"New Years weekend. What a great condo here at Laurel Ponds, which really is in a cozy setting in the woods, with a small ‘babbling brook’ in the rear and front areas of the property. Pat (the owner) was terrific to deal with we definitely will return. After venturing out to much of the Nemacolin property, the condos at Laurel Ponds seemed to be the nicest of all. You can actually see the resort spa through the woods from the really nice back deck, which can also be accessed from the side of the condo! Once you park your vehicle in the private parking area, you never have to drive again because the free property shuttle service is excellent, reliable, and they come quickly when you call to be picked up and drop you off right in front when you return ‘home’. It really does feel homey at Pat’s condo with lovely decorations, extra blankets and pillows if you want to just ‘chill’ on the sectional in front of the TV and fireplace, or need an extra pillow in bed. Oh, and there’s great water pressure in the showers! The kitchen is fully loaded with silverware, glasses, cups, dishes, pots, pans, and all you need. I read that some guests had difficulty with cell-phone service, but we didn’t have a problem; just moved closer to the window or sliding glass door and tried a couple times until the phone worked, so no worries with cell service. The beds lined with flannel sheets were very comfortable and having chairs in the bedrooms was a bonus to toss your clothes or just sit and relax. We also really liked the cathedral ceiling and loft in the upper bedroom with its own private bath.
The main restaurants, shops, spa, etc, at the Lodge and Chateau Lafayette are just a short 3-minute shuttle ride from the condo, so while the condo location was a perfect convenience, it also felt like we were in a private, quiet, and intimate area. We enjoyed the shops at the Lodge, some terrific food and drinks in the bar area of the Tavern, the fabulous brunch at Lautrec, perfect breakfast pizza and breakfast tacos at Autumn, and an exceptional and unique dinner at Aqueous (upscale steak restaurant) at the Falling Rock Resort, a facial and a little pampering at the resort spa, and of course, enjoyed some time at the Lady Luck Casino. After checkout, we headed to Falling Water (a must see), just 20 minutes away from Nemacolin. There truly is something for everyone at Nemacolin, and staying at this Laurel Ponds condo made it all a wonderful and memorable experience."
Guest: T from Pa
Date of Stay: December 2014
Review Submitted: January 3, 2015