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Ballard's Resort

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

6 of us went on an ice fishing trip. We were put in a newer cabin, It was nice, However, it only had 1 bathroom which wasn't ideal for 6 people. Bar area in the main building was nice as well as the dining area. Breakfast and lunch were ok. Dinner was really good! We had 2 different guides, both...

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West Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Had a great time at Ballard's Resort. Cabin was clean and roomy, more than enough for 4 guys. The lounge was great for watching the Super Bowl, and the food was very good. The guide did a great job of putting on us fish the second day, after the first day was very slow.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Had a 2 day fishing trip At Ballards with Nick Anthony as our guide and all we can say is what a class act. The fishing was great even though the #'s are down. Nick worked hard to get us on the fish and take care of business. Our room was very clean and very adequate. All the staff was...

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Port Charlotte, Florida
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My husband and I always wanted to experience a fishing resort. Boy did we score with Ballard's! The whole resort was much larger than we thought. Lots of cabins, great swimming pool, and the bar/restaurant were super! Our fishing guides were fabulous. Travis, on the first day, lived for fishing. Never met anyone so absorbed in a sport! He sure...

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Lake Lillian, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This was nothing short of awesome. The staff was so nice and helpful!! The food was excellent, as were the cabins. The fish houses weren't much to brag about, but a person is supposed to go there to fish...just as for a potty if there are women along. It was a great fishing experience for us all!

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3Thank Cka7376
Maple Plain, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 February 2016

All the staff (front desk, wait staff, guides, mgmt, etc...) bent over backwards for our group to ensure we had the best possible experience. Each staff person was not only helpful but very personable, not a bad attitude in the bunch. Already looking forward to next years trip. Thank you to everyone at Ballard's.

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Ryan - Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to share your experience at Ballard's! We'll definitely pass the compliments on to the whole staff! Glad your group had a great time and looking forward to seeing you all next year! Nick & Jessie Anthony

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I loved the cabin and the ride up both years. I loved the meals- breakfast and dinner. The servers were great, and the food was awesome !! I hated the service on the fishing aspect of the trip. I won't be dropping the big tip this year !! Two years in a row, I was shorted on the quality and...

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4Thank guru1232
Jessie A, Owner at Ballard's Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience to Ballard's...We are glad you enjoyed the Walleye Connection, our accomodations and hospitality! As far as the fish numbers are concerned, our guides do keep a chart of specific numbers and species of fish kept for each house each day. If you have a concern, please address it with us during your stay as...

Reviewed 17 February 2015

Yes that is right-an odd number of fish fillets brought home by our party processed by Ballard's staff! My two person party caught 8 saugers the first day. Ballards processed 3 for our supper per our request. The next morning the official Ballards tally was 3 saugers. We challenged their count 3 times throughout the second day. They assured us...

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5Thank Michael W
Jessie A, Owner at Ballard's Resort, responded to this review

Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am very sorry to hear about your terrible Bomber ride, we will make sure our guides have the resources and confidence to address these situations as they arise. As far as the fish counts, our guides do keep a spreadsheet of the number & species cleaned...

Albert Lea, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I am booked for my 10th year of ice fishing through Ballard's Resort. Their commitment to fishing and great service is what keeps me coming back. They have wonderful people and the accommodations are great for my group. Over the years, we have developed friendships with the staff and the other guests that return the same weekend year after year.

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4Thank AlexJohnston56007
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We spent 4 nights/3 days at Ballard's Resort with a group of 54 Plus-60 Club members. There were 40 men and 14 women and I am pretty sure everyone has a great time. Accommodations were clean and comfortable and food was generous and tasty. Each group of 6 had their own fishing boat and guide. The boats were 27' and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballard's Resort has been providing memorable fishing vacations since 1961 and is a family owned full service fishing resort offering modern-housekeeping cabins with dock rental to all-inclusive fishing packages featuring lodging, guided fishing, and meal plans. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballard's Resort

Address: 3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, Baudette, MN 56623-8909
Region: United States > Minnesota > Baudette
Number of rooms: 24
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