ilbrown...as the story goes, "the hill, into which the Hoffmeister is constructed, is riddled with caves and tunnels, several of which lead under the castle area". Only the cave where the spa is located remains accessible to the public. Had we stayed an additonal night or two, I supposed we would have pressed the issue to see if we could have peeked inside!
I questionedthe veracity of thecomments, since they were made in a haze of several after dinner complementary Absinthes!
bonniejoy03, for years I made one or two business trips to Evanston, Illinois each winter. My home away from home was always the Hotel Orrington http://www.hotelorrington.com/. There was a wonderful older concierge who had worked there for many, many year (now deceased). As a single female traveler, I was always made to feel welcome when I arrived and throughout my stay. Each evening, the concierge hadfreshly baked cookies and a pot of steaming hot chocolate sent to my suite just before bed time. He also arranged to have acloth covered hot water bottle placed at the foot of my bed each evening, because I frequently complained about the bitter cold nipping at my toes while walking back to the hotel.
He was a wonderful man and I always remember him with a generous consideration and kind word at departure.