Testimonials

 Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it. Read the Duck Bay Lodge reviews submitted by our guests.

Dave, Sheree, Anne-Marie, Jessica, Shamiso & Maddy,

Thank you for everything you did to make our stay at Duck Bay Lodge a wonderful experience. The cabins are so comfortable and clean; the food incredibly delicious and the boats were just perfect. Thanks Maddy, for finding me the life jacket - it fit like a glove and gave me extra peace of mind. I can't wait to get home and recommend Duck Bay Lodge to my friends who enjoy fishing or just getting away to a beautiful, peaceful place where you are taken care of with thoughtfulness on every level. We had a great time. Thank you again for everything.

Jim and Patti Nord
Racine, WI

Thank you for a great vacation experience. The level of professionalism was unprecedented. George and I gave your lodge an A+ in the following areas: 1. food 2. fishing 3. guide service and 4. camp staff. I look forward to recommending your lodge to my friends and family. We look forward to another stay at your lodge in the near future. Thanks again.

Alex Glann
Runnells, IA

Thanks to all of you for making our 10th straight year at Duck Bay Lodge better than ever. I cannot say enough about your efforts in accommodating our group and all our unique requests. I’m sure you often hear about what a great place you have and the impressive operation you run. But I want to know how much we enjoy all of your staff, guides and guests we have met over the years. You are great people and have become good friends that I look forward to seeing each fall. I wish you the best in closing out the year and relaxing in the off-season ahead.

Dan Polachek
Vice President & Design Principal
HGA Architects and Engineers
Minneapolis, MN

What a wonderful time we had! I didn’t think it could be better than the previous times we have been here, but it just keeps getting better; how you can improve on excellent is beyond me! Your staff is so helpful and kind. It seems like one big family. We always feel so comfortable when we are here. And such good food, too. We need to go on diets when we get home!

Catching the 54-inch muskie was certainly a bonus and a SURPRISE! I have great stories to tell and memories to keep. May God bless and keep you!

Colleen and Brad Park
Nowata, OK

Memories of 30 Years Ago

I enjoy your email newsletter, and your “memories” in recent newsletters jogged a memory for me. About 30 years ago, give or take, on a fall day, Jerry Hayenga and I walked the grounds of an abandoned resort (Duck Bay Lodge) looking for grouse. I remember at the time thinking, what a beautiful place and such a waste to see it deteriorating.

Well, along came the Swistun family and I have watched a truly magnificent transformation! The work that you (Dave and Sheree) and Henry and others put into Duck Bay is remarkable. It is top shelf in all regards…the accommodations, excellent food, great service and genuine hospitality are exceeded only by the friendly smiles at the dock and in the dining room. I only wish I still had my business, so I could again bring groups to Duck Bay for that “experience of a lifetime”!

All good wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! See you in the spring.

Greg Johnson
St. Cloud, MN

Our walleye and perch have arrived home safely and we look forward to reliving the wonderful time we had every time we enjoy a fish dinner. I thought I would share this photo of Tom and his 39-inch northern. What a moment it was when Bryan had to pull out his tape measure since the boat chart was too short! So far, that is the largest fish Tom has ever caught.

I can’t thank you enough for helping make this a dream vacation for us, with all the extra care taken to get us around safely. Now that Tom has out-fished me, I definitely must return to look for a bigger fish. Wishing you a great year until we can meet again.

Marlene and Tom Moran
Indian Head Park, IL

Greetings from New Jersey! As promised, I’ve attached a few photos of the fish we got during our stay. I wanted to let you know again, that in nine years of traveling north, our trip to Lake of the Wood and your lodge this year was by far the best trip to Canada we’ve had yet. You run an awesome camp and you can be sure that I will spread the word about Duck Bay Lodge. I look forward to seeing you guys again next year…possibly more than once!

Shawn Paladini
Sparta, NJ