This is our second time visiting The Inn, July 21-24. Overall, our experience was very good. It is an older property and for us that is part of the allure. The decor is dated and the buildings do show their age, but staying lakeside for several days was fantastic.
We selected the lakeside rooms with sliders which are literally 25 feet from the lake. Most rooms though are just a short walk away. Lakeside rooms are small, but worked well for a family of four. The views are great and the walking trail is right outside your door. The trail, which appears to start at The Inn, continues east and makes for a relaxing stroll past the giant oak trees and private properties that line the lake. If you're into walking or jogging.
Although we did some lake swimming, the kids preferred the pool. The pool area was average and featured two shaded cabanas which were free to use. The Inn also has an indoor pool for rainy days and colder weather.
Inside the main building was a coffee shop, very small gift shop, bar and restaurant. Upstairs is a performance hall that features music from time-to-time. Marilyn May was performing while we were there. We didn't attend.
Daily room cleaning was performed by high-school age help who looked efficient. Young help staffed the restaurant too, but not very well. On the morning we tried to have breakfast, we sat 15 minutes without even a 'hello'. The table behind us couldn't get their coffee refilled after several requests. It looked hopeless and we left. However, our $40 free breakfast coupon was credited at check-out.
Regardless, I would recommend this resort for a fun family getaway. We've already got our dates picked for next summer.
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- 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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