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Shing Wako Resort

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Shing Wako Resort is a quiet, relaxing family resort on Beautiful Lake Edward. Swim and fish in the lake or relax by your private fire ring. Lake Edward is over 2000 acres in size with sandy shores and clear water, ideal swimming for big & little kids. Catch walleye, sunfish, crappies, northern pike, small & large mouth bass. Responsible jet skiing allowed. Resort Amenities: Reunions very welcome and popular! We have 18 cottages ranging from two bedroom cabins, one handicap accessible cabin and spacious reunion cottages. All have cable TV and wireless internet. Plus more what you come to a resort for - a large sandy swimming beach with clean, clear spring fed waters. Lots of green space for playing outdoors, playgrounds for big & little kids by the beach, horseshoe pits, volleyball, basketball, carpet-ball, boat & pontoon rentals and complimentary play boats (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats). Wireless high speed internet - Laundry - Beautiful sunsets - Green Cleaning. Our Very Popular Reunion Lodges offer you generous personal space when staying with a group, Sleep Number queen & kings beds, dishwashers, central air conditioning and free washers and dryers inside each unit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms


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This is a nice resort property with so much potential to be great under a new owner. You could tell from the minute you checked in that ownership was very particular about their property and also about the property of the guests. It contains beautiful cabins, nice grounds, a
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Response from Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort
Responded Aug 21, 2018
Thank you for you review. I enjoyed seeing the fun your families were having playing ball, swimming, boating... I do want to mention the touching of your boats. Had Marty not turned them around for you, and a strong wind came up, they may have sunk. I explained that at check-in and the 2nd time I asked your group to turn your boats around. You may not have been aware of this, but we were alerted to the noise your group was making by a phone call around 11:45 pm. One of our guests was so disappointed in us for not providing the quiet relaxing atmosphere we say our resort has, they said they may never return. They did have their windows open so that may have made a difference. We will continue to attempt to provide a quiet time for our guests after 10 pm - 8 am. I want to take this opportunity to apologize to the rest of our guests if they think we fell short. Thank you again, Sue
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Stayed in a reunion cabin. Plenty of space. Clean. All that you need for a great week. Beach area was shallow and sandy and the kids (teens) loved it. Kayaks, paddleboards and canoes available we of good quality. Rented a pontoon for the week and it was perfect for cruising the
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Response from Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort
Responded Aug 4, 2018
Hi Mathew, Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate such a flattering and detailed review of your stay. Hope to see you and your families again soon! Sue
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We were a large family group of 32 people who stayed for the second time here. There are so many wonderful things about Shing Wako Resort such as the very friendly female owner, the close proximity of the cabins to the lake, the nice sandy beach area, and the crystal clear lake.
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We just returned from another awesome week-long vacation at the lovely Shing Wako Resort. We have been coming here for many years for a relaxing, peaceful vacation with beautiful sunsets. The cabins are very clean and comfortable with nice furnishings and a fully equipped
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Response from Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort
Responded Sep 17, 2017
Hi Mary, Thank you for your most complimentary review of our resort! We happily anticipate your return while we are getting your cabin and fishing boat ready; and dropping off a couple of bundles of fire wood by your fire-ring. Thank you again! Sue & Marty
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We rented a Handicap cabin that had 3 bedrooms. We were heading to Merrifield to visit family. I did not know what to expect because up in the Brainerd area you will find many places to stay that are run down. Well we hit the Jack Pot with Shing Wako!!! The cabins were
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Response from Sue P, Owner at Shing Wako Resort
Responded Jun 29, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write a most complimentary review! We enjoyed meeting your family and look forward to seeing you again!
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The "simple" cabins with basic comfort we have rented
The more luxury cabins with airco and other apps
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Living room in Cabins 12 & 14
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Kitchen/Dining Cabins 8 - 14
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Reunion Full Kitchen Shing Wako Resort Brainerd MN
Hi Mary Ellen, First of all i want to apologize for taking so long to reply! Yes, we have a storm shelter on our resort grounds and posted suggestions of places to find shelter within your cabin.
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Hi Mary Ellen, Wifi is included in the cost of your cabin. Sue
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"We can imagine during the season and Minnesota summer it is preferrable to choose a cabin with airconditioning. Our cabin had none, but so early in spring it was not necessary yet, and the owners provided us with some fans in case of......"
United StatesMinnesotaMerrifield
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