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Minnesota Lake Resort

We really appreciate the wonderful hospitality!

Thank you again for all of your awesome assistance with my managers' offsite at the end of January! The team had a great time - the get to know you room, conf room, lunch, and hotel rooms were all great.
All accommodations were flawless and I couldn't have been happier with how smoothly everything went! I wanted to take a minute to share a picture of the team getting to experience walking on a frozen lake. They all thought that was pretty amazing and we convinced them that coming to ND/MN in January isn't so bad after all. Thanks again Jim! VL, Microsoft
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Minnesota Lake Resort

02/14 - Great Place to stay in DL

Nice rooms, great shower, friendly staff, wonderful view of the Lake, excellent coffee!
We stayed here in February for a family reunion during a winter Birthday. We have stayed in other hotels in DL and this will be our preferred hotel from now on. Ashland Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

12/13 - The Lodge is THE ONLY place to stay!

No other hotel in DL ranks even close to The Lodge. Our family has started our new Christmas tradition by gathering here.
  .   .   . and the staff is so accommodating for our get-togethers. Any request you have is taken care of. Sitting in the "lobby" (it's like a gorgeous family room!) and having the fire going, while listening to the self-playing piano & enjoying a glass of wine is a great way to wind down before bed. Speaking of bed.....their beds are DELICIOUS!!! And the Soothing Sounds player is a great touch to fall asleep to. Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

10/13 - I'll certainly be back!   .  . 

Beautiful location with great staff. Room was perfect with everything we needed. Breakfast was like a home cooked meal for guests.
Lobby area was perfect gathering place for greeting and goodbyes. There with a wedding group and hands down helpful and convenient. Baxter, Minnesota Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

06/13/13 - Family Reunion   .  . 

Beautiful hotel - all rooms face the lake. The hotel is located near railroad tracks but is so well insulated that we didn't hear the trains when we were indoors. Room and public areas were spotless.
Very comfortable beds and great pillows. Bathroom had a very nice ceramic tile shower. There was even lighting under the counter where towels were stored. The complimentary breakfast was better than expected with a baked egg dish, make your own waffles and pancakes and lots of fresh fruit as well as the usual toast, bagels, cereal.

The public areas included nice gathering places for our group both indoors and out. There is a small beach, a large green space, lots of lounge chairs and picnic tables, bbq grills and 2 large fire pits. There's a nice boat dock and fish there for the catching. There were towels available to take to the beach and the pool area. There's an exercise room with new-looking equipment that we didn't use because the weather was great and we took advantage of the sidewalks. We'd definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Family stayed in a variety of rooms. Wasn't a bad one in the bunch!

Green Features: We were gently asked to re-use towels if possible. There were real dishes in the breakfast area rather than plastic.

Sue W., Owatonna, Minnesota Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

09/14/12 - Great for Family Gatherings!

We recently picked this property for our family gathering celebrating our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. It was absolutely perfect.
My mother grew up on the lake and her only wish was to have this gathering where she could watch the sunsets on the water. She was not disappointed! Even though we booked on a busy weekend (there was a wedding there the first night we arrived) the group coordinator was just great to deal with in getting us the sleeping arrangements we needed + gathering space for visiting family living nearby, with the rooms they had left.

We used a Retreat Suite that walked out to the lake for our family space which worked great because we could make meals in the room and use eating space both inside and outside by using the hotel picnic tables on the grassy lawn. The suite doubled as a sleeping space with the pull down murphy bed. We also utilized their Family Suites (with 2-rooms each) which also had nice sized kitchens and plenty of sleeping space.

Rooms were pristine and very comfortable. We felt like we had the comforts of home but yet individual space to get away to (which is needed with most family gatherings!). The teens and 20-somethings loved gathering at the firepit at night and using the hot tub in the pool area. Because The Lodge has its own dock and boat slips, we also brought a speed boat for recreation.

Although the weather was a little too cool for swimming the younger kids were able to get some tubing in. We had a very memorable and fantastic experience - thanks to the attentive staff and wonderful accommodations at The Lodge. We are already planning to book for next year:)
Minneapolis Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

08/25/12 - The wedding took place on the beach at The Lodge and it was amazing.

We spent the 16th-19th of August for my son's wedding. I truly cannot say enough good things about The Lodge. Jim was there to help out with anything and everything!
The staff from the front desk to housekeeping were very nice and very helpful. The wedding took place on the beach at The Lodge and it was amazing. Of course it did help that the weather fully cooperated!

We had many family and friends spend the weekend and it sure was nice not to hear any complaining about where we all stayed, only compliments! If you have time make sure to take advantage of The Spa, that too is amazing! Thank you Jim and staff for helping make Jesse and Sara's wedding weekend very memorable. We will for sure be back!!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are amazing, they all face the lake. If you have small children a lower level room is very handy.

Fargo Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

05/11 - Every penny was well spent.

We were there for the Johnson/Culligan wedding. Being the father of the groom, I had invested about $7,000 in the event.
Every penny was well spent. We are still amazed at the way you were able to get the sun to come out just in time for the wedding. I won't name names for fear of leaving someone out, but we were treated well by every staff member. No one disappointed us.
M. J. - St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Lake Resort

01/14/11 - Our boys were there for a hockey tournament and they were awesome to the boys.

Encouraging and accommodating as far as an early breakfast and so on . . . My pedicure was great and the person who gave it to me is a great spokesperson for Detroit Lakes. I hope to come back in the summer! K. W. - Winnipeg, MB
Minnesota Lake Resort

9/1/10 - We got married at the Lodge in 2009 and loved it.

We returned for our one year anniversary and were welcomed by a friendly staff (some who remembered us from the wedding), an anniversary card, and a bottle of champagne in our room.
Again, the accommodations were great, views fantastic, and it was a great way to celebrate our special day.
T.O. - Eden Prairie, MN

Minnesota Lake Resort

02/22/10 - We could not be more pleased with the experience!

My siblings and I hosted a 50th anniversary party for our parents at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit... and we could not be more pleased with the experience.
Jim, the Group Experience Coordinator, was an absolute pleasure to work with... he had great ideas and suggestions for the party, and was so accommodating to any special requests we presented. When the big day arrived, he and his staff set everything up, allowing me to relax and enjoy my family!

The great service and warm, beautiful ambiance at the Lodge made for the perfect venue for my family's special weekend. Everything from the delicious, free hot breakfast, to the pool and hot tub for our guests to enjoy, to the amazing rooms and the lovely 1200 Place banquet facility, helped come together to make it an unforgettable weekend. The staff was incredibly friendly, accommodating and service-oriented, a *huge* plus in my book.

It was the first time we stayed at the Lodge and took advantage of its facilities...but it certainly will not be the last. It would be the perfect location for a girlfriends' getaway, a couple's weekend, a corporate retreat, a spa experience... what fun it would be for families in the summertime, with their private beach... so many possibilities, and all in a warm, luxurious atmosphere.

I highly recommend the Lodge on Lake Detroit; we could not be happier with our experience there.

Minnesota TripAdvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

06/28/10 - Unbelievable Service!  .  . 

We just hosted a birthday party for my mother at The Lodge, and I was blown away by the experience.
The entire staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help us make our event special. The Lodge staff was so accommodating and professional, and the party went off without a hitch. It was truly amazing.

The setting was also perfect... lovely deck, beautiful lobby, wonderful lawn, etc. It was just an incredible overall experience. Thank you to everyone at The Lodge!

Vail, Colorado Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

06/10/10 - Of the 6 yrs we've been taking a trip, this is the absolute best!!!

This was a wonderful place to stay. In our case, it was 7 senior couples, and we were treated like gold. Right from the first email to enquire about the Lodge, to the final goodbyes, we were treated with friendliness and respect, efficiency & promptness!
The rooms are great and so clean; the pool & hot tup were clean; the breakfasts were so good, filled with variety and all you could eat. Their staff recommended places to see and places to eat and helped with every aspect of our trip. We would certainly consider going back again for another group stay.

Tripadvisor Guest, Portage la Prairie, Canada
Minnesota Lake Resort

12/20/09 -Our family has already reserved rooms for next Christmas .  .  . 

Eighteen of us traveled from different directions to the Lodge on Lake Detroit for a family Christmas gathering. From the time we booked our rooms to the time we checked out our expectations were exceeded and we were met with politeness and accommodation from every employee.
The lodge was immaculate and so beautiful. Our family has already reserved rooms for next Christmas, making plans to meet there in the summer and I can't wait to meet girfriends there for a getaway. I highly recommend this Lodge for an unforgettable time!

Big Lake, MN TripAdvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

10/06/09 - Wonderful place to reunite with friends.

Stayed at the Lodge for three nights in September with 8 friends from all over Minnesota, Wisconsin, Canada and Kansas
This our second annual get together at the Lodge and we absolutely love it there. Some of us also utilized some of the Spa services and they were top notch and very professional...Thanks Michelle! The front desk staff and Management staff were also great and very accommodating. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay.

International Falls, MN Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

08/24/09 - Perfect spot for Business Meetings with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients

Want a Perfect spot for your next Business Meeting, a Group Meeting and or small conferences with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients.
Great hospitality welcomes you to The LODGE on Lake Detroit with friendly customer service, outstanding lodging environment from the comfort of your room to the sounds of the Minnesota Loons on Lake Detroit.

Spa services are available and all lodge rooms have Lakefront views facing the beautiful sunsets on lake Detroit. Our group plans to return in 2010 for our 4th annual Advisors Summer Conference. A great location to hold a conference. We have had as many as 35 conference attendees and their families join us for 4 days. Our meeting space is always refreshed with linens and water throughout the day, and equipped with the latest audio visual technology. A Great space to have your conference attendees bring there wireless laptops for training and or team building.

Wonderful breakfast awaits each morning and if you go away hungry it's your own fault. The Lodge does have services to prepare breakfast, all snacks and break out functions, appetizers in the evening. I have had meals catered in locally and it has worked great. We either dine in or eat picnic style down by the lakeside on those beautiful days.

A great selection of restaurants and golf courses are just minutes away. Close to the downtown area, great location for fishing, and all seasonal things to do and events for all to enjoy year-around in the Detroit Lakes area. If your looking for that Quiet Up North Experience, but all of the comforts, you have found the right spot. Great Value for the price and great value for your next conference, meeting or workshop.
Tripadvisor Guest, Jennifer P. - SkillsUSA, MN

Minnesota Lake Resort

7/13/09 - The "BEST of the BEST" for a Family Reunion

If you are even remotely thinking of T-H-E place to host a family reunion, this is it!
Our large, friendly and highly energetic family of 60+ members gathered this past weekend for the first time at the Lodge. While we normally vacation over a long weekend each year, it is difficult to find a property that has it all and can accommodate our lively and busy family.

Well ... this is just the BEST! From making the initial reservations, to being greeted warmly at the front desk, to the comfortable rooms and cozy accommodations, to the abundant green space lakeside and of course the beach, it just never disappointed us. While it rained much of Saturday, approximately 20 of used the spa services and were treated with great respect while enjoying the comfort of a lovely and serene setting.

Breakfast is the best buffet we've been offered at a hotel in this type of setting and the lobby bar was just another special place to gather. Even the pool area is just right for children, young adults and even a number of adults.

Would we return??? You couldn't stop us .... next year there will be 70+!!!! Thanks again to Jim and the staff. We are hoping you are well compensated as you define the image of "MINNESOTA NICE" ... and then some!

Caspers & Ihry Families, ND & MN
Minnesota Lake Resort

7/08/09 - Family Fun for All .  .  . 

Maintenance worker replaced our air conditioning unit.   .  . 
We were looking for a place for our summer vacation that would satisfy everyone in our group. Fishing for my husband, relaxation for me and fun activities for our teenagers. The Lodge fit these requirements for everyone!

The fishing was great (big walleyes just our front) the Spa massage was the best I ever had, reading on the beach was quiet and comfortable, and the kids enjoyed tubing, kayaking and biking into town.

Other reviews mention trains and we did hear them, so if you are a light sleeper this might be an issue, but by the second night of our 5 night stay it wasn't an issue. We've told our family and friends about this place and we will definitely be back!

Vadnais Hts., MN Tripadvisor Guest
Minnesota Lake Resort

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