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Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a 2 day fishing trip At Ballards with Nick Anthony as our guide and all we can say is what a class act. The fishing was great even though the #'s are down. Nick worked hard to get us on the fish and take care of business. Our room was very clean and very adequate. All the staff was... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I always wanted to experience a fishing resort. Boy did we score with Ballard's! The whole resort was much larger than we thought. Lots of cabins, great swimming pool, and the bar/restaurant were super! Our fishing guides were fabulous. Travis, on the first day, lived for fishing. Never met anyone so absorbed in a sport! He sure... More 

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Lake Lillian, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This was nothing short of awesome. The staff was so nice and helpful!! The food was excellent, as were the cabins. The fish houses weren't much to brag about, but a person is supposed to go there to fish...just as for a potty if there are women along. It was a great fishing experience for us all!

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Maple Plain, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

All the staff (front desk, wait staff, guides, mgmt, etc...) bent over backwards for our group to ensure we had the best possible experience. Each staff person was not only helpful but very personable, not a bad attitude in the bunch. Already looking forward to next years trip. Thank you to everyone at Ballard's.

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Ryan - Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to share your experience at Ballard's! We'll definitely pass the compliments on to the whole staff! Glad your group had a great time and looking forward to seeing you all next year! Nick & Jessie Anthony More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I loved the cabin and the ride up both years. I loved the meals- breakfast and dinner. The servers were great, and the food was awesome !! I hated the service on the fishing aspect of the trip. I won't be dropping the big tip this year !! Two years in a row, I was shorted on the quality and... More 

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Jessie A, Owner at Ballard's Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience to Ballard's...We are glad you enjoyed the Walleye Connection, our accomodations and hospitality! As far as the fish numbers are concerned, our guides do keep a chart of specific numbers and species of fish kept for each house each day. If you have a concern, please address it with us during your stay as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Yes that is right-an odd number of fish fillets brought home by our party processed by Ballard's staff! My two person party caught 8 saugers the first day. Ballards processed 3 for our supper per our request. The next morning the official Ballards tally was 3 saugers. We challenged their count 3 times throughout the second day. They assured us... More 

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Jessie A, Owner at Ballard's Resort, responded to this review

Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am very sorry to hear about your terrible Bomber ride, we will make sure our guides have the resources and confidence to address these situations as they arise. As far as the fish counts, our guides do keep a spreadsheet of the number & species cleaned... More 

Albert Lea, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am booked for my 10th year of ice fishing through Ballard's Resort. Their commitment to fishing and great service is what keeps me coming back. They have wonderful people and the accommodations are great for my group. Over the years, we have developed friendships with the staff and the other guests that return the same weekend year after year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We spent 4 nights/3 days at Ballard's Resort with a group of 54 Plus-60 Club members. There were 40 men and 14 women and I am pretty sure everyone has a great time. Accommodations were clean and comfortable and food was generous and tasty. Each group of 6 had their own fishing boat and guide. The boats were 27' and... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a great fishing vacation at Ballard's!!! The staff was extremely friendly. Food was good. They cooked our fish that we caught for dinner. Our cabin was really clean and comfortable on the inside. Nice view of the river from the cabin. But, the outside of the cabins were very ho hum. It would have been nice to have... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Everything at Ballard's is great...staff, service, food, drinks, fishing guides. If you have little kids, this is a great spot as they have a nice pool. If little kids are not your thing, steer clear. The pool is overrun by the owner's kids and their friends and family's kids.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballard's Resort has been providing memorable fishing vacations since 1961 and is a family owned full service fishing resort offering modern-housekeeping cabins with dock rental to all-inclusive fishing packages featuring lodging, guided fishing, and meal plans. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballard's Resort

Address: 3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, Baudette, MN 56623-8909
Location: United States > Minnesota > Baudette
Number of rooms: 24
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