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Solbakken Resort

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4874 W Hwy 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
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  • 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 of 5 stars
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Merrill, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been traveling to Lake Superior for the past ten years - generally taking two to four trips annually to various locations throughout Michigan's U.P., Northern Wisconsin, and Minnesota's North Shore. We've tried every type of accommodation (dog friendly accommodations only as we always travel with our two very large dogs - who happen to be... More 

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

What a treat to read your well written review! It encourages us to know that people appreciate all we do to make their stay pleasant. We are truly blessed with a great location and an historic log lodge which really gives the place character and charm. Since taking over management almost 2 years ago now, we have continued to make... More 

Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was fantastic!!! Our extended family stayed in the Solbakken Guest House for a family wedding (four couples). Absolutely beautiful home, and even more beautiful views of Caribou Lake. The home had more than enough space for all of us. The owners were incredibly easy to work with, even allowing us a stress free late check out. We will... More 

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

We are glad we could be part of your special family time! The Guest House really is more beautiful than pictures can tell and perfect for family groups! Please come stay with us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Loved it. Management very warm, great environment. Views are beautiful, nearby tons of trails with beautiful waterfalls and high terrain. NO WIFI IN CABINS. Only in or near loby. But hardly a problem as you'll want to be exploring outside for most of the time. 5/5

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

That is what we strive to be - your base to experience the North Shore! Thanks for staying with us and please come again. As a side note for future guests, we have WIFI in the motels, suites, Jonas House, Guest House and main lodge. We plan on putting in access points for the cabins in the near future. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. I have stayed here many times over the past several years, sometimes with family and friends, sometimes solo. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful. Great location, great ambience, reasonable price. Absolutely awesome!

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

Thank you so much for the vote of confidence! We look forward to your next visit with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bottom line: This place is great! The staff was outstanding and eager to answer any questions. We stayed in the motel side and it was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a nice campfire and made smores while looking out over Lake Superior. Coming back to our room was more than a place to sleep, it was another part of our... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to help make sure your vacation was everything you hoped for! Looking forward to your next visit! More 

River Falls, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for a weekend. We were looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing, away from the hustle and distractions from home. That is exactly what we got, and more, at Solbakken. I travel fairly often in my line of work and have staying in many high-end, business-class hotels and the Solbakken staff were far superior to... More 

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

Thank you so much for the fabulous review. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, relaxing environment at a reasonable price for folks to enjoy all our area has to offer. We are happy to have exceeded your expectations and look forward to your next visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We (two parents and two kids ages 8 and 10) stayed at Solbakken for our first family ski trip and they were wonderful from beginning to end. They let us check in early because one of our children was sick and then helped us with a second room during the night because the sickness was keeping everyone awake. The rooms... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words! It was great to meet you. We were very happy we could help you enjoy your stay and look forward to the next one. Hope everyone stays healthy. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hi, We just got back a couple of days ago from spending a weekend at Solbakken Resort. It is a charming resort. We stayed in a queen room in the hotel part. The rooms were nice size and have a great deck on back overlooking Lake Superior. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Everyone was very friendly and they... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great review of your recent stay with us. Glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to your visit in April. You are welcome to bring your dog anytime. More 

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