The Lodge At White Bear

Offers Independent Living

48 Reviews
3666 E County Line N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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Independent Living Reviews for The Lodge At White Bear

February 10, 2021

By Mary

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My sister is at The Lodge at White Bear. So far, I'm very happy. My sister looked up some different stuff, and that's the one that came up, and I think probably the best. It was very easy access from the freeway. They had immediate openings, and that made a real big difference to me because there was nowhere to send her. So far, I'm very happy with the staff. The room is very nice and she's already met some of the neighbors, and she's just very happy. One of the biggest things is that she was able to have her cat. Considering it's an efficiency, it is good-sized. Activities are great. She said she very much likes the food. Everybody just seems very nice. She's very happy there, and that was my main concern. The atmosphere is very adequate. I have not tasted any meals there, but since she's been there I have been there every day for at least a couple of hours. Everything has been very good. I don't know enough about the place yet to really say anything negative. She hasn't been involved in any of the activities because she's on a seven-day quarantine.

January 18, 2021

By Sharon

I visited this facility

I didn't like The Lodge At White Bear. It was excellent except I could smell smoke in the hallways, and that turned me off, and I didn't want to go there. That was really the downer. Otherwise, I thought the facility was very nice. The kitchen was very nice. They had a room that I would be interested in because it had a separate entrance. You could easily walk over to the window and you could talk to the individual without having to go into the building or go around it. It was very nice. It would have been my other choice except for the smoke.

December 20, 2020

By Tania

I visited this facility

I did tour the Lodge of White Bear, which we really liked a lot, but I think they won't accept the Elderly Waiver or the Aid and Attendance, so we're kind of out of luck there. We were looking for independent living there but they do have doctors and nurses that are onsite that will come to you. They have meal prepping three times a day and the housekeeping that comes to clean. The services that they have, like the housekeeping for instance, they have a contract with somebody who comes in their building and cleans. It's not their employees that clean. The staff was very, very nice, and amazing. I think it was Antonio and the other one was Damon, they were both absolutely amazing and great down-to-earth people. The rooms there, they're like efficiency rooms with a bathroom. They're very small. They would work, but for a little over $2,000 that they were charging, I thought they were a little more than I would have thought considering how small the space was. Right now that they're in COVID, the activities are kind of minimal. The place was beautiful, it was open, it was spacious, and it was bright. We had lunch there as well; it was a very nice, beautiful lunch. The dining area was very nice as well. The food was amazing and so was the dessert.

September 24, 2020

By A.S.

I visited this facility

We toured The Lodge At White Bear. It was fine, it was more expensive than the other place, and they didn't have kitchens. They had nice outdoor spaces, and they have balconies or patios with all the apartments. The staff was fine.

July 08, 2020

By caring RN and daughter

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother lives at the place, we are in the process of finding another place! The food before the lock down was bad no taste and no real option for a heart healthy diet, now with the lock down the meals are extremely limited and half the size then before! The garbage stacks up in the laundry room for days and smells so bad you can hardly stand it when walking off the ONE & ONLY elevator! When the elevator breaks down, residents who can not take the stairwells are stranded on their floors, they elevator is small and when residents have walkers and scooters only a few(3-4)max can fit. DO NOT send a love one to this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Provider Response

Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our community. Due to protocols put into place to ensure the safety of our residents, we have had to make shifts within our dining experience. Our team has worked hard to deliver 3 chef-prepared meals daily directly to the doors of our residents. We would like the opportunity to discuss your concerns further with you. Please feel free to reach out to the local team directly, they would be happy to speak with you about our current protocols and what we can do to help. Thank you

October 31, 2019

By Eugenia

I visited this facility

The Lodge At White Bear is not really what I was looking for, I would call it more like dependent living. Their brochure says you get a full kitchen, but when I look at the rooms there's no refrigerator, and they said that they call it a snack kitchen. You can't cook your own meals, you'd have to take your meals in their dining room. If you have a need to go out and go to groups, they provide activities. When I got to the community, nobody was around. I went to the office and nobody was around even after I waited at the lobby. I saw a man at an office who asked if he could help me and I said I have an appointment. It's located on a major road but kind of tucked back. It's a few miles from a lot of things that you need, because with lots of woods around it, so it's more of a country setting. It's really nice that way. It's a really nice place, if you want to put your father there because men generally don't cook, it would be a great place. It just needs some minor sprucing up, it needs some paint and new carpets where it's worn and things like that. They call it independent living but I wouldn't consider it that.

October 01, 2019


I visited this facility

I liked The Lodge At White Bear. The atmosphere seemed nice and the layout seemed pretty easy to figure out. The staff was great, friendly, very helpful, and very informative. It's all private pay.

July 24, 2019

By Peg

I visited this facility

We chose The Lodge At White Bear because the amenities are all included in the rent. You get all your linens, sheets, towels, food, in-house phone, a snack bar 24/7 that you take what you want, and all utilities are included. The people are very friendly. The food is very good. The rooms are spacious and have decks. The living atmosphere is excellent and the staff is very friendly and responsive. They have a card room, billiard room, movie room, a room where you can have your family or friends for a meal. They also have free transport to appointments, shopping, or other places or events you need to go to.

July 24, 2019

By Carol

I visited this facility

The people at The Lodge At White Bear were very friendly and the place seemed to fit all of my needs. They will feed you three times a day. You get a menu with each meal and you have three choices. It's also a restaurant setting, and the food was tasty. They have all kinds of activities going on and I can do my physical therapy right there. It seemed like a very pleasant place to be.

July 22, 2019

By Christine

I visited this facility

The people and the staff at The Lodge At White Bear are very welcoming, friendly, and warm. The place is light and bright. It's a very positive environment. The rooms are clean and laid out nicely. They provide meals, laundry, and housekeeping. They have a beauty salon and tons of activities.

May 02, 2019

By Tim

I visited this facility

We went to The Lodge At White Bear. We were impressed with everything except the age of the people. It was an older crowd that we don't want to get into yet. The staff and services were very good. The gentleman who showed us around and the lady in the office were very good. The rooms were nice. The dining area was very nice and clean. The food looked very good. They had a lot of things to do like golf, which they organize in the spring time. It seemed to be a pretty active community.

October 23, 2018

By AnonymousReviewer

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The Lodge At White Bear is a decent place and it looks fine. We chose them for him because of location, the price, and what you get for the price. They have activities and decent food. It's just a nice community to be a part of.

April 30, 2018

By Joan

I visited this facility

The Lodge At White Bear was not for me. The apartments were clean, but not spacious. I was quite surprised that I did not see people out and about when I was there. I saw one table of four ladies playing Bridge, two ladies doing a puzzle, and one lady by the fireplace reading. I was not impressed with the activities, but we were there on a Saturday, so that might not be a fair assumption. They have two machines in the exercise room and it was very small. I was very disappointed. The one-bedroom doesn't even have a stove in there, so I couldn't cook my own meals. They want you to eat all three meals there. The lady I talked to was fine.

Provider Response

Hi Joan, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. If you have any questions, please reach out to us. We are always happy to assist.

October 09, 2017

By James

I visited this facility

I will be moving into The Lodge At White Bear as soon as I sell my house. It is really fantastic and in the safe part of the city. There's a gorgeous pond in the back. They have a la carte care with everything you could want there all the time. I like the management, and they have a full staff for maintanance. The maintenance guy is on-call 24 hours in case there is water leak or whatever. They have great food twice a day and snacks all day long if you want it. The price is right. I have a beautiful room with a balcony, which I really like. I'm looking forward to moving in. Every morning they have aerobics, and there are about three or four people who play the piano. At any given time, they're up and singing or playing the piano. They have a lot to offer.

May 06, 2017

By Anita818346

I visited this facility

We looked at the Lodge at White Bear. The staff lady was very helpful. She showed us around, and the place was nice. In fact if my sister would have been able to get into it, this was the one she really wanted, but she wasn’t able to get the financing for it through the VA for her husband. We toured through and saw the beauty salon, the dining room, and she showed us the apartments. I myself was very impressed their dining area. It looked very elegant and very nice. I was very impressed with the place. The lady came and picked us up so we could go on a tour, but she was the only staff member I met. The place was very clean and organized.

April 26, 2017

By Bonnie682348

I visited this facility

The Lodge at White Bear was a lovely place, but it was around $5,000 a month, and we don’t have that kind of money. The rooms were very clean, and they were about to start redecorating. One thing that struck me was that I could not see how you could possibly have two wheelchairs pass each other in the hallway. The residents were friendly and talkative.

March 03, 2017

By Kath664556

I visited this facility

The Lodge at White Bear was a wonderful facility. It was not suited for my mother-in-law because she needed more medical assistance and that is not what this residence is about. The dining rooms were lovely, the residents seemed to be very happy, and the person who led us through the information was very well qualified. I was very happy with it, but it was not what was needed for my mother-in-law, who is now in a skilled nursing home. We were there in-between meals, so breakfast was finished, and they were just beginning to set up for lunch. The tables were beautifully set, and there were at least two options for lunch. I am assuming there was two options for the other two meals of the day as well.

February 26, 2017

By Bob782700

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We selected The Lodge for mother, and she moved in last December. Her room was clean, and the food was good, and of restaurant standard. The price was similar to the others. The staff was fine.

February 23, 2017

By Beryl348402

I visited this facility

I thought the Lodge was very nice and very large. It was a very lovely place. The rooms were very lovely, as well as the grounds. It's picturesque with a lovely park. The staff was very pleasant.

January 10, 2017

By Robert422078

I visited this facility

I toured The Lodge At White Bear. It was very nice. I have one leg, so I'm not really able to get around, but I did sign something with them to tentatively take over, but my family decided that it was too far away. I told them that I was not going to come there, but since I signed something, they walked off with $4300 even though I had never spent one single day there. I don't really have much good to say about the place and how they behaved. The Lodge At White Bear looked like a nice place. I like everything about it. I would like to have been there, but it is really beyond my capabilities. The part that I looked at, I wouldn't be able to take care of myself well enough. I need something that has more care facilities, but they had good meals. They had many activities that they had scheduled, and it looked very good. I was very excited about being able to live there, but things didn't turn out right, and the little episode had so far cost me $4300.

Provider Response

Robert422078, thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback. We appreciate very much your kind words around our scheduled list of activities, and your observations of our community being a nice place. We are very sorry to hear, however, you were never able to actually stay with us, and would encourage you to speak with us more so we can learn more about this. Please. reach out anytime to us at Resident Relations. We hope to hear from you soon!

November 29, 2016

By Michael885561

I am/was a resident of this facility

The Lodge at White Bear is just great and has things to do. The food is fantastic. They have movie nights on Saturday nights and bingo on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is always something there for the people to do if they participate. My room is a studio. It has room for one bed, bathroom, and shower, and a microwave or sink and cupboard space. The price of the studio is kind of high.

November 14, 2016

By Renee838443

I visited this facility

We did not care for The Lodge at White Bear. The difference between this place and the other ones I visited was they didn't seem to know their residents. It didn't feel like home, and the hallways smelled of smoke because they allow residents to smoke in their apartments if they are so inclined. It seemed ludicrous for a senior living. The grounds were OK, and they say they were going through some remodeling at that time. There were several community rooms that were unusable because of the remodeling. This place felt more like a nursing home.

Provider Response

Hi Renee838443., we'd like to thank you for taking the time to share this with us! The staff at The Lodge at White Bear takes our reviews very seriously, and we appreciate very much your reaching out to share these thoughts with us around your tour. We also appreciate you taking the time to visit, and wish you a very positive experience in your search - and the best of luck, too!

November 07, 2016

By Jean422587

I visited this facility

The Lodge at White Bear was nice, but wasn’t really what we wanted. The other people that we met were basically friendly, and it was a lovely community, but it just doesn’t feel good.

September 30, 2016

By Joe652373

I visited this facility

The apartments at The Lodge At White Bear didn't have kitchens because they wanted the residents to have their meals in the dining room. We saw one apartment that was very nice with a very nice view, but there were smaller ones too.

March 28, 2016

By Sharon121769750

I visited this facility

The Lodge at White Bear was a very nice, larger community that had such a variety of people and activities. I was very impressed with them. It was our first choice for our mom, but our brother wanted her to stay in the town that he was living in. The dining room was very nice. We were there when the Super Bowl was going on, and they had a party. They also had cooking classes and take the residents to the local casino once a month or out in the neighborhood. A group of them would go to a local grade school and volunteer to work with students once a week.

March 18, 2016

By Mary121935450

I visited this facility

I visited and liked The Lodge at White Bear. The staff member who took me around was very friendly and very cooperative. She even called me and followed up on a few things. They had a beautiful spot behind the facility with walking trails, a nice pond, and a good view. They also had an exercise room and a beauty shop, and a nice dining room. However, their rooms were not the nicest I've seen.

March 04, 2016

By caring visitor40

I visited this facility

The Lodge was very nice. The staff was very good. We had lunch there, and the food was okay. They served three meals a day, but I guess it’s kind of institutional. The rooms, and apartments are very nice. One was an efficiency apartment which was too small for me. However, the one-bedroom was lovely. It was very nice, and large. They have lots of activities, they have Bridge, cards on certain days, they have an exercise room, and a library.

December 21, 2015

By A Fellow Reviewer22

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We picked The Lodge At White Bear for my parents. When we first went there, the staff and dining facility were very nice. It was a very nice facility but out of our price range at that time. They waived their community fee, waived the second person’s fee for the life of the lease, and took $600 off the rent each month for the life of the lease, so we moved my parents in there at the beginning of December. They like it there a lot. The food is awesome. They have a barbershop where my dad got his hair cut the other day and liked it. They have a little fitness room, too. So far, my parents really enjoy this community. It has been good for both of them.

September 30, 2015

By Shannon10

I visited this facility

I had a very positive experience at The Lodge at White Bear. The staff was extremely helpful. The rooms and apartments were very clean. They had a variety of different sizes. The dining area looked very spacious and very welcoming. They would take people out to a restaurant once a week. They had a community room, an exercise room, a library, and a walking path. I was very impressed.

September 15, 2015

By Jan110734450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

It's very clean, and they're very caring. We are very happy with The Lodge at White Bear. I have eaten there several times, and their food is awesome. They have a variety everyday. The grounds are beautiful with a lot of flowers, and there's a lake overviewing the apartments that they're in. It's very pretty. My mother just went on a pontoon ride out on a lake. They have casino nights, bingo nights, music, and all kinds of entertainment that they have for the people that live there, and there are a lot of outings. The staff is very friendly too.

August 31, 2015

By Kim112092850

I visited this facility

We visited The Lodge At White Bear. They were very friendly. I like the way the building was set up. I like that they have hairstyling and a nurse onsite everyday. The only thing is that they don't have memory care. Nevertheless, they do go on day trips. They also have puzzles, crafts, and sewing, which I thought my mom might get into. The staff was extremely friendly, and they answered every question I had. I even called back there and talked to them again, so yeah, I really like the people that showed me around and everything.

July 28, 2015

By Kim110398150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom is in The Lodge at White Bear Lake. The room that she has is an efficiency apartment. It is perfect for her. She has a little patio, a little refrigerator, and a lot of closet space, and it is very nice. The staff is very awesome and very helpful. They have programs that go on everyday for the residents that they can sign in. They have three meals a day that they provide down in a beautiful dining room for them. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have snacks and free laundry. They have a beauty shop on site and a chapel, and we really like it. As far as I can tell, the maintenance and up keeping of the place is very good.

September 30, 2014

By Robert94923150

I visited this facility

I was able to visit The Lodge at White Bear, and it was awesome. Everything looked really nice, and it would have been a great facility. I would choose it if I needed a place. They have nice rooms as well as a nice dining room. They have extra common spaces. The community space was really nice, and the staff was really pleasant. It looked like they serve really nice food. They have typical library room, they play cards, and they go out to places.

June 17, 2014

By Eileen13

I am/was a resident of this facility

Although I wasn't there for too long, I enjoyed my visit at The Lodge at White Bear. The staff were pretty accommodating and friendly, and they were really nice. We had chicken, broccoli and rice, and dessert for lunch, and the food was good. They made sure you had what you wanted to eat and drink. The chairs in the dining area were comfortable enough. They showed me a studio apartment, and it looked pretty good. The only thing I noticed was that they did not have an oven, although I didn't know if that was needed since you ate downstairs all the time. However, they did have a microwave in the apartment. They had an open room, which was airy, and the apartments were light-colored. When we went there, they had gambling. There was a gambling table, and people played card games, and it was interesting. Overall, I liked the atmosphere, and I loved it there.

May 29, 2014

By Denise20

I visited this facility

The Lodge does not have a full kitchen, just a microwave or something like that, but they give you 3 meals a day. The staff was real nice, friendly, and informative. It was clean and nicely decorated. They had a lot of recreation and a lot of events. They call me when they have stuff and ask if I want to come.

April 25, 2014

By Mr. D.

I visited this facility

The Lodge at White Bear is a nice place. The people and everybody are nice, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. The dining room was nice, but I didn’t eat there. They do have activities and musicians coming in. Most of the residents looked happy; it would be a nice place to live.

February 01, 2014

By Caring72791450

I visited this facility

The Lodge is a little bit too much. They offer meals but I don't care to have that, I like to do my own cooking. The food looked very good though. I thought it was a wonderful place but it wasn't the one I was looking for, I'm a little bit more independent. For what I could afford, it was out of my budget. They showed me the activity book that they have. They have cards, clubs and they have everything else going there, too. The staff seemed excellent, very accommodating. It's very clean and upkept very well. I was very impressed with it.

October 30, 2013

By Logroller23

I am/was a resident of this facility

I was a resident of this facility for a little over one year. It has a great atmosphere, good food, great activities for individuals to participate in. They plan lunch outings and casino visits. The employees are friendly and excellent at their jobs. My room got cleaned every week which included vacuuming, changing the sheets, bathroom cleaning, etc. the grounds are beautiful with walking paths and you can even walk to the local restaurant, drug store, and even a Dairy Queen if you choose not to drive.

September 20, 2013

By Megan7

I visited this facility

The Lodge at White Bear is really for people who want all their meals taken care of for them. It is not really appropriate if you are a little more independent than that. They have no kitchens in their apartments, so you're not allowed to fix your own meals. With regards to staffing, I didn't have much interaction with them but they seemed generally pleasant. It is a good facility but I think they could do better if they have more than one elevator in the building.

July 30, 2013

By CaringSU

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose The Lodge at White Bear because it was the first one we looked at and we liked it. It is also close to us. It is really a nice-looking facility. They offer three meals a day with light housekeeping and they also have transportation for their residents. We looked at one-bedroom and two-bedroom and we kind of took the middle of the road and my dad was very happy with it. He seems to be very happy and comfortable there. Their staff is very friendly. We run into the lady that led us on the tour a couple of times and she still seems to remember who we are and the same with the managers that are onsite, so it is good that they remember and I don't feel like I'm just somebody that they forget the minute they got my money. I have also eaten there a couple of times and the food is fine. My dad likes it very well. I would very much recommend this facility to others, in fact, a friend of my dad's might end up moving there.
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  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1935/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Garage

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About The Lodge At White Bear

The Lodge At White Bear is located in White Bear Lake, MN, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to The Lodge At White Bear for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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