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Island View Resort

4685 Hitchcock Rd, Orr, MN 55771-8215
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#4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Orr
Island View Resort, one of the finest Minnesota fishing resorts in the state, is located west 3 miles west of Orr.. Not only is a visit to our resort a true Minnesota family vacation experience, it's one of the best Minnesota fishing vacations available. It's the ideal place for family vacations, scenic family getaways, the best fishing Minnesota has to offer and just simply relaxing. Our historic vacation lodge has been hosting family vacations and fishing vacations since 1937.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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kldcjd wrote a review Aug 2020
Bull Shoals, Arkansas7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an excellent trip. The resort is on beautiful grounds,lodge is nice, the owners are the nicest people and go out of their way to accommodate you. Their entire family is beautiful. Fishing good. Lots of Big smallmouth bass. Dock girls were a plus. Use caution on lake, as it is very shallow. Rocks are well marked with buoys though. Great family atmosphere and nice people!! Weather was great.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Voyage15777 wrote a review May 2018
Minneapolis, MN2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family just returned from an amazing weekend at Island View Resort. The cabin was big and clean and the resort sits in a prime location with wonderful views of the lake. The Matthews family are the owners and made us feel especially welcome. We caught lots of fish which were skillfully cleaned by Bobby and Brendan who take care of the dock area, and help launch and dock the boats. For a wonderful fishing or family vacation you can’t go wrong staying here.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Response from Lisa M, Owner at Island View Resort
Responded May 30, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very blessed to have such wonderful guests and workers! We hope to see you again at Island View Resort! John & Lisa Matthews
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RJRogers61 wrote a review Aug 2017
Grand Forks, ND56 contributions10 helpful votes
My wife, children and I just returned from two weeks in one of the most beautiful locations. Island View Resort is situated on a point in Pelican Lake in Orr, MN. With 13 cabins from 2 BR to 4 BR, there is room for your family or a group, if you book ahead. With a wonderful beach and water activities as well as fishing that will thrill even the biggest enthusiast, Island View has something for everyone. The views from throughout the resort will have you daydreaming long after your vacation is over. If you are as lucky as we were, you might experience the Northern Lights so bring your good camera. The resort is owned and operated by Lisa and John Matthews and their 3 daughters. We have traveled extensively and the Matthews are the definition of perfect hosts. A young man, Brendan, will help you with anything from aiding you with launching your boat or getting you set up with a kayak or paddle board. If you enjoy catching fish but hate the idea of cleaning them to eat, Brendan has perfected the art regardless of species. I can tell you, you will not be disappointed with time spent here. We just returned from our 13th year visiting Island View Resort. Maybe we'll see you there next year.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Lisa M, Owner at Island View Resort
Responded Aug 25, 2017
Rick Thank You for the wonderful review. We are forever grateful to know your family and, have the opportunity to spend time in your joyful family each summer. Our favorite part of the resort is seeing families having fun and making memories and your family has a very special memory from this year! We for sure agree with you that Brendan has perfected the art of pretty much everything that happens at Island View Resort! We also agree it does feel like heaven here at Island View Resort the views from anywhere here are breathtaking! Thanks again We are glad you have joined our Island View Family!
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BassGuy1 wrote a review Aug 2017
Coon Rapids, Minnesota4 contributions
For 25 years my wife and I never did the same resort twice. Too many different lakes and opportunities we thought... until we discovered Island View Resort. Once we discovered IVR it became the perfect summer home we never purchased because we always needed to … “move around” For the last three years we have spent a week in July and a week in August at IVR. We are headed up again this August. My son and I do a fall smallmouth weekend in September as well. John and Lisa "get it." They make you feel at home. They enjoy sharing their resort with you. Their family is committed to making your stay memorable. Lisa has worked with us on more than one occasion to be flexible around challenging work schedules and sadly, the passing of a family member. It really is about making the guests feel welcome and happy. Clean cabins, clean kitchens, well-manicured grounds, great fishing and fantastic northern Minnesota sunsets should get you there the first time. A few days with the Matthews will have you coming back. We fish long and hard, every day, sun up to after sunset. We are there to fish. But the greatest offering of IVR is the opportunity to, as Lisa says, "unplug." No TV because you are there to refresh and recharge. Away from the other resorts in a quiet protected bay, IVR, is our sanctuary. Extremely noteworthy are the fiery sunsets viewed from the historic lodge on its large viewing deck. We joke about our family all being genetically predisposed to and attracted to sunsets. IVR is perfectly position on the lake and never fails to deliver on sunsets. I don't write a lot of reviews, and I tend to be the guy that complains. My family and I have found a summer home at IVR, new friends in the Matthews, a bass fishing gem in Pelican Lake, and a refreshing, peaceful place to unwind in the northern Minnesota wilderness. We are huge fans of John, Lisa and IVR.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Cedar Cabin is our personal favorite...
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Katie M wrote a review Jul 2017
Omaha, Nebraska11 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly recommend! The Matthews family is so gracious and accommodating, the resort is rustic and real (back to nature - the best!), and the lake is beautiful. The Matthews family has activities at the lodge or beach each night - it is such a family friendly place!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Lisa M, Owner at Island View Resort
Responded Jul 10, 2017
Thank You Katie We love to see your family having so much fun together and making lots of memories! We miss all the giggles and laughs and bikes this week. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island View Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Island View Resort?
Nearby attractions include Orr Bog Walk (1.7 miles) and Orr Muni (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Island View Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Island View Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Island View Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island View Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dam Supper Club/Restaurant, T Pattenn Cafe, and The Willow.
Is Island View Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.