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“Easter on the River”

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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 30
Magnet, Indiana

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Befos
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Check your credit card statement after you leave.”
Reviewed 19 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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A group of 3 couples went to the Ohio River on a motorcycle trip and stayed at the Colucci Castle. We had a great time and we're planning a time we could return. The cabin was beautiful and the people were very friendly. However, I was shocked to find a $500 charge from Colucci Cabins on my bank statement 13 days after we checked out. I called Bud and continued to get voice mail, but finally was able to talk to the woman who worked there. She told me there was a problem with the television on the lower level. I told her we had contacted Bud while we were there and informed him there was no remote control for the TV. He told us we needed to use the remote from upstairs, which we found unacceptable. We didn't turn on that TV. She finally agreed that she would refund the $500, but it would be the next day. She did refund the money, but we won't be returning to Colucci Cabins and Bud's "creative" charging.

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Liked best: the log cabin was beautiful
Liked least: that they charged me $500 for a TV we didn't use.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
We are very fortunate to receive many motorcycle groups at our cabins, and all have become extended Family who return every year. We have ridden motorcycles since 16 years old, & currently ride a Harley Davidson Road King at 63 years young. These guests seemed just as nice as always, an elderly couple and four young guests who prided themselves on being a little 'wilder'. Our two large flat screen TV's share a common remote, which these guests found 'Unacceptable'. Upon leaving, our large ($875.00) TV over the pool table had been broken by trying to wrench it off the wall brackets, BENDING the screws holding the wall bracket, actually flexing & breaking the TV. I was unavailable during June due to open heart surgery, the time of this dispute. The elderly couple called & bullied my office manager into returning the damage deposit by saying they would write a harmful review if the money was not returned. She did, & they did. During recovery I knew none of this. I would not have returned their damage deposit, as someone in their group obviously broke the TV. We wish them Happy Trails. Bud & Michelle.
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Bethany A
Oxford, Ohio
1 review
“Easter on the River”
Reviewed 30 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Castle Colucci was great! We had many people staying with us and we seem to have room for everyone! The view was fantastic and the cabin was completely ready to go, even though we showed up hours before check in! Bud and Michelle, the owners, were extremely helpful.....during our stay we ran out some "supplies" and they quickly brought us what we were needing! The only thing that we wish they had at the cabin was cable TV.....we had to stream the Final Four, but maybe that is the NCAA's fault and not Bud's (this was the first year that the Final Four was played on cable TV and not a normal network station). Regardless of the TV, we would definitely go back! Thank you again Bud, we loved the trip!!!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
Wow, you all are Wonderful! Since we live here on the property, we are able to address your needs personally & promptly. This is a small 'Mom & Pop' cabin rental, and your needs AFTER your reservation is our highest priority. We look forward to your Family being able to ENJOY each other here time & again! Until then, Thanks Sincerely, 'Mom & Pop'.
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Sandy0154
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Cabin ~ Awesome Owners”
Reviewed 11 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

My husband and I stayed at Castle Colucci with 4 other couples over New Year's Eve. We have all stayed at several cabins and this is the first where we didn't have to use any extra toiletries, towels, wash cloths, dish detergent, etc that we brought with us. Other cabins including ones stayed at in Gatlinburg never provided as many amenities that was provided by the owners of Castle Colucci. The cabin and view was beautiful, very clean and we never had a shortage of anything. We went all out and set up a beautiful table for NYE dinner and the cabin was stocked with lovely dinnerware that I would use at my own home for a holiday dinner. We were all very happy with our stay. They provided us with local stores that were open during our stay as well as local restaurants and directions on how to get there. We would all go back again and stay at any of the cabins owned by Bud and Michelle Colucci.

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Liked best: Location on the river.
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Jan 2015
WOW! What Sweet Words of PRAISE! We were SO Happy to meet you all, & we look forward to your next stay with us. HAPPY 39TH ANNIVERSARY! It sounds like our efforts worked, Cleanliness & Attention to detail are our Hallmarks that turn our guests into Family that we welcome 'BACK HOME' time & again. Thank You all SO much for your kind words. Sincerely, Bud & Michelle.
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Pam C
North Liberty, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“100% Pleased”
Reviewed 3 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

My extended family of 8 adults and 5 children stayed at the Castle for Thanksgiving. The Castle was clean and in very good condition upon arrival. The log cabins are well built and full of charm. The kitchen had all we needed to prepare our meals. The hot tub was clean and fresh, the pool table ready. It was wonderful to have 4 bathrooms for all of those people! Our welcome was hearty and Bud is very easy to work with.

If you are looking for lots "to do" and multiple eating places, this isn't the place for you. But if you enjoy the sights and sounds of the river, bird watching, refreshing walks and playing outside, it couldn't be better. We also thought the drives to Marengo Cave, the town of Santa Claus, and St Meinrad Archabbey were easy and very worthwhile. Next time we will take in Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home and more.

Thanks, Bud, for a great vacation spot!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Dec 2014
Thanks so much for your kind words. It was WONDERFUL having you & your Family visit us again, and we are so glad Mom could enjoy her extended Family Celebration with the grandkids. Happy Thanksgiving! Sincerely, Bud Colucci
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Pam B
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
1 review
“Great Isolated Vacation”
Reviewed 8 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

The space was great and the house had EVERYTHING we needed EXCEPT there was no internet service or phone service at all. It would have been nice if we had known in advance to prepare for that. Due to this the gps systems do not work when you get close and its easy to get lost. Otherwise the space was perfectly comfortable and useful.

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Liked best: The house was in perfect condition for a weekend.
Liked least: No internet/phone service and not much hot water available for the number of showers available. Those stairs arent sturdy into the basement either.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Management Response
17 Dec 2014
It was Great meeting you all. Being here in the Hoosier National Forest, spotty phone service & no WI-FI allows you more time visiting with your Family. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Bud.
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