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Aspen Resort

11023 Slade Rd., Pelican Lake, Orr, MN 55771
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected Aspen based on the Trip Adviser reviews. Quite frankly, I'm not sure what others have seen in this place to give them a 5. I had two main issues. First, Ray, the owner. He wasn't very accommodating and in my couple of interactions with him, I thought he was kinda rude. For example, we rented a boat for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed staying at Aspen Resort for one of the best family vacations ever. I'll take this place over Disney any day. You know it means something when your 8 year old son turns to you and says "Dad, I'm gonna bring my kids here when I'm bigger". Great people, very clean cabins and some of the best fishing in the... More 

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you for the great review.Being compared to Disney is flattering but having your 8 year old son want to bring his kids someday is the winner! Thanks again, Ray & Vanessa More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've stayed as Aspen 10+ times over the years and have explored dozens of other small resorts across Minnesota. Ray and Vanessa at Aspen set the standard. Great people, beautiful property with a pool, sandy beach and playground for the kids, plus a great fleet of boats for rent. The cabins are flawlessly clean and come in all sizes for... More 

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Joe, Vanessa and I say thanks for a great review. Cleaning up the drifted snow this morning with the outside temp at 37 below zero we can't tell you how excited we are to get the 2015 summer resort season under way. Having repeat guests that have as much fun as you do when you're here makes running a resort... More 

Fair Play, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On our arrival we were informed that due to an early cold snap the original cabin we had reserved had to be winterized. We were upgraded to one of their larger cabins. We had reserved the Loon, which is an older cabin with one bedroom, very nice cabin but Vanessa and Ray upgraded us to the Bald Eagle. The Bald... More 

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We travel our self during our off season and every once in awhile we will get offered an upgrade. It is a great way to start a trip! Glad to hear your trip went well and you enjoyed your upgrade as much as we do. Come back and see us again. Ray & Vanessa More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We've spent many vacations at resorts in northern Minnesota and this had to be the best yet. The resort & cabin were so clean and well maintained - the cabin had everything we could need. The dock crew was always there to help - sprinting to help as we docked, kayaked, etc. The lake was one of the most beautiful... More 

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Gwen, Thanks for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review. I am sitting here looking at all the nice reviews we received this summer. Just got done winterizing the cabins as the first snow is starting to fall from the sky, and its barely October. Counting the days until the 2015 season begins. More 

Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wishing we could have woken up this morning and still been at Aspen Resort! This was our first visit and we WILL be back! Ray and Vanessa were very helpful in coordinating the cabin and pontoon so that we could make the most of a very short time we had for our first family summer (mini) vacation in about 10... More 

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Amy, Thanks for the great review. Vanessa and I are glad your family had a good time and we forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Britt, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A very nice place for families. Very well organized. Having dock personnel was a bonus that we did not have at our other camp where we stayed. All of the activities for the kids were very well organized and enjoyed by our grandkids. Having air an conditioned cabin was a very enjoyable plus.

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Jack, thanks for the nice review. Glad you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again next summer. Happy Fishing, Ray & Vanessa More 

Champlin, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our initial contact was via phone. No question was too trivial and the reservation process was flawless. We vacationed with friends reserving two campsites and a pontoon for a week. The campsites were clean (grass), the bathrooms immaculate, the laundry room (two washers and dryers) well maintained. All three of the "dock boys" went well beyond expectations. They are three... More 

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad your family had a good time while here and we hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Ray & Vanessa More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We just spent a week at Aspen and couldn't have been happier with the experience. This was our first visit here to Minnesota and we would definitely return to this resort. We had a group of 13 people. Aspen is a very relaxing place to be. The resort had something for everyone-huge play set, lots of docks to fish on,... More 

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Now we are going to have to guess which one of the group wrote this review, but it doesn't matter as your whole group were great guests. You all know how to have a fun time and relax at the same time. Thanks for the review and we hope to see you back at Aspen sometime soon! Ray & Vanessa More 

Chicago Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The accomadations are top notch, the fishing is excellent, and the staff makes you feel very welcome. The dock boys are always there to help and work very hard to make your vacation a good one. There are also many things to keep the kids busy, fishing, swimming, swings, game room and more. The sunset over the lake while sitting... More 

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RayMN, Owner at Aspen Resort, responded to this review

Mike, Vanessa and I thank you for such a nice review. It is nice to know that what we strive for is working. PS we agree you can't beat Northern Minnesota sunsets! More 

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