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Crystal Lake, IL
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8 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My wife & I have stayed here every year since 2006. It is so relaxing and peaceful. The owners, Rick & Diana Dodge, will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, and your stay enjoyable. After so many years, we feel like part of their family. The lake offers fantastic fishing for huge bass, crappie, sunfish, and... More 

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Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Tim, we certainly enjoy having you visit us for the last 10 years. We had a great summer and were glad you could be a part of it. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We weren't expecting the Ritz, but our cabin was not clean and full of crawling ants in the bathroom and dead insects in the cupboard on the dishes. It was apparent the cabin had not been properly cleaned in preparation for the summer season. The water in the bathroom sink was turned off/not working. So if you enjoy brushing your... More 

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2 Thank Lisa L
Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, We would like to send a sincere apology for not watching our grandkids closer. Yes, we were having a family gathering and our grandkids don’t get to see each other very often, yes it got out of control and we apologize for not watching them closer. Being grandparents is the best thing in life! I don’t know what... More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2014

My family of 4 has been vacationing at Shady Hollow Resort for the past 8 years, and we can't wait to get back each year during the "dog days" of summer. It's a cozy little rustic resort nestled into a wooded hollow at the North end of Hardy Lake. The fishing, swimming and boating are great for the whole family.... More 

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Warroad, Minnesota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We chose this resort for our family reunion and everyone had a great time. The lake was a perfect temperature for swimming and fun in the sun. The kids as well as the adults enjoyed the lake, the grounds, and the hosts. Amenities abound. You are within a "short" drive to any supplies you may need along with fun things... More 

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Thank Tom Dale S
Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for your nice review of our resort. We look forward to having your family visit us again this summer. More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We spent the weekend, very quiet and relaxing time. Small quiet lake is very clean and great for small children. Beach toys provided, kayaks were fun. Cabins were clean and nicely spaced apart. We were close to Brainerd, plenty to d

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Baxter, Minnesota
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We rented a campsite last minute and found our location to be shady and quiet and the owner (gentleman) to be nice. The kids enjoyed the beach and the free use of the paddle boat. However, the tenting sites are surrounded by hills (three sides) so it flooded (min 4" deep) when it rained. On a dry weekend though, it... More 

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1 Thank Lisa P
Diana D, Manager at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, To tell you the truth, I didn't know what to say. This was a first for us. We have wonderful guests who enjoy the peace and quiet of our family resort. As a resort owner we have to be very careful about accusing others of going into your space. We are glad your kids enjoyed the free beach... More 

Zimmerman, Minnesota, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We got a bargain on a brief stay at the Shady Hollow Resort near Brainerd, Minnesota. I expected rather rustic accommodations having done the "up north cabin rental" routine a number of times over the years, but I had hoped for something more than we found there. My wife was the first through the door. As I approached she was... More 

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4 Thank Mark K
Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for the review of our family run resort. We value all our guests comments, it helps us to run a better business. With the economy starting to turn around we have been able to invest in a new pontoon this year and many other improvements to our facility. The fish cleaning house has been an ongoing... More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We decided to take a camping trip up to the Brainerd area Summer of 2012 without reserving a tent camping site. We stopped at two well-known campgrounds and they were both booked. We were able to get our hands on a local tourist booklet and that is where we found Shady Hollow Resort. They had sites available and we are... More 

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2 Thank Shawna G
Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our little place in the woods. Hope to see you again this summer, the beach awaits you. More 

St. Paul, MN
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

We were looking for a perfect "up North" Minnesota experience to share with in-laws with typically vacation on the Rhode Island coast. Shady Hollow didn't disappoint. Where to start? The beach is sandy and stocked with all of you'd need - kayak, canoe, water toys for kids, swimming platform, and a pontoon boat for rent. There's even a playground for... More 

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3 Thank Minnesota75
Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our resort. We are looking forward to having you visit us again soon. More 

El Segundo, California
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Funnily enough, I was referred to Shady Hollow via a LOON CHAT ROOM (you know ... the famous wailing, lake birds?) People from all over the world want to hear the cries of these strange birds, and this location doesn't disappoint, however, I think they're a lot more vocal in the spring when they're courting and defending their territory, not... More 

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3 Thank Dinasmom
Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. The Loons arrive as soon as the ice is off the lake in the spring, and yes that is the best time to see them. Hope to see you again this spring to see the bird and wildlife migration. Great spring rates too. More 

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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

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Address: 1009 Shady Hollow Road, Brainerd, MN 56401
Region: United States > Minnesota > Brainerd
Number of rooms: 8
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“Cabin 4 is by far my favorite, nestled in the trees up close to the lake, with nice views of the lake and beach area.”
 of 5 bubbles 202seanc, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you're in the camping area and it looks like rain, find high ground.”
 of 5 bubbles LisaP530, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Avoid cabin one. The dumpsters are next to it along with the fish cleaning remains they put in the dumpster.”
 of 5 bubbles 290markk, 11 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Bring sleepmask if you prefer sleeping in a darkened room and earplugs as kids playing outside can get loud..”
 of 5 bubbles Dinasmom, 16 Aug 2011 | Read review
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