We were very excited to go to LOON LAKE and see what it had to offer and to stay and make plans for future events. Destination Adventure!! So here was our "LOON VACATION" experiance (Pretend Chevy Chase is here).It is 7 miles up the road off the highway which was very winding it spots.We got to the camp site first which I understand now is the BLM one and it was nice! Nice beach, swimming area, picturesque. We were told the Lodge was further up the road so about another mile or so we got to the lodge signage. Looked ...ok but the lodge is on a cliff high above the lake. I noticed they have a sign up that states NO GAS..ok. but coming from the east as we did you are stuck if you didnt fill up at the Elkton gas station (who was not very friendly) There are no other gas stations unless you drive the 13+ miles to Reedsport.
The travel guide shows it to have a restaurant.. and there wasnt. We were told it is a deli now to which was closed. This was a Saturday..Mid day. The 'store' area was stuffy and warm inside.It was 90 degrees out.
We then were told there were motel rooms on the other side of the mobile home sitting by the lodge.There are 4 rooms that looked ok, high on the cliff above the lake,not sure if they have a view of the lake or not.To get to the "marina" and cabins etc we had to go further down the road,we get there and there is NO WHERE to park, to look around.The campsites were Hot/Dry and barren.No privacy and small. I realize Oregon has a 'drought' ,but even if it didnt these were NOT inviting. Across the street were the 'cabins' and yurts and RV Parking also to which have public showers and toilets. We went into the restroom and it was disgusting and not clean and stunk. I would not even stay at the cabins or yurts EVER. They are too close to @ other and no privacy.Trees etc..We spoke to 'Jim' who was one that works the marina and he was grumpy and not friendly, He stated he was the managers husband. We inquired about renting the houseboat as we saw 2 of them, He told us only one was for rent and the other one was out of commision as there is a legal battle over it.(nice) In the travel book it stated that the Houseboat rents out for $295 @ night Having been on houseboats before we knew what to expect, until we saw this one.... it is old... NO SHOWER... oh wait... there is a plastic hose nozzle set up on the back deck for all to see if you wanted to use it to rinse off, You would have to use the showers across the road if you stayed. Moor at night to a bouy in the lake not shore mooring and to the dock @ day to shower...hmmm..
The brochure stated a slide and microwave and coffeepot. NO SLIDE AND NO MICROWAVE coffeepot with no carafe. Spiders were on the chairs on the deck. I honestly would not pay $50 for this!! Bad Review!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take and "Escapation" where Escape meets Vacation at Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort located just minutes from the coastal city of Reedsport, Oregon. Choose your vacation lodging from our cabins, motel, yurts, waterfront vacation home or a scenic camping site, with some located on the lake shore. Our RV sites offer full-hookups, satellite TV and Wi-fi, and sit on one mile of Loon Lake frontage The on-site Marina has many types of boat, including ski, pontoon and houseboat, and Sea Doo rentals. Loon Lake Lodge - Make Your Own Family Fun! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Loon Lake Lodge & Rv Hotel Reedsport
- Loon Lake Lodge And Rv Resort