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2 Reviews by MSMurray
You'll never want to leave! January 3, 2007 | 67 of 120 people found this review helpful
All the superlatives in the English language could not possibly do justice to this wondrous place. My husband and I visited the Lodge over Christmas week, where we were told the lodge was at capacity â?? the wonderful thing was that at no time did you ever feel like you were falling over people, in fact it didnâ??t seem â??busyâ?? at all. Other great pluses for truly relaxing are their â??no cell phoneâ?? (except for in your room â?? if you get a signal) and â??no childrenâ?? policies.
Everything about this establishment is understated elegance. The décor, whilst definitely â??lodge-likeâ??, is beautifully done and enhances the overall ambience very nicely.
Accommodations: We had a â??standardâ?? room which was a very nice size, elegantly decorated with a view of the woods and the lake. Large flat screen TV (with built-in DVD player), very comfortable sitting area and wireless internet (free and fast) were all good things. The bathroom was also quite nice (no tub though â?? which was fine as we spent many hours soaking ourselves in the various jacuzziâ??s around the facility) with travertine marble and granite abounding. Products were also nice and of good quality.
Food: Here is one of the great wonders of the lodge â?? the food is quite simply outstanding. Not being a terribly health conscious person when it comes to food, I am always a little apprehensive of â??spa cuisineâ??, but this is far from granola and cardboard. Duck, lobster, scallops, cookies, chocolateâ?¦ and itâ??s all outstanding and plentiful, but cooked in creative ways that makes it healthy. Breakfast and lunch are both buffet, but one may also order from the menu. Wine is available at lunch and dinner, and it doesnâ??t have to cost the earth â?? they have wonderful wines at various prices (alcohol is the only thing not included in the room rate). Coffee: weâ??re quite selective when it comes to our coffee, and this is some of the best restaurant coffee weâ??ve ever come across â?? a refreshing change!
Service: The staff were all very well trained, well spoken and very friendly.
Spa: Treatments and therapists are excellent. The shower/locker-room areas are kept meticulously clean by the very helpful attendants. The pools/jacuzziâ??s/waterfall hydro-therapy areas are fabulous. We did not partake of the fitness classes or the fitness center, but the machines looked brand new and in good order. There are also many classes that one can partake of many of which seemed interesting, but the only one we did during our time there was the cooking class with the Lodgeâ??s Executive Chef, Lyle. Great fun.
The owners, John and Ginny Lopis, are most gracious hosts and are delightful. They are frequently in the restaurant during lunch and dinner and will stop by to speak with you.
They have created a wondrous place that we will be returning to as soon as possible.I would visit this business again? Yes
Simply Fabulous November 11, 2006 | 17 of 32 people found this review helpful
I've been to Maison Esthetique a few times now and have never been disappointed. The facility itself is spotless and tastefully decorated. The massages seem to get better and better here (I've had 3 to date and will be back for more). The whirpool/sauna/steamroom area is a wonderful place to prepare for your treatment - an amenity that many a day spa seems to over look in my experience. Try it - you won't be disappointed.I would visit this business again? Yes