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Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We just returned from our first week-long family vacation at Shady Rest Resort and it was marvelous! We had 4 adults, an 8 yr old, a 7 yr old and a 7 week old and found plenty to do and lasting memories to be made. The cabin was right on the lake and fit our needs for the most part... More 

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Thank Nora A
Red Wing, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

First time at this resort. Exceeded all expectations as a clean family friendly resort. Lucked out in finding this Minnesota gem! Classic family run resort. Clean cabins, nice dock and swimming area and great staff. Booked again for next year.

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Thank Toddroofis
Waite Park, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We have been going to Shady Rest Resort since 2004. It started out for one week but now is up to two & one-half weeks. Love the nice shaded sites and great fishing. We have 5 camping couples and one family in a cabin. The camp ground and cabins are really clean and the staff is very friendly. Our kids... More 

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Thank jerome d
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Once again we choose Shady Rest. This time we came up on Labor Day Weekend to get in a quick break with the kids before school starts. Very nice cabins, very clean, the kitchens had most of what we needed to prepare meals for our stay. Not a lot of counter space but good storage. The pots and pans were... More 

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2 Thank Ken S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I am returning next summer for a week in July. My parents have been coming and staying at Shady Rest for 14 years. When we first started coming we only needed 1 cabin but now we are up to 3. The resort is a family owned resort and they have always been wonderful to us. As a child, I spent... More 

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3 Thank Carla M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My family has been coming to this resort for years (cabin, tenting, and a long time ago a seasonal rental mobile home). The resort offers plenty of things to do - playground, shuffleboard, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, volleyball (all equipment available free of charge) - along with lake activities such as swimming (beach with sun deck) and fishing (boat rentals -... More 

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1 Thank Trimom10
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Overall it was a decent resort. Make sure to bring games or activities for children under 12. Not much for them to do onsite. Friendly staff. Cabin beds are a bit rough. Nice lake, and decent fishing.

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Thank Chief266
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My wife and I have brought the kids up to Shady Rest for quite a few years and have always enjoyed ourselves. The owners are very nice and we always get together a few times during the week. The cabins are very nice and they are always being improved on. I'm glad they atarted adding queen beds to them. The... More 

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3 Thank Ken S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

I wanted to take my family tent camping for a weekend, somewhere we could fish and swim and do fun activities. By the looks of it, Shady Rest Resort would have been the perfect place. But it was not. Like I stated before we were tent camping and that in itself is always an adventure. The tent campsites were far... More 

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3 Thank knightfan
Dave L, Owner at Shady Rest Resort, responded to this review

As the owner, I apologize for the bad experience that you had while staying at Shady Rest. Everyone at Shady Rest does their best to make every guest's stay as enjoyable as possible. Last summer we had historical rains and storms where we lost a large storage facility and experienced record lake levels. We spent much of the early summer... More 

Estherville, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

We have went the last 2 years with our 4 daughters, niece, in-laws and relatives and everyone had a wonderful time. Beautiful sunsets and plenty of fish to catch off the docks or in the boat. My girls enjoyed swimming at the beach and finding sea shells in the water. They even found a "Mud Puppy" to get pictures of.... More 

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Dave L, Owner at Shady Rest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review. Rio, by the way, hates winters when there are no guests around. More 

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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Shady Rest Resort

Address: 16953 142nd St, Villard, MN 56385-2381
Location: United States > Minnesota > Villard
Number of rooms: 12
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