Looking for a great resort on your next Minnesota vacation? Browse below for some of the top rated resorts in the state! We have taken guest surveys, gathered rating information from all the top review sites and checked out all the amenities. These resorts aren’t just the biggest or the most family friendly, they each have something unique about them that sets them apart from the rest. You will find many of the larger resorts with top of the line lodging and amenities, many smaller mom & pop resorts along with some hidden gems. We hate to try and rank such amazing properties so please note that these great resorts are loaded in random order. Choose one or try and plan to hit them all, you won’t be disappointed!
Open year round, and located halfway between Longville and Remer next to the Chippewa National Forest, we offer a Minnesota family resort environment in a quiet, peaceful setting on a crystal clear lake. Surrounded by the tall pines of the Northwoods you can fish, swim, golf, play, or just relax and get away from your daily routine. Weekly activites for the kids include the very popular Kids Fishing Contest, the marshmallow social at the community firepit and the Longville Turtle Races. We specialize in creating memorable vacations for family and friends.
Lutsen Mountains offers the Midwest’s only true mountain ski area experience. Four interconnected peaks overlooking Lake Superior bring big mountain skiing with Up North authenticity. Whether you’re looking for a family ski holiday, a romantic retreat or a weekend ski or snowboard getaway with friends, you’ll discover a real mountain vacation at Lutsen. Your True North.
Giants Ridge is the #1-rated family vacation destination in Minnesota. Located north of Duluth in the majestic Superior National Forest of the Mesabi Iron Range, Giants Ridge offers incredible four-season fun and adventure for every level of outdoor enthusiast. In the summer, you’ll enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer from championship golf at two of the country’s most beautiful and award-winning public courses. In the winter, Giants Ridge is the Midwest’s top-rated ski and snowboard hot-spot. Here, snow adventures are always in action, offering 35 downhill ski runs, over 60 km of the finest-groomed nordic ski trails and the best snowboarding terrain park in Minnesota!
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.
Minnesota’s real secret lies in its lake culture. Those who come here know it’s a place of many faces: a water sports playground, quintessential cabin experience, and four-season vacation destination. Dramatic lake vistas and casual elegance are the hallmarks of Quarterdeck, one of the finest boutique resorts in the Brainerd Lakes area, situated on 27 acres of Gull Lake’s west shore.
Explore the variety of vacation packages available at Madden’s on Gull Lake—a Minnesota Luxury Resort. Golf deals, romantic getaways, spa retreats, and family vacation experiences await at the number-one vacation destination in the midwest! Learn more about our all-inclusive packages, golf courses, recreational facilities, and more. Golf The Classic, Minnesota’s number one course! Package includes golf on The Classic, Pine Beach East and West courses, and much more.
For over 90 years Breezy Point Resort has built its reputation as the Minnesota 4-season vacation destination for families, golf groups, conferences and weddings. Our Minnesota resort guests from throughout the Midwest and Canada enjoy their wide choice of lodging options, great food in 4 distinctively different restaurants and superior service. Our state-of-the-art conference center hosts groups up to 450 with style. Let’s not forget golf vacations! Breezy Point Resort has 3 spectacular golf courses, including Deacon’s Lodge, the premier championship course in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota.
Fair Hills Resort is a family vacation destination open from May through September. We offer family “sports weeks” during June, July and August. Fair Hills also has conference, event and wedding facilities available during the entire season. Fair Hills Resort is more than just a vacation destination, it is a vacation family. The staff at Fair Hills strive to provide an environment that makes you feel at home. Our guests tell us they keep coming back for many reasons, including the tradition of reuniting with friends and family.
Cragun’s is the largest year-round resort in Brainerd, MN offering more of everything for your vacation – at the best value! What can you enjoy while at Cragun’s, aside from the mile-long sandy beaches of Gull Lake? Check out our activities sure to excite both young and young-at-heart guests. Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd Minnesota has it all, including being named “Property of the Year” by Minnesota Innkeepers and a “Top Ten Resort” by Midwest Living.
A Minnesota Family Resort Vacation — the tradition of going “Up North” to a cozy cabin on a scenic lake in the Northwoods, relaxing and enjoying time with family and new friends, and making memories that will last a lifetime — this is what a resort vacation at Eagle Nest Lodge is all about. Come visit us in Northern Minnesota! Choosing the perfect Minnesota family resort for your family’s next vacation can be a daunting task, but we believe we make it easy to choose Eagle Nest Lodge because of our perfect mix of resort amenities, unmatched natural beauty and personalized customer service.
Classic Northwoods cottages hand-crafted by the Ludlow family and updated with every expected amenity. Your vacation starts with a luxury, hand-crafted cottage on our private island on Lake Vermilion in Northern Minnesota. You’ll get a personalized, full-service vacation with world-class recreation, natural beauty, and a northern Minnesota ambiance for all ages. Our cabins have multiple baths, wood-burning fireplaces, decks and screened porches. All are situated under a canopy of pine and birch trees within 50 feet of the water.
The forested lake country of Vermilion offers splendid scenery and adventure. White Eagle is your platform for a great resort vacations – done in comfort. We offer private lake home cabin experiences within a fully-serviced resort setting. We provide everything needed for a carefree family or fishing hiatus. Meticulously cared for accommodations plus the best of Vermilion boat and pontoon rentals equals the beginning of a vacation your family and friends will love.
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.
We’re located on Lake Vermilion, one of Minnesota’s most pristine bodies of water. Vermilion is known for its great fishing, including muskies, walleyes, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegills, crappies and perch. The scenery is breathtaking, a rocky, hilly landscape that was sculpted by glaciers. Our 19 cabins accommodate from two to 15 people, with many featuring fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Guests have the option of having their meals cooked by the resort’s chef on our American plan.
Get away from it all at our beautiful nature-inspired resort in northern Minnesota. Sparkling lake views, an 18-hole championship golf course, indoor waterpark, excellent food, and year-round activities make for a perfect getaway for families, weddings, retreats, meetings, and anyone else who just needs a break.
The historic Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake has been providing our guests with memorable vacations since 1916. It is our mission to continue the legacy of high standard of service, dedicated staff, and unique atmosphere that has been upheld for 100 years. Explore a variety of activities, two championship golf courses, the rejuvenating Glacial Waters Spa, a collection of distinctive dining venues and some of the best accommodations in the state.
The classic Minnesota resort experience for more than a century. Make it your tradition. Twenty-six lovely cottages nicely spaced on 2,000 feet of Vermilion’s finest frontage. Cabins have sundecks, full kitchens, and great views. Most have fireplaces and dishwashers. Enjoy comprehensive children’s program, sailboats,hydro- bikes, sea kayaks, wind surfers, canoes, and paddle boats at no charge. Large fleet of power boats available in full-service harbor. Expansive sand beach, playground, campfire ring, nature trail, library. Golf minutes away.
Make tracks to Aspen Resort….one of the finest family resorts in Northern Minnesota. Come enjoy our new log lodge with stone fireplace, central air conditioning, wireless internet, game room, and gift shop… or relax in our outdoor heated pool and hot tub overlooking our unique unspoiled wilderness setting on Pelican Lake.
Nestled in a private cove on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior, Lutsen Resort awaits you with historic charm, modern comforts and a classic resort experience. From romantic getaways and weddings to family vacations and girlfriend getaways, Lutsen Resort is the perfect place to savor Minnesota’s North Shore.
Welcome to Caribou Highlands Lodge, an all-season resort nestled in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains in legendary Lutsen. The mountain views from our lodge rooms, condos, townhomes and spacious four-bedroom Poplar Ridge log homes are inspiring, as are the vistas of Lake Superior from the top of Moose Mountain. Come see it.
Located just 2 hours north of the Twin Cities, 1 hour west of the Twin Ports and 45 minutes south of Grand Rapids, it’s a premier Minnesota resort community located in the heart of northern Minnesota’s vacationland on Big Sandy Lake. You will find more than you’ve ever dreamed! Big Sandy Lodge is a perfect combination of a lakeside retreat with comfortable accommodations. Book your stay for a special night, romantic getaway, stay-cation or a special event.
At Minnesota Sunset Shores Resort, we are working hard to make this vacation to the lake your very best. We have lots of kids activities including a sandcastle building contest on the beach. We look forward to seeing kids on the beach building away at their works of art. Whether they are 1 year or 81, everyone has fun playing in the sand. We strive to provide opportunities for families to come closer together playing together. Sure fishing is fun, but there is so much else to do at the lake.
Located on a heavily wooded peninsula bordering the United States and Canada, Voyageur Park Lodge offers the best of Northwood’s hospitality. This beautiful resort is hidden on the shores of Lake Kabetogama – an ancient glacier -carved lake, one of the large, pristine lakes of Voyageurs National Park.
Kavanaugh’s, a Minnesota resort that invites you to discover the difference pride can make in your next vacation. Ours is a family resort, owned and operated with a spirit of pride in offering the finest accommodations, and warm hospitality to our guests. Excellence is a family tradition at Kavanaugh’s. And it shows in everything we do. From immaculate vacation lodgings to an array of world-class recreational options, from golf to boating, biking to fishing, antique shopping, to snowmobiling. Our four season resort, located in Brainerd Minnesota, has something to offer everyone.
The Ruttger family has been welcoming folks like you to their premier Bay Lake resort in northern Minnesota for more than a century. Much has changed over the years, but the essence of Ruttger’s resorts near Brainerd remains the same… The peace of a scenic lake shore sunset, time spent golfing, fishing and relaxing with the ones you love, a good meal, and the welcoming smile of an old friend.
Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters is a classic resort nestled into the heavy forest on the south shore of Gunflint Lake. Lakeside fireplace cabins, ranging in size from one to five bedroom are scattered along the shore adjacent to the main lodge where the registration and dining room is located. The cabins are very nice and comfortable, having a fireplace in the living room, nice sleeping queen and king sized beds, full kitchens, private saunas, and many have a washer/dryer and a spa tub.
Explore our distinguished lakeside family of resorts – Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, Surfside on Lake Superior, and Temperance Landing — each offering warm and friendly hospitality and unlimited access to the very best of Minnesota’s North Shore. No place brings you closer to Lake Superior and to each other than the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Discover unforgettable outdoor and indoor experiences complemented by breathtaking Lake Superior views, luxurious amenities, culinary excellence, and one-of-a-kind accommodations. Plan your North Shore vacation getaway here.
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Plan your escape to The Pines of Kabetogama Resort. An impressive expanse of the Northwoods with an exquisite collection of recently remodeled cabins and spacious RV campsites nestled in the towering pines at the shoreline of Lake Kabetogama. Owned by world travelers dedicated to showcasing Voyageurs National Park and surrounding waterways.
Immerse yourself in Northern Minnesota comfort at Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center, a stunning choice in Ely, MN hotels. Located in the scenic Up North wilderness, our four-season resort boasts comfortable, spacious lodgings and stunning panoramic views of Shagawa Lake. Whether you’ve come to Ely for a family vacation, a much-deserved getaway, or a productive business retreat, Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center provides a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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Chase on the Lake is nestled on the shores of Leech Lake, in the heart of downtown Walker, MN. Historic and unique, it offers elegance and charm, mixed in with the warmth of a 1st class resort venue. Beautiful classic and lake view hotel rooms, along with state of the art and gorgeous 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom condos, ensure a memorable stay at Chase on the Lake.
For more than a century, Arnesen’s has been a top Minnesota family-friendly resort. Great fishing and a relaxing vacation on Lake of the Woods await! Relax in one of our comfortable lodging options. Our housekeeping cabins have complete kitchens with utensils, satellite television, BBQ grills, picnic tables, linens, and other conveniences. The cabins range in size from one to four bedrooms. We also have seasonal lots and a large campground.
Whether looking for stillness, quietude and refuge, or a launch point for North Shore adventure, Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior is your place to celebrate the immense beauty and natural enormity of the planet’s greatest lake. Our North Shore cottages are tucked away in 40 acres of private woods, south of Two Harbors, MN, with 1,300 feet of Lake Superior beachfront shoreline.
Make Our Home Yours. Come north and experience spectacular sunsets and a network of crystal blue never-ending waterways. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the unique beauty of Crane Lake at Voyagaire Lodge. We are nestled amongst towering pine trees and miles of pristine northern Minnesota natural shoreline.
Come experience the history of Nisswa’s birthplace at our fabulous new 4-season resort! A Minnesota vacation that will bring your family closer together. Located in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area, Nisswa is a favorite place for shopping and spending time with the family. While at the resort take advantage of our many amenities, or just lay back and take the time to reflect. It is easy to see the possibilities when you’re relaxed and stress free.
Whether it’s an extended getaway with the family or a quick weekend adventure with a loved one, Sugar Lake Lodge is truly one of the best resorts Minnesota has to offer. Our premium resort activities, delicious dining, and cozy accommodations nestled along the crystal-blue waters of Sugar Lake will have you soaking up the warm summer rays and feeling Northwoods vibes – a true ‘Minnesota getaway’.
A family owned and operated resort in Park Rapids, Minnesota, just minutes away from Itasca State Park. Personalized care and service by our exceptional staff await your arrival. Our northern Minnesota resort has a heated pool, beautiful sand beach, and lots of kids activities. Our staff strives to create an exciting Minnesota lake vacation where your family will make many timeless memories. We have 19 housekeeping cabins on the lake that are clean, modern, and can accommodate group sizes ranging from small families to large reunions. Spacious grounds feature beautifully manicured gardens, creating the perfect setting for your family to reconnect and unwind from the hustle of everyday life.
Featuring a variety of studio and condominium units, Eagle Ridge Resort is set amidst the peaceful Sawtooth Mountain where guests play by day and relax by night. Each of our units has been designed to complement the natural beauty of the surrounding Superior National Forest. All rooms overlook Moose Mountain and the Poplar River Valley. Eagle Ridge Resort is within walking distance to all Lutsen Mountains amenities and services.
Boyd Lodge is an award winning year-round Minnesota resort in Crosslake Minnesota specializing in family vacations, couple’s packages and group resort getaways in the woods and lakes area of Minnesota. Located on the Whitefish Lake Chain of 14 Lakes, Boyd Lodge has something for everyone – toddlers, teenagers and adults. As a Minnesota fishing resort our location is perfect for a family fishing vacation! Or, just relax and unwind in one of our spacious loft cabins or cottages and enjoy our friendly atmosphere and the great views of our lakes and woods.
Refresh, relax, restore, reconnect… this is what awaits your arrival at Grand Superior Lodge, a Lake Superior resort on the North Shore. This prime lakefront resort is the perfect all-season getaway destination for couples to large groups. Our grand, authentic log resort hugs the shore of this inland sea amongst aged pines and mature birch and aspen. It is classic “Northern Minnesota” in its north woods location and all of the cabins, log homes, lodge rooms and lakeside suites surround you in a charmingly warm, north woods décor.
With two beautiful lake shores, fourteen cozy cabins, and world class dining, Lost Lake Lodge is the perfect place to make your family’s memories. Just bring your clothes and your favorite people – we provide the rest. Come and experience luxury at the lake. You are right in the middle of the Brainerd Lakes area action if you want to be, or amongst nature, away from it all. It has wonderful cabins with the ‘Up North rustic’ feel, but all the modern amenities.