1 . Holiday Inn Express Brainerd/Baxter

Baxter, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 601 - 0931

WEBSITE

For those searching for an unforgettable Northwoods stay for all ages, look no further than the Holiday Inn Express Brainerd/Baxter. This hotel features Three Bear Waterpark and offers many other excellent amenities including free Express Start Breakfast, free Wi-Fi access, a Game Room, and an onsite Grill & Bar. You'll also find great lodging options for vacationing families and business travelers. The rooms are spacious and come equipped with everything you'll need for a comfortable stay. Business travelers will appreciate the onsite Business Center and Meeting Room. Families, take advantage of the hotel's great discounts and Splash Packages! Your "up-North" adventure awaits! Come explore the great outdoors!

Address

15739 Audubon Way, Baxter, Minnesota 56425

Highlights

Just outside your door, you'll find the Paul Bunyan Trail, where you can walk, bike, and snowmobile on more than 100 miles of paved trails.

Related activities

The Brainerd Lakes area features 400 lakes, meaning you'll enjoy an array of aquatic adventures ranging from fishing to swimming to boating!

2 . AmericInn Lodge & Suites Two Harbors

Two Harbors, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 405 - 1968

WEBSITE

Soak in the serenity of the Northwoods outdoor oasis of AmericInn Lodge & Suites Two Harbors. You walk quietly back, soft steps across the weathered smooth rocks, to find your way back to your suite where the warmth of a whirlpool and fireplace await you. Wake up each morning to free, hot, home-style AmericInn breakfast and let your stresses fall away in the pool, hot tub, and sauna. The north shore is known for its waters, woods, and snow. See them all for yourself from the rocky outcrops and wooded canopies of Superior Hiking Trail and hike, bike, snowshoe, or ski many of the area’s beautiful state parks.

Address

1088 Hwy. 61 North, Two Harbors, Minnesota 55616

Highlights

Aside from offering fantastic fishing, Lake Superior will keep you entertained when you visit the museum by the famous Superior harbor lift bridge and see remnants of sunken ships.

Related activities

The rocky shores of Lake Superior are hosts to numerous State Parks open for happy campers all summer long. Visit Gooseberry, Temperance, and more! The shaded northwoods and cold, open air of Lake Superior offer some of the best scenic views in the north. It's the perfect beachside getaway you've been looking for!

Overlooking the sparkling south shores of Lake Bemidji, Doubletree by Hilton Bemidji is the perfect Northwoods escape! Whether you're looking for a romantic retreat, a fun family vacation, or even a productive business trip, this Northwoods nook is more than happy to accommodate you. Lounge out on the hotel's 700-foot sandy beach or head to Lake Bemidji for endless aquatic adventures. Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle the waters, reel in musky and walleye, and enjoy a wealth of water sports. Enjoy all the comforts of home onsite. All lakeside rooms include private balconies overlooking Lake Bemidji. Stay connected with high-speed internet access or catch a movie on the HDTV. Work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center, make a splash in the indoor pool, relax in the whirlpool, and unwind in the sauna or steam room. Enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your room or at the Lounge on Lake Bemidji, which serves breakfast, tantalizing appetizers, and frosty beers. Your complete Northwoods stay is here!

Address

115 Lakeshore Drive, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

Highlights

You'll find plenty of aquatic activities nearby, as the Bemidji area showcases more than 400 lakes!

Related Onsite Offerings

For lunch and dinner, visit the onsite Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, where delicious dishes mix with beer, wine, and cocktails.

4 . Whitefish Lodge & Suites

Crosslake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 692 - 0727

VIEW

Whitefish Lodge & Suites presents an incredible "Up North" atmosphere to your Minnesota getaway. This Brainerd Lakes area resort blends together rustic charm and modern comfort for a vacation you'll not easily forget. Located in the heart of Crosslake and the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, it's the perfect destination for exciting northwoods fishing, boating, and simply nature observing. This quiet getaway lets you enjoy life's simple pleasures, whether you're enjoying morning coffee on the patio, embarking on a walk through the trails, or shopping in the town square. Outdoor adventures and in-town excursions make for an unforgettable Minnesota vacation at this Northwoods nook!

Address

14150 Swann Drive, Crosslake, Minnesota 56442

Related activities

Crosslake offers incredible Minnesota golfing getaways and with Whitefish Lodge & Suites you'll be able to easily hit the greens! Their variety of golf packages let you enjoy days out on the courses that are just minutes away from the resort!

Related Onsite Offerings

Whitefish Lodge & Suites lets you treat yourself to something special, all in the comfort of your private room. Their in-room spa treatments will soothe away your stress so you can enjoy a relaxing getaway.

Overlooking the sparkling shores of Lake Bemidji, Hampton Inn and Suites Bemidji features modern flair and provides easy access to buzzing nearby attractions. Catch a tan on the 700 feet of private beach or dive in for some aquatic adventures. Rent a canoe or paddleboat and explore the waters, reel in some trophy fish, or water ski. Visit during the winter wonderland and try cross country skiing or snowmobiling. After an adventure-filled day, return to the property and soak in the relaxation. Kick up your feet with a free in-room movie and room service. Family vacationers will have plenty of space when they reserve a spacious suite with an in-room whirlpool or lake views. Enjoy an array of amenities that include an indoor pool with kids pool, fitness center, business center, and multi-function meeting space. No matter what type of traveler you are, Hampton Inn and Suites Bemidji delivers!

Address

1019 Paul Bunyan Drive South, Bemidji, Minnesota, 56601

Related activities

Bicycle rentals allow you to explore the vibrant area while lush nature trails allow you to soak in the simple life.

Related Onsite Offerings

Sample some delicious dining at the onsite Green Mill Bar and Grill, which is perfect for family meals or happy hour.

6 . Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes

Baxter, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 5365

VIEW

Slip into rustic relaxation at the Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, which features 102 rooms and suites, over 7,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space, and the onsite Arrowwood Lodge Grill &; Bar. Find fun with the indoor waterpark, arcade, indoor/outdoor hot tub, fire pit, and more! Reach beyond the well-meaning motto "take only pictures, leave only footprints" and see the Brainerd Lakes Area outdoors, indoors at the unique Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes! Minnesota beauty survives inside these A-frame, cabin-inspired walls. Happy campers delight in the rustic beauty of a Brainerd Lakes lake cabin that visits each unique lodging rooms and suites . Stay in the Big Bear or other individual “cabin” suites for some authentic indoor-camping fun! Northwoods travelers enjoy the inspiration of the outback while indulging in hotel luxuries like The Arrowwood Lodge Grill &; Bar, meeting & conference rooms, wedding ceremony and reception spaces, and an authentic tall-tale classic Paul Bunyan Indoor Water Park!

Address

6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter, Minnesota 56425

Highlights

This outdoors-man's paradise boasts more than 500 lakes and rivers, with parks and forests to boot.

Related activities

Sample world-class golfing, fishing and boating, biking or snowmobiling on the Paul Bunyan Trail, shopping, and kayaking.

7 . Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center

Ely, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 365 - 5070

VIEW

Grand Ely Lodge is a one-of-a-kind Northwoods destination at the gateway to the Boundary Waters. Combining fine dining, superior lodging, meeting space and outdoor recreation, Grand Ely is its own oasis, offering the amenities of a full-service resort and the personalized service of a staff who know their guests by name. Shagawa Lake and the surrounding area are outdoor playgrounds for families and groups of all types Shagawa Lake is a premier Northwoods location for all your northeast Minnesota outdoor recreation: fish for walleye and pike, take out a canoe, kayak, or paddleboat or rent a pontoon or motorboat from the Grand Ely Lodge's marina. Complimentary dock space is available if you bring you own boat. If you'd prefer to stay dry, hike through the lush nature trails. Your Midwest mecca awaits!

Address

400 North Pioneer Road, Ely, Minnesota 55731

Related activities

Shagawa Lake is a premiere northern Minnesota fishing lake for smallmouth bass, walleye and northern pike. Grand Ely Lodge can arrange guided fishing and remote trips to other lakes, or you can rent a boat from the marina, use some of the complimentary fishing equipment and set out on your own for a fun angling adventure.

Related Onsite Offerings

Kids are the center of attention at Grand Ely: The Cubby Bear Cub Club has scheduled activities all summer. Nightly campfires are for everyone, and kids under 10 eat free!

8 . Timberlake Lodge Hotel

Grand Rapids, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 800 - 2200

VIEW

Appeasing every type of traveler, Timberlake Lodge Hotel is a premier Northwoods full-service hotel. A three-story craftsman-style building showcases 84 unique and beautifully furnished guest rooms caters to the business travelers, couples on romantic retreats, and vacationing families. Business amenities include wireless internet, a full service business center, fitness center, lending library, and the spacious boardroom for special meetings. Family amenities include a convenience store, adjoining room suites, full or mini kitchens, and flat-screen televisions. Find some aquatic adventures at the Grand Splash waterpark, which includes an over sized hot tub, kiddie pool with frog slide, and a 98-foot tube slide! All Timberlake guests are treated to a full, hot breakfast buffet each morning and handicap accessible rooms are available. All under one roof, the lodge is home to the 17th Street Grill that features daily lunch specials, regular weeknight specials, and exceptional fine dining in the Grand Rapids area. You'll find something for everyone here!

Address

144 SE 17th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Highlights

For winter wonderland fun, head to Itasca County for some of the best snowmobiling in Minnesota. The lodge has direct access to the Taconite Trail, and Grand Rapids and the surrounding area offer 1,000 plus miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails.

Related activities

The surrounding area of Itasca County features more than 1,000 lakes, meaning angling enthusiasts will have plenty of chances to reel in trophy walleyes or northern pike!

9 . Best Western Premier The Lodge on Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 761 - 8439

VIEW

Best Western Premier The Lodge on Detroit Lakes brings chic to the Northwoods with modern style and amenities. Here, you and your family can enjoy the luxury you deserve at a price that won’t drain your wallet. Most rooms at the hotel have a private balcony with spectacular views of pristine Big Detroit Lake. Inside your room you’ll discover dramatic décor, glass enclosed showers, and upscale bedding. And every room comes with great amenities like a microwave, refrigerator, and wet bar. The Lodge at Lake Detroit has added bonuses that you won’t find at most other family resorts in the area. While the kids are enjoying the heated indoor pool, you can escape to The Spa Within where you can receive a luxurious massage or spa treatment. How’s that for a relaxing family vacation? And don’t worry about breakfast! The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast buffet so your family can start the day off right. You’ll find this, plus much more, at this comfortably luxurious Detroit Lakes hotel!

Address

1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

Highlights

There's fun to be had just a stone's throw away, as a spectacular selection of restaurants and golf courses are just minutes from the property!

Related Onsite Offerings

Discover dramatic décor, glass-enclosed walk-in showers, upscale bedding, and flat-panel LCD HDTVs at this chic stay!

10 . Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark

Baxter, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 825 - 7234

VIEW

Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark combines aquatic adventures and Northwoods splendor to create an unforgettable Northern Minnesota vacation. Make a splash at the waterpark, which features a 250-foot tube slide, a 175-foot body slide, and a lazy river with a waterfall and rapids, all spread across 13,000 feet of water-fueled fun. This splash sanctuary also boasts a spacious kiddy pool with an amazing array of slides and water features with a tree fort that children find absolutely enchanting. After an exhilarating day in the waterpark, relax in one of 68 suites, which feature locally crafted cedar furniture and tables, welcoming fireplaces, and soothing whirlpool tubs. If it's outdoor relaxation you seek, enjoy a day of fishing in the Land of 10,000 Lakes or hike through the lush nature trails. You'll find aquatic and outdoor fun here!

Address

7376 Woida Road, Baxter, Minnesota 56425

Highlights

Find something to remember your vacation in the gift shop, have some fun in the video arcade, or stay in shape in the fitness center. There's something for everyone!

Related Onsite Offerings

When you're not shooting down a water slide, relax with a soak in the hot tub or a steam in the sauna. Relaxation and recreation unite!

statsstats