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Shady Rest Resort

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Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The summer of 2016 was the second year we have had our RV on a seasonal lot. The place is quiet and peaceful. The staff is friendly and helpful. The fishing is very good. The sunsets are spectacular. The seasonal RV members are like one big family.

Thank Gearold V
Reviewed 11 September 2016

One day back and I wish we were still there! This is a family operated business and they take great pride in their little piece of heaven. My husband and I have stayed in a few resorts and this one has to be the best by far. We stayed in cabin #5 - the cabin was very clean with all...

Thank Ruth W
Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We just returned from our first week-long family vacation at Shady Rest Resort and it was marvelous! We had 4 adults, an 8 yr old, a 7 yr old and a 7 week old and found plenty to do and lasting memories to be made. The cabin was right on the lake and fit our needs for the most part...

Thank Nora A
Red Wing, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 June 2015

First time at this resort. Exceeded all expectations as a clean family friendly resort. Lucked out in finding this Minnesota gem! Classic family run resort. Clean cabins, nice dock and swimming area and great staff. Booked again for next year.

Thank Toddroofis
Waite Park, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We have been going to Shady Rest Resort since 2004. It started out for one week but now is up to two & one-half weeks. Love the nice shaded sites and great fishing. We have 5 camping couples and one family in a cabin. The camp ground and cabins are really clean and the staff is very friendly. Our kids...

Thank jerome d
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Once again we choose Shady Rest. This time we came up on Labor Day Weekend to get in a quick break with the kids before school starts. Very nice cabins, very clean, the kitchens had most of what we needed to prepare meals for our stay. Not a lot of counter space but good storage. The pots and pans were...

2Thank Ken S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 March 2013

I am returning next summer for a week in July. My parents have been coming and staying at Shady Rest for 14 years. When we first started coming we only needed 1 cabin but now we are up to 3. The resort is a family owned resort and they have always been wonderful to us. As a child, I spent...

3Thank Carla M
Reviewed 21 September 2012

My family has been coming to this resort for years (cabin, tenting, and a long time ago a seasonal rental mobile home). The resort offers plenty of things to do - playground, shuffleboard, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, volleyball (all equipment available free of charge) - along with lake activities such as swimming (beach with sun deck) and fishing (boat rentals -...

1Thank Trimom10
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Overall it was a decent resort. Make sure to bring games or activities for children under 12. Not much for them to do onsite. Friendly staff. Cabin beds are a bit rough. Nice lake, and decent fishing.

Thank Chief266
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 March 2012

My wife and I have brought the kids up to Shady Rest for quite a few years and have always enjoyed ourselves. The owners are very nice and we always get together a few times during the week. The cabins are very nice and they are always being improved on. I'm glad they atarted adding queen beds to them. The...

3Thank Ken S

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Additional Information about Shady Rest Resort

Address: 16953 142nd St, Villard, MN 56385-2381
Region: United States > Minnesota > Villard
Number of rooms: 12
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“Cabin #5 is next to the beach and could be busy during peak times.”
ruthw648, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No Wifi in the cabin but it was available at the main office. Have to say it wasn't missed - too many other things to do outside!”
noraa215, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Cabins by the lake offer excellent views and are close to lake edge. Not deep, so safer for children.”
  • View from cabin#6
Toddroofis, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you have kids, a cabin by the beach is nice but there will be a lot of people by you. The only cabins that look to be a ways from the beach was cabin #10 and the Private Cabin.”
KenS65, 16 Sep 2013 | Read review
“All sites aren't too far from the lake”
Trimom10, 21 Sep 2012 | Read review
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