Are you looking for a beautiful place to get away from it all this winter? A beautiful tropical destination complete with white sand beaches isn’t in the cards for many of us. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have an amazing winter vacation without straying too far from home. Minnesota is home to many incredible and beautiful lodges that are perfect for a winter getaway. These 10 lodges in Minnesota will keep you cozy this winter.
1. Arrowwood Resort - Alexandria
Guests at Arrowwood have a few options when it comes to booking their stay. You can spend your time in a cozy room in the main resort building, or you can rent a townhome or cottage. Depending on the level of privacy you desire, you'll be able to find just what you're looking for. And when you're not in your room, you can enjoy the quiet beauty of winter up north - or have some fun at the indoor waterpark.
2. Bluefin Bay - Tofte
Like the Arrowwood Resort, Bluefin Bay guests have their choice of cozy and comfortable lodging options when they book a stay at this beautiful resort. From lakeside townhomes to luxury log homes, guests will not be disappointed in their stay. Even better, Bluefin Bay is found along the shores of Lake Superior. If you love visiting the North Shore in the summer, why not extend your love into the colder months?
3. Gunflint Lodge - Grand Marais
If you're looking to really get away from it all with your Minnesota winter vacation, look no further than Gunflint Lodge. This spot is located in Grand Marais, right near the famed Gunflint Trail. When this tree-lined trail is blanketed in snow, you'll find nothing but peace and quiet - and northwoods beauty - during your stay. And when the temperature dips, make your way inside for a comfortable night's sleep.
4. Lost Lake Lodge - Nisswa
The Nisswa area is well known for the many lakeside resorts and lodges that make their homes in the area. Lost Lake Lodge is one of the best, with beautiful water views that offer a whole new look once the snow starts to fall. Inside the cozy one-, two-, and three-room cabins, you'll find everything you need for your time away from home. And don't forget to head over to the main building for an incredible meal.
5. Boyd Lodge - Crosslake
This lovely lodge is located on the beautiful Whitefish Lake in Crosslake, Minnesota. Between the many different cabins and cottages, you'll be sure to find accommodations that will delight and inspire during your winter vacation. They're furnished with comfortable pieces perfect fur curling up with a good book and enjoying the sight of falling snow.
6. Grand View Lodge - Brainerd
No matter the size of your party, Grand View Lodge has several different housing options that will meet your group's needs. From huge window-lined homes to small and cozy cabins, there's something to satisfy everyone. No matter which you choose, you'll find every comfort you need to make your stay incredible. The lodge also offers great food and a spa for when you truly want to relax.
7. Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake - Brainerd
From lakeside cabins to beautiful villas, Cragun's Resort has a lot to offer from its location in Brainerd. When you aren't lounging in your comfortable rooms, venture out for a delicious meal, a dip in the indoor swimming pool, or any of the many winter sports available outside. This is one vacation you'll remember forever.
8. Burntside Lodge - Ely
Is there a place in Minnesota more beautiful than Ely? That goes double when the snow starts to fall and the thick forest surrounding the boundary waters is blanketed in white. At Burntside Lodge, lovely log cabins await all who desire a peaceful winter vacation in Minnesota. The dining room serves delicious food, and there are plenty of activities to do on and around the lodge's grounds.
9. Whitefish Lodge - Crosslake
Here's another lodge located near Whitefish Lake in Crosslake, Minneosta. The lodge offers many lovely and affordable rooms for those who crave a northern Minnesota vacation. Guests have easy access to many lakes and trails, perfect for those who want to venture outside and into the snow.
10. Naniboujou Lodge - Grand Marais
Naniboujou Lodge is an historic spot located in Grand Marais, Minnesota. This lodge is well known for its interesting architectural details both inside and out. The dining room in particular makes the lodge more than worth a visit, with its incredible, colorful details that are unlike anything you've ever seen. Beyond the dining are, the rooms in this cozy lodge are so comfortable that you won't want to leave.
Have you ever visited any of these lodges? Do you have any other favorite places to visit in Minnesota during the winter? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below.