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Shady Rest Resort

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16953 142nd Street, Villard, MN 56385
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Once again we choose Shady Rest. This time we came up on Labor Day Weekend to get in a quick break with the kids before school starts. Very nice cabins, very clean, the kitchens had most of what we needed to prepare meals for our stay. Not a lot of counter space but good storage. The pots and pans were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I am returning next summer for a week in July. My parents have been coming and staying at Shady Rest for 14 years. When we first started coming we only needed 1 cabin but now we are up to 3. The resort is a family owned resort and they have always been wonderful to us. As a child, I spent... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My family has been coming to this resort for years (cabin, tenting, and a long time ago a seasonal rental mobile home). The resort offers plenty of things to do - playground, shuffleboard, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, volleyball (all equipment available free of charge) - along with lake activities such as swimming (beach with sun deck) and fishing (boat rentals -... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Overall it was a decent resort. Make sure to bring games or activities for children under 12. Not much for them to do onsite. Friendly staff. Cabin beds are a bit rough. Nice lake, and decent fishing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My wife and I have brought the kids up to Shady Rest for quite a few years and have always enjoyed ourselves. The owners are very nice and we always get together a few times during the week. The cabins are very nice and they are always being improved on. I'm glad they atarted adding queen beds to them. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011 via mobile

I wanted to take my family tent camping for a weekend, somewhere we could fish and swim and do fun activities. By the looks of it, Shady Rest Resort would have been the perfect place. But it was not. Like I stated before we were tent camping and that in itself is always an adventure. The tent campsites were far... More

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Dave L, Owner at Shady Rest Resort, responded to this review

As the owner, I apologize for the bad experience that you had while staying at Shady Rest. Everyone at Shady Rest does their best to make every guest's stay as enjoyable as possible. Last summer we had historical rains and storms where we lost a large storage facility and experienced record lake levels. We spent much of the early summer... More

Estherville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

We have went the last 2 years with our 4 daughters, niece, in-laws and relatives and everyone had a wonderful time. Beautiful sunsets and plenty of fish to catch off the docks or in the boat. My girls enjoyed swimming at the beach and finding sea shells in the water. They even found a "Mud Puppy" to get pictures of.... More

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Dave L, Owner at Shady Rest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review. Rio, by the way, hates winters when there are no guests around. More

Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

This our first time we went to a resort in Minnesota but we thought our kids would like it so what the heck, lets give it a try. The kids had a blast. They fished and went swimming every day. It rained one day and we went to Alexandria to see the museums. The boat one was wonderful. The cabins... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

This was our second summer at Shady Rest. They did more changes on our cabins, #4 and #5 and we love it. Can't wait to see what they'll have updated next year. Kids love the playground and the beach, they added a new swim raft that my oldest loves. Fishing was not great until the last 3 days. My wife... More

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Address: 16953 142nd Street, Villard, MN 56385
Location: United States > Minnesota > Villard

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