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... blog in english! So far I've written them in Swedish and translated them to english in my head as I have created the daily blogpost in the evenings. I guess I'm becomeing more and more english-american by the day. :) As driveing for awhile we stopped in Beaverton where Pelle picked up some new boots since his old ones had cracked in the seams and I bought a instructions dvd for my external flash for my camera. As we started driveing out from the parking-lot the car ...
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... a place that I had to visit, and might even want to live. Year round outdoor activities, lots of breweries, a young, active population. Done.
Since it was practically on the way, I figured I'd stop by Crater Lake, a big, deep, blue lake that formed in the caldera of an ancient volcano, Mount Mazama. At the turnoff from the main highway, I saw a young guy, 30ish, hitchhiking. I trusted my gut, and practically without thinking pulled over ...
... sunset colors since there never seems to be much left once the sun sinks down behind them. But not here, oh no.
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... and Jim hasn't had time to get his new Rocky Mounts
Flytraps installed in the back of his truck. As soon as that all comes to pass, it's out of here!!! None of this other nonsense for me!) -----> :)
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Lodge at Suttle Lake Sisters
To small for price, charge extra for EVERYTHING
Beautiful setting, but the price is so expensive for what you get. They charge extra for everything. For the price you would think they would take care of there own housekeeping. They do not. You get charged 50.00 extra if you do not wash the dishes. We found the dishes put away greesey and gross, they had not been checked. There is noway you could have more then two people in a cabin, it is just to small. You cannot sit more then 3 people in the living room ( if you call it a living room) The table they have well lets say one person with a ceral bowl is to crowded. We were going to go for Christmas but after staying there, there is noway. I can rent a beautiful home for the price they are charging.
Every Detail Beautiful
The Lodge is beautiful, every detail. The room, furnishings, amenities, i.e. hand mirror in the bathroom, toiletries, coffee, cups, glasses and wine goblets. Decor, paint colors, wooden shades, quality everywhere one looks. The "Great Room" with "real" fireplace is a pleasant surprise in this day of gas fireplaces. The breakfast-delicious-wonderful fresh fruit and cinnamon rolls like homemade. Complimentary bottle of red wine a very nice welcoming touch. The Lake view, grounds, trails, and cabins are a piece of heaven. The staff, especially Giana, was friendly and informative. We checked in early and checked out late and enjoyed every minute. The Skip Armstrong wood carvings add a nice feel. The other artwork is perfect for the Lodge's warmth. We will be back.
What a view
After a weekend at Suttle Lake, we were not entirely sure we wanted to go home. The Lodge is gorgegous, we were invited to a cheerful tour of all of the different rooms.
The new cabins were perfect for our family and we had the best time roasting marshmallows on the beach. Even though there is a television in the cabin, we never once turned it on. And that is saying something when you have two little ones! Dinner at the restaurant was superb. Plenty of choices for the adults, and great menus for the kids. Do not miss the rock candy shrimp appetizer!
We will definately be back. We thought Suttle Lake was only open during the summer, and are tickled to know it is open year round. Gianna, we will be calling you soon to see what you still have available for Christmas! Thank you for a great family vacation. And thanks to the Suttle Lake staff for making it a trip to remember.
Overpriced for what you get
The location is great and the new cabins are beautifully made, but nevertheless overpriced. Our cabin was supposed to accomodate up to six, but did barely suffice for the two of us. There was no place to put luggage, no place to hang clothes, no counter space in the kitchen area and only a tiny bistro style table for dining.
The staff consists of family members and locals who lack hospitality training. The restaurant is not necessarily open just because the road sign says so. It has a nice lakeside setting and was full at dinner on a week night. The food was average.
There was no one to check us in when we arrived in the afternoon and the doors were locked when tied to check out after nine in the morning.
Beautiful location, questionably run
We have children so we thought this would be a wonderful place, it has been newly renovated, the cabins are spectacular, and the lake is great! However, we ran into a few problems and weren't given the help needed nor the respect to fix these things (deposit misbilled, couldn't get into the restaurant, the staff couldn't answer any of our questions about the site or renting a boat, etc.). The place was a great location however it would've made all of the difference if the staff was more accomodating and interested in actually taking care of their guests. We had tried to call once we departed and had left several messages without the courtesy to call us back for over a week!
5 stars, 2 thumbs up, and a Kudo's
Both the lake and The Lodge at Suttle Lake is a rare scenic treasure for
all to enjoy! I have stayed in both, the cabins and the new lodge on the
lake several times and give it nothing but "great reviews". The resort has
something for everyone. Fly-fishing for trophy brown trout, well groomed
hiking trails around the lake, mountain bike rentals, boat rentals, canoes,
wake-boarding. The new cabins feature a spectacular view of the lake,
sleeps up to 6, kitchens, fire-places, ect. Everything so nice its hard to
call them cabins! FIRST RATE ! With the lake as the back-ground the
new lodge is just "stunning" with beauty. Hand carved eagles, bears,
raccoons, even a tepee chandelier hangs in the main lobby! All crafted
from local artists. The rooms are all so tastefully done! Even a conference
room with all your business needs. The Boat-House restaurant has a
excellent menu for all, friendly helpful service, good food, and a great
atmosphere with a 5 star view of the lake. I highly recommend you to
experience it all. The place creates " ever lasting memories"!
"And the only thing the resort overlooks is a beautiful prestine lake.
A work in progress
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It has only been open for two weeks and the staff is not familiar with being a hotel. They don't provide a warm and or welcoming environment.
The facility is beautiful and the setting is magnificent but the service is non existant. And, for $240 a night, one does expect something in the way of service and ammenities.
There is no tissue in the room. The jacuzzi was not tested and provided a dirty shower. Black bugs kept falling from the ceiling and into our bed. It was enough to make you crawl.
Dinner at their restaurant was a challenge as they lost our first night's reservation, made a week earlier and the second night was sold out. They offered us nothing and the next nearest place to eat was 12 miles away. Well, the food was not good enough to want to fight for another meal so we went to the town of Sisters to eat.
Perhaps in time they will improve but for now, I would wait until someone has a better experience than we.
Great place to Eat and relax
I stopped in for lunch on Nov.22,03 and was warmly greeted near a fire stove looking out the windows to the lake and snow coverd ground and trees. The wait staff and chef all came away from the duties to make sure that I was comfortable and answer all of my questions. I even purchased a nearby home. This is one place that I shall return soon. A must experience. The food was good and the restaurant sparkled.
Beautiful but Too HOT to Handel
Suttle lake is a beautiful area for a relaxing vacation. Suttle Lake Resort & Marina is located at the east end of lake. The two large cabins are roomy enough but much to hot for a July-August vacation. I would strongly recommend not staying at the resort during in hot spell. We were there the week of July 21, 2003. Being from Houston hot weather doesn't really bother us, outside. However, it is extremely difficult to sleep at night when inside temperatures ar so high. The cabins DO NOT have air conditioning. For $159 per night I would have expected AC. We requested fans the next morning and were assured we would receive them. My wife and sister-in-law had to request them a second time just before the marina office closed and we finally got them. The fans helped some but not nearly enough.I would think the resort could afford a reletively inexpensive window AC unit for use during the hot summer months. They do have heating units for use during the cold winter.One other item was the cook stove burners had only one speed, HIGH. This is OK for boiling water but some other foods would cook better at lower temperatures.All in all I would not recommend Suttle Lake Resort & Marina to anyone unless the some uprgrades were made.Thanks,W. Tom Baker Not so satisfied customer
Great family time!
Last summer I stayed at Suttle Lake Resort with my 3 oldest grandchildren, all teenagers. At first, they thought it was a terrible idea - what would they do without a phone, TV, radio, or video games. By the time we left they asked if we could come back again this next summer. They said that they enjoyed 'playing' board games, cards, and talking, as well as fishing and just enjoying the scenery outdoors - much more than they missed the phone, TV, etc. Being teenagers, they didn't mind the futons to sleep on in the living room. My bed was quite comfortable, the bathroom was roomy and clean, and the litchen was function although small. I will return, perhaps this year.