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Gardenwood Resort and Motel

5107 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
Gardenwood Resort and Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have stayed here the past 2 summers. Our cabin was perfect. We had everything we needed...we could wake up, make breakfast, take a walk over to the Harbor and it is Dog friendly!!! The cabins are very clean and comfortable. Love sitting by the bonfire after a day of being tourists. We will stay nowhere else when we come... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Quaint cabins just like "back in the day!" Our Daughters gave the playground two thumbs up! The friendly host even made sure our coffee was ready before we woke! We set out to show our girls the simple joys of nature and an unplugged life! Gardenwood was perfect!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We came to Gardenwood for a mini family reunion. There were 10 people and 5 dogs. This was one of the few places that would allow pets. The cabins were tiny and needed some updating, but they were cozy and clean. This was the second year we went up there and enjoyed it just as much this year as last.... More 

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Nisswa MN
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

According to the locals, his little resort is under renovation. Our stay in tiny (approx 12 x 14) Cabin 14 was as we expected. Cabin was tiny, warm and clean. We stayed with our dogs and enjoyed it. We could have selected a more expensive place to stay, but this suited us just fine. near the lake, near Duluth, nice... More 

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Chisago City, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The staff at this resort was very helpful. We had issues with the fridge and the cabin heater in cabin #11 but the staff got over there immediately to give us a back up fridge and got the heater working. The only complaint was that the futon in this cabin smelled moldy and disgusting and had stains on it. The... More 

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North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I was so disappointed in this place. We rented Cabin 2 for 2 nights. While the view of the lake was nice and the location good, the paint was peeling off the walls, we had to wait 5 minutes between toilet flushes, and the stovetop was completely rusty. The coffeemaker had a used filter with coffee grounds still in it.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

What a great location, and what lovely property, dotted with tall pines, right across from Lake Superior. But the cabin we stayed in--No. 11--was like an abandoned house. It smelled moldy and mildwey. The knob fell off the bathroom door. The refrigerator was so loud we had to unplug it so that we could sleep. The carpeting was filthy. The... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We rented a cabin for 3 nights while we were in town to run Grandma's Marathon. The cabin was perfect complete with a nice kitchen, bathroom, table/chairs, and a comfortable bed. Additionally, we found the hospitality provided by the owners to be outstanding. They even held a BBQ after the race to celebrate the day. If you enjoy a comfortable... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The gardenwood was a nice place to get away, there were families there and couples and everyone seemed to be there for the same reason a decent place to stay for a decent price with that north shore "woodsy" feeling. The cabins are cozy a little dated, but it really didn't matter to us because we weren't looking for fancy....... More 

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Holdingford, Minnesota
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18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My wife and I stayed here back in October. The place has a nice location and the owners are also very nice people. The cabins are old and are not very well kept. There was a hole in our ceiling, mold in places, furniture was out of date, took a while to get warm water, etc. Also I am 6... More 

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