Testimonials

Read our customer testimonials and see what people have to say about their experience at Island View Resort.

“Piece of heaven in Orr, Minnesota!”
Reviewed January 29, 2014
I’ve been coming to Pelican Lake for vacations since I was a young kid. After staying at other resorts on the lake, we came across Island View 10 years ago and have never looked back. Great location on the lake and an awesome piece of property. Always clean and well maintained cabins. The Matthews family are great fun and help make you feel at home. B-Dog takes care of you at the docks at all hours of the day – he’s the man!

From a fishing perspective, the past 4-5 years have been absolutely spectacular in terms of the number and variety of species caught. We go for primarily northernsmallmouth and largemounth but the panfish and walleye fishermen do great as well. At nearly 11,000 acres, Pelican is big enough where any one spot doesn’t get too much pressure but small enough to get where you want to go in 15 minutes of boating. While it’s not very deep (37 ft), there’s plenty of good structure for the fish. Serious or casual fishermen will do well here regardless of age.

Our 2 weeks at Island View is the best part of our year.

“I wish I could stay all summer!”
Beautiful and clean! Exactly what my husband and I needed while I was pregnant. The family that runs this place puts a lot of passion into it and you can tell. I wish I could stay all summer.

“Cherished every moment!”
What an awesome week filled with blessings too numerous to count! From sand volleyball, to fishing, to reading, to Capture the Flag, to nap time, to pizza at the Lodge, to our very early fishing time with John and Lisa– we cherished every moment! We will look back on this week & continue to thank our Lord for all He provided. We are truly blessed – God is good and thank you Matthews for your servants hearts and your loving Christian example. We will definetly be back!

“One of our favorite trips…”
We came here for the first time this year with excitement for the days following. After 3 days of fishing, swimming, capture the flag, kick the can, a bonfire, and the lodge, it has definetly proven to be one of our favorite trips we have been on we hope to come back next year!

An absolutely beautiful resort. Came up by myself to decityfy. (New word)Its been a few years since i have been there and I’m ready to come back. Relaxing on the point,reading a book with only the loons making noise in the distance is” just what the doctor ordered.” Fishing was magnificant! Which is why I had time to chill, I was at my limit. Really looking forward to a great 2014 trip this time with my sons.

Our wonderful family vacation at Island View Resort”

We have been coming to Island View every year since 2005! Our grandchildren still, after all these years, say it is their very favorite vacation! That includes Mexico, the Dominican Republic, etc. We love that they still want to come with us for a week every year and the oldest is in college! Island View has everything you could want, and your hosts (John & Lisa Matthews and their girls) are awesome. They have planned events for every day, they welcome you with open arms and are always there to help with any difficulties you may have. They have great dock workers that are there to help you when you leave in your boat and return – sooo nice! There playground is wonderful for young and old alike. We are so looking forward to our next June visit. Thank you John & Lisa, you are the best!