The Reviews

The Guest Reviews

Simply The Best!

Top-Rated in Alexandria Lakes Area!
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  • Patricia F.

    Beautiful location, very nice owners. Food was delicious. We stayed 2 nights for our Anniversary. THANK you , Pat and Tom Franks

    8/24/2020
    Cari K.

    We loved our stay there. So peaceful. And the breakfasts they served us were AMAZING!! Very easy to find. The owners are friendly and kind.

    8/22/2020
  • Jan G.

    It is hard to even express how incredible our recent stay was at the Spirit Cove B&B. The lodge and the outside grounds are immaculate and the breakfasts were... read more

    8/05/2020
    Melody P.

    My husband, mother in law and father in law just spent the weekend here and it was absolutely incredible! Quiet, relaxing and so much more! We couldn’t have asked for... read more

    7/30/2020
  • Sarah H.

    My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Spirit Cove tremendously. It was the perfect getaway for some peace of mind. The breakfasts are amazing and there are so many... read more

    7/20/2020
    Sarah H.

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our quiet getaway at Spirit Cove. The lodge is set it a serene environment and your stay includes a breakfast like no other. There... read more

    7/20/2020
  • Del C.

    My stay August 2019 was absolutely wonderful! The owners are warm and very concerned about my accommodations. The setting is tranquil which they've capitalized on. I will stay here again!... read more

    3/25/2020
    Jeanette O.

    Beautiful peaceful place great breakfasts, nature trails and very clean.

    10/17/2019
  • Vicki J.

    A natural escape - peaceful environment - immersed in nature - DragonFly lovers will be at home....

    9/19/2019
    Tim J.

    Our friends found this delightful place with plans for a couple days of biking on nearby bike trails. We were warmly welcomed. Our rooms were spacious, comfortable and... read more

    8/17/2019
  • Kerry F.

    This is the place you will want to stay if you want beauty , peace and quiet. The hosts are great and the food is so wonderful. We hope to... read more

    8/13/2019
    Charlie

    This is an absolute gem in the Minnesota quiet wild of lake, marsh, rolling hills and trees. Spirit Cove is beautiful everywhere you look. You won't be disappointed,... read more

    8/11/2019
  • WriterToo

    Fantastic place! Great hospitality, super comfortable and QUIET! Both breakfasts we had were very well prepared and presented. The purpose of our trip was to use the nearby bike trails... read more

    8/10/2019
    Connector800038

    What a beautiful place. was in Alexandria for my nieces wedding (7-27-19) it's nice and quite and very clean and well kept up. Breakfast was delicious and all the people... read more

    8/07/2019
  • eekbigg

    This was the perfect place for my wife and I to spend a night for our 24th wedding anniversary! The B&B building is gorgeous and peaceful, the grounds and... read more

    8/05/2019
    abcmiller4

    Wow! What a beautiful place! We were in Alexandria for a family wedding on 7.27.19. We traveled to Alexandria from our home four hours away.
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    7/31/2019
  • Laura T.

    We had a great time. The rooms were very clean, the food was amazing and we enjoyed visiting with the other guests at breakfast. It was very peaceful and a... read more

    7/29/2019
    Laura T.

    We had a great stay. Great food and great lodge. We will definitely be back!

    7/28/2019
  • Abeseman

    My girlfriend and I spent the weekend here and loved it. The facility and grounds are beautiful. Besides the adventures we had in the area, we enjoyed spending quality time... read more

    7/28/2019
    KarenR5618

    My husband & I stayed at Spirit Cove Lodge and the beds and pillows were a dream. Quiet and tranquil and the breakfast was wonderful. Craig & Janet... read more

    6/29/2019
  • Rod P.

    Very nice place. Slept so well. Toured the town for treasures.

    4/12/2019
    Aaron L.

    Very clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay. Celebrated my wife's birthday along with her 3 siblings and spouses. We had an excellent weekend. Enjoyed the hiking trails... read more

    9/30/2018
  • Bob C.

    Looking for a great quality and Quiet time in the Alexandria area I would choose Spirit Cove. A certain return visit. Thanks Craig and Janet for your hospitality.

    8/12/2018
    Marietta L.

    Just plane wonderful, relaxing and quaint. Nice woods to walk in. Hospitality is great.

    8/06/2018
  • bskelly1961

    Craig and Janet were wonderful hosts. The breakfast were awesome. It was a wonderful place to relax and explore for 2 nights. We enjoyed sitting out... read more

    8/06/2018
    Michelle

    We went to this lodge for a short getaway from the Twin Cities. This lodge is situated on very beautiful land overlooking a small lake. There are trees and trails.... read more

    8/01/2018
  • Tanya J.

    Craig and Janet were wonderful hosts! They made sure we were taken care of, but let us enjoy the quietness.
    They have a beautiful property! Multi level deck,...
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    7/24/2018
    tksajohnson

    Craig and Janet were wonderful hosts! They made sure we were taken care of, but let us enjoy the quietness.
    They have a beautiful property! Multi level deck,...
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    7/24/2018
  • Bob_X_Metzger

    My wife and I spent two nights here in July, 2018. It was wonderful. The room was comfortable and very nicely outfitted and arranged for a couple; having the additional... read more

    7/14/2018
    Deborah S.

    Janet and Craig treat guests like family. Super responsive. Fantastic cooks. Manicured hiking trails. Great coffee!!!

    6/15/2018
  • Derek L.

    This is the place to stay in Douglas County. Peaceful, new and clean amenities with a fantastic breakfast every morning at 8:30. Got some of the best sleep I've had... read more

    6/11/2018
    Sarah K.

    Wonderful place to stay. Great views, delicious homemade breakfast and lots of neat places to sit and relax throughout the property.

    7/16/2017
  • Elyssa E.

    What a treat! We've never been to a B&B before and this experience ensures there will be more in our future! So fun to wake up and find the personalized... read more

    7/01/2017
    Jason R.

    Beautiful place, Craig and Janet made us feel at home. They are very kind and warm people. This was where my Wife and I spent the weekend of our wedding.... read more

    6/26/2017
  • Paula C.

    My daughter and I loved every minute of our stay!! The rooms were lovely, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was peaceful! We wandered in the woods and saw... read more

    6/20/2017
    Elsa W.

    I've had a few meetings here and its always been great! The space is awesome and the surroundings serine!

    1/24/2017
  • Gil G.

    When we first arrived and saw the magnificently inviting structure, we were elated that we had chosen this place to stay for our Carlos Creek Grape Stomp visit. By the... read more

    9/18/2016
    Patty E.

    Wonderful hospitality and the facilities are amazing. Very peaceful and in close proximity to a winery and the city but not too close to distract from the peaceful atmosphere. Perfect... read more

    8/08/2016
  • Ingrid J.

    We had a fabulous time at Spirit Cove! We were up for a wedding at Carlos Creek Winery and this was a perfect location to stay, only 10 minutes away... read more

    8/06/2016
    Gregg-Amy M.

    This is a beautiful place to stay. Great hosts, great breakfast, trails to walk and wildlife. Close to Alexandria and lots of family fun.

    4/16/2016
  • Rita G.

    Thank you very much for your hospitality!!! And your delicious breakfast!!! I loved the peace and quiet. You have a very quaint and very charming place, that you guys call... read more

    4/10/2016
    Devin G.

    Our weekend stay was wonderful. Even though the weather wasn't accommodating, Craig and Janet WERE. The food was FABulous! It was a very beautiful place to stay!!! We will be... read more

    4/10/2016
  • Dan S.

    It's a great place to relax and the food is great and the setting is beautiful it would make a great valentine getting way.

    1/15/2016
    Susan H.

    Our first time at a B&B and now we are spoiled. Craig and Janet could not have been better hosts. The room and common areas were better than... read more

    6/28/2015
  • Renae T.

    Had a great stay! Beautiful B&B and ohh so cozy. We felt like we were at home with all the room to roam or chat. Country setting so quiet... read more

    4/26/2015
    Barbara L.

    Our group had a lovely time in the Alexandria area and staying at Spirit Cove was a big part of it. The facilities are gorgeous and welcoming. ... read more

    7/11/2014
  • Tami H.

    This was my first stay at a bed and breakfast and was a wonderful experience. The space was lovely, clean, and had beautiful scenery! The owners were welcoming and very... read more

    5/04/2014
    Claire E.

    This was the first B&B I have ever been to, and it was wonderful. We went during the early spring and the scenery was beautiful. The trails were... read more

    3/18/2014
  • Kelly M.

    My first time at a B&B. Really enjoyed & would want to spend more time. Great breakfast, first rate facilities, beautiful setting! I'll be returning.

    9/09/2013
From Our Guestbook
"When I came to the fork in the road, I took it. From there the path less traveled and found what I looked for. A wonderful place on the sleepy pond! Thank you You for the treasure found!
Captain Billy W & Lowanda G
SCL Guestbook '18

Lodging Availability Update

Due to the sharp increase in the regional and national positivity rate of COVID19 testing, we have been forced to go into a temporary “Pandemic Hibernation”.  This extreme measure was necessary to ensure the safety of the staff, our guests and our community.
During the hibernation period, lodging will NOT be available. Reservations for dates after the expiration date will be provisional and subject to cancellation based on the status of the pandemic.
Hibernation Expiration Date: February 28. 2021*
Craig & Janet Hamilton
For more information, please contact us by telephone or with the contact form. Thank you!
* Subject to change