Top 10 Minnesota Cabin Getaways
Top 10 Minnesota Cabin Getaways Overview
If you haven’t heard, Minnesota’s known for its tens of thousands of lakes and massive wooded spaces – heck, there better be room if there’s a fabled giant, plaid shirt-wearing lumberjack and his big blue ox buddy living there! With that said, it only seems natural to make the most of all that beautiful lake shoreline. Ya, you betcha our list of Top 10 Minnesota Cabin Resorts will make you want to flock to this North Star State. And we promise you’ll have a Minnesota Nice time, too!
Zippel Bay Resort - Baudette, Minnesota
As the only resort on Zippel Bay, this 20-cabin Northwood’s haven has a lot to live up to – so we mean it when we say this place a real catch! And you’ll surely have more than one big catch when you tap into Lake of the Woods’ world-class walleye and sauger fishing. Bring home the bacon – err, fish sticks – after a daylong cruise on the 30-ft. walleye fishing charter boat. And we couldn’t forget to talk up the luxury log cabins; after all, it is on our list of Top 10 Minnesota Cabin Resorts! These aren’t your typical smallish cabins clinging to the water’s edge. The enormous natural Norway pine log cabins are more than comfortable. With rooms big enough to store your boat in, you and your family members are guaranteed a good night’s rest on your Zippel Bay vacation!Visit Website
Thunder Lake Lodge - Remer, Minnesota
Booming with fun, Thunder Lake Lodge supplies family adventures on land and in water! Trek through the surrounding Chippewa National Forest, swing away on the nearby golf courses or construct a sand castle on the resort's sandy beach. Make a splash in Thunder Lake, which features alluring fishing options, a wealth of water sports and endless hours of swimming! Swap recreation for relaxation when you step foot into your condo or cottage. Breathtaking lake views await from your private patio or deck, Weber grills spark family picnic fun and stone fireplaces keep you warm when the winter wonderland arrives. This resort truly offers the best in luxury and leisure!Visit Website
Lost Lake Lodge - Nisswa, Minnesota
But Lost Lake Lodge goes against the grain at least one way. We’re referring to its one-of-a-kind Grist Mill. Here, all the flour, bran and cornmeal the lodge uses to create its delicious breads are made right on site. We wouldn’t have guessed there’d be a stone mill churning out baking ingredients while we slept, but we were sure glad to find out there was! Speaking of sleeping, you’re bound to get a great night’s rest in one of 13 cute cabins tucked between Gull Lake and the resort’s own private Lost Lake. Who couldn’t fall asleep with to the muted snaps and pops of a glowing fireplace?
Fair Hills Resort - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
The answer is yes. No, there isn’t a super-circuited, time-traveling machine here, but you are bound to feel decades younger in spirit at this Central Minnesota resort. Why? Firstly, Fair Hills has been around for more than 80 years, so it knows a thing or two about making you feel utterly at home and at ease on the lake. Aged to perfection, the resort’s only renovations have been making sure all the facilities have been modernized – that means no spooky sprints to rickety outhouses at night, folks! Oh yeah, there are also fun new blow-up water toys! And if you don’t feel like a spring chicken flapping your water wings in the lake or cheerfully squawking at your fellow cabin dwellers during a sprightly game of T-ball, then a hearty dose of Fair Hills’ famous Tuesday Smorgasbord in your belly and a little bit dribbling down your chin will make you giggle in goofy, childlike happiness!Visit Website
Spirit of the North Resort - Walker, Minnesota
Whether all you need is a two-bedroom retreat like this Walker, MN resort’s Raccoon Retreat pine log cabin to curl up in or the whopping eight-bedroom Moose Cabin for your entire brood, you’ll feel exceptionally comfortable and secluded from the cares of the world. Spirit of the North hugs a protected harbor on Leech Lake, and once you see the glorious lake stretched out before your eyes, you’ll want to hug the resort owners for using their melons and setting up camp in this picturesque port. And we can’t mention the third largest lake in Minnesota without noting that it’s also home to some of the best muskie, walleye, northern and bass fishing in Minnesota. Another Northwood’s natural wonder worth exploring is only minutes from your cabin, too. Lace up your hiking boots and trek to Itasca State Park, where you can pay your dues to the soggy headwaters that bear the great and powerful Mississippi River.
Pine Terrace Resort - Crosslake, Minnesota
Of the 13 homey cabins Pine Terrace offers, we couldn’t help but to fall in love with the Gola Cabin – the original structure that was built by the founding owners at this Cross Lake, MN location. This quaint one-bedroom cottage is a rustic dream for lovey-dovey honeymooners and anyone who wants to spend a lot of time in close yet comfortable quarters with one another. It’ll be hard to rip yourself away from your love den, but you’re not going to want to miss out on the exhilarating Star Lake adventures. Being the only resort on the lake, you won’t have to deal with irksome high boat traffic or oversaturated fishing spots. Nope, the waters are yours to launch your trusty boat into and cruise. And don’t even think for a second that you won’t be coming back to shore without a stringer full of largemouth bass, northern pike, sunfish and crappies!Visit Website
Samara Point Resort - Nisswa, Minnesota
Thick woods and lush, leafy canopies set the stage for Samara Point and your Brainerd vacation. Eight inviting cabins speckle the grounds and serve as your home base during your stay on Gull Lake. We couldn’t decide whether to jump into the cool lake waters, hop in our complimentary boat and peruse the waves for the perfect walleye and northern pike fishing spots or just take it easy in front of our cabin’s rustic wood-burning stove. So we did all three, and you will too! Samara Point is truly a place to just sit back and enjoy Minnesota’s glorious terrain. And if you’re lucky, you may even get to dip your feet in the lake with the friendly blue herons, known for their frequent dockside visits!Visit Website
Nelson's Resort - Crane Lake, Minnesota
Not that the other resorts on our list aren’t in abundantly beautiful and adventure-filled locations, we just got really excited when we saw where Nelson’s Resort has been hunkered down for more than 75 superb years. Not only does this historic haven feature things you wouldn’t expect to find at a classic lake resort, much less at a five-star city hotel, its proximity to some of Minnesota’s grandest natural elements makes it a must-stay for anyone searching out a Northwood’s destination. Here, Nelson Resort will accommodate you any way you deem fit for an up North escapade. If that means all you need is a boat, a fishing pole and a roof over your head at night, it’s done. And if it means a nightly organic-style meal picked fresh from a blooming garden and a bottomless glass of aged port after a day lazing on a luxe cruise boat, you can have that, too!Visit Website
River Point Resort - Ely, Minnesota
Ranked as one of the top four Minnesota Resorts in Midwest Living Magazine, this up North getaway takes an incredible secluded wilderness peninsula, an unspoiled, 20-mile shoreline and a plethora of luxury cabins, villas and chalets and makes your lakehome dreams come true. You’ll be begging to make a beeline to this Birch Lake gem as soon as you see the meticulously-kept grounds and its closeness to Minnesota’s glorious parks. Hey, we like camping just as much as the next guy, but sometimes its better to sleep in a soft mattressed bed surrounded by four sturdy walls than on a thin bag of lumpy cotton inside an even thinner nylon dome. That’s why River Point Resort is ideal. With the Boundary Waters Canoe Area at your doorstep, you can explore the land by day and return to the resort to sleep soundly and safely at night.Visit Website
Acorn Hill Resort - Walker, Minnesota
One word: waterslide. Yeah, that’s what got our fishing tackle in a twist. But seriously, it’s cool! Regardless of your age, one zoom down the tubular slide and into the refreshing Leech Lake waters will have you rejuvenated and ready for a full-force Walker, MN family vacation. We highly recommend the water trampoline for a jumping good time, too! And when the weather is less than swim-worthy, the big indoor pool will be ready and waiting. May we mention there’s more to do that splash around in the water at Acorn Hills? All the usual lakeside activities can be found here too; fish, hunt, eat and unwind – and when the loons begin to call at dawn, wake up and do it again!Visit Website