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Your Perfect Northern Minnesota Escape!

Looking for a traditional 'northern Minnesota' escape? Head to Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort for a good time to be had by all. Each of the cozy six cabins feature at-home amenities to keep you feeling rugged yet comfortable! Or, if you prefer to stay the whole summer, there are RV sites available for camping! Take advantage of the swimming pool, spa, fishing guides and tranquil river! There is so much to do around the area, you'll never get bored! The Brainerd International Speedway is close by, there's also a wide variety of specialty shops and great restaurants located only 15 minutes away! Come discover why Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort is perfect for all types of vacations.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 6 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Brainerd
  • Nearby Water Mississippi River/Rice Lake
  • Open Dates May 1 to Oct 11


Discover endless family fun at the Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort. Here, you and your loved ones can enjoy as much or as little as you desire. An on site swing set and sand box are great for the little ones, while shuffle board, bocce ball and ping pong are available for everyone. With the shores of the Mississippi River just steps away, you can head out on fishing trips or take it easy with a paddle-boat ride. The Paul Bunyan Trail is perfect for a day of hiking or biking! And after you've tired yourselves out, retreat to your cozy cabin that offers all the room you need to unwind together.


Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort offers over 120 acres of breathtaking beauty and miles of bays along the Mississippi River. Here, you can truly escape the hustle-bustle of the cities and indulge in a simpler way of life with the refreshing, natural setting and endless outdoor recreation. Spend a day fishing or take in the views as you hike and bike around the area. There's many ways to get close to nature and Niemeyer's puts you in the best place to experience it all!


With over 30 years of experience under their belts, the Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort knows how to make the most out of your Minnesota fishing vacation. The beautiful Mississippi River is teeming with nothern, walleye, small and largemouth bass, muskie and panfish. Get out onto the water with a guide leading you to the best spots and cast your line for that trophy catch!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort offers six cozy waterfront cabins to choose from for your Minnesota vacation. Their cabins feature a range of amenities that are sure to make you feel right at home. Enjoy spacious decks, fireplaces, kitchens, and much more! There's no place better than this for your getaway!


Come to Minnesota for your next family vacation! During the summer, pack up your RV or rent a cabin at Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort in Brainerd and you'll have the time of your life. Pack a picnic and go on a hike together, rent a boat and get out on one of the local lakes. However you choose to enjoy your next holiday, this is the perfect destination.

RV Resort

Looking for a place to call yours for the summer? Come and go as you please from May through Mid-October. Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort offers two RV parks for campers to enjoy for a whole season. Each of the two include full hook ups to make camping easier than ever.

  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
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Nearest Airports

  • Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD) / 2.5 miles
  • St Cloud Regional Airport (STC) / 61.4 miles
  • Chandler Field (AXN) / 71.5 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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