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Cascade Lodge

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3719 West Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lanesboro, Minnesota
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place needs a ton of work to update it. Smelly (? septic system down across from the lodge?) air wafted around the property when the wind was coming our way. Cabin #3 - small, dark, dingy, cramped, rickety dining room chairs, bathroom had an odor of urine, uncomfortable futon couch that kept sliding forward when you sat on it.... More 

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ely, mn, usa
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time there, and we'll be back. Cabin 12 is tucked away on the loop of cabins. Three sides are surrounded by woods, or the rushing creek. Lots of great hiking right out the door. Staff were all friendly. Some times it is hard to tell from the pictures what you are getting. This cabin was reasonably well-maintained, nicely furnished,... More 

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the hotel "lodge". There is also cabins available. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. We arrived for our stay in our motorhome and with our dog. The staff helped us find a big parking spot and told us that if we showed our room key at the restaurant next door we would receive a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at Cascade Lodge 3 or 4 times now, so I must like it! It's a great location on the North Shore. It is right in the middle of all the parks and 10 minutes from Grand Marais where you can get groceries, have a nice dinner, and do shopping if you are into that. The cabins are really... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

We super appreciate your review and helpful information for other travelers. We are also thrilled that you are a repeat guest. We just wanted to mention that our cabins vary as far as cooking goes. Some have full kitchens, some have the refrigerator microwave combination. And of course, we have a full service restaurant if you need a break from... More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a spur of the moment stop for us as we had come out of the Boundary Waters. The staff was helpful and quickly got us checked in. We stayed in the lodge and found all the old features of the place to be intriguing. All the furnishings were old and outdated, but it suited our needs. The couches... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt the living room was violated by our staff. It is the only place on the resort where we can presently get cel phone service and these kids are here for the summer from overseas (Turkey and China) so they use their phones to stay in touch with family back home. In any event, I will... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to walk out the back door of the lodge and into Cascade River State Park, which features many miles of trails. The kids loved walking across the street and down to the shore of Lake Superior, where they could explore the rocks on the shore. We also tried the restaurant and it was very good. Very reasonable... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review our resort and restaurant. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again someday! Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As day hikers this was the perfect spot for us to start and end our days. Cascade River loop of the Superior Hiking Trail is accessible from the lodge grounds and well worth the hike. Can get a lift to different entry points to the Superior Hiking Trail as well. Front desk staff were kind and helpful. Room was clean... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Cascade Lodge. I just wanted to mention that we offer a 3 day all inclusive hiking package called the hikers delight. It features a shuttle to a 10 mile day hike, then the Cascade River Loop and a second shuttle if so desired. It also includes daily breakfast and a trail lunch. It's... More 

Richfield, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed just one night in cabin #9 but I would have loved to stay longer. The small cabin was exactly what we needed: clean, comfortable, quiet and with a small fridge and microwave. The accommodations were not luxury, they were basic and well used, but clean and functional. There were plenty of towels in the clean bathroom and a... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your handy traveler tips! I am sure others will find that information useful. I hope you can come again and stay a bit longer as well! Michael O'Phelan, Owner More 

Roberts, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Cabin 7, very enjoyable. Bed was a tad soft for our taste, but still comfy. We loved the two-person Jacuzzi tub! Also the view of the lake out the living room window was great! Dish TV was great for those rainy moments. Restaurant had great food - we had the bed and breakfast package so we had... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us a review! Cabin 7 is a very popular cabin and we are happy you enjoyed it as well as our award winning restaurant. Most importantly to us is that you want to come back. Would love to host your next trip to the North Shore area. Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in room 210. It was 'compact' but with all the amenities we needed. The view of the lake was fantastic and we kept the windows open all night. You will want to keep the windows open as much as possible as the room was constantly too warm, heat was off and no A/C. The bed was very comfortable... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Cascade Lodge. We are in the process of converting all of our old TV's to new Samsung LED flat screen. 210 is actually the last room we have to do so in the future you will notice that change. We always appreciate feedback and I will look into the squeaky bed frame! Michael O'Phelan,... More 

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