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Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Spicer
Bloomington, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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“Excellent family vacation resort”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Grandma spent week with my adult daughter, her husband and their two little ones, ages 3 and 10 months. The cabin was clean and equipped with the necessities. The owners, Bob and Connie were very available and tried hard to meet everyone's needs, despite the extra work involved this spring with record rains, disappearing beach and flooding in some of the cabins. Very stressful time for them, but they made everything work for guests. The waterfront was lovely and the beach and swimming area was perfect. There was plenty to keep little ones busy and happy. Guests were friendly, and there were a couple of opportunities to gather as a group, meet each other and make connections. The resort is small enough so you are able to keep track of guests and know they "belong." We would return, and it is not a surprise that most of the guests had been coming for years.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Ames, Iowa
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Connie and Bob extend themselves for all their guests. The hospitality, cleanliness, and location are all top-notch. The lake is beautiful at all times of day, the swimming and water activities are excellent. Connie and Bob make a special effort to be sure that all guests are well acquainted with each other. As first time visitors to Dickerson's Resort, and having chosen it from a website, we naturally had some concerns about how our vacation would turn out. But we found it to be a wonderfully relaxing, pleasant week at a lovely location with gracious hosts.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Connie D, Owner at Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Linda,
It was a pleasure having you and Dale vacation with us at Dickerson's Resort. We hope you went home well rested and will return again!
Bob & Connie
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We celebrated our anniversary at Lake Florida for the weekend and had the best getaway we could have asked for. The water was great and Dickersons offered so many ways to enjoy it! Kayaks, canoes, sail boat, paddle boats, large swimming area and beach - all immaculately maintained. Bob and Connie were extremely attentive hosts, making sure we felt comfortable and at home. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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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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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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Property: Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort
Address: 13194 2nd Street NE, Spicer, MN 56288-9387
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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