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Cedar Lodge & Settlement
E 11232 Hillside Dr., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965   |  
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Big Cats & 2 Waterparks
Ranked #1 of 77 hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Vesper, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Wonerful stay again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I stayed ther last week again and it was wonderful. The hot tub was just wonderful, and just what I needed to get away. The staff there was very, very good. Anything that I wanted they delivered. The rooms were clean and the maid service was great. I would tell anyone that I know to stay here. I will come back here again. The view during the day and night is great. My kids really enjoyed the waterpark passes also.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dellmanager, Manager at Cedar Lodge & Settlement, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Welcome back! Glad you received just what you wanted while you were here. Housekeeping will be happy to hear about your review. They always do an outstanding job. Whirlpools are always filled and cleaned after every guest. Your right the views are great any time of day. Thanks for sharing about your experience on TA. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

cedar lodge is truly a great place to bring the family;) i stayed in a cabin and my kids loved the loft!the cabin was beautifuly decorated and very clean with all the ammenities of home even a whirlpool in the bathroom;) the kids loved that too! we brought the jet ski and launched right from the resort. we had so much fun playing on the beach fishing in the river and enjoying the sunset right into a bonfire where we of course had smores mmmmm ( they have a nightly bonfire down by the beach!!!)the resort is only a few minutes away from downtown and the attractions. play all day and unwind with the sounds of mother nature and the staff was very friendly an accomidating to ALL of our needs to ensure we would have a great time on our vacation at their resort. we will definitly be back again to make more wonderful memories together:) !!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dellmanager, Manager at Cedar Lodge & Settlement, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
We are so happy you and your family had a great time here at Cedar Lodge. The lower Dells is a great place to ride a jet ski. Thanks for the kind words. I'll share your comments with the rest of the staff. The nightly bonfire next to the river every night is a great way to spend time with family, unwind and relax. Thanks for the review- We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Galveston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

My husband and I only had a couple of days for a quick honeymoon since we have a lot of pets and it is hard to leave them with people for long. We are both from Iowa, so the Dells was a nice quick trip for us to have some time together. My husband had reserved unit #23 that had a whirlpool tub advertised for around $230/night. He chose this over a hotel because he thought it would be more private and romantic, although hotels had whirlpool tubs for around $100-$150/night in the Dells. The water heater was much too small to even half fill the whirlpool tub. This was the whole reason we rented the place! I complained to the management and was told some voodoo about a ratio of hot to cold water you had to turn the faucets to in order to get it to fill. All this resulted in was a lukewarm to cool whirlpool bath because the water heater wasn't big enough. It was highly suspicious considering the shower had an energy saver shower head on it in the first place. Our second night there we were even the only people there so it was definitely not anyone using the hot water up. My husband complained upon checkout, especially since we had wanted to leave and go to a hotel the night before but were not told the truth about the situation. The second person gave us some voucher for a free night from September-March in the off-season. Great, we will be sure to fly back from Galveston, TX, where we currently live! A complete waste of the money and not a romantic couple of nights at all. Real disappointing considering I am from NE Iowa, a few minutes from Prarie du Chein, WI, and the scenery is nothing I haven't grown up around. The whole point of the trip was the romantic time together enjoying luxuries we don't have at home (whirlpool tub). The bed was also pretty uncomfortable and not a high quality mattress.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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dellmanager, Manager at Cedar Lodge & Settlement, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback now and at check out. Without your comments we wouldn't be able to improve and make the guest experience better for the next guest. After your check out- we looked at the water heater and discovered it had been turned down to warm. I'm truly sorry your stay wasn't enjoyable especially on such a special occasion. Things are always going to happen. I believe it’s how we handle those problems that show how much we care about your stay. I understand living in Texas it will be hard for you to come back again anytime soon. However when you do- any time of year (excluding holidays) ask for Chris and I will take care of you guys. I'm really glad you told us of this issue so we could fix the problem. We appreciate your business and would love to welcome you back again.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We were at Cedar Lodge for a long weekend. This is a great option for staying in the Wisconsin Dell area. It was within 10 miles of any of the attractions/restaurants, regardless of which direction you were headed. At the same time you are away from the commercialism and hype. The atmosphere is very quiet and relaxing. Our lodge room was on the second floor with a balcony that overlooked the river. And chairs were available by the river beach. Our room was large with a small fridge and microwave. The bathroom could have used some updating, but was spotless. Towels were nice, plentiful and replaced daily. Shampoo was provided, but bring your own hairdryer. The air conditioning unit was a bit loud, but it cooled the room appropriately. WiFi was free and serviceable, which is always a plus for us. Two odd things. There wasn't a closet or any place to hang up clothes. This probably isn't a problem for most families planning a lake vacation, but are stay was tagged onto a business trip in Rochester, and we were toting suits that we ended up draping over chairs for 3 days. Also, the room was very dark, even with all the light turned on. Could have used some better lighting.

The resort has a nice sand beach along the river, as well as a boat launch ramp that is available for guests, and a nice pool. There is a restaurant at the neighboring resort within walking distance. There is also a very nice "clubhouse" that would be great for big family get togethers.

Lastly, while we didn't have a lot of interaction with the staff, what we did have was very positive. We were having trouble with our rental car and the guy in the office offered to drive us to pick a car up if that would help.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dellmanager, Manager at Cedar Lodge & Settlement, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you had a nice stay and I agree with your comments. The lodge rooms don't have closets and clothes racks have been ordered. Next time I would recommend a stay in a villa or a cabin. Those units will have the extra amenities. We have hairdryers available upon request. Glad you enjoyed the view and the free wifi. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Hope you had a safe trip back to Texas.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

My Fiancee and I stayed at Cedar Lodge for the second time last weekend. I can't speak highly enough of this wonderful Dells Resort! we had a wonderful cabin overlooking the Wisconsin River, and the unit was clean, view was beautiful, and the staff was again courteous and went out of their way to help with anything! My car actually had an issue with the battery while I was there, and Larry, a member of the staff, helped me to ry and jump it and even gave me a ride to the local shop to purchase a new battery. We have been Extremely Impressed with this "Hidden Gem" of a resort, and will DEFINITLEY be back soon! Thank you for Everything!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dellmanager, Manager at Cedar Lodge & Settlement, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Your welcome! It was wonderful to have you guys back at Cedar lodge again. Despite all the problems it's great to know you enjoyed your time here. Larry is a great guy- glad he could help. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. See you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We've stayed at many of the water park hotels in the Dells, but this time we wanted a quieter and more scenic experience. We were thrilled with our stay at Cedar Lodge! Our room was exactly what we were looking for---nicely furnished, and included a fireplace, patio with grill, whirlpool tub, and kitchenette! The view of the river and bluffs is amazing, and the staff was very nice. Our children enjoyed the pool, beach, and playground, and we found plenty of indoor entertainment just a short drive away during a rainy day. We'll definitely be back to Cedar Lodge next time we head to the Dells!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dellmanager, Manager at Cedar Lodge & Settlement, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Glad you found exactly what you were looking for in Cedar Lodge and you had a great stay. Our location is definitely on the quieter more scenic side of the Dells. The winter is a great time to stay here. We have a lot of bald eagles on the river and the view is amazing. The water park passes are free all year- so the kids can have fun too. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

First off we booked this place on a last minute chance. Shanna was an outstanding help on the phone and the reservation process was simple and what you should expect from a first class place. ( you do not always get this in the Dells trust me! )

The location is great and away from it all despite being less than five minutes from parking downtown. I say this because many places say they are close but turn out to be way far off and too much in the boonies..

The room was immaculate and way more than we expected in terms of decor and view. All the lodge rooms and suites face the river and offer uninstructed views that truly give you a peaceful and vacation feeling. Super clean and modern yet have the lodge feel. They have LCD tv's and DVD players which again may seem expected but most places in the dells don't offer this. ( parents you know what I mean)

The place is super quiet and I cannot explain how nice this was even with a full house! We heard no other guests and everyone seemed to respect the quiet hours too. Compare that to the wilderness or mt Olympus and is like being on the other side of the world. Those places cannot even compare in terms of serenity and quiet to this location.

The pool is small but enjoyable to relax in and great for kids. Max depth is four feet and heated.

River fun is right outside your door. Beach was clean and nice and campfires every night. free waterpark tickets included to chula vista...

Bathrooms air conditioning fridge and all things worked great in our room.

Overall you get what you pay for and the place was nothing short of perfect.

We have been coming to the dells for the last 25 years as kids to parents and have stayed at most if not all of the major resorts. We have rented houses and condos so we have seen a lot of good and bad over the years.

Give this place a try as it is number one on trip advisor for a reason.


  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dellmanager, Manager at Cedar Lodge & Settlement, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Much thanks and appreciation for the review and compliments. Coming from a frequent visitor of the Dells- It means a lot to us. We're glad you and your family enjoyed your time here. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Your review is a great description of the rooms, grounds, staff and location. Thanks again-We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Address: E 11232 Hillside Dr., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#2 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Wisconsin River on the Lower Dells. Close to attractions, yet quiet and secluded. Relax and unwind in the summer with nightly bonfires along 400 ft. of sandy beach. Admire the Bald Eagles in the winter. Beautiful, clean riverview log units and friendly staff invite you and your family to make memories that will last a lifetime. Free water park passes included year round for every registered guest. Discount book and splash pass included with every reservation. ... more   less 
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