We go to TR about 2-4 times oer year. It is a short drive from Chicago. You can usually check in early and everyone is very friendly there. They have a microwave, stove and fridge which is really nice when traveling with the kids. Our kids(ages 3 and 6) love coming here. It is the perfect place for their ages. You can venture into town for dinner if you would like as well. Good value and nice getaway!