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Adam, David and Rich Makowski — whose family has owned and operated hotels, restaurants and a gas station in the Dells since 1973 — have been working since early January to remodel the property’s interior, and they will soon unveil plans for an exterior renovation that will tie into the nearby river, the Riverwalk and the historical significance of the area.

The Makowskis also plan this year to renovate and re-open the Dells River Inn, the newly renovated, rebranded and boutique resort on the Wisconsin River.

All three of the brothers have worked in the family’s business — which today also include Crabby’s restaurant and the BP gas station across the street from the American Resort — since they were 10 years old, and they bring a combined 80 years of experience to their new ventures. 

“The Makowski family has always been fully committed to the vitality of Wisconsin Dells both in tourism development and the quality of life for families who live here,” Trumble said.