• Lodge on Lake Detroit - Private Sandy Beach, Fire Pits, Lake Waterfront and dock

15 Reasons To Get Away For The Weekend

The interplay of reds, yellows, oranges, greens, and browns makes for a truly wonderful getaway drive to Detroit Lakes. The colors are especially beautiful due to the city’s unique transition zone of tall grass prairie to hardwood and conifer forests.

According to a past visitor profile survey, the top three elements visitors identified as most important in choosing Detroit Lakes as a vacation destination included the natural environment, lakes and rivers, and boating and water recreation. Nearly 85 percent of these visitors return year after year. Combined with fall lodging and golfing discounts, it makes sense to choose Detroit Lakes for a fall getaway.

Amazing Sunsets at The Lodge on Lake Detroit

The sunsets bring you back to life at the Lodge on Lake Detroit, a new smoke-free lifestyle hotel situated on 550 feet of Big Detroit Lake in the city of Detroit Lakes.

All 55 rooms are lakefront to take advantage of the spectacular sunsets. An inspiration quote card is placed on each guest’s pillow upon arrival, noting what time the sun will set that evening. Every evening the hotel has a “sunset serenade,” during which time a grand piano plays in the two story 2-story lakefront, fireside lobby. Guests can linger in the lobby, order an appetizer and cocktail (try a signature sunset serenade martini), and watch the sunset from the lobby’s 70-foot deck. It’s extra details like this that add to a truly memorable vacation experience. “When people do get away from home, I want them to have an experience, not just a place to sleep,” explains Chris Holland-Mehlhaff, who owns the lodge along with her husband, Scott.

The hotel is less than two miles from downtown Detroit Lakes and within driving distance of local restaurants, shops, businesses, and attractions. For reservations and more information, contact Guest Experience Representatives at 800-761-VIEW or visit