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Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters

50 Rockwood Rd., Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Horton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at a cabin at Rockwood in 2011, 2012, and 2015, each time with our granddaughter. We have already booked our cabin for August of 2016, so that should tell anyone reading this that we like it there! We are all looking forward to our week on Poplar Lake! The new owners, Carl and Stephanie, appear to be very... More 

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carl_madsen, Owner at Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters, responded to this review

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed at Rockwood Lodge several times in past summers. We love the rustic experience of the cabins and the whole serenity of the place. They do an excellent job of outfitting us for a quality BWCA experience and we've always felt prepared and ready for anything. Staff are friendly and helpful. We will definitely return again.

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carl_madsen, Owner at Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters, responded to this review

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Clearwater Beac
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in cabin 3 and were greeted by the owners at check in. The cabin itself was dated but charming. I did walk into a cobweb walking into the bathroom which was not pleasant upon first arriving. There is definitely room for updates at this resort but the setting itself on the lake was very pleasant. I hope pride... More 

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carl_madsen, Owner at Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback- We purchased the resort in November 2015 and have a lot of short and long term goals. Pride in ownership is very strong! As you mentioned the setting is amazing, we are on the north shore of Poplar lake, with a gorgeous view towards the south. We have update plans for each of the cabins,... More 

Hutchinson, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Mike was very helpful in getting our BWCA permit and helping plan the route. The canoe was nice (Kevlar). Food pack was overloaded with goodies, perhaps a bit too much so (I had to carry it). Water purification system was nice, but should include a bottle or jug that meshes with the screw cap connector.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

For the second year we stayed in Cabin 4. We had a full house, my husband and I, our 2 year old and my in-laws. Plenty of sleeping space and relaxation space. Nothing fancy but for a week it is just fine. I wouldn't mind if they got new mattresses and linens, they are pretty worn out, but not the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just got back from a week-long stay in Cabin 4 and had a wonderful time. We would highly recommend it for an up-north vacation. Poplar Lake is a wonderful lake to explore and with a canoe provided with the rental, and very reasonable rates for boat rental we got out an explored it. Joe provided great fishing advice, and Mike... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Planned our BWCA trip using Rockwood Lodge as our launching point towards Entry point 47. We arrived a little later than we expected, somewhere around 10 PM. They had information posted on the door to guide us to our bunkhouse and then informed us they would see us in the morning. The bunkhouse was perfect. Beds, toilet, shower, and a... More 

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Highland Park, IL
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Rockwwod lodge cabin #5 13 years ago. It was rustic and cozy and right on the water. This time # 5 was rented so we stayed in another cabin. Sitting on the dock at dusk was fabulous. There was a canuoe available to us. The owners were so friendly. Although it looks a little... More 

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Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I just spent a week on the BWCA with five scouts and two other adults and Rockwood Outfitters got us ready to go. Mike and Lin were awesome with help and answers to any question. Mike spent time giving us a little last minute instruction on canoe carrying and tips on what islands woudl be best to camp on. We... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Our family of 3 had a super time at Rockwood. Not only did we learn a great deal about the BWCA and how to canoe, but found Mike and Lin to be great hosts. No question was too small that couldn't be answered and they didn't even mind the "stupid" questions from a group of three novice campers. We had... More 

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