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The Lodge Resort Hotel

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08/06/2017 09/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 19 July 2015

My husband and I stayed in the "stables" of this resort since we were travelling with doggies. We were there for over two weeks. Staff was porfessional and a pleasure to deal with. If we are ever in the area, we would definitely stay at the Lodge. Restaurant was a plus........ HIGHLY RECOMMEND .....THE BEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN FOREST CITY, IOWA!!!!

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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed at The Lodge for a weekend of Biking and to visit Clear Lake. Pleasantly surprised by how pretty and peaceful the grounds were! Our room was in the Stable ( unique rooms that were once a horse stable) the rooms are nice but small and have wonderful private decks off a sliding glass door. The Lodge restaurant was...

Thank MajellaMarie
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I had heard good things about the Lodge for years but had never been there. I needed a place when I spent a few days in the area and decided to try it out. It far exceeded my expectations. The lodge got its start as the home of the daughter of the founder of Winnebago Industries. The 14 acre grounds...

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Brookfield, Illinois
Reviewed 28 June 2015

My mother and I stopped at the Lodge while on a road trip through the Midwest! We were not disappointed! We were welcomed at the door by the kindest gentleman who was sure we had everything we needed for the night and even upgraded our room complementary, thanks Byron! We had an amazing view, and healthy breakfast outside. The patio...

Thank Michelle W
Fairfield, Iowa
Reviewed 10 June 2015

My husband, two small dogs and I were in much need of a weekend trip. The purpose of our stay was a concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake (30 minutes away.) Based on price and photos we chose the Lodge Resort and were so happy with it, we stayed an extra night. The short travel time was well...

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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Feel like you are visiting family and very hospitable! Secluded, cozy, spacious rooms, and friendly atmosphere. Felt very safe and loved the golf course, and tree lined walkways, on water, and worth the value spent.

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Osceola, Iowa, USA
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Lodge but it could use some updating. The site for this place is very beautiful!! The food was very good and the staff was very helpful and very pleasant and friendly. We would definitely recommend our friends to stay at The Lodge. The staff displays the true Iowa/midwestern hospitality!!

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Thompson, iowa
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I love staying at the Lodge in Forest City, Iowa. The suites are very spacious and clean. The rooms overlook the golf course which is quite pleasant. The location, off the highway by a half mile, provides a quiet setting. The on site restaurant is another plus, for a weary traveler who's ready to stay put for the evening.

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 17 May 2015

The location is very convenient for us to visit family in the area. The grounds are beautiful and well-kept. The room is simple, but clean. However, the hair dryer didn't work, the heat lamp in the bathroom didn't work, and the blinds on the sliding glass doors were coming down. The advertised continental breakfast was nonexistent - not even coffee....

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servicestar, Owner at The Lodge Resort Hotel, responded to this review

We agree--this is very disappointing for us as well as the guest. On rare occasions not just one thing but several things go wrong--and this is one such occasion. A bulb, a hairdryer and a blind--all at once--just defies the odds, and we are so sorry. Repairs were made immediately the next day. Apparently the phone intercom system was down...

Reviewed 10 May 2015

The owner gave me and my buddy, two weary trucker lease operators a room at 2:30 in the morning and told us we could settle the bill when we wake up. I was absolutely at a loss for words. He cared more about us getting our rest then money in his pocket. In this day and age, where else will...

Thank Matt S

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lodge Resort Hotel and Riverview Restaurant are located on 17 beautiful wooded acres adjacent to the Bear Creek Golf course and Winnebago River. In addition to golfing, other recreational activities including canoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, bird-watching and fishing are popular on-site activities. The hiking trails are paved. There is a children's playground park within walking distance. We are located close to downtown, close to Waldorf College and close to Winnebago Industries. Free long distance phone, free parking, free high speed Wi-Fi and premium cable TV are provided. There is an on-site restaurant and free continental breakfast. Limited "pet friendly" rooms. Please call to verify availability. Ask about our Open Water Fishing trips YMCA Day passes are available to our guests ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lodge Resort Hotel

Address: 945 Highway 69 S, Forest City, IA 50436-2100 (Formerly The Lodge Resort Knights Inn Hotel)
Region: United States > Iowa > Forest City
Price Range: RM337 - RM575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lodge Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“stay elsewhere!”
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“Have rooms available for guests with pets.”
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“Ask for a room in the Stables, with your own patio. Its awesome!”
JanneDalenFlorida, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own pillows.”
brookep471, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
“A lower floor suite had been converted and each room had a queen bed. It was perfect for my husband and me and our 18-year old son.”
dglock2015, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
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