Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Rend Lake Resort Upgrades Rooms

Today's Southern Illinoisan reports on the $400,000 renovation of the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center at Wayne Fitzgerald State Park.

Over the past two years, every guest room on the property, including those in The Flagship, Windjammer and Schooner botels, cabins and the hotel, was remodeled as were public areas like lobbies.

“It’s like coming into a brand new place,” resort concessionaire John Reilly said. “The rooms have been completely redone.”

The resort’s 105 guest rooms have new beds, mattresses, box springs, linens, lighting and drapes and are equipped with flat screen televisions, microwaves, coffeemakers and small refrigerators.

The resort opened in 1990 and the renovation should restore the luster of the lakeside facility and conference center. Now if the underfunded Department of Natural Resources would just try to focus on their own maintenance and upkeep at the park, all would be well.