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Lake Zurich, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2012

The atmosphere at Bay View is like no other on Lake Vermilion. With the recent renovations, the cabins were clean and inviting. The tiki bar is right off the water on huge three tier deck where every seat offers a view of the lake. The food was delicious and the staff is friendly, accommodating and at times very entertaining. Highly... More 

1 Thank Julie K
Cook, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2012

This resort and restaurant is always our favorite Lake Vermilion stop. Either by car, boat or limousine, the trip over has always been the result of a fabulous day at the tiki bar or night out to enjoy a great dinner. The aroma from outdoor wood smoker preparing their "one of a kind" fabulous ribs is enough to draw anyone... More 

1 Thank LuxuryLimo O
Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We were staying at a different Resort in the Tower, MN area and wanted a quick bite out and we were very happy with our choice! My husband and I both had burgers and our daughter had a chicken sandwhich - we all three loved the fries!!!! My daughter also ordered a side salad which was incredible for a side... More 

1 Thank libinatorsmom9357
Chisholm, Minnesota
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241 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Food is good and the place is alot of fun! Many choices for dinner and bar food and lots of specialty cocktails!! Can't wait for summer.......

1 Thank mcdonapa
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61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

On January 21 Bayview hosted a Dinner and wine pairing. their Chef had an opportunity to show his talent and he did! the 5 course meal including dessert was wonderful with presentation and creativity we rarely see in this area. The wine distributors also did a great job in pairing (and pouring) the featured wines. Bayview owners have worked hard... More 

Thank gypsysister2
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Great place on beautiful Lake Vermilion. Great Tiki Bar in the summer for drinks and food and live music several times a week in the summer. Best prime rib around. Ocassionally a wine tasting dinner is offered and is a blast with food and wine. Bartenders are a lot of fun. Owners are nice and friendly. Any questions ask Judd,... More 

Thank mrmcook
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Great place with a fun atmosphere! If you are looking for a place to hang out and let loose then this is the spot! One of my personal all time events of the summer is kicked off at the Bayview Lodge during the 4th of July festivities! I don't want to forget to mention the multi tier deck overlooking the... More 

Thank AshleyMJ
Tower, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Nothing beats a great dinner on the deck at Bay View on a warm summer evening. The sunsets over Lake Vermilion are worth whatever you've spent for dinner. If you're lucky, you will be serenaded by some great local musicians who play live music on a regular basis throughout the summer season. We live nearby and Bay View is where... More 

Thank jodirose
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Beautiful location on Lake Vermillion. The place has much potential it is just too bad that nobody has taken the initiative to do so. There is a Tiki bar and the food was actually very good. Drinks were also well made and the bar tender was a character. Unfortunately things rapidly went downhill as the night and morning progressed. We... More 

12 Thank Tillerdog
BayviewLodge, Owner at Bay View Lodge, responded to this review

I'm really sorry you fellas didn't have a good time. You were the only ones out of the other 200 ppl that didn't :-) I think our description on the website really sums it up, this is definatly a spot for those who like to party. Most of the other guys here were less that upset at the bachelorette parties... More 

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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2009

Bay View Lodge has the potential to be a great vacation place. Located on Lake Vermillion the resort includes a lodge with restaurant and bar facilities for guest use (closed to public). Large decks and (closed) cabana bar overlooking the lake. The website and brochure looked beautiful, shows a picturesque setting, charming lodge and bar area for guest use. Cabins... More 

5 Thank Sportsmomanddad
BayviewLodge, Owner at Bay View Lodge, responded to this review

This was prior to new ownership taking over, I'm really sorry you had such an awful time. I gaurantee things are much different now! Cabins have all been updated, new beds, bedding, linens! Come on back and I'll make sure you have a great time!! Mention this response and I'll knock 25% off the price! Thanks - Erik Lietz (owner) More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In 1926, the first guests arrived at historic Bay View Lodge eager to unpack, hit the lake, reel in a limit of walleyes and relax in the great outdoors.Today, our guests arrive with the same enthusiasm. We want your stay to be relaxed and comforting- where you can unwind after a day chasing trophy fish, golfing, or just relaxing with a cocktail on the lakeshore. We have a variety of accommodations to suit every guest’s needs. Whatever you are looking for in a Lake Vermilion resort vacation, we have the lodging just right for you.Our Guests enjoy world class fishing and world class fun! We are known as the “hotspot” on Lake Vermilion due to our massive three tier deck, complete with a full service tiki bar. A guest of Bay View can expect to hear live music on the weekends and the occasional steel drum band. We are known for inventing our signature drink – the “Blended Bulldog”…beware they do bite! Whether you are enjoying the pristine wilderness, partying at the Sunset Tiki bar, relaxing in one of our 15 comfortable units, or enjoying a delicious meal from the Bay View Kitchen, a visit to the Lodge offers a vacation experience unlike anywhere else. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay View Lodge

Address: 2001 Bay View Drive, Tower, MN 55790
Region: United States > Minnesota > Tower
Price Range: $74 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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