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T & R Inn Between the Lakes
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

The owner Ric Norton and his lovely wife, made our visit to Swiss Valley Ski Area wonderful!
We arrived at 11pmFriday, but they greeted us personally and we made the plans for breakfast served to our room, then fired up the hot tub in our lovely room. The kids loved it! The next day we had VIP parking at the Ski resort because of Ric. Ric had a ski instructor help us with the rentals and then we had an excellent ski lesson. Later that day Ric Norton met us on the hill and offered us an unscheduled lesson with my 8 year old. He was great! The next day we returned to the ski area and did another lesson and had a great time. The T&R Inn Between the Lakes is definitely the way to go at Swiss Valley Ski Area! We will come back, the personal service was outstanding!!! I recommend this wonderful Inn and the owners!!

Room Tip: We were in the south cottage and it was wonderful.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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RCcountry, General Manager at T & R Inn Between the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thank you for your review and it was our pleasure to host your visit both on and off the slopes.
It was great to see everyone have a a good time and get those skills ready for out west!
Plaese come back and see us again any season at T&R

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Reviewed March 19, 2012

We wanted to take our kids skiing for the first time, and decided to head to Swiss Valley, where I learned to ski in high school. Swiss Valley also offers a great home school program every Monday in January and February ($20 each per person for lift tix and equipment. Only $5 for ski lessons.)

When we called to schedule ski lessons, the gal I spoke with kindly suggested we call Ric at The Inn Between the Lakes for our accommodations. I was pretty sure the cost of a B&B 5 minutes from the slopes would be out of our price range, but called anyway.

Ric answered and asked lots of questions about our stay, our kids' ages and our ski ability. It turns out, he's not only the B&B owner, but also runs the ski school at Swiss Valley. He crunched some numbers and offered us a deal on lift tix, equipment, ski school, and a stay at his B&B we couldn't refuse!

We arrived near closing time on Sunday evening. Ric met us and helped us fit our boots for the next day. He let us store our equipment in his office, so we wouldn't have to wait in any lines Monday morning. He gave us great directions to jack's pizza (delicious!) and back to the B&B.

We happened to be Ric and Toy's only guests that night, so they offered us any or all of the three rooms in their upstairs area. We gladly spread out and slept soundly all night. We were greeted in the morning with fresh coffee, a delicious country breakfast, and the chance to talk with Ric'a lovely wife, Toy. She's originally from
Thailand, where we've visited, so we had a wonderful time talking with her about life and travels there, and their many years back in America.

Our family headed to Swiss Valley, parking right by the front door with the VIP pass Ric gave us. We put on our equipment in his office, and headed to the bunny slope our excellent ski instructor. Our lessons went well, and instead of one hour, our instructor stayed with us for two. Our two kids (ages 11 and 12) went from going up the tow rope on the bunny slope in the AM, to skiing down the two black diamond runs by the end of our long day!

An awesome day was had by all--in great part because of the incredible package and wonderful service Ric provided us at his Inn Between the Lakes B&B, and at Swiss Valley!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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RCcountry, Owner at T & R Inn Between the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2012

Thank you for your very kind review, Toy and I are always pleased when we see the smiles! Too bad our snow season was so short this year but we are already planning for next season. We are brain storming to make our Monday Home School program better and of course be sure to keep us in mind for that special Sunday night package at T&R. We'd like to think the VIP package we offer makes for a special experience!. We hope to see you next year to add to the memories!

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

This was just what we needed. The Inn was tucked away in a country setting, well away from our hectic lives in Chicago. We were let the Jaccusi room where we soaked away every little bit of stress, shared a bottle of wine and celebrated Valentines day a little early. We greatly appreciated the quiet, peaceful atmosphere and the lovely, comfortable accomodations. In the morning we were served a fantastic breakfast in our room. We relaxed, peacefully in our spacious room for the rest of the morning and left feeling rested, refreshed and thankful we chose T & R for our romantic get away. We are already planning to return in the Spring.

Room Tip: The South Jaccusi room was perfect for our romantic getaway. In the Spring we intend to bring the kids out and rent the spacious upstairs of the Inn which offers three large rooms, a hall bath and a large common room. It's perfect!
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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RCcountry, Owner at T & R Inn Between the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2012

We are happy you enjoyed your winter get-a-way and look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Toy and Rick are awesome! I have stayed at both the seperate cottage and the this time rented the entire upstairs of the bed and breakfast. First let me tell you that Toy is an incredible cook and an immaculate housekeeper! Breakfast is all home cooked from scratch, and includes meat, eggs, pancakes, and fresh cut fruit, coffee and what sure tasted like fresh squeezed juice. The rooms are gorgeous and very clean! There is free WIFI and the reception is awesome! We never lost WIFI signal. There are not many cellular towers up there, so you may not get a phone signal but Rick and Toy let you use their home phone if you need to make a call. The ski package and 5-star customer service we recieved while we were there will make you feel like kings and queens even though it is very affordable! The hot tub was great, and the four season room allowed us to play games and spend quality family time together, rather than everyone watching tv. It was a great way to reconnect!
Thanks for helping us make great family memories!

Room Tip: If there are alot of you, get the upstairs with three bedrooms and a common bathroom. The seperate cottage has an adjoining room so if you had 4 or (i think up to 6) you could rent that and have a small jacuzzi tub in the room, rather than have to go downstairs to the outdoor one. Either way, you're going to have a great stay!
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Deb T
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RCcountry, Owner at T & R Inn Between the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2012

Thank you for your kind words. Toy and I will continue to do our best to provide everyone who stays with us the same service you spoke of and we look forward to your next visit!. It will snow!....and we will have fun!

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Reviewed January 27, 2012

Before there was ski-in ski-out lodging at ski areas, my dad would take us to ski and we would stay in an Inn, much like this wonderful place. What a memories. Ski lessons were always included. The owners of T&R were sincerely dedicated to making our stay exactly what we wanted. I would recommend this Inn to anyone coming out to Michiana for the weekend from Chicago or for a get a way from just about anywhere even California!

Room Tip: Bring your skis or rent them form the ski shop...that is get demos!
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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RCcountry, Owner at T & R Inn Between the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2012

You don't have to go out west to have a great snowsports weekend! You'd be surprised what is just a couple hours away! I feel the experience we try to provide is truly exceptional and is a fraction of the cost of most destination resorts.

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