. VA and family coming in from Columbus on Saturday to "vacation" with us.
Look, my husband and I don't normally stay at high end hotels and resorts - we're average people who can tolerate a lot but this was beyond anything either of us have ever seen. I literally got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed the kitchen/dining room floor THREE times and it probably could have used another pass. We also took all the extra sheets of the beds and put them on the couch and chairs because we were afraid to sit on anything with fabric. We got up at 6:15 our final morning to pack up because I couldn't stand being there another second. This was the filthiest place I have ever been and I will never be back. It really is a shame, the park itself and the surrounding nature is really beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visitors to Salt Fork State Park can enjoy overnight accommodations at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center. Conveniently located close to the intersection of Interstates 70 and 77, the lodge boasts 148 guestrooms, 54 cottages and eight meeting/conference rooms with a professional sales and catering staff. Also at the lodge you will find indoor/outdoor pools, a Jacuzzi, game room, fitness center, gift shop, lounge and full-service restaurant. Attractions and amenities at the park include an 18-hole championship golf course, nature center, two marinas, picnic area, seasonal hunting and fishing, boating, swimming and more. Whether you are planning a getaway for your family, a reunion with your classmates or a business conference away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Salt Fork provides the perfect atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salt Fork Hotel Cambridge
- Salt Fork Lodge And Conference Center Cambridge, Ohio