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“Family vacation spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of White Lake Beach Resort

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White Lake Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Montello
Chicago
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Family vacation spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

If you are looking for a step up above camping, this is a great place. The cabin/houses are very close to the beach. The sand and water front areas are kept clean. They have two giant floaties, a play set and a volleyball net in the water for children of all ages. The family has been going here for years and know other guests by name. If this will be your first time, come and make friends and within a day you to will be part of the family. The bar is a good time but you might want to bring your own instead of eating at the restaurant.

Room Tip: The Abby 3 is new and is a great space but further from the water so if you get this one, rent a gol...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank jimcatch
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

We have been having our annual golf outing at the White lake Golf resort since 1998. We had a ball once again. The staff was very friendly, courteous. There was a problem with the adjoining cabin's toilet when we first arrived ( we reserve 4 cabins when we go) but we reported it and it was fixed by the time we got off the golf course. Some of the furniture that you would sink into in the Happy Ours cabin has been replaced and our cabins were clean when we arrived. We have a bonfire on the beach and just sit back and talk and look at the stars. This is a place to escape from the pressures of everyday life with the quaint cabins and water activities. It is not a trip to Disneyland.
Dr. Sara who tended bar while we were there deserves a raise. She was terrific.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Richard H
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Madison, Wi
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

We always have fun here, but that's because we're with family and friends. The restaurant needs a new cook, and this year about half a dozen of us got sick after we came home. I don't know if was just some virus going around, or lake bacteria. I wasn't happy with the dog dropping stools in the lake every morning, near where we were swimming.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank madisonkathy
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Beloit, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

My family has been coming to Scharenberg's off and on since the 1960's. When I married and had a family of my own, I made it a priority to return to the lake. We have stayed in the hotel, the Skipper, and the Sunburst. I have been thrilled to find the resort fundamentally unchanged since my childhood - which is part of the resort's charm. I have been pleased with some of the changes since PJ and Sara took over. They are slowly, but surely, renovating the cabins and the hotel. The dining room has fabulous food, and the family bbq is delicious and so much fun. My ten year old son looks forward to this trip all year long, and I am happy to pass some of these memories down to the next generation. The new cleaning crew seems to be working hard to please the guests, and the beach is well-maintained. Looking forward to next year!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JenBeloit
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Yorkville, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2011

This has been our best vacation in Wisconsin. The rooms were very clean and updates to the resort are happening all the time. Staff was friendly and inviting. Great diningroom and bar. Beach and lake upkeep are exceptional!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank sheri530
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

We also stayed at the resort and our bathroom had black mold on the floor in the corners and under the sink, there was cobwebs all over like it hadn't been cleaned in months. And the screens did not fit good and the bugs got in. I didn't mind the holes in the furniture, but I expect a cabin to be clean for the amount of money we paid for it. We will not be back. The lake was great and the beach was nice, but if they don't do something about their accomodations, I definitely will not return.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bafrank53
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P3ac0ck, Manager at White Lake Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 July 2011
Greetings...
I am the new manager of White Lake Beach Resort..I'd like to respond to this review.

This guest stayed with us last August, 2010, and has not returned.
Since then, we have hired a new full time head maid, doubled our cleaning crew, and replaced carpets and floors across half of the resort's properties. We recognized that there were some problems with our housekeeping crew last year, and we have aggressively sought to correct the problem this year.

We have gotten nothing but GREAT feedback this year...you'll note any other review from this year is positive. Why this guest chose to wait until now to post this review, I do not know, but as the management here at white lake, I assure you that the the problems have been fixed!!
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Beloit, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

My family and I have been going to white lake for many many years now. Every year we look forward to it. It is a lovely beach, perfectly sized lake, and a great atmosphere for families (ages 1-90). There are always a lot of kids up there to play with and the resort is pet friendly, which is nice if you stay the full week like we do.
It is true that the cabins are out dated but what could you except from a building that is 85 years old? They are cozy and have well equipped kitchens and bathrooms. And the majority of the cabins have a beach view.
They are many activities that you can do through out the week also. Princeton, Rippon, and the Dell's are all within driving distance on a rainy day. Then, of course, there is the beach. The whole family will love the cook out, fish fry, and keroekoe. Along with the playground and the peacocks there is plenty to look at. For the adults (and children, it is Wisconsin after all) there are activitives nightly in the bar.
The workers are very personable and always willing to help! We look forward to it every year.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank KaleighYurkew
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Additional Information about White Lake Beach Resort

Property: White Lake Beach Resort
Address: N4785 19th Ave, Montello, WI 53949-9430 (Formerly Scharenberg's White Lake Golf Resort)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Montello
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Montello
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Scharenberg`s White Lake Golf Hotel Montello

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