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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It was rustic and perfect for our needs. We didn't need to cook,everything was clean,Pam and Jade were very nice. We really enjoyed the ride along Lake Superior and supper at one of the restaurants near by. I did alot of research to find a great experience for my Mom and I. It definitely paid off!! We loved it BUT...

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Thank Cherrie E
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stayed in one of the motel units for 2 nights in July. Keep in mind when you are booking this that this is not a fancy place, but a cabin type place. Weekends in Duluth often find in town accomodations filled or very overpriced. I found this place and although a little skeptical about booking it, decided to go for...

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Needed a small cabin, close to Lake Superior. Gardenwood nailed it. A nice little rustic cabin with a microwave, fridge, shower...even DirecTV. Clean, comfortable, convenient, and a great rate. Will definitely look to return here next trip to the North Shore!

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Thank Todd M
Colorado Springs
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed here from July 17-22nd for our honeymoon, with our dog. We chose a cabin with a kitchenette, which came in really handy for our cooking needs. The bed was comfortable and we had access to on demand tv if we wanted it. The resort lost power Wednesday night during a huge storm. Staff were...

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Thank Laura K
Champlin, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2016

First lets start with the best parts. Keep in mind you are going for a cabin rental. It was an awesome spot right on Superior and a good starting point for venturing the north shore. We didn't know that we were gonna be right on the McQuade marina which was a great bonus. We could walk down and boat watch,...

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Thank Quentin R
Beloit, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I've stayed in "rustic" cabins before but Gardenwood is well beyond rustic. We were in cabin 7 and it was falling apart, complete with rusty nails. The bed was in terrible condition and neither of us got any sleep. We were booked for 3 nights but left after 1.

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Thank Mollie L
Minneapolis MN
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Stopped here for the night to break up the drive from the Twin Cities to Grand Marais. Easy to reserve, easy to find, and perfectly serviceable spot to lay our heads. We weren't looking for fancy, just serviceable, and that's what we got. The cabin included a small refrigerator and microwave, tv, two beds and a bathroom. There was a...

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Thank MinnesotaMaven
Alexandria, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Literally an 11x13 foot cabin that included bedroom, kitchen, dining table and bathroom. Clearly very little extra space, but adequate for a couples weekend getaway. Location is great. Between Duluth and Two Harbors, and across the road from a harbor on Lake Superior, it's a quiet retreat, but don't expect fancy. Cabin #12 was clean but could use some updating....

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Minnesota
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Finding a place to stay anywhere in the Duluth area can be difficult unless you plan way ahead. We decided on a North Shore trip for Sept 27 & 28, 2 weeks prior to going so had very little to choose from, but ending up at Gardenwood turned out to be absolutely perfect. We chose cabin #3 because it has...

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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Great little place to stay. Cabins and hotel rooms are comfy and quaint. Could use some updating but the beds are comfortable, the fridge and kitchen appliances work great, the water is hot with great pressure and everything is clean. Staff is very friendly and we had a lot of fun meeting some of the other guests around the campfire...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gardenwood Resort & Motel is located 10 miles from Downtown Duluth, MN on the Scenic North Shore Drive. Our comfortable resort accommodations include 13 cabins and a 4-room motel settled into the woods next door to the McQuade Small Craft Harbor on Lake Superior. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gardenwood Resort and Motel

Address: 5107 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2924
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: €74 - €159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“We were in #24--one of the motel units and it was fine. Perhaps an end unit would have better views if choosing one of the motel units.”
 of 5 bubbles pattio540, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 7 has a view of the public restrooms in the parking lot next door. They're only about 20 feet away!”
 of 5 bubbles 121molliel, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Cabin #1 was right next to Highway 61. Great view of the Lake, but also close to traffic, which quieted as the sun went down.”
 of 5 bubbles MinnesotaMaven, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“#12 seemed a bit bigger than some of the others we saw.”
 of 5 bubbles MNTammyJ, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Cabin 3 was larger than I expected. The lake views are not direct views so I wouldn't choose a cabin based on the view.”
 of 5 bubbles DudesBuddy, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
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