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Historical - Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
The state of Minnesota may not be able to lay claim as the oldest state in the United States, but it certainly has a variety of historical landmarks you should visit during your journey to the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”. The Hull-Rust-Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine, located in Hibbing, gives travelers the opportunity to see the largest open mine iron pit in the world. If you are planning to stay around the metro area, head to St. Paul to view the home of renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Wine and spirits fans may be interested in taking a journey to see Andrew Volstead’s home. He is the individual who introduced the National Prohibition Enforcement Act onto the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
First opened in 1927, Cascade Lodge has been consistently upgraded but has never lost its North Shore charm. The restaurant with its distinctive "up North" décor was a dance hall in the '50s. Today, Cascade Lodge is a complete Minnesota vacation that offers a little taste of history to its modern luxuries.
First homesteaded in 1885, Lutsen was Minnesota's first resort. It quickly developed into a welcoming destination for anyone wanting to enjoy the North Shore. Over 100 years later, its classic Scandinavian lodge and the grounds' covered bridges uphold this tradition, and its classic brand of hospitality remains unchanged.
Madden's on Gull Lake is based on a rich, interesting past and the years of experience that come with it. Their story dates all the way back to 1929, and through trials and troubles, the resort has developed into something not to be missed on any Minnesota vacation! Come experience this rich history on your next vacation.
Since 1898, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge has been a family owned and operated resort. They've even published a book about their history! So when you stay, make sure to learn about the fascinating twists and turn's of the Lodge's story. Each successive generation has left it's mark and you can come and be a part of the rich history around every turn at...
Dickerson's has become a tradition for generations of families. The fourth generation owners continue the legacy that was born in 1924. Four of the original cabins remain in use, with modern updates. Families have returned to Dickerson's for decades; now, it's your turn to become a part of it!
In service since 1875, The St. James Hotel is full of historical ambiance. Each room is named after a riverboat and has a photo of the riverboat included in the room. No two rooms have the same photo! Take in the rich history when you stay in Red Wing Minnesota.
Only a few minutes away from Voyageurs National Park, learn about the rich history, as well as the flora and fauna of the area. The French fur trappers and traders that give the park its name, shaped the land in innumerable ways, see the terrain from their eyes, and learn about a time long gone by! All when you stay at Nelson's Resort!
Ludlow Island has a rich history, and staying at Ludlow's Island Resort you can learn all about it! This is the only resort on an island located in all of Minnesota. Surrounded by Lake Vermilion, one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States, you and your guests can learn all about the natural surroundings and how this resort came to be on...
The history of Fair Hills Resort spans over a century with the Ashelman brothers finding an abandoned stone fountain in the area where present cabins 10-12 are currently situated and building their own farm house there. The property has seen it's share of ups and downs including a fire and failure of a local canal system, but has persevered to...
As the name suggests, The Historical Afton House Inn has roots deeps within the Minnesota history. Built in 1867, come and see the timeless beauty the inn sports as well as the fabulous rushing St. Croix River. Learn about the rich history of the area, as well as that of the House itself. This is the place for an unforgettable getaway!
Dating back to 1915 when the lodge was originally stared by Charlie and Petra Boostrom, Clearwater Historic Lodge presents a getaway that will take you a step back in time. The lodge is the area's oldest and largest free-standing hand-hewn log structure and is listed on the National Historic Registry! For 97 years, Clearwater Lodge has been a...
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge has been a family owned and operated resort since 1898, offering a truly incredible history that continues today. The book, "The First 100 Years," documents the resort's incredible past and the many generations that have helped created this memorable Minnesota destination. Book your stay today at this unique resort and come...
Lake Kabetogama and the surrounding area are rich in Minnesota history. Learn the story behind the lake and the travelers that have come to and from. You'll be happy you took a little extra time to ask when you stay at the Kabetogama Lake Association.
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Looking for some Northwoods seclusion for your annual family vacation? If it could talk, this is the part where the Brainerd Lakes area would say "Why not me?". With untouched natural splendor,... more
The Boundary Waters are not only a Minnesota institution, but an American one as well. Filled with approximately one million acres of woods and water, the wilderness has remained virtually untouched... more