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Ballard's Resort

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3314 Bur Oak Road NW, Baudette, MN 56623
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I loved the cabin and the ride up both years. I loved the meals- breakfast and dinner. The servers were great, and the food was awesome !! I hated the service on the fishing aspect of the trip. I won't be dropping the big tip this year !! Two years in a row, I was shorted on the quality and... More 

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2 Thank guru1232
Jessie A, Owner at Ballard's Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience to Ballard's...We are glad you enjoyed the Walleye Connection, our accomodations and hospitality! As far as the fish numbers are concerned, our guides do keep a chart of specific numbers and species of fish kept for each house each day. If you have a concern, please address it with us during your stay as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Yes that is right-an odd number of fish fillets brought home by our party processed by Ballard's staff! My two person party caught 8 saugers the first day. Ballards processed 3 for our supper per our request. The next morning the official Ballards tally was 3 saugers. We challenged their count 3 times throughout the second day. They assured us... More 

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5 Thank Michael W
Jessie A, Owner at Ballard's Resort, responded to this review

Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am very sorry to hear about your terrible Bomber ride, we will make sure our guides have the resources and confidence to address these situations as they arise. As far as the fish counts, our guides do keep a spreadsheet of the number & species cleaned... More 

Albert Lea, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am booked for my 10th year of ice fishing through Ballard's Resort. Their commitment to fishing and great service is what keeps me coming back. They have wonderful people and the accommodations are great for my group. Over the years, we have developed friendships with the staff and the other guests that return the same weekend year after year.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We spent 4 nights/3 days at Ballard's Resort with a group of 54 Plus-60 Club members. There were 40 men and 14 women and I am pretty sure everyone has a great time. Accommodations were clean and comfortable and food was generous and tasty. Each group of 6 had their own fishing boat and guide. The boats were 27' and... More 

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3 Thank enoienou
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a great fishing vacation at Ballard's!!! The staff was extremely friendly. Food was good. They cooked our fish that we caught for dinner. Our cabin was really clean and comfortable on the inside. Nice view of the river from the cabin. But, the outside of the cabins were very ho hum. It would have been nice to have... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Everything at Ballard's is great...staff, service, food, drinks, fishing guides. If you have little kids, this is a great spot as they have a nice pool. If little kids are not your thing, steer clear. The pool is overrun by the owner's kids and their friends and family's kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Great for large groups or small groups. We had an almost two year old and she was treated really really great by the staff. The shrimp and steak here are really good. Lunch here is always a must for us. We come all the way from Texas to get the fried pork loin sandwich. Well, we come to visit and... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

4 man fish house ready to go, warm, clean, cook kit, bait and cooperatidive fish. Then a emergency call to the lodge with chest pains! In less than 5 min. 4 bombardiers and 4 men all of which had 1st aid and one a former paramedic loading me up and getting me to a hospitail in Baudett. Another stayed behind... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Loved Ballards! Went for a 4 night, 3 day fishing trip over Memorial Day 2013. The weather was perfect and the fishing was good. My daughter caught a trophy Walleye and we all caught numerous fish. Captain Mer was awesome and we all enjoyed his company. Beautiful grounds and a nice big wooden 'pier'/dock all along the water and plenty... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We spent three nights at the resort and two days fishing in mid January. The service was great and the staff friendly. The ice house was clean and they made it comfortable for the ladies in our group by providing a heated shack as a porta potty.

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