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Big Timber Lodge
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We have spent several spring and fall vacations at Big Timber over the past 8 years. Preston and Penny have been excellent hosts during our long and not-so-long stays. We enjoy our time relaxing, fishing and watching the grandkids play at the beach. The quiet of the evening fire time, breathtaking sunsets and the loons singing keep us coming back year after year. The cabins are always clean and well maintained and anything we have asked for has been provided. We always look forward to our next visit to 3rd Crow and time with the Turners.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Fun time had by all. Sitting around the campfire while the sun goes down, kids laughing and having fun. Couldn't ask for a more ideal location. Great beach for the kids and lots of fishing fun for all ages. We come back every year and enjoy it more and more. Penny and Preston are great!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We have stayed at Big Timber Lodge for the last 7 years and have always had a great experience. The fishing always good, the beach and cabins clean, and great hospitality from the owners Preston and Penny. We are a big family and have made great memories at Big Timber Lodge that will last us a lifetime! If you are looking for a quiet resort with great fishing, and quaint lakeside cabins~ Big Timber Lodge is for you!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Let's start with the lake. The 3rd Crow Wing lake is an abundant fisherie. It was rainy and lets say not the best weather conditions, but our party caught more than enough fish. Wonderful lake. The cabins are older, but are put together nicely. There are plenty of things to do close by as well.
We all had a really good time on Tuesday, and Wednesday until the evening. We wanted to have a campfire. The lodge owner told one of the people in our party @ 4:00pm that we were on our own because it was "date night" . So we got back from fishing and the fire pits were 2 foot deep with ashes. We did not know where to put the ashes so we move the fire ring and started our fire. We grabbed a bucket out of the shed and went and got kindling. We forgot to turn the light off in the shed, and when the resort owner came home, he came storming up to us asking who fixed my shop vac? We assume he was being smart, but then he said "Who was mess(not exact word) with my fire pit? Then hes said "Where is Randy, we need to talk now." so I went inside the lodge with him, and he then said "Don't mess(again, not exact word) with me, don't mess(you guessed it, not exact word) with my lodge." He then told us we used 25 dozen minnows the 1st day and wound up charging us for 75 dozen minnows for 2 days. DON'T BUY YOUR BAIT AT THE LODGE!!!!!
We will go back to that lake again, BUT NEVER WILL STAY AT BIG TIMBER LODGE AGIN!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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bigitmberlodge, Owner at Big Timber Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2012

Our mistake. We rented to an Agribusiness who was sponsoring a 'free' 3 day fishing (and drinking) party for their 40+ best customers. We are a family resort with family values and should not have rented to a group that:
-Helped themselves to shovels from behind the closed doors of the shop (and left the lights on) so that they could dig a new fire pit in the LAWN in front of their cabin.
-Then started a bonfire and drunkenly explain why it was in a better location than the pit that was already there.
-Wouldn't use our honor system of signing out on a clipboard for the bait, soda's, candy bar's, etc they removed from the lodge. Instead, they just helped themselves without paying and then dumped their trash and unused minnows at the end of the docks.

The list of problems this group created is too long for my typing skills to go on. They can't come back. Groups like them can't come.

Read our other reviews and if they sound like your family, give us a call.
P Turner owner/operator

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Reviewed 27 February 2010

I have stayed at Big Timber Lodge now for years. Started with my Grandparents, Parents, then Children and now grandchildren. We stayed again last August with a party of 14 family and extended family members. Youngest a few months to oldert 62.
Great place to stay and make lasting memories. Fishing is great and the sunsets are spectatular as well. Hope you get an opportunity to stay at Big Timber Resort.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Big Timber Lodge

Address: 25004 State 87, Nevis, MN 56467-5191
Region: United States > Minnesota > Nevis
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Nevis
Price Range: ₹ 7,668 - ₹ 12,484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A century old log lodge has a large fieldstone fireplace for the cool spring and fall evenings and houses the general store, game room, laundry facilities and a snack bar. A coffee, hot chocolate & cappuccino hour every morning, kid's crafts and massages are a few activities at the resort. ... more   less 

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