I understand him. I love to sit down there after I return from the parks and just inhale the atmosphere for at least 10-15 minutes before going to my room, especially at night.My husband likes sitting in the main lobby just taking in the surroundings. Love the fireplace, strange to say in July. In the past it was always roaring even in July.
That is something I would really like to try out!Do the free tour that's offered by the hotel, it's a good introduction.
We usually enjoy ours on the balcony, or the tables outside the entrance.If/when you get food from the food court Roaring Forks, eat outside, unless you enjoy the feeling of claustrophobia. Tiny dining area, enclosed, noisy, no fun. Food is fine, you'll just enjoy it more elsewhere.
I realize my previous comment might come across harsher than I intended. I really do find much of the WL to be lovely. The size and location of the dining area of Roaring Forks are two of the few "cons" I can really think of.Speaking of Roaring Forks, they were convenient and had a good selection, especially the chocolate chip or BANANAS FOSTER Mickey Waffles!!!:slurp:
We stayed there for the first time ever in May and LOVED it! (We stayed at the villas, actually.)
The place is just beautiful, the lobby was amazing, and the grounds are beyond compare for natural beauty, especially the area between the Lodge and the pool (I still can't get enough of the spring the bubbles up from the lobby, under the small bridge and outside, then to the waterfall, on past the pool, and to the geyser area!)
Yes it is well publicized, CMs during check-in even told us about it automatically. In 2007 as a guest you received a "Newspaper" of the lodge that was full of informations about the entertainment, dining etc. at the lodge. The tour was mentioned in the daily program, including time and location where it started.That is something I would really like to try out!
We are staying here for a few nights in August. Do you happen to know if the tour is well publicized once you arrive, or how often they offer it?