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Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bismarck, North Dakota
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is the second time I am writing this - it was deleted from the posts. We had a big problem with ants in our cabin - they gave us ant traps but there were hundreds of ants. They were on the walls, toilet, floor and even got into my husband's breathing machine. TERRIBLE - and they didn't care when...

1Thank travellove162
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I personally did an investigation into this issue, first and foremost I sincerely apologize for any ant problems. After being reported, we would never allow such a thing to happen to our guests. I am guessing that since we have beautiful sandy beaches that the ants were attracted to the sugary sand near your cabin. After this matter was reported,...

Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 12 September 2016

My son and his wife hosted their wedding here over Labor Day weekend. I was not optimistic about staying at a resort on Mille Lacs, but ended up being so happy that we were there. From the moment you pull in, you can see the updated facilities and beautifully maintained grounds. The wedding party stayed in the reunion house and...

2Thank Jlproc
Kasson, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Don't blink or you will miss the driveway! A slightly secluded resort on Mille Lacs that I was expecting to find old, small rooms. Instead I found first rate lodge rooms with great facilities (except the futon). We had a catered dinner that was wonderful and the on-site restaurant has the potential of being better but it was acceptable. They...

2Thank Bruce S
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Where would you find a secluded, rustic resort on a huge lake? Minnesota naturally. Appeldoorn's is just that. Located on Lake Mille Lacs, this is a full fledged resort including swimming, fishing, even ice fishing (if you like the cold). The list of activities is extensive with rentals of all kinds of water ‘toys’ for the summer water toy rentals....

2Thank simtek2
Florence, Arizona
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stayed here while attending a family gathering and visiting friends who live in MN. It is sort of a camp setting, with cabins and a lodge. We stayed on the second floor of the lodge and had a great view of Mille Lacs lake. It was the week before July 4th so it was not busy, but you can...

2Thank dheuer999
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

First time at Appledoorn's and overall our group had a great time! The staff was friendly and helpful - especially the intern (sorry I can't remember his name!). He always had a smile and from the beginning he went the extra mile (or block, as it were, as he helped us find our cabin) and he continued to help us...

2Thank Robyn Z
Shoreview, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I am really glad I was able to stay at this nice resort before the summer months. Appeldoorn's takes full advantage of every single square inch of their property. If you rent a cabin (and there are several!) You are VERY likely to see, hear and meet your neighbors. The resort seems very family oriented, with full play ground on...

Thank Mary R
Northome, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 October 2015

My daughter and her now husband rented the reunion house for their bridal party and family. It was wonderful. I did not do an actual count but there were somewhere around ten bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There were three kitchens all stocked with dishes, coffee maker, toasters, dishwashers and towels. Also three full living rooms as well as a lounging...

Thank Tiffany T
Arden Hills, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This place was "AWESOME" per our children, they loved it! and so did the adults! it was peaceful (even with the kids around), beautiful view, nice cabins, which by the way were furnished with dishes pot and pans! it was nice not to have to bring a ton of things up with us. The staff was great, my children were...

1Thank Heather J
Winona, Mn
Reviewed 20 September 2015

1. We arrive. No keys - Literally - NO KEYS. No keys for 3 hours! They told us to go on in (without keys) and not to lock our door. Of course, as far as I am concerned, this means - DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING inside until you can get a key and lock your door. They had the bill...

2Thank JustSkippy
Paul W, Director Of Operations at Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort, responded to this review

Just Skippy, I am sorry you were not satisfied with your recent visit to Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort. I do wish you would have brought these issues to our attention during one of your visits to our main office with your husband. We truly hope our guests express all their concerns immediately allowing us to resolve issues right away so...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort, we offer year round accommodations for any size group with all the luxuries of your own home. Relax on Mille Lacs and escape to fresh northern air, the cries of loons, and the wonder of a sunset. Mille Lacs is known the world over as a premier walleye and muskie fishing lake. With over 132,000 acres it is the second largest lake in Minnesota. No matter the season you will find plenty to do here.Come join us for fun on the best sandy beach on Mille Lacs. Over 300 feet of sandy beach awaits your arrival! Children will have a great time playing in the water -- fishing, swimming or just sitting on the dock. Check out our volleyball equipment and get a game going on the beach! Then jump in the lake to cool off. Our cabins have been completely remodeled inside and out with French doors, new hickory kitchen cabinets, appliances; all looking out to the lakes.We also offer a premier lodge featuring a large ballroom as well as two smaller meeting rooms perfect for corporate events or weddings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort

Address: 45401 Mille Lacs Parkway, Isle, MN 56342-9286
Region: United States > Minnesota > Isle
Price Range: $159 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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“There are cabins near the water and large 1 BR and 2BR suites in the lodge.”
BruceS235, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The motel style building has connecting rooms. Great for big families.”
simtek2, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view.”
dheuer999, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“None it looked like all the cabins were in good spots and not to close so you still have your privacy.”
789heatherj, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Every room is nice. Go with the cabin”
ChadB632, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
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