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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is in addition to my last review of the Thunderbird Lodge to explain the reason I gave it a four rating. The Internet service is virtually nonexistent. When coming up this far north it's important to remember that technology might fail you so be prepared. It is best to just plan to get away from it all and enjoy...

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Thursday night features the Parmesan crusted walleye. This has become my favorite, replacing the regular walleye options. The only problem is that the Parmesan crusted walleye is only available on Thursday; availability on any other night depends on how busy the kitchen may be or the lead cook preference for that night. Even the regular wait staff have joined my...

Thank John K
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Thunderbird never disappoints. Very consistent and the walleye or prime rib is terrific. We always look forward to our trip north to stop by for dinner. The view and the service is always great! Great on the water location that's always a pleasure to see.

Thank Gregory G
Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Thunderbird Lodge is an OK place to stay. We have coming here for many years. We did take a break for a few years, and it is amazing how dated the resort has become. We were very surprised that no updates have been made to the cabins or the restaurant/bar after this amount of time. The cabins are expensive, and...

Thank zaga2468
TBirdRainyLake, Owner at Thunderbird Lodge, responded to this review

I am very sorry for your unpleasant experience. We take your review very seriously, and I thank you for taking the time to let us know of your disappointment. We strive to keep the resort updated, and realize that many things are in due of that. This winter we are completely re-doing all the bathrooms in the lodge rooms. Also,...

Brewer, Maine
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The staff and atmosphere of this property are simply the best. With the outdoor patio for dining you can enjoy the bay and the comings and goings of anglers and boaters. Very relaxing and the food is outstanding. We enjoyed many nights sitting around talking about the days events and enjoying fresh walleye and wild rice. Lots of choices for...

Thank nancyeremita
Wayzata, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were forced to book this lodge, as all other places were booked. I ended up paying $143.00 for the room adding taxes, etc. I didn't like the price, but I was excited to be staying in a lakeside room. Talk about disappointing. The bathroom sink was dirty, with hair on it. I actually had to take a wet cloth...

1Thank caese1976
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Thunderbird Lodge is an OK place to stay but the pics on their website must be 20 years old. Nothing looks new or well kept and place is pretty dated and needs a major update. We stayed in the deluxe lodge rooms and it was adequate. Bed was very comfortable and room had mini fridge, microwave, desk-table and nice view...

3Thank Hank B
Reviewed 29 September 2015

loved the locations, right on the lake...it was beautiful to wake up with the view of the sun rise on the lake....the beds are comfortable, and the rooms are clean. We had some mix-up with our reservation and everything was finally sorted out, they gave us free breakfast for our trouble! Food was great! would definitely go back there whenever...

Thank Anchal P
London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I spent two nights at Thunderbird Lodge in early September. We crossed the border in Fort Frances which was very painless and drove about 15 minutes to the lodge. Check in was quick and there was plenty of parking. We had booked a Queen room and upon arrival we were rather shocked at the size and state...

5Thank Scott W
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Can't say enough about the phenomenal service we received upon arriving for our 10-day stay. Front desk staff so friendly and accommodating. Rooms were clean and quiet and convenient to the restaurant and lounge area below. Food, service, drinks all excellent!....and the owners took personal pride in greeting and making sure everyone was happy! We really enjoyed having coffee outside...

2Thank JTS955

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Full Service resort with hotel and cabin rentals, full dining room, banquet facilities, marina, guide service and boat rentals. Open year round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunderbird Lodge

Address: 2170 County Road 139, International Falls, MN 56649
Region: United States > Minnesota > International Falls
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Thunderbird Hotel International Falls
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“Rooms on the east side have a lake view.”
johnkM3325ZW, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The lake views are not worth the price.”
caese1976, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view if going into hotel if that is preferred. I believe most or all cabins have lake views.”
JTS955, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 102 is next to a banquet hall. We stayed Mon tues wed. Dont stay in the room on the weekend, its next to the restrooms.”
CathyE260, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Specify whether you want a patio or not”
teehee30, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
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