For $30 a week, guests were treated to top-of-the line luxury. There was no need to leave the hotel for food, which was provided of the very best, telegraph service, cigars, and books. There was a billiard room and a "bijou" room on the first floor equipped with a stage manager, actors and live drama to entertain vacationers. In 1908 and 1909, F.C. Thatcher operated a photograph studio on the grounds. On Thursday evenings the hotel management arranged a grand ballroom dance which was of great importance to the mothers of marriageable young ladies. Flirtations were always in progress.
It took 200 people to run this establishment that could accommodate about 900 guests at a time.