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Gardenwood Resort and Motel

5107 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Literally an 11x13 foot cabin that included bedroom, kitchen, dining table and bathroom. Clearly very little extra space, but adequate for a couples weekend getaway. Location is great. Between Duluth and Two Harbors, and across the road from a harbor on Lake Superior, it's a quiet retreat, but don't expect fancy. Cabin #12 was clean but could use some updating.... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Finding a place to stay anywhere in the Duluth area can be difficult unless you plan way ahead. We decided on a North Shore trip for Sept 27 & 28, 2 weeks prior to going so had very little to choose from, but ending up at Gardenwood turned out to be absolutely perfect. We chose cabin #3 because it has... More 

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Thank DudesBuddy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Great little place to stay. Cabins and hotel rooms are comfy and quaint. Could use some updating but the beds are comfortable, the fridge and kitchen appliances work great, the water is hot with great pressure and everything is clean. Staff is very friendly and we had a lot of fun meeting some of the other guests around the campfire... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the worst cabin I've ever stayed at. #1 it reeked of urine, #2 the bathroom was so small, you had to sit sideways on the toilet, # 3 the metal bed frame was so old and rickety, you couldn't move with out waking up your spouse. The toilet leaked at the bottom (hence the smell), the toilet tank... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We just needed a place to lay our heads. The room was OK for that. The beds were kind of like a canyon and the shower was falling apart. Carpet looked dirty and the bed spread was ripped. Nice location, inexpensive for peak season and they had a community fire pit. I would stay there again.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit and not our last. our cabin was cozy and clean, we enjoyed sitting by the camp fire and grilling out. Location was perfect between Duluth & Two Habors. Great boat access to Lake superior. We felt completely welcome & look forward to returning again. Will definitely recommand to friends & family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place we will be back year after year and we will bring the kids with next time. We loved the view the cabins were great the owner was very personable and helpful. We can't wait to return. We stayed in cabin 2 and had a great stay. Pam , Thanks for everything. Jesse W Brooklyn Park MN.

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Wellesley Island, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Well, the beds were comfy! Heater worked well. It ends there. I don't like being negative so that's why I began on a positive note. I think the owners are trying to bring the facility up to modern standards but they have a long journey. Lots of rot on the window sills, old steel bed frames in some cabins, rags... More 

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South Dakota
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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 via mobile

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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