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Douglas Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lake Itasca
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We stayed one night at the Douglas Lodge Itasca Suites (a four-season six-plex room) in August 2013, for $147.49 total. We did have trouble making our reservation online, but were able to make a reservation over the phone. There was a cute screened-in porch with a table. The living room had a couch and television, the kitchen had a microwave, mini-fridge and lots of counter space, and there were two queen beds in the bedroom. The entire suite was clean (with no signs of any rodents - as we've had at other state park cabins) and it was so peaceful. It was very nice to wake up at sunrise and be so close to the park - it was a great time to see the Mississippi headwaters as there was almost no-one else there.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

My wife and I ate at the lodge on our visit to the headwaters of the Mississippi. The food was extremely good. We found the food in Minnesota bland at almost everywhere else we ate but not here. My wife had the Minnesota wild rice and loved it. My chicken sandwich was also good. The fresh baked bread products were a nice surprise. We did have a wait to be seated but it gave us a chance to look through the gift shop in the next building over since the cafe has an electronic notification system.

Room Tip: Only visited the restaurant.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We were sorry to have just one night in our 'fireplace' room at the Douglas Lodge. Right on Lake Atasca and only five miles from the Mississippi headwaters this is a real peaceful break. The room was lovely and we had a covered porch. Wood supplied for the fireplace and the fire pit outside. Only downside was the little bath and no shower. Dinner in the Lodge restaurant was tasty and service was good. No dry wines though which was a little disappointing.

Room Tip: Would recommend the fireplace rooms
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 50Carole
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Staying at the Lodge is a good way to see all that Itasca State Park has to offer. We found all of the park clean and well kept. It may have been the heat or the fact that it was the end of the season, we found the Lodge staff were not going out of their way to be friendly, or helpful. They had a very stern business attitude. The headwaters hike guides were very nice and fun, so that made up for it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank 44theroad0
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The two room suites are very nice. You enter via screened porch that has a table and 4 chairs. There are two queen beds and sink in the bedroom. The large bathroom has tub / shower. The other room is a living room (with TV) / kitchenette, with small refrigerator, microwave, cook top, dishwasher. The kitchen has dishes, pots and pans, utensils, dishwasher detergent and dish soap. All linens and towels are provided. Very clean. Right in the park near Douglas Lodge. Our group of 4 adults stayed 2 nights. It was very convenient for everything we wanted to do in the park. We brought our food and had most of our meals here. I was very impressed with the suites and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank MNTraveler56
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

I was traveling out west, and wanted to see the Mississippi Headwaters. I stayed for one night. The location was excellent, being within the state park. One could hike trails right outside the lodge complex.

The staff was friendly and courteous. The room was small but cozy and clean. It should be noted that the bathroom was not attached, but rather there were 3 common bathrooms on the floor, which were clean, and never busy. The bed itself was a little stiff, and creaky, but not bothersome enough from keeping me from sleeping. The room was well climate-controlled and without odor. The doors were a little thin, and I could hear a crying baby from another room, but fortunately I am an early riser, and this did not wake me up. Wi-fi was free, and was reliable.

The price was good for its location, and so I think this was an excellent value. I would stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Bandurriaman
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Wow. Just returned from trip to Itasca Park with family. We had a blast. Stayed in lodge on night 1, then had two in campground.
Lodge was super clean, our meals there were great too.
It was such a great experience all the way around. What a great get away! A must do Minnesota experience.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank AnotherIceman
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Address: Lake Itasca, MN
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lake Itasca
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lake Itasca
Number of rooms: 12
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Turn-of-the-century Log hotel located in Itasca State Park and overlooking the lake. ... more   less 

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