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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.
The Brainerd Lakes area offers a bevy of outdoor activities for all ages including fishing, boating and swimming. Fishing boats with and without motors and pontoons can be rented onsite for a daily rate. Kayak rentals are available free of charge to help you explore the bays and inlets of Middle Cullen Lake!
The area surrounding the hotel is teeming with opportunities for outdoor adventure. Nearby you'll find the Paul Bunyan Trail, where you can walk, bike, and snowmobile on more than 100 miles of paved trail. There are also over 400 lakes in the area, great for fishing and boating. Enjoy the outdoors!
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.
Surrounding the new or recently renovated cabins and docks at Cyrus Resort are 42 acres of natural Minnesota Northwoods, with trails for hiking and biking in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. These nature trails are great for bird and wildlife watching!
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 No. 1 trail in all of Minnesota.
Whether you're exploring Minnesota's forested Northwoods or strolling in the resort's own gardens, you'll find Minnesota nature at its finest at Nelson's Resort. Explore the rivers, bays and shoreline by boat or canoe. Go bird watching or mountain biking. And bring your camera: the wildlife abounds!
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 is home to an abundance of wildlife including...
As if it were ever possible to want a break from fishing, but if you do, don't worry, because Ballard's Resort has plenty of other activities to keep you busy! Try the resort's other recreational opportunities like hiking and biking, or snowmobiling in the winter. You can even take a scenic seaplane flight!
This is the place to experience relaxation and peacefulness that you can only get in nature. Enjoy miles of scenic shoreline at River Bend Resort. Take in the beauties of nature and breathe in fresh air. This lakeside vacation spot is full of opportunities to get out and enjoy the world around you. Go birdwatching, hiking, or any number of other...
Take in the natural, peaceful surroundings on horseback during your stay at Arrowwood Resort. Their 30-horse stables features a riding ring and trails for you to experience while you're here. Hop onto the saddle for a 45-minute guided trail ride and enjoy the incredible views!
Whether you are exploring the trails at Gooseberry Falls State Park or taking in some water activities on Lake Superior, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this Northwoods paradise in Northern Minnesota. Hiking, kayaking and fishing are just a few things for outdoor lovers to enjoy in Two Harbors. Let AmericInn Lodge & Suites Two Harbors be the...
Enjoy the refreshing natural environment of the Minnesota North Shore when you stay at Clearwater Historic Lodge! Their cozy cabins offer you a place to truly getaway, where you are just minutes from the Boundary Waters and beautiful hiking trails that await for you to explore. Come discover the beauty and relaxation of this great outdoor...
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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