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16953 142nd St, Villard, MN 56385-2381
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16953 142nd St, Villard, MN 56385-2381
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markgU8628IT wrote a review Sep 2018
Hutchinson, Minnesota103 contributions6 helpful votes
I booked Cabin 9 for the 8 family members that came to the cabin. We were there for 4 wonderful days, the cabin was amazing, very clean and well outfitted. I can't possibly imagine having a better time. We rented the pontoon for the entire time as well, definitely a smart move. We plan to make this a yearly event.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: Don't fool yourself into thinking you need to be right on shore, we weren't and it made...
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NovemberTan wrote a review Jul 2018
Moline, Illinois16 contributions5 helpful votes
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The lake is heavily populated, but rather pretty, but the resort is heavily populated and not. They have a huge amount of RVs next to every cabin, so this is not a peaceful vacation place. Cabins are large, beds are good, but dirty! The little things....like the half full bucket of stinky cigarette butts outside our deck door really are easy to fix, but yuck. The rental pontoons work, but are exceptionally worn out. Super small beach...
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dave L, Owner at Shady Rest Resort
Responded Jul 10, 2018
Thank you for your review and staying with us. We are sorry that you were disappointed in your stay. We try to have everything clean by the time our guests arrive. By missing something indicates we still can improve and will make the appropriate changes. Nearly all our beds are new and the bedding changed with each turn over. You may have come during the 4th of July week. That happened to be an exceptionally busy week on the lake with the 4th landing on a Wednesday. Weekends can also be busy, it's a very popular lake. During the weekdays it's normally much quieter, that's common with most lakes. We do offer some campsites that are close to a few of the cabins, but far enough away to offer good space for both. They are very popular with guests who want a cabin and their friends or family have an RV who can be conveniently close to each other. We have made a lot of changes over the past 40 years and we are constantly working on improving the resort every way we can.
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Gearold V wrote a review Dec 2016
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota34 contributions3 helpful votes
The summer of 2016 was the second year we have had our RV on a seasonal lot. The place is quiet and peaceful. The staff is friendly and helpful. The fishing is very good. The sunsets are spectacular. The seasonal RV members are like one big family.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Ruth W wrote a review Sep 2016
7 contributions7 helpful votes
One day back and I wish we were still there! This is a family operated business and they take great pride in their little piece of heaven. My husband and I have stayed in a few resorts and this one has to be the best by far. We stayed in cabin #5 - the cabin was very clean with all the comforts of home. The kitchen was well stocked with all the pots and pans you need. They even had an electric skillet (who has that). I was wishing I knew that and brought syrup so we could have had some french toast. Thanks for the memorable stay!
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Room Tip: Cabin #5 is next to the beach and could be busy during peak times.
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Nora A wrote a review Jun 2015
Red Wing, Minnesota, United States7 contributions2 helpful votes
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 (next time we will get one with a tub). The kids spent hours fishing off the dock and swimming. We rented a pontoon for an evening and had planned to do it a second time but the weather didn't cooperate. The staff/family that runs the resort are very friendly and accommodating. We are excited that we have already re-booked for next year. This was our Christmas present to our kids and grandkids and we are happy to have found a place that met all of our expectations!
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Room Tip: No Wifi in the cabin but it was available at the main office. Have to say it wasn't missed...
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