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Kohl's Resort
Shakopee
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Homey resort”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Cabin 206 is a clean, two story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 living areas, full kitchen complete with dishwasher, and washer/dryer combo. Lake view. Wraparound decks on both levels of home. Comfy beds. Very clean.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I picked this resort for my 11-year old daughter and I for our 3-day vacation before school starts again because of the awesomely fun looking water trampoline they touted on their website. Our first full day here, we swam out there and it was covered with seagull poop, literally to the point where you couldn't go on it. Well, maybe it could be cleaned, we thought, so we went into the office to ask the owner about it. That was our first encounter with him. He said when he cleans it, it just gets covered with poop the next day, so he was going to take it out in a few days. I said, well couldn't you please clean it once more, that was the reason we came here and we'd like to use it one day at least? No, he's just going to take it out. He was very cold about it, not even apologetic. And remember, that was our first encounter with him. Next I asked about paddles for the kayak and before telling me they were behind the door of the fish house, he launched into a lecture about how we must return life vests to where we found them and pull boats up to a certain spot.. it was all so odd! Where was our friendly Minnesota "welcome to our resort?" Other missing amenities: sauna and game room not operating, and it seems like they've given up on the swim beach for the season. If they are not offering all of their amenities, they should not be charging full price. I am giving this place 2 stars because it is a beautiful setting, but the lack of welcome and the disappointment of not being able to use the trampoline leads me to 2 stars. If you don't mind these things, this place might be ok for you.

Room Tip: Don't rent one of the poolside rooms. They are claustrophobic with no view and not worth the pri...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, 5 November 2016
Jessica,
I recently deleted my response and am putting up a new one. We are happy to say the seagull problem has been solved. We also have new, more exciting beach toys, a water whoosh, climbing, activity island for guests to enjoy! We set up a sprinkler that keeps the seagulls from landing on our island. We hope you try us again. Contact the resort as we would like to make it right. Thanks again.
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We had problems getting into "another" resort and we are so glad because we like Kohl's much better.

It's funny how picky people can be about log cabin resort in North Country. I don't mind rustic cabins but there are not rustic, they are very nice cabins. Some are a little close quarters but what do you expect...it's a CABIN!

My kids, 11 and 14, enjoyed the fire pit outside our cabin, getting ice cream and petting the friendly dogs in the office, the awesome outdoor hot tub, the koi pond, and the water structures (many places are lucky to have one, they had three!). I enjoyed the immaculate grounds, the cleanliness of all the cabins, the central grill to use, the paddleboards and all the fun things in the office.

Cons: hard to find a beach chair sometimes, a bit of a walk down to beach (we did not mind, great view from elevation), miscommunication in reservations...learned to just go through one person and not two.

All in all they stay very on top of things there, and there's a lot to stay on top of. We enjoyed our time and will be back next year.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed in Cabin 20, a beautiful and well equipped cabin 75' from the water. The cabin was impeccably clean upon arrival. It's clear the owners take pride in their property and the service they provide. Turtle Lake is a great fishing lake with plentiful panfish, bass and northern pike. We rented their Lund fishing boats which were highly reliable and comfortable. Our party included children ranging in age from 8 -13. They all had a great time at the beach with the kayaks, water trampoline and other fun amenities as well as at the indoor pool. All of our group felt the resort was ideal for the vacation we sought & all would definitely return.

Room Tip: Web-site offers virtual tours of cabins and resort map
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Nice cabins but ours was not clean. Also we were not informed that to get to the dock from our cabin would require walking down STEEP steps... and a LOT of them. This wasnt easy for my wife. The lake was nice but I would not stay at this resort again.

Owners were not the most friendly either. (just giving our honest opinion) We have been to a lot of resorts over the past 35 years and I can not remember when we have experienced such "coldness" from resort owners.

By the way we stayed here with a couple of friends of ours and they felt the exact same way.

Room Tip: If you don't mind a dirty cabin and walking down steep steps to the dock and also being brushed...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, 5 November 2016
David,
I recently deleted my response and am placing a new one. We do apologize for the way you felt treated as a guest at our family resort. We try to give guests a great experience, hoping they feel at home with us. I was not well, having a serious infection due to a fall. It's not an excuse. We want you to know we have hired a manager and an assistant manager to ensure the best guest experience. We feel confident this will be a positive move for us. We would like to change your experience. Please call and we will make it right. We would like you to try us again. Thanks so much!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Kohl's has been around since 1948. It's been owned by the current couple for 10 years. Beautiful cabins, store, gift shop, rolling terrain, 1600 acre lake, fire pits, BBQ's, boat rentals, launching ramp, fuel, bait, water toy's, etc. Many of the water toys and beach amenities are free. Nice owners, nice guests. A feel good family place. The larger the city in which you live, the more you'll love this place.

Room Tip: Their web site has diagrams of all the cabins.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, 5 November 2016
Thanks for your kind words. We are truely lucky to be here. We are happy you enjoyed the quiet surroundings with lots of amenities for your family to do. Thanks again!
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

No complaints whatsoever. This is by far the best resort we've ever stayed at in MN. (And yes I've stayed at quite a few.)

Exceptionally clean. Very professional and friendly staff. And fun things to do that are all included!!! Bikes, paddle boards, canoes, hot tub, indoor pool, Lounge chairs.. And I could go on and on.

Please, if you are looking for a great place to stay, choose Kohls. It's family owned and well worth your business.

  • Stayed July 2013
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, 5 November 2016
Thanks for your kind words. We are always looking to improve. We are glad you had great experiences and created fond memories!
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Property: Kohl's Resort
Address: 15707 Big Turtle Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601-7143
Region: United States > Minnesota > Bemidji
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Bemidji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kohl's Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a family resort in northern Minnesota. We have an indoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub, sauna, and game room at the lodge. We are just north of the headwaters of the Mississippi River. We are located on a chain of three lakes with good fishing, and we have daily summer activities. We rent boats, and provide guests with canoe trips. We offer WiFi, cable, and non-motorized water sports included. Our cabins have full kitchens as well as air conditioning, gas fireplaces, and campfire pits. ... more   less 
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