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Chisago City, Minnesota
Reviewed October 14, 2012

The staff at this resort was very helpful. We had issues with the fridge and the cabin heater in cabin #11 but the staff got over there immediately to give us a back up fridge and got the heater working. The only complaint was that the futon in this cabin smelled moldy and disgusting and had stains on it. The...

Thank Jess M
North Carolina
Reviewed September 6, 2012

I was so disappointed in this place. We rented Cabin 2 for 2 nights. While the view of the lake was nice and the location good, the paint was peeling off the walls, we had to wait 5 minutes between toilet flushes, and the stovetop was completely rusty. The coffeemaker had a used filter with coffee grounds still in it....

1Thank Amere1
Reviewed July 25, 2012

What a great location, and what lovely property, dotted with tall pines, right across from Lake Superior. But the cabin we stayed in--No. 11--was like an abandoned house. It smelled moldy and mildwey. The knob fell off the bathroom door. The refrigerator was so loud we had to unplug it so that we could sleep. The carpeting was filthy. The...

4Thank LaurieMinnesota
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed June 20, 2012

We rented a cabin for 3 nights while we were in town to run Grandma's Marathon. The cabin was perfect complete with a nice kitchen, bathroom, table/chairs, and a comfortable bed. Additionally, we found the hospitality provided by the owners to be outstanding. They even held a BBQ after the race to celebrate the day. If you enjoy a comfortable...

1Thank Abram B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The gardenwood was a nice place to get away, there were families there and couples and everyone seemed to be there for the same reason a decent place to stay for a decent price with that north shore "woodsy" feeling. The cabins are cozy a little dated, but it really didn't matter to us because we weren't looking for fancy.......

Thank Sherzinminnie
Holdingford, Minnesota
Reviewed March 11, 2012

My wife and I stayed here back in October. The place has a nice location and the owners are also very nice people. The cabins are old and are not very well kept. There was a hole in our ceiling, mold in places, furniture was out of date, took a while to get warm water, etc. Also I am 6...

Thank dannymn
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Reviewed October 16, 2011

This was a terrible place to stay . Cabin #5 was so small you couldn't turn around in it and the 13" TV left alot to be desired. Room was dirty and had alot of flies, will tell all my co workers at 3M this is not the pace to stay, way over priced for this cabin. Way to take...

3Thank Bev S
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Very sparse on amenities, but a good value for the money. Clean but a bit old. Just not a place to take your wife for a memorable weekend.

2Thank Bbruce9789
Hopkins, Minnesota
Reviewed September 8, 2011

This place has a lot of history and charm. Pam and Lee were nothing but generous and kind folk who made the trip even more enjoyable. Every minute I was there, i was enjoying myself. whether I was just staring at the fire or talking to the locals I learned so much and have nothing but good things to say,...

Thank Michael I
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed August 25, 2011

If you want a great place to stay where it feels like you are visiting your friends Pam and Lee and not staying at a resort then this is the place for you.

Thank Pat S
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gardenwood Resort & Motel is located 10 miles from Downtown Duluth, MN on the Scenic North Shore Drive. Our comfortable resort accommodations include 13 cabins and a 4-room motel settled into the woods next door to the McQuade Small Craft Harbor on Lake Superior. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gardenwood Resort and Motel

Address: 5107 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2924
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: $79 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“We were in #24--one of the motel units and it was fine. Perhaps an end unit would have better views if choosing one of the motel units.”
 of 5 bubbles pattio540, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 7 has a view of the public restrooms in the parking lot next door. They're only about 20 feet away!”
 of 5 bubbles 121molliel, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“Cabin #1 was right next to Highway 61. Great view of the Lake, but also close to traffic, which quieted as the sun went down.”
 of 5 bubbles MinnesotaMaven, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
“#12 seemed a bit bigger than some of the others we saw.”
 of 5 bubbles MNTammyJ, Oct 14, 2015 | Read review
“Cabin 3 was larger than I expected. The lake views are not direct views so I wouldn't choose a cabin based on the view.”
 of 5 bubbles DudesBuddy, Oct 7, 2015 | Read review
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