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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2012

I was so disappointed in this place. We rented Cabin 2 for 2 nights. While the view of the lake was nice and the location good, the paint was peeling off the walls, we had to wait 5 minutes between toilet flushes, and the stovetop was completely rusty. The coffeemaker had a used filter with coffee grounds still in it.... More 

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Minnesota
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

What a great location, and what lovely property, dotted with tall pines, right across from Lake Superior. But the cabin we stayed in--No. 11--was like an abandoned house. It smelled moldy and mildwey. The knob fell off the bathroom door. The refrigerator was so loud we had to unplug it so that we could sleep. The carpeting was filthy. The... More 

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4 Thank LaurieMinnesota
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2012

We rented a cabin for 3 nights while we were in town to run Grandma's Marathon. The cabin was perfect complete with a nice kitchen, bathroom, table/chairs, and a comfortable bed. Additionally, we found the hospitality provided by the owners to be outstanding. They even held a BBQ after the race to celebrate the day. If you enjoy a comfortable... More 

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1 Thank Abram B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2012

The gardenwood was a nice place to get away, there were families there and couples and everyone seemed to be there for the same reason a decent place to stay for a decent price with that north shore "woodsy" feeling. The cabins are cozy a little dated, but it really didn't matter to us because we weren't looking for fancy....... More 

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Thank Sherzinminnie
Holdingford, Minnesota
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

My wife and I stayed here back in October. The place has a nice location and the owners are also very nice people. The cabins are old and are not very well kept. There was a hole in our ceiling, mold in places, furniture was out of date, took a while to get warm water, etc. Also I am 6... More 

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

This was a terrible place to stay . Cabin #5 was so small you couldn't turn around in it and the 13" TV left alot to be desired. Room was dirty and had alot of flies, will tell all my co workers at 3M this is not the pace to stay, way over priced for this cabin. Way to take... More 

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3 Thank Bev S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Very sparse on amenities, but a good value for the money. Clean but a bit old. Just not a place to take your wife for a memorable weekend.

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2 Thank Bbruce9789
Hopkins, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2011

This place has a lot of history and charm. Pam and Lee were nothing but generous and kind folk who made the trip even more enjoyable. Every minute I was there, i was enjoying myself. whether I was just staring at the fire or talking to the locals I learned so much and have nothing but good things to say,... More 

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Thank Michael I
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2011

If you want a great place to stay where it feels like you are visiting your friends Pam and Lee and not staying at a resort then this is the place for you.

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Thank Pat S
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

My fiance and I have stayed at Gardenwood many times and each stay is better than the next! Lee and Pam are extremely hospitable and the rates can't be beat. 5 short miles north of Duluth on scenic Highway 61 you are within driving distance to many local attractions. Gardenwood is highly recommended!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gardenwood Resort & Motel is located 10 miles from Downtown Duluth, MN on the Scenic North Shore Drive. Our comfortable resort accommodations include 13 cabins and a 4-room motel settled into the woods next door to the McQuade Small Craft Harbor on Lake Superior. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gardenwood Resort and Motel

Address: 5107 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2924
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: $107 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“We were in #24--one of the motel units and it was fine. Perhaps an end unit would have better views if choosing one of the motel units.”
 of 5 bubbles pattio540, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 7 has a view of the public restrooms in the parking lot next door. They're only about 20 feet away!”
 of 5 bubbles 121molliel, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Cabin #1 was right next to Highway 61. Great view of the Lake, but also close to traffic, which quieted as the sun went down.”
 of 5 bubbles MinnesotaMaven, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“#12 seemed a bit bigger than some of the others we saw.”
 of 5 bubbles MNTammyJ, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Cabin 3 was larger than I expected. The lake views are not direct views so I wouldn't choose a cabin based on the view.”
 of 5 bubbles DudesBuddy, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
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