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Wichita, Kansas
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We rented a lodge room (cabins are also available). The lodge is located on highway 61 with property on both sides of the property so you have private access to the shore of Lake Superior. The room was basic but acceptable, the rate was very good (89 for a night - showed up at 5 pm to see if anything... More 

Thank Charlie C
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. Your comments are very helpful for other travelers to the North Shore. I really appreciate you commenting on our rates which are the lowest along the North Shore and frankly--some of the lowest anywhere from my own personal experience. Our restaurant and pub is also very competitively priced with a 1/2... More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Pluses:The lodge was appealing from the highway and is across the road from Lake Superior. A large great room was available and a large porch outside provided a great view of the Lake. Minuses: Our room, however, was very small with little space to place anything, and very stuffy (no ac). Even with the windows wide open throughout our stay,... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I don't know which room you were in but it must have been a Queen facing Lake Superior. I personally checked with our housekeeping staff and looked for myself as the windows are cleaned regularly--albeit the windows are old! Our rates are the lowest in our area--something we take great pride... More 

1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My husband and I stayed here during the Lutsen 99er bike race. It was close to Lutsen as well as other towns. Beautiful location. We stayed in room 211 which had 2 queen beds and a whirlpool. The beds were alright. Everything was clean and staff were friendly. So glad there was a fridge!

Thank Amber H
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your response and I hope you did well in the race or at least enjoyed it! It was a record turnout of over 1800 people participating in the race this year. I appreciate you mentioning the room number as it helps us to improve our operation. Hope to see you again. Michael O'Phelan, Owner More 

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74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We have stayed here before and enjoy having our own cabin. We had no need for fancy, and so we rented Cabin 8, just a basic place to sleep for 3 nights. We opted for the "bed and breakfast" package and so, each morning we had a large and yummy breakfast to start our day. We appreciate having a designated... More 

Thank KTSunny
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. We really appreciate all the specific comments and details for other travellers looking at our property. Very helpful and well stated! Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners More 

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed with my husband and 12 and 10 year olds. Served as a great home base for exploring the area. We stayed in cabin 12; it is right on the Cascade creek and has a perfect deck from which to enjoy the creek. It has 2 roomy bedrooms, roomy living room combined with a small kitchen and dining area. Serviceable... More 

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review of our property! We really appreciate the specifics and hope that it helps other travellers coming to Cascade Lodge. Cabin 12 is a newer cabin that has a fantastic location on the stream running through our property. Hope to see you again sometime. Michael O'Phelan, Owner More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I would have been more accepting to the vintage up north resort had it been marketed like that. Upon entering our room the critics were hanging off the rod. Empty plastic water bottle laying on our floor. Ice machine was broken. I would love to see some enhancements to the decor to bring back the vintage atmospheres

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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Hmmm, I actually really have to say, I have no idea what "the critics were hanging off the rod" means... And I also am sorry to disagree, but I find it highly unlikely you found a used water bottle on your floor. Not only do we do an incredibly through cleaning job, my quality inspector checks every room before every... More 

Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Be sure you reserve your stay early. It seems lodging along Lake Superior is at a premium most of the year. When you want to stay over a holiday, prices on lodging all along the lake jump like children invited to unlimited ice-cream. But keep expectations low. Quaint and authentic were lost sometime ago at this vintage lodge. (We stayed... More 

Thank Chris C
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

It sounds like you may have stayed in our Main Lodge Fireplace Suite. The suite was remodeled early in our 12 year tenure here and has served us well ever since. Most guests find it an excellent value and with your own private deck facing lake superior, the view cannot be beat. I trust you must have done some comparison... More 

New Hope, Minnesota
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

After trying several locations along the North Shore of Lake Superior, our family one again went with Cascade Lodge. If you have a need for a larger space for two or more families you need to reserve The Chalet. It sleeps 10 comfortable and can hold 14 if need be. This chalet has two large bedrooms upstairs and two large... More 

Thank headrules
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review of our resort! I'm glad you enjoyed the Happy Hour as well. The Creek Chalet is a popular unit for large families or groups. We all hope to see you again sometime! Michael O'Phelan, Owner More 

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were on our honeymoon and were looking for rustic, cozy places to stay. We were in cabin 11 which is a cozy log cabin next to the creek. It was perfect! The staff was friendly and very helpful. The food in the restaurant was delicious and the hiking trail around the area with waterfalls was beautiful.

Thank Brenda T
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review of our property and for choosing us to celebrate your first days as a married couple--congratulations! We hope you find time to return sometime soon. Michael and Maureen O'Phelan, Owners More 

White Bear Lake, United States
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Motorcycle tour of Minnesota Arrowhead with friends who in the past had attended a small wedding here. We had prearranged a late arrival, and the staff cheerfully greeted us as we came in. Our two rooms in the Lodge were spotless! Considering the building is nearly 90 years old, that surprised me. Older furnishings in the rooms were adequate for... More 

Thank Timothy H
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review! I am the owner and John is our manager. John found me and I happened to have what you needed to fix your helmet so he brought it up to you. You must have done a good job! We appreciate the nice story and I am sure other travellers will appreciate it as well! Thanks... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cascade Lodge on the North Shore of Lake Superior featuring log cabins, a historic main lodge and motel units. Miles of wild, scenic and accessible Lake Superior shoreline interspersed with ledge rock and cobblestone beaches unspoiled by any development. Completely surrounded by one of Minnesota's finest state parks, Cascade River State Park with the nationally recognized Superior Hiking Trail coming right to your door. Excellent restaurant and pub onsite serving hand crafted meals daily. Ten minutes to the quaint village of Grand Marais or the Lutsen Mountains ski area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cascade Lodge

Address: 3719 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9534
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: $118 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cascade Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Check out the map for cabin location and photos.”
 of 5 bubbles P5824JKmikej, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like 202! But will opt for cabin 11 next year if we can swing it...”
 of 5 bubbles The_Bohemian, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Talk to the staff to be sure you get lodging appropriate for your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles OutdoorBoomer, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lake view room.”
 of 5 bubbles bsknapper, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“get a room on the end if you can't afford a lakeside view, you'll still be able to see the lake out of corner of your room”
 of 5 bubbles mtnRD5, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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