This was a single story lodging own by a family. The rooms are all located on one enclosed hallway opposite the driveway from the motel lobby. At the opposite end of the hallway is the door to the swimming pool area. Luckily, there were no one staying there with kids because that could get noisy as they all head towards the pool. Halfway down the hall is a community room, which did get a little noisy at one point on one afternoon. In the community room is a microwave oven and a deep chested freezer with small bags of ice, bre-bagged for the ice buckets. I thought this was a nice touch so that people would not make noise getting ice.
There is a small restaurant with a bar at the motel. The chef is one of the owners' sons, who attended the Culinary Institute. I had the Friday fish fry which was good. People seemed to love the small personal pizzas from conversations we overheard. The menu is limited, but the food seems to be good. Another son worked the bar and waited on the diners.
The rooms were on the small end. Our room had only 1 double bed, which we rarely find nowadays. The sink was on the outside of the enclosed bathroom with a tub and toilet. The room had a musty smell to it at check in probably due to the AC being off. Even after turning it on and going to dinner, the room was still musty upon our return. The musty smell did seem to disappear after having the AC on overnight.
The room is quite minimalist. Besides the bed, there is a console for a small TV, a small desk, and a night stand only on one side of the bed. Free and adequate WIFI was available. Our room could use some minor repairs. At one corner, there were 3 places where the plaster had fallen off. The fan in the bathroom was off-center from its original cut out in the ceiling. The bed was comfortable, and the room was clean which in the scheme of things are my two top priorities.
It is a good location to stay to go see Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and the House on the Rock. There is a bird garden and a kid's playground on site. We loved watching the various birds in the garden.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spring Valley Inn has 35 guest rooms, located on 12 acres of wooded prairie. The property features the area's largest indoor pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, exercise room and locker room facilities. Pat's Place has a fountain patio surrounding a stone fire pit and serves hot and cold Italian fare. There is seating in our meeting and banquet facilities for 200. Spring Valley Inn is located close to Taliesin, American Players Theater, House on the Rock, the Wisconsin River, Governor Dodge and Tower Hill State Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Spring Valley Hotel Spring Green