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Sugar Lake Lodge

37584 Otis Ln PO Box 847, Cohasset, MN 55721-8940
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#1 of 2 hotels in Cohasset
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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37584 Otis Ln PO Box 847, Cohasset, MN 55721-8940
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Eli C wrote a review Oct 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution1 helpful vote
My family family has been coming up to this resort every year for over ten years and my mom and my grandma have been coming for over 30 years. I have a lot of good memories from this place. However in recent years it has been going more and more downhill. Service gets worse every year. Staff is generally pretty rude. This recent trip I had an encounter with the owner. I was going to the range with my brothers and was getting my clubs out of my dads car. For some reason my dad had a bag of range balls in there so I took them out to hit them. A man that I did not know came up to me and rudely asked why I had range balls in my car. I said I didn’t know and that he would have to ask my dad because it’s his car. He responded rudely by saying no I shouldn’t have to ask him because I own the place. I was startled by how rude he was to me when I had done nothing wrong. He was clearly on a power trip. He asked me where my dad was I told him I didn’t know. If your reading this Fred Bobich, you pissed off a long time customer and from what I can tell your making less and less money every year and that’s assuming you aren’t going negative so you should really take what you can get at this point. We will be back next year. I hope for a better experience, otherwise we might have to start talking about taking the family end of summer tradition trip elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Fred B, Owner at Sugar Lake Lodge
Responded Oct 9, 2019
I am reading it and hope we can make it up to you on your next visit. I remember the incident and made an assumption that was clearly wrong. Please share the name on the room reservation and I will have Jennifer make note of this. Please accept my apologies! Fred
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Eva wrote a review Sep 2019
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The highlight was the lake. The lake was very clear and in the beach area you are able see the bottom and small fishes too. It is a beautiful place for family gathering and the kids enjoyed the most. Surrounding was very well kept, clean and attractive. Breakfast was wonderful. I gave 4 stars because the beds in the villa we stayed were not at all comfortable. We had tough nights due to that.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Abby B, Manager at Sugar Lake Lodge
Responded Oct 10, 2019
Hi Eva! Thank you for the kind words. Couldn't agree more - the lake is truly one of a kind. Thank you for the feedback on the beds, I'd be interested in what room you were in, as we generally have positive comments about the beds (they are all new). If you get a chance, please email me at abby@sugarlakelodge.com so I can look into this. Appreciate the review, hope to see you back! -Abby
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Mitchell H wrote a review Sep 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota7 contributions4 helpful votes
First-time guests at Sugar Lake Lodge for four nights over the Labor Day weekend and we had a fantastic time! We've stayed at many MN resorts but were looking for some place different for the classic MN resort experience. As a young family with an 8 month old and two year old key factors for us were a family oriented resort with quality amenities and updated lodging. Here is what we liked: * FANTASTIC GROUNDS AND LAKE SHORE: The resort has a decent amount of shoreline to walk along and the many landscaped areas on the grounds made for nice walks with the stroller! It doesn't feel as crowded (like many of the Brainerd resorts). * LODGE BUFFET BREAKFAST: Absolutely delicious and great selection of quality items. They take pride in what they offer. Last week we were at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC and while the breakfast was good, we were recalling how spoiled we were at Sugar Lake. It says something that a Manhattan luxury hotel's restaurant wasn't quite on-par with a resort in northern MN; want to recognize the great work the cooks and servers do at the resort! The breakfast was honestly a highlight for our stay, probably because our two little boys loved it so much; but also we just loved the simplicity of walking down to the lodge each morning, seeing other resort guests, and choosing from the homemade offerings. Great coffee as well, * ACTIVITIES: Enjoyed time at the swimming pool with great views, the golf course was well maintained and also beautiful - really nice to have golf included in resort pricing as well. * LODGING: We stayed in a 2 BR golf villa, it was spacious for our toddler to run around in the living area and the unit was updated nicely, I think it was unit 208. Next time we will stay in one of the lodge condo's as they have a lake view and I think might be a bit more nicely appointed. * OVERALL ATMOSPHERE: We felt very relaxed and welcomed while at the resort. Everyone was friendly (It's vacation so that's how it should be!) and enjoying their time. The owners are present and involved; one day I was checking on renting a fishing boat to take our toddler out for a boat ride, it was booked by another guest within the hour, but the owner Fred said to take it out before the next booking, no charge. It was a pleasant surprise to not be nickled and dimed. We found Sugar Lake Lodge to provide a lot of value for the experience received! Writing this review reminds me that I need to call and book for 2020.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Abby B, Manager at Sugar Lake Lodge
Responded Oct 10, 2019
Mitchell, This is such a thoughtful and thorough review, thank you so much for taking the time to write this. As a traveler myself, I understand the time it takes to actually put effort into reviews and I SO appreciate you saying all of this! I'm so glad you had a great time here. This is a casual reminder to book for 2020 :) we can't wait to have you back! Again, thank you for this. It is so appreciated. See you soon! Abby
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Katie Birch wrote a review Sep 2019
Anoka, Minnesota1 contribution
My Family has stayed at Sugar Lake quite a few times for a summer get away. Our most recent stay was August and it was cold with scattered rain our entire stay : ( An outdoor hot tub would be an awesome addition for days like that.. then guests could still be outside enjoying the beautiful view and staying warm!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Abby B, Manager at Sugar Lake Lodge
Responded Oct 10, 2019
Thank you for the review! Bummer to hear about the weather, but I hear you. Happy to hear you enjoyed the view regardless! Come back and we'll hope for good weather next time around! :) Thank you, Abby
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Jen wrote a review Aug 2019
Minnesota221 contributions123 helpful votes
Sugar Lake Lodge is the perfect spot for a family gathering. The resort consists of golf villas located away from the lake on the golf course, lakeside small cabins and lake villas located within the main lodge. We stayed in the Lake Lodge Villas in a suite. The suite was very large with a kitchen, living room, dining area, bedroom and bath. There were many sliding doors out to a deck overlooking the lake. The room was clean and relatively new. The view was lovely. The smaller cabins on the lake were nuzzled up close to the shore and filled with families. The resort offers a large included breakfast in the morning consisting of eggs, potatoes, meats, pancakes, hot caramel rolls, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt . . . It was very good and right in the cute lodge room above our room. The restaurant on site is also very good and I am a picky eater. We had walleye wild rice cakes for one lunch - delicious. For a dinner, my husband enjoyed the walleye dinner. The burgers and chips and homemade guacamole were also a hit. The servers do a great job. The highlight of this resort is the lake and the grounds. The water is pale blue and the bottom is sugar sand. I did not see a weed. It is quiet and peaceful. There are kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, sail boats and other water craft to use free of charge. The manager let us take his pontoon out for a cruise as we got into our room a bit late. There are beach chairs on a little sandy peninsula and fire pits and swings throughout. The resort has a nice golf course, tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, bikes, swimming pool and many lawn games. I took a lovely yoga class on the lawn by the lake in the morning - highly recommend. We often stay at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa and this is not that - but at a fraction of the cost, and much smaller scale, you can have a similar up north escape. Kind staff and loads to do, a great get away from the hustle and bustle.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Abby B, Manager at Sugar Lake Lodge
Responded Oct 10, 2019
Thank you THANK YOU for this eloquent review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. I totally agree on the guacamole - it's a big hit! Thank you for taking the time to write this. We appreciate any and all feedback and I am elated to hear you enjoyed everything from the activities to the breakfast. Hope to see you back next year! -Abby
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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, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sugar Lake Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge 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 and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Sugar Lake Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, 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. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.