We can't thank Abe's of Okoboji Hotel & Suites, which by the way will be Vintage Block Inn & Suites later this week.
Misty and Stephanie saved the day. We were staying in a campground north of this wonderful place when the thunderstorms and winds came crashing down and blowing our tents all over. We immediately started calling hotels and looking at prices. We were flabbergasted at some of the pricing. We had 7 of us that were needing to get dry and a good night sleep, plus already budgeted out on our money for the camping trip we needed something reasonable. Misty came to the rescue. She told us they had some rooms they were renovating and wouldn't normally rent due to what she called "yucky carpet" and window air.
We packed our wet tents and belongings and headed up the road. Misty and Stephanie greeted us with smiling faces and great conversation. They were awesome! Misty wanted to know if we wanted to check out the rooms before booking. We took the key and down the parking lot we went. While walking down to the room we were really hoping it would stop raining because in the courtyard they had an outdoor pool, fire pit, nice lawn chairs and a horse shoe pit, and lights in the trees. They also had four seater bicycles we could use if we wanted to ride around the area. We thought if it would stop raining enough we could at least get a good campfire in.
We opened the room and much to our surprise she had given us a key to a suite. Stepping inside there was a "bed-couch" with a headboard made out of reused dock wood, a nice sized kitchenette, with cupboards, coffee maker, and fridge. Off to the left was a newly remodeled bathroom with gorgeous counter-top and new tile in the tub. We step down to the bedroom and there we saw heaven, three queen size beds with gorgeous dockboard headboards, marvelous bedding, off to the side was a nice closet and mini makeup area with another new countertop and a sink with a mirror. The carpets were a little "yucky", but all the other amenities totally made up for it and we didn't care. We all looked at each other and said "YES". 5 of us shared this room and another couple took another remodeled room with "yucky carpet" which had the same amenities, but without the kitchenette.
We went back down to talk to Misty and book our room. We talked to her for a bit and she told us how her and another person had just purchase Abe's and by the end of the week the new name will be VINTAGE BLOCK INN & SUITES.
She was a doll and gave us good deal for one night and in the predicament we were in we appreciated it so much.We headed back to our rooms
We were originally in town for a family reunion. We unpacked our bags and headed out to meet other family members for dinner. It was so nice to know that we wouldn't be sleeping in the thunderstorms that night and worrying about tents falling on top of us.
We all came back to the hotel hopeing the rain might end to start a campfire, but the rain gods were against us. We did sit out side our rooms in nice deck chairs and talked for a bit before heading to bed.
After a wonderful night sleep and well rested, we all took showers with hot water and then walked down for the continental breakfast of waffles (two kinds-strawberry and plain) cereal, coffee, tea, toast, doughnuts, bagels, muffins. The breakfast area was part of their front counter with wonderful decor, nice tables and chairs to sit at and have a family breakfast before packing up and heading home.
We can't thank Vintage Block Inn & Suites for the hospitality and when we venture back to Okoboji again we will be sure to stay here. (hopefully with better weather)
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- We would be delighted to welcome you to Vintage Block Inn & Suites, an Uncommon Discovery full of Hip Vintage Style and Vibe. We are located a half block from the East Lake boat access and 3 blocks from the bridge that separates our beautiful lakes! We offer a unique stay with a warm breakfast, great customer service, outdoor swimming pool, fire pits, grills and rooms that sleep up to 9 people! Beautiful Luxury Pop Rocks Suite that will surpass any expectations! 34 Rooms with kitchenettes and all rooms have a refrigerator and microwave! Book at the hippest place in Okoboji! ... more less
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