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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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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed at the Cascade Lodge twice, might just be our favorite place to stay on the North Shore. I love the character and history of the place. It really has everything you need to get recharged. There is hiking right out your door, and amazing views from the lodge. We went across the street and sat in the... More 

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Mahtomedi, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fussy traveler but if this cool classic lodge passed my 22 year old daughter's "sniff test", you people are set. It is updated in all the right places like bathrooms, yet they keep the windows that swing in and the flood boards squeak just right. The lodge overlooks Lake Superior and it's back yard is the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for two nights after receiving a discounted rate for my own personal writing retreat. I had a room with a queen-sized bed directly overlooking the lake. Gorgeous! I slept with the shades open each night just so I could wake up to the glimmering beauty. The lodge is a quick 10 minute hike to the beautiful Cascade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time back (2014 and now 2015) to Cascade and I think it will be an annual tradition for us. There is a stream with small waterfalls right on the property and the state park is a quick 10 minute hike away (beautiful Cascade waterfalls). The view on Lookout Mountain is spectacular (about 20 minute hike) and... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your detailed and accurate review of our property. We really appreciate all the extra effort you took to fully describe our place. We hope to see you again. Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners More 

Poplar, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge was lovely. Piano, games, complementary granola bars and tea downstairs. Very clean throughout. A great trail leading up the ridgeline. A spot for campfires if that's your thing. We stayed in 201 which says forest view but is on the corner so has the lake view on one side and trees/cabins on the other. Windows open in which... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and noting the room you had a "underachieving" mattress in. We will definitely look at that and replace it if we find it is outdated. Most of our mattresses are newer but maybe we missed one! Thanks again, Michael O'Phelan, Owner More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Cascade Lodge for 4 nights and had a fantastic time. Our cabin was clean and had everything we needed. There were cross country skiing and hiking trails right outside the lodge and beautiful views of Lake Superior. The staff were exceptionally friendly and informative. The restaurant had good food and great beers on tap. I would... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. I personally choose our beer selection so I really am happy you liked it. Hope to see you again! Michael O'Phelan, Owner More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went up the North Shore a couple years ago and booked the smallest cabin available for us and the dogs. The Cascades has a larger lodge with a game area in the basement, nice lobby, and many larger cabins, some hard on the little Cascade creek. In the winter, the cross country trails are wonderful, and part of the... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for mentioning our fabulous 60 km ski trail system and our hand crafted meal family restaurant/pub. We were also amazed that you noticed we were awarded with National Geographic's top 10 outdoor destinations! That was a while ago, but the venue remains unchanged. Thanks again--Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners More 

Blaine, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We came he for get away weekend with some friends. We were last here about 30 years ago. Please remember this is a older lodge, not a 4 star Hotel. But a long as you know what you are getting you will not be disappointed. We stayed in the lodge and not the cabins. The rooms are small, but very... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of our property. We always appreciate when people take the time to do so. Hope to see you again. Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Cabins are rustic/have character, but certainly could use some modern updating. None of the outlets worked, cords were all over, the outside door wouldn't close, the floor/foundation was not level, heating was marginal/inconsistent to regulate. Wood burning fireplace fun to use, but not for heat source.

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for spending your spring break at Cascade Lodge and taking the time to review our cabins. It took a bit to figure out which cabin you stayed in but I figured out you stayed in one of our Pioneer Rustic Cabins--Cabin 3 to be exact. It features a Franklin fireplace and is nearly 90 years old and does indeed... More 

Red Wing, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This establishment is quaint, elegantly rustic and true to the traditional historic lodging options available to travelers for the majority of the 20th Century, and now into the 21st.. Constructed in the 1930's, it has been well preserved as an historic inn as well as individual cabins. Updates have been done as necessary to maintain a fully functional and inviting... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review of our property and appreciation for it's historic significance. I also wanted to let you know that Cascade Lodge on Lake Superior just received the new Arrowhead Cooperative's Broadband internet service which has greatly improved our internet capability and allowed us to offer all of our guests free WIFI at blazing fast speeds 24/7. With... More 

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