Looking for a unique vacation on one of Minnesota’s great rivers? These river resorts offer great opportunities for people who love to paddle and explore the slow moving rivers. Rivers offer miles of wilderness to explore and are often connected to many lakes so you can get the best of both worlds. Rivers also offer great fishing opportunities for a variety of species including walleye, northern, bass, crappie and other panfish. Browse below to find great Minnesota Resorts located on rivers, a truly unique vacation spot!
Create your family and fishing memories at Niemeyer’s Rugged River Resort. We are located in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area. In the space of one mile, you are off the busy highway and into a tranquil environment surrounded by woods and water. Spread over 100 acres, with a mile of undeveloped shoreline, the resort and RV parks offer family enjoyment, solitude and the unspoiled beauty of the Mississippi River. Once you’ve arrived, it’s hard to believe you are only minutes away from the many activities of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Make us your family tradition!
Get away from it all… Enjoy trophy and sportfishing at its best! Whether you want to go for a trophy to test your angling skills or just for the fun and excitement of catching fish, you are at the right place! Twin River Resort can satisfy the most demanding of fishermen.
Located just three miles east of Lanesboro, Minnesota, Eagle Cliff Campground & Lodging offers something for everyone. Accommodations include riverfront tent sites, electric-only sites, water-electric sites and full hookup sites and a five-room motel on site. Whether you are looking for hotel-style lodging, RV Camping or a place to put your tent, we have accommodations to meet your needs. With the Root River Trail one mile away, and location on the Root River, outdoor activities are an excellent way to experience the beauty of this area.
A Minnesota family vacation at Anchor Inn Resort, located on the shores of the Bowstring River near Spring Lake, Minnesota is like a breath of fresh air…literally! Located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest Anchor Inn is a Minnesota fishing resort that offers guests the opportunity to take a break from the pressures of everyday living and fish, hunt or just relax in the beauty of Minnesota’s northwoods.
Whether staying for 1 night in our studio cabin or a whole week in a cabin with 3 bedrooms, we feel we have the unit you are looking for. River Bend’s Resort offers 13 different cabins to choose from. All units offer air conditioning, flat screen TV’s and cable giving you a place to relax after a great day of fishing. The cabins include full kitchens equipped with pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes, coffee makers and microwaves.
Gold Mine Camp is located on the 49-mile-long Vermilion River, nestled between two portage “waterfalls,” in the wilderness between Lake Vermilion and Crane Lake. The Vermilion River flows north of the Trout Lake Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and eventually empties into Hudson Bay in Canada. Gold Mine has access to approximately 17 miles of navigable river system. Gold Mine Camp is a privacy-plus location. People, other than Gold Mine guests, are rarely seen. Private property in this area is limited and public access is difficult.
All Condo Suites face Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River for spectacular views of the river. Lake Pepin is the largest river lake on the Mississippi and at one time extended all of the way north to St. Paul. The Mississippi River Valley we see today was carved bluff to bluff through the process of receding glacial waters.
Chosen as favorite romantic experience for the state of Minnesota! “Wabasha, where roses, chocolates and river views at the Lofts at the Lofts of Wabasha make it tempting to stay and cuddle in front of the fire…” Eagles on the River, American Lofts and the Historic Anderson House Hotel. Located in the beatuiful Wabasha, MN “City of the Healing Waters”…Mark Twain
Welcome to Ship’s Wheel Resort. A Lake of the Woods resort offering Waterfront Cabins, Charter fishing packages and Ice fishing packages. Ship’s Wheel Resort is located 8 miles from Baudette, MN on the Beautiful Rainy River just a short ride to the Majestic Lake Of The Woods, both well known for their world class fishing. Limits are caught regularly as well as that once in a life time trophy size fish.
Slim’s Resort, a Northern Minnesota Resort Destination, offers comfortable facilities with a range of activities including charter fishing, ice fishing, walleye fishing, small boat rentals, access to snowmobile trails and more. We also offer cabin rentals on the Rainy River and ice fishing houses out on Lake of the Woods.
Riverside Resort is located on the legendary Horseshoe Chain of Lakes in picturesque Richmond, Minnesota. Because we are located only 80 miles northwest of the Mall of America, we are easy on your gas tank. We’re a family oriented fishing and vacation resort offering deluxe cottage rentals, seasonal RV sites, and short-term camping opportunities.
Wabasha, Minnesota is located on the banks of the Mississippi river, home of the National Eagle Center, and the town upon which the ‘Grumpy Old Men’ movies are based. It’s the quintessential small river town and oldest city in Minnesota. We have a great cast of characters that are immensely fun to get to know!
Cross River Lodge, formally known as Moosehorn Lodge, has been purchased by lifelong Gunflint summer resident, John Schloot and his wife Rose and their friend Ken Kormeier. Extensive remodeling has taken place bringing the lodge and it’s cabins and rooms back to the northwoods style of decor. We offer affordable rates along with wireless Internet and we would like to encourage new and previous customers alike to come see our new look and feel.
Frontier Resort is a 2nd generation family resort located on the Ash River in northern Minnesota, a stones throw from Voyageurs National Park and just south of the Ontario border. Kabetogama and Namakan Lakes and some of the best fishing in the upper Midwest is just a short boat ride away! Our location on the river means we have the closest resort access to Sullivan Bay and the main lkes!
Our Family Resort has 11 beautiful log sided Cabins ranging in size from 1,400 sq’ to over 5,600 sq’ and will accommodate from 2 to 38 guests! Lanesboro MN, named one of America’s Prettiest Towns by Forbes Traveler, one of the 50 Best Sports Towns in the Nation by Sports Afield Magazine and the Bed & Breakfast Capitol of Minnesota is located just 5 minutes away on State Highway 16. With the Root River State Bike Trail, the #1 rated trail in the state, winding through our Southern Minnesota Resort and the Root River running along side, there is no better access for fishing, biking, hiking, blading, kayaking or tubing.
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Birchview Resort is a fully licensed and insured vacation retreat for those who know what “total relaxation” is all about. From catching the largest walleyes in the world, to the best cabins in the state, your adventure will start from the moment you throw your bags into your room until the time you check out.
Border View Lodge is located 12 miles north of Baudette, MN at the mouth of the scenic Rainy River as it feeds into Lake of the Woods on the Minnesota/Canadian border. Lake of the Woods, a world class fishing experience, is currently the Walleye Capital of the World, although many other species of fish are plentiful. Lake of the Woods is also known for great numbers of Sauger, trophy Northern Pike, and jumbo Perch.
Ash Trail Lodge, located on the Ash River, is a central gateway to the unspoiled Voyageurs National Park between Lake Kabetogama and Namakan Lake. Voyageurs National Park is our big entertainment! Your vacation playground includes fishing Rainy Lake, Sand Point Lake and Crane Lake, not to mention the hundreds of islands, bays, rock formations, wildlife, eagles, sandy beaches & day use sites available to you just as they were when the Voyageurs traveled here a few hundred years ago. Since the late 1930’s Ash Trail Lodge has been hosting fishermen, hunters, family reunions & snowmobile enthusiasts.
Come explore beautiful Bluff Country, tucked away in the trees on your trip to the the Hidden Bluffs Resort. Offering the perfect family getaway for fun and relaxing time away from it all. Located southeast of the Twin Cities with easy access to adventure on the Root River, at the Niagara & Mystery Caves, Amish Communities, Kayaking, Tubing, Hunting & Four-wheeling!
Situated on the banks of both the Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River in the heart of the “Walleye Capital of the World”, the Wigwam Resort offers access to year round hunting and fishing opportunities unlike anywhere else in the country. Whether you are a fisherman pursuing world class Walleye, Sauger, and Sturgeon or a hunter after deer, bear or geese, you can find these and more in abundance in Northern Minnesota.
Located in the heart of scenic wilderness country, Vermilion River Cottages, is 21 miles northeast of Cook, Minnesota. Vermilion River Cottages is a unique family resort that offers our guests access to three of the highest rated wilderness and recreation attractions in Northern Minnesota. Quality fishing is available for the serious trophy fisherman or for those who just want to throw a line in and spend the day on the water.
Wheelers Point Resort is located where the Rainy River enters Lake of the Woods, the Walleye Capitol of North America. We’re a year round, full service resort with fully equipped modern cabins, bar and grill, fishing charter service, ice fishing houses, sleeper houses, hunting setups, along with boat and pontoon rentals.
One of the finest Minnesota Resorts hugging the shoreline of beautiful Birch Lake and 10 minutes from the quaint town of Ely, the “Naturally Superior” setting of River Point Resort® & Outfitting Co. offers what no other “Up North” destination can. An incredible secluded wilderness peninsula, the unspoiled shoreline of 20-mile long Birch Lake, a direct paddle to the amazing million acre Boundary Waters, and a magic all its own.
Welcome to Elkhorn Outfitter’s Rainy River Resort. We are your Number One Base Camp to Lake of the Woods! We are a year round full service fishing resort located 10 miles north of Baudette, on the Rainy River. With Lake of the Woods being the Walleye Capital of the World, you are sure to have great experience. Sturgeon, Northern Pike, Sauger, Perch, and Small Mouth Bass
We are open year round! We are set-up like a Motel with 4 Kitchenettes and 5 Basic Motel Rooms on the Riverside of Highway 11. We also have 1 Kitchenette and 4 Basic Motel Rooms on the other side of Highway 11. We offer a dock for all fishermen to use and it also has a fish cleaning facility. We do offer a fish cleaning facility on the other side of the road for the winter months that is also heated.
Make no mistake: At Sportsman’s Lodges’ three locations, the focus is on the fishing. Discriminating anglers around the U.S. and the globe know that. But you can come to Sportsman’s and catch some rays. View some of the most pristine Minnesota pines in our Lake of the Woods location. Catch a full throttle of snowmobiling in the winter or boating in the summer. Even catch a peaceful night’s sleep in the slumber that comes in our wooded seclusion.
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