• 23688 Forest Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
  • Contact Hours: 9AM-9PM

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About Cuyuna Lakes Stay

Nestled in the heart of a region rich in natural beauty and history, Cuyuna Lakes Stay stands as a testament to the enduring charm and evolving legacy of the area. Originally established as Roy's Cafe, a local gathering spot, the property later transformed into the Deerwood Motel, becoming a cornerstone of hospitality in the community.

In the fall of 2022, Tony and Karin, a couple deeply rooted in the local area and married since 1979, embarked on a new journey as the proprietors of this beloved establishment. With their strong values grounded in faith and family, and a lineage that includes 5 children and 16 grandchildren, they bring a sense of warmth and familial care to every aspect of Cuyuna Lakes Stay.

Tony and Karin are no strangers to hard work and dedication. Their favorite pastimes include flying their airplane, exploring the trails on mountain bikes, and most importantly, channeling their passion into enhancing Cuyuna Lakes Stay. Since taking ownership, they have poured their hearts into a series of significant improvements, infusing the motel with renewed energy and a vision for the future.

Today, Cuyuna Lakes Stay represents more than just a place to rest; it is a destination where guests are welcomed like family and where every stay is imbued with a sense of home. Whether you are here to delve into the local mountain biking trails, enjoy the serene lake views, or simply seek a peaceful retreat, Tony and Karin’s personal touch and commitment to excellence ensure a memorable experience for all who visit.

Under their stewardship, Cuyuna Lakes Stay continues to evolve, with plans for further enhancements and a constant eye towards elevating guest experiences. The motel not only offers a comfortable and inviting place to stay but also serves as a gateway to the adventures and natural beauty that the Cuyuna Lakes area has to offer.

Join us at Cuyuna Lakes Stay, where every visit is more than a stay—it's an experience steeped in local history, personal warmth, and the promise of unforgettable moments.

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Pet Policy

When booking a stay with pets at Cuyuna Lakes Stay, you must call the hotel to add your pets to your reservation.

Pets must not weigh more than 80 pounds.

You must provide your pets vaccination records if asked for them.

The hotel will charge additional 25% of the room rate for your pet stay.

You will be held financially responsible for pet damage to your room.

Pets may be left unattended in your room, but must be in a crate or pet carrier.

Pets must be on a leash whenever they are out of your room.

If you receive two (2) noise complaints you will be asked to leave. (No refunds)

You must pick up after where ever your pet goes potty. You must have your own potty bags, we do not provide them.

Thank you.