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During the winter months in Minnesota a.k.a. “The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes” becomes a winter wonderland for snowmobile enthusiasts. As the lakes and rivers entirely freeze over to the point of being able to travel on top of them safely, you’ll find endless opportunities to drive your sled. This factor combines with the miles and miles of professionally manicured trails that make their way through Minnesota's dense wilderness, making for a one-of-a-kind snowmobiling adventure. If you're in need of instruction, equipment or parts, Minnesota has all of these in abundance, no matter where you are in the state. In fact, Polaris, one of the world's leading snowmobile producers, calls Minnesota their home. The land is dotted with beautiful resorts and lodges that make for the ideal home base for any snowmobiling excursion. Now follow with your favorite travel guides at ResortsandLodges.com as we look at some of the best snowmobiling resorts in the entire state of Minnesota.
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Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats

Crane Lake, Minnesota

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Deep in the postcard like wilderness of far Northern Minnesota, lies the snowmobilers oasis, known as Voyagaire Lodge.Being located near the edge of Voyageurs National Park gives the Voyagaire Lodge some heavy... read more

Deep in the postcard like wilderness of far Northern Minnesota, lies the snowmobilers oasis, known as Voyagaire Lodge.

Being located near the edge of Voyageurs National Park gives the Voyagaire Lodge some heavy advantages over other snowmobiling destinations. First, the stunning natural surroundings of the park are a sight to behold and second, there is direct access to the miles and miles of expertly maintained snowmobile riding trails that are within the park. At the lodge itself, you’ll find all the comforts of home, plus much more. They have lake homes, lodge rooms and cabins for rental during the winter, which are perfect for any snowmobile trip. Each rental is fully furnished, beautifully designed and decorated with a rustic lodge influence, leaving each guest with an overall feeling of rest and relaxation. In-room amenities vary between rentals but include items such as full kitchens, propane grills, comfortable beds, soft linens and more. Voyagaire Lodge is the perfect home base for you next snowmobiling adventure. They have Minnesota made Polaris sled rentals, parts, oil and gas to keep you going. The lodge is conveniently located on one of the best snowmobile riding trail systems in the country, all you need to do is start your sled and go. Don't forget to check out on site restaurant and Broken Skeg Bar, both are a great place to relax after a long day of riding. Let Voyagaire Lodge help you plan a snowmobile trip that you’ll never forget and contact them today!

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Voyagaire Lodge 7576 Gold Coast Rd. Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725

Related activities

Snowmobiling is not the only thing to do in Northern Minnesota during the winter. Try your hand at snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross country skiing, winter photography and much more.

Fun facts

During the first Saturday each March, Voyagaire Lodge hosts The Great Crane Lake Challenge. This is a event where competitors try to set the the record for fastest snowmobile. In fact in March of 2015 the records for fastest snowmobile was set here.

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Big Sandy Lodge & Resort

McGregor, Minnesota

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Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is a superb destination regardless of season, but it might excel when the months get a little chilly!The winter season brings fresh powder snow for all manner of activity- for some... read more

Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is a superb destination regardless of season, but it might excel when the months get a little chilly!

The winter season brings fresh powder snow for all manner of activity- for some exercise you'll want to participate in the Lodge's multitude of physical activity fun! Get out in the wilderness and try your hand at cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or ice fishing. Or perhaps you'd prefer to see the countryside with some horsepower between your legs? Big Sandy has two snowmobiles available for rent, so that's always an option! Afterwards, sink into a cozy evening next to a fireplace and let your mind wander. You made the right decision coming to Big Sandy!

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20534 487th St, McGregor, MN 55760

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The resort is on the edge of the Savanna State Forest and is just 10 miles from the town center!

Highlights

Other amenities include a boat dock, a deck with lake views, and walking trails, plus activities such as fishing, kayaking and biking.

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With an abundance of nearby snowmobile trails and winter activities, Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort, has everything you need to make your dream riding trip a reality.On the Southeastern shore of the sprawling Lake... read more

With an abundance of nearby snowmobile trails and winter activities, Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort, has everything you need to make your dream riding trip a reality.

On the Southeastern shore of the sprawling Lake Mille Lacs, lies the comfortable confines of Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort. During the winter, the resort becomes a hub for outdoor winter activities, especially snowmobiling. Within close proximity to the resort you’ll have access to numerous riding trails including Minnesota Soo Line Trail, Red Top ATV Trail, Ted Bruin Adventure Trail, Solana State Forest and more. While Appeldoorn’s doesn't have snowmobile rentals on-site, they will direct you to any rentals, equipment or fuel that you’ll need for your riding trip. For lodging, Appeldoorn’s has a spectrum of 29 different cabins for you to choose from. No matter if your group is large or small, the resort has the accommodations to fit your needs. Each cabin is fully furnished and outfitted to fit your needs. They have all the comforts of home including spacious living areas, fireplaces, comfortable furniture, full kitchens and the list goes on. If you're looking for other activities in addition to riding, you're in luck. Ice fishing is a very popular activity once the ice is thick enough, snowshoe through the scenic wilderness or strap on you cross country skis for a unique vista of the wilderness. With so much to offer, Appeldoorn’s is a unique winter destination. To get your riding trip revved and running, get in touch with their helpfull staff to see what they can do for you.

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Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort 45401 Mille Lacs Pkwy Isle, Minnesota 56342

Fun facts

Lake Mille Lacs is a world renowned fishing destination. The lake has large population of fish including Crappie, Sunfish, Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass and much more.

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If you need a memorable location for your next event look no further than Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort. They have a 2,500 square foot ballroom that can be customized to your needs as well as premium sound system, catering kitchen, interactive display and more.

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Hidden away on 23 acres of picturesque Northern Minnesota landscape, Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort is a world class resort and a great place to launch your next snowmobiling vacation.Since 1969 Kavanaugh’s... read more

Hidden away on 23 acres of picturesque Northern Minnesota landscape, Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort is a world class resort and a great place to launch your next snowmobiling vacation.

Since 1969 Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort has been providing year round memorable experiences for all of their patrons. Being the only resort on Sylvan Lake, means privacy and plenty of room to enjoy the activities that the area has to offer. The winter season is an especially fun for fans of snowmobiling at Kavanaugh’s. The resort is located near a network of groomed and maintained trails, including a rare lighted trail, that runs the length of Gull Lake. If you're in need of equipment, parts or training the resort can put you in direct contact with a local equipment rental service. Snowmobiling is not the only winter activity you’ll find here. The area is home to over 240 miles of cross country ski trails that wind through the postcard like wilderness. Snowshoeing is another popular activity and its a great way to get a workout and explore the area. You’ll even find downhill skiing at nearby Mount Ski Gull. The accommodations at the resort are second to none in the area. They have 50 condos that come in a variety of layouts that can house groups of various sizes. Each room is tastefully decorated and designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. Bring some fun into your next winter getaway and make the journey to Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort, you won't be disappointed!

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1685 Kavanaugh Dr. Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Fun facts

Sylvan Lake is located in the heart of beautiful Minnesota Lake Country. The lake has a surface area of roughly 900 acres and features game fish such as bass, pike and walleye.

Related Onsite Offerings

If you're interested in an extended stay at the resort, you're in luck. They offer special executive rental units that are furnished and outfitted for longer stays. Contact their knowledgeable staff to see availability of these special rentals.

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Elbow Lake Lodge

Cook, Minnesota

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If you want the snowmobiling experience of a lifetime, look no further than Elbow Lake Resort and it's surrounding trails!Featuring some of the most memorable runs in the state, a snowmobiling trip to Elbow Lake is... read more

If you want the snowmobiling experience of a lifetime, look no further than Elbow Lake Resort and it's surrounding trails!

Featuring some of the most memorable runs in the state, a snowmobiling trip to Elbow Lake is a commitment to the pinnacle of winter fun. When you aren't tearing up the trails, you'll be warming up in your exquisite accommodations. One, two, and three room suites are available, or (for big families) grab a rustic cabin. Don’t just have a run-of-the-mill vacation; have an Elbow Lake vacation!

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3975 Kennedy Rd, Cook, MN 55723

Highlights

Mini-golf is absolutely free!

Fun facts

The city of Cook was initially known as "Little Fork"

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Good Ol' Days Resort

Nisswa, Minnesota

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As a four-season resort, Good Ol' Days welcomes guests year-round. Winter just happens to be one of those four seasons, and is perhaps the best time to visit!The heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area is famous for its... read more

As a four-season resort, Good Ol' Days welcomes guests year-round. Winter just happens to be one of those four seasons, and is perhaps the best time to visit!

The heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area is famous for its spectacular snowmobiling, and Good Ol' Days takes full advantage of it. From the lake's shores you'll be treated to spectacular views of wildlife and the tranquil winter landscape. Zoom through field and stream and take in peaceful vistas that the tranquil winter environment provides. Snowshoeing, ice fishing, and ice skating are also available onsite if snowmobiling isn't really your thing. If you need to warm up, go relax inside your completely renovated cottage or the cozy lodge. Sit by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa and recharge your batteries for another fun (and snow) filled day!

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26050 Oak Ln, Nisswa, MN 56468

Related activities

The resort lies less than a mile from downtown Nisswa.

Related Onsite Offerings

Other amenities include volleyball and basketball courts, a fire pit, grills and a fish cleaning station.

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Hungry Jack Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Welcome to snowmobile heaven! There are over 350 miles of primed snowmobiling trails in the Grand Marais and Gunflint Trail area of Minnesota, available for your pleasure.Hungry Jack Lodge is located on one of the... read more

Welcome to snowmobile heaven! There are over 350 miles of primed snowmobiling trails in the Grand Marais and Gunflint Trail area of Minnesota, available for your pleasure.

Hungry Jack Lodge is located on one of the groomed snowmobile trails of the Gunflint Snowmobile system, which caters to those looking for easy access to winter adventure! The available snowmobile routes include the Canadian Border on Lake Saganaga, Grand Portage Snowmobile Trail, and the North Shore Snowmobile Trail.

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372 Hungry Jack Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604

Fun facts

Hungry Jack Lodge was built in 1919.

Related Onsite Offerings

Offering quiet seclusion, the cabins, all named after a woodland animal, sleep from two to 20. They include a full bath, fireplace, deck, and grill.

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Just outside of Ely, in far Northern Minnesota, Timber Trail Lodge & Resort is a snowmobiling hub with excellent amenities and accommodations.Timber Trail Lodge & Resort is a unique location if you're... read more

Just outside of Ely, in far Northern Minnesota, Timber Trail Lodge & Resort is a snowmobiling hub with excellent amenities and accommodations.

Timber Trail Lodge & Resort is a unique location if you're looking for winter fun and a prime opportunity to ride. The resort is deep in the breathtaking expanse of wilderness known as The Superior National Forest. As you arrive, no matter where you look you're greeted by stunning panoramic vistas. Location is another key element of this being a top snowmobiling destination. One of the top 10 riding trails on the planet, The Tomahawk Trail, runs directly through the grounds of the resort. This is only one of three American Trails to make the list. While there are no snowmobile rentals on-site, they can point you in the right direction for supplies, rentals and fuel. Another popular wintertime activity is dog sledding. The resort has partnered with a local dog sledding operation to give visitors like you the chance to experience this one-of-a-kind sport. If that doesn't quench your thirst for winter fun then try ice skating, cross country skiing, downhill skiing (40 minute drive) and the Minnesota favorite, ice fishing. Accommodations at Timber Trail Lodge & Resort are comfortable, spacious, relaxing and are filled with all the comforts you're accustomed to at home. They have 18 different cabins that vary in size and layout, rest assured they have the ideal lodging for your group. Turn your average snowmobiling trip into one you and your group will never forget and make your reservation with Timber Trail Lodge & Resort now!

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Timber Trail Lodge & Resort 629 Kawishiwi Trail Ely, Minnesota 55731

Fun facts

The Superior National Forest has the highest and lowest elevation points in the entire state of Minnesota. In addition, it is the fourth largest National Forest in America.

Related Onsite Offerings

Timber Trail Lodge & Resort has specials and deals for visitors looking for winter adventure. Get in touch with their great customer service staff to find out which special or deal applies to you and your group.

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Skyport Lodge

Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Skyport Lodge is the best snowmobile destination in the Grand Marais/Gunflint Trail area! While staying at the lodge, guests get the opportunity to snowmobile along hundreds of miles of groomed trails.Make Skyport... read more

Skyport Lodge is the best snowmobile destination in the Grand Marais/Gunflint Trail area! While staying at the lodge, guests get the opportunity to snowmobile along hundreds of miles of groomed trails.

Make Skyport Lodge an overnight stop on a long trip or enjoy the lodge as a base-camp for your North Shore snowmobile adventures. If you didn’t bring snowmobiles with you, rentals are available from Steve’s Sports in Grand Marais. There is more to do in winter besides snowmobiling if it’s not your thing. Try dog sledding on Devil Track Lake, ice fish for walleye and white fish off Gunflint Trail, or downhill ski on the nearby Lutsen Mountains. Warm up after a long day of winter activities by having a meal at the Raven Rock Grill. Then it’s time to relax in one of their six cozy lodge rooms or three 3-bedroom cabin rentals. Let Skyport Lodge host your next snowmobiling adventure and experience an unforgettable North Woods getaway!

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205 Fireweed Ln Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604

Highlights

Lookout for Minnesota wildlife! Moose, wolves, foxes, black bears, loons, beavers, otters, and bald eagles are among the many animals that are found on the property and in the area.

Related Onsite Offerings

Being only eight miles from downtown Grand Marais, the lodge is close to the many art galleries and shops that populate the area. You can also find dining and live music.

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Boyd Lodge

Crosslake, Minnesota

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Tucked away in heart of the Whitefish Lake Chain of 14 Lakes, Boyd Lodge offers comfortable accommodations, scenic surroundings and a impressive snowmobiling experience.Regardless of when you choose to visit Boyd... read more

Tucked away in heart of the Whitefish Lake Chain of 14 Lakes, Boyd Lodge offers comfortable accommodations, scenic surroundings and a impressive snowmobiling experience.

Regardless of when you choose to visit Boyd Lodge, you're bound to have a great fun filled adventure. During the winter Boyd Lodge and the encompassing natural wilderness, become a haven for snowmobile enthusiasts. The resort is located near the Paul Bunyan Trail, which is 100 miles in length and regionally known for being one of the top riding trails in the state. Boyd Lodge stands ready to help you with the logistics of your trip. They can line up snowmobile rentals and point out places to see and good trails to ride. At the lodge you’ll find a selection of 22 different cabins and cottages for rental. No matter the size of the group they have the ideal lodging for you. Each rental is furnished and decorated with rustic luxury as the main influence. You’ll be feeling right at home with their in-room amenities that include full kitchens, large living spaces, fireplaces, full bathrooms, beautiful views of the wilderness and soft beds. In addition to snowmobiling, you find plenty of fun cold weather activities. The lodge has five miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing, plenty of opportunities to see the surroundings via snowshoes and it is one of the top ice fishing areas in the entire state. When all's said and done, head back to the lodge for dip in the whirlpool, relax in the sauna or rest in front of a warm fireplace. Get in touch with their friendly staff today to begin to plan your ultimate winter adventure!

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36539 Silver Peak Rd Cross Lake, Minnesota 56442

Fun facts

Back in 1967 Boyd Lodge opened its doors for business. Beginning as a fishing resort, the lodge has grown into one of the premier overall Northern Minnesota experiences.

Related Onsite Offerings

Boyd Lodge offers selection of deals and packages for visitors. Get in touch with their helpful staff to figure out if any deals or packages apply to your next getaway.

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