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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This resort is GREAT! Staff is friendly in every way. We were greeted by Scott one or the owners as we arrived later than we thought we would have. We stayed in the Lillehammer suite my kids and I my fiancé as well. It was a blast and the views breathtaking. They were knowledgeable of the activities in the area...

Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

You're great too, Elizabeth. We love to make you feel at home here. The Lillihammer Suite is pretty fantastic, right? We're so happy that you could enjoy the views with your loved ones. Thanks a lot for choosing us. We're looking forward to showing you another wonderful time on your next visit. Hope to see you again soon, Dawn, Business...

Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had the most relaxing, enjoyable time imaginable. The owners and staff were exceptional and made our visit spectacular. The cabin was so perfect I drew up plans and am building one that mirrors Cabin #1 on a lot I have. We had a perfect time and every aspect of our stay was simply magical. To sum it all up......

Thank Jim1140T
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Wow -- it's hard to imagine a nicer compliment than hearing that someone is trying to recreate one of our cabins, Jim! I'm so glad your stay was good for your health, too, and I hope that you'll come back and see us again -- even after building a Cabin #1 of your very own. All the best, Dawn, Business...

Kasson, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We always spend 4 days on the North Shore, in October. Recently we've tried different places and this was our first stay at the Solbakken resort. We had a motel room. Upon arrival, our room seemed just fine. There aren't a lot of affordable properties that take pets and fits our family of four's budget. This seemed to fit the...

Thank Jennifer K
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I'm disheartened to know that you left feeling this way, Jennifer. The last thing I'd want if for our guests to have unanswered questions about their bill, and you're right to expect clarity on all charges. Please know that you're always welcome to ask for a manager if something isn't explained to your satisfaction, and we'll be happy to walk...

Newport, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed for 4 nights. The staff is very nice and friendly. The rooms are okay, had a smell of Indian spices and we asked for something to make it better. They put the ozone machine in the next day and it helped a bit. The placemats were dirty on the table and the bed skirt and curtains could use...

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that our staff made you feel welcome, though I wish your room had left a similar impression. Nothing is more important to us than providing our guests with a clean, comfortable place to enjoy Lake Superior, and I apologize if we fell short. We're always looking for ways to improve our resort, and I can assure...

Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Tried a motel room and there were more negatives than positives. Built in the 60's and looked like it. Only upgrades we notices were the floors. The beds were so squeaky you could hear it in the next room. We had 2 double beds in our room and when you rolled over it would wake the other person up. The...

Thank Dave M
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to hear that we've left you with this impression, Dave. While we do have more of a rustic, vintage vibe, we've worked hard to make several recent significant upgrades to our facilities, and I wish that had been more apparent on your visit. I agree that a comfortable bed is paramount for any resort, and we'll be sure...

Champlin, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I stayed in a tiny cabin last year and decided to bring our family here for 2016. Booking in July we could only get a motel or a suite room. We went with the suite and it was a great room, but suffered from any activity in the public room over our heads. The beds were comfortable,...

Thank Jim B
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks so much for deciding to come back this year, Jim! It means a lot to know that we made such a wonderful first impression. I hope the noise from your upstairs neighbors didn't take too much away from your experience, and we're always happy to reach out to our other guests on your behalf in the future -- please...

Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was my first visit to Solbakken and have already made a reservation for next year! There are so few resort along the Shore that allow pets, they provide a pet kit, pick-up bags, treats and sheets to cover the furniture. I stayed in Cabin 5 which was a bit cramped even for one so will go for a two-bedroom...

Thank Wilma R
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

The fact that you've already made plans to come back and see us again is probably the highest compliment we could receive, Wilma! I'm thrilled to know that you had such a wonderful time with us, and I'm glad we made it easy for you to bring your pets along. Thanks so much for your feedback -- I hope we...

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the view from our hotel room and deck of Lake Superior. The historic Sawbill Lodge on site was cozy and had great staff. The hotel room could use bathroom and noise insulation updates. Good value compared to other resorts on the lake.

Thank Nancy F
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Glad to hear how much you enjoyed the view, Nancy! I'm happy to know that you were able to relax and enjoy yourself, and it's wonderful to hear that you felt like you got a great value. We're always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience, and I appreciate your feedback. We'll certainly take a look at this for...

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent Cabin and Suites- yes we stayed in both. Also very warm hosts in Dawn and Scott- they were quite helpful and could accommodate most of our requests!in addition, good location and was very close to the lake...amenities in cabin was sufficient for family also

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us! It's wonderful to hear that everything was top notch, and I'm glad we were able to accommodate where we could. Come see us again sometime! All the best, Dawn, Business Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is the 3rd or even 4th time I've stayed. We always stay in the motel part. Several times with my sister but this time with my husband. We stayed in Motel #9 by default. I've stayed in 10 before more than once. It's cheap at $99 a night compared to the cabins that are much more and other properties...

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I can assure you that there's nothing more important to us than the comfort and satisfaction of our guests, Molly. We're always happy to immediately address any issues when it comes to the condition of our rooms, and that certainly would've been the case had we been made aware of the situation at the time. As far as your previous...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Solbakken is a hidden gem in Lutsen on Lake Superior's North Shore. We provide home base in our cabins nestled along the shore as you experience the Northwoods. Solbakken is situated on seven acres of very special property with over 600 feet of Lake Superior shoreline for guests to enjoy! Our cozy accommodations feature an option for all budgets ranging from economy style units to luxury cabins with fireplaces. Enjoy a variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing in winter and barbecuing in summer. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solbakken on Superior

Address: 4874 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9515
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: $104 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Solbakken on Superior 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Cabin #1 It was beautiful, quaint and charming. Perfect for a loving get away.”
Jim1140T, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cabins have are right on the Lake, Suites are under the office and Public room so can be noisy.”
F283OCjimb, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Wouldn't stay in the motel as it is too close to the road, any of the cabins or lakeside motel rooms would be fine.”
213wilmar, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a little cabin and forget your phones for a couple days! It will be there when you get back!”
M1007MTjenniferf, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“go with the cabins for total isolation or #12 motel on the end.”
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  • grill off the deck !!!!
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