The Inn reminds me of "Kellerman's Resort" in the movie "Dirty Dancing". There must be something wrong with the eyes of all of the folks that posted unfavorable reviews of The Inn, or they have no appreciation for the history, charm and beauty of this magnificent property.
I am a bride who was married on the grounds of The Inn. Our vision was simple - we wanted to be by the water, we wanted a flexible venue that had space for our ceremony and after-party and which allowed for us to do our own food and drink. We got everything and then some! Now if you want a more formal event, The Inn has that capability as well, but our casual experience at The Crow's Nest (adjacent to the golf course) was exactly perfect for us. Our guests were encouraged to wear jeans and sweatshirts (we were married on May 12, 2012 and the lake air is rather cool that early in the season), we served beer and pizza, and after the ceremony the kids went off to swim in the indoor pool and played on the playset while the adults stood around and drank and had a bonfire. The Inn also had another (formal) wedding going on the same day. The property is spacious enough that both weddings were accommodated without incident. In fact, guests from the other wedding were curious about our bonfire and came and partied with us - that's how we roll in Boji!
The rooms are clean and functional. The lakeside rooms have a phenomenal view! It is worth the extra dollars to wake up to a view of West Lake. We were blessed with amazing weather on our special weekend and I woke up early Sunday morning and saw West Lake as flat as glass. We spend a dozen weekends in Okoboji during the summer, and I've never seen West Lake so flat before. God was smiling on us.
I highly recommend The Inn for a wedding and reception as well as a weekend getaway or family vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditions begin where memories are made! The Inn at Okoboji combines charm and an incredible array of amenities along with surprising affordability. The Inn is a complete Lakefront Resort Destination offering 155 guest rooms, and a relaxing fun-filled vacation every member of the family will enjoy. We are proud to offer a wide variety of business, wedding or group packages for your special event! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Okoboji Hotel Okoboji
- Inn At Okoboji Iowa