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Solbakken on Superior

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is the 3rd or even 4th time I've stayed. We always stay in the motel part. Several times with my sister but this time with my husband. We stayed in Motel #9 by default. I've stayed in 10 before more than once. It's cheap at $99 a night compared to the cabins that are much more and other properties...

1Thank MollyAW1234
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I can assure you that there's nothing more important to us than the comfort and satisfaction of our guests, Molly. We're always happy to immediately address any issues when it comes to the condition of our rooms, and that certainly would've been the case had we been made aware of the situation at the time. As far as your previous...

Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were traveling to Minneapolis for a conference and took the opportunity to visit Minnesota's north shore. The Solbakken fit our needs perfectly. We stayed in the motel unit. Room included a small kitchenette and was furnished with homemade quilts and a queen bed. We had long flight from the East coast and then a long drive and were warmly...

Thank Denise S
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I really appreciate you staying with us on your visit to the north shore, Denise, and I'm thrilled to know that your room was up to par and your view was priceless! We're always looking for ways to improve our guest experience, and I appreciate your feedback about the bathroom. That said, I'm glad that everything was clean and comfortable,...

Thornton, Texas
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Our room was in the hotel section. The beds squeaked every time you moved and the bathroom was seriously outdated. The room was clean but had a stale and musty smell. Ice has to be purchased. The yelping dog next door was very annoying. Great location and view, but we would not stay here again.

1Thank Yvonne F
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to see that we've left you feeling this way about our place, Yvonne, and I apologize if things weren't quite up to par. We're working constantly to improve and update our facilities, and we're always willing to address any room concerns our guests might have, including speaking with other guests about their pets if need be. That said,...

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Resort sits right on Hwy 61 just outside Lutsen.. Staff super friendly-arrived on a Friday night and were treated to a cookout that this place does on Fridays for month of July & August! We stayed in little strip of rooms but they do have individual cabins also. Strip of rooms have own private deck out back and little kitchens...

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us, and I'm thrilled to know that you had such a wonderful time! Glad you enjoyed the cookout, and it means a lot to hear that you found your room to be comfortable and up to par. We're always looking for ways to improve our guest experience, and I appreciate your feedback on our...

Reviewed 21 June 2016

This place did NOT disappoint. From the time we booked to the time we left! The owners, staff and everyone was so sweet and friendly. We had an amazing time! Even though we had some bad weather come through the last night and a tree fell on our cabin/deck, they were quick to make sure we were okay and were...

Thank Jennifer F
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us, Jennifer! It's wonderful to hear that we lived up to expectations. It's hard to anticipate when bad weather is going to blow through, but I'm glad we were able to get everything taken care of quickly for you. It means a lot to know that you're excited to come see us again, and...

Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Quaint and charming. We stayed in their motel rooms, very nice, clean and all you need as a place to explore the North Shore hiking trails and waterfalls. Deck had a nice view of Lake Superior. Booked two nights but one of us came down with a severe cold on the first day. With short notice we asked to cancel...

Thank anejoguy
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks for paying us a visit! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, even if you had to cut your stay shorter than anticipated. This really is a great spot to disconnect, hike, and relax, so we hope you'll join us again sometime! Hope your whole party is feeling better. All the best, Dawn, Business Manager

Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I wanted a short trip to finish a project for work and to decompress. I saw a special for the property and thought it would be perfect. Originally I booked a hotel room but upon arriving the owner gave me a cabin literally on the water for $50.00 more for 2 nights. The main lodge was rustic and had lots...

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear what a lovely stay you had here! We're lucky enough to be situated right on the lake for unparalleled views and amazing tranquility, so you definitely chose the right place to get some solace and finish your project. I'm glad that we were able to upgrade your accommodations, too! It's not always possible to do so,...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We stayed in one of the suites connected to the main lodge / great room in January 2016. There is dedicated parking for the suites, and friendly staff available to assist. The great room is very cozy,and I imagine the facilities / grounds are very nice in the summer. Although I did appreciate the utensils / cooking gear, I wonder...

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us on your vacation! It sounds like you left with mixed feelings about your accommodations. I apologize if there was any miscommunication regarding the specifics of the suite. We're always happy to answer any questions for you ahead of your stay as well. It's great to hear that you found the location convenient. Prime lakeside lodging...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Im so glad my mother picked Solbakken for our family Christmas trip. We enjoyed everything about it! The staff members were all very friendly and knowledgable, and they were very helpful in recommending both ski trails (which I would probably expect) and a Christmas Eve service (which was above and beyond in my book). Our cabin was a three bedroom...

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

We're so glad your mother picked our resort for your family's vacation as well, Haley! It sounds like you all had a lovely stay, and I couldn't be happier to hear it. For your comfort and peace, it's nice that the resort wasn't packed when you were here, but I'm confident that you would have found our team to be...

Reviewed 23 December 2015

Eight days of quiet and relaxing bliss. This is one of those " slow down and mellow out " kind of places .... nothin' fancy, but not all of us need "fancy" ..... where NOT turning the TV on is a GOOD thing. Reasonable rates. Build a fire in the fire pit and absorb the crashing waves on the shores...

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, Barry! A peaceful retreat is exactly what we hope to provide to our guests. I'm glad you had a chance to escape the business of everyday life, even if just for a little while. We'd love to have you back anytime​ -- summer here is really a blast! All the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Solbakken is a hidden gem in Lutsen on Lake Superior's North Shore. We provide home base in our cabins nestled along the shore as you experience the Northwoods. Solbakken is situated on seven acres of very special property with over 600 feet of Lake Superior shoreline for guests to enjoy! Our cozy accommodations feature an option for all budgets ranging from economy style units to luxury cabins with fireplaces. Enjoy a variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing in winter and barbecuing in summer. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solbakken on Superior

Address: 4874 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9515
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: $108 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Solbakken on Superior 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Wouldn't stay in the motel as it is too close to the road, any of the cabins or lakeside motel rooms would be fine.”
213wilmar, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a little cabin and forget your phones for a couple days! It will be there when you get back!”
M1007MTjenniferf, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“go with the cabins for total isolation or #12 motel on the end.”
  • motel #12
  • grill off the deck !!!!
814barryp, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
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