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Bay View Lodge

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Blaine, United States
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This on again, off again restaurant is a good spot for a drink if on the water. Food is less than desirable so keep expectations low. Cabins are rustic if you are staying and the bar/restaurant is only open on weekends. Positive - located on a great part of Vermilion with a nice outdoor bar.

Thank Dean W
New Lisbon, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Great lake, fishing was ok. Cabin was nice but rustic. No tv which was wonderful. Bar and restaurant was a bit pricey but food was excellent. Owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. Convenience store and bait shop less than 5 miles away.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed at the Bayview for 3 nights and our cabin was horribly dirty. The bathtub and toilet were as brown as dirt. There were ants in the toaster. You couldn't even see out the filthy windows of the cabin. The corners of the rooms were thick with cobwebs. The dumpsters outside were overflowing with trash. The mattresses must be...

7Thank Krista R
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

To all the winging reviews use are very stuck up this place I held my 30th bday at and had a blast ok breaky aint special but it is breaky bacon is there thats all you need .we are ozzy not british .this place gets a good review from me cause im ozzy not stuck up ozzy.and there isnt a...

2Thank chuch666
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 October 2012

My girlfriends and I went to Bayview with no expectations! We wanted to just have a great time, and get away for the weekend. We honestly had the BEST time! We didn't want to leave. The staff was awesome, super friendly, accommodating, etc..Our Cabin was roomy, rustic, clean. We were able to bring our own alcohol, food, we dressed up...

3Thank Abbi N
Lakeville, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 October 2012

My family stayed at this resort in early September and was very disappointed. We knew ahead of time that this place had a bar and restaurant and this was one of the reasons why we decided to stay at this resort. It was very obvious that the bar/restaurant was where all the attention went and that the cabins and guests...

8Thank acwenell
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 September 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Bay View Lodge. Clean cabins with a fantastic view of beautiful Lake Vermilion. Food was excellent and well worth the wait not to mention the atmosphere of the tiki bar/deck over looking the lake.

Thank MonsterMusic
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I’ve come up to Bay View two summers in a row now to celebrate my birthday. Last year, I was also recovering from a pretty nasty divorce, and a trip to Bay View Lodge was just what the doctor ordered. Anyone who has been through the Big D, or had a troubled time in their life, should be required to...

1Thank Erin P
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2012

During the day it's peaceful with great fishing. By night they have amazing bands that everyone will enjoy with entertaining fun staff and some of the best food I have ever tasted. The cabins are cozy and clean making you never want to leave. I'm counting down the days until I can return to the wonderful place known as Bay...

Thank Angelhunter87
Reviewed 18 September 2012

If you won't a nice calm night out with drinks and exaclent food and really good music and I super nice crisp clean rooms to stay the night if you do not wont to drive home the same night and it is allso located on a very good fishing lake.

Thank Flues

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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 Bayview Dr, Tower, MN 55790
Region: United States > Minnesota > Tower
Price Range: ₹ 3,553 - ₹ 13,565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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