Gull Lake Memories to Last a Lifetime!
No matter the season, there's a reason to visit Cragun's Resort and Hotel. Situated on the...
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.
Lake Superior is stunningly beautiful at any time of year. Bluefin Bay sits in the midst of the serene, forested wilderness leading up to it, featuring the spectacular Temperance River and its falls, the stone cliffs dotted with lighthouses, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Enjoy the outdoors in any season!
Kavanaugh's is the perfect place to experience Brainerd Lakes nature. Explore 4,400 feet of trails on site, or seven miles of paved trails and Pillsbury State Forest nearby. Take out a kayak on Upper Lake Sylvan. Don't miss winter in Brainerd – hundreds of miles of great Minnesota snowmobile trails await you!
Get up close and personal with nature during your stay at Grand View Lodge. Here, you will love the relaxing, natural environment that awaits all around you, ready to be explored. In the winter you can head out on snowmobiling adventures or enjoy a day of ice fishing on Gull Lake. If you're here during the warmer months, then you're in luck for...
You can't get much closer to nature than this! Moore Springs Resort rests along the shores of beautiful Howard Lake and is just minutes from plenty of area activities so you're sure to find something just right for you. Take out a canoe or pontoon onto the waters for quiet lake exploration, or keep dry with a hiking trip. The Paul Bunyan Trail is...
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!
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!
With 41 beautiful acres and spectacular trails to discover, this is truly a nature lover's paradise. Here, you are also within seven miles of Maplewood State Park. This park is truly a testament to the natural beauty that abounds in Minnesota. So get out and explore all that this area has to offer!
With plenty of walking and hiking trails all around, Five Lakes Resort is literally surrounded by wildlife including deer, beavers, muskrats and more for your Minnesota nature getaway. It's also a terrific place for birdwatching - you may even see some of the splendid eagles which make this area home.
The Brainerd Lakes area provides plenty of picturesque hiking trails around dozens of lakes including Lake Edna, the Cullen Lake Chain and the Twin Lakes. The Paul Bunyan Trail is connected to Good Ol' Days Resort and offers great biking trails during the summer months, and snowmobiling trails when the snow begins to fall! Come during any season...
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