I can imagine the White oak lodge motel was nice……….30 years ago. It is a motel that is in dire need of an update, which is a shame really given its location looking over an amazing lake.
We first stayed in cabin number 15. Our stay in this cabin only lasted 1 night, let’s just say it was akin to staying on a small boat. The floor was not level nor was it stable. The shower and toilet facilities resembled that of a caravan (an old caravan at that). The final straw was the bed which was like sleeping on a bouncy castle, this might have been fun had the bed not had fleas / bed bugs. We spent the whole night either itching or trying to lie as still as possible so we didn’t bounce the other one out of the bed.
We informed the owner and she promptly moved us to another cabin. This was a larger, more stable cabin and was much better. Although the cabin was an improvement on Cabin 15 it was still old and in a poor state of repair that needed a complete gut and refit. The shower situation did not improve.
They now charge for the canoes and kayaks, although the row boat is free.
Overall, to stay at the White Oak really isn’t value for money, it was one of the most expensive places to stay on our entire stay in New England. There is rustic and there is rustic, this place is just tired and in disrepair. I wouldn’t recommend staying here.
For the record Cabin 15 was not used for the rest of our stay it was fumigated with all the windows left open.
On a positive note away from White Oak you must have lunch and walk around Castle in the Clouds, take a boat tour around Squam Lake and walk the Rattlesnake Trail (amazing views).
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