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“Forty years at least”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maplelag

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Maplelag
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“Forty years at least”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We have been going to Maplelag for over forty years. There were a few years we missed but there were some years we went more than once. We mainly go in the winter for the cross country skiing, for us that is what Maplelag excels at. It is perhaps not everyone's resort, it's not what most would consider a five star, if you don't bring your sleeping bag you will have to rent bedding. Meals are served family style and while special needs are catered to there is no a la carte menu. We have taken our son there for 35 years and this year we will be taking our grand daughter for her first birthday. The only time we have been disappointed is two year ago when there was not enough snow for skiing so we just hung out in the hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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MaplelagResort, Public Relations Manager at Maplelag, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
We are so fortunate to have such a loyal customer base and 40 years is amazing. Thanks so much for coming all these years. We look forward to many more! Cheers!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed here for a unique business conference and was extremely pleased. The owners of the resort were extremely friendly - almost felt like staying with family. I would definitely come back if my travels ever take me there again. Be sure to check out the hot tub: billed as the largest in Minnesota.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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MaplelagResort, Public Relations Manager at Maplelag, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Thanks for your visit with your business group and posting a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time. Hope to have you as a guest in the future. Thanks again!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Both sides of our family have enjoyed gathering at Maplelag each Labor Day weekend for several years, for the annual mountain bike races. They treat us so well, feed us well, a beautiful setting where it's easy to relax, enjoy nature and people of all ages. Our sincere thanks to the owners and staff there who work so hard to give people all they expect. :) Looking forward to the next visit!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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MaplelagResort, Public Relations Manager at Maplelag, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Thanks for your many years of support of Maplelag. Your family represents Maplelag well and are blessed to have such good relationships with so many of our guests. Look forward to next time!
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We found our way to Maplelag in January of 1985 and have returned every January since then to ski the pristine trails, enjoy the wonderful food, and partake in the welcoming ambience and relationships that are such a special part of Maplelag. There are very few places these days that provide such a family friendly atmosphere - no matter the ages of the kids. We have taken our grown kids on several occasions to spend time in a setting that fosters great family fun indoors as well as out in the snow. If you want a place to retreat and enjoy the wonders of winter, this is the place!

It also is a great place to have a women's winter get-together. I have taken a group of women to Maplelag in March for the last eleven years. As word gets around of all the fun we have, new people keep joining us.

One of my favorite things is sharing this very special Minnesota treasure with as many people as I can.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MaplelagResort, Public Relations Manager at Maplelag, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Thanks for writing a review and listing Maplelag as your "home away from home" As a family run business, we will continue to provide the best experience possible for all our Maplelag families. Thanks again for your visit!
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

My sister and her family of five (ages 50, 46, 14, 12 and 10) invited my family of four (53, 51, 11, 9) to our first visit to Maplelag. We stayed in "Candy Store". Very nice rooms. Not luxury but really comfortable. Great for families or active groups of youth or adult. Friendly owners/hosts, really good home cooking with exceptionally accommodating dishes for folks eating gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian etc. very fun built in activities like the dance evening and the talent show. BYOB to meals or the lodge was nice way to handle folks wanting a drink. The skiing trails and grooming were fantastic. Especially in this drought year in MN. ANother must do is the lakeside sauna and jumping in the lake! no tvs which we liked, but there is wifi in the lodge and lots of folks used it on their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or other non apple devices. We paid for the linen package instead of bringing our own. Very worth it I think. This kind of place is a labor of love by a dedicated family. One that seems to be set up well to make the generational transfer when the time comes. We hope that's the case because the Maplelag community will be the better for it!

  • Stayed February 2012
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MaplelagResort, Public Relations Manager at Maplelag, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Thanks for your visit and taking the time to write a review. We will continue to be family owned and operated for as long as we can! Thanks again!
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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

In January my wife and I made our first visit to Maplelag. We were pleasantly surprised with the charm of this resort- where the snow seemed to be so plentiful and food exceptionally good.
We cross country skied on well groomed trails during the day and enjoyed the sauna and giant hot tub in the evenings. And I need to mention the friendliness of not only the management but also the guests. We really enjoyed eating together with the other guests and hearing how others had been coming to Maplelag for years. Also the lodge has many interesting collections- depot signs, lunch boxes, stained glass windows- which kept me perusing the building. Bottomless cookie jars and good natured dogs also added to the pleasantness of our stay.

Room Tip: Go on a weekday when rates are reduced and the resort is more intimate.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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MaplelagResort, Public Relations Manager at Maplelag, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Thanks for your visit to Maplelag and writing a review. We also appreciate the tip! Hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

Maplelag is a wonderful place. I have been there every year for several years and my family travels from very far away to join in the fun and we always have a blast. The hosts are wonderful. It is amazing what they have accomplished with the lodge, from its architecture to its decor and its nooks and crannies for relaxing. The ski trails are always extremely well groomed and the experience is a great mix of fun, relaxation and inspiration. The food is fantastic, and the experience of meeting other guests always adds to the experience. We LOVE the polar plunge - is that something you're going to do anywhere else?? This is a place where memories are made. Big thanks to Jim, Mary and company for their attention to detail and hospitality.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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MaplelagResort, Public Relations Manager at Maplelag, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Thanks for your your review and your family visit. We appreciate the distances our guests travel to visit Maplelag. We look forward to having you in the future!
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Property: Maplelag
Address: 30501 Maplelag Rd, Callaway, MN 56521-9643
Location: United States > Minnesota > Callaway
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Number of rooms: 14

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