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Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center

11712 East Windy Lane, Whittington, IL 62897
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful location but the rooms could have been better - could have been cleaned better. The rooms had an updated tv and bedding was ok but bugs/spiderwebs in the room and lack of cleanup in the conference part was a detractor. Restaurant had very good food, good service and reasonably priced. Would definitely go back to the... More 

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Earlville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a cabin here. There was 11 of us and we split 2 cabins side by side.Theres a door between the two rooms that connects the 2 rooms. The room wasn't too bad. The grounds outside our cabin were littered with garbage and clothes, presumably left by previous guests. The kitchen and bathroom need updated tho. Especially the lighting... More 

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Belleville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went for my cousin's wedding and was terribly disappointed. overpriced. rooms NOT ready when we were told they would be! the water in the sink in our room ran BROWN! they knew there were 3 of us, but only had towels for 1 person. had a terrible time trying to get more towels. they do NOT have breakfast in the... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Rend Lake Resort over the weekend with my family, which was a large group occupying several rooms. Most of my family has been coming to this resort for years. They have always said they enjoyed coming there. However I do not believe any of us will be returning. One of the members of our group had brought... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had adjoining rooms in the Windjammer boatel which worked well for our family. The lake is beautiful and we had a close-up view. The loft bedroom would be much better if it had a bath - it is not very convenient to have to go up and down from bed to bathroom. The rooms were clean and well-furnished. There... More 

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Westchester, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this resort! This hidden gem is an easy 4 hour ride south of Chicago and a world away. The people are friendly and helpful. It is the only resort on a 19,000 acre lake. The resort has everything you could want for a wonderful vacation. It has a full service restaurant that serves huge portions, a bar to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is right on the water and you have a boat slip. The rooms were nice but need a bit of work done in the bathroom.....peeling wallpaper etc. NO water pressure to speak of. Bed VERY comfortable. Nice view of the lake from our deck.

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Ottawa, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reviews were not good that we read but I was optimistic! Unfortunately, the poor reviews were correct. The staff was pleasant but it was obvious no money was being used to keep resort updated.. All the pontoon boats were broken the whole time we were there. No horses that were advertised on their website for horseback riding. The paddle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife & I along with another couple stayed at the resort for 3 days over the 4th of July holiday & had a great time. This review is a little wordy, but I felt after reading the bad reviews I owed it to the place to give my honest 2 cents. First off I have to say is we... More 

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Cave Creek, AZ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I met his parents there. We had one building with adjoining rooms which worked out great! Each "cabin" had a separate bedroom, bath, kitchen, dining & living room as well as a patio lakeside. We were practically on the lake as they'd a lot of rain! There is a small fridge & I think a microwave in... More 

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