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24713 County Road 3, Merrifield, MN 56465-9658
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Shing Wako Resort
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sartell, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have gone to this resort for 30 years and we love it!! We stayed in the red cabins for years and now stay in the newer cabins below and they are very nice and accommodating, the cabins even have air conditioning for comfort. The beach is amazing too because it is very shallow for a long ways so good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Maybe our visit to the Brainerd area was not representative, because we were one of the very few visitors in the early season. The first nice springweek end of may 2014 we had teh resort almost for ourself. Nevertheless we can imagine that also in the busy season it is a very relaxing and quiet resort. We enjoyed it very... More

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Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your most gracious review of your stay with us! We enjoyed meeting and visiting with you! More

Sioux Falls
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We've been coming to this place for around 12 years. That says a lot. We stay in the newer cabins which are air conditioned and closer to the lake. Each cabin has a fire ring and a charcoal grill which we use a lot. There are boat lifts to rent and that's nice to keep your boat from getting beat... More

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Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for such a flattering review! We appreciate your family staying with us over the years. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your stay even better! See you next summer! More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

We have vacationed at this resort every summer for years. When our kids were little the gradual shallow beach was perfect. Now that the children are young adults, we love the star gazing, paddle boats and kyaks. Marty and Sue are the bests hosts. Cabins are clean and comfortable. An off the charts great place to vacation.

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Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort so generously. I am sorry for the delay in replying. I just discovered I can! We have truly enjoyed seeing your kids grow up over the years and thank you for the referrals you have sent our way. They have turned into guests we look forward to seeing every year... More

Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

I have nothing but praise for Shing Wako. We travelled there with 3 teens and an 11-year old. We stayed in one of the new cabins that is down at "lakefront", and it was very comfortable. There is an airconditioning unit in the kitchen which we used on a couple warm nights, but mostly the ceiling fans in the rooms... More

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Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your most positive and descriptive review! My apologies for the delayed response and learning curve. We are happy that you enjoy the walk/run around our neighboring Silver Lake! It just adds another amenity we can offer without having to get into your car and drive somewhere. Thank you again! More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

We have stayed at four cabin-on-a-lake type resorts and this one was the best yet. Please keep in mind when you read the reviews for this resort that there are three different types of cabins here and your experience may vary depending on which cabin you book. There are six 1947 original cabins which are small and very rustic. There... More

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Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your most detailed review. Many guests have mentioned reading it. We look forward to your family staying with us again! More

Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2008

My family really enjoyed the resort. Fishing was good, the cabins were clean and large enough so that we were not tripping on each other. Wireless access was very much appreciated. One recommendation is to bring a fan for the kitchen area. We were comfortable most of the time but in the middle of the afternoon and early evening when... More

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Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your flattering and helpful response! We have added some features to help in the kitchens. We look forward to your family staying with us again! More

Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

We stayed at this resort for three years. They take such good care of the cabins and grounds. Lovely resort. Great grassy area for the kids to play and the beach is shallow, so great for younger kids. A bit pricey though.

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Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to be our first Tripadvisor review! And a very positive review it was; what you wrote reflected very well what we want to offer our guests. We look forward to serving your family again! More

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Additional Information about Shing Wako Resort

Address: 24713 County Road 3, Merrifield, MN 56465-9658
Location: United States > Minnesota > Merrifield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 52

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