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Shady Hollow Resort

  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
14 Jul 2017
“Good quiet and relaxing family vacation location”
28 Jul 2016
“Best family-owned resort in Brainerd ”
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Good basic accommodations in a relaxed setting with accommodating hosts on a clean and quiet lake. Our teen and preteen grandkids especially enjoyed the availability of kayaks and paddle boards. As an Environmentally oriented family, we appreciated the owners efforts to protect and preserve the...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Response from Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow ResortResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you Bruce; we so much enjoyed having your family here. We love talking about our wildflower garden and lake shore restoration project. We will send you some seeds when they come available. Let us know how they do next year.

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...More

Thank TimmyPeter1955
Response from Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow ResortResponded 28 August 2016

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.

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...More

4  Thank Lisa L
Response from Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow ResortResponded 12 July 2014

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...More

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...More

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1  Thank Sean C
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...More

Thank Tom Dale S
Response from Diana D, Owner at Shady Hollow ResortResponded 27 February 2014

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

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US$122 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$122 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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..."
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"If you're in the camping area and it looks like rain, find high ground."
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"Avoid cabin one. The dumpsters are next to it along with the fish cleaning remains they put in the dumpster."
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"Bring sleepmask if you prefer sleeping in a darkened room and earplugs as kids playing outside can get loud.."
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