Minnesota resorts and lodges offer some of the most unique resort experiences anywhere. Stay at a simple, tiny cabin in the woods or opt for an all inclusive resort vacation in a luxurious lakeside setting.
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You can still find many of the more "laid back" small resorts that we remember from our childhood...a row of rustic housekeeping cabins beside a lake.
There will likely be a swimming beach and a fishing boat.These still often tend to be our choice for a peaceful week away from the city.
Other Minnesota resorts are large and offer extensive recreational opportunities for the entire family. You can schedule a fishing trip, a kayaking adventure, or a "kid's camp" experience.
Choose a resort, a vacation rental or other Minnesota lodging for a most memorable getaway.25 Best Minnesota Family Resorts
Grand Ely Lodge offers four seasons of fun! 61 deluxe lakeview rooms and suites with wet bars, refrigerator and coffeemaker. Indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna. Dine in award winning Evergreen Restaurant or relax in Antlers Lounge...all with a view. Free use of bikes, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, horseshoes and table tennis. Boat rentals. Winter ice fishing, snowmobiles and cross country ski rentals with groomed trails. More Ely Vacation Resorts.
Caribou Highlands Lodge Lutsen A premier example of Minnesota resorts and lodges. This four-season destination resort, nestled in the Sawtooth Mountains in Lutsen, Minnesota, offers a multitude of activities and ways to relax. From spring river fishing, championship golf at Superior National to mountain biking and hiking in summer to fall color tours to the best downhill skiing in mid-America right from their Ski-in/Ski-out Resort. More Lutsen Vacation Resorts.
Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay: Scandinavian style lodge, one of Minnesota resorts and lodges situated next to Lake Superior. Overlooks a unique natural cove with a spectacular ledge rock point surrounded by 150 acres of woods, rocks, where all the rooms face Lake Superior. You will also find a pool, hot tub and sauna along with an intimate dining room, cozy great hall fireplace and sitting area. There are more than a dozen different room layouts among the 45 rooms.
Grand Superior Lodge Two Harbors A four-season Minnesota resort on Lake Superior's North Shore just north of Duluth. Access the wonders and surprises of natures playground. Reserve a cozy private cabin, a luxurious room or suite in the main lodge, or one of the log homes. Full array of on-site amenities including a full-service gourmet restaurant and bar, indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, library, game room and gift shop. Two Harbors Attractions.
The Lodge at Giants Ridge Biwabik offers first class Minnesota resort amenities for the ultimate getaway. The Lodge features 92 large suites, many of which include an oversized whirlpool, fireplace and overlook the award-winning Giants Ridge golf course. A full-service restaurant, Timbers, and large bar and lounge, "Sticks," offer great dining and superb atmosphere for relaxing. And after a day on the links, you can relax in the game room or tone up in the fully-outfitted fitness center. Brainerd Minnesota Area Resorts
Ruttgers Bay Lodge Deerwood is one of the most well known of Minnesota resorts and lodges. Ruttgers offers family-friendly ambiance and a long list of activities that include boating, water skiing, or fishing. You can relax with a massage or pedicure at The Fine Line Salon & Spa. Shop at unique retail shops. Enjoy the water of Bay Lake. As with most Minnesota resorts and lodges, a fishing vacation at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, is a popular choice. Minnesota Fishing Resorts
Timberlake Lodge Grand Rapids is a three story arts and crafts design building featuring 84 uniquely designed and beautifully furnished suites. Enjoy the Grand Splash water park, a gourmet restaurant, high-speed internet, exercise center, lending library, arcade and convenience store. Family adjoining room suites include full kitchens and mini kitchens with refrigerator and microwaves, mega TVs and a game library.
Wendigo Lodge in Grand Rapids offers warm sophisticated accommodations in a modern log-cabin style lodge. Some rooms have Jacuzzis. Two-room suites feature a private patio or balcony, a completely equipped full size kitchen, a living room area with a fireplace, and a separate bedroom with two queen beds. Resort facilities include a premier 18-hole Joel Goldstrand golf course, miles of groomed cross country ski trails, location on the "Driftskippers" Snowmobile Trail, indoor pool/whirlpool/sauna. Both casual and fine dining are available at Fairways Restaurant.
Chase on the Lake Resort Walker The legendary past of the Chase Hotel combines with new and fresh concepts throughout the property. Relish the arts and crafts era in the well-appointed guest suites and Condotel units. Experience a place where entertainment, outdoor activities, and relaxation await you all year long. This Minnesota resort also offers bar, restaurant, room service, bowling, conference facilities, gift shop, health club, pool, and spa service. Pets are allowed. Walker Minnesota attractions.
Trappers Landing Lodge Walker Trappers Landing Lodge offers a variety of lodging types ranging from cabins and town homes to suites. The Lake Homes and Suites offer proximity to the great outdoors as well as the ultimate in luxury lake home living. No need to count on sunny days to have fun...with accommodations like these you many not want to go outside at all. Trappers Landing Lodge redefines going to the lake with accommodations, activities, amenities and customer service not found at any other Minnesota resorts and lodges in the area.
Lodge on Lake Resort in Detroit Lakes One of our newest Minnesota resorts and lodges. This 55 unit resort hotel is located on the East Shore of Big Detroit Lake. Conveniently located within driving distance of local restaurants, shops, businesses & attractions.
All rooms are lakefront & lake view. 550 ft of lakeshore with private sandy beach, dock & boat slips. Indoor pool & whirlpool. Two-story fireside lobby with bar and grand piano. More Detroit Lakes Minnesota Resorts
Edgewater Resort & Waterpark Duluth is unique among Minnesota resorts and lodges. Overlooking Lake Superior, this is Duluth lodging at it's very best. Waterpark family fun combines with renowned Canal Park boutiques and restaurants. Marvelous lodging experience for families, vacation travel, business or romantic getaways! Features indoor and outdoor heated pools and hot tubs, four story waterslides, lazy river, Paradise playground for kid's, an arcade with over 50 action packed games, free deluxe continental breakfast bar, nightly activities along Lake Superior, sparkling new rooms and suites, free high speed internet in all rooms and beautiful balcony views. More Duluth Minnesota Resorts
Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria Beautiful year-round Minnesota resort on the shore of Lake Darling. The Big Splash Tropical indoor Water Park is now open! Year-round recreation includes 18 hole golf course, 18 hole executive putting course, two sand volleyball courts lighted for nighttime play, basketball hoops, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, fitness center, four outdoor tennis courts and a 14,400 square foot indoor tennis facility open year round, full service marina, snowmobile rentals, stables offering guided trail rides and sleigh rides, bike rentals, ice fishing, sledding hills and an ice skating pond, onsite restaurants, one on-site lounge available for your convenience and an indoor spa. Alexandria attractions.
Madden's Resort on Gull Lake is a classic Minnesota resort dedicated to providing a memorable vacation for their guests. Family owned and operated since 1929, Maddens is situated on a thousand acres of pines and hardwoods and miles of picturesque Gull Lake shoreline. Whether golf is your passion or just plain relaxation with a good book Maddens will fit your needs. All guest rooms overlook either the golf course or Gull Lake. The Tennis and Croquet Club, with trained staff, offers tennis, croquet, lawn bowling, basketball, badminton, and bike rentals. A full marina offers all types of watercraft to get you out on the lake for a day of fun and sun. The Panache Spa at Maddens overlooks Gull Lake.
The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes Conference Center and Indoor Waterpark is the Brainerd areas newest hotel and features 102 beautiful, spacious rooms. Six large themed suites include cinema suite, children's theme suite, loft suite and more. 30,000 square foot indoor waterpark featuring 500 ft of waterslides with interactive sound and lights. Lazy river, children's play feature, 2,400 sq ft arcade, zero depth entry pool, indoor outdoor hot tub, locker rooms, two birthday party rooms, snack bar. The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes offer a relaxing Northwoods atmosphere with all of the modern amenities. 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Brainerd attractions.
Grand View Lodge Nisswa is a Minnesota resorts and lodges premier family golf and spa resort located on beautiful Gull Lake in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area. Enjoy the signature Aveda Spa, test your golfing skills on the Brainerd Lakes area's best golf courses, go boating, fishing or just enjoy Minnesota s finest 1500 foot natural sand beach on beautiful Gull Lake. Dine in the charming restaurants. Private rooms and conference center for larger groups of up to 300 people. Corporate Parties Company picnics weddings conferences are among the many events that Grand View Lodge can host. Choose Grand View Lodge for a luxurious Minnesota vacation resort, Minnesota Golf Resort, Minnesota Spa Vacation, or a Minnesota conference location.
Several of the most beautiful resorts in the state are near the small town of Cook, Minnesota.The Gunflint Lodge, run by the Kerfoot family since 1927, is a personal favorite. This amazing resort is located on the iconic Gunflint Trail. Experience the wilderness, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding in one of the state's most famous resorts.
This list will take you to specific areas in Minnesota and specific types of Minnesota resorts.
Family Vacation Resorts - these resorts know how to offer family fun and recreation
All Inclusive Minnesota Resorts - pay one price and enjoy
Brainerd Resorts - in the heart of the Central Lakes area
Lutsen Resorts - North Shore scenery and attractions
Detroit Lakes Resorts - the "412 Lakes Area"
Duluth Resorts - in our most popular vacation destination
Ely Resorts - wilderness escape near the Boundary Waters
Fishing Resorts - get out on our best fishing lakes
Ski Resorts - some of the best winter vacation destinations
Many Minnesota family vacation resorts and lodges are huge complexes that offer an almost endless array of activities and water sports. Some include extras like "kids camp" or beach-side fun like campfires and S'Mores. Most also attract couples by featuring romance packages, on-site spas and cozy rooms with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. They will even help you plan and host your wedding and reception.