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Family vacation resorts in Minnesota offer the amenities and family activities you expect of the best vacation resorts anywhere. 

Family Vacation Resorts

Most family vacation destinations in Minnesota include beautiful family vacation resorts, cabins, and dozens of state parks and many other top family vacations spots.

Family resorts...as with almost all resorts in Minnesota are located lakeside. With 10,000+ lakes in the state there is no reason to locate a resort other than near the water.

Evening bonfires, with S'Mores, star-gazing and, maybe, even a Northern Lights display will convince you that you've experienced one of the best family vacation resorts anywhere. 

Our clear lakes, sandy beaches, whispering pines, and warm starlit nights offer a setting for memorable family getaways in some of our best family vacation spots. 

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Some resorts offer all inclusive resort vacation packages; others will provide you with a boat, recreational equipment, group activities, and guided fishing excursions while encouraging you to stock your cabin with your own food and other needs.

Just a few of these wonderful family vacation resorts are listed on our Minnesota Resorts and Lodges page.

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Gunflint Lodge, on Gunflint Lake is a pet-friendly resort that has been owned by the Kerfoot family since 1927. They know how to take care of their guests! All the cabins have fireplaces and many have private saunas and/or whirlpool tubs. In addition to water activities, you can take a trail ride on horseback, take a hike with a naturalist guide and enjoy canoes and kayaks. Choose from cabins of several sizes that have amenities like complete kitchens, housekeeping service, internet service and more. If you are planning a family reunion, ask about the unique Pow Wow Lodge that offers 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths.

Explore the iconic Gunflint Trail.

Burntside Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just six miles north of Ely Minnesota this family-friendly resort is built on the shores of crystal clear Burntside Lake and offers lovely, cozy cabins. One of the area's best restaurants is on the property. You will find a marina, sandy beaches, and a Finnish sauna.

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Larsmont Cottages is on the North Shore near Two Harbors.

This is one of our favorite family vacation resorts.

The large cottages can host us, our children and grandchildren all in one lovely spot.

We return as often as we can.

A Duluth resort we love is the Edgewater; it's right on the lake. Be sure to ask for a lakeside room.

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Central Lakes Family Resorts

Some of our favorite Minnesota resorts are a bit less well-known. Many of these are those we think of fondly as "our place" at the lake. Some are the classic family run cabins and resorts that may not even advertise much. They know that the people who love them will return time after time. 

Fair Hills Resort is a large, family-friendly, resort located on beautiful Pelican Lake near Detroit Lakes. There is something for every family member to do in a safe, friendly environment. Play golf, play tennis, swim in the pool, take a dip in the lake, learn to water ski or just relax on the beach with a good book. You can choose a cabin with a kitchen and prepare your own meals, or you can choose to have your meals prepared and served in the Fair Hills resort dining room. More Detroit Lakes Resorts

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Kohl’s Resort is a wonderful family-oriented resort near Bemidji. Kohl's offers a multitude of activities including top notch fishing. You can rent a boat or choose a guided fishing trip.

Hiawatha Beach Resort is located on beautiful Leech Lake near Walker. The resort does appeal to the younger crowd however there are many reasons to consider it for your family vacation. Choose from their cottages, rooms in the lodge, or their RV and tenting campsites. You can even schedule a stay on a houseboat. If you want a winter vacation, they will rent you an ice fishing shanty.

Some of the best family vacation resorts for winter fun are in Lutsen

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