Midwest Vacation Guide 2009

In these stressful economic times, vacation is a necessity, not a luxury. You deserve some time away from deadlines, email requests, projects, to-do lists, and office gossip. You deserve a break from the daily grind; a chance to step away from the chaos. We provide you with the information you need to start planning the perfect Midwest getaway.

The Lodge on Lake Detroit


The Lodge on Lake Detroit is not your typical lodge, it is a lakefront lifestyle hotel. The focus is on positive energy, pampering and experiencing the beauty and charm of the Detroit Lakes area. All 55 rooms are lakefront to take advantage of the spectacular sunsets. Because nature is such an integral part of the Lodge on Lake Detroit experience, ecological initiatives are important to owners Chris Holland-Mehlaff and her husband, Scott. They offer washable dishes and flatware, an organic skin and body care line at The Spa Within, eco-conscious BeeKind in-room amenities, organic wines at LoLa D’s lobby bar, and ongoing rain garden and shoreland restoration projects contributing to the ecology of the lake.

Unique room options include the Renewal Spa Suites with aromatherapy whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, and the Retreat Suite with furnished kitchens and connecting rooms, ideal for family reunions or business retreats.

Visit during the Spring Women’s Wellness Weekend April 2-5, 2009. Weekend activities include spa time, make-up consultations, a yoga class, wine glass painting class, a ticket to a theatre show at the Historic Holmes Theatre, a California Wine Tasting Event, and live music by the Deb Jenkins Band, one of the Midwest’s finest R&B and blues bands.

About Holland Lodging

The Lodge on Lake Detroit is independently owned & operated by Holland Motel, Inc., now in its third generation of providing excellence in hospitality. Husband and wife owners Scott Mehlhaff & Chris Holland-Mehlhaff also own & operate Best Western Plus Holland House in Detroit Lakes, MN and Best Western Superior Inn & Suites in Grand Marais, MN.