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Island View Lodge

1817 Highway 11 East, International Falls, MN 56649
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the lodge with beautiful view of Rainy Lake. Room very comfortable. Restaurant menu with wide variety. Beautiful large deck adjoining. Friendly patrons, many returning each year. Billy was an excellent fishing guide, especially for the inexperienced. Ron and Trella, owners, were excellent hosts as well as the staff. Enjoyed 2 1/2 hr boat tour of Voyageur National Park... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in cabin 10. We were worried when we read some of the negative reviews but we're very positively surprised. Everyone at the resort was very friendly and helpful. They all went out of their way to make sure our stay was good. The restaurant and bar on site was a huge plus. There is outdoor seating which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great trip to the island, the room was huge would sleep 6. Just my wife and i. Great food at the restaurant and beautiful lakeside view. International falls isn't the Ritz it's the voyager parks. Great views just to get away from the city and catch fish and some rays. 79° and sunny. Could not ask for a better experience.

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Le Mars, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Island View Lodge is more of a destination resort than the typical hotel/restaurant/bar. Located very near the end of MN highway 11 about 8 miles East of International Falls, Island View Lodge has cabins and hotel type rooms located adjacent to their boat ramp, docks, restaurant, and bar. During my recent three day four night stay I rented a hotel... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I stayed here in August 2014 for the second time in a few years. I knew not to expect much, I was not disappointed in my expectations. Location: The view from the lodges/deck are great. This is the best part of the lodge. Price: For the area the price charged is reasonable. For what you get in return I was... More 

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Ankara
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I was born and raised in International Falls and over the span of my life, I must get to Island View every year or two, at least. This place hasn't changed since the late 60s. The good things about it is the view and the restaurant and bar are pretty fair. But don't stay here, as all of the reviewers... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This place is a dump. Torn curtains and sheets. Dingy bedspreads and carpet. Smelly. Worn out mattresses on particle board. Had to stand alongside the toilet to close the bathroom door. No soap or shampoo (ultimately did get soap by asking at front desk). $130+/night w/tax. Have stayed in better hotels in rural Malaysia and India. Best to go to... More 

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Minneapolis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I've spent a fair amount of the last 8 years in 3rd world countries. Island View Lodge made me feel like I was back in the jungle in a $20-per-night hovel. Unfortunately, I was paying $110 a night! Ugly rooms with broken bathroom floor tile (we had to put a towel down to walk on the floor for fear of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The friend I was visiting who lives on Rainy Lake suggested lunch at this resort which is like stepping back into the past. The dining room furniture is retro bamboo most likely from when the resort opened. The food included the famous walleye made into a sandwich and my friend had the portobello which she raved over and always orders.... More 

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chicago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Just returned from a week stay at the Island View (three couples). We had a cabin with a breathtaking view of Rainy Lake. Absolutely beautiful spot- It pains me to not be able to rate this property higher! The inside of the cabin was in dire need of some TLC. The first thing we noticed when we walked in was... More 

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