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 had a 2 day conference at resort. I never saw so many confused guests. Where to find rooms, parking, etc. The check in was painful, so noisy, way to close to the bar. I did find my nice room. I was 1721, elevators have 1- 7, so I guessed right, #7.
Room was very nice and up to date. View of lake from the building. I had to park below ground at main building, which was fine. Just remember the floor number. I has a small elevator. You have a fair walk, indoors to get to the restaurants. Food was very good, with excellent servers. JB's Boathouse Grill had causal dining. Scott is and excellent ambassador for hotel. There are many levels and stairs to climb; be prepared. All in all, I liked the place. Would be nice for a weekend trip.
by Andy G
My wife and I stayed here for 3 days during a work conference. Let me start off by saying that thankfully the company paid for the rooms, because $120 a night for an off season to this place is kind of high. With this being said, let me share our experience....We stayed in the "D" building, which I'm guessing is the armpit of the property, because there are no elevators and no way to use a luggage cart.....and expect to climb up and down not only stairs every time you leave the room, but every time you need to go to your vehicle, you have to walk uphill.....oh, and did I mention that the parking is scarce?!?! So...expect to walk about a mile or so UPHILL roundtrip to fetch your luggage and walk up & down stairs when you get there. This is certainly not a place for the handicapped, the elderly, those with heart conditions, those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.... I guess if you're a newby here, ask for a room in building "A", or possibly "B"....I think those might be for those I mentioned. I'm not sure if they cost more, but it wouldn't surprise me.
On the flipside, I can see this being fun for kids since there is a waterpark, a swimming pool, etc... the room we did have was pretty nice. We got one of the newly remodeled rooms, the shower was nice, the beds were awesome!!! our room was also equipped with a fridge, and everything was pretty clean.