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Darnell's Lake Resort

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

So when I looked this hotel up to check out some recent pictures, I was astonished that it only had a three circle overall rating! I've been going here for years with some friends and family and we love this place. So I'm writing this...More

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Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you Brendan! I will pass on to the Cabana Management your request for Raspberry Italian Sodas :). I hope you are visiting again this summer, as you will be very surprised at the office this year. We are just finishing up some remodeling of...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first time staying here and we enjoyed our stay. My wife especially liked the view of the lake. The staff was friendly. I really liked that they have equipments for tennis, ping pong, etc that you can check out. The rooms do...More

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Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

We come every summer and fall, and always have a wonderful experience, no matter which room we stay in. They are all clean and comfortable, perfect for a family, as there is lots for kids of all ages to keep them busy, from the putting...More

Thank Cathie W
Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded 14 September 2016

We are so happy to hear you enjoy the Resort. It is a wonderful family friendly setting, and definitely perfect sandy beaches. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with others so they may discover us as well. Best to you Cathie!

Reviewed 28 July 2016

Room 221 had a musty smell all 5 days so we had to have window open which affected air conditioner during 99 degree weather. Staff were rude when there was no parking and said we couldn't park in Registration Parking. One staff member said we...More

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Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded 11 August 2016

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit. We do adhere to having the Handicap parking spot available to those who need it, and for health and safety reasons food and drinks are not allowed in the hot tub, and limited in the pool...More

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over 4th of July weekend along with several other friends and families. The primary feedback from previous reviews of Darnell's is that the rooms are dated which is true, but they are functional and clean. Other facilities throughout the facility (pool, cabana, etc)...More

Thank Jeremy G
Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded 11 August 2016

Thank you for staying with us and for your review! We hope to see you again.

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GrannyJBN
My husband and I along with our then teen-aged son stayed at Darnell's in the summer of 2006. We loved every minute and having a room leading right to the grounds, beach and pool was an added bonus. We would like to return next summer (2016) and thought about renting the Penthouse. In 2006, our room along with the rooms of our friends were in pretty bad shape at that time. The full-size bed in the bedroom was extremely uncomfortable and the sofabed in the living was even worse which is where our son slept. The living room itself was very dark, carpet worn, walls needed paint, cobwebs and it had a heavy musty smell. The only real plus was having a small kitchen to prepare meals and snacks. So, have these rooms had any type of an upgrade? Reading recent reviews, I love hearing the raves about the pool and hot tub, even in 2006 it was absolutely the cleaniest and well-maintained pool and hot-tub I had ever used at a vacation resort. Love hearing that the grounds are still manicured and the the beach area remains pristine. We would love to have a 4 generation family reunion, my parents are in their early 80's so family time together is precious. Darnell's location is prefect and my parents would absolutely love the pool, hot tub and lounging by the lake. Teenagers would love everything. I need an honest response as to the condition of the Penthouse. At $450 per night and that's probably before taxes, I really want our family to truly enjoy the Penthouse as well. We would plan to spend 4 nights. Thank you for your time and candid response.
13 September 2015|
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Response from RainesFamily | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring! We have upgraded Darnell's each and every year in many ways since 2009. New appliances and carpeting have been the most recent room upgrades. Sofa sleeper mechanisms are replaced each year as... More
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Sophia R
25 May 2015|
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Response from RainesFamily | Property representative |
Darnell's does not allow pets. We hope this does not deter you from visiting! Thank you for asking.
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"Building A has the best views of the lake including sunrise and sunset, and the Butte Mountain."
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"All rooms are about the same. We like to be on the top floor to see out boat well and with two bedrooms for..."
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"The newer building is better. Go for a ground floor room if you have kids - the deck opens to the lawn and..."
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