Our company had a retreat many years ago at Glendorn. Since we are retired now some friends and I were passing though the area and we decided that we'd give Glendorn another visit. We booked reservations and counted down the days until our roadtrip. Little did I know I would be counting down the days til I left!
First off they had many many changes in management. I met a very sweet housekeeping woman who spilled the beans. I really missed the sophisticated couple that ran the place. The very next thing I noticed was the food changed drastically. I was used to eating wild game type dishes stuff you can't find anywhere. If I wanted to have a European meal I'd travel to Europe where the food is 1,000 times better!
I know they brag about their diamond ratings but when I stayed there they were a five diamond and they were awesome. I'm sure maintaining that after someone's already done the hard work for you is pretty easy. I literally was surprised that this place was still a Relais & Châteaux property. I've had better cookies from my granddaughter's easy bake oven than at that place!
This place is infested with snakes. We stayed at the Guesthouse. When my oldest son went to open the screen door after coming back from an excursion a snake fell down on to the ground from on top of the door mold and then slithered away. Another time my husband noticed the housekeepers making noise downstairs. Come to find they had caught a snake on a sticky trap and it had died. When asked the housekeeper told us that she's found on under the bed in our room Fuller Brook before and tiny ones in the shower. Then she laughed and said it was harmless, but one time she grabbed one thinking it was a hair band... Just wonderful!
My son's in laws also had terrible luck at the Roost which had a mouse problem. The house ate the cookies that were left out and then decided to jump into bed with someone. Maybe if we could get that mouse and our snake together...we'd have a great time.
Don't listen to the close to skiing and shopping. The shopping is a Wal-Mart there is no other store. The town surrounding Glendorn is a total dump that smalls like oil. Skiing is a few hours away so are most of the huge lakes where they take you on boats.
The one refreshing person was Damon. He was there many many years ago and he was as good now as he was back then. He was the most consistent. My stay at Glendorn before was super secret. We never saw the employees hanging out around the property at their car in casual clothing, we never saw the housekeepers even when it was their shift, the place has really gone downhill. From the employees (except Damon), the service, the food, management, and even the decor stunk!
The cabin I enjoyed staying in was where my mother and father stayed...it looked very different...like Wednesday from the Addams family decorated it...it was awful. I don't know what happened, but I will forget this place ever existed. the landscape was beautiful but I can go just about anywhere else and have all the things I expect from paying that kind of money and then some. Oh and good luck getting any kind of cellphone or WiFi signal!
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