Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort
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Hello! So our adventure has begun! We were on the road by 6:15 and I drove the first leg of 4 hours! We are making good time despite the early morning fog and a few construction areas where we had to slow down. We stopped at the Somerset rest stop for a stretch of the legs and to get a bottle of water and tastykake pie for breakfast out ...
Mom and I arrived home at 3 am, after enjoying a ride through tunnels on the turn pike, a glowing star in the night and a ridiculously slow driver.
Even though my trip north was only a week, I was home again, finally, after two months of travels. My plants rejoiced and I was happy to be home.
I arrived home, just in time to leave. But fortunately I had the opportunity to see some beautiful plants and an amazing sunset before my departure north.
Took an adventure out to swallow falls and had a hard cider at Mountain State while a dark blue cloud hung over the deep green mountains and the sun peaked through the edge of the clouds and the trough of the mountains painting the whole world pink.
My mom arrived late in the evening, just as I was going to bed.
After leaving Huntington, IN, we rode across Ohio not certain how far we would get. Well, without riding hard at all, after a brief stop in Lisbon for a late lunch at "Pondi's", we realized that the nearest city with much of a chance for hotel options was going to be in Washington, PA.
We arrived in Washington, spoke with some locals about where we might find some good hotel options, and within only a mile of getting there we were welcomed by the local "Po-Po" ...
... to ride!
Arriving in Cumberland was significant because it marked the end of the 185 mile C&O towpath, and marked the start of the 150 mile Allegheny Passage. We celebrated in Cumberland with a dinner at the Crabby Pig – unfortunately out waitress was actually quite crabby and the food was not the best! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort Flintstone
I wasn't sure what to expect when visiting Rocky Gap. Basically I was looking for somewhere to stay while on business in the Cumberland area.
What a treat.
Our stay at Rocky Gap was fantastic. The service was great and the staff was wonderful! The smiling faces that we saw when we walked in were very welcoming. We chose to have dinner in the Resteraunt both of the nights we were there. The food was fanominal and the staff was great. They were very fast to seat us and came back to the table four or five times during our meal to check on us. We think this is the best stop for anyone looking for a great vacation. They have great prices and they again, have great service.
I was really nervous about going to Rocky Gap after reading some not-so-nice reviews. However, my husband and I found the resort to be beautiful beyond belief and just the right spot out of the hustle of DC.
Can't ask for a better way to ruin a perfect surrounding. Magnificent, dream-like scenary as you drive up to the reception area - then the nightmare began! We have booked a non-smoking room with a lake view (paid extra for the view) two months in advance only to come into a smokey room with strands of hair in the bathroom sink next to an semi-cleaned ash tray. When asked to move to another non-smoking room and kindly reminded the management that an ash tray is not really a standard ammenity in an non-smoking room, we were told that the entire wing is designated as smoking and they could not help if guests smoke in their room. The management was kind enough to move us to another less smokey room on the first floor with a view to the back of a tent, but refused to forfeit the premium - "the room, you see, is technically facing the lake", as we were told. We could not retreive messages left on our phone because noboby knew how, nor why, the message retreival system did not work. The prime-rib buffet was luke warm, and we had to cut our own portions as the server was nowhere to be seen. My wife wanted to book an appointment for a massage but was told that they were extremely busy and was fully booked until Monday (we arrived Saturday).
The staff was RUDE, uppity, and did nothing to correct the mistakes they made. We were put in a smoking room with no view, on the bottom floor. We had requested (and paid extra for )a 5th floor non-smoking room 6 weeks in advance! When I explained this to the staff I was told there is nothing that can be done about it. The bathroom was dirty, it looked liked someone had just finished showering, there was hair in the bathtub drain and in the sink. The curtains were so dirty and dusty that we had to wipe them with a damp towel to keep the dust from falling all over our paperwork on the table every time we opened the drapes. The dinner meal we chose was the Prime Rib Buffet. It would have been good, except there was no prime rib left! We got turkey instead. When we asked where is the prime rib, we were told, "The buffet will close soon"....so we asked then why did you SUGGEST the buffet??!! We ate cold mashed potatoes, coagulated gravy, and remnants of german chocolate cake...the bill for 2 people was $80.00! Ridicules!
After reading other recent reviews, I was a little concerned about our
I love it
I have been going camping at Rocky Gap since i was a baby. Just recently i took my first trip there my self with my boyfriend and I love it as much as I did when I was younger.
While this resort has posted it is a "four diamond AAA" resort, I think it should be re-rated.
We made a last-moment decision to stay at Rocky Gap Lodge as a treat for our two daughters as we were heading home from vacation.
The lodge rooms are nice and the scenery is breath taking but that's where it ends. Service is poor, staff are rude and food is EXTREMELY over priced. We had a $100 gift certificate to use in the restaurant. Our first meal (2 dinners and 2 coffees, no appietizer-no drinks-no desserts) cost $74 and were told that we could not get cash back or credit on our certificate. There is only 1 elevator in the entire lodge and, of course, our room was at the opposite end. We asked if we could be moved closer to the elevator (because my husband has health problems) and we were told NO. We had made reservations and paid (in full) for our room 2 months in advance. When we checked in, we were told that everything was paid in full. The night before we were to leave, a bill was slid under our door stating that we owed an additional $153 because of rate changes. If this were so, why not tell us when we checked in? Apparently others have had similar experiences with this establishment. For the 2 days that we were there (Fri and Sat), no more than 6 tables in the restaurant were full and no more than 20 cars on the parking lot. Plenty of people playing golf but not many staying in the lodge.The park and the surrounding area is beautiful and worthwhile to visit but I don't recommend staying at the lodge.