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Solbakken Resort

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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Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Warm and Homey...Very friendly helpful staff..Very clean rooms . Great view of the lake.Loved the compact motel room we stayed in complete with stove, sink,dishes dish towels. The bathroom towels were very white and fluffy!Well stay again.

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

Thank you! See you next time! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a WONDERFUL stay. The staff was very helpful and polite. It was very clean, loved the small kitchen although I didn't use it. Loved how it was right on Lake Superior I was able to walk down and sit on the rocks and just relax. It was very quite even though the lodge was full that night. The... More

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

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our setting! We hope to be able to update the bathrooms in the future. One step at a time. Look forward to seeing you again soon! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the setting of compact but complete cabins listening to the waves of the lake, a chance to have a sauna or a warm jacuzzi in the nearby lodge amidst a setting of wild flowers and fruits. All completely loaded with cooking tools, etc. Staff are service oriented, wanting nothing more than visitors smiles.

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

We enjoyed meeting you while you were here. Glad you enjoyed your cozy one bedroom cabin! Looking forward to your next visit! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed in the motel rooms , as we like to go explore as much of the area while we are up the north shore. The rooms are very clean, and charming. The heater heats up the room quick when needed, even in July. If you are a complainer , I am sure you will find something to find wrong,... More

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

Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed our free Friday night BBQ and the fire ring! Please come back and see us again soon! More

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our family of 4 had more than enough space in the Guest House of the Solbakken resort. The cabin is about 10 minutes from the resort, overlooking Caribou Lake (not Superior), hidden in the woods and very secluded and quiet. It's high up on an overlook so you can't walk down to the lake. The lakes in this area are... More

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

Thanks! See you again, I hope! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've been going to Solbakken for almost 10 years and it never disappoints us. We usually stay in one of the cabins and we love how close you are to the lake. It is so peaceful and relaxing to sit on the deck and just listen to the waves of Superior. On our most recent stay, we spent a rainy... More

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

That's why folks love our cabins! Hope to see you again next year. More

Eagan, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Spent a wonderful 4 days relaxing on the North Shore at Solbakken. First time back in a few years. Have spent many wonderful family vacations there in the past. Now that I am an "empty nester" I went back and rented a 2 bedroom cabin with my sister. The cabin was spotless. New comfy beds with new linens and pillows.... More

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

Thank you so much! It was great to have you. We are glad you were able to relax and enjoy your getaway! See you next time. More

Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had booked a room in the motel at Solbakken on short notice for Memorial weekend, but got upgraded to a two bedroom cabin at no request. We were right on the big lake, spent our early mornings drinking coffee and watching the birds, and our evenings around a campfire on the rocks and watching the kids do their mountain... 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 great time! We love to hear the stories of what people do when they are here. Hope to see you back in the near future! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Warmly welcomed at check-in.Prior to coming we called about conditions for skiing they were totally honest that the trails were bad. Cabins spotless,new beds sheets/towels, great old Lodge! The owners are incredible made us feel at home immediately, Debbie found out it was my birthday and brought out a truffle with a candle in it while I was reading next... More

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SolbakkenResort, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are happy that you appreciated our renewed focus on cleanliness and customer service. It was nice to meet you and we look forward to your visit in October. The Guest House is a wonderful place with fabulous views that I know you will love! More

Hugo, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Amazing weekend with Family at Solbakken in the Jonas House! The home was very accomodating and worked perfect for our time there. We had 22 people at Solbakken with 10 of them kids. It was a great space to spend time in. The Motel rooms were perfect as well for getting away from it all! The resort came by every... More

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SolbakkenResort, Front Office Manager at Solbakken Resort, responded to this review

It was fun to have your family here and we enjoyed meeting you! Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again before too long. More

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Address: 4874 W Hwy 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
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Our property includes cabins on Lake Superior's beautiful shore, 3 bedroom Jonas house (also on the lake), kitchenette motels with lake facing deck, and 3 suites in our historic Sawbill lodge. Beautiful log guest house overlooking Caribou Lake is also available. Relax in the main lodge in front of the stone fireplace in living room or the hot tub and sauna. In the summer, rent a pontoon or canoe or book a guided fishing trip. Great place in the winter for skiing with direct access to XC ski trails and daily ski hill shuttles for alpine skiing. Come experience the North Shore! ... more   less 
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