15 Best All Inclusive Resorts In Minnesota

With its fair share of beautiful lakes in Minnesota, comes amazing lakeside retreats, outdoor spots and luxury accomodations. A big part of the culture of Minnesota is heading North for the week by the lake. Why not stay at one of the best resorts in Minnesota to have a perfect experience. From cozy cabins in the woods or fishing in the summers, the place has a lot to offer. The four season getaway resorts have tons of activities that you can experience in winters as well as the warmee months.

Here is a list of some of the beat resorts in Minnesota :

1. Breezy Point Resort

Breezy Point Resort, MinnesotaImage Source: breezypointresort.com

The resort has been open for over 90 years in Minnesota and is considered as the vacation destination for all seasons throughout the year. A happening place to socialise, the marina is great for lakeside dining and sunbathing too. The resort has four distinct restaurants in the property that have entertainment and live music most nights at the Dockside lounge. If you are lucky you might also catch an Elvis sighting. You can also boat to the Gooseberry island or Pelican Lake. The resort has a spa retreat and a golf vacay for your needs. The resort has stylish rooms, condos, full vacation homes and Jacuzzi suites.

2. Lost Lake Lodge

Voted as Minnesota’s “Best All-inclusive resort”, the Lost lake Lodge might  be a bit smaller than the rest of the resorts in the place but is located in the very popular location of Brainerd Lakes area. It is nestled in the pine forests secluded from the town. The place is a rustic yet modern resort with 14 cottages and cabins that are located at a stroll distance from the Lost Lake. The cottages have free wifi, a warm fireplace and daily towel and housekeeping service. Many lake and beach recreation activities are included in the stay itself like water slides and fishing poles.

3. Madden’s on Gull Lake

This resort is the perfect definition of “classic Minnesota Luxury” and it offers guests the freedom and choice to opt for their style of houses on the golf course or bays of Gull Lake. The guest can access the croquet and tennis club and the golf packages include three courses. For the best relaxing experience the resort has the Madden’s Spa overlooking the Wilson Bay. The resort provides water-sport amenities and fishing guides for families and kids to have a great time at the beach and the lake. The resort also has several restaurants for a fine lakeside dining.

4. Grand View Lodge

If you happen to ask the locals of Minnesota for a recommendation for a good resort, you will definitely see them pointing towards the Grand View Lodge at Nisswa. Pack your bags for at least a week if you plan on staying here. From taking a pontoon boat ride to fishing, tubing, boating in the afternoon or playing golf at the championship golf courses, the resort has a lot to offer for families on vacation. You can also spend a day at the Glacial Waters Spa or explore the culinary side of the resort that has over six bars and restaurants providing the best view.

5. Quarterdeck Resort

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If you wish to have a real taste of the peaceful lake life then Quarterdeck is the place to be in. The cabin retreat lets you explore the Gull lake ad you can also book a romantic lodge stay in the suite or have a great family vacation in one of the cottages. The resort is located on an area of 27 acres in the very famous Brainerd Lakes Area. Go fishing, or baiting in the summer and enjoy a good winter snowy day out skiing. You can also have the delicious lakeside meal at the Jack’s Beach grill on the property.

6. Cedar Valley Resort

The Cedar Valley resort is a perfect place for a family reunion or a group retreat and has only nine log cabins. One cabin can house upto 40 people, ao you can come in large groups for a great vacation. The resort is surrounded by wildlife and nature giving an offer to see wild turkeys, deers, see eagles and owls at night. The resort is located rigt next to the prettiest town in America of Lanesboro. You can also go fishing, tubing, kayaking or hiking or schedule a peaceful massage session at the cottage.

7. Lutsen Resort

The Lutsen Resort is located in the private cove on the Superior Lake and is one of the oldest resorts in Minnesota. The resort was founded by a Swedish immigrant and the Scandinavian heritage and culture is well evident from the hand-hewn beams and stone fireplaces. Guest can stay in the lodge near the pub, pool or dining room. The resort offer river condos, log cabins, sea villas and townhomes. The rooms and lodges are also well-equipped with amenities like lake-side views and jacuzzi rooms.

8. Arrowwood Resort

The Arrowwood resort is mostly popular for its indoor water-park which is simply incredible. It is located next to Lake Darling in Alexandria containing three water-slides that are of over four-stories in height. For the kids it also has its very famous Banana Cabana Snack Bar and offers its guests the beautiful Atikwa Golf Course overlooking the scenery as one plays. The facilities are well set on the  edge of the lake. The marina is at your disposal offering you almost everything you might need for a perfect vacation.

9. Eagle Nest Lodge

The Eagle nest resort is a perfect family resort with a lot of amenities and activities for fun. The main business is to preserve the tradition of the people of Minnesota of going up north and renting a cabin with the family. The place is located on the edge of Lake Winnie in the Chippewa National Forest. The beautiful wildlife and scenery are a huge attraction for visitors. The resort offers accomodation from one bedroom cabin to five bedroom cabin. You can also go for the world class fishing at the lake.

10. Fair Hills Resort

The fair hills resort is just like a summer camp your family retreat. Guest keep coming back to the resort because people just love the place and want to visit again and again. The resort has a friendly staff which helps you make your vacation as adventurous and entertaining as possible. You can do a lot like kickball, capture the flag, play frisbee, attend the talent show, water slides or campfires. There is also a cocktails hour for the adults. 

11. Gunflint Lodge

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The Gunflint Lodge is located in the deep woods of the Gunflint Lake providing a prefect getaway into the natural retreat. The remote and pristine area often sights mooses. The cabins offer one to five bedrooms which are well-equipped with a fireplace in the living area. You also have a sauna and full kitchen to yourself. The resort has a beach which is available for swimming, sunbathing, fishing trips and duck feeding. The lodge also arranges for hikes, canoe trips, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding.

12. Chase on the Lake

The chase on the lake resort is located on the edge of the Leech Lake in the Walker town. The place is very warm and historic and let’s the guests choose hotel rooms and accommodations according to their style and taste. The resort also has pet friendly rooms and has bars with happy hour specials that have big screen TVs. You can ho kayaking, golfing, biking, jet skiing or fishing.

13. Boyd Lodge

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The award winning resort is located near Crosslake on the Rush and Lower Whitefish Lakes. The fishing resort is perfect for families out on a vacation and the resort specialises in romantic getaways and corporate retreats. The beautiful cottages and loft-cabins are amongst the natural beauty of the nature.

14. Ludlow’s Island Resort

The Ludlow’s Island Resort is great if you always to be on your private island. In one of the handcrafted, luxury cottages there would not be any crowd. The resort has accommodations for a romantic retreat as well as cottages for a family vacation. Each of the accommodation is unique and has built in fireplaces, decks and porches, all located withing 50 feet of water. The luxurious vibe of the resort will make for a great vacation for you.

15. Eagle Ridge Resort at Lusten

Located in the heart of America’s North Coast, the Eagle Ridge Resort is situated in between the state parks, Lusten Mountains and the shores of Lake Superior. In the winter the place offers a great experience at snowboarding and skiing and you can also go for dog sledding or snowshoeing. The rest of the year is also ideal for playing golf, kayaking and taking a hike. The guest at the resort can also enjoy a night at campfire arranged by the staff at the resort.

With such a well-curated list, you know where to spend your week in Minnesota!