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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Our family has been going to Elbow Lake Lodge since 1966, formerly Kennedy's Rustic Resort. There is a tranquility to Elbow Lake that is hard to describe. Whenever we go there, it's truly like going to visit family - Lee, Dan, Mackie go out of their way to ensure that you feel welcome, and have the most relaxing time while... More 

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4 Thank starsandcampfires
Eveleth, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Loved the cabins, very clean, well furnished, and comfortable. The food and drinks were delicious! There's a lot to do on the lake, mini golf, campfires and enjoying nature. Staff will help with whatever you need. Definitely would like to go back!

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1 Thank Holly J
Bloomington, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We enjoyed our week stay in a lodge suite. The staff was great (although we didn't ask for much) but the owners need to spend a few dollars to add a few more amenities (kleenex, better T.P., better room lighting - that kind of thing.)

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1 Thank jcsadvisor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We highly recommend Elbow Lake Lodge for many reasons: *When the tiny onsite store with minimal amenities was out of mayo, they had a worker who was coming in later that day bring some for us from town. *At the time of our stay, kayaks were included in the price of our suite rental. They kindly allowed the kids in... More 

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2 Thank Alisha K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We just enjoyed our 27th year at Elbow Lake Lodge...the best resort in Minnesota! Lee and staff are absolutely the hardest working people we know - and who make every effort to ensure that our stays are always the best they can be. Period! We love the wilderness feel of Elbow Lake Lodge, the hospitality, tranquility, wildlife, fishing, our yearly... More 

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3 Thank kspinky
Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

We have been going to Elbow Lake Lodge since 1980 with our entire family. The cabins have everything you need except A/C which is not needed. The beach is great for kids, the restaurant has great food and the staff is the best you are ever going to find! The fishing is so great. Have a large family fish fry... More 

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1 Thank SweetBirdieGirl
Charles City, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The only resort on the lake makes for a very peaceful and relaxing vacation. The staff are very friendly, helpful and make their guests top priority. The cabins are clean and comfortable. Beautiful lake!

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2 Thank HKowalski206
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

My family has been coming to Elbow Lake for over 70 years. We have stayed at Elbow Lake Lodge (formerly Kennedy's Resort) as well as owning cabins on the lake. The current management of Lee, Mackie, and Dan are the best. They work hard for the resort guests and make sure the lake owners are taken care of too. The... More 

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1 Thank Loonsong2
Harker Heights, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2015

If you want to spend a great time in a peaceful, friendly location, look no further. This resort has been catering to families for more than 85 years and every year gets better. Lee and his staff go out of their way to make your stay an incredible experience you will cherish until your next stay. One visit will convince... More 

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1 Thank kenbgbill
Menomonee Falls, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

we went here 2 years with 2 other families. The lodge is really remote which makes it relaxing. Fishing, hiking, swimming good old fashion family fun. My husband went running a bear crossed is path. True north woods.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in beautiful northern Minnesota Elbow Lake Lodge is the ONLY resort on the lake. We are just the place for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elbow Lake Lodge

Address: 3975 Kennedy Road, Cook, MN 55723
Region: United States > Minnesota > Cook
Number of rooms: 13
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“White Birch and Crestview fave cabins.White Pine, Lakeview, Beachview are fave lodge suites.Those suites have lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles starsandcampfires, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“great hospitality, plenty to keep you busy, calm and peaceful”
  • A view over the lake
 of 5 bubbles 187alishak, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
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