A little more than a year ago, the Spearsville Canyon Lodge & Resort opened its doors to visitors in hopes of attracting people with a more adventurous spirit.
In 2017, the resort opened its second branch and the first branch has been closed since.
While the lodge has received a few visitor reviews, the majority of the reviews have been negative.
The resort says that some people don’st want to spend money to stay at the lodge because it’s not as luxurious as the resort’s other properties, and that some lodge visitors may be uncomfortable spending the night at the resort because of the heat and humidity.
I was surprised to see how many of those reviews were negative, said Matt Richey, executive director of the lodge.
“They don’t think it’s the most luxurious or the most beautiful lodge,” Richeys comments, noting that the lodge offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms, but that visitors may not be as comfortable as they think.
We’ve seen a lot of people get a bit anxious about it, he added.
“We’ve had complaints that there’s a lot to worry about,” Rikeys comments.
Richeys believes that some of the negative reviews could be due to people simply not understanding how the resort works, because it was not designed to accommodate a large group of people, or people who might be sensitive to hot temperatures.
People can stay at any of the lodging options in the Spearing Canyon Lodge and Resort, but guests can also choose to stay in the Lodge’s second branch, which is open from 7 a.m. to midnight on the third Tuesday of each month.
A visitor can choose to book a room for just $5,000, and then pay an extra $500 for a second room.
The first two guests to book will also receive complimentary food and beverage.
Guests can also book rooms in the second branch for $1,500, and are guaranteed a spot at the second lodge for the first two nights.
Richey said that the resort hopes that by sharing more information about the lodge, it will encourage more people to visit the lodge and get a good night’s sleep.
The lodge is open to the public from May through October.
Rikeys believes the resort will work to improve its communication with guests and to provide information about what amenities are available in the lodge at the end of each day.
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