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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed for a week in cabin 15 and had six guys in our group. The cabin was clean and well maintained. There is a good protected private dock for two large boats that is very convenient. Great deck that overlooks the lake with grill. This cabin could sleep up to ten.

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Thank Johnnierich
Rogers, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was our annual fishing trip with my wife, son, and ever reliable fishing partner Max our dog. This was our first time at Island View Resort. We stayed in Cabin 6 and although it was rustic the view was hard to beat. We were 20 ft from the lake and the deck was about 18 ft above the water... More 

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Thank raycullinan
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We were seated on arrival by a cheerful young lady who proceeded to do everything right during our visit. (Kacie ) Long Island Tea was our starter. Nice! I had a scallop appetizer which was just ok. My fettuccine Alfredo with extra shrimp was tasty but was a bit dry. The prime rib order came overcooked. It was replaced with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Terrible. Went last year. Gave them a good review. No room this year so I went to thunderbird. When I asked if I could rent a boat they were upset with me for not staying there. They said they could make an exception but they would not. Very terse. Called me out at the dinner table. Very mean.

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2 Thank Sixonthego_50
Brooks, Georgia
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

With all the negative reviews we were reluctant to stay here. However, since we had our own boat and we were not planning to use the dining facilities, we rented a cabin for the week. The location makes up for a few short comings. There may not be a better view on Rainy Lake, especially from the dining room. The... More 

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Thank Ken P
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016

For the price of renting a cabin and boat, you should look elsewhere. The fishing boats are not as advertised. My husband confronted Ron (the owner) about the boats ability and he basically told us there wasn't a person in it under 250 lbs. and that is just the way the boat performs and walked away. He eventually did give... More 

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International Falls, Minnesota
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

While I'm quite sure the fishing is excellent and accommodations are at par with similar in the area, the restaraunt isn't. The restaraunt is overpriced and poorly prepared. We, my wife and I, stopped eating at the Island View over3 years ago because of the same complaints we had yesterday--meat that was improperly cooked, excess fat (30% fat) and grizzle,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Stayed in the lodge with beautiful view of Rainy Lake. Room very comfortable. Restaurant menu with wide variety. Beautiful large deck adjoining. Friendly patrons, many returning each year. Billy was an excellent fishing guide, especially for the inexperienced. Ron and Trella, owners, were excellent hosts as well as the staff. Enjoyed 2 1/2 hr boat tour of Voyageur National Park... More 

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Thank Marie S
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We stayed in cabin 10. We were worried when we read some of the negative reviews but we're very positively surprised. Everyone at the resort was very friendly and helpful. They all went out of their way to make sure our stay was good. The restaurant and bar on site was a huge plus. There is outdoor seating which is... More 

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Thank Sixonthego_50
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Great trip to the island, the room was huge would sleep 6. Just my wife and i. Great food at the restaurant and beautiful lakeside view. International falls isn't the Ritz it's the voyager parks. Great views just to get away from the city and catch fish and some rays. 79° and sunny. Could not ask for a better experience.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Island View Lodge

Address: 1817 Highway 11 East, International Falls, MN 56649
Region: United States > Minnesota > International Falls
Number of rooms: 23
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Cabin 6 has a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles raycullinan, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Hotel staff appear to place guests in rooms farthest from bar first. Book early for quietest room.”
 of 5 bubbles 604rt, 7 Sep 2014 | Read review
“In another lodging facility.”
 of 5 bubbles FamilyGuyPBI, 21 Aug 2014 | Read review
“What a good room? Go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles tbanAnkara, 25 Aug 2013 | Read review
“We didn't stay here but merely had lunch.”
 of 5 bubbles 538MaryE538, 2 Aug 2012 | Read review
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