Terrible. The inspections this summer are the worst. A third party who hires the creepiest people they can find to what feels like constantly inspecting your apartment. They have had people before that came maybe once last year. I save every email from The Lodge and I can state for a fact they have not had these random "third party", which sounds sketchy enough, come in what has felt like every other week to inspect our apartment. Please, tell me what you are looking for so I can just tell you where it is or at least know what the hell is going on. The internet here is shit. I can't recall the last time it worked for a whole afternoon. Good luck with those homework assignments. They also don't let you buy your way out of your lease. It's like a year sentence in prison unless you can find some sucker to sublease it from you. I recently got engaged and my fiance and I just got a house together. His apartment complex, Cross winds Apartments in Lafayette, let him pay three months rent and leave but no not this hell hole. On top of having to find someone new the also include a fee of 525 or so to make it that much harder for you. I know I shouldn't be saying these things because I want someone to take over for me but why make someone else deal with this place. I'll wait my sentence out and never look back. Ever.
Place is ok, but do not like all the inspections. they come in and ruin your privacy. Something is always breaking and the internet goes out alot. There are a lot better places to live, I wont be here next year.
Con: Distance. My experience otherwise has been nothing short of amazing. The guys who work the grounds have my full appreciation. They really do a great job. The park behind is a great place to relax, volleyball courts, BBQ, gym, basketball and tennis courts. Everything was great. Rooms are nice and the pricing is very cheap. I've had nightmares with Granite management, but the Lodge has really really impressed me.
If you want a nice place with a private bathroom and big windows, this is the place for you. I've lived here for two years and it is the best place (out of three I lived in) in West Lafayette in terms of quality for a reasonable price. I requested the maintenance to fix small things often. Every time they came within 2 days and always left a note about what they have done. Even such things as the AC filter were no problem to get changed. We never had any major problems with the apartment or the management. The management was understanding and if we talked to them, they were willing to help us. I've never heard about robberies in this complex, but still the management upgraded all locks to secure key fobs, so now it's a key-less entry, which also looks cool :) The apartments are relatively new and clean, and luckily I never had problems with noisy neighbors, except our downstairs Chinese neighbors who like to play basketball in the apartment -_-|| The carpets in most units are, I believe, Berber carpets, they are not very soft, but they are much more durable and easier to clean. The pool and other facilities are cleaned regularly. The gym does have an unpleasant smell, but that's just like every other gym. The landscape and lawn are kept nice and clean, but you have to watch out for dogs, I've seen people let them run loose and not clean after them. I've almost got bitten once. All in all, I really liked living there and I recommend this place, especially to grad students. Special thanks to the Lodge management and the maintenance. #thelodge #thelodgelife
Lodge apartment is the best place I have lived in West Lafayette. I have lived close to campus at other apartments but the experience at Lodge was very much delightful. It is the perfect place for a student who wants to stay off campus. It would be a great experience if you go there with your choice of roommates. Your room mates can make your life very bad, if you dont get along. It's best you stay by yourself for the first semester or the year while you find good roommates for you. Then you can start a conventional lease at Lodge. You will never leave. Pros : Spacious furnished apartments, Your own bathroom, 24hrs maintenance, Accommodating staff, package acceptance, Free internet and cable, Same rate renewal, Car service station, Tennis court, Bus route, Possible to get parking permits, close to Walmart Cons: Your living experience depends on your roommates, High summer subleasing fee ($500) Suggestions for the Management : + It would be better if you could let the new comers meet their roommates rather than random placement (may be a get to know party). + Reduce the summer sub leasing fee. + Keep the good work continuing. I would be unhappy to see the quality of service go down after this review. :-)