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“Very comfortable and a great view.”
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Island View Resort
Minneapolis
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8 reviews
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“Very comfortable and a great view.”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My husband and I just returned from the Island View Resort. We really enjoyed our stay. The resort owners were very friendly and helpful. We stayed in one of the cabins facing Lake Superior. What a view! We enjoyed a bonfire on the first night. The resort was quiet and peaceful. It is also a short walk from a beautiful beach and the Knife River Marina. Also, we loved that the resort is pet friendly. It was nice to be able to bring our dog with and not worry about finding someone to watch her. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.

Room Tip: When reserving a cabin, try to get one with a lake view. It is such a nice view!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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omaha, nebraska
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed here before and after Grandma's Marathon 2011. The resort is located at about Mile 5 of the marathon route. The resort was perfect. The cabins were clean and warm (it's still chilly up there in June!). The kitchenette was perfect for cooking in and had all the utensils we needed. The bathroom was small and the shower/tub was very small, but it worked, had hot water, and the pressure was just fine. The owners are friendly and low key. If you need a nice quiet place to stay, for Grandma's Marathon or not, I cannot recommend Island View enough!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

We reserved four cabins for a family reunion; our family included grade school children through grandparents and we stayed in five cabins on the property. The largest is a converted mobile home that can sleep six; it has a large living room and kitchen. The smallest cabin had a combined sleeping area and kitchen, separate bath and a cute porch that looks out on Superior. Cabins were immaculate and well stocked with paper goods and kitchenware. The family that owns the resort is friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. Basically, we only saw them when we needed them. They truly welcomed us and wanted us to enjoy our stay.

The cabins are situated in a wooded area that borders on an open field that looks out onto Superior. The resort is great for a quiet time with family and for quick trips to Duluth or Gooseberry falls. You are about a 20 minute drive from Duluth and from Gooseberry falls, but you are not on the Lake. You must walk about 20 minutes to a public, pebble beach to reach Superior. There is a fire pit for evening bonfires and many charcoal grills, but don't expect a lot of activity at the resort. I get the sense, though, that people do return year after year. Unlike many Minnesota cabins, you can rent these by the day instead of the week.

Room Tip: If traveling with a group, try to reserve the mobile home so that you have a place to gather.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Mpls, mn
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

We love the Island View Resort. This charming collection of nine fully-furnished, spotlessly-maintained, early 20th-century cabins really make us feel like we are "up north". While still maintaining old-fashioned charm, they do have modern modern amenities, e.g.,TVs and DVD players for rainy days. Prices are great!

Room Tip: Each of the cabins is charming, Check out the photos on their web site to choose the right one. Th...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Cabins are older but clean. Right by the lake. Nice stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Island View Resort
Address: 249 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN 55609
Location: United States > Minnesota > Knife River
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Knife River
Number of rooms: 11

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