I spent a week at the Fox Hills Resort in August, visiting from the London area in the UK, with my family, consisting of a 14 year old, 19 year old and my parents.
To start, it is worth explaining that the Fox Hills Resort is split into two, there is the Hotel and the Resort itself. This review focuses on the Resort aspect where I stayed, I did not visit the Hotel so therefore cannot offer any critic in that regard. My parents are members of RCI, whom highly regard the resort on their website, as such, this week was booked using RCI points which by all means was good value for the facilities and accommodation.
We stayed in villa nine, considering there were five of us, the villa had enough adjoining room optitions to comfortably accommodate all of us, there was a pull out bed in the living room which was comfortable and there were spare sheets and pillows in the room. All of the bedrooms were to a high standard in terms of cleanliness, the most important factor, the rooms were also equipped with basic amenities such as a TV and bed side tables, one improvement would be for the rooms to have reading lights/ bed side lights in all of the rooms, a simple addition which would have made pre-bed reading easier!
Bathrooms were clean and tidy, complimentary toiletries included and perfectly suitable bath and shower areas which were well stocked with towels.
The final aspect of the room would be the kitchen area, again, well stocked and perfectly suitable for an extended stay at the Resort containing all of your cooking essentials as well as comfortable table and chairs with a built in breakfast bar and stools. The villa also had rear patio doors which opened out onto a small patio area where the golf course was located, this area had a BBQ stand as well as some chairs which made for a pleasant outdoor seating area which was not overlooked by other guests.
The Resort has Tennis Courts, Indoor Pool and an Outdoor Pool, to name a few. Tennis courts were fit for purpose, however, a fresh coat of paint couldn't go amiss to bring them back up to a high standard. At the Resort, the indoor and outdoor pools are located at the Villa check in area, the pools are well maintained and have a large indoor hot tub, however to visit the Gym, you would need to walk to Hotel which is not located near to the Resort pools.
The pools at the Resort are large and absorb a large number of guests with reasonable ease, however, they do get busy, especially in the evening which can take away from the experience. The pools open at 8am, not particularly early, but they are empty for most of the morning, my recommended time to visit.
We did not visit the hotel restaurant during our stay, however we did visit the Benchwarmers Sports Grill on a Friday evening, which was excellent. Still a friendly family environment with a lively bar area, service and food was great with a fantastic menu filled with all items you would expect to see on any sports bar menu. I recommend trying a local Wisconsin Ale with the Cheese Curds starter and the Macaroni Cheese Pasta! All reasonably priced with friendly knowledgable servers.
Mishicot itself is a typical small rural american town, settled in the heart of Wisconsin. While it is in easy reach of Green Bay, Manitowoc and Two Rivers, to name a few, the town itself should not be overlooked.
Particularly worth a mention is Mt Cup Coffee House located on the Main Street in Mishicot. An excellent, friendly Cafe serving breakfast, muffins and of course Tea and Coffee. What makes Mt Cup Cafe stand out is the ability to enjoy your beverage on their decking overlooking the river, a great location which is maintained to a high standard, with complementary wifi. Also in Mishicot, take a walk along the Main Street to have a brief look at the covered bridge, while it is recently restored, it still provides a pleasant walk with a view of the river while exploring the reasonably small centre of Mishicot.
You will find plenty of other nearby attractions in the area, rent bikes from a number of other hotels in Two Rivers or visit the Green Bay Packers Stadium in Green Bay. For those willing to travel further from the Resort, Washington Island is several hours north of Mishicot, a scenic drive along Lake Michigan and plenty of points of interest to visit on the Island itself which has a regular ferry service connecting it to the main land. Worth visiting just to enjoy the ferry which boasts spectacular views of Lake Michigan as you make the crossing.
Overall, Fox Hills Resort was great place to be based for a week of visiting Wisconsin. Comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities, located nearby to other main cities in the state and in reach of Chicago's O' Hare Airport. Make sure you have access to a vehicle to enjoy the surrounding area and enjoy the resorts numerous facilities. It is worth pointing out, while I personally didn't make use of any of the Golfing facilities, the Resort is known for its golfing and has a well maintained course, as well as "Crazy Golf" on site.
If you do one activity while in the Mishicot area, take the "Champions Tour" of the Green Bay Packers Stadium, an internationally recognised sporting stadium which is worth a visit, NFL fan or not!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fox Hills Resort is a beautiful 500-acre resort in Mishicot that is home a variety of resort lodging accommodations, a fantastic golf course and many additional amenities. Located just a few miles from Lake Michigan, we offer a variety of fun amenities including an indoor pool, sauna and fitness club, outdoor tennis courts, miniature golf and weekend activities such as Saturday night bonfires. Our conference center and meeting rooms are ideal for events, meetings or workshops, and our gorgeous grounds make us a popular destination for weddings and receptions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fox Hills Hotel Mishicot
- Fox Hills Mishicot