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Lakeville, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Kettle Falls Hotel is unlike any other hotel I've ever stayed. The staff and other guests are like family. I felt as though I was at a reunion of in-laws that I had never met before. This can be a good thing or a bad, depending on your mood. The rooms are strung out on the upper floor and...

Thank Wally_G_Minneapolis
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Historic Kettle Falls Hotel. We were looking for water and fishing lures. We weren't hungry so we didn't get to eat. We just looked around and asked about fishing lures- they were at the Trading Post down by the dock. A friendly employee took us down there and we got what we needed. We also visited...

Thank Suzybee51
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This hotel was built around 1913 and has been restored to accommodate visitors to Voyageur National Park. It is the only lodging within the park. The only way to get to it is by boat on a $45 roundtrip shuttle for those staying overnight. The hotel is maintained to reflect the historical time period. No ensuite bathrooms. You will have...

1Thank galapagoer
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Kettle Falls Hotel has an incredible history dating back prior to the NP as a portage between Rainy Lake and Namakan Lake (still used today) to get through the falls/dam. Our trip involved a day boat trip from our cabin on Kabetagoma with two young children (6 and 2). Our children enjoyed walking to the hotel from the docks, eating...

2Thank Brian K
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We traveled with about 8 to 10 other couples from Rochester. Picking up a few more along the way. One of the best road trips ever. The hotel at Kettle Falls is only accessible by boat so it's a little remote. Terrific history to the hotel. Also called the Tilt'n Hilton because of the floor at the saloon tilts about...

3Thank Steve R
Seville, Spain
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We decided early in the year to get away from the cities for a long weekend over Labor Day, and chose the Kettle Falls hotel. This is about as far out as you can get and still enjoy amenities. Lovely boat ride to/from hotel. Staff were courteous, but stretched a little thin (...but we were here to relax, wasn't a...

4Thank Rognlois
Owatonna, MN
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We have stayed in many national parks from the Everglades to Glacier Bay in Alaska and would have to rate this as the worst of the group by far. The cost was $200/night to stay in a "Villa". The Villas could be compared to duplexes and were spacious however it did have issues. The water wasn't rusty, it was just...

8Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great reason to take the beautiful, scenic boat ride up to the dam. The property is nice and the bar food and beers were great. They had full menu but we were just stopping for a casual snack and a couple beers. The stroll from the dock up to the property was a nice safe nature walk.

1Thank MegMNtravels
Madera, California
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Nestled in the heart of Voyageurs is this rustic property. For one star prices you can have one of 12 rooms with shared bathrooms (plenty), no appliances, yet clean and friendly. Rick, the owner, may be one of the few honest men around. Bar ($5 drinks), restaurant (not great yet not pricy), gift shop, and as I understand, great fishing....

3Thank pat c
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Falls were interesting but not worth a long boat ride if it is out of your way. So much other beauty in Voyageurs. Stopped for a very average pub-fare type lunch. Service was very slow but I think they were overwhelmed by an unexpectedly busy day. I actually had to go hunt down a waitress to get service. We sat...

4Thank Jim G

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Address: 10502 Gamma Road, Voyageurs National Park, MN 56669
Region: United States > Minnesota > Voyageurs National Park
Number of rooms: 12
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“Go to the Kettle Falls area but don't stay. This is excellent advice.”
 of 5 bubbles LuvToTravel0899, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
“stay far away from the bar noise”
 of 5 bubbles 588patc588, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The hotel rooms are the best deal unless you have a dog then not so much.”
 of 5 bubbles G1136BMdaveh, 11 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Camped on islands miles away, but there are rooms and cabins that look out onto complete total wilderness.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertD920, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
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