a traveler from Travelocity.com
on June 23, 2010
My family and I spent Memorial Day weekend here and loved every minute of our stay. We chose the wooded side, which provided a cozy ambiance. The kids and my husband loved the indoor pool (it was a little chilly for the outdoor pools). There are family pool hours (for kids under 18 yrs) otherwise the indoor pool is open 24 hrs. We had a 2 BR (king beds) - 1BA all on 1 floor unit, which was perfect for 5 of us (3 adults, 2 kids ages 3.5 and 6 yrs). We visited the grocery store and prepared breakfast and lunch in our unit which had a fully furnished kitchen (healthier as well as cost-effective option). In town, there are shops galore; there's a public beach with a playground; there are a multitude of golf courses; fun park with miniature golf; horseback riding; trails for hiking, biking or running; and other activities. We visited some of the other towns along the bay and they are charming as well. The kids cried when our vacation was over because they had so much fun. We were all disappointed that our vacation had to end. Even before we left we started to plan our next two visits (1 with friends and another with just the 5 of us) and my mother is even planning a weekend here with her friends (they're in their 70's and 80's). It's only about a 4.5 hr drive from northern IL and the traffic wasn't a problem even on a holiday weekend (drove Sat a.m. and Mon p.m.). The staff was wonderful and housekeeping even retrieved and returned a beloved DVD to us.
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