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Cascade Lodge

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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

Reviewed 30 November 2016

Relaxing time at Cascade as usual! We've been spending time here off and on for 34 years. The experience is timelessly refreshing! Cabin 1 is cozy and refreshing. Stoke the fireplace, sit back, relax and enjoy the Lake Superior view.

Thank Mike J
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for 34 years of patronage to Cascade Lodge! Hope to see you again soon, Michael O'Phelan, Owner

Maplewood, MN
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I researched a number of North Shore resorts for our mid-November birthday retreat and landed on Cascade in part because of the variety of accommodations and their restaurant was a very short walk over a cool rustic stone arch bridge from the lodge. We arrived and were warmly greeted by Josh who was patient enough to let us explore a...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

We really appreciate all the specific comments and we are very happy you had a nice stay and experience here at Cascade Lodge. We are especially thankful to have you become another repeat guest! Have a Happy New year. Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners

Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stayed in one of the cabins which was perfect! The cabin had a word burning fireplace which added to the charming atmosphere on our wet, cold October weekend. One of the main reasons we chose Cascade Lodge was because they allow dogs in their cabins. We received a VERY warm welcome for our furry baby as they had an...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for becoming another repeat guest! I appreciate your comments concerning hiking here and out welcoming pets. Hope to see you again soon! Michael, Owner

Des Moines, Ia
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went for a quick little get away after our wedding and this place was great! The view from our cabin was gorgeous and the cabin was quaint! The gentleman that checked us is was very nice as well as the gentleman that helped check us out. We hiked up to Lookout Mountain and the view from the top was breathtaking....

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review! I hope you can take a minute to send us an email naming your cabin so we can check out that bed! Appreciate it and hope to see you again, Michael O'Phelan, Owner

Reviewed 1 November 2016

My friend and I were touring Grand Marais, Minnesota, a lovely place.. lake, history, and a place to enjoy nature. Cascade Hotel , the Main house is an inviting abode, with a great view of the Lake. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, a big stove, Microwave, and coffeemaker. We had a pleasant stay there. I recommend this place...

Thank Cecille R
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review of our property. We take a lot of pride in what we offer and in keeping our place inviting and clean. We also really take our pricing seriously. We make every effort to be the #1 value resort on the North Shore so it's especially nice to have you notice that. Thanks again, Michael and...

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It had been years since my wife and I had visited the North Shore and never to enjoy the changing fall colors. Although we decided to go a month and half before our trip date lodging was sparse. We had heard of the Cascade Lodge and thought based on being a North Shore iconic name it would be a good...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Cascade Lodge. It seems like you may have stayed in our Suite 104. It's a very popular choice, has been remodeled and kept up to our standards and is always spotlessly clean after our housekeepers get it cleaned. We have had literally 1000's of comments to that effect so I...

Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. I stay in the cabins as they allow my dogs in them. This is the number one reason for me closing this place. Great hiking and shopping nearby. Cabins are clean. Staff is friendly. Highly recommended.

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for mentioning our pet friendly options. We allow pets in any of our cabins or motel rooms but not the main lodge building. We appreciate you taking the time to write a great review! Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners

Kennewick, Washington
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This property offered a lot of different options. There were rooms in the main lodge, little cabins, bigger cabins...it all depends what you are looking for. Not fancy, but comfortable and reasonably priced. Check with the staff to make sure that you are getting lodging that fits your needs and wants. We enjoyed our night there. The staff was very...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and mentioning our award winning restaurant next door. I hope you return sometime for an extended stay! Michael O'Phelan, Owner

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice classy old lodge. Nice functional sleeping room was adequate and clean though one of the chairs was slightly wobbly. TV got Big 10 football (which was nice during a rainy midday). Large sitting room downstairs had good view of Lake Superior with comfy chairs and reading lamps. Trail going uphill from property (away from lake) connects to a network...

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. We really appreciate the comments on the trails. We love the tag line "all trails lead to Cascade" because it's true! Would love to have you back. Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners

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  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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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: $118 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cascade Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Cabins are great for some time away. Lodge is good for casual interactions with staff fellow guests.”
361raymondm, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“look at the cabin lay outs, for different room sizes and tubs, cabin 7 has a good lake view!”
346juliea, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view. Make sure your room has a bathroom as some don't!!”
patdC1931MS, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms in lodge overlook Lake Superior. Cabin #11 is tucked into the woods,surrounded by waterfalls.”
  • Cabin #11, surrounded by waterfalls and streams
  • Guests can relax here overlooking Lake Superior
janetkay01, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The highway was noisy, even in April. There is a constant roar from the stream when the water is high, but you get used to it.”
SaintPaulPaul, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
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