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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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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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17 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Merrill, Wisconsin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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