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3719 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9534
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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Lutsen
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YOUR HISTORIC BASECAMP ON THE NORTH SHORE Cascade Lodge, established 1927, is a landmark property on the North Shore of Lake Superior surrounded on three sides by Cascade River State Park. Cascade Lodge offers a warm, inviting environment with log cabins and lodge rooms that display rustic charm and modern amenities in an extraordinary natural setting. Cascade Restaurant & Pub at Cascade Lodge offers authentic North Shore ambiance with a nod to Irish public houses, and is committed to sourcing local and seasonal ingredients featured on a casual and approachable menu. Beer on drought, exciting wines by the glass list, and inspired craft cocktails are perfect provisions for a truly relaxing and inviting experience. Cascade Lodge is conveniently located nearby Lutsen Mountain Ski area and Superior National at Lutsen Golf Course. Miles of hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and snowmobiling trails start from the lodge and cabins.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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After driving by this place numerous times over the years we took the opportunity to stay at Cascade Lodge on a last minute, spur of the moment trip to the North Shore from Central MN. It was nice that they had a room available on very short notice on Memorial Day weekend! We stayed in 5-A. This motel room was cozy, clean enough and while not fancy, comfortably met our expectations. It also has a lovely view down to the lake and a private deck to enjoy it from. The lodge and grounds were intriguing with a lot of history evident. The lakeside setting is beautiful and trails lead directly from here to several back-in-the-woods waterfalls in Cascade State Park, right next door. The adjacent restaurant looks very inviting but was unfortunately closed to dining due to pandemic restrictions. We did get a couple of "to-go" meals that we ate in our room and which while not particularly gourmet were certainly adequate given they are doing their best to adjust and continue to provide some type of service during shutdown orders. Overall we really enjoyed our time at Cascade Lodge. The only thing from our stay that keeps me from giving them a top rating is a couple of maintenance/ infrastructure issues that are often an ongoing challenge for these types of facilities.
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Thom, Jelena, and the entire staff are friendly helpful folks dedicated to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing! I try to get there at least once a year to enjoy the Gemutchlichkeit, (Gemütlichkeit is a German-language word used to convey the idea of a state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer) Grand Marais nearby has numerous attractions for you when you go for a short drive. The Cascade Lodge property has great views of Lake Superior so you can watch its ever changing personality.
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Response from , Owner at Cascade Lodge
Responded Mar 22, 2020
Hello Rw M, Thank you so much for your kind review. We can't wait to welcome you again at Cascade Lodge. Jelena
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Made a reservation and this place has a 2 week cancellation policy. Apparently an illness isn’t a good enough excuse, manager won’t even hear you out. Shady business, will never stay here in the future.
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Response from , Owner at Cascade Lodge
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Kyle, the cancellation policy is not shady. The policy is well documented, clearly listed on the website, attached with all confirmations and communicated verbally with every phone reservation. We are sorry that you were unable to visit us. We are a small family owned business and when someone cancels, especially within 24 hours like you did, we essentially have no chance of reselling the room that we held for you in good faith that you would show up. While the room was held for you, after you reserved it and paid a deposit, we turned other guests away from booking it. Then when you cancel, those guests have already booked elsewhere and our market for rebooking the room has disappeared. Cancellation policies are standard in this industry with some small properties even having a 30 day cancellation policy. We strongly encourage trip insurance for all guests. We do wish you happier travels in the future. Thom McAleer
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Great place for a cold beer and bite to eat, Staff where great and very frendly, fast service , no complaints! A must stop if your traveling along 61 on the north shore ! Well worth the senic drive if your coming from either direction.
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Response from cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Thank you very much for staying with us. We appreciate your kind words and review. Please come and stay with us again. Happy travels!
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We expected more from this storied North Shore lodge. We have fond memories from thirty years ago. Were excited to return. What a difference 30 years make! Very disappointed! Room was dark, dated, broken furniture. Serious deferred maintenance. Icy walk way to door; snow plowing just enough for vehicle; you step into 8" of snow. We expected three queen beds as advertised; got two doubles and a futon. Lodge under construction, so difficult to use for ambiance, games, relaxing, etc. It looks like what it is -- a construction zone. This is not disclosed on web site, nor is a discount given for reduced value. Your $200/night will get much more value elsewhere!
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Response from cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Charles, I’ll now respond to the third review you’ve made, perhaps there will be more? It is clear you were not happy with your experience but you are not being honest. The beds in the bedrooms are indeed queen sized beds, this is not up for dispute. You did not step into 8” of snow as the walkway was clear to your unit and your parking spot is only one car wide with plenty of room for walking, why would it be plowed any wider? I am truly sorry that you didn’t enjoy your experience, however many others do and have enjoyed their time here. While it is true we have been remodeling all 12 bathrooms in the main lodge there is no reason to offer a guest staying in an outside unit with kitchen and living room a discount because of remodels in an entirely different building. The pictures on the website are all taken within the last 12 months and many improvements continue to be made. I wish you happier travels at other locations in the future. Thom McAleer
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$119 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cascade Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cascade Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cascade River State Park (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cascade Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cascade Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cascade Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cascade Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Cascade Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Cascade Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Cascade Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.