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“Fun hotel, bland food, terrible service.”
Review of Spring Mill Inn

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Spring Mill Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mitchell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Recently stayed for a large reunion with family. The hotel itself is in fairly good condition with a very rustic feel. The pool seemed like it could use a few cleaning sessions.

The food at the on-site restaurant was very overpriced for the quality served. However, as it is the only on-site option, we gave it a shot. Needless to say, the food was very bland (instant mashed potatoes, etc)

Our biggest complaint of the stay was a power outage that affected all rooms for 8+ hours our first night at the property. With our room block there were several guests that had medical needs, and without power sleep was impossible. The rooms reached the low 80s overnight, and the majority of the kids with our family had a rough night as well. While the power outage was not the hotel's fault, the response (or lack thereof) was the real kicker. There was no info sent to any of the guests. The staff at the front desk seemed confused and had no information to give, and were not helpful. Upon departure, when we asked if there was anything that could be done about the awful first night, we were greeted with a very angry and unfriendly front desk staff (Name was Haley?) that seemed appalled that we would event mention it.

For the cost of the stay, we did not find any value in staying here. Our next reunion will definitely be at a different state park.

Room Tip: Do not stay on the first floor. The guests in the game room will keep you awake
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Taylor F, General Manager at Spring Mill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the inconvenience of the power outage and the response you received from staff. We have evaluated the situation and have set procedures into place to help us better respond for our guests. We take all feedback seriously and do our best to make the proper changes where we see fit. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch at the Inn buffet two different days paid senior fee. Food was great both times. A great break from camp food. The dining room was rustic like the lodge was. We also enjoyed sitting in the lodge entrance way where we stayed cool from the outside heat.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Taylor F, General Manager at Spring Mill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

We are happy you stopped in at the Inn during your recent camping trip. It is great you were able to escape and cool down with us and enjoy some good food. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We couldn't have asked for a better first vacation for our little girl. We wanted something fun for our 4 year old but not to far away for a one year old. We all had a wonderful time and will be going again when we get the chance. The food was great! The whole family loved the fried chicken. The staff was amazing, the rooms were clean, and we loved the old charm of the inn. The pioneer village was fun for all ages and the trails were amazing. Donaldson cave was our favorite cave . There is hardly any cell phone reception for those that need it. We personally enjoyed not having it ;) They do have free wifi.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Taylor F, General Manager at Spring Mill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

I am so happy to hear that you were able to have an enjoyable time with your family with Spring Mill Inn and Spring Mill State Park. We look forward to your future stay with us and continuing to create memories with your family. Thanks for giving us a great review!
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

The inn is old and a little shabby, but the rooms are clean and comfortable. Nice game room & indoor-outdoor pool. The pool area needs cleaning. Beautiful location with a pioneer village, including a working grist mill. There are caves to explore. Hiking trails range from easy paved strolls to rugged and steep. The 10 & 13 year old boys got some needed exercise without a gaming device in hand, and my 70 year old a-- survived! The staff at the inn and restaurant were cheerful and helpful. Breakfast and dinner buffets were very good. Try the fried chicken and old time deserts for dinner.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Taylor F, General Manager at Spring Mill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

We love that you were able to have a great memory making experience here at Spring Mill Inn and Spring Mill State Park with your grandsons! We look forward to your next visit!
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were out for a brief two night stay in Southern Indiana. Our first visit to Spring Mill State Park. The lodge is quaint and comfortable nestles in the Southern Indiana hills. The second floor (which is the main lobby and restaurant floor) room was quiet and comfortable. first room I can remember staying in that had a DE-humidifier. Restaurant was quite good for a State Park, and has a large buffet, which includes drink and desert in the price. The fried chicken was well above average. The Pioneer Village in the park is a must see with the historic buildings and 3-story grist mill. The park includes a small lake for fishing and numerous (7) trails through the woods. Also on site is the "Guss" Grissom memorial building showing his life experiences as on of the USA first astronauts. Lots to do and see here at Spring Mill!

Room Tip: rooms on the "2nd" floor are actually on the "main floor" of this Inn
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Taylor F, General Manager at Spring Mill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Great you were able to take a step back in time here at Spring Mill Inn and Spring Mill State Park. It seems as though you were able to enjoy your time here and take advantage of such a great park! We look forward to your next visit!

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Additional Information about Spring Mill Inn

Address: Highway 60 East, Spring Mill State Park, PO Box 68, Mitchell, IN 47446-0068
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Region: United States > Indiana > Mitchell
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mitchell
Price Range: R1 054 - R1 455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Snuggled into a backdrop of stately oaks, this historic inn was constructed from native limestone during the late 1930s. As featured in Midwest Magazine, this location abounds in endless opportunities for recreation. Spring Mill Inn is located within the park, and offers modern conveniences that include a full service dining room, gift shop, indoor/outdoor pool, game room, and conference facilities. ... more   less 
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