Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vacation Review: Honey Creek Resort

The lake is near the resort.

My husband and I made a quick trip to Honey Creek Resort this month. We've been looking for a lakeside place to stay that was less than 8 hours away. Mr. TellBlast chose a one-bedroom cottage with a loft. The website was not completely accurate. It read:

Spiral stairs to the loft
A 1 bedroom cottage with a loft is comprised of a queen sized bed. The loft area include a twin over full bunk bed and an additional twin bed. The cottage also includes a sofa sleeper and one bathroom.

The loft did not have an additional twin bed. Additionally, the sofa sleeper had a larger bed than the bedroom.

We were curious about the resort being on Lake Rathbun. I thought that the lake would be the main attraction, but since it is fairly inaccessible to the pedestrian, it can't be the main attraction. The geography is full of draws, which makes for very folded land, similar to the elevation change from the top of your knuckles to the crack between your fingers. It's very unlike the glacier-flattened terrain north of the resort. The cottages generally do not have lake views. I could walk out the door to a nice deck and look over a prairie, but not see the lake. I would have to bike or drive to the lake, and wouldn't be able to walk easily to a shore.
 The land is too steep. There is a beach that (hotel) guests can walk to. There are trails with wonderful lake views.

1 comment:

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad that the ad wasn't totally truthful. Hmmm.