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Guest letters and comments to Detroit Lakes MN Hotel Resort and Spa

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May 19, 2011 We were there for the Johnson/Culligan wedding. Being the father of the groom, I had invested about $7,000 in the event. Every penny was well spent. We are still amazed at the way you were able to get the sun to come out just in time for the wedding. I won't name names for fear of leaving someone out, but we were treated well by every staff member. No one disappointed us.
M. J. - St. Paul, MN

January 14, 2011 Our boys were there for a hockey tournament and they were awesome to the boys. Encouraging and accommodating as far as an early breakfast and so on . . . My pedicure was great and the person who gave it to me is a great spokesperson for Detroit Lakes. I hope to come back in the summer!
K. W. - Winnipeg, MB

January 12, 2011 Thank you so much for accommodating our change in reservations and letting us check in early for our 24 hour stay. We love staying there and all of your staff is so friendly and always willing to help. This is a wonderful spot for our girls weekend. . . 2 come from Moorhead, and the rest from the Twin Cities. THANK YOU for another great stay! Next year will be our 5th annual.
J.R. - Plymouth, MN

September 11, 2010 We got married at the Lodge in 2009 and loved it. We returned for our one year anniversary and were welcomed by a friendly staff (some who remembered us from the wedding), an anniversary card, and a bottle of champagne in our room. Again, the accommodations were great, views fantastic, and it was a great way to celebrate our special day.
T.O. - Eden Prairie, MN

Jim and Staff: What a beautiful Lodge; setting and decorative touches throughout make this a most uplifting location to stay. Your food and wine choices are very nice. Thank you for the upgraded breakfast buffet with Real plates and dinnerware.
Bagley, MN Guest

Good afternoon Jim Just a little note to thank you for the service you provided for us at the Lodge on Friday night. Everyone had a wonderful time and the food was excellent. Many commented on how nice everything was. Thank you also, for being so accommodating and flexible. The atmosphere at the Lodge is the best, so warm and cozy, and the room looked great! Please thank your staff as well. They did a super job! We hope we can stay at your place on some future visit. Again, our sincere thanks for everything!
Chuck and Jane Nelson

Jim just a note to say Thank you for all of your Hospitality during our Summer SkillsUSA conference! A personal thanks to you for your time and effort to make this event such a success the past 3 years! Looking forward to our return in 2010!
J P Skills USA

Jim and all at The Lodge Thanks for Doing a Good Job! Is printed on the front of this card but it should say GREAT Job!! Our stay for WII could not have been any nicer and we will be back!! Thxs to the whole staff at The Lodge and The Spa – you are a class act!!
S L – Dakota Supply

Feb 22, 2010 - My siblings and I hosted a 50th anniversary party for our parents at the The Lodge on Lake Detroit... and we could not be more pleased with the experience.
Jim, the Group Experience Coordinator, was an absolute pleasure to work with... he had great ideas and suggestions for the party, and was so accommodating to any special requests we presented. When the big day arrived, he and his staff set everything up, allowing me to relax and enjoy my family!
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Jun 28, 2010 - Unbelievable Service - We just hosted a birthday party for my mother at The Lodge, and I was blown away by the experience. The entire staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help us make our event special. The Lodge staff was so accommodating and professional, and the party went off without a hitch. It was truly amazing. The setting was also perfect... lovely deck, beautiful lobby, wonderful lawn, etc. It was just an incredible overall experience. Thank you to everyone at The Lodge!
Tripadvisor Guest, vail, co

Jun 5, 2010 - Of the 6 yrs we've been taking a trip, this is the absolute best!!! - This was a wonderful place to stay. In our case, it was 7 senior couples, and we were treated like gold. Right from the first email to enquire about the Lodge, to the final goodbyes, we were treated with friendliness and respect, efficiency & promptness! The rooms are great and so clean; the pool & hot tup were clean; the breakfasts were so good, filled with variety and all you could eat. Their staff recommended places to see and places to eat and helped with every aspect of our trip. We would certainly consider going back again for another group stay.
Tripadvisor Guest, Portage la Prairie, Canada

December 20, 2009 - Eighteen of us traveled from different directions to the Lodge on Lake Detroit for a family Christmas gathering. From the time we booked our rooms to the time we checked out our expectations were exceeded and we were met with politeness and accommodation from every employee.The lodge was immaculate and so beautiful. Our family has already reserved rooms for next Christmas, making plans to meet there in the summer and I can't wait to meet girfriends there for a getaway. I highly recommend this Lodge for an unforgettable time!
Big Lake, MN TripAdvisor Guest

October 6, 2009 - Wonderful place to reunite with friends - Stayed at the Lodge for three nights in September with 8 friends from all over Minnesota, Wisconsin, Canada and Kansas...this our second annual get together at the Lodge and we absolutely love it there. Some of us also utilized some of the Spa services and they were top notch and very professional...Thanks Michelle! The front desk staff and Management staff were also great and very accomodating. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay.
Tripadvisor Guest, International Falls, MN

August 24, 2009 - Perfect spot for Business Meetings with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients - Want a Perfect spot for your next Business Meeting, a Group Meeting and or small conferences with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Great hospitality welcomes you to The LODGE on Lake Detroit with friendly customer service, outstanding lodging environment from the comfort of your room to the sounds of the Minnesota Loons on Lake Detroit.

Spa services are available and all lodge rooms have Lakefront views facing the beautiful sunsets on lake Detroit. Our group plans to return in 2010 for our 4th annual Advisors Summer Conference. A great location to hold a conference. We have had as many as 35 conference attendees and their families join us for 4 days. Our meeting space is always refreshed with linens and water throughout the day, and equipped with the latest audio visual technology. A Great space to have your conference attendees bring there wireless laptops for training and or team building.

Wonderful breakfast awaits each morning and if you go away hungry it's your own fault. The Lodge does have services to prepare breakfast, all snacks and break out functions, appetizers in the evening. I have had meals catered in locally and it has worked great. We either dine in or eat picnic style down by the lakeside on those beautiful days.

A great selection of restaurants and golf courses are just minutes away. Close to the downtown area, great location for fishing, and all seasonal things to do and events for all to enjoy year-around in the Detroit Lakes area. If your looking for that Quiet Up North Experience, but all of the comforts, you have found the right spot. Great Value for the price and great value for your next conference, meeting or workshop.
Tripadvisor Guest, Jennifer P. - SkillsUSA, MN

July 13, 2009 - The "BEST of the BEST" for a Family Reunion - If you are even remotely thinking of T-H-E place to host a family reunion, this is it! Our large, friendly and highly energetic family of 60+ members gathered this past weekend for the first time at the Lodge. While we normally vacation over a long weekend each year, it is difficult to find a property that has it all and can accommodate our lively and busy family. Well ... this is just the BEST! From making the initial reservations, to being greeted warmly at the front desk, to the comfortable rooms and cozy accommodations, to the abundant green space lakeside and of course the beach, it just never disappointed us. While it rained much of Saturday, approximately 20 of used the spa services and were treated with great respect while enjoying the comfort of a lovely and serene setting. Breakfast is the best buffet we've been offered at a hotel in this type of setting and the lobby bar was just another special place to gather. Even the pool area is just right for children, young adults and even a number of adults. Would we return??? You couldn't stop us .... next year there will be 70+!!!! Thanks again to Jim and the staff. We are hoping you are well compensated as you define the image of "MINNESOTA NICE" ... and then some!
Caspers & Ihry Families, ND & MN

July 8, 2009 - Family Fun for All - We were looking for a place for our summer vacation that would satisfy everyone in our group. Fishing for my husband, relaxation for me and fun activities for our teenagers. The Lodge fit these requirements for everyone! The fishing was great (big walleyes just our front) the Spa massage was the best I ever had, reading on the beach was quiet and comfortable, and the kids enjoyed tubing, kayaking and biking into town. Other reviews mention trains and we did hear them, so if you are a light sleeper this might be an issue, but by the second night of our 5 night stay it wasn't an issue. We've told our family and friends about this place and we will definitely be back!
Tripadvisor Guest, Vadnais Hts., MN

September 28, 2008 - I was recently married in the Detroit Lakes area, and we decided to use the Lodge on Lake Detroit as one of our hotel blocks in the area. It was one of the better decisions that we made in our wedding process. The Lodge is a beautiful and tranquil get-away in Northern Minnesota. From the moment that you walk into the main lobby, you are greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who truly are committed to making your stay as pleasant as it can be. The suites are gorgeous with a spacious aromatherapy jet tub.

We had such great service from the guest services coordinator, that we also decided to have our groom's dinner at The Lodge. We were able to have a beautiful dinner on shores of Detroit Lakes, and the food was fantastic! It was catered by The Convent on Reeves, and they served a chicken and ribs barbecue dinner that complimented the outside meal. We were also granted permission to take our pictures by the water. The trees provided the perfect amount of shading for our photographer. Many of our guests told us that they plan to return to The Lodge for a weekend trip in the future because they were so happy with their stay. I know that my husband and I will be spending more time there!
Tripadvisor Member, Minneapolis

April 12, 2008 - Our hockey team stayed there in February of 2008 and were very impressed! The hotel rooms were absolutely stunning. The flatscreen tv was nice and the beds were extremely comfortable, with a wide variety of pillows. The Sharp radio clock was pretty neat, with various settings for background noise and relaxing sounds. The best feature of the room was the bathroom - one of the nicest I've stayed at... ever. It did not have a bath, but had a beautiful walk in glass shower... everything was tiled beautifully. The rest of the hotel was first class, although the pool was a little small for two hockey teams. The breakfast was good, although they tended to run out of hot water for coffee/tea rather quickly most mornings.
Tripadvisor Member, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

September 19, 2007 - Exceptional! The food, room set-up, bartender, everything was perfect. Thank you! Please send my thanks and gratitude to everyone.
Cathy - Afton, MN

March 29, 2007 - Our sincere gratitude for a fabulous stay and service at The Lodge and Spa Within... Thank you for making our guests feel as comfortable as pampered as we could hope for on their tour this past weekend. Your property and accommodations exceeded all their expectations. Your standard of services is so appreciated. We look forward to bringing multiple tour groups through for a wonderful stay at The Lodge and enjoyment of the impeccable services of "The Spa Within".
Michelle P., Tour Operator

March 20, 2007 - We would like to thank you all again, for making our wedding day better than we hoped for. Your facility is absolutely beautiful and the staff was friendly, and went out of their way for us. We will never forget your help and hard work. Thank you again!
Jim & Mandy

December 11, 2006 (Wedding) - Thank you for making this special day so wonderful for us. The Lodge looked beautiful and everyone had an enjoyable stree-free time. Thank you again.
Jolene & Chris G.

December 2006 (Funeral) - A special thanks to the entire staff for your excellent services and care. During our stay, we were mourning our mother's death and you were very accommodating. Thank you for your professionalism and positive manner. You have helped to make this difficult journey a bit smoother.
Kathy K.

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