Because the cabins were all rented, we booked one of the motel units. It could have used a good updating and sprucing up. The faucets were all wonky, the beds saggy with poor pillows, and there was a bit of a musty odor. There wasn't much shelf or counter space on which to place personal items--nothing in the bathroom, where one would keep toiletries. There were 4 adults in our room, and there wasn't a lot of space to spread out. We didn't use the kitchen except for the frig, in which we stored drinks and snacks, but it was a small frig. Yes, there is a lodge, but it wasn't appealing. The lighting was dim, and part of the room was being used for storage.
We walked down by the lake where their cabins are located and peeked in a couple of windows. I believe the cabins would have been a much better experience. All in all, it wasn't quite the bad experience that my review would make it seem, but it could have been better. The staff was very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Solbakken is a hidden gem in Lutsen on Lake Superior's North Shore. We provide home base in our cabins nestled along the shore as you experience the Northwoods. Solbakken is situated on seven acres of very special property with over 600 feet of Lake Superior shoreline for guests to enjoy! Our cozy accommodations feature an option for all budgets ranging from economy style units to luxury cabins with fireplaces. Enjoy a variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing in winter and barbecuing in summer. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solbakken Hotel Lutsen