My Wife and I were looking for a quick getaway within driving distance from our central NJ home for a few days over the Valentines / President's Day weekend and found the Willowbrook unit at Split Rock Resort available as a short term value exchange (30 day or less - half the points) for one of our timeshare units through Interval. We exchanged for a one bedroom unit with a gas fireplace, full kitchen, and a bath with a full size Jacuzzi soaking tub in Building 5 - just the thing for a romantic getaway..
Once we passed the toll both (we're from New Jersey - we're used to that) and figured out where to register upon arrival (it's in the Galleria - turn at the sign for The Theater) we found our building and unit.
The Willowbrook units appear to be of newer construction than the Gallaria building and others at the resort. While the decor is a bit dated, everything was clean and in working order. The fireplace turned on/off with a single wall switch, the kitchen has a coffee maker, blender, a good selection of pots&pans, and both the oven and fridge were clean. Same for the carpet. Countertops are laminate throughout the unit instead of stone, but in good condition. No washer/dryer in the unit, but it's available on the floor.
The Jacuzzi tub is probably the most comfortable we've found in our travels (and entirely accommodating for occupancy by two for a soak & champagne). The mattress on the bed is on the thin side, but not at all uncomfortable). There is a pullout couch that looks about as thin - but I've yet to find one that is truly comfortable anyway.
The unit carries an Interval silver rating - and In my opinion that's about right. So if you've been reading the reviews of the accommodations at the Gallaria building or elsewhere in the resort with some trepidation, breathe easy if you're booked into Willowbrook - the unit is comfortable and entirely satisfactory, A linen exchange is available, but we waited a day for ours to come back. (To be fair, we had more than 18 inches of snow here, and the roads were slow to be plowed - I wouldn't be surprised if the staff had trouble getting in that day.)
The only knock on the unit is the condition of the plates, silverware, and especially the glassware. All we're clean, but are scratched and worn enough to make you look twice to be sure. Corelle plates are durable, but nothing lasts forever - and these definitely are at the end of their useful life. That said, kept filled with your choice of libation on a cold snowy winter's day cozied up by the fire, you'll never even notice the glassware.
You're about a mile and a half from the Gallaria building and the pool/movie theater/bowling alley/indoor water park which means driving when the roads are covered in significant snow. The pool is warm and good sized but offers only 2 small changing rooms ( no locker room) so travel light if you want to take a dip - you'll be walking through the hotel lobby to/from the pool.
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- Hotel At Split Rock
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- Resort At Split Rock
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- Split Rock Pa
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