The condo itself was a two-bedroom, two-story, 1248-square-foot unit -- very roomy. Wallpaper, furniture, appliances, and the carpet were all up-to-date and like new. It was very tastefully decorated and homey. The main floor had the kitchen, front room, and one bath. The second floor had a large master suite with a vaulted ceiling, a second nice-size bedroom with twin beds, a large bath with a Jacuzzi, and two vanities separated by a pocket door, which was nice. The Jacuzzi felt great, with two fireplaces, one in the master suite and one in the front room. There were five condos in our building, but we never heard voices or doors slamming, so it was very quiet. My husband classified it as immaculate, and I would have to agree: very, very clean.
We did not join any of the resort activities, although they were extensive and changed weekly, such as a trip to the Kalahari water park, horseback riding, the DUCKS, and Tommy Shows at discounted rates. We had our own Dells coupon book (see Tips in this journal’s Overview).
We did make use of their many amenities: indoor and outdoor pools, racquetball, basketball, tennis, Ping-Pong, bikes (not speed bikes), and laundry. All equipment was in good working order. We stayed with the outdoor pool, as it was like bath water and 6 feet deep, whereas the indoor was large but only 3.9 feet deep. The Jacuzzi was the right temperature and large enough not to be crowded. The laundry was open 24 hours, wash $1.50 and dry $1. Activity hours were from 7am to 11pm. There are pool towels located in your unit. There was a linen exchange building open daily from 9am to 12pm and 1 to 3pm.
You also received a Gold Card, which gave discounts to the water parks, restaurants, shopping, etc., in the area at about 10 to 20% off. Again, our Dells coupon book beat that out during June.
Our condo was a little warm upstairs, but after closing down the air vents downstairs, it was great for sleeping. They were also having trouble with the cable during our stay, but they offered free movies. We did take advantage of that. There were two computer stations within the lobby, great for checking weather, etc., at home.
This is an extremely nice, relaxing, quiet resort that was ready to accommodate you. We would not hesitate to come back to it or recommend it to anyone.
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Williston, North Dakota
June 14, 2005
From journal Wisconsin Dells - Playing Like a Child
September 15, 2004
From journal Week at Wisconsin Dells, WI
August 25, 2004
From journal WISCONSIN DELLS
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
July 10, 2004
You could also check out fishing poles and the pond had stocked fish. This kids like this. Bicycles were available also.
We had to do a load of laundry and this was the first resort we stayed at that didn't have washers and drivers in the room. The laundry cost per load. Also, you have to take your bag of towels to the laundry exchange if you want fresh towels.
From journal Week in Wisonsin Dells at Mirror Lake
West Bend, Wisconsin
February 23, 2004
One day, we spent in the shops in the Dells and another day, we went to Ho Chunk Casino. We did go for a walk every day.
From journal Water fun in the winter
February 3, 2004
From journal Wisconsin Dells Area
El Paso, Illinois
January 19, 2004
There is a new Super Wal-Mart right next door to the resort, so we stopped to buy breakfast things and snacks to have while we were at the resort. We were available to get this bonus vacation since this is the off-season in the Dells area.
The resort offers many amenities. A large recreation building houses an indoor pool, exercise room, game room, racquetball courts, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The recreation center is open from 8:30am-10pm daily. Do not go early because the doors are locked until 8:30am. The exercise room has five treadmills, weight machines, and nautilus equipment -- very nice. My children enjoyed playing basketball and tennis while I ran on the treadmill each morning since the temperature was negative 0 outside. Some other activities at the resort during the week include Mary Kay classes, art and crafts classes, Bingo pizza, card Bingo, cookie decorating, swimming pool games, just to name a few. The resort also has a roasted chicken dinner, lasagna supper, and sub sandwich suppers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings respectively. We did not partake in the dinners since we were not there during the week.
All RCI and owners receive a Gold Card when checking in and you must have the card to enter the recreation center. The Gold Card is also good for several discounts in the area. A list of Gold Card discounts is provided for members.
From journal Wisconsin Winter Get-A-Way
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
January 9, 2004
From journal Allyson's first trip
by Jackie V
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 24, 2003
As we drove up to the resort, our inital impressions weren't the greatest for a gold crown resort. The property was very poorly lit. The main activites center looked like a pole building. There was a good sized pool, raquetball courts, tennis courts, and game room inside, but it definitely lacked atmosphere. We thought the pool was particularly ugly and uninviting with cement slabs all around.
We also had a hard time finding the unit, as nothing was lit. It was pretty difficult to read dark unit numbers at night with no lights! We had an equally hard time putting the key into the slot of our door with absolutely no light. Since the entrance of the unit was off the side, the car
lights did us no good.
Finally, we got settled into our unit. It certainly wasn't anything to write home about. The decor was very sparse. The basics were covered, but there was nothing fancy or cozy about the place. Plain and basic all the way.
As far as activites go, there was nothing at all scheduled for the weekend, although there were some things planned on the weekdays. We used the 20% off discount provided by the resort's gold card for the Bay of Dreams Indoor Waterpark one day. Tommy Bartlett's Robot World was also quite enjoyable. There was a large hill outside our unit, so we bought an inexpensive sled at the nearby Super Walmart, and the kids had a blast going down. Our favorite restaurants in the area are the Cheese Factory (vegitarian but wonderful) and Wally's House of Embers. Both were fabulous as always.
From journal Winter Escape to the Dells
Avon , Indiana
September 29, 2003
From journal Mom, Can we move here?