For the extra amenedies and family atmosphere this is a great place. If you think you'll spend any significant time in your room rethink. For our vacation I was drawn to the list of boating, sailing, and lake cruising options. Arnold's Park is quaint- I liked that it is supported by the community. Nearby coffee house and restrauants are diverse and inviting. Even the local museum was interesting and worth a tour.
The tours offered were really entertaining and I found the staff to be so friendly. They helped us arrange a chartered fishing tour which was a highlight. Hanging out in the lobby was in itself like a family reunion with folks hanging out, playing pool, ping pong and other games . Other acivities were varied guarantted to to find an interest for any age group.
People have been coming here for fifty years and can't imagine going anywhere else.
The rooms are a little outdated but fully stocked with all you need to cook in. WiFi could be better in the southern units. If you are really outdoors people, don't worry about the room and enjoy these wonderful lakes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned and operated summer resort on West Lake Okoboji, in Arnolds Park, Okoboji's entertainment center. Our 96 units are lakeside or nearby with lake access and are fully furnished apartments, studios and cottages for one to 18 people. All amenities are free including boat rides, indoor and outdoor pools, large sunning docks and in-season recreation program. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fillenwarth Beach Hotel Arnolds Park