Please do Not use The Landing for your canoe or tube trips, especially if you have young children. The staff is uneducated about water safety. Being our first time canoeing the river, we did not know what to expect, and was hoping we would get good instruction when we got out there. They dropped us off on a deep embankment, and the water did appear high and the current looked a little fast, but we were blindsighted, thinking this was ok. More importantly, the staff did Not have any concerns about us canoeing. We even prodded him for instruction, and all he could say is "dont hit a tree limb or a rock!" He left, soon after, and then we crashed into a tree limb a minute later. My husband got caught under a current and barely made it out alive. There was No phone service out there, so we had to rely on good samaritans to make a phone call to the Landing. We waited for more than an hour to be picked up, and the Landing never picked us back up!! Luckily, a good samaritan was out near the crash site and brought us back into town. I explained to the staff what happened, and that the water was too dangerous to be on and no one gave us any intelligent advice before we got out into the river. Since this wasn't getting through to the negligent staff, I wanted to speak to the owner. My concern was people with small children going out into the river in the dangerous conditions, and I wanted the owner to know that it could of been a tragedy if my kids were out with us that day. The owner, Tom Bedell, did NOT have any sympathy for what happened, and was very scarey and combative to deal with. I have never been so terrified around a person before, and this was the Owner of the Landing!! He told us "we are what is wrong with America," and told us to leave. His buddy then explained "You don't know who you are dealing with." I have Never in my life been talked to this way after such a tragic occurrence. Also, if you get into an accident, the Landing will Not pick you up - this came right from the owner's mouth. I plead with anyone (especially people with young kids) who is thinking about staying at the Landing or using their float service to please go elsewhere. This is just a money making place with no concern over human life.
Great Steaks in an upscale setting. One of the best restaurants on the Current River. The menu is varied, and delightful, and their kitchen crew are excellent. The presentation of their food is perfect, even if they serve canned vegetables rather than fresh veggies.A bit pricey for the area, it caters to the tourists more than the locals. A great selection of beer to choose from, as well as a well-stocked bar. A non-smoking environment.A fine restaurant attached to their resort motel, they are missing out on not serving breakfast to their tourist patrons.