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Ripple River Motel and RV Park

701 Minnesota Ave. S., Aitkin, MN 56431
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Onawa, Iowa
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Stayed here over Labor Day weekend 2015. When I made reservations on the phone I was given the cost of my stay. When we arrived at 2p.m. I had to call for a desk clerk. I was greeted by a very unprofessional, rude, and dirty looking female. The room was very run down. Burn holes in the blanket. Dingy/yellowed linen... More 

Thank Jodi W
Duluth, Minnesota
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55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As we pulled in our 43 foot 5th wheel, we were a little apprehensive about a place that just had about 15 spots in their campground. Jannice from the front desk was wonderful. She guided us to our spot and helped us pull in. It was a Great Spot in the shade of the tree next to the Ripple River.... More 

1 Thank rikimc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stayed in the motel portion of this place. It was clean, except for the dog hair (I hope) on the recliner in my room. Looked like a "lodge" but walls are paper thin. Bed was not the best. Thankful that my "neighbors" were senior citizens... After their game of Yahtzee which I could clearly hear every roll of the dice... More 

2 Thank MNTripper77
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is our second stay at this place since we spent our honeymoon there 40 years ago. We stayed in one of the extended stay rooms. It was nice. While under the new owner seems like it is taking them a while to figure stuff out. Like emptying the trash cans and such. I will be staying there again in... More 

Thank Jerry G
Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed here when my husband had to travel here for an evening meeting. I didn't know what to expect when I located this motel using my Garmin GPS, but my expectations were not high. I was pleasantly surprised to discover just how nice it was. When you ask for a non smoking room in most motels, you can still... More 

Thank njoy21
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

August 2014 was our second visit to the Ripple River Motel. Our room on the second floor (outdoor stairs only) was quiet and comfortable. The plantings are very attractive and well maintained, and the location really is right on the Ripple River, a pretty spot..Everything worked. About the only complaint we had was that the new "green" lightbulbs in the... More 

1 Thank Debbie M
Phoenix, Arizona
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165 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed here as part of our Big 2014 Road Trip. Exterior looked very inviting, and the rooms even more so. Very friendly and accommodating staff. On-site pizza and ice cream were very good. Not a low-cost place, but not horrifyingly expensive, either. And they're supporter of long-distance bicycle touring as well.

Thank RCMoeur
longmont, colorado
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74 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This motel is a surprise!..Things in Northern Minnesota can be quite rough at times and when it is pouring rain and the mosquitoes are out in vengence, finding this motel is heaven sent. It is newly renovated and has beautiful decor. New carpeting, cozy stove, and furnished in a real homey way. I wish I had reason to be in... More 

Thank spunkysam
Cologne, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed at the Ripple River Motel for the second time in July, 2013. This motel is a definite "mom & pop" place and not a chain. The owners live on-site and do a great job of caring for their guests and the motel. They are very nice and go out of their way to be accommodating. Both times we... More 

1 Thank saintniko
Detroit, Michigan
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on my way to N.D. it was very clean & spacious. We got the king jacuzzi room. The room decor is nice and inviting, room had a mini fridge & microwave which was nice with my toddlers milk & snacks. It makes for a great stop on your travels through Minnesota.

Thank mckscho
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