A night away from the kids? Doesn’t that sound like absolute heaven? Well, a night away is possible and it’s closer than you think. When we had the opportunity to have a weekend to ourselves at Eaglewood Resort, we jumped at the chance to have our first kid-free stay. The resort offers plenty of things to do that we never even had to leave. Which meant more time to relax, recharge, and reconnect – which is exactly what we did. Read on about our kid-free stay.
Disclosure: We were provided a complimentary stay at Eaglewood Resort. I was not required to express a particular point of view, and all opinions are my own.
As my husband and I stepped foot in the lobby, we couldn’t help but admire the large vaulted ceilings with the sunlight shining through. The prairie style architecture is seen throughout with inspiration stemming from the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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A sweet suite
We made the trek from the lobby to our suite in the North Tower. We loved that the rooms were clean, spacious, and cozy. Plus, the bed was super comfy.
It was nice stepping out onto our large balcony and enjoying this pretty view of the golf course. If the weather was warmer, I could imagine having a glass of wine and enjoying this view.
Getting our fitness on
After dropping off our bags, we headed to the gym. (Yes, the gym!) After seeing their state-of-the-art fitness center, we were actually excited to work out. Let me tell you — this ain’t your typical hotel gym! The fitness center has two separate rooms – one with any cardio equipment you can possibly want to use (treadmill, elliptical, cycles, stair climber, even a Jacob’s ladder) and the other a weight room. My husband, a fitness geek, was pretty happy to do his workout here.
Take a dip
After our workout, we headed straight to the pool area where we could unwind and relax in their hot tub, steam room, and dry sauna.
Since we were on relaxation mode – we continued our day at their full-service, luxurious wellness, The Spa at Eaglewood. We were treated to a couples massage – a first for both of us. Our massage therapists were fantastic and very attentive to our needs. We definitely left feeling more relaxed.
Getting our grub on
At the resort, we were truly spoiled by never having to leave the property to eat. Everything was on site. And let me tell you – this isn’t your typical hotel food. We had dinner at Prairie River with made-from-scratch American food. We started with street tacos which were fantastic. I had the Prairie Greens salad with greens, candied pecans, bleu cheese, and poached spiced pears. Everything was so delicious and complimented everything.
The rest of the dinner didn’t disappoint. My husband had the Ribeye Roll and while he isn’t a fan of sauces or any toppings on his steak, my husband absolutely devoured it.
Whatever you do, you must save room for dessert. Their house-made mud pie with ice cream, chocolate, and a cookie crust is absolutely fabulous.
In the morning, we popped down to Burnham’s for their breakfast buffet. We were quite impressed with the many choices offered. A waffle station, a variety of pastries, different egg choices, and of course, a made-to-order omelet station.
Time to have fun
My husband and I had a blast challenging each other to a few rounds of bowling at Kegler’s Bowling Alley, a retro-style bowling alley. We loved that we didn’t need to leave the grounds of the resort – it was all just a few feet away in the Sports Center. To complete the experience, the bowling alley also offers food as well as drinks. As we were leaving, I noticed they had a billiards – we wished we saw this sooner!
The resort also offers an 18-hole championship USGA-certified course. Since the weather was still a bit cool, we didn’t get a chance to take advantage of it. We did, however, enjoy the next best thing – a golf simulator! We could choose simulations of actual golf courses, or if you’re a beginner, can opt to play different games to test your skill. I have to admit it was a little finicky (or we just didn’t know what we were doing) when we were playing. Nevertheless, I still think it’s a cool concept and hope to retry it again in the future.
Location: 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, IL. 60143
Check-in and Check-out: 4 p.m. and 11 a.m.
Parking: Plenty of free parking
We had such a relaxing and fun stay at Eaglewood. I’d highly recommend it for any couple looking for a quick and easy getaway without the kids.