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Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Spicer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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“Outstanding Choice for FAMILY Vacation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

We just returned from a week at Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort and couldn't say nicer things about the experience. The cabin was lovely, the beach was awesome, and the amount of toys and activities available as guests were outstanding! Be advised that this is a FAMILY resort with lots of kids, so I wouldn't advise Dickerson's for a rowdy weekend or partying. There is not much privacy due to the closeness of the cabins, but there are plenty of curtains. Bob and Connie are great with the guests, especially the kids. There are all kinds of toys to play with - noodles, innertubes, water bikes, canoes, kayaks, etc. There was always something to do! I personally liked the awesome swimming beach - perfect for my two-year-old. Great place for family reunions! I highly recommend!

Room Tip: We stayed in cabin 8 which had an outstanding patio and was just a bit on the end so not as many peo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Our family just returned from a week's stay at Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort, and every one of us can't wait to return next year. The grounds of the resort were immaculate and Connie's gorgeous flowers provided bursts of color everywhere. Our cabin was perfect for our family of eight; well stocked with all the essentials (including comfortable beds,) and was spanking clean. Bob and Connie, the owners, were friendly, helpful and very hospitable. They provided a continental breakfast and pizza supper for all the guests at the beginning of the week which got us all acquainted and led to a camp-like atmosphere. Campfires and a "hayride" for the kids were enjoyed as well. There was so much for all of us (grandparents down to a 2 year old) to do right at the resort that we hardly left the grounds. The lake and beach were perfect for fishing, swimming, sand play, lounging, boating, kayaking, etc. and the Dickersons provided all the beach toys and water equipment! There was a little store where basic necessities, fishing supplies, and Lake Florida shirts (gotta have those!) could be purchased. Books, games, and movies could also be checked out for the week. The atmosphere was kid friendly, safe, and happy. The Dickersons love their place and hosting their guests and it shows! We hit the jackpot when we found this vacation spot.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Our family had a great time at Dickerson's for a week. Our daughter did not want to leave. This family friendly resort is perfect for family relaxation. We can't wait to go back. Bob and Connie are great resort owners and are respectful and diligent about all of their clients needs. They are very flexible and helpful with any questions or concerns. Hayride and Pizza was great. Its like being at camp with your family.Thanks again for a great summer getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We came from New York City to join more local family for an incredibly fun and relaxing vacation. Everything was extremely clean (and I am very picky), and there were terrific amenities available on site: a small store (if you ran out of essential food stuff), motor boats/pontoon/water bikes available with 30min notice, multiple kayaks available anytime, canoe and paddle boat available anytime, life jackets, a slide set up to go directly into the lake, sand toys, chairs, swings, bikes--you name it. We needed for nothing (except--and this was the only con the entire trip--there is no dishwasher). My kids were safe and happy and there were additional treats built in: donuts Sunday morning (delicious!), pizza night, campfire night & hayride where each kid gets to drive. Both my 6 and 2 year old cried when we had to leave, and I have promised them we will return. Thanks for the most relaxing vacation we have had in years!

Room Tip: Cabin 12 is huge, newly renovated, comfortable beds, balconies, and on the lake. Family has stayed...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

You don't stay in business in this day and age very long running a sub standard resort. Dickersons has it down. Very kid friendly and cabins clean as a whistle. This was our first trip but not the last. Our two sons and wives and total of five grandchildren had a wonderful time at Dickersons. Bob and Connie could not of been better hosts. We have tried several resorts and now have found the perfect place. Can't wait until next year. Skip and Margie Jansen

  • Stayed July 2013
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Saint Michael, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We have just returned from a perfect get away at Dickerson's Resort. Bob and Connie were so friendly and helpful and did a great job of making us feel welcome. The resort grounds and cabins are all kept so clean. The lake and beach is the best we have ever seen. We visit many resorts and Dickerson's has the perfect swim area. We loved all of the free recreational options including the hydro-bikes and kayaks. My five-year old son learned to kayak by himself and was so proud. Fishing off the docks was perfect for our kids. This resort offered us the perfect balance of relaxation and fun. This was our first visit and it won't be our last.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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McAllen, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We family traveled from Texas to stay on Lake Florida. We rented a home from a private person and were given directions to Dickerson's as they have items that we available for purchase for people staying on the lake, gas for boats, a pontoo to rent, etc. My family from MN also inquired about renting cabins from Bob during our stay. Our first introduction to Connie was cold and callus. We had asked about renting their pontoon and according to their website it was a certain fee. She rudely replied saying their guests pay a premium price and they get a break. We understood that and proceeded to ask about non-resident prices, after she told us, she rudely spoke to my 9 year old son saying finishing was not allowed on the pontoon, leisure only. A few days later we drove our boat to the resort to purchase gas, knowing the price was $5.00 per gallon, we asked for gas. My 11 year old daughter and 7 year old niece went into the store and asked if anyone was inside. By the time my father got to the store Bob had accused the girls of calling him names and being rude, told my father to teach your grandchildren some respect. Continued to speak to my cousin that "you people" take revenue from me when you rent from others. This irrational behavior from Bob continued for quite awhile. After this happened, my aunt, from MN told us of her introduction to Bob. She drove to the resort in May to discuss staying at they resort during our stay. She also confirmed that he was extremely rude and disrespectful to her.
Our intent was never to take business away from their resort, as we didn't know it existed and the cabins would not have fulfilled the needs of my family, however their attitude concerning our desire to rent a private caused them to be very rude and ugly to patrons. I have been business for many years, along with many family members and have never seen business owners treat customers or people in the manner. We plan to return to Lake Florida again next year and Bob and Connie could have had new customers rent their extremely expensive cabins from our Minnesota family, but that will not happen now.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort
Address: 13194 2nd Street NE, Spicer, MN 56288
Region: United States > Minnesota > Spicer
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Spicer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort near Spicer, Minnesota has 13 family cabins on a beautiful, 450' level, sand beach. We are located 6 miles west of Spicer, 10 miles north of Willmar, Minnesota. All of the cottages/cabins are housekeeping cabins. We have many fun things for families to do in addition to playing on the beach and swimming in our beautiful lake. We have a paddle boat, kayaks, canoe, fun bugs, hydro-bikes, bicycles, tricycles and wagons which are all free of charge.The New London & Spicer areas are abundant with lakes, parks and things to do. Families will love it here! ... more   less 
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