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Classic Minnesota Lakes Cabin Retreat

Located on the quiet, 1,000-acre spring-fed Big McDonald Lake, Big McDonald Resort is a true angler's paradise. In addition, the resort's location in Otter Tail County places you in the heart of "Lakes Country" -- where over 1,000 lakes are tucked among rolling hills and forests. Accommodations include eight comfortable, cottage-style cabins that are only steps removed from the lake and offer great views. With easy access off the interstate, Big McDonald Resort provides the quintessential Minnesota lakes experience full of fishing, boating, swimming, or simply relaxing!

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Family
Golf
Fishing
Lake
Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets
Relaxing by the lake at Big McDonald Resort. Cabin bedroom at Big McDonald Resort. Cabin kitchen at Big McDonald Resort. The Big McDonald Resort is a perfect location for your next family retreat. Head to Big McDonald Lake for a fishing excursion or hit the local golf courses with your loved ones! The cabin accommodations will ensure you spend quality time with those you love the most. Head to Dent, MN for your next family retreat.
Perham Lakeside Golf near Big McDonald Resort. Seeking for a little downtime away from the lake? Bring your clubs and kill an afternoon by hitting the links. Several golf course options in the area include Perham Lakeside Golf, Rockpile Golf Course, and Lida Greens Golf Course -- all of which are enjoyed by novice and avid golfers alike.
Fishing at Big McDonald Resort. Sunrise at Big McDonald Resort. Over 1,000 acres in size, spring-fed, and boasting a water clarity of up to 25 feet, Big McDonald Lake is a true angler's dream -- as well as being one of the cleanest lakes in the state! As one of the more popular lakes in the area for walleye and northern pike, your next trophy fish awaits at Big McDonald Resort. In addition, the lake also has an abundance of largemouth bass, crappie, pan fish and bullheads.
Paddle boarding at Big McDonald Resort. Fishing at Big McDonald Resort. Relaxing by the lake at Big McDonald Resort. Sunrise at Big McDonald Resort. Water activities at Big McDonald Resort. The focal point of a retreat to Big McDonald Resort is most likely going to be the lake of its namesake. The 1,000-acre, spring-fed, and crystal-clear Big McDonald Lake is a favorite fishing spot, as well as a haven for canoeing and kayaking. Come out and experience what a Minnesota lake retreat is all about!
Cabin exterior at Big McDonald Resort. Fishing at Big McDonald Resort. Cabin bedroom at Big McDonald Resort. Cabin kitchen at Big McDonald Resort. Accommodations at Big McDonald Resort include eight well-appointed cottage-style cabins. They are all surrounded by well-manicured yards, shaded trees, lighted docks, lawn chairs, picnic tables, barbecues, playground and a clean, sandy beach area. Each cabin has been updated with all the modern fixings to create the perfect "home away from home."
Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 8 units
Nearby City
  • Fargo, ND
Nearby Water
  • Big McDonald Lake
Room
  • Deck
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
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Nearest Airports

  • Chandler Field (AXN) / 53.3 miles
  • Hector International Airport (FAR) / 54.4 miles
  • Benson Municipal Airport (BBB) / 87.3 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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This property is ranked number 6 on Top Otter Tail Resorts. Read about it here.

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