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Nature - Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
Come experience the outdoor beauty you will only find in the Midwest when you plan your nature getaway in Minnesota. Head to northern Minnesota for the perfect blend Northwoods beauty surrounded by hundreds of lakes. The Brainerd Lakes region is renowned for having some of the top fishing lakes in Minnesota, and is the perfect area for exploring the great outdoors. Make sure to bring your fishing poles along for your chance to land your next trophy walleye, northern pike, or a wide variety of panfish. Hiking and biking trails along the Gunflint Trail allow you to explore this natural area at your own pace, or head to the Iron Range to view an incredibly interesting landscape.
Reconnect with nature during your getaway to Brainerd's lakes at Gull Four Seasons Resort! Whether you opt to fish out of Gull Lake, hike, bike, or even snowmobile the Paul Bunyan Trail, there's outdoor activities abound! Equipment rentals (bikes, boats, pontoons, etc.) are available to make sure you get the most out of your Minnesota lakes...
Whether wandering under the canopy of trees, resting on the sandy beach, boating, or keeping an eye out for lake birds, the cabins at Samara Point Resort are a perfect place for a peaceful and natural getaway. You'll never want miss a sunrise over the shimmering waters of Gull Lake, the perfect way to start your day!
Isle O' Dreams Lodge is surrounded by the beauties of nature. Indulge in the calm winds and refreshing waves of Bad Axe Lake. Stay in one of their cozy waterfront cabins and enjoy endless fishing, canoeing, and more. Let this Minnesota resort relax your cares away.
With a stay at Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort, nature is accessible in number of ways. Take advantage by going hiking, biking, bird-watching, or wall climbing at the Prairie Wood Environmental Learning Center, or check out the 2,500-acre Sibley State Park. Reconnecting with nature has never been this easy!
Lake of the Woods is a great land of Minnesota waters and towering forests, all greeting you upon arrival at Zippel Bay Resort. Flocks of migrating birds are plentiful in the spring and fall; you may even see a rare piping plover. Nearby, the spectacular 3,000-acre Zippel Bay State Park is a must-see on your Minnesota vacation!
The bluffs tower above Cedar Valley Resort, while the river glistens at the property's edge. Birds chirp from cabin feeders. Deer or wild turkey will roam Cedar Valley's 30 acres of lush green space. Rent a bike from the resort to ride the Root River Trail; voted the #1 trail in all of Minnesota.
Reconnect with nature at America's youngest and only water-based national park, Voyageurs National Park. The park features a stunning network of interconnected waterways, ancient rock formations, and hundreds of uninhabited islands. These pristine waters are surrounded with rugged boreal forests that are home to an abundance of wildlife including...
Lakecrest Resort sits directly on Long Lake and the spectacular natural transition between prairie and forest making the area terrific for wildlife and bird watching. Nearby you'll find the Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge, featuring 198 varieties of birds. Explore the natural beauty of the area!
Let the tranquility of nature relax and inspire you. Fair Hills Resort offers a beautiful setting in the heart of northern Minnesota wilderness. The surrounding nature is enjoyable during every season of the year! From nature walks to kayaking on Pelican Lake, you'll be able to experience the wonderful views first hand!
Nature lovers will find a serene retreat at Thumper Pond's expansive grounds among swaying red pines and rolling hills covered in lush green grass. A round of golf will make it easy to marvel at the beautiful surroundings. If golf isn't your thing, the serenity of the outdoors can still be sought out with an easy stroll around this part of...
Stay at The Historic Afton House Inn and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Perhaps most enjoyable is the beautiful St. Croix River. Chock full of fun places for a hike or an afternoon picnic, this great area charms all who get a chance to explore it!
Reconnect with nature during your stay at the Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW Elk River. The hotel is just a short drive out of town to get to the Sherburne County Wildlife Refuge. The refuge consists of 30,700 acres of Federal land, representing a diverse biological community characteristic of the transition zone between tallgrass prairie and forest.
Reconnect with nature during your Minnesota lakes retreat! Keep an eye out as white-tailed deer, black bear, beaver, mink, otters and moose can appear seemingly out of nowhere. Soaring high above are bald eagles, hawks, and ospreys, while blue herons and snow-white pelicans swoop down to fish the shallows. And don't forget about the call of the...
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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