I was one of a Travels with Sandy senior (ok there were a few younger ones along too)group from Chicago that stayed at the Inn on May 19/20. None of us had ever been there before and found the inn to be clean, cozy and a nice homey ambiance. But the true star of the night was Linda who was there for all 22 of us at any given moment. Warmly welcomed us on arrival after she made a personal spot check of each room. The in room coffee makers were not yet in place since the season wasn't quite started yet so ok, coffee available in the office/lobby area but...wait there is soooo much more. Linda not only noted wake up calls (if you didn't answer the phone she then knocked on your door!) but personally delivered freshly made coffee to each room at whatever time one requested ..."I can start at 4am".
When we returned from a wonderful lake side dinner at Nortons, Linda had a campfire going for us!! A little rainy and chilly but we all warmed up quickly with the wine and other goodies Sandy had brought along (BTW - check out Travel with Sandy on facebook for more info on some of our other adventures). We also brought along our own entertainment - a wonderful singer of all types of musical genre from MoTown to rock and romantic ballads complete with keyboard and mic. Linda even joined us and brought out extra blankets to snuggle in if the fire and revelry didn't totally warm you. A great time of singing and dancing and enjoying fun times together until the police arrived!!! Yep, we got poor Linda busted cause apparently a neighbor had complained about the noise! The neighbor could have just been jealous watching or hearing all the fun. And the officer was rather surprised and amused when he "confronted" our group - "I figured it was a bunch of rowdy teens!!" So one last song and us young at heart seniors toddled off to sleep in a very very comfortable bed,
No breakfast normally included but Linda went out of her way to set up trays of fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, hard boiled eggs, donuts and juice in the office area which we could then take outside to a lovely covered patio area of white wicker furniture. (To be honest I am not certain if Linda included this at her own cost or Sandy paid for it) but....one of these two ladies provided for it and Linda cut the bagels and fruit etc. not to mention the cleanup after 25 hungry seniors! To say any or all of this went above and beyond customer service is an understatement.
The Inn is not a fancy resort or have a swimming pool or other fancy touches but what it does have is the best, most caring and considerate Queen in all of Green Lake. Check it our and tell her we sent you!!! Thanks Queen Linda - we hope to all be back again next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Green Lake Inn, 17 room family owned and operated. Amenities: wireless, microwave, digital cable tv, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, shampoo, and soap. We take great pride in the Inn, rooms are reasonably priced and extremely clean and sanitary We are one mile from the city Green Lake and half mile from one of our sand beaches and fishing bridges Activities are boating, fishing, sailing, swimming, and Lawsonia golf course rated one of the top 3 golf courses in the United States and Tuscumbia golf course the oldest golf course in Wisconsin. ... more less