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Affordable & Luxurious

Waterfront Detroit Lakes Lodging

BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit offers the latest of hotel style and amenities to be found in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota area. Located on the shore of pristine Big Detroit Lake and easy to find on Highway 10, our Detroit Lakes Minnesota lake resort is nestled in a lovely tree-filled setting guaranteed to enhance your stay.




Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew

at The Spa Within

The Spa Within at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Lodge on Lake Detroit invites you to delight your senses and relax your body, mind & soul. Performed by highly trained and certified professionals eager to deliver a memorable experience, we offer a variety of treatments for both men and women: massages, facials, body treatments, nail therapies and more.

“Recently I and several members of my extended family had the pleasure of staying at The Lodge for one night – but I wish our stay was longer!”

Definitely will stay there again. Absolutely enjoyed my stay in this beautiful waterfront hotel.

Open To The Public

Live At The Lodge

Enjoy music, fun, good food and drinks at The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Lodge on Lake Detroit. In addition to our daily Sunset Serenades, The Lodge regularly hosts live music and entertainment. If you’re looking for something to do in Detroit Lakes, you’ve found it! Check our Lodge Events page to keep up-to-date on what’s happening, and bring your friends!

“We had a great time at the murder mystery theater. It was great fun. he overall experience was the best!. What a way be to be spoiled! Thank you again for the fun relaxing time!”

Extremely Friendly Staff!

Weddings & Receptions

On Lake Detroit

It’s the most important day of your life – one that requires careful planning. No one understands that better than the professional staff at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Our staff has years of experience planning and hosting memorable wedding receptions.

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Whether a corporate meeting in our Pokegama Beach Board Room, a Detroit Lakes wedding reception for 80 in our 1200 Place banquet room meeting space, corporate training classes for out-of-town staff, or a family reunion, let The Lodge on Lake Detroit help to make it the perfect event.

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The Lodge On Lake Detroit

Hotel Amenities

Our favorite DL hotel!
There’s no complaints here for this hotel. We are somewhat picky & like to stay in nicer hotels & The Lodge is by far the best DL hotel we’ve stayed at. We visit DL about 8 times a year & are always hoping to stay here. Very clean, always friendly, love the spa, great continental breakfast & EXTREMELY quiet all of the times we’ve stayed.


Detroit Lakes Hotel Blog

Featured on cooladventures Blog – The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Steps from the sparkling waters of Detroit Lake, the Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is an upscale rustic retreat and the perfect spot for a getaway to rejuvenate and recharge.

Featured in Minnesota Monthly’s Ultimate Travel Guide 2016

Featured in Minnesota Monthly’s Ultimate Travel Guide 2016!

Prior to the Lodge being built, my husband and I owned and operated the Castaway Motel & Resort, which was torn down along the space where the Lodge now is. We dreamed about this for 15 years before opening in 2006. It’s located along 550 feet of lakeshore on the East Shore of Big Detroit Lake, and each room faces the lake. One of our mottos is, “Come for the sunsets, stay for the experience.”