The striking cedar-and-stone main building is a fine example of how a structure can blend effectively with lovely mountain scenery. Guest rooms, which have modern amenities, are in three buildings up the hill from the main lodge. You can usually see deer roaming around the spacious and hilly grounds, which are 7,200 feet above sea level.
Oct 24, 2008
Beautiful View Bad Food The Wucksachi Lodge dining room is a tastefully decorated establishment with architectural details reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. The view is panoramic with all the trees, mountains and sky views that make the park a national treasure. The menu has something tempting to offer for varied palates and diets. So with all these great assets, why did I have such a bad experience? The food and the service! My
companion and I were celebrating her birthday and we thought that the menu and décor would provide the perfect place for a celebration. We started with the Vegan Hummus with chips ($6.95) and asked to split a salad of Organic Spring Greens ($4.50). The hummus did not come with chips but instead sliced pita bread! The food server did not split our salad and we had to request an extra plate which she overlooked. The spring greens consisted only of spinach in an overdressed soggy mess with a trace of pecans and a scant amount of goat cheese. For the main course, my companion ordered the Portabella “Club” ($19.95) which included tomato, tofu, basil, provolone and a side of wild rice. Unfortunately, the mushroom was so saturated in Balsamic vinegar that it overpowered any other flavors; the rice was good, and the overall presentation pre-school. I ordered the Portabella Ravioli ($18.95) which our server reassured us was her favorite. Just like the salad, the raviolis were missing a key ingredient listed on the menu: toasted pine nuts. The Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce that topped the pasta was something that you would expect if you ate at The Olive Garden or Apple Bees. When the waitress was asked about the pine nuts, she came back from the kitchen with attitude and the news that there were no pine nuts. We were asked about desert which we declined and left our $100 for the meal, a bottle of wine and a tip without the waitress even offering an apology or inquiring about our food! I would never recommend this experience to anyone and consider missing ingredients false advertising when you don’t inform your diners of shortages or give them other options. I rate this experience on the minus scale. (October 2008)