by Diana Lambdin Meyer
This 420-acre resort has more than 950 guest rooms and 185 suites, along with two championship golf courses, a full-service marina that includes parasailing, a fishing guide service and boat rentals. Relax at the Arrowhead Pool, an outdoor pool complex with a 125-foot waterslide, toddler splash pool and whirlpool. Tan-Tar-A is a year-round resort that also includes an indoor waterpark, bowling, fitness center and salon. You can also go horseback riding, play miniature golf and tennis. The family-friendly restaurant onsite is the Black Bear Lodge, but the Windrose offers fine dining in a romantic setting for mom and dad. There’s in-room baby-sitting and a kid’s camp.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite family-friendly restaurant
- In-room baby-sitting and a kid's camp
- Water playground with toddler splash pool
I reserved a family Christmas getaway at Tantara in August '18 for a weekend stay in Dec. '18. I specifically asked for 3 rooms that were together overlooking the lake with the use of the same balcony for an afternoon social time. I was promised this by the reservationist. Didn't get it. When I called the office, the clerk said they had to change my reservation because they were repairing the roof (they weren't). What?? The coffeemaker didn't work in my room, the toilet flushed slowly, the noise level above our rooms was unbearable. No free breakfast. We even had to pay for a cup of coffee in the lobby, $2.50 for just the cup (and our coffeemaker was broken!). We had to call the front desk to get the tv's to work and then there was limited channels. There was never a staff member in the arcade room, so when you needed assistance (which we did several times), you had to call and then wait. ALL staff that we came into contact with were inconsiderate and grouchy (EXCEPT for the ladies in the gift shop). The walking up and down hills with preschool children and us being senior citizens and my pregnant daughter, you would think when a staff member drove by with a cart, they would offer us a ride.
Needless to say, we won't be coming back.
Wow, I really cannot adequately express in words the fantastic job that Priscilla and the entire Tan-Tar-A staff did for our wedding weekend! Priscilla, the event coordinator, blew me away with her friendliness, experience, and ability to stay calm and collected while coordinating the events of our wedding weekend and dealing with uncooperative weather. Priscilla's help and expertise ensured we had a stress-free weekend. I can't thank her enough for everything she did for us. I was confident that she and her team would do a fantastic job, and they more than delivered!
Everyone at Tan-Tar-A contributed to making our wedding weekend exceed our wildest dreams, from the staff working tirelessly to finish the new Landshark Bar for our welcome party, to guest services making sure everything we and our guests needed were taken care of all weekend, to the Food and Beverage team delivering fantastic food, drinks, and service for our rehearsal dinner, welcome party, wedding reception, and farewell brunch. We have received endless compliments from our guests on everything, including the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, the design and decor of the events, and the taste of the food.
We are so thrilled with our choice to hold our wedding at Tan-Tar-A, and we would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone! In addition to a number of different event spaces, a wedding at Tan-Tar-A offers many different activities for guests, including boating and golfing. Everyone loved having access to these amenities, and it was an awesome weekend getaway for both us and our guests. Thank you again for making our wedding weekend perfect!