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Reviewed May 14, 2014

....... just not as big and not as busy. The building itself reminded me a lot of the Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, where we had a great time last Summer. So it's a wonderful, cozy place to go for a couple days and just unwind ....... or to explore: the caves, the trails, the Grissom Memorial, and of course the highlight -- the Pioneer Village.

We had a nice big double queen room on the second floor facing the woods on the back. But as with any older facility like this, we did have one problem -- the AC blower did not work the first night we were there -- but they were right on it the next morning. Would love to have this room back again -- but note the comments in my last paragraph.

While the Dining Room was attractive and the food was good, I was disappointed in the dinner menu, which consisted only of the buffet and a lunch-time sandwich selection. Nothing else in between. I personally don't like buffets, so not what I was hoping for. Perhaps that was because we were there in mid-May before the Summer traffic arrived. We noticed that a lot of the staff were there for their first day or first week -- so things may be ramping up for the Summer now.

Just a word of caution about room location. If you only have a couple bags to carry in, then this is no problem -- but if you have a fair amount that requires a cart, then a second floor room is a bit of a problem because that's the main floor with the lobby etc. -- and there are steps down to it from the second floor rooms -- so with the elevator on the opposite side of the lobby from the room section, second floor rooms can not be reached with a cart. All other floor rooms can be reached with a cart. So something to be aware of.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary with a weekend trip to Spring Mill Inn and it was perfect! The inn is beautiful, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the staff are friendly and accommodating, and the setting was so relaxing we didn't want to leave. Our room was on the top floor with windows that looked out into the treetops where we saw lots of birds and squirrels.....so peaceful. The food in the restaurant was absolutely delicious with a huge selection on the buffet for a reasonable price (I think it was $12 per person for dinner). We really enjoyed looking around the Pioneer Village....the property and buildings are amazing and the surrounding hiking trails were great. So much to do in such a gorgeous place. We will definitely be returning, especially since this perfect weekend getaway is only 2 hours away from home. Loved it!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

First off, the office staff was some of the friendliest we have ever met upon check in! This was our first time to Spring Mill and we were not disappointed. The Inn is cozy and comfortable and within walking or short driving distance to the beautiful spring and Pioneer Village. The room is a bit small, but you won't spend much time in there anyways. The restaurant buffet was delicious. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Spring Mill Inn is located inside of Spring Mill State Park, so it's convenient for hiking, biking, star gazing, and caving within the park. The park itself is very nice, even in the winter when the trees have lost their leaves. The "inhabitants" of the pioneer village have temporarily closed their shops and homes, but it's still interesting to walk through the site.

Although the Inn is not fancy, it's cozy, quaint, and laid back. My room and all of the common areas were clean and comfortable. The indoor pool is small but well heated. Staff kept a fire going strong in the large fireplace near the registration desk, and visitors enjoyed reading books, meeting new friends, playing checkers, doing puzzles, and sipping hot drinks.

The dining room featured a tasty buffet and a sandwich menu. Tables near the fireplace or the windows with bird feeders were the most popular seats, but servers did their best to accommodate requests.

Internet access was slow but adequate for email. My room included a DVD player, and I rented an old favorite for $3 from the front desk. A very relaxing stay in the woods.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back side have the best view of the forest.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We just returned from a very enjoyable 2 night stay at the Spring Mill Inn! The Indiana state park inns winter season specials are a great value and we've made numerous trips to several of them. This was our 1st visit to Spring Mill and have to rank it as one of the best. The inn has such a warm and cozy atmosphere (we really liked the Christmas season decor) and has numerous places to sit in front of a fire, get comfy and read a good book. The weather was great and so were the hikes through the park, exploring and visiting the Gus Grissom memorial museum. Our room (338) was very large, comfortable, clean and quiet...but the bed was a bit soft for us firm lovers. The dining room was inviting and the food was very good. The inn staff was very helpful, friendly and service was great. This is just the kind of place we'd love to get snowed in for a week!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tim W, General Manager at Spring Mill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip
Advisor review for your stay at the Spring Mill Inn
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your
stay with us.. We appreciate your comments on our rooms,
food and staff. The trails are very interesting and we
are glad you enjoyed them as well. We look forward to
your return.
Warmest personal regards,
Tim W
General Manager

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