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Lodge on Lake Detroit “in the news”

  • The Lounge at The Lodge on Lake Detroit, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Cooladventures – An upscale lodge with breathtaking Minnesota lakefront views

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.

  • Lodge on Lake Detroit - Minnesota Monthly Ultimate Travel Guide 2016

Minnesota Monthly Ultimate Travel Guide 2016

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.”

History Of Progress

Detroit Lakes is growing. More industry, residential and retail interests have all moved into the city during 2005. "Detroit Lakes made significant gains in industrial development through its strategy of emphasizing business retention and expansion, combined with attracting new industries whose operations are suitable to our community," stated a letter to the mayor, signed by Community Development Director Larry Remmen and Development Authority President Dixie Johnson.

Fargo Forum Dream Resort

Detroit Lakes, Minn.- The Lodge on Lake Detroit, a family project 15 years in the making, opens this week.. The 55-room, 13-suite hotel at 1200 E. Shore Drive on the north shore of Big Detroit Lake and along Highway 10,is gearing up for a Memorial Day weekend general opening. The hotel – which promotes itself as providing a resort-style atmosphere for families – has its first paying guests this weekend.

The Lodge is Now Open

"Come for the sunsets, stay for the experience" is the motto of the new Lodge on Lake Detroit. Complete with a lakeside deck for every room, the Lodge opened last week, providing for a new type of hotel experience along the shores of Big Detroit Lake.

  • Detroit Lakes Day Spa Facial Treatments

Spa Within Opens

a full- service spa with a natural theme Our whole hotel is focused on wellness It's a smoke-free hotel with a fitness room, and we have healthy foods on the menu, and some organic foods… even some of the spa products are organic. Signs of nature are all around the 50,000-square-foot lodge, from an oak leaf motif in the guest rooms to the colorful fish mosaic at the front desk.

Smart Gardens

With its building now complete, and sod freshly laid, the Lodge on Lake Detroit is focusing its attention on a different sort of project: planting two ecologically-friendly rain gardens on the surrounding grounds.

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

Minnesota Monthly

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.

  • Russ Peterson Live at The Lodge

November Jazz

Looking for something to do the first Saturday in November? The Lodge on Lake Detroit has a distinctive shopping and entertainment opportunity for lakes area residents.

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

Prairie Biz Mag

The young couple on a pontoon drifted slowly along the horizon line between lake and sky.With their dreams basking in the glowing colors of a summer sunset, they looked wistfully at the shoreline. Some day . . . they mused . . . someday.

  • David Ferreira Trio and Russ Peterson Live at The Lodge

Memorial Weekend

Need a Spring Fever Reliever? The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes, MN invites you to relax and reconnect with friends at two "Live at The Lodge" events over Memorial Weekend; on Friday and Sunday. Both events are open to the public and hotel guests.

Rain Gardens to Backyard Ponds

One of the best parts of summer is the colorful flowers that bloom throughout the months, and creative gardens with water features and pathways to 'ooh and ahh' over. This summer, the two local chapters of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) are bringing back their area garden tour fundraiser for the 7th year, and four area gardens will be featured.

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.

Prairie Business Magazine

Today, three years and plenty of hard work later, Mehlhaff's vending machine business is thriving at The Lodge on Lake Detroit. The two vending machines - Katriana's Kans and Katriana's Kandy - are located just around the corner from the hotel's front desk.

Winnipeg Free Press

IT'S a sunny Sunday morning in Detroit Lakes and if you're not at church, you're at the Shady Hollow Flea Market. The conversation goes something like this.

Minnesota Meetings & Events

Chris Holland-Mehlhaff can easily tell you how long it took her dream to come true: 15 years. That's the time it took her and husband Scott Mehlhaff to plan, acquire land and build their ideal resort, The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes.

  • Detroit Lakes Minnesota Lakefront Wedding Venue

Saying “I do” On A Budget

Many brides and grooms-to-be don't have to sacrifice much to turn a dream wedding into reality and still do it on a budget. Summer is the time for wedding bells not blues, and luckily, the smaller the community, the more affordable weddings are.

Minnesota’s Mini-Mecca

The Lodge on Lake Detroit is a must-stay on any trip to the region. The lakefront hotel and spa opened on Big Detroit Lake in May 2006. Earlier this year, it was awarded Explore Minnesota's Sustainable Tourism Award in recognition of environmentally friendly practices.


You know them. Those people who find a hole in the market and come up with a brilliant plan, follow through with that plan and develop something smart and successful. Those people who are ahead of the curve—like the early adopters of technology or those who went green before green was even a thing.

2012 Mobilize The Earth

Representatives from Best Western attended the "Mobilize the Earth" rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Earth Day, April 22 where four Best Western properties were recognized on the main stage for their accomplishments in going green.