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THE LODGE ON LAKE DETROIT
1200 East Shore Drive
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Tel: 218-847-VIEW (8439)
Toll Free: 800-761-VIEW (8439)
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Resort owners are trying to make up lost profits   Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV)-- One of the busiest boating and vacation weeks of the years is here. The 4th of July. But who can forget the lousy Spring weather. While it got off to a slow start, resort owners in Detroit Lakes are hoping to re-coop some of their lost profits during the summer months.  [read more]

Holland Hospitality's Best Westerns Recognized With Three Brand Awards At Hotel Chain's Annual Convention And Global Conference   Two of Holland Hospitality's properties were recognized with top brand awards at Best Western International's 2012 Convention and Global Conference held recently in Las Vegas, Nev. The BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes, MN was recognized with the Champion Customer Care Award. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Superior Inn and Suites in Grand Marais, MN was recognized with both the M.K. Guertin Award and the Champion Customer Care Award.  [read more]

Best Western Green Hotels Recognized at Earth Day Rally in Washington, D.C.   As part of Best Western's 2012 sponsorship of Earth Day Network (EDN), Best Western recently held a contest to choose three properties that exemplify leading sustainability practices in the hospitality industry and in their community to attend Earth Day in Washington D.C.  [read more]

Businesses Prepare for Possible Early Start to Fishing Season - Published April 07, 2012, 05:23 PM WDAY News 6 - By: Danielle Miller   Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) -- With fishing season possibly opening a week early in Minnesota, businesses are getting ready for the bonus weekend.   [read more]

NICHE FINDERS - SUMMER 2011 MN-MEETINGS.COM - By Amanda Fretheim Gates PHOTOS BY TODD BUCHANAN   These professionals found, and then capitalized on, their own unique place in the industry.You know them. Those people who find a hole in the market and come up with a brilliant plan, follow through with that plan and develop something smart and successful. Those people who are ahead of the curve—like the early adopters of technology or those who went green before green was even a thing.   [read more]

Minnesota's mini-mecca Detroit Lakes the perfect getaway   BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit is a must-stay on any trip to the region. The lakefront hotel and spa opened on Big Detroit Lake in May 2006. Earlier this year, it was awarded Explore Minnesota's Sustainable Tourism Award in recognition of environmentally friendly practices.   [read more]

Saying "I do" on a budget 8/05/10 By: Riham Feshir, DL-Online   Summer is the time for wedding bells not blues, and luckily,
the smaller the community, the more affordable weddings are. Many brides and grooms-to-be don't have to sacrifice much to turn a dream wedding into reality and still do it on a budget.   [read more]

Spring 2010: Minnesota Meeting & Events Magazine - By Monica Wright Profile: A Dream Come True   Chris Holland-Mehlhaff can easily tell you how long it took her dream to come true: 15 years. That's the time it took her and husband Scott Mehlhaff to plan, acquire land and build their ideal resort, The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes.   [read more]

August 8, 2009: Winnipeg Free Press - By SHEL ZOLKOWICH :The Other Detroit   Minnesota resort a great getaway, and close to home.   [read more]

May 2009: Prairie Business Magazine - By LIN SMITHWICK :Young entrepreneur   A photocopy of a Mickey Mouse check hangs on the wall of a Green Bay, WI, businessman. The check is from Detroit Lakes, MN, entrepreneur Katriana Mehlhaff, who was 7 years old when she wrote it.   [read more]

APRIL 2009: Minnesota Monthly :Summer 2009 Travel Guide   The Lodge on Lake Detroit was featured with 16 other resorts and hotels from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Canada in its April 2009 issue. The following excerpts The Lodge on Lake Detroit's narrative.  [read more]

JUNE 2008: Detroit Lakes Newspapers - By COURTNEY SINNER :Summer Tour of Gardens from Rain Gardens to Backyard Ponds & Waterfalls   One of the best parts of summer is the colorful flowers that bloom throughout the months, and creative gardens with water features and pathways to 'ooh and ahh' over.  [complete story]

MAY 19, 2008: Memorial Weekend "Live at The Lodge" Events Feature Christine Rosholt and Tim Sparks   Need a Spring Fever Reliever? The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes, MN invites you to relax and reconnect with friends at two "Live at The Lodge" events over Memorial Weekend; on Friday and Sunday. Both events are open to the public and hotel guests.   [complete story]

MAY 1, 2007: Prairie Business Magazine - By LIN SMITHWICK : Sunset Dreams Come True   After 15 years of dreaming and planning, The Lodge on Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes, MN opened its expansive doors to welcome guests to a world of sunsets and personal service not to be forgotten.  [complete story]

OCTOBER 28, 2006: Lakes Area Press - By JACKIE JENSON : Holiday Shopping and Live Jazz at Lodge on Lake Detroit on November 4   Starting at noon that day, the Lodge will play host to a unique Holiday Boutique. Filled with everything from sumptuous desserts to sparkling jewelry, perfect purses to colorful candles, Christmas will be coming early to East Shore Drive this year.  [complete story]

OCTOBER 2006: Minnesota Monthly: 15 Reasons To Get Away For The Weekend   According to a past visitor profile survey, the top three elements visitors identified as most important in choosing Detroit Lakes as a vacation destination included the natural environment, lakes and rivers, and boating and water recreation.  [complete story]

SEPTEMBER 10, 2006: Detroit Lakes Tribune- By JACKIE JENSON : Grand Opening Gala and Benefit set for Sept. 14 at the Lodge on Lake Detroit   Detroit Lakes, Minn.- ; Second open house slated for Sun. Sept. 17. With sumptuous appetizers and entertainment abound, LOLA, The Lodge on Lake Detroit, is putting on the Ritz for a one-of-a-kind Grand Opening Gala event and fundraiser.  [complete story]

JULY 16, 2006: Detroit Lakes Tribune- By JACKIE JENSON : Smart gardens planted at The Lodge on Lake Detroit   Detroit Lakes, Minn.- With its building now complete, and sod freshly laid, the Lodge on Lake Detroit is focusing its attention on a different sort of project: planting two ecologically-friendly rain gardens on the surrounding grounds.   [complete story]

JUNE 16, 2006: Detroit Lakes Tribune- By SOPHIE VOGT: A Sensational Spa: Prepare to be pampered at new full-service spa in Detroit Lakes   Detroit Lakes, Minn.- The Lodge on Lake Detroit, "The Spa Within," a full- service spa with a natural theme, is planned to open June 26 and will take reservations beginning June 19. It is a part of The Lodge on Lake Detroit, which opened in May.   [complete story]

JUNE 10, 2006: Winnepeg Free Press- By RoseAnna Schick: Playing a round in Minnesota- U.S. neighbour an impressive golf state   MINNESOTA is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. It also has more than 450 golf courses and hundreds of highways, which add up to one thing -- golf tour. Next destination was Detroit Lakes ... The Lodge on Lake Detroit is a brand new lakefront hotel and spa that opened in May. An impeccably planned resort, each room offers a stunning view of Big Detroit Lake and an array of tasteful details.   [complete story]

MAY 21, 2006: Detroit Lakes Tribune- BY JACKIE JENSON: The Lodge is Now Open   "Come for the sunsets, stay for the experience" is the motto of the new Lodge on Lake Detroit. Complete with a lakeside deck for every room, the Lodge opened last week, providing for a new type of hotel experience along the shores of Big Detroit Lake.   [complete story]

MAY 19, 2006: Fargo Forum Tribune- BY JONATHAN KNUTSON : After 15 years, family opens their dream resort on Big Detroit Lake   The Lodge on Lake Detroit, a family project 15 years in the making, opens this week.. The 55-room, 13-suite hotel on the north shore of Big Detroit Lake is gearing up for a Memorial Day weekend general opening. The hotel – which promotes itself as providing a resort-style atmosphere for families – has its first paying guests this weekend.  [complete story]

FEBRUARY 12, 2006: Detroit Lakes Tribune- BY PIPPI MAYFIELD: DL's ‘History of Progress' Continues   The Lodge on Lake Detroit co-owners John Holland and Chris Mehlhaff stand above the construction zone that will be the main lobby and entrance area to the resort. "There are changes happening every day," Mehlhaff said. The 55-unit hotel is due to open in May.   [complete story]

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