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Willows on the River

100 Central Point, Lake City, MN
Willows on the River
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The staff was very pleasant and we were allowed to check in an hour early which was nice. The rooms were spacious and clean. The indoor pool/hot tub was closed but we were told that before arrival and that was okay with us. We stayed in a second floor one bedroom condo and the price was right($180.00). I am giving... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stayed at the willows for a week and a half while in between rental apartments. I asked the management if they had a weekly rate, or any kind of discount i could get for staying with them for the amount of time i was. They were kind enough to drop the rate substantially. As well as consistently going out of... More 

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Mountain City, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Spent much of my time on the balcony taking photos. With the fall colors and beautiful sunrises, as well as the lake view, this was the place to be. Our third-floor condo was larger than expected due to a mix-up in the office - a nice surprise! The shoulder season rate was very reasonable - would have loved to stay... More 

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed on the third flood.two bedroom with a loft.you can easily sleep 3 couples.Two private bedrooms and a sofa couch that had a good bed on it for once.The view will make you not want to go anywhere else.We had the full kitchen so we cooked one night and made breakfast every morning.Just that alone was worth it.It has... More 

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17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a girls' getaway and the 2-bedroom condo was perfect for us. Full kitchen, fireplace, 2 bathrooms, indoor pool and hot tub --- all wonderful. We enjoyed the sunrise over Lake Pepin from our 3rd floor room. There is a walking path along the lake, which was very enjoyable as well. We visited during the off season, during the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very nice and roomy condo. We stayed in a 1 bedroom on the second floor for one night at an off season rate of about $125. When sitting in the living room, it looks like you are right on Pepin Lake. You are about 50 feet from the lake. The condo was very clean with a full kitchen, a gas... More 

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My usual hotel was booked for the weekend, so I called The Willows. I thought the rate would be out of my budget, as these are beautiful 1-bdrm (they have 2-brms, too!) condos right on Lake Pepin. However, after contacting the Willows & speaking with an extremely friendly representative, I found the rates to be competitive with area hotels. Because... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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315 reviews 315 reviews
47 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There were five of us so the two bed plus loft with two baths was perfect. Great outlook of the lake and the mighty Mississippi. The pool and spa were great fun and quite warm. The suite is fully stocked to eat meals in if you so choose plus has a w/d. Stayed here a few years back and will... More 

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a girl friend weekend and when we walked into our unit, it was well equipped, beautiful open windows to the lake, inviting fireplace had it been cooler. great bed and the pullout sofa was quite comfortable as well. The paddle boat was right out at the dock and looked darling and fit for a great ride around the... More 

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Nancy N, Owner at Willows on the River, responded to this review

Lake Pepin is a River Lake, the widest spot on the Mississippi River. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will return. As for the Restaurant, the Condo Company is a separate business and we have no control over it's abrupt going out of business, or when someone will purchase the Restaurant. We too hope to get... More 

littleton, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent place on Lake Pepin with full front view of lake-sans fireplace. Fully furnished condos with indoor hot tub and pool. Very friendly and helpful staff. The Pearl of the Lake tour boat docked right by condos. A boat trip will worth doing for scenery and commentary.

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