We knew this place was described as "rustic" and we were unsure what we were going to get. After reading a lot of the past reviews, we thought for sure it wasn't going to be all that we were hoping for.
We arrived and stopped at check-in. It was easy and quick. Once done at check-in, we were told to go to Member Services for our parking passes and pool bands. We were asked if we wanted to attend a sales presentation and we said no. If you're not firm with your NO, they will continue to try to change your mind. They haven't bothered with us since.
We stayed in Wyndham Shawnee River Village 2, room R-87. We had to walk down a staircase to get to our unit...there were 52 steps. Not for everyone, but fine for us. It was pretty clean and very spacious. It was two levels. Kitchen, dining area and raised living room with wood stove on the top floor and two bathrooms and two bedrooms (one bedroom has two queen beds in it, so the unit can fit up to 6 people or three couples). There is a screened in porch on the back side of the unit, which offers a view of the woods, and the screens saved us from any mosquitoes which was great. Not all units have such a view. Most face the other buildings next door. Since it is summer, we haven't had to use the heat, but I will tell you...the A/C works great. The kitchen/dining/living rooms have a cathedral ceiling.
Could the units use an update? Probably. Was it livable the way it was? Absolutely. If the rustic or woodsy theme is what you want, this may be the place for you. I'm more of a city guy, but the experience I had here was great and the rustic theme was fine for me.
Housekeeping could be improved, but like I said earlier, our unit was clean.
There are two outdoor pools, which for the size resort, they need a couple more. There is an indoor pool, mostly used by kids. It was very warm in the pool area and loud as well. They also have a nice looking mini golf course...currently $5 for guests with bands (and $8 for non-guests). A snack bar offering burgers, dogs and fries is also available.
All in all, not a bad place to go.
If you go, try to request River Village 2, Unit R-87. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Lastly, there was no evidence of bed bugs...if there was, I wouldn't be there still.
- Also Known As:
- Shawnee River Village 2 Hotel Shawnee On Delaware