Hard to believe the negative reviews based upon our trip in late June-early July. Prior to arrival, we called and e-mailed various questions which were quickly and politely answered. Check-in (by Dawn) was a breeze. Our cabin was clean and everything worked. Our refrigerator wasn't quite level but was taken care of quickly after we mentioned it. We enjoyed our guide experience (4 hours) and Kent was quite knowledgeable and friendly. We had an issue with our trolling motor, but it was addressed right away and we were back on the water. Special mention of the dock boys - Ryan and Tanner. They were always around to help in any way they could. Everything we asked for they provided quickly and with a smile. VERY pleasant young men! And what a treat to have the fish cleaned and packaged when we came in. We were there on July 4th. The owners decorated the lodge with flags and invited everyone up for cake and homemade ice cream - things they didn't have to do. It was a very nice surprise. I might mention that this was three weeks after a freak storm destroyed their dock and slips, requiring the dock boys to put boats in and take them out with a skid loader. They still had a building partially under water. All of this stress and the owners and employees remained friendly, upbeat and responsive. Check-out only took a few minutes. All four in my group give a big thumbs-up for Driftwood.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family fishing resort with 19 housekeeping cabins on Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota. Cabins are setup family style (queen bed in one room, twin beds in the remaining bedrooms). Cabins range from 1BR to 4BR and have complete kitchens (oven/stove top, microwave, coffeepot, pots/pans, dishes, utensils) along with, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and a charcoal grill outside the cabin. Two fully protected harbors with a fleet of rigged and ready rental boats, full dock service (bait, gas, fish filleting), and a canoe and paddle boat for guest use. Guide services available (2-hour navigational, 4-hour and full day trips). ... more less