Minnesota Resorts For Family Fun
Looking for a Minnesota family resort? Minnesota resorts are known for their history, scenic views and friendly service. Several Grand Rapids area resorts offer partial week lodging now, so be sure to click on more information tab to find out more. If you like the outdoors, you’ll love spending your next vacation at one of our Grand Rapids area resorts. The town of Grand Rapids is located in a stunning outdoor wonderland of dense forests famous for its stunning fall colors. With the incredible lake views and natural beauty, Grand Rapids has become one of the premier vacation destinations in Minnesota.
Grand Rapids offers your family a wide range of vacation options including full service golf resorts with every imaginable amenity, northwoods luxury townhouses, up north style log vacation homes, and modern traditional lakeside fishing and family resorts that will remind you of vacations you took as a child with your family.
Minnesota Resorts in Grand Rapids
Bowstring Shores Resort
Resorts / Camping / Open Year Round
A classic year round, northern Minnesota resort on the shores of Bowstring Lake. 13 vacation cabins with full kitchens and ample dock space at the 160-foot fishing dock. Resort amenities include heated outdoor pool and sun deck, lodging with games, book, and snacks, on-site laundry facilities, large children’s playground and kayaks.
Bowstring Lake has long been a favorite year round fishing destination for anglers in search of walleye, crappie, perch and northern pike. Boat rentals, bait and gas are available on-site. Bowstring Shores is located northwest of Grand Rapids in the Chippewa National Forest and is close to snowmobiling and cross-country ski trails for winter enjoyment.
Jessie View Resort & Campground
Resorts / Camping / Open Year Round
Relax and enjoy beautiful northern Minnesota at the only 4-season resort and campground on Big Jessie Lake. Offering 7 large cabins (ranging from studio to 5 bedrooms) and an RV Park, Jessie View Resort is located 32 miles northwest of Grand Rapids in the Chippewa National Forest.
Cabins include two new 3 and 5 bedroom lakeside cabins that sleep 8-14 people each and offer extra amenities like fireplaces, 3-season porches, 2 full baths, dishwasher, TV with satellite service, A/C and much more. All cabins offer the choice of single beds or king beds to accommodate the changing needs of vacationers each season. The resort is the perfect location for family reunions, family vacations, groups or singles sportspersons or a combination of all the above.
Known for its walleye, Jessie Lake also has abundant populations of northern pike, crappies, sunfish, perch and small and large mouth bass. This medium-size lake is over 65% undeveloped providing excellent fishing and wildlife viewing. The resort amenities include a sandy beach, dock slips, boat landing, pontoon and boat rentals, paddleboats, campground showers, laundry and gift shop. Cabins are winterized and open 4 seasons. Access to groomed snowmobile trails. Campground and recreation building is open May 1 -October 15 each summer season.
Short-term stays are welcomed. Jessie View Resort policy for cabin stays are: 3-night minimum – 1/2 price for consecutive nights.
Pine Acres Resort
Resorts / Camping / Open Year Round
Come visit the only resort on beautiful Prairie Lake for a stress-free and restful family vacation. At Pine Acres Resort, our mission is to provide a family vacation hot spot that is based on old fashion family values. This Minnesota resort is beautifully secluded among 13 acres of tall, majestic pines on the Scenic Byway, yet ideally located within a short distance of many modern conveniences such as shopping, dining and all the local attractions.
For the business person who tends to do business while away, this resort has wireless high speed internet available free of charge as well as an “Internet Café” outside to enjoy the sun while electronically communicating. Pine Acres Resort offers five lake-front cabins nestled close to shore on well-maintained grounds. All cabins are clean, cozy, have modern bathrooms, fully furnished kitchens equipped with full size appliances, microwaves, coffee makers, toasters and the bed linens are provided. A centrally located store on-site sells wood, t-shirts, candy and ice cream, as well as gas. The recreational area offers something for everyone; game room, horseshoes, tetherball, yard games and not to mention the playground area for the little tikes.
Partial Week Lodging
CALL for special discount rates for partial weeks and long term renting.
We gladly book partial weeks from Saturday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.
Special Lodging Options
Cabins are rented weekly Saturday to Saturday during June, July and August.
Nightly rates only apply during May and September.
Monthly rates available September thru May.
Contact us now to reserve your spot for RV Parking.
Buckhorn on Caribou Lake
Lake Homes / Resorts / Open Year Round
Come stay at one of three beautifully hand-crafted log lodges available year round at Caribou Lake. Each has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a sauna. Perfect for family gatherings! Log homes come equipped with a full kitchen, stone fireplace, yard, private docks and swimming area. Also available are two seasonal one and two bedroom cottages original to Buckhorn Camp. Cabins are amply spaced in the pines along 1100 feet of pristine lakeshore on the clearest lake in Minnesota (38 feet of clarity!). On site amenities include lakeside wood-burning Finnish sauna, canoes, rowboats, paddle boats and a pontoon that is available for rent on a daily basis.
Located 23 miles north of Grand Rapids in the Chippewa National Forest near the Laurentian Divide and Soumi Hills trails. Hiking and bike trails on property, snowmobile trails accessible from cabins, Nordic ski trails within minutes of the resort for winter recreation. Open year round. Escape to peace and beauty! Unplug and get back to the peaceful sounds of nature at Caribou Lake, located on 40 acres surrounded by national forest – find a true getaway on the clearest natural lake in Minnesota.
Marcell Lodge on Ranier Lake
Lodging / Lake Resort
The Marcell Lodge is the perfect northwoods getaway and is the newest lodging opportunity in the Edge of the Wilderness area! The Lodge is located close to great dining, terrific hiking, biking, family programs, great fishing, and more. It comes with a FREE boat use, canoe, and paddle boat. It has its own private swimming area and dock.
The Marcell Lodge, located on Ranier Lake, is a recently restored 3,000 sq ft 4 bedroom, 2 bath log cabin that is on the National Register of Historic Places. This unique and beautiful lodge has a full kitchen, TV, Wi-FI, air conditioning, 3 levels, large indoor porch, private dock, 2 bathrooms, laundry machines, and a very large great room!
Resorts / Seasonal
Cedarwild Resort, just 17 miles north of Grand Rapids, lies peacefully in a beautiful 40- acre setting between two great fishing lakes. Moose Lake, 1265 acres, and Little Moose Lake, 170 acres, provide handy access to wide variety of great fishing enjoyment. Crappie, Bluegill, Walleye and Bass are waiting to get pulled in and the larger northern pike and Muskies are waiting to pull you in. It’s fun for all whether you like the big or the smaller lake.
Back on land, the whole family can get easily and joyfully involved with so much to do. Cedarwild has hiking trails, game room, canoe, paddle boat, kayak, sauna, vollyball, horsehoes, and playground area. 500 feet of docks on the two lakes provide lots of boat space and nice areas to lounge, read, or just soak up the ambience.
Our heated in-ground swimming pool was converted to a salt-water pool last year with great success. It’s a very healthy environment; easy on eyes, skin and hair.
All cabins have fully equipped kitchens and comfy beds. Roomy screened porches on all cabins are very popular as guests can be close to nature in all weather conditions and they’re great for all that stuff you don’t really want to take into the cabin. Our small store/office always has basic groceries, ice cream treats, Cedarwild logowear and big smiles.
Hidden Haven Resort
Resorts / Open Year Round
Hidden Haven is a year-round, family-oriented, pet-friendly resort in the heart of northern Minnesota just outside of Grand Rapids in beautiful Itasca County. Our 13 fully modern, log-sided cabins are situated on 30 heavily wooded acres and offer the finest in “at the lake” accommodations. All of our cabins are fully equipped for housekeeping with everything you will need for your stay – right down to the corkscrew! All of our cabins feature cable TV and some even feature amenities such as air conditioning, dishwashers and fireplaces.
Kids will love building sand castles on our 350′ sand beach and swimming and chasing minnows in our crystal clear water. At Hidden Haven our guests have free use of our paddleboats, kayaks, canoe and hydrobike. Our large gently sloping front yard is the perfect place for a volleyball or bean bag game and the playground area and game room are sure to be a hit with the youngsters.
Fishing on Bass Lake is fantastic! Whether you are chasing walleyes, northern pike, largemouth or smallmouth bass, jumbo perch or the BIG bluegills Bass Lake is know for, we have you covered. With over 10% of the lakes in Minnesota located right here in Itasca County, we are a great central base for exploring all of the great fishing opportunities our area has to offer. So whether you are a serious fisherman or just want to swim, sunbathe or generally relax, Hidden Haven Resort is the perfect location to unwind, re-energize and reconnect with family and friends. Located only 12 miles from downtown Grand Rapids, we are only minutes from dining, shopping, museums and other attractions. Call or visit our website for more information and availability.
Lake: Big Bass Lake
Number of Units: 13 cabins
Taxes: 6.875% sales tax, 3% lodging tax
Loon Point Resort
Resorts / Open Year Round
Forget the demands of everyday life and enjoy a true UP NORTH vacation at Loon Point Resort. Located only 35 miles northeast of Grand Rapids on the scenic Wasson Lake. Loon Point Resort is a very private and quiet resort – the only resort on the lake AND no public access to the lake. Wasson Lake is noted for largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, crappie and bluegill. The resort is situated on 53 acres of forestland and is the perfect setting to escape and reconnect with what’s important to YOU.
Choose from 9 distinctive cabins;
*FULL LOG CABINS - 3 and 4 bedroom full-log cabins, all with A/C, fireplace, satellite TV/DVD, dishwasher and screened-in porches.
*PRIVATE LAKE HOME – 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story with screened-in porch, walk out basement, A/C, satellite TV/DVD, dishwasher, washer/dryer and private dock and fire pit.
*CLASSIC CABINS - 2 or 3 bedroom cabins with screened-in porches, TV/DVD, charcoal grill (some cabins have A/C and a deck)
Regardless of your choice, each cabin will provide you with that special UP NORTH charm and offer the amenities you want to make your stay comfortable and worry free. Complimentary amenities for all resort guests include kayaks, stand-up paddling boards, canoes, Little Tykes water slide, Rave water trampoline, paddleboat, sandy beach with fire pit, playground and hiking trails. Boats, motors and a pontoon are available to rent. For WINTER FUN, there is direct access to some of the best groomed snowmobile trails in the area as well as a variety of cross-country ski trails nearby.
For more information on Loon Point Resort visit our site
Open Year Round/Resort
Nestled alongside beautiful Jessie Lake, Loon’s Landing sits on over 15 acres of gorgeous lakeside property. With 580 feet of shoreline, a large beautiful sandy beach and loons singing in the background, you are sure to have a relaxing vacation at Loon’s Landing.
Loon’s Landing offers year-round relaxation for the entire family to enjoy. Let us be your vacation destination for your next family vacation, crafting retreat, intimate wedding, birthday party, family reunion, hunting trip, ATV trip or snowmobile trip.
We have four clean and comfortable cabins with full kitchens and bathrooms, a large beach, playground, volleyball net, kayaks, paddleboard, paddleboat, swimming raft, yard games, private fire pits, and firewood for purchase onsite. We also have two fishing boats, a 28’ pontoon and permanent ice shacks available for rent.
We offer short-term stays year-round so come for a long weekend, a relaxing week or stay even longer! Camping is also available. Contact us for availability and rates.
We look forward to hosting your visit!
Chuck & Patti Klingsporn and Jake & Addy Carstensen
Moose Lake Resort
Resorts / Open Year Round
Moose Lake Resort is located 20 miles north of Grand Rapids (and 10 miles from Deer River) on Moose Lake. The resort features 12 cabins nicely spaced along 1200 feet of shoreline, and 40 acres of land. Cabins include either two or three bedrooms, and most are located within 20 feet of the shoreline for easy lake access and beautiful water views.
Cabins have completely furnished kitchens including microwaves, pots & pans, dishes, utensils, drip coffee maker, toaster, and televisions. Each cabin also has a picnic table and charcoal grill outside. All cabins are non-smoking. Open May – October; rates vary according to season. One cabin is open and available for winter vacations.
Moose Lake is an exceptionally clean 1200 acre lake and is known for its muskie, walleye, jumbo perch and pan fish. Many other area lakes are located within close proximity, so there are always new lakes to try. Each cabin includes the use of one dock space for your boat. The three large docks provide ample boat space, and launch service is available. Fishing and pontoon boat rentals are available. Guests may access free use of life jackets, canoes, paddleboats, kayaks and dock electricity for their boat electronics.
Light groceries, snacks and gift items are available in the on-site store. Live bait, gas, lake maps, free fish wrapping, freezer service on site. Some dogs allowed with prior arrangement for an additional charge. Additional charge for day visitors ensures our full-time guests get the privacy and attention they expect in a Minnesota resort vacation. In order to provide all guests with the relaxing experience they desire, jet skis, dirt bike, motorcycles, and ATV’s of any kind are not allowed on the resort property or shoreline.
Pokegama Lake Resort
Resorts / Open Year Round
Pokegama Lake Resort is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is a beautiful place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for vacations, tourism and/or weekend getaways. Enjoying swimming at our sugar-sand swimming beach. We provide an array of amenities as well, including high speed internet, cable tv, docks, paddle boats, a fire pit, grills and lawn chairs all free for guest use. We also have a rental pontoon available. If your planning a long stay and wish to get out and explore, the Grand Rapids Minnesota area welcomes you. Visitors to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area have come for generations to enjoy a recreational haven of challenging golf, boating, fishing and a multitude of other activities; creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Resorts / Seasonal
Over 50 years as a small family-run resort. Offering 5 clean, 2 bedroom modern housekeeping cabins with all the amenities of home nestled amongst beautiful towering birch and pines. Located just 5 minutes south of Grand Rapids on Pokegama Lake. All cabins are fully furnished with modern bathrooms, fully outfitted kitchens, cable TV and Wi-Fi internet access, and A/C available.
You can enjoy fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboats, swimming, and relaxing on our sandy beach. Travel by boat to lakeside dining just down the shore. Boats, motor and pontoons rentals are available on site. For those who enjoy fishing, Pokegama Lake will provide some of the best fishing the area has to offer. One can choose from a wide variety of species including walleye, northern pike, small and large mouth bass, crappie, perch and sunfish.
As a small family run resort we pride ourselves in providing an enjoyable family atmosphere. Our goal is to ensure that you go home with everlasting memories of you vacation with us here at Southwood Resort. We invite you to become a member of our Southwood Family as hundreds of our guest have and return every year.
Lake Pokegama Pontoon Rentals: We offer one 20ft and one 21ft pontoon. The pontoons can comfortably accommodate 8-10 people respectively. Life jackets provided.
Partial Week Lodging Available May to second week in June and after second week in August. Please call us for availability and for rates.
Resorts / Open Year Round
Wildwood is a year round family vacation resort located on Bass Lake near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. We focus on ensuring that all our guests enjoy a fun-filled, relaxing family vacation. T here are a wide variety of activities and adventures to experience with your entire family: fishing, swimming, and boating in the summer; hiking, bicycling and fall color tours in the fall; and snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Even in early spring, an escape to a Wildwood Resort cabin will help you rejuvenate and re-energize.
Our Minnesota family resort offers 9 lakeside cabins all at lake-level with knotty pine interiors, fully furnished kitchens, modern bathrooms and convenient amenities. Five of our nine offerings are brand new luxury “lodges”. These cabins feature gorgeous lake views, knotty pine interiors, fully-furnished kitchens, modern bathrooms, and amenities such as air conditioning, fireplace, cable TV, automatic dishwasher and gas grill. These large cabins are ideal for Minnesota family reunions. The large windows that face Bass Lake provide an amazing view and each has its own patio where you can sit and visit with family and friends, or even barbeque. You’re not going to want to leave.
At Wildwood, we strive to carry on the traditions of unparalleled customer service an exceptional value that have made ours a leading family vacation resort since the 1930s. Our location is peaceful and serene, yet we are close to Grand Rapids, MN, where shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities are plentiful. Our location is also idea for winter recreation with direct access to the county-wide snowmobile trails system and easy proximity to 19 outstanding X-C ski trails. We cater to folks looking for family vacations, and all sorts of winter vacations in Minnesota. Whether you’re looking for a spring, summer, winter, or fall vacation, we invite you to make your next reservations here at Wildwood. Visit our site above, or call us toll free.
Lake: Bass Lake
Number of Units: 9 cabins
Taxes: 6.5% sales tax, 3% lodging surcharge