Best Things Nearby:
A wonderful Italian restaurant on a hill next to the resort. Lake Hamilton has a small inlet into the resort. Hot Springs National Park is about 7 miles away.
Best Things About the Resort:
Water access to Lake Hamilton, with nice views of lake. Nice pool. Watched Memorial Day fireworks from resort balcony.
We stayed in a lodge two-bedroom that was rated privacy for four but sleeps eight. We had another couple and their two teenage sons join us, and it was cramped. This was the smallest two-bedroom unit we have ever stayed in during our 25 years exchanging with RCI. There were only place settings for six, and we had to have two chairs brought in to seat six. To balance this, the staff was very helpful and did their best with what they had.
We were able to walk to several restaurants, though, by crossing the street in front of the resort--not for anyone who needs lots of time to cross streets.
Hot Springs National Park is located right in the city and is very touristy (like Gatlinburg, TN). It was a short car ride to get there from the resort, and one could hike or get a thermal bath right from the park.
The resort has a long dock and one could rent boats nearby and tie up part of the time. Lake Hamilton is a dammed river and is thus a long, interesting lake to explore by boat, with many expensive homes along the shore. There is also a steamboat that one can take to tour the lake if one doesn't want to handle their own boat.
Our unit was very poorly lit and hard to read in after dark. On the other hand, there were TVs in three places. Shades were very poor at blocking light, and thus, if you want to sleep late, bring blindfolds.
We were able to make several daytrips to nice parks and other attractions during our stay. They had a bunch of activities scheduled which appeared to cover many interests.
- Unit Type: 2 Bedroom
- Activities: Very Good
- Amenities: Very Good
- Unit Satisfaction: Fair
- Family Friendliness: Very Good
- Service: Very Good