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Minnesota Green Hotel Preserves the Environment
Minnesota Green Hotel Supports the Environment by Creating a Rain Garden
The Lodge on Lake Detroit opened in May of 2006 and because of our development’s close proximity to Big Detroit Lake, we were concerned about protecting our lake from run off. A typical treatment for run off is a settling pond which would have involved creating large, unattractive, deep holes surrounded by rocks on our property to hold water. Instead of a settling pond we decided to explore a rain garden alternative.
The rain gardens cover 5700 sq. ft. of our property and contain several thousand plants, most of which are native to Becker County, with the rest being native to Northern Minnesota. These plants allow water to seep into the ground through their root system. A typical settling pond holds water almost continuously, whereas our rain gardens are dry within 24 hours of a rainfall. In addition to their contribution to the ecology of the lake, the gardens also create visually interesting and appealing scenery for our guests.
The Lodge On Lake Detroit- Environmentally Friendly Minnesota Green Hotel!
“Wonderful hotel! Has a `lodge’ theme, and you can tell that a lot of thought, money, planning, and effort went into the building of this hotel. Lots of natural wood throughout the building. Hotel is right on a lake, has a dock, and strongly promotes its `green’ theme, which is nice. Rooms are quiet and were very clean. High-end toiletries. Hotel is within walking distance of a beautiful nature walk/bike trail and gas station/convenience store, with eateries/other stores within one to two miles.”
DEBORAH L. – TRIP ADVISOR GUEST
“Amazing hotel! They pride themselves on the eco-green atmosphere with biodegradable products and opportunities to re-use, re-new and refresh. The in-house spa features massages, facials, the whole pedi-mani routine. There is a perfect size pool and the rooms are fantastic. There is even a night light system in the bathrooms for any late night visits. Big oversize chairs to lounge in and comfy beds with beautiful linens. The staff is friendly and responsive. A great place to unwind and have an enjoyable glass of wine in the lobby while watching the sunset over the water.”
JANICE M – TRIP ADVISOR GUEST