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Bear Paw Resort

31926 County Hwy 50, (Becker County), Park Rapids, MN 56470
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Worthington, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a week here with my extended family. First, it's right on the lake which is a great amenity as the previous two resorts we had stayed in had highly traveled roads between the cabin and the lake. The cabins were clean and well maintained which made it feel like a home away from home. There are too many... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Last summer was our first at Bear Paw Resort, and we'll be coming back this June! Our group usually rents 3-4 cabins for the week. The grounds are well kept! You can tell the owners work hard at keeping it that way, toward the end of our stay there were some heavy rain storms, and they were out first thing... More

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BearPawResort, Owner at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Ashley for such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that Bear Paw provided everything your families were looking for in a vacation for all ages. We appreciate you recognizing the detail from our hard work so we can continue to offer the best for your vacation. We are looking forward to seeing you all this summer ;) More

Little Falls, Minnesota
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Bear paw resort for the first time in September of this year and had such a wonderful stay. In fact, we loved it so much we will be back with our family in July 2014. The lake is such a good size to enjoy not only fishing but also the water sports that our... More

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BearPawResort, Owner at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

J & B thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you found your first stay at Bear Paw to be everything you were looking for in a family vacation that you are returning this summer with your extended families. Glad you love the fire pits as we love the extra cozy seating they provide.... More

Gibson City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We've been coming to Bear Paw for almost as many years as Tracey and Joel have owned the resort. They are wonderful people and hard workers at providing great accommodations and a good family experience while respecting the natural environment. They are continually updating cabins, landscaping, equipment, etc. Couldn't ask for more! We've enjoyed socializing with both Tracey and Joel,... More

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BearPawResort, Owner at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Sue for such a wonderful review. We are so happy that you have found our Resort very accommodating for your family and enjoy everything as much as we do. We always strive to offer the best for our guests along with the Nature and Environment being the bonus :) More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

For 25-years and counting, we've been having a family reunion every July in the Park Rapids area with my wife's entire family -- usually 6 families and 20-30 people! Due to the closing of the resort we previously stayed at, we switched to Bear Paw in 2006 to continue our cherished tradition. The owners,Tracey and Joel Hays, had recently purchased... More

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BearPawResort, Owner at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a very meaningful review. It is fun to look back with guests like your family that have been with us from our beginning and have enjoyed and appreciated all of our renovations and improvements. We look forward to providing your family of generations to come many more vacations here at Bear Paw Resort :) More

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My family has been coming up for 5 years now, and it just keeps getting better every year. We have enjoyed watching not only the resort grow and mature, but Joel, Tracey and the family as well. This is the ultimate place to just relax, enjoy nature, and be treated to a beautiful "retreat experience". Plenty of options to stay... More

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BearPawResort, Owner at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Nothnagel family for a wonderful review and sharing your vacation experience with us. Yes we have watched our children grow and enjoy catching up year to year and we are thrilled that you find our "home" a "retreat" feel to kick back and relax and enjoy the nature and surroundings of the Northwoods. Thank you for... More

Clinton, IA
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The resort is one of the very few places left in that area where you can bring your RV unit and camp. A few years ago a lot of the RV parks went to having ONLY seasonal parks and Bear Paw still maintained a spot for us to come with our 5th wheel. We have been coming to the Park... More

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BearPawResort, Manager at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We used to be the traveling RVer too and also found it hard to find a nice Transient Campsite that was close to the Lake and included all the Resort amenities at the same time. There aren't many of those around anymore. We are happy that we... More

Morris, Minnesota, United States
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Hi I'm Thom. My family has been going to Bear Paw for the last three years, and there has never been a dull moment. There has always been plenty to do and plenty of places to do nothing. I am an early riser and the morning mist on the lake is like looking at a new piece of art every... More

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BearPawResort, Owner at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Thom for such a nice review sharing your vacation experience here at Bear Paw. You are right about the amazing wildlife sightings and just taking it "all in" with the wonderful Northwoods peaceful surroundings. We never grow tired of it. We are also happy that you find our Resort very clean and accommodating for your family and we... More

Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Had a wonderful stay at Bear Paw, cabins were very, very clean, furnished very well. Loved the peace and quite. Fish went into seclusion the week we were there, but hope to have better luck next time. Enjoyed Joel and Tracey, very accommodating.

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BearPawResort, Manager at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and sorry the fish took a vacation at the same time. We are happy that you found everything here at Bear Paw clean and accommodating and enjoyed the peacefulness and beauty of this area in the Northwoods. Thanks again for taking the time to review we really appreciate it. More

New Brighton, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My extended family (30+) has been vacationing in the Park Rapids area for over 30 years. We found Bear Paw when the other resort closed…what an awesome find! We have been at Bear Paw for 4 years and appreciate the friendly and helpful Hays family. They listen to their guests and we have seen improvements and updates every year. The... More

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BearPawResort, Owner at Bear Paw Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that we have fulfilled all your expectations in a family vacation. Love hearing about the children's excitement as we were also a resort guest that had the countdown calendar started right after Christmas. We totally understand the excitement looking forward to "your" next vacation to Bear Paw. Thanks again... More

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Address: 31926 County Hwy 50, (Becker County), Park Rapids, MN 56470
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family owned resort with that "Mom-and-Pop" feel where you can choose to relax or enjoy the many fun activities we have to offer. The simplicity of staying in a cozy lakeside air conditioned cabin in the Northwoods provides the opportunity for your family to reconnect and make priceless memories. Along with all the water fun that you will see in this video we also have many other fun FREE activities available for all ages such as: sand court volleyball, tetherball, ping pong, shuffleboard, horseshoes and a huge playground. After going fishing for that first fish fry you can wrap up your evening relaxing at a cozy lakeside campfire while being serenaded by loons as the gorgeous sunset melts into the water. We invite you to come and stay at our "home" on the lake for your next vacation. ... more   less 
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