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Chase on the Lake
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Walker
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2012

We live in California and visit Walker and Leech Lake once a year as we have family that lives in the area. The Chase is great. It's a hotel that is reminiscent of the Overlook - ghost stories and all! Very cool, some original details still present. The rooms are updated, new, have all the upgrades. Beds are comfortable (pillows not so much). The restaurant is great. Bar is great. Water activities are great - but they are often booked up, so reserve in advance. Also, they are on the high end for their rates for renting watercraft and jet skis. Also, I hope there are not any price increases in the near future, because it's already at the high end of pricing. Staff is very friendly and helpful - and willing to help!

I found the housekeeping staff to be below average. They didn't do a very good job and often left our kitchen uncleaned and didn't always change the sheets or straighten up. Very odd. When we asked them one day if they would mind changing the sheets, they glared at us. We've noticied this in the past when we've stayed at the Chase. Also, our A/C unit was very loud and rattled a lot at night. May have just been the unit in the room we were in, but it didn't make for a restful night's sleep.

Other than that, we love the Chase. Great staff, nice people, terrific surroundings!

Tip: Book a lakeview room if you can. Lovely view...

Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms facing the parking lot...unless of course you want to look at the cars!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

We stayed here one night for a wedding, and had a very pleasant experience. The common areas are well maintained, but the rooms are much nicer than that even. The decor style is arts & crafts with modern comforts accounted for. The restaurant serves very good food, and the setting is especially stunning. We had a lake front room, and the sounds of the waves crashing plus the cool breeze from the lake made for a sound night's sleep.

However, this place is extremely expensive for the area. We're not quite sure that the location on a lake (there are lots of lakes in northern Minnesota) justifies the price.

Room Tip: The biggest virtue of this place is the lake location--it's worth it to get a room on the lake.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Racandee
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

This is a resort hotel pretending to be upscale but not knowing how to do it. We were expecting a luxury hotel and instead got a beautiful facility in a beautiful location run by a group of young folk who probably have never been to a truly upscale hotel. First of all, the housekeeping is inadequate. Our room was not ready on arrival. On our second day, after a long outing we returned to an unclean room. The explanation was that they were first cleaning the rooms for the new arrivals. The internet connection is confusing with passwords changing without notice and mostly never working. The in-room lighting is inadequate if more than one person needs to read. Our telephone never worked and they were unable to fix it. The restaurant is mediocre at best. The only access to the beautiful lakeside is through the restaurant and to sit and enjoy it, one most order something. It is billed as a biking friendly resort yet has no secure place to store the bicycles overnight. The day we arrived we could not find a parking spot in their parking lot because of a wedding and had to park some distance away. Our expectations were definitely not met.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank don s
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

My husband and I chose Chase on the Lake in Walker, MN as a last minute get away and we were not disappointed at all! The resort is a mix of families and couples, but handles both well. Calling a day in advance, the resort was able to get us into a King Balcony room overlooking Leech Lake and we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the property was very pleasant--reminiscent of an old timey resort down to the music that played throughout the lodge. Our room was very comfortable with a wonderful overview of the lake and the resort property and was decorated with Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts style furniture. The bed was comfortable with lots of pillows, and the view from the balcony was absolutely fabulous. Nice shower, good towels (but not great), nice amenities. Room had a small fridge and coffee maker. Our room was very quiet other than the outdoor noise from the open balcony window (our choice). The only downside (which was also an up side) was the noisy air conditioner; however, the room was very comfortable temperature wise as needed. The restaurant was very good, with good food and service. Overall, a very pleasant get away that we will do again!
The hotel also had a work out room, swimming pool/hot tub, and 2 lane bowling alley, which we did not use. Hotel is located ON the lake with boat rentals available and a small swimming beach, and is only 2 blocks from downtown.

Room Tip: The lake side rooms are worth the extra for the view!!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

I had to go there for a business seminar for a couple of days. We were placed in a room without a lake view, even though I had confirmed that we had a lake view before we went there, TWICE. We were in the older building. Quiet, nice beds and bedding. Like most hotels, there was totally inadequate lighting for reading in bed. I hate that. The elevator went out one of the days for quite a while - I have physical issues that make it difficult for me to climb 3 flights of stairs - artificial knees and arthritis. No accommodations were made for that - not even something off the bill. The "breakfast" and break foods were pathetic at best. Almost laughable. The restaurants were okay, as was the bar area. The deck on the lake side is very nice. Again, it was just okay. We wouldn't go back.

Room Tip: Be sure you are emphatic that you want a room with a LAKE VIEW.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Rita313
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

We travelled 5 hrs with a group of 60 by motorcycle to Chase on the Lake to enjoy a second annual trip to Walker, MN. What a beautiful place that town is. The hotel is centally located, on the beach, walking distance to everything in Walker (the town gets 5 stars, too). The rooms are all excellent. Some friends had suites, some just single rooms. ALL were extremely satisfied. The bedding, mattresses, shower, pool, spa & hot tub - - all excellent.
When we were looking for something to do one evening, we asked if we could use the fire pit on the beach. The answer was "Yes" AND they started the fire, provided heaps of wood AND an entire basket full of Hershey Bars, marshmallows and graham crackers - you see where I'm going with this? What a great stay. My husband played guitar and sang on the beach. Later, we went into their top notch lounge to hear another solo player entertain us.
Terrific!

Room Tip: Other friends tole us to avoid rooms over the restaurant/bar as outdoor patio sound/music travels up...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Yolanna
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

My girlfriend and I were looking for a last minute getaway and a friend suggested the Chase.
We had a great time with terrific accommodations, and superb food and service.
The staff couldn't have been nicer!
we biked, hiked and shopped the town.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ronald S
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Additional Information about Chase on the Lake

Address: 502 Cleveland Blvd., Walker, MN 56484
Region: United States > Minnesota > Walker
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Walker
Price Range: £93 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chase on the Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chase on the Lake is nestled on the shores of Leech Lake, in the heart of downtown Walker, MN. Historic and unique, it offers elegance and charm, mixed in with the warmth of a 1st class resort venue. Beautiful classic and lake view hotel rooms, along with state of the art and gorgeous 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom condos, ensure a memorable stay at Chase on the Lake. Ownership opportunities are available with all of our Lakeside Condos. Special amenities may be enjoyed such as dining in our 502 restaurant, with patio seating; Copper Door Aveda Spa; Chaser's Bowling Alley and indoor heated pool and hot tub. All year round outdoor activities are available with fishing, swimming on our private beach and boating. In the winter months, Chase on the Lake offers beautiful trails for snowmobiling and ice fishing for Walleye on Leech Lake. ... more   less 
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