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Shady Hollow Resort

1009 Shady Hollow Road, Brainerd, MN 56401
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warroad, Minnesota, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We chose this resort for our family reunion and everyone had a great time. The lake was a perfect temperature for swimming and fun in the sun. The kids as well as the adults enjoyed the lake, the grounds, and the hosts. Amenities abound. You are within a "short" drive to any supplies you may need along with fun things... More

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Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for your nice review of our resort. We look forward to having your family visit us again this summer. More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We spent the weekend, very quiet and relaxing time. Small quiet lake is very clean and great for small children. Beach toys provided, kayaks were fun. Cabins were clean and nicely spaced apart. We were close to Brainerd, plenty to d

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Baxter, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We rented a campsite last minute and found our location to be shady and quiet and the owner (gentleman) to be nice. The kids enjoyed the beach and the free use of the paddle boat. However, the tenting sites are surrounded by hills (three sides) so it flooded (min 4" deep) when it rained. On a dry weekend though, it... More

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Diana D, Manager at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, To tell you the truth, I didn't know what to say. This was a first for us. We have wonderful guests who enjoy the peace and quiet of our family resort. As a resort owner we have to be very careful about accusing others of going into your space. We are glad your kids enjoyed the free beach... More

Zimmerman, Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We got a bargain on a brief stay at the Shady Hollow Resort near Brainerd, Minnesota. I expected rather rustic accommodations having done the "up north cabin rental" routine a number of times over the years, but I had hoped for something more than we found there. My wife was the first through the door. As I approached she was... More

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Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for the review of our family run resort. We value all our guests comments, it helps us to run a better business. With the economy starting to turn around we have been able to invest in a new pontoon this year and many other improvements to our facility. The fish cleaning house has been an ongoing... More

Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We decided to take a camping trip up to the Brainerd area Summer of 2012 without reserving a tent camping site. We stopped at two well-known campgrounds and they were both booked. We were able to get our hands on a local tourist booklet and that is where we found Shady Hollow Resort. They had sites available and we are... More

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Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our little place in the woods. Hope to see you again this summer, the beach awaits you. More

St. Paul, MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We were looking for a perfect "up North" Minnesota experience to share with in-laws with typically vacation on the Rhode Island coast. Shady Hollow didn't disappoint. Where to start? The beach is sandy and stocked with all of you'd need - kayak, canoe, water toys for kids, swimming platform, and a pontoon boat for rent. There's even a playground for... More

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Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our resort. We are looking forward to having you visit us again soon. More

El Segundo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Funnily enough, I was referred to Shady Hollow via a LOON CHAT ROOM (you know ... the famous wailing, lake birds?) People from all over the world want to hear the cries of these strange birds, and this location doesn't disappoint, however, I think they're a lot more vocal in the spring when they're courting and defending their territory, not... More

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Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. The Loons arrive as soon as the ice is off the lake in the spring, and yes that is the best time to see them. Hope to see you again this spring to see the bird and wildlife migration. Great spring rates too. More

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Address: 1009 Shady Hollow Road, Brainerd, MN 56401
Location: United States > Minnesota > Brainerd
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Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Brainerd

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