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Thunderbird Lodge

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2170 County Road 139, International Falls, MN
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the second time we have been here in 2 years. NEVER AGAIN. We have been in cabins 3 5 and 6. Dirty, stinks, windows will not open, bug infested, spiders all over. Biggest ripoff for $1700 a week. Contacted front office....NEVER EVEN RESPONDED.

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor I decided to give this place a try. I normally like to stay at an above average hotel, so I was a bit nervous about staying here. The first thing you have to remember is that you are in INTERNATIONAL Falls....not a big city. There are no 4 stars....3s would be stretching it. With... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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