My husband and I and our two Newfoundland dogs had just a wonderful stay this past week at the lodge. Melissa and Neal are the sweetest people. They treated us, and our friends like family. Our room was clean,cozy,and, very comfortable. The air conditioner, and mini fridge,and flat screen TV worked great. Melissa and Neal cooked a lovely hot breakfast every morning. Each day the selection was different and delicious. Melissa even fed(at no charge) our friends who came in early to see us, and we're not staying at the lodge. We were there for a camp reunion, and needed to purchase certain items, and both Melissa and Neal directed us to the stores with the best buys and convenient locations. The Riverbend is in GOOD hands now,as I found out that Melissa and Neal are new managers for the lodge. We were treated better here , than in a fairly expensive hotel room in center Chicago, REALLY!!!