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Solbakken Resort

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4874 W Hwy 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
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    Rating summary
    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      4 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Rochester, Minnesota
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    13 reviews
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our family of four just returned from a 5 night stay at Solbakken. It was lovely. We stayed in the Telemark suite. It was very clean and had everything we needed to make meals. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom very large. The fireplace was nice and we used it! The view from the living room and deck was... More 

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the suite meet your special needs. Thanks for the great review! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

    st paul
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    stayed in motel, one nite only. Room was v clean and cozy. Great private deck and lake views. Nice lodge, very friendly and helpful owners and staff. Good value, exceeded our expectations. Love these Ma and Pa operations, happy to support them. These owners are great! What a pleasant surprise. Next time may opt for a cabin, lakeside. But, for... More 

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    Thanks for staying with us and the great review! Please do come back again. You would love the cabins! More 

    North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Solbakken. The view of the lake was unbeatable. Every night we watched the sun go down while enjoying a bonfire right on the rocks. The sound of the waves was mesmerizing. We loved that we could bring our dog, and the kitchen had everything you needed (minus the food). The resort offered pontoon rentals... More 

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    Fabulous! Thanks for letting everyone know how much you enjoyed your stay. Please come again when you get a chance. We'd love to have you and your dog back. More 

    Maple Grove, Minnesota
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

    Solbakken is a friendly family resort. Our rate was so reasonable. We stayed in a small motel room. But it was all the space we needed. We appreciated the cooking facilities in the room. It's location was perfect for us. It was easy to get to the North Shore activities we wanted to do. But sitting on the rocky beach... More 

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    Thanks for the positive review! I'm glad you enjoyed our location and service. It is great to get away and soak in some of the big lake! Come back and see us again soon. More 

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

    We love the North Shore, and have visited many times. For our most recent trip, we wanted to bring our dog, Chester, along because he loves to go places. We'd not traveled with him before and we wanted to find a place that all three of us, my wife, me, and Chet, would enjoy. Chet loves the outdoors, so we... More 

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    Great to hear! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed the cabin and lake view. In May we had a volunteer crew here for a week to clear away dead trees and brush, so we are definitely working on the grounds. We accomplished a lot but still have a bit to go yet. Long time... More 

    Upper Midwest
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

    We stayed four nights with a Groupon deal. The location can't be beat...both the location on Hwy61 that is central relative to the various attractions up and down the coast....as well as the actual physical location of the cabin immediately on the rocky beach. It rained the first couple of days we were there and was really too cold the... More 

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    Thanks for your comments. The cabins on the lake are the perfect place to unplug! It is mesmerizing just to watch the lake! Cabin 4 is actually the bigger cabin with queen beds, not cabin 2 which, like cabin 3, has double beds. We will look into numbering the cabins more clearly from the road. Please come back again. More 

    Des moines
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

    Aside from the great customer service, the Solbakken is a wonderful place even for a short one-night stay. We stayed for one evening before driving to Sawbill to put in at the BWCA. The 2-bedroom cabin has a great view on the lake.

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    Thanks for the positive feedback! Our 2 bedrooms cabins can't be closer to the lake, can they! We are happy to provide such a place for our guests. Please come again! More 

    Columbia, Missouri
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

    Wow. This was just what we (the dog and I needed). Easy to find, Easy to park. Dog friendly. Small charge for dogs. Had my Akita and it was no problem to walk him and find things to do. Stayed in a 1-bedroom cabin with fireplace, stove, micro and fridge, can opener, toaster, coffeemaker, dishwasher, and utensils. What a view... More 

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    Thanks for the positive comments! I'm glad you and your dog enjoyed your stay. Please come again and take advantage of our 7 night discount! More 

    Shoreview, Minnesota
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    7 hotel reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

    My husband and I booked a 2-night stay in a 2-bedroom cabin using a groupon. What a wonderful surprise! We received a very friendly greeting upon arrival and our check in process was almost effortless. We drove to our cabin on Lake Superior and unpacked. The cabin was stocked with everything including wine glasses. Although a little tight for 2... More 

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    Thanks for letting us know that you had such a pleasant experience. We enjoy serving our guests needs. Hope to see you again! It would be fun for you to try a lodge suite next time. More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

    The staff at Solbakken continue to do all they can to make your stay great. The only reason I don't give them a 5 star is because the beds in our cabin were pretty uncomfortable and need to be replaced. The lodge is beautiful and a great place to sit by the fire and enjoy the historic beauty.

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    Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

    I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the efforts we make to make our guests comfortable! Thanks for the positive review. I am a bit puzzled by the comment about the bed though as all our mattresses are less than 2 years old. However, we hope to see you again! More 

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