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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I've visited Big Sandy Lodge on numerous occasions since the restaurant opened a few years ago. The view from the restaurant and large deck is priceless. It's by far the best waterfront restaurant view on the lake. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu is impressive with options for every appetite. The pricing has definitely gone up recently (new ownership in...

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I had checked this out thoroughly on line but was even more impressed when I arrived. The grounds and Lodge were impeccable. The inside of the Lodge was beautiful. I couldn't get over how clean it was and the attention to detail impressive. They keep to the Northland woodsy theme with taste and style. Everywhere you look was another sweet...

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Josh K, General Manager at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Big Sandy Lodge as much as we do. It really is a special place! We hope to see you and your spouse here at the lodge very soon! All the best, Josh K

Andover, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We purchased a Play and Stay golf package from Big Sandy Lodge recently. The property is in a great location on the lake. The lodge itself was nice and the room was quaint. Despite all the reviews to the contrary, we found the lodge to be clean and quiet. I think being there on a Sunday night may have had...

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Josh K, General Manager at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and providing a review! It is great to hear you were pleased with our staff and service. We have a very dedicated team that truly cares about your experience. In regards to the Continental Breakfast, there should have been fruit on the counter and the fridge below normally is filled with yogurt, bagels, juices...

Red Wing, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband & I stayed here 3 nights when we were visiting family living in the area. The entire resort is beautiful. There is a nice pool & hot tub, exercise room and a beach area with a water trampoline. We stayed in the lodge in room 211. The room had a queen size bed, although the room was not...

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Hudson, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Late night meal with some friends. It was good. The servers seemed a little frazzled. I think the resort changed owners and is having growing pains. The decor needs improving but still was a fun night out with friends before going to the cabin

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Josh K, General Manager at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always great to hear that our guests had a fun time at the Lodge. You are correct about the ownership change, but most of our servers have been here for many years. We are always striving to improve and that starts by listening to our guests. Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Came with a large party early in the afternoon. It took 3 hours for us to get out food. Very disappointing service. We can't blame the wait staff. They were very accommodating. Kitchen was obviously overwhelmed but we will never return on a holiday.

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Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. The 4th of July was a very busy day and our staff worked very hard to make sure everyone was served timely. For the most part, we succeeded with that goal. We did have one group that we sat at a lower patio that isn't usually serviced....

Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

It has been a few years since we last stayed at Big Sandy Lodge. We have family cabins in the area and sometimes find the need for overflow accommodations--as is the case this July 4th weekend. While the rooms are clean, comfortable and cabin-themed, BSL still has not resolved the noise issue for guests. The bar is directly below the...

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Josh K, General Manager at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your experience with us. I assure you that your comments are taken to heart. I will meet with our housekeeping team to make sure that the early morning vacuuming doesn't happen. My apologies for that. I have been the GM for about 6 weeks and the Lodge noise is definitely...

Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stayed over Memorial Day weekend for a friend's wedding (the wedding was not on property, however). We were greeted with friendly staff behind the desk; check-in was prompt and she explained everything we needed to know about staying in the Lodge. Our room was great for two people. A queen bed, closet, refrigerator, and spacious bathroom. We were hoping...

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Josh K, General Manager at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Hi Emily, Thank you for your wonderful review of Big Sandy Lodge and Resort. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time staying in the lodge. We try each day to make it fun and welcoming and I am pleased that you felt we succeeded. Please come back again soon!

Foresthill, United States
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We were assigned the room directly over the bar and the noise level was crazy loud. We asked for another room and rudely were told nothing else was available. This was posted in the room ... It's not on the website and I was NOT told about it when I made my reservation

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Josh K, General Manager at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jody, My first day as GM at Big Sandy Lodge and Resort was actually 2 days after your review was posted. I wish I would have been there to speak with you directly. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are aware that some rooms can hear noise from the bar below on some evenings. We are...

Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Food was great and served timely. Great food and drink specials. servers were fast, kind aND always had a smile on their face. .. great view of the lake as well which sold us. Great beach area for the kiddos. Highly recommended.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Sandy Lodge & Resort offers you a unique, amenity filled vacation escape into the beauty and serenity of Minnesota's North Country,   Big Sandy Lodge & Resort combines the best of traditional resorts with the resort of the future: a permanent place to call your own. With a blend of rental and purchase properties, you can find just the right accommodations for your Minnesota vacation. Come once or come for generations. At Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, you decide what vacation means.We're one of the few northern Minnesota resorts to offer a unique blend of old world Lodge with dining, a dynamic sports bar, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, WI-FI internet access, indulgent amenities, housekeeping and year-round association maintenance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Sandy Lodge & Resort

Address: 20534, 487th Street, McGregor, MN 55760
Region: United States > Minnesota > McGregor
Price Range: $104 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Check out all the options on line before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelgB3117SO, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The bar is lake side. If you are there on a weekend you may want to favor the parking lot side or the pool end, rooms 218 thru 220.”
 of 5 bubbles paulsG4753TC, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest visiting their website before booking. There is a map of the room layout, a price listing & room description.”
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 of 5 bubbles BPete5, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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