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The Only Resort on Elbow Lake!

Elbow Lake Lodge is the place to be for four seasons of water, wilderness, and family fun. All around you will find hiking, snowmobiling, and cross-country trails just waiting for you to explore and bask in the nature. Plus, this is the only resort on the 1,700-acre Elbow Lake with one of the most spectacular sandy beaches in northern Minnesota, making it a great destination for swimming, boating and fishing adventures. Amid 200 acres of wilderness, Elbow Lake Lodge is the ideal spot for your nature getaway. Well-kept and clean, with a capacity of about 100, the lodge brings together the small-resort feel with large-resort service. Elegant, rustic cabins and suites include every amenity for comfort, recreation, and lakeside living!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 13 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Cook
  • Nearby Water Elbow Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


Scenic, spectacular Elbow Lake is a gem in the wilderness, and Elbow Lake Lodge sits at its edge on a 700-foot sandy beach that's considered the best in northern Minnesota. Enjoy a variety of watercraft adventures that let you take in the wonders of these blue waters, or splash into the waves from the water trampoline. A sheltered marina and a variety of fish and wildlife graces the harbor.


With a consistently high standard for excellent housekeeping and a variety of free guest activities, Elbow Lake Lodge is ideal for family fun. The beach has shallow water out to 200 feet for wading and swimming. The kids are sure to love the water trampoline! Planned kids programs and mini-golf are onsite to keep the whole family entertained. As the only resort on Elbow Lake you're guaranteed a fun-filled retreat with your loved ones away from all the crowds!


Resting along the shores of a 1,700-acre lake and surrounded by 200 acres of northern Minnesota wilderness, Elbow Lake Lodge is a paradise for nature-lovers. Whether you stay in one of their cozy suites or in a spacious cabin, you'll love the proximity to the stunning natural surroundings and abundance of activities. Head out onto the lake for a day of fishing or explore the local trails on a hiking adventure!


Beautiful Elbow Lake offers fishing enthusiasts 1,700 acres to explore! Right at the edge of the water sits Elbow Lake Lodge, the perfect home-base for your Minnesota fishing adventure. Their onsite marina makes it easy to dock your boat and head out onto the lake to cast your line for a variety of species. No matter if you're a beginner or an expert, this a fishing retreat you can't miss!


As the only resort on Elbow Lake, Elbow Lake Lodge is a prime destination for couples looking to getaway. Here, you can stay in a cozy suite or enjoy the extra seclusion in your own private cabin; both options provide you with modern amenities such as full kitchens and common rooms with couches. Some units even have a fireplace! And when you're not enjoying each other's company indoors, you'll find plenty to do just steps away. Take out a kayak for a relaxing ride across the water, explore the surrounding hiking trails, or play a game of mini-golf right onsite. Fish Tales Restaurant serves up delicious meals for you to enjoy together as well!

Pet Friendly

Feel free to bring Fido or Spot on your next visit to Elbow Lake Lodge! Here you'll find a friendly environment and more than enough room for fun. Take a walk around the eponymous 1700-acre lake, then return for a nap in the sun and some belly rubs! Contact the front office for more information at 866-403-1467.


Experience a truly quintessential Minnesota lake vacation at the Elbow Lake Lodge. This northern Minnesota destination rests right along the shores of Elbow Lake, a stunning and vast body of water that encompasses a total of 1,700 acres. Bask in the views from their 700-foot sandy beach or take out a kayak to explore the waters. The onsite marina also makes it easy to dock your boat and wander out at your leisure on a fishing trip!


Celebrate the start of your life together on the shores of beautiful Elbow Lake. This incredible northern Minnesota getaway offers you and your spouse a place to take it slow after all the excitement of your wedding day. Elbow Lake Lodge's charming cabins and suites feature modern amenities for your comfort and convenience, while the prime location ensures you're never far from fun. Whether you spend your time fishing on the water, enjoying a game of mini-golf, or simply enjoying the views from the beach, you'll love the chance to spend quality time together in a beautiful Minnesota location.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Elbow Lake Lodge offers both suite accommodations and cabins to enjoy during your next Northeast Minnesota getaway. Cabins feature full kitchens with stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators, private decks, and enough space for even the largest of families. These units come in one-,. two-, and three-bedroom layouts, so start planning a getaway with your entire extended family!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Catering
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Nearest Airports

  • Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB) / 44.3 miles
  • Falls International Airport (INL) / 52.4 miles
  • Fort Frances Municipal Airport (YAG) / 58.1 miles

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

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