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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

It seemed like a step back in time going to this resort! Most if not all of the families we ran into had been going there for 30+ years. We were the exception as this was our first time. Other travelers very friendly--once they saw you they said hi and talked to you each time you saw them. I honestly... More 

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Big Lake, MN
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Our annual family vacation with our friends. We love exploring new destinations within driving distance. We decided on Okoboji , they have something for everyone. We stayed in the treetop apartment' s. I loved the privacy of the apartment. The stairs were a workout but I didn't mind. The only thing we did not care for was the musty smell,... More 

Thank BigLake_MNBrenda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

This place has gone to the gutters since the owner passed. So sad, it used to be a place we really enjoyed coming to. Now the majority of the staff is rude & don't take pride in carrying on a lakes tradition. The lady who is in the office area with the short hair & glasses rolls her eyes &... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We booked five nights in the studio room, and we found the space to be clean and suitable. We really enjoyed the activities offered by Fillenwarth. We water skied, sailed, swam, sunned on the dock, enjoyed chocolate tasting, and best of all the Sunrunner cruises, which provided cocktails with cheese and crackers. This is a fun place for families to... More 

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Plano, Texas
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351 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016

I loved my experience with Fillenwarth Beach. I would come back in a heartbeat. I struggled with why I really liked my stay so much. The property is a bit run down, they do not accept credit cards, and the AC unit is beyond loud. I decided It's the people. Every single person we met from the first phone call... More 

Thank CraftBeers
Omaha, Nebraska
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Our family has been visiting Okoboji since the 1950's, and Fillenwarth Beach is where we'll spend the next 50 years of visits. Lake Okoboji, as destination lakes go, isn't that big. So it's busy. Fillenwarth strikes a nice balance between offering fun times on and off the water. They offer sailing, paddle boating, cruises on speed boats or one of... More 

Thank Aaron F
Rapid City, South Dakota
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

First hand great experience. The check-in process was very smooth and informative. The employees truly know the area and everything that is going on. The location is perfect, right on the lake, shopping, eating, Arnolds Park, you couldn't beat this location. Our cabin was big, spacious, and clean. We had cabin 409 which could fit our entire party and then... More 

Thank 2010yotes
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 28, 2016

First off, they do not take credit cards. Small drawback but thats okay. I have stayed here twice now. Once was in the cabin colony and once in one of the rooms. They are always clean, neat and very well kept. They are a bit outdated but when you're in Boji, do you really care about what the room looks... More 

Thank Desiree G
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We love Fillenwarth's! We've been spending a week here every year for decades. Very family friendly with crafts, games, Rec room, books, boat rides and lazy days on the dock. A gem of a place in the heartland. Wouldn't be summer without our annual week at Lake Okoboji and Fillenwarth's

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Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was our first time as a family to Okoboji. Not knowing anything about the area, I chose the Fillenwarth mostly because I could tell that it was within walking distance to Arnold's Park. Overall, we had a great stay and will stay at the Fillenwarth the next time we come to Boji and this is why... 1. They provide... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated summer resort on West Lake Okoboji, in Arnolds Park, Okoboji's entertainment center. Our 96 units are lakeside or nearby with lake access and are fully furnished apartments, studios and cottages for one to 18 people. All amenities are free including boat rides, indoor and outdoor pools, large sunning docks and in-season recreation program. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fillenwarth Beach

Address: 87 Lakeshore Drive, PO Box 536, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Location: United States > Iowa > Arnolds Park
Price Range: $40 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 96
Also Known As:
Fillenwarth Beach Hotel Arnolds Park
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“Pick Fillenwarth South to be in walking distance of sand beach, volleyball, restaurants and the amusement park.”
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 of 5 bubbles CraftBeers, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
“Main building lake side”
  • From room 110 during overcast day
 of 5 bubbles 734aaronf, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
“Not sure - should consult with staff”
 of 5 bubbles Y5010WGamya, Sep 11, 2015 | Read review
“The Cottage Colony area for many is the best location.,”
 of 5 bubbles MaryAZ1, Jul 29, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for specifics for each room type. Some face lake. Some are interior.”
 of 5 bubbles ArizonaJT, Jul 17, 2015 | Read review
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