Our experience at Strawberry Inn was just wonderful. The staff was friendly, the room nice, the beds pretty comfortable (we are used to memory foam), the food good. For the price you will get a great value. Everything (including our room) was very clean. We especially liked the eggs benedict and spare ribs (the pizza was good too). The drinks left nothing to be desired either! Eating outside in the ‘tree house’ was so beautiful and peaceful (if you don’t mind a little sway while you eat). A lot of the locals eat there because the food was quite tasty.
The grounds were nice and had a lot to see, with nice paths. The river right behind the Inn was absolutely gorgeous, we spent much time next to it. I found the location much preferable to the Pinecrest Lake resort area, which was completely over populated with screaming kids (good for the kids I guess, we wanted tranquility and we got it) and a very rough and rocky path around the lake. Then there is the Strawberry Market across the street which carries everything from all you need to go fishing to food, booze and various kitschy souvenir items. (It even carried my favorite morning drink “diet rockstar” which I can’t always even find in populated areas. Needless to say I was happy.)
We want to go back again next summer and have recommended the Strawberry Inn as a good place to stay to our friends.
For those staying in/around Strawberry, or those looking for dinner after skiing at Dodge Ridge, the restaurant in the Strawberry Inn is the only option within short distance. The ambiance is casual, but nice - pool tables, big fireplace. The menu is pretty basic (burgers, steak, pizza, pasta, appetizers, etc) and very kid friendly (chicken tenders, grilled cheese...) and the food is decent. The place is also good for catching the big game, with a nice size plasma on the wall.
The downsides include a wait (remember, it's the only place around) and a somewhat surly bartended (who seems overworked w/o a bar back).
Amenities:Private bathroom. Hair Dryer. Telephone. Television. Daily Maid Service. Telephone with Voicemail. Coffee Maker. Radio/Alarm Clock. Air Conditioning (In Room).
Television (Cable/Satellite). Non Smoking Rooms. Hotel Details:21 Rooms. Smoke Alarm in Rooms. Hot Tub. Pool (Outdoor). Fax (For Guests). ...