Great Atmosphere and Location A review of Timberline Lodge
I have stayed at the lodge 3 or 4 times and the last time was about 3 years ago so things may have improved since. Overall my experiences have been mixed. The Lodge itself is beautiful and full of atmosphere. Some might consider the rooms basic but I think they are terrific and full of character (I have not yet stayed in a room with a fireplace). The restaurent and bar staff have allways been very pleasant and helpful and the bar serves good simple food. The dinner meals I have had in the much vaunted restaurant have been dissapointing. They have been over elaborate (prententious even) large and stodgy. Definately dissapointing. Breakfast is good though (I like a stodgy breakfast!). I have not had a good experience with the reception staff either in booking or in dealing with problems while staying at the lodge. For this reason I would not rate them high on service. Overall I got the feeling that they were resting on their laurels which they can get away with because the location and atmosphere are unbeatable. I will probably stay there again but if I get bad service again next time it will be my last.