Some comments from Guests who have stayed at The Lodge.

Our family had a lot of fun at the Chippewa River Lodge in mid-June 2011. We arrived to find a freshly mowed yard, clean house and comfortable accommodations including the many bedrooms, which afforded the privacy we were looking for. The kitchen was large, with 2 fridges, and there were 2 bbq grills on the huge deck overlooking the expansive backyard right on the rivers. We took advantage of the kayaks and had a fun float, dropping into the water at the Wannigan Bar and paddling right back to the shore of the lodge. The 2 outdoor fire pits meant we could have almost 2 separate parties going on outside, with the bar indoors for those who wanted to stay inside. We all had a blast and will definitely be back. Thanks - great place!

St. Paul, MN


This is honestly the best place ever. There is so much to do, and so little time! I had my family reunion here (HUGE family) and there was enough space for all of us! Kayaking was great, we spent all weekend smiling so much our faces hurt. I swear it was due to the lodge just as much as the family. We had time to use every amenity, and we had no complaint. The pictures don't do it justice. It was spotless, fresh, and gorgeous. When we weren't busy doing EVERYTHING, there was enough space to relax and have some time to one's self, too. Even though we were so active for the whole weekend, we came back feeling refreshed and better than when we left. You would have to be dull not to enjoy yourself here. There's something for everyone. Lastly, the owners are amazing and even though they're off site, they're so accomodating and friendly you don't have to worry about a thing.

Thank you,
Minneapolis, MN


We had such a great time at The Lodge. It was my first time there and my boyfriends third time. I can't wait to go again. We went with an awesome group of people and the place was beyond what I expected. It was very clean and all the decorations were cool to look at. Everything about it and our vacation was amazing! Especially all the lilacs were blooming and the weather was great! :)

Angela and Dustin
Red Wing, MN


What a fantastic trip for our family. Great weather, great times for our large group. Never a dull moment for anyone always something to do rain or shine. With a band and DJ and all of the Lodge accommodations nothing left out. Having a family meeting coming up to get up there next year also as soon as everyone is available. Enclosing a few pics of tubing by the family, the family band and DJ, dancing to the band and playing screw your neighbor a card game by the bar. That place is out of this world for a large family gathering. Will be in touch.

Thank you,
John Walkosz
Grantsburg, WI



I wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time at your lodge this weekend. The weather held out for us, so we were able to enjoy being outside, explore the river a bit, and have a nice camp fire at night.
Bob was also a great help. He gave a very thorough tour and even swung by on Saturday to check in with us.....which actually helped because we were then able to get the volleyball net set up. :)

I definitely believe we will be contacting you again for another stay.

Thanks again!
Niccole Gingras
Duluth, Minnesota


Hi Dave,

Half of our party left today, with the other half leaving tomorrow. We all had a grand, grand time here. It was more than I'd dared hope for. Bob was very helpful, but the Lodge and nature took the best care of us. It was the perfect vacation/family reunion place, the best we've ever had.

I just wanted to let you know.

Thank you,
Euless, Texas


WOW, what a great week!  Just wanted to let you know how much our family enjoyed our stay at Chippewa River Lodge.  When you start taking reservation for next year, we would like to come back the same week, which would be July 19-26, 2008. In the years we have been taking these family vacations we have stayed at a number of different vacation homes.  The Lodge offers some very unique and welcome advantages.  The beverage cooler eliminated the daily ice runs to keep beverage coolers going. Wireless internet access worked great. The guest account on your system was used extensively for weather forecast (setup a favorite), personal emails and general access. The supply of firewood eliminates the mess of hauling wood. The kids used the new upstairs play area daily, very nice touch.  The three TV sets with Direct TV on each is great.  But above all these is the sheer spaciousness of the entire complex. The large lawn area outside for family games, campfires and river activities.  Inside the game room, reading corner, large dining room and bar areas provided plenty of room for many diverse activity. All these amenities provide a perfect environment for a week of family fun.  A family vote on whether to return next year was unanimous, so please sign us up.

Thanks for the Memories, 

Dick & Candy Pearse
Richard & Angela Puent
Chris & Gina Pearse
Richard Pearse