My fiance (Tanya) and I decided to do a weekend getaway on our sleds and picked Beaver River becasue of the location and were nothing but impressed the entire weekend.
We checked in around 2p and had a quick snack. The bar was full but not overcrowded and we received excellent service. The room was nice, lots of hooks to hang our gear and the bed was amazing.
After stopping in we decided to do some more sledding, since that is the whole point of going up there in the winter, and that may have ended badly with a broken sled (brand new sled broke on Stillwater, had to be towed to the east side) but it really allowed us the chance to see just how special this place is and the group of close friends that take care of everything which is no small feat.
We made it back to the lodge around 8p, we had called to see if they knew any options for fixing the sled, and were greeted warmly, asked if we had eaten and then adjourned to the bar for a few hours.
Barry, Shelly, Chad, and Jose joined us in winding down for the evening and it felt like we were sitting with friends from long ago. Barry had brain teasers that kept us laughing and entertained (especially when Tanya was succeeding when the odds were stacked against her). We had alot of fun at the bar and almost forgot about the broken sled 10 miles away.
We woke up the next morning and had a fantastic breakfast (I am extremely picky so those words are not often used when describing food not cooked personally).
In an interesting turn of events and in one of the kindest moments I've experienced Barry and his crew happen to drive almost by our house of their way out each weekend and they offered to give us a ride (75 miles) so I could get my trailer to retreive the down sled.
Everything about this experiece was comfortable and inviting and it is highly recommended for anyone that wants a get-away to a snowmobile/boat exclusive location.
When we settled up the next day I was blown away at how inexpensive our tab was- room for 2, breakfast, snack at the bar, soda, bottled water, and a half dozen top shelf drinks for less than $100!
Long story short; This place is abosluelty worth the trip. (Barry has an interesting host of jobs besides the Lodge, its worth asking him).
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