Linda N on Trip Advisor
4 years ago
07/06/2019, 03:00 AM
Really Unique Setting at Lakeside
The four of us, staying in the 2-bedroom cabin Fawn, were moderately uncomfortable in some respects because the bathroom was so small you could barely turn around, and the second bedroom was really just child-size. Also, we had to be mindful how to turn on the burners of the stove because if you do it wrong (i.e., turning the dial too quickly past "ignite") you get a propane smell.
But aside from those discomforts of roughing it, Kit Carson Lodge was a really extraordinary experience. The main lodge was loaded with character. The Fawn cabin deck was huge and had new, comfortable furniture (including a dining table with rocker chairs) and a wonderful view. We were able to park close to the cabin, and bring our kayaks down the hill a short way and leave them on the beach for both days we were there, within sight of our deck.
The cabin had lots of windows, soft sheets and decent mattresses. The living room had new furniture and was spacious and clean. But the cabin lacked a few necessities in the kitchen (there was a garlic press for epicureans, but no salt and pepper or paper towels!-- go figure).
Silver Lake is extraordinary, as are some of the trails around it-- especially the Granite Lake Trail within a 5-minute drive away. It is an unforgettable experience to stay right there on the lake shore. So if you are willing to put up with some discomforts, and pay a pretty high price too (this being a seasonal resort, they have to make all their profit in a few months), it will certainly qualify as a totally unique experience. Remember, though, no cell service or TV, no toaster in the kitchen (wiring can't handle it), no internet in the cabins, as well as no central heat (only a wall-unit heater in the hallway). Just silence and gorgeous views.