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Solbakken on Superior

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

I have stayed here many times, always a delight. They are dog friendly, and right on the water. The cabins are very homey, and the motel rooms all have kitchenettes. It's not one of those fancy resorts that, frankly, make me feel like I don't belong, but an old fashioned comfy place. No TV in the cabins, just the sound... More 

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Ada, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I guess this is an OK place for the money, but I would not stay there again. The walls are thin and I could hear people talking in the next room until 12:30 am. Also, I didn't think my motel room was very clean. I walked around in my stocking feet for awhile and when I looked at them they... More 

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Thank Elaine1536
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Have been going to Solbakken resort for over 15 years. Nothing matches the attention detail by the staff. Rent Jonas House and appreciate the seclusion of the big lake. The Lodge offers a nice meeting place to get to know other guests. If you are looking for a great place to recharge yourself Solbakken is the answer all year round.

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Thank Patrick C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We chose Solbakken because they were listed on dogfriendly.com as a dog friendly resort. Solbakken is such a special place on the lake side of Hwy 61 in Lutsen, MN. We stayed in room #10 in the motel. It looks like a normal hotel room from the front, where you park your car outside your room and you enter through... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

I stayed at the Solbakken Guest House with 5 other friends. This is an unbelievable find! We cozied up here for a weekend and skiied at Lutsen. Comfortable beds, great lighting, breathtaking winter views from the deck and kitchen/main room. Great deal when split with other people, too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We visited Solbakken Resort with our son, daughter-in-law and her family over Labor Day weekend. While the others in the group had stayed there on previous occasions it was our first experience. We stayed in Jonas which comfortably slept 6 of us with 3 separate bedrooms and 3 full baths. The cabin is right on the water with a great... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The owner was very nice. Always a smile. We stayed in one of the motel rooms. They go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. They can help you with any questions. The units have somewhat dated furnishings and such, but they are very clean and comfortable. The beds were comfortable. It's retro north woods. I liked it. There... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Our family of four just returned from a 5 night stay at Solbakken. It was lovely. We stayed in the Telemark suite. It was very clean and had everything we needed to make meals. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom very large. The fireplace was nice and we used it! The view from the living room and deck was... More 

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Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the suite meet your special needs. Thanks for the great review! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

st paul
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127 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

stayed in motel, one nite only. Room was v clean and cozy. Great private deck and lake views. Nice lodge, very friendly and helpful owners and staff. Good value, exceeded our expectations. Love these Ma and Pa operations, happy to support them. These owners are great! What a pleasant surprise. Next time may opt for a cabin, lakeside. But, for... More 

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Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and the great review! Please do come back again. You would love the cabins! More 

North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Solbakken. The view of the lake was unbeatable. Every night we watched the sun go down while enjoying a bonfire right on the rocks. The sound of the waves was mesmerizing. We loved that we could bring our dog, and the kitchen had everything you needed (minus the food). The resort offered pontoon rentals... More 

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Thank Sarah S
Margie D, Front Office Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Fabulous! Thanks for letting everyone know how much you enjoyed your stay. Please come again when you get a chance. We'd love to have you and your dog back. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Solbakken is a hidden gem in Lutsen on Lake Superior's North Shore. We provide home base in our cabins nestled along the shore as you experience the Northwoods. Solbakken is situated on seven acres of very special property with over 600 feet of Lake Superior shoreline for guests to enjoy! Our cozy accommodations feature an option for all budgets ranging from economy style units to luxury cabins with fireplaces. Enjoy a variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing in winter and barbecuing in summer. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solbakken on Superior

Address: 4874 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9515
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: €67 - €176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Solbakken on Superior 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Cabin #1 It was beautiful, quaint and charming. Perfect for a loving get away.”
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“Cabins have are right on the Lake, Suites are under the office and Public room so can be noisy.”
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“Wouldn't stay in the motel as it is too close to the road, any of the cabins or lakeside motel rooms would be fine.”
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“go with the cabins for total isolation or #12 motel on the end.”
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 of 5 bubbles 814barryp, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
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