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great get-away place October 21, 2007 | 551 of 1,189 people found this review helpful
The Oaks is not luxurious, but is comfortable, well-maintained, and friendly. Lunches and dinners are good; breakfast is cold, and boring. There are many different exercise classes daily, the pool is outside and gorgeous, and they offer a range of walks/hikes daily. The spa services (massage, etc.) are great.
It's easy to go by yourself, and find company if you want it, and private time if you want it. Many guests have been coming year after year, and many people who live within a couple of hours drive come frequently for a weekend or longer.
It's still undergoing renovations, which is a good thing. The rooms and "cottages" that have been re-done are beautiful. But the rooms in the "lodge" that haven't been renovated could really use the work, both to freshen them and to make the bathrooms bigger and more comfortable (18" sink areas!). There are 2 rooms that shouldn't be rented at all: 203 and 217a. Both are "split" rooms, separate rooms that share a bath, but you have to walk through one room to get to the bathroom. The smaller room in 203 is not quite 8 feet by not quite 14 feet, and doesn't even have a closet or space for a comfortable chair or a desk. The rent is the same, though, as for any other shared double in the lodge. The one good thing about it is that it is a separate room, and you can close the door to the other room. 217a has its own door to the hall; 203 doesn't.
My advice: go, be specific about the room you book, and confirm your specific room before you leave. If you have a good room, you'll have a lovely relaxing rejuvenating time. And ask them about the evening programs before you leave: there was a wonderful writing program one evening I was there; I heard several people say they wished they'd known, they would have come prepared.I would visit this business again? Yes