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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Great little place to stay. Cabins and hotel rooms are comfy and quaint. Could use some updating but the beds are comfortable, the fridge and kitchen appliances work great, the water is hot with great pressure and everything is clean. Staff is very friendly and we had a lot of fun meeting some of the other guests around the campfire...

Thank Allison S
Hugo, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This is the worst cabin I've ever stayed at. #1 it reeked of urine, #2 the bathroom was so small, you had to sit sideways on the toilet, # 3 the metal bed frame was so old and rickety, you couldn't move with out waking up your spouse. The toilet leaked at the bottom (hence the smell), the toilet tank...

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We just needed a place to lay our heads. The room was OK for that. The beds were kind of like a canyon and the shower was falling apart. Carpet looked dirty and the bed spread was ripped. Nice location, inexpensive for peak season and they had a community fire pit. I would stay there again.

1Thank AMBC77
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Our first visit and not our last. our cabin was cozy and clean, we enjoyed sitting by the camp fire and grilling out. Location was perfect between Duluth & Two Habors. Great boat access to Lake superior. We felt completely welcome & look forward to returning again. Will definitely recommand to friends & family.

1Thank tlwhipps
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Very nice place we will be back year after year and we will bring the kids with next time. We loved the view the cabins were great the owner was very personable and helpful. We can't wait to return. We stayed in cabin 2 and had a great stay. Pam , Thanks for everything. Jesse W Brooklyn Park MN.

Thank Jesse W
Wellesley Island, New York
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Well, the beds were comfy! Heater worked well. It ends there. I don't like being negative so that's why I began on a positive note. I think the owners are trying to bring the facility up to modern standards but they have a long journey. Lots of rot on the window sills, old steel bed frames in some cabins, rags...

1Thank DanL36274
South Dakota
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We have stayed here the past 2 summers. Our cabin was perfect. We had everything we needed...we could wake up, make breakfast, take a walk over to the Harbor and it is Dog friendly!!! The cabins are very clean and comfortable. Love sitting by the bonfire after a day of being tourists. We will stay nowhere else when we come...

1Thank HJL27
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Quaint cabins just like "back in the day!" Our Daughters gave the playground two thumbs up! The friendly host even made sure our coffee was ready before we woke! We set out to show our girls the simple joys of nature and an unplugged life! Gardenwood was perfect!

1Thank Klzinken
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We came to Gardenwood for a mini family reunion. There were 10 people and 5 dogs. This was one of the few places that would allow pets. The cabins were tiny and needed some updating, but they were cozy and clean. This was the second year we went up there and enjoyed it just as much this year as last....

Thank Terri B
Nisswa MN
Reviewed 21 October 2012

According to the locals, his little resort is under renovation. Our stay in tiny (approx 12 x 14) Cabin 14 was as we expected. Cabin was tiny, warm and clean. We stayed with our dogs and enjoyed it. We could have selected a more expensive place to stay, but this suited us just fine. near the lake, near Duluth, nice...

1Thank Nisswatraveler

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gardenwood Resort & Motel is located 10 miles from Downtown Duluth, MN on the Scenic North Shore Drive. Our comfortable resort accommodations include 13 cabins and a 4-room motel settled into the woods next door to the McQuade Small Craft Harbor on Lake Superior. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gardenwood Resort and Motel

Address: 5107 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2924
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: RM352 - RM753 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“We were in #24--one of the motel units and it was fine. Perhaps an end unit would have better views if choosing one of the motel units.”
 of 5 bubbles pattio540, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 7 has a view of the public restrooms in the parking lot next door. They're only about 20 feet away!”
 of 5 bubbles 121molliel, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Cabin #1 was right next to Highway 61. Great view of the Lake, but also close to traffic, which quieted as the sun went down.”
 of 5 bubbles MinnesotaMaven, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“#12 seemed a bit bigger than some of the others we saw.”
 of 5 bubbles MNTammyJ, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Cabin 3 was larger than I expected. The lake views are not direct views so I wouldn't choose a cabin based on the view.”
 of 5 bubbles DudesBuddy, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
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