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An Upscale Resort, A Lifelong Experience

Half Moon Trail Resort is an upscale Minnesota family resort with unique activities and top notch service. The resort combines beautifully manicured grounds and stunning gardens, a large sand beach on crystal-clear Boot Lake, updated cabins, and outstanding guest service to help you unwind and reconnect with your family. The spacious, north country lodge provides a special place to gather with family and friends, read a book by the large stone fireplace, or order a malt at the old fashioned ice cream counter, which is the highlight for many, both young and old alike! There are many planned activities for both kids and adults, including kettle corn, a one-of-a-kind craft, minnow races, a carpet ball tournament, and many more. Guests experience personalized care and service from a family owned and operated resort, which is why many return year after year!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 18 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Park Rapids
  • Nearby Water Boot Lake
  • Open Dates May 25 to Sep 31


A highlight of Half Moon Trail is its inviting, sandy beach. Boot Lake is known for being exceptionally clean and quiet, so it's a perfect place for young kids to play while mom and dad get some well deserved time in the sun! The beautiful view is only made better by the many gardens surrounding the beach.


A classic Minnesota family getaway to the lake. Half Moon Trail offers a full schedule of activities for all ages including, kettle corn, one-of-a-kind craft, casting contest, bingo, billiards tournament, scavenger hunt, minnow races, and more! They also offer a heated a swimming pool, bikes, a playground, and games like carpet ball, knuckle ball, and marble mountain for an endless supply of family fun at the lake.


Half Moon Trail Resort is meant to be one of the finest entertainment resorts around, and you will definitely not be disappointed. Spice up the boring reunion with an exciting and fun gathering at Half Moon Trail! Enjoy a seemingly endless list of activities from kayaks and sand volleyball to children's programs and water activities. Come experience a family reunion that's unlike any other, inquire today!


The north country sounds of a loon echoing over the early morning mist, or a glimpse of the northern lights as they dance across the starlit sky, or the refreshing feeling of waves lapping at your toes, are all a part of being immersed in nature at Half Moon Trail. The crystal clear waters of the relatively undeveloped Boot Lake offer a perfect location for seeing many kinds of wildlife right from the resort. You can also discover diverse bike trails just minutes way at Itasca State Park, take a trail ride on horseback through one of two state forests, or visit the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. And that's just the start of your Minnesota vacation!


Whether your a serious angler looking for a lunker, or just looking to drop in a line and relax, Boot Lake offers both. The spring and early summer is when the majority of the walleyes are caught at the resort, but the northern and bass are great all summer long. The kids can find an abundance of sunfish right from the dock all summer long!


The beautiful crystal-clear waters of Boot Lake present the perfect setting for your romantic Minnesota getaway. Your charming lake cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, and is set among perfectly manicured gardens and grounds. Enjoy a peaceful sunset cruise on Boot Lake, a romantic campfire, lounging in the sun, or head out and explore Itasca State Park, which is just minutes away.


Half Moon Trail Resort owes much of its natural beauty to the 348-acre Boot Lake – a narrow, deep lake that's perfect for a variety of activities. The lake has a clarity rating of 19 feet, and with minimal boat traffic its perfect for water sports, fishing, or exploring with one of the resorts complimentary kayaks, hydro bikes, canoes, or paddle boat. Or, just relax and enjoy the view of this beautiful northern Minnesota lake!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Inside the exceptionally clean cabins at Half Moon Trail Resort, you'll find updated north country style furnishing, classic knotty pine woodwork, fully furnished kitchens, and several combinations of layouts with one to four bedrooms, many of which have lofts. Each cabin has a lake-view, along with it's own deck and Weber grill. Half Moon Trail is a true getaway for anyone seeking a Minnesota lakeside retreat.

  • Bicycles
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Whirlpool
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Kid's Activities
  • Photography
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wineries
  • Beach
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Spa Services
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Plan your next group event at Half Moon Trail Resort.

With dazzling landscapes, spacious upscale cabins and a variety of original activities, Half Moon Trail is ideal for your next Minnesota reunion or group getaway. Inquire now!

For more information please call +1 (866) 775 - 2771 or Send Inquiry.



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Nearest Airports

  • Chandler Field (AXN) / 83.9 miles
  • Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD) / 71.3 miles
  • Hector International Airport (FAR) / 73.6 miles

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

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