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Historical Traveler Reviews Copper Crest Resort Hendersonville
After reading the Expedia description and going to the Copper Crest Website, we believed we were going to restored 1908 hotel on Lake Oceola complete with a spa and gourmet restaurant. WRONG!!!
Nachdem wir die Beschreibung bei Expedia gelesen und auf die Copper Crest Webseite gegangen waren, glaubten wir, dass wir in ein restauriertes Hotel aus dem Jahre 1908 am Lake Oceola mitsamt Wellnessbereich und Gourmetrestaurant kommen würden. FALSCH!!! Auch wenn die Lobby hübsch und wunderschön restauriert war, war das Hotel nicht so wie beworben. Kein Wellnessbereich, kein Restaurant. Den See konnte man nicht sehen, sondern er lag unten an einer Schotterstraße. Unser Zimmer hatte keinen Fernseher, keine Kaffeemaschine, keine Bademäntel, keinen Föhn, und kein Queen Size Bett wie von Expedia beworben. Wir liefen um das Hotel herum und fanden, dass alles in einem baufälligen Zustand war. Der Spielplatz war überwuchert mit Unkraut und Reben, der Pool war verdreckt.
As another reviewer experienced, we booked a room here, then read reviews. Because of their cancellation policy, we decided to go and just make the best of it. We were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful the place was and how nice the front desk person was. She quickly put fresh iced tea in the pitcher and invited us to cookies in the parlor when we arrived. As we expected, the pool was dirty and the restaurant was closed (the tennis courts were not usable either). However, the room was beautiful and clean. The bed was very comfortable; probably the most comfortable hotel bed we've ever had. The lake is a short walk from the inn and we enjoyed jogging around it in the morning (small kayaks are available for guests). A continental breakfast was served - yogurt, cereal, bagels, etc. We were given a coupon for a free appetizer at a local restaurant, and other perks to make our stay enjoyable. If we went there expecting all that is advertised on the website, we'd have been disappointed. But, we went expecting the worst after reading the other reviews, and were pleased with our time there. We wanted a quiet get-away for our anniversary, and that is what we got. There is no TV or phone in the room, and the use of the hotel common areas was very nice. It is a bit pricey for what you get, though. If the price was more reasonable, and if it were advertised for what it truly is, they would likely have more people stay there. I hope the efforts are made to bring it back up to what it may have once been - it could be a really great place.
My family and I checked in to Copper Crest on May 30. We planned to spend the day at the pool prior to dropping our son off at camp the next day. Our first surprise was that our room was not in the Inn that is pictured on the website but rather in a run down out building. The out buildings were in a state of disrepair. Even our 8 year old commented on how "icky" the place was. We tried to grin and bear it and got ready for the pool. The pool was filthy. When I had the clerk come look she commented that the water level was too low for the filter to work and was probably low due to a busy weekend (which I doubt since we were the only guests in site). She said she would have the handy man fill it up. He was not on sight and we never saw him. At this point though it was too late for us to spend the day as we had planned. Furthermore the restaraunt (which is advertised in all of the local magazines) was "closed for repairs". We were so disgusted by the stark contrast of what the Copper Crest advertised and what we actually found that we checked out. The clerk told us it was non-refundable, undoubtably because they know as soon as anyone sees what the place is actually like they will want to leave.
Similar to one of the other reviewers, we booked a reservation at Copper Crest based on the beautiful website pictures. When we arrived, the lobby was beautiful, as in the internet pictures, but the rest of the place was a mess, and our interaction with this place was like something out of a horror movie. On the afternoon we arrived, there had recently been an ice storm, so there were many power outages in the area, but not at the Copper Crest itself. The lobby was beautiful, but freezing, due to heating problems, as explained to us by the desk clerk - This should have been a clue to us, but she assured us this problem was limited to the main building only. She showed us to our room, and it was clean and neat; however, the next cue we should have paid attention to (but didn't), was when she explained to us that the back door to the main building was kept open during the night, so that we could have access, since there was a pool room and game parlor within. We thought this was just for the convenience of guests, to allow them to have access to the facility. After this, we left our luggage in the room, visited Hendersonville, then decided to return to our room to freshen up before dinner. When we arrived back at the Copper Crest, we discovered there was no power in our room. We went to the lobby to get help, and discovered that the front door was locked (this was about 4 p.m.) We then returned to the back door she had shown us earlier, and discovered it was propped open with a rolled up blanket. We entered the main building through this door, walked around, called out, and were unable to find ANY sign of life at all -We then attempted to call their main number several times for assistance and got only an answering machine. At this point, it was getting darker and colder (this place is in a rather remote area, and so we wrote a note, left it with our room key in the chair behind the clerk's desk, quickly gathered our things, and found a Hampton Inn several miles away. (The utter desertion of this place, coupled with the back door being propped open to allow access by absolutely anyone was the strangest and eeriest experience I've ever had.) But our troubles with Copper Crest were not yet over, because, like the other reviewer, we too were unable to get a refund. We called again the next day, having received no confirmation that they had received our note or keys, and the clerk confirmed that the heat and power had been off until 5 a.m. She assured us that our refund would be posted within the next thirty days, because their accounting staff only posted refunds once a month. However, after three such stall tactics by Copper Crest staff, I finally filed a dispute with my credit card company,and they were able to post this refund to my card. Go to Hampton Inn. Or take a tent, at least that way you would know in advance that you would be all alone on your stay. Just thinking about this trip still gives me the creeps.
I still can't believe this place is in business! We arrived at night and when we entered our "Garden View Room" we found: no towels, no mattress pads on the beds, blinds that would not close, the bathroom ceiling leaking and the bedroom wall adjourning the bathroom had streaks of water puddling on the very wet carpet. This was reported to the front desk the next morning. That evening when we returned to our room, the beds were still unmade(still no mattress pads) and the ceiling had started to fall into the tub. I requested to be moved and was given a room in the main house without a TV, no mattress pads and no hot water in the shower. The next morning the manager assured me that she would credit my account for 1 night's lodging. It has been over a month and still no credit.
Avoid at all costs
This property was not up to any standards of B&B's I have ever stayed in. The room I had , after they changed my credit card for suite that was not available, was horrible. No electric outlets worked , the room has VERY noisy all the time, the cold/hot water was reversed in the shower and no veiw of the lake as stated on the website. I heard several guest complaining at the front desk about the same type of issues.
To make things worse , I booked on ---- and paid in full for a suite. They did not have a suite and said it had been booked over a year for a wedding.
My trip to Asheville was ruined by the inn.