Windmill Chill: Small Town, Sweet Treats
Groups of kids are often found peddling their way up the hill near Holland Park, where a stretch of parked cars fills the space situated off Highway 161. A constant moving line forms while patrons scan the menu in search of that perfect treat to hit the spot. Sounds of laughter, locals catching up on life, and shouts of “one waffle cone, one root beer float, and an order of nachos” are heard from the pick-up window.
It’s a typical scene at the Windmill Chill. One that emits a strong sense of pride from owners Jason and Rhonda Diekhoff.
“We love seeing and getting to know all of our customers, as well as meeting new faces each time we’re open,” Rhonda says. “We love seeing people just hang out with friends, family, and acquaintances while the kids (and sometimes the adults!) make chalk drawings on the sidewalk and parking lot.”
Whether you’re in the mood for a full meal (let me tell you about those juicy burgers and baked beans!) or want something a little sweet, like the build-your-own ice cream, the expansive menu covers it all.
Rhonda says, “We love making the “Super Split” and watching the expression on everyone’s face when they see the size of the split. We also love making our own waffle cones, bowls, and boats. The aroma from the freshly made waffles is fabulous!”
Aside from all those delicious sugary confections, what makes the Windmill Chill even sweeter for the owners?
“We love helping provide job opportunities for the local area and contributing to our wonderful community of Holland,” Rhonda declares.
Visit the Windmill Chill at 903 North Meridian Street and be sure to check out their Facebook page for seasonal hours of operation.