Royal Canadian Lodge Is an Amazing Place!
comentario enviado: 20 de agosto de 2008
Fecha de la estancia: agosto 2008
August 8-10th 43 members of my family gathered at the Royal Canadian Lodge for a family retreat. This Lodge is an amazing place...7000 sq feet spread out on four different levels.
The ages of our group ranged from a 6-month-old child to 2 adults in their late 70s. It was suitable for all age ranges; my 78-year-old mother just remained on the main floor, so she wouldn't have to go up and down the flights of stairs. Toddlers need to be well supervised because of all the steps (but there were safety gates available for the stairs).
The peaceful setting for this Lodge includes an amazing view of the Big Bear Valley, and we enjoyed clear nights for star gazing! Pictures (of the Lodge or the view) do not show this place off enough. I was giddy with excitement as the site manager showed me throughout the house when we arrived!
The bedrooms range from a palatial master bedroom suite with a King-size bed and a sunken tub in the master bath to a bunkhouse that can sleep 24. It might take the right kind of group to make the bunkhouse work...the members of our family that shared the bunkhouse were gracious about sharing a room with so many people. It would be helpful if there were a full bathroom on the bunkhouse level, but we did fine sharing the other bathrooms with those who had the private bedrooms.
Both the property manager and the site manager were extremely friendly and helpful even as I had tons of questions in the time leading up to our retreat. They provided a "Don't Pack 'Em; We Got 'Em List" which was very helpful. I think they could even expound on it a little more and include some pictures of how well the kitchen is stocked.
We spent the whole weekend enjoying the retreat house. It could be used and enjoyed in any season for those who like to be outdoors more. We were so content enjoying the place; we never felt the need to go check out the lake, go to a restaurant etc.
I hate to mention any negative about this place because it is so wonderful. I wish San Bernardino Co. would adjust the parking limit. The Lodge has a very large driveway that could have pretty easily accommodated all of our vehicles, but they only allow six to be parked in the driveway. Offsite parking was provided for the extra cars for a small fee.
I have already recommended this property to my boss as a possible retreat site for a young adult group. I will continue to recommend it as I meet people looking for a special place for a retreat or weekend away.
Mayores de 55,
Escapada para chicas,
Familias con adolescentes,
Familias con niños pequeños,
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