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Hastings, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped for the corn beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. It was among the best I've ever had. The corn beef was excellent, the vegetables were well cooked and not soggy. Had a great Irish band playing. Four or five local beers on tap. All at a reasonable price. I can't wait to stop again...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping into our St. Patrick's Day celebration! We appreciate the nice review of our restaurant. Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners

Reviewed 16 May 2016

We stayed in a comfy cabin with a bedroom, sitting area, and kitchen area. It had everything we needed. The lodge has a warm, inviting fireplace and downstairs is a game room.--Ping pong is always fun! The hiking trails are enjoyable and the scenery spectacular. We also enjoyed the on-site restaurant and live music in the pub on Saturday evening....

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review of our property! I also appreciate you mentioning our live music. There are so many talented musicians in Cook County and we feature most of them on most weekends. Hope to see you again some time. Michael O'Phelan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Minnesota's North Shore used to be a journey back to another time and a different world. In recent years, places like Bluefin Bay have popped up to offer city people a faux Northwoods experience. Not having to give up big-city comforts, I get, but why not stay in Minneapolis if what you want is fine wine and...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for appreciating the authentic North Shore experience we offer at Cascade Lodge. It's what I grew up with and enjoy keeping up for the next generations. Have a great summer and we will see you again! Michael O'Phelan, Owner

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually stay in the main lodge and have always been very satisfied, but this time we stayed in Cabin 11 for three nights. It is a very clean, charming cottage with a wonderful wood-burning stone fireplace that we enjoyed every night. It has a nice-sized bathroom and a very comfortable queen bed. You access the cottage by crossing a...

Thank Becky H
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fine review and I really appreciate you being a repeat guest. I'm glad you liked Cabin 11, a lot of guests call that our "honeymoon" cabin. Have a great spring and hope to see you again soon! Michael O'Phelan, Owner

naples, florida
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Cascade Lodge was exactly the kind of place I was looking for to stay while skiing at Lutsen Mountains. Close enough for an easy ride to/from the resort (<15 minutes), but far enough away that you don't feel like all the mountain's visitors are right on top of you. Yeah, you say, but what about dining and socializing? Well, they...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

What a great review! You captured the lodge perfectly and nicely. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Michael O'Phelan, Owner

Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed back in Sept. of 16' and had a nice little vacation. The restaurant had awesome breakfasts and burgers. A very short walk simply across the highway was Lake Superior. Close to Grand Marais, but not to close. When we go back we're going to get a cabin.

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of our property--I love the description "close but not too close." It's a great way to put it, you can enjoy one of America's favorite small towns but stay close to nature when you are here at Cascade Lodge! I think you will love our cabins, great decision. Look forward to your return visit. Michael O'Phelan...

Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My husband, 8 year old daughter and I spent three nights in cabin 10 for New Years. Very beautiful, rustic cabin. Loved the hiking/skiing/snowshoeing trails that were right outside the door. The cabin had all the necessities of home except a kettle for tea. The bed and futon met our needs. The main lodge was charming as well as the...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and happy belated New Years! You can run plain water through the coffee maker to make tea! Michael O'Phelan, Owner

Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Cascade Lodge is a great older property just steps away from Lake Superior, and a few miles from Lutsen. It is older, but very quaint and clean. The lodge has a reading room with couches and games, and several cabins. I would definitely stay here again.

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. We love this old lodge and are looking forward to celebrating 90 years in June of 2017! See you again soon we hope! Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed over the Christmas weekend in their "suite." Accommodations were pretty much what you expect in Minnesota lodge-style offerings. In the rooms, the floor lamp was obviously bought at someone's garage sale; the table lamp had electricity to the bulb, so it had that going for it, but the rest of the lamp was pretty much "dis-assembled." The real burn...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

I saw your same review on another site and apologized. Here it is again, I'm really sorry, our system should not have allowed you to purchase the package you did. We were closed Christmas day to allow our employees some time with their families. Michael O'Phelan, Owner

Le Claire, Iowa
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great rustic cabin getaway with hiking trails out our door along the Cascade River- beautiful views and between Lutsen and Grand Marias. The staff was very friendly and informative. I would recommend to anyone wanting to disconnect from all the hustle and bustle. Most relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Thank David M
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Congratulations on 30 years and thanks for choosing Cascade Lodge to celebrate! We hope to see you again. Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners

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  • Restaurant
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cascade Lodge on the North Shore of Lake Superior featuring log cabins, a historic main lodge and motel units. Miles of wild, scenic and accessible Lake Superior shoreline interspersed with ledge rock and cobblestone beaches unspoiled by any development. Completely surrounded by one of Minnesota's finest state parks, Cascade River State Park with the nationally recognized Superior Hiking Trail coming right to your door. Excellent restaurant and pub onsite serving hand crafted meals daily. Ten minutes to the quaint village of Grand Marais or the Lutsen Mountains ski area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cascade Lodge

Address: 3719 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9534
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: $88 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cascade Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Ask for lodge room with lake view!”
 of 5 bubbles Hans50, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoy the second floor lakeside lodge rooms. Cabin 11 is great.”
  • Wooden bridge to the cabin
  • Stream by the cabin
 of 5 bubbles 979beckyh, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The upper floors lake side have an awesome view of Lake Superior”
 of 5 bubbles jnib384, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check out the map for cabin location and photos.”
 of 5 bubbles P5824JKmikej, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like 202! But will opt for cabin 11 next year if we can swing it...”
 of 5 bubbles The_Bohemian, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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