Travel Blogs from Roanoke
... around these parts. We are a little nervous. The trail seems to take us right through people's front and back yards and through some of the most "backwoodsy" country you can imagine. I expect to hear dueling banjo music. In one crazy, lonely section a lady walked out towards us with a little dog. All of a sudden she lifted a ...
What a gorgeous day. 1 rain delay for about 30 minutes in the late afternoon. Didn't try to ride in the downpour, see pictures. Another 750km day, leaving about 600 km to finish off on Sunday. Stayed at a Quality Inn in St George for the nite, while not a dump, signs of getting there in a year or two are there. Limited supper choices, choose KFC, ouch big ...
As I was entering the fuel information onto my chart tonight, I realized that we have been in 6 states over the last 2 days: Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. And, yes, we stopped for fuel in each state. (Yes, Todd and Brad, I have a beautiful chart which tracks the number of miles we've traveled, price for fuel, miles per gallon, and total amount spent!!) I will share some final statistics at the end of our trip!
We stopped for lunch at ...
... a participant wants to leave more than half way through the program. Something like 10% percent fail to complete the program based on three reasons in this order. 1. They messed up. 2. The coordinator failed them. 3. Victim of circumstances (victim for lack of a better word).
Personal opinion: I enjoyed most of the program. You need to establish a good relationship with your coordinator because they can be very strict and some threaten ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stonewall Resort Roanoke
I visited the Stonewall resort for a conference in June. It is a new lodge/resort/golf destination. However, it is the only option for food and dining within 10 to 15 miles. It is in the middle of nowhere.
Not What We Expected
Although the area was nice, Stonewall Resort is now what we expected. The food is over priced, and leaves alot for the appetite to desire. Unfortunatley, the front desk staff took it upon themselves to charge our credit card for whatever they wanted to, without our authorization. The restaurant charged our credit card several times for one meal. We spent more time getting our charges straighten out with the resort and the bank than we did vacationing.
My husband and I visited Stonewall Resort for four nights in May. I grew up in WV and have since moved away. The resort proved to be a little slice of heaven, just like West Virginia herself.
we spent four days at Stonewall at the end of August and cannot wait to return. Children, ages 9-18 and adults all had a wonderful time, enjoying the scenery, lake and abundant wildlife. The lodge is spacious, rooms are kept very clean and a great effort is made by the hotel staff to be of service. The only downfall of the resort is the food service at the lodge, expensive, sometimes poor in quality, and limited in selection. The alternative is the restaurant on the golf course, Lightburns - there service, selection and quality are excellent.
We recently spent a week at the Stonewall Jackson Resort in northern West Virginia in our travel trailer at their campground. The camprgound is surrounded on three sides by a 2,000 plus acre lake with some of the best bass fishing in northern West Virginia. The entire resort, which features a golf course, spa and several fine restaurants, is breathtaking. The wildlife, deer in particular, visit all areas of the resort and are very tolerant of people. Does and little ones, still with their spots, were as numerous as the people all over the park. Hiking, mountain biking, boating and fishing took up all of our time. The facilities are extremely clean and well maintained all over the resort. The marnia features pontoon boat, canoe, kayak and fishing boat rentals. They also rent houseboats so that you never have to leave the lake. This was our first visit and one that we will certainly do again. We were less than two hours from home and it seemed like a world away. The people we encounted during this trip, folks from the resort, our neighbors in the campground, folks working at local businesses, were all extremely friendly. It is located just off of Interstate 79 at exit 91.
Trip date June 27-30, 2004. We were thrilled with our summer visit back to our roots in central West Virginia - what a lovely resort tucked over the hills from I-79. Stonewall Resort has rustic charm with all the modern conveniences. We booked a room with 2 queen beds adjoining one of the 6 parlor/suites. Every room overlooks the beautiful Stonewall Jackson Lake and most times of the day you could easily spot deer and fawn enjoying the scenery too. The parlor/suite was very spacious w/kitchenette and huge bath w/jacuzzi tub and separate shower, pull out sofa bed as well. The queen bedded room had a lovely spacious bath equipped w/2 sinks. The indoor/outdoor pool w/2 hot tubs is great and well maintained - the well furnished fitness room sets along side the pool with lovely locker room facilities. My children enjoyed the playground every day. We were fortunate to have our stay coincide with the arrival of the resorts cruise boat, the Little Sorrel. We enjoyed a 2 hour sightseeing cruise one afternoon to the dam on the lake. This cruise is an experience not to miss - they outfitted the children with their own life vests. The menu in Stillwaters is full of variety and staff very helpful. The fire pit glowed every evening and seemed to be a nice spot to recap your day spent in this beautiful section of West Virginia. The golf course was simply breathtaking and there were also all sorts of recreation available on the lake, kayaking to fishing to jet skis. We highly recommend this little jewel in the hills!
Loved it over the 4Th!
Love it! I have been there twice already and I can't wait to go back. Service was great, spa was the best ever they really give you the full time you paid for, and the food was to die for! Loved the fire pit and we enjoyed fireworks over the lake on the 4th!
Unique combo of luxury and low price
I've been here twice... once in the summer and once in the winter...
and loved both visits. Everything from the golf course to the food at the resort lodge restaurant is first rate. Yet it is relatively inexpensive. It's right off Interstate 79, so access is a breeze. The outdoor section of the pool was actually still open in the early winter. We hung out in the hot tub while the snowflakes flew around!
The fire pit outside the lounge is ablaze at night as people gather around for nightcaps and hot chocolate. This place is amazing. My wife loved the big, comfy leather chairs in the main lobby by the huge stone fireplace and the adjoining library. The whole resort was decked out for Christmas. Take time for a massage if you get the chance.
The ultimate in relaxation
We have stayed at this resort on two different occasions and have dined here numerous other times. We were very impressed by all the resort has to offer. The lobby is so relaxing with the large stacked stone fireplace and comfy chairs. The charming rooms contained all the necessities plus a beautiful view of the lake. The staff was very polite and friendly. If you enjoy golfing, this place is for you. The course is challenging and the views are breathtaking. The cuisine is exceptional, even if it is a little pricey. The menu is extensive and the wine list is very good.
This place is one of the best kept secrets in WV resorts!! The cost of staying the night is triple less than the cost of staying at the Greenbrier! The lodge stretches along the banks of the Stonewall Lake so every guestroom has a great view. All rooms are equipped with necessary items like coffee pot and iron, etc and every room has windows that open! The staff is very friendly and they not only help carry luggage but they have a shuttle bus from the parking lot! The main lobby is beautiful in woodwork and style; complete with a fireplace. Halls lead down to a pool and spa area. The same pool inside the building runs outside! And both areas have a hot tub. There is a fitness center and a Mt. Laurel Spa. An Arnold Palmer Signature Golf course and a Marina are next door. If you bring your own boat to the marina you can park it for free if you are a guest at the lodge, in the cabin or staying at the campground. Downstairs is the Dining Room and a Lounge that has nightly entertainment till midnight. There is a deck area outside if you prefer to sit there and they bring the food to you as you sit comfortably in the deck chairs and watch the lake activities. Also in this deck area is a huge fire ring that is on at night. Some children were actually roasting marshmallows! Music flows out to the deck via a speaker. The rooms are situated away from all the activities and noise from the deck and pool areas. On the road to the Resort, people were walking and jogging on the hiking trails and pathways. Will go back again!!