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Review for English River Outfitters Resort, Washington, IA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

"Designed by Veterans for Veterans," aren't just words. I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend at English River Outfitters in October of 2011 and the experience was very transforming. I had never deer hunted or used a bow but the proprietor, Chuck Geertz, had already arranged for pro-staffers and other life-long hunters to be on site to assist our group of Veterans which made the hunt all the more enjoyable because of the invaluable information we received. More importantly than the hunt, were the conversations we had at the lodge, around the campfire and while traveling to and from the blinds and deer stands. We all are Iraqi Veterans and that weekend offered us the opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy the company of our brothers. As for the facility itself, the word that keeps dominating my mind is "Visionary." Chuck knows exactly what he is doing and what direction the resort is heading. In this most rustic setting, his hospitality created the atmosphere of a top-notch bed and breakfast. As the resort progresses, he will be able to serve Veterans in an even greater capacity. You can take the Veteran out of English River Outfitters, but you can't take English River Outfitters out of the Veteran.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...the comraderie I was able to experience and the new skills I was able to learn.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...grow it. Based on the enjoyment I got from my weekend at English River Outfitters, I cannot fathom what this place will be able to offer once Chuck's vision is completed.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?


How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I stumbled across it online.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

In an effort not to sound existential I would have to say that being at English River Outfitters provided me the environment I needed to stop, look around and re-evaluate how I'm living my life. It also revitalived my advocacy for Veterans!

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Role:  Client Served & I was a guest of English River Outfitters Resort.