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Thunderbird Lodge

2170 County Road 139, International Falls, MN
Thunderbird Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mother and I spent a week at the Lodge recently and what a wonderful stay! The rooms were comfortable and the view was amazing! I slept well every night because the beds were amazing! We also ate in the restaurant almost every night and we all enjoyed each of our meals! I would suggest that if you want a... More 

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st paul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Clean affordable rooms and cabins with friendly service. I have stayed here 10 times and can't wait to go back. The prime rib is one of the best prime ribs I have ever had. The fishing is great on this lake during August and latter into the season. A good dock. Bait is available at the Rainy Lake Houseboats or... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent a week and had no problems in the cabin but the exterior had trash scattered around and when a dog got into our trash bin, I called the desk and it took a half a day to partially pick up and a day to empty outside trash after a call. Not sure owner or management on site but... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Recommended by the U.S. Customs agent when we crossed the border.....this was an excellent place to stay and eat dinner. Janine, Manager, was exceptionally friendly and helpful and our server, Tracy, made our dinner a very fun and relaxed experience. Would highly recommend this place to stay for an extended period.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wanted to stay close to Voyageurs, searched websites & reviews to find what seemed to be a more updated lodge than others in the area. Pictures and reviews can be very misleading. I get that it's mainly a fishing lodge, but we stayed in the lodge itself, not a cabin, & expected a little more. Carpets in hallways haven't been... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Overall it was a pleasant experience staying here primarily because of the views of the lake and the very helpful staff. However, the rooms and especially the bathrooms are very dated. I suspect that it is designed more to house fishermen than tourists. The restaurant has a lovely view of the lake.

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Shattuck, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Enjoyed the lake views from our room - be sure to buy some Deet Mosquito Spray! Blueberry pancakes with more blueberries than cake were fantastic! Staff worked around clock to sandbag for flood waters, but made us comfortable our entire week's stay! Beds very comfortable with nice shower, too. When ready to check out, desk staff was so helpful to... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I start this review with the mantra: "You get what you pay for." With the Thunderbird, what you're mainly paying for is the view/location. It is very close to Voyageurs National Park, and is right on Rainy Lake, so the views are lovely. Yes, the lodge itself is "tired", as many others have said. Noise carries easily between rooms and... More 

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Manitoba
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed here in January 2014 with members of my son's hockey team. The place is dirty and dated (nothing like in the pictures on their website, as it appears we are missing furniture), our rooms did not have the 2 queen beds as per our confirmation letter, there was a weird buzzing sound cycling on-off allllll day and night,... More 

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Stacy
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have our favorite choices, mine is the walleye almondine, our son's is the filet mignon - he claims it is better than the one I grill at home. The wait staff will anticipate preferences for regulars. The view is one of the best on the lake, and ever changing with the seasons.

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