Rainy Lake is well known for it’s great fishing and endless waters but there are also many trails to explore in Voyageurs National Park along with some historic sites along the way. Take the family on a fun boat tour, check out he local ATV trails, canoe or kayak the lake, hit a local golf course or even try a houseboat vacation. Also enjoy great winter activities like ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing and local events like the Ice Box Days. Find local dining, shopping, arts, crafts and events nearby in International Falls. Plan your next Minnesota Vacation at Rainy Lake, explore below to find great resorts and area lodging options.
The Thunderbird Lodge on Rainy Lake offers you true wilderness and a world class fishery. Rainy Lake has over 212,000 acres of waterways with 929 miles of shoreline with another 635 miles around 1,600 islands. The Thunderbird Lodge is only 1/2 mile from the entrance to Voyageurs National Park. We are a Full Service Resort offering lodging accommodations – both rooms and cabins, fishing, snowmobiling and a Marina, and a Dining Room and Lounge with services for Banquets & Group Meetings.
Northernaire Houseboats specializes in Rainy Lake Houseboat vacation rentals in Minnesota. Houseboating on Rainy Lake is truly unique as it is a scenic border lake located in Voyageurs National Park. Rainy Lake’s waters are both in Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. It is the largest lake in Voyageurs National Park spanning 73 miles in one direction. Voyageurs National Park is strewn with glacial rock, rugged terrain, scattered beaches, abundant wildlife… and no roads! A Minnesota Houseboat rental vacation can offer you the perfect combination of excitement and solitude.
Our Lodge is nestled in Northern Minnesota on the shores of beautiful Rainy Lake. We overlook majestic Voyageurs National Park and are located just 12 miles East of International Falls.Our cabins range in size from a quaint one bedroom log cabin up to a large 6 bedroom 2 bath retreat. We also offer lodge rooms and have a full service restaurant over looking beautiful Rainy Lake. We also offer a full service marina with floating docks and boat rentals with prime access to great fishing on Rainy Lake.
Our fully equipped Rainy Lake Houseboat vacation rentals provide you with total freedom to explore these waterways as the mood moves you. Discover hidden bays and intimate islands. Rest on the sun-warmed sands of a secluded cove. Marvel at the sprawling landscape spread before your houseboat bow. Feel the lake beckoning you to roam further. Be serenaded by wilderness sounds as you gather fresh blueberries for morning pancakes.
Tara’s Wharf is an ideal space for family vacations and celebrations as well as for professionally catered events. Bask in the sun on our spacious semi-private deck or relax in the shade of our two-bedroom Spruce Suite. Being just steps away from Rainy Lake gives easy access for boat launching or dock fishing.
Our unique cottages are located two miles east of International Falls in the small village of Ranier where a historical cantilevered bridge is the meeting place of Rainy River and Rainy Lake – truly the gateway to Voyageurs National Park. Choose a vintage cottage located in the quaint village of Ranier, Minnesota, two miles east of International Falls and uniquely bordered by Rainy Lake and Rainy River. The cottages are within a short walk to the best lake access and public beaches in the area.
Located 10 miles east of International Falls, Minnesota, on spectacular Rainy Lake, Sha Sha Resort is nestled on the tip of a wooded island named for Chief Sha Sha who fished and hunted in the area during the days of the Voyageurs. Whether you are enjoying the pristine wilderness, relaxing in one of our 9 comfortable cabins, admiring the abundant wildlife and stunning views, finding the perfect souvenir in our gift shop, enjoying a delicious meal at Sha Sha Bar and Grill, or exploring the area’s attractions, a stay at Sha Sha Resort offers a unique vacation experience unlike anywhere else in the world.
On beautiful Rainy Lake, Camp Idlewood offers everything you need to enjoy your family vacation. Located just six miles east of International Falls, Minnesota, our nine fully furnished, newly remodeled cabins are equipped with all of the comforts of home. Enjoy our beach, sauna, and canoe or rent a boat and motor to experience the natural beauty of this spectacular lake.