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Guests Comments

Read what our past guests have to say about the Original Springs Hotel. If you would like your comment posted on our website, please send an email to okawvill@midwest.net.

November 1st 2006
12:38:50 PM

What is your name?

Linda

How did you find this website?

website

Where are you from?

St. Louis, Mo.

Do you have any comments?

I have been to the spa and the restaurant several times and each time was so joyful. I have had the pleasure of staying in one of the rooms which was just lovely. I have visited with a huge group of friends to only just me for an eve of total relaxation. I loved the old original look and feel, and I like the new updated version also. Thank-you all for your dedication to keeping the "Springs" in operation.

September 20th 2006
03:00:57 PM

What is your name?

Brian

How did you find this website?

search engines

Where are you from?

USA

Do you have any comments?

I have heard many good things from some of my family that has visited.....just wanted to thank you for your great place and much love.

August 28th 2006
04:45:45 PM

What is your name?

rosemary

How did you find this website?

search engine

Where are you from?

granite city

Do you have any comments?

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit Andall the amenities. We booked the sweetheart package and when we checked out we booked again for our anniversary in December.

June 27th 2006
08:27:27 AM

What is your name?

Scott

How did you find this website?

Looked for it

Where are you from?

Ferguson

Do you have any comments?

A friend of mine brought me here for my birthday. First time in 25 year I had returned. The staff was very nice, the food was good, and the mineral bath and massage were great. Left feeling like a new man. Hope to be back soon.

April 27th 2006
01:29:28 PM

What is your name?

BARB

How did you find this website?

ADDRESS FROM BROCHURE

Where are you from?

FENTON, MO

Do you have any comments?

I HAVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR YEARS. FIRST FOR ANNIVERSARYS WITH MY EX-HUSBAND. NOW I ENJOY COMING EACH YEAR WITH MY GIRLFRIENDS. IN FACT, THIS YEAR I HAVE ALREADY BOOKED A SECOND TRIP AFTER HAVING JUST COMPLETED ONE 4-22-06 . RETURNING AGAIN IN OCTOBER WITH DIFFERENT GIRLFRIENDS. I WANT ALL MY FRIENDS TO EXPERIENCE THE RELAXATION AND PAMPERING I HAVE ALWAYS RECEIVED! WE ALWAYS STOP AND ENJOY SOME SHOPPING IN LEBANON, ILL ON THE WAY INTO THE HOTEL. EVERYTHING AT THE HOTEL IS AWESOME! ESPECIALLY LIKE THE KING/QUEEN SUITE. WORKS OUT PERFECTLY WITH 4 WOMEN!

February 23rd 2006
01:21:38 AM

What is your name?

Paul Brown, Jr.

Where are you from?

Louisville

Do you have any comments?

I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was so friendly. I hope to be returning soon.

November 21st 2005
03:41:07 PM

What is your name?

Yvonne Hayes

How did you find this website?

yahoo.com

Where are you from?

Desoto, Mo

Do you have any comments?

I have visited the establishment with girlfriends for 10 years. Very friendly staff, great massages, down home atmosphere. A great place to escape and pamper yourself and friends. I would recommend to anyone who needs a break.

October 24th 2005
10:09:37 AM

What is your name?

Lesli Granade

Where are you from?

Pinckneyville

Do you have any comments?

My sister and I try to stay at original springs at least one time a year and we love the atmosphere, it is so relaxing. The people are very friendly and the food at the boiler room is excellent. We have no complaints.

October 10th 2005
07:49:35 PM

What is your name?

Donald R Kelle

How did you find this website?

Researching family history

Where are you from?

Oklahoma

Do you have any comments?

C H Kelle, one of the early founders of the hotel, was my great great grandfather. We hope to visit the hotel in the near future.

September 16th 2005
07:09:06 PM

What is your name?

Maureen H

How did you find this website?

I just googled the Original Spring Hotel

Where are you from?

St. Peters, MO

Do you have any comments?

I'm coming back again with my sister-in-law and aunt next week. I love coming to your hotel for the baths and massages and your wonderful pool. This will be my second time this year. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work.

August 4th 2005
01:18:08 PM

What is your name?

Geri Birkner

How did you find this website?

MidAmerica Website

Where are you from?

Sparta, IL

Do you have any comments?

I think the site is great. Looking forward to spending my anniversary there.

June 28th 2005
05:29:06 PM

What is your name?

Beverly

Do you have any comments?

A friend and I visited a few months ago. It was my first time there. I loved it. The bath was sooo relaxing and the little bath girl was so sweet! The massage topped it off.
I will return very soon.
Thanks girls for everything!!

June 28th 2005
05:26:32 PM

What is your name?

Brigette

How did you find this website?

stayed at the hotel

Where are you from?

Louisiana

Do you have any comments?

Always make this place at least once a year.... Told so many friends about it... how relaxing and just low key.... makes one look at life from a different angle..... Would come here once a month if I could.

May 18th 2005
04:22:26 PM

What is your name?

Maureen H

How did you find this website?

I just looked for the Original Spring Hotel

Where are you from?

St. Peters, MO

Do you have any comments?

I have been at your hotel once before and I just loved it. All the girls from our neighborhood spent a wonderful day there. The baths, massage, and pool are wonderful. Great restaurant too. We are hoping to come back in a couple of weeks. Hope you have enough spots for us. I'm calling today.

May 3rd 2005
12:09:23 PM

What is your name?

KAREN JAGGIE

How did you find this website?

FRIEND

Where are you from?

FLORISSANT, MISSOURI

Do you have any comments?

THIS WAS OUR FIRST VISIT TO YOUR LOVELY HOTEL. IT WAS GREAT. THERE WERE 4 OTHER COUPLES WITH US AND WE HAD A BALL. THE FOOD IN THE RESTAURANT WAS WONDERFUL. THE PEOPLE ARE SO VERY NICE AND HELPFUL. WE WILL BE COMING BACK NEXT YEAR. THANK YOU.

January 27th 2005
12:45:28 PM

What is your name?

Beverly S

How did you find this website?

Typed in Original Springs Bath House

Where are you from?

Beecher, Il

Do you have any comments?

19 years ago my daughter, seen the ad on a placemat at the Hen House, located in I-57 about 40 miles south of Chicago . A large copy hangs in you pool area. We check it out, been in love with the Original Springs ever since. My body is just total rejuvenated. Enjoy bring friend to discover the wonderful waterbaths. We also have pictures of the "Bathtub onwheels". Have enjoyed checking out the Eagles during winter. Awesome House dressing in Boiler Room. See you in Feb.

January 14th 2005
03:48:24 AM

What is your name?

Kathy & Bill Davis

Where are you from?

St. Louis, Mo.

Do you have any comments?

We Have been coming here for years. It is our absolute favorite place to spend a weekend. The Hotel is charming. The staff is wonderful The Restaurant is great. The bath house is as relaxing as it gets. Do yourself a favor and visit. You will love it.

January 4th 2005
11:15:18 AM

What is your name?

Robbie

Where are you from?

St. Charles, MO

Do you have any comments?

2nd visit for us girls (12 of us) Mary you & staff out do yourselves, update your pictures to show how beautiful your remolded rooms are, food was delicious, best smoked pork chop I have ever had and the ghost stories, I could go on & on.... see you in March, thanks again

December 28th 2004
04:16:09 PM

What is your name?

Steve and Anita

How did you find this website?

called motel

Where are you from?

Centralia Il

Do you have any comments?

We went there last year for valentines day and we are going back this year we get the sweetheart special dinner bath massage and champaign for 200.00 we are going back this year and bringing some friends. Can't wait

November 14th 2004
08:55:10 PM

What is your name?

Dan & Kim Spradling

Where are you from?

Greenville, Il .

Do you have any comments?

My Husband and I enjoyed our overnight stay with you, and enjoyed our baths and I enjoyed my massage. Thank you for a memorable stay, and we will be returning in the future.

November 10th 2004
11:17:12 AM

What is your name?

Melissa Springer

How did you find this website?

Visited hotel in May 2003

Where are you from?

Baltimore, MD USA

Do you have any comments?

My husband and I visited your hotel in 2003. We are considering another trip with our 1yr old in 2005. If we do your hotel will be our 1st choice.

Hopefully we will see you soon!

Sincerely,

Melissa Springer

October 31st 2004
02:45:41 PM

What is your name?

Kimberly

Where are you from?

Belleville

Do you have any comments?

My husband and I spent the night last night in your fine hotel. It was so peaceful, and the furnishings are beautiful. We both had a mineral bath, and I visited the sauna. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We will most certainly be back. Thanks!!!!

October 29th 2004
08:57:45 AM

What is your name?

Tracy

How did you find this website?

searching the web

Where are you from?

Granite City

Do you have any comments?

I have been going to Original Springs for several years now, I love the place can't go any place more comfy than here... I will be there this weekend for my birthday; my husband booked it for a surprise for me.

October 27th 2004
12:03:58 PM

What is your name?

Kd Scott

How did you find this website?

grandmother

Where are you from?

St. Louis, Missouri

Do you have any comments?

I have been going to your hotel since I was a little kid. My mother and grandmother used to get massages and play games while us kids played in the heated indoor pool, we used to get so mad because you have to be 18 to get massages. Now that I am well over being old enough I am coming down for my massage first chance I get! I've only been waiting for 15 years!

June 25th 2004
12:36:25 PM

What is your name?

Kelly

How did you find this website?

Google

Where are you from?

St. Louis

Do you have any comments?

My husband and I have been going to the hotel since before we were married. We go every year in October and we absolutely love it. It's only June and I can't wait for October. We love the baths and massages. My husband and I always enjoy our stay at the hotel, very relaxing and you get so much for the money. RELAXATION!

June 24th 2004
10:39:03 AM

What is your name?

Robbie

Where are you from?

St. Charles, MO

Do you have any comments?

I came up with 11 other girls in March & we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. You out do yourself with hospitality from the front desk, the restaurant workers, massage specialist & the owners. Thank you so much & we will see you in Oct.

April 23rd 2004
08:34:39 PM

What is your name?

Tom Ruttenberg

How did you find this website?

I have stayed at the hotel a number of times.

Where are you from?

Lexington, Kentucky

Do you have any comments?

I think John gives the best massage I have ever had. If I lived near there, I'd be in every week!

April 19th 2004
10:43:37 AM

What is your name?

Diane & Daryl

How did you find this website?

Familiar with the hotel

Where are you from?

Tecumseh, MI

Do you have any comments?

Growing up in Salem, IL, living in Centralia, and working in Nashville, I was familiar with the Original Springs Hotel but had never visited. Recently, my Mother was to celebrate her 75th birthday, so we decided a mineral bath and massage were in order! My husband and I brought her to the hotel for her very first mineral bath and massage of her life, and she was thrilled! We didn't get to enjoy dinner, since we were there on a Friday morning and the dining room doesn't open until 4pm on weeknights, but we've heard that the food it wonderful. I believe that she will be a regular visitor, since she lives fairly close, and we will certainly return whenever we are in the area! Libby, Ogla and John certainly know how to give great massages!

November 10th 2003
06:01:44 PM

What is your name?

Dennis J.

How did you find this website?

from your brochure

Where are you from?

West Allis, Wi . (suburb of Milwaukee )

Do you have any comments?

My in-laws have come there for years----father finally convinced me to come with him. He was worried that I would be bored--- coming from the "big" city of Milwaukee . I had a terrific time, would recommend it to anyone who REALLY wants to "get away from it all" for awhile! For all of you Wisconsin residents who would like to come down---they have a real "fish fry" at the American Legion within walking distance of the hotel--it's almost as good as home!! The people here are incredibly friendly-they make you feel right at home! They will even share their recipes with us so we can remember them even when we are at home! To Munroe, CLAUDE, and JOHN-----YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST!!!! I can't wait to get back down to see you--even though I hate to drive. God bless you all!!!

September 27th 2003
04:48:01 AM

What is your name?

Barb & Paul

Where are you from?

Waterloo, IL

Do you have any comments?

Visited your hotel yesterday and we are looking forward to coming back and stay with you for a couple of days. It looks fantastic and so close to home!

September 7th 2003
08:02:46 PM

What is your name?

Ricky & Maxine H.

How did you find this website?

search engine

Where are you from?

Marthasville, Mo

Do you have any comments?

We have stayed at your hotel several times. We found it to be very relaxing. The mineral bath will practically put you to sleep. If that doesn't do it the massage definitely will.
The food was excellent. I am especially fond of the "homemade ice cream". We look forward to returning soon.

May 28th 2003
05:59:57 PM

What is your name?

Allen & Teri

How did you find this website?

Yahoo Search

Where are you from?

Edwardsville

Do you have any comments?

Were coming back for our third relaxing visit.
Good food and nice people.

February 15th 2003
01:26:42 PM

What is your name?

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin & Katherine Kuznik

How did you find this website?

Threw a search engine. Was told about your town and hotel hospitality threw friends.

Where are you from?

Edinburg, IL

Do you have any comments?

We are looking forward to our stay. This was planned from me to my husband for his birthday. The weather being bad so long, I'm positive he will enjoy being pampered. See you soon,( May 17th ) Katherine

January 29th 2003
04:03:23 PM

What is your name?

Alice

Where are you from?

St. Louis

Do you have any comments?

My husband took me there last year for my birthday and we loved it. I told him that is what I want for my birthday this year. So see you soon.[:)s]

October 3rd 2002
01:51:11 PM

What is your name?

Paul Svezia

How did you find this website?

I called the hotel.

Where are you from?

Fenton, MO

Do you have any comments?

I visited you hotel about ten years ago and have not been back. I want to come and have a hot bath, massage, have dinner, stay one night, and have breakfast. I can't seem to get my wife to share the same feelings. Any suggestions. Also, how much would the above cost in one of your regular rooms.

Thanks, Paul

June 26th 2002
08:43:30 AM

What is your name?

Suzanne

Where are you from?

St. Louis

Do you have any comments?

Always make this place at least once a year.... Told so many friends about it... how relaxing and just low key.... makes one look at life from a different angle..... Would come here once a month if I could.

June 1st 2002
08:40:44 AM

What is your name?

Sandi

How did you find this website?

I have been buying your water in jugs for many years, it is great!!!!!!!!!!!

Where are you from?

Fairview Heights, IL

Do you have any comments?

This is the most relaxing place this side of the Gateway Arch. Food is excellent.

May 14th 2002
12:42:20 PM

What is your name?

Susie

Where are you from?

Carlinville, IL

Do you have any comments?

A friend and I visited a few months ago. It was my first time there. I loved it. The bath was sooo relaxing and the little bath girl was so sweet! The massage topped it off.
I will return very soon. Thanks girls for everything!!

April 30th 2002
09:03:24 PM

What is your name?

Carol

Where are you from?

Sandoval, Ill.

Do you have any comments?

I've heard about your place for years just found the web site will now be able to take a weekend and have a relaxing time.

April 6th 2002
03:58:39 PM

What is your name?

Nancy

Where are you from?

Steeleville, IL

Do you have any comments?

I've heard about this place for years and have now found it on the web and got all the information I wanted. We will be visiting here soon.

March 26th 2002
08:49:39 AM

What is your name?

Stacy

Where are you from?

St. Louis

Do you have any comments?

My best friend and I visit the spa at least every other month. We always have a wonderful time. Every employee makes us feel at home and we love the rustic feel of the hotel. We both have stressful jobs but once we walk in the door, every ounce of stress is left behind. I can hardly wait to return.

March 13th 2002
08:48:04 PM

What is your name?

Angie

How did you find this website?

brochure

Where are you from?

Collinsville

Do you have any comments?

Thank you for the memorable relaxing weekend!!
We enjoyed every one of your employees from the young lady at the front desk, Laura was her name I believe, (who by the way is an asset to your establishment and so very personable) to everyone else who waited on US like we were royalty. Thank you again, we will return very soon. Till then. Angie D.

March 13th 2002
10:58:21 AM

What is your name?

Laura Brennan-Kraft

How did you find this website?

From your brochure

Where are you from?

Belleville, IL

Do you have any comments?

We always enjoy our jaunts out to Okawville Original Springs! After a hard week at work, or even an easy week of vacation, we find the time to treat ourselves to a soak and massage. The country drive is relaxing and the meals in the restaurant are a delicious ending. As long as we aren't so relaxed that the silverware feels heavy! :) Thanks for it All!

November 24th 2001
07:52:12 PM

What is your name?

Kathy

How did you find this website?

A friend told me about it.

Where are you from?

Union MO

Do you have any comments?

I'm looking forward to visiting, we have reservations tomorrow, 11/25/01

November 16th 2001
05:58:04 AM

What is your name?

Patti

How did you find this website?

a friend told me about it

Where are you from?

Wentzville, MO

Do you have any comments?

I am looking forward to visiting your facility.

November 10th 2001
11:03:51 AM

What is your name?

Kathy

How did you find this website?

From the sign at the hotel!

Where are you from?

Staunton Illinois

Do you have any comments?

2 of my friends and I spent the day there yesterday. The massage was wonderful, the baths, relaxing ... and the pool gave us a chance to unwind before we left for home. Wish you weren't so far away! We'll be back as soon as we can. Thanks for everything!

September 21st 2001
09:57:46 PM

What is your name?

Mark and Mary Robben

Where are you from?

St. Louis

Do you have any comments?

Some friends gave me the Sweetheart Package for my 50th birthday last year. It was one of the best gifts I have ever received. We stayed in the newly renovated suite, it was fabulous! My husband and I both loved our massages and have been back several times since and always make sure we have time to eat at the restaurant. We enjoy the food very much. We will be back soon.

September 12th 2001
05:35:02 PM

What is your name?

Patrick Paulus

How did you find this website?

Illinois Travel Guide

Where are you from?

Chester, Illinois

Do you have any comments?

I am planning on coming up this weekend. It's my girlfriend and my first chance to get away from our children alone. We were childhood sweethearts and after a 27 year hiatus we started dating one another. This weekend will be our 3 month anniversary. Looking forward to coming up their.

August 24th 2001
08:22:13 AM

What is your name?

Mac Williams

Where are you from?

St. Louis, mo.

Do you have any comments?

My wife and I stayed last year with Dr. Jos. Engel and his girl friend. We had a great time and enjoyed all the amenities. We shall return.

May 13th 2001
05:55:16 PM

What is your name?

Barry Billings

Where are you from?

Belleville, Illinois

Do you have any comments?

A friend of mine gifted me a 2 day stay at your hotel as a Xmas present a few years ago. The relaxing came at a perfect time and now I try to return periodically, especially when work keeps me way too busy or I just need time away from the rat race. Also I have found that buying a gift package gives an unforgettable memory to someone. We'll be back first chance we get.

May 5th 2001
07:20:50 PM

What is your name?

Julie and Jeffrey Phelps

Where are you from?

Salem, Oregon

Do you have any comments?

We both loved the hotel and even had our wedding reception held there. It turned out beautifully and after two years, we still receive compliments on our reception. The employees were very accommodating, and the food was excellent. It is just a wonderful place and situated in a lovely community. We plan to visit again whenever we are back in the area.

April 11th 2001
07:51:39 AM

What is your name?

Michelle Sutter & Mike Herr

Where are you from?

St Charles, Mo

Do you have any comments?

Most relaxing weekend we have had in a long time
thanks to everyone at your hotel


The Original Springs Mineral Spa & Hotel, 506 North Hanover, Okawville, Ill 62271 Tel 618-243-5458 Email: okawvill@midwest.net