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Douglas Lodge

Lake Itasca, MN
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North Mankato, Minnesota
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93 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has the charm of an old lodge where you feel you can relax after a taxing day of hiking or biking. Food is average but ample. Plenty of history inside and spacious. It is closed in the winter so check out the availability well in advance. It is a popular park in Minnesota even for the locals.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stayed at the Douglas Lodge this fall because our friends were getting married in the park. The Lodge was actually closed down for the season and was rented out only by the other wedding guest so we had the run of this area of the park, the lodge, and the restaurant. Overall we had a great time. The lodge... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, beautiful place to stay, this is it - especially during the week in the fall when school is back in session. We stayed in cabin #11 which is simply idyllic. Though not fancy, it was clean, comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Like staying in some of the old style cabins at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Reasonably-priced, sub-par, dated rooms in a fantastic north woods setting with a beautiful lake and convenient restaurant. Book early and request a room with its own bathroom, otherwise rooms are beds-only + a communal bathroom in the hall. Beds are "OK" to back-breakers and guests awaken early, so don't expect quality sleep. The door knobs on the rooms don't turn... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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78 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

There was a lot I liked about Lake Itasca and the lodge but if you are looking for amenities like shampoo and hair dryers and plush comfort, this is not the place. Some of the rooms do not even have private bathrooms. Luckily, one of ours did, so we left the connecting door open and made it suite-like. The rooms... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a suite at the lodge. I thought we would be I the same building as the lodge, but oh no. We had our own mini apartment in the forest. Their was an enclosed porch with a table for outside seating. All the furniture inside was made of pine. There was a small kitchen area, bar seating at the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

The sign does not reflect actual hours. The staff said "we are union and our mannager makes the call to take a half hour break" So they told us to come back because the kitchen is closed...... So call ahead so you don't interupt the staffs break!

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Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We (two adults, two kids (7 and 11)) stayed for four nights in #73 in the six-plex Itasca Suites during spring break (end of March, beginning of April). The cabin was clean and well supplied. The beds were warm and comfortable. The cabin was thoughtfully furnished and decorated (carefully chosen framed reproductions of old photos taken in the park in... More 

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1 Thank Christine F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Note the date of stay: late March, 2015. I want to emphasize the date because it is crucial to my experience. Weather: dry, clear, cold, sunny, beautiful; Lake Itasca was quite frozen. Crowds: none; we saw only two people just leaving the headwaters of the Mississippi trail as we were starting. There were two other cars in the parking area... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We came up here with 5 kids under ten and enough bikes to get around. Only got in the car to get laundry done at Lobos ten minutes away. Lodge was welcoming with above-average food (breadsticks were notable) and well-priced kids menu. Nice lobby room with a fire and rocking chairs. There are free fishing poles and junior-ranger type activities... More 

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