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Sugar Lake Lodge

37584 Otis Ln PO Box 847, Cohasset, MN 55721-8940
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Sugar Lake Lodge is truly one of the best family, golf, and retreat resorts Minnesota has to offer. Premium resort activities, Championship 18-hole golf, exceptional dining, cozy accommodations, and state-of-the-art event spaces nestled along the crystal-blue waters of Sugar Lake located just outside Grand Rapids make it the ultimate vacation destination in Minnesota – named "Best Resort Beach" by Star Tribune! Sugar Lake Lodge is also proud to offer The Leadership center – the ultimate all-in-one training facility of Minnesota. It's programs, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, and resort amenities are sure to exceed the expectations of any-size group or organization. Partnering with leading facilitators and leadership experts in Minnesota, The Leadership Center at Sugar Lake Lodge brings world-class resources to meetings, corporate events, and team-building retreats.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Tennis court
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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37584 Otis Ln PO Box 847, Cohasset, MN 55721-8940
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Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl Airport159 miSee all flights
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Chad L wrote a review Sep 2021
Breckenridge, Colorado1 contribution
Sugar Lake Lodge has been a main stay for our family reunion for years. It was asked this year if we could rent or bring our own golf cart to the lodge as it is a very large property. We were told that they can't have people running all over the place with golf carts? We were forced to drive our car all over the place! They had 50 golf carts sitting idle all weekend. This is very unaccomodating on their part. A full size suv is better to drive around with kids on bikes and what not, than a 5 mph golf cart.... seriously????.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Abby Ox, Owner at Sugar Lake Lodge
Responded Sep 9, 2021
Hey Chad! Sorry to hear you weren't happy with our golf cart policy, as they are reserved for the course only. We also offer a shuttle service for this very reason. Thanks for the feedback, Abby
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061077 wrote a review Sep 2021
Nashville, Tennessee5 contributions7 helpful votes
I booked the Sugar Lake Lodge for our annual trip to visit family in Grand Rapids, not realizing what a mess it would end up being. I felt lucky to get a room because this place is usually booked 6 months out. For 2 years, I’ve booked a golf course villa room and had my sister's family come over for a day of swimming. It’s a great resort! They offer free use of kayaks and paddle boards, canoes and an outdoor pool. They have Adirondack chairs to lounge in by the beach. Free little bags of ice for your cooler are given out at the front desk. It’s these kind of touches that have made Sugar Lake Lodge special and set it apart from corporate-owned places. I’ve shouted from the rooftops about how much I loved this family-owned resort! Well, until this year. Womp womp. On a Friday morning, my sister's family in Grand Rapids, were loading up to come over to the resort and I called the front desk to get the amount of wrist bands we’d need for the beach access. The woman who answered the phone, was taken aback by this request. She said only resort guests can have wristbands and that outside guests aren’t allowed. Now I was taken aback because I truly never knew this. I guess it didn't dawn on me because I’d stayed at Sugar Lake Lodge 2 times before and had my nieces and nephews over to swim when we come into town. Actually, in those years past, I announced I was bringing my family over from Grand Rapids for the day WHILE getting wristbands. I’ve stood at the front desk, counting out on my fingers how many bands I needed for the family coming over. Bottom line, she treated me like I was at fault for something and actually made me feel guilty for even thinking my family could come. What a way to treat a guest! “Ma’am, our paying guests don’t get full use of the amenities if we allow visitors to use the property.” And she's saying this on an overcast Friday morning where there is literally nobody at the beach. She suggested the only reason I was likely allowed to have visitors come in the past, is because they probably weren’t booked to capacity. Absolutely not true. I got one of the last rooms available the past 2 times I stayed there and it was less busy on this particular day. Weekend guests hadn’t fully arrived yet. The woman sounded irritated at me for something I didn’t even know was an issue or policy. So, I offered to PAY for the wristbands. Nope. “Again, ma’am, our guests book with us so they have full use of the resort amenities,” (as tumbleweeds blew across the beach). Okay, I get it. That's their policy. Something obviously changed since I was there last. But in the world of hospitality, the better way to handle it would have been to apologize that their company had apparently broken their own rules in the past and because of that misunderstanding, let my guests come for just that one day and be done. I never would have expected another day out of it. I would have thanked her and written a glowing review. I told her my family was actively loading up their stuff while I was on the phone with her to come over, which is when I offered to pay for the wristbands. No, they don't do that. Only paying guests of the resort can have wristbands. BUT. She was sooooo kind as to provide me with some public beach options for my free-loading family. And you know what? If it wasn’t for this woman who doesn’t understand the meaning of "hospitality,” I never would have known there is a great public beach with picnic tables, shaded trees, a playground and a diving board at Gibbs Beach. (She actually didn't offer that option, my family recommended us going there.) Anyway, it was awesome! “Mrs. Hospitality” saved me a lot of money in the future because I don’t need to pay resort prices and stay 20 miles away from family, to be treated like I’m a grifter. Allowing my guests to come for that one day, to a use a beach that nobody was at, and letting me know in the future, it wasn’t allowed, would have saved the day. Being cold and suggesting a public beach was not at all the vibe that the Sugar Lake Lodge has encompassed in the past. The truth is, I wrote this review to vent because it was disappointing to see a great family business take this approach to the way they handle easy-fixed misunderstandings. There was no point to tell management about this, because this woman probably IS the new management. And the way they respond, if they respond, to this review will also be very telling about Sugar Lake Lodge's current branding today.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Abby Oxborough, Owner at Sugar Lake Lodge
Responded Sep 2, 2021
Hi! I would address you by name, but this review didn't have one - so please bear with me for that! My name is Abby, I am the daughter of the current owner. My husband and I are currently in the process of becoming the next generation of owners/operators, and most of the time, we are the ones who are involved in these conversations. It is safe to say that I was NOT the one who talked to you, and for that, I apologize. The way you were treated certainly wasn't warranted and it most definitely does NOT reflect our service values. I'm very sorry you received conflicting messages about the wristband policy, and I'm even more sorry you were treated poorly. Regardless of what the policy has been in year's past does not warrant a rude and condescending conversation. We don't expect people to know every policy on hand, and it is our job to explain it! I'm sorry you weren't communicated with properly and I can assure you I will address the person you talked to (I have a pretty good idea of who it was). I would love to talk to you one on one about your experience. Like I said, this interaction is not reflective of our values and for that, I apologize. Please feel free to reach out to me at abby@sugarlakelodge.com, I would really love the opportunity for you to get to know me. We'd love to have you back and I'd love the chance to make things right. Thank you for this review and for bringing this to our attention. Wish I could have dealt with it earlier but I'm here to talk if you feel up to it! Thank you again, I appreciate the honesty. -Abby
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T Kavanaugh wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an enjoyable stay at this location. Very remote and quiet in the off-season. One of the best features was the gas fireplace. Kitchen appliances were newer and in great working order, especially important to me since I like to cook. We enjoyed nearby hikes and ice fishing. I can only imagine how wonderful this place is in the summertime - will be back to try it!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Vacationer676308 wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time at Sugar Lake Lodge. We stayed in a cabin by the lake - really nice accommodations and beautiful view. The water is really clear, the restaurant was excellent, and the golf course was beautiful. We'll definitely go back!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Jessica C wrote a review Aug 2020
Rochester, Minnesota128 contributions75 helpful votes
We stayed in a golf villa with 2 young children. They absolutely loved the beach - the water was so clean and crystal clear, and there was a very large shallow area adjacent to the beach that gave them lots of room to play. We enjoyed the canoes and paddle boards, which were free to use. The lake is stunningly beautiful. The villa was comfortable and clean. We appreciated having a dishwasher and WiFi, which is not something many cabins up north have.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Abby Oxborough, Owner at Sugar Lake Lodge
Responded Sep 4, 2020
Jessica! Thank you so much for this! Really glad to hear you and your kids enjoyed it here. Hope to have you back! -Abby
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Ruttgers Sugar Lake Lodge
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sugar Lake Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sugar Lake Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sugar Lake Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Sugar Lake Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sugar Lake Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sugar Lake Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sugar Lake Lodge?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Sugar Lake Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Sugar Lake Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Forest History Center (6.2 miles), Judy Garland Museum (6.6 miles), and Old Central School (7.8 miles).
Does Sugar Lake Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Sugar Lake Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.