Plan your trip to Minnesota
Why would you look anywhere other than the Land of 10,000 Lakes when planning your next lake vacation? Minnesota actually offers travelers 11,842 lakes that measure at least 10 acres in size ensuring you will be able to find the perfect spot for everyone in your group. Whether you prefer the immense size offered by a Great Lake (Lake Superior), or a small private lake full of fish, you are sure to find the perfect lake vacation in Minnesota. Try the Brainerd Lakes region in central Minnesota, or the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota for an unforgettable trip in the heart of the Midwest.
Featured Lake Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
Experience that quintessential Minnesota lake vacation at the Sugar Lake Lodge. You'll be immediately surprised by the shocking aquamarine hue of Sugar Lake. A sandy bottom and 26 feet of clarity only heighten its appeal. Dock space is on the house if you bring your own boat, and so is all non-motorized water equipment. Motorized equipment is...
At this resort, enjoy the luxury of easy access to one of the most beautiful lakes in Minnesota – Gull Lake. Explore miles of the picturesque shoreline while fishing, skiing, swimming or simply taking a relaxing sunset cruise. All the lake activities anyone could ask for as well as beautiful beachside views is here at Madden's!
Spend your day on Leech Lake, the third largest lake entirely within the boundaries of Minnesota. At Brindley's Harbor Resort, you're just steps away from the soft sand shores and the beautiful blue waters. The onsite 37-slip full-service harbor is available throughout your stay, so you don't have to worry too much about all the nit-picky details....
Take in the beauty of Bad Axe Lake, directly in front of Isle O' Dreams. Take out a canoe and gaze 17 feet down into the clear water! Back on shore you can splash in the calm waters where you'll find both solace and thrills at this haven. Get ready for a Minnesota lake getaway you'll never forget!
Leech Lake is undoubtedly the main attraction of Anderson's Northland Lodge. Get out and explore the waters via paddle boats, kayaks, water bikes, or canoes -- all complimentary courtesy of the resort. Or embark on a relaxing angling adventure. It's all up to you!
Woodland Beach Resort sits on the shores of beautiful Bay Lake, known for incredible bass fishing. But it's also a great destination for recreational boating, swimming, and ice fishing in the winter months. The resort has a sandy swim beach with a 20' RAVE with launch, plus canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats for guest use. Bring your own boat and...
Enjoy an abundance of fishing of everything from Walleye to Muskie and Northern Pike to both Large and Smallmouth Bass! Lake of the Woods is perfect for not only fishing but, boating, skiing, swimming and much much more! And, if you prefer to keep your land legs - enjoy views of the lake from the sandy private beach!
River Point sits on a beautiful peninsula on the shores of Birch Lake. Ninety percent of its surrounding land is undeveloped, an incredibly pristine body of water that stretches for more than 6,000 acres. A full-service marina offers swimming, boating, fishing and more on your NE Minnesota getaway.
Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Darling, Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center is the perfect spot for a Minnesota lakeside vacation. Whether you're visiting with your family, friends, or that special someone, you'll be sure to find a relaxing yet entertaining getaway here. A full-service marina makes it easy to spend the day fishing, or...
Situated on the shoreline with a sandy beach, the Five Lakes resort overlooks Lake Five, 400 acres of motorless fun and relaxation. There are plenty of northern pike and walleye in Lake Five, while many people prefer just to sit by its side and soak up the sun. Here is privacy, peace and plenty of waterside rejuvenation.
Lake Superior is the cold giant of the five Great Lakes. Visit the museum by the famous Superior harbor lift bridge and see remnants of sunken ships. Then pick your way through the rocky beaches to find a special peace of mind on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the region.
Spend your next getaway on Rainy Lake! Rainy Lake Houseboats offers vacationers with a real slice of paradise in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Enjoy complete freedom to explore the waterways of Rainy Lake as the mood moves you -- discover hidden bays and intimate islands.
Minnesota Top List Picks
Towering pines, rolling grasslands, and pristine lakes highlight Minnesota's Northwoods. Reconnect with nature in this idyllic setting, which showcases unique wildlife wandering through the forest.... more
Located about two-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities metro, Otter Tail County is one of Minnesota's premier family vacation destinations. Home to more than 1,000 lakes and streams, or ten... more