Scroll below to find great winter resorts and winter lodging in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Take in great winter activities like ice fishing and snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the vast wilderness of Northern Minnesota. Click here to download a Brainerd Area Snowmobile Trail Map PDF.
Brainerd MN Year Round Resorts
We’re not just another campground. We provide so much more than a simple space to pitch your tent and scrub up. True North Basecamp has six expertly crafted lakefont cabins. We’ve modeled them after the taconite mining industry buildings of the early 1900s that were ubiquitous in the area in centuries gone by. While the design may be old school, we’ve kitted each one out with modern conveniences. Each cabin is fully equipped with heating and air conditioning – so no need to beat yourself up for forgetting that extra sweater or travel fan.
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.
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.
Almost 15 years ago we committed to re-building one of the most beautiful small resorts on our favorite Whitefish Chain of Lakes. Now we are committed to providing our guests with the charm that Hideaway has become, and the peace and quiet that Northwoods Minnesota has to offer. We invite you to take a breather and come up to Minnesota’s legacy vacation area. We’ll make you comfortable, and see to it that you leave here refreshed and recharged.
Staying at the Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes is like retreating to a cozy cabin—just with all the comforts of a modern hotel. Our Lodge is known for its rustic beauty, indoor waterpark, Baxter’s Bar & Grill, and elegant meeting and event spaces. We’re located in Baxter, Minnesota in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes. We invite you to plan your next family getaway, romantic weekend, or business meeting with us.
If you think your Wilderness Villa is an indulgence, wait until you experience the lake. Prepare to transport your mind, body, and soul to new places at the ultimate lake resort. Take in dramatic lake views while you float away into the deep sunset. Create a lavish lakefront vacation for friends and family at Wilderness Point Resort. Sweeping views of the lake and forest capture your attention at every angle. Come escape in the wilderness.
We are proud to provide big resort amenities in a charming small resort setting. In the heart of the resort lies our full service lodge. Here you can relax, play games, and order ice cream and refreshments. It’s a favorite place for our guests to gather and trade fish stories or compare golf scores. Outside the lodge you can lounge by the pool or take a dip with the kids. Maybe you prefer to play at our sandy beach? Take a kayak or canoe for a gentle ride around the island of Clamshell Lake. The possibilities for fun in the water are endless.
Manhattan Beach Lodge is located on Big Trout Lake of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes 25 miles north of Brainerd, Minnesota. The 1920’s landmark was renovated in 1995 and the 19 lake side guest rooms offer an intimate alternative for couples or small group getaways. The handmade log furniture, great stone fireplace, acclaimed restaurant, and dramatic sunsets all complement the country inn feel. Manhattan Beach Lodge Staff will assist visitors with sight-seeing and shopping information, tee times, cross country skiing, or hiking and biking trails through our pristine north woods.
The Holiday Resort on Gull Lake Narrows is a small, family owned resort consisting of 4 cabins, a 4 bedroom house, and the owners house on 300 feet of lake shore. As a part of the resort there is plenty of dock space for your boat, a swimming beach, water trampoline, paddle boat, kayaks, and a 14′ aluminum row boat available for your use.
Hidden away, in Central Minnesota, on Fish Trap Lake, Come, unwind and relax in the sun or shade at SweetWater Resort on picturesque Fish Trap Lake. Experience pristine, vintage, modernized, knotty pine cabins in our wooded surroundings. Relax in the shade or sit in the sun on our beach.
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.
All of our Cabins are ULTRA-MODERN, Exceptionally Clean and Comfortable. Fully furnished Kitchen with Microwave, Air Conditioners, Outdoor Gas Grills, Campfire Rings, Satellite TV & Free WI-FI Internet. 14′ Lund Fishing Boats are available for free, first come first serve (across the road on Lake Emily). Outboard Motor Rental available. Pontoon Boat Rental available for On or Off-Site Usew/Free Delivery! A Kayak, Paddle Boat, and Canoe are available for your fun!
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.
Lake Edward Resort is a family resort located in the heart of the Minnesota Lakes Region, 12 miles north of Brainerd on Crow Wing County Highway #3, just north of Merrifield, Minnesota. We are close to the communities of Nisswa, Crosslake and Breezy Point. Lake Edward is one of sign the finest all around fishing lakes in the state. Although it is classified as a walleye lake, it also contains many northern, bass, large panfish and other species of fish.
Nestled in the heart of Minnesota, close to major businesses and attractions, the Holiday Inn Express Brainerd-Baxter Hotel is home to the Three Bear Water Park, Cragun’s Laser Tag Park and Arcade. Our Brainerd hotel guests enjoy a visit to the Three Bear Water Park, our on-site park that boasts everything from a lazy river to a 1,000 gallon dumping bucket. NEW this summer is our Cragun’s Laser Tag Park – a whole new way to have some fun while on vacation with us.
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.
Leisure Suites of Breezy Point, Minnesota offers a variety of lodging options and a price range for everyone. Deluxe condominiums on Pelican Lake to standard motel rooms nearby. All Leisure Suites accommodations include use of the recreation center – featuring a waterslide, kid’s fountain pool, sauna, hot tub, gymnasium, fitness center, and even a computer to check your email.
Making vacation memories for 81 years. Woodland Beach Resort is Located on beautiful Bay Lake, a 2,392 acre lake filled with bays, points and islands. Bay Lake is one of the top Bass fishing lakes in Minnesota. A short 99 mile drive from the Twin Cities brings you to the heart of the lakes area. We are located 10 minutes from Mille Lacs Lake. 20 minutes from Grand Casino and 20 minutes from Brainerd. A variety of golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, movies, amusement parks, museums and shopping are all a short drive away.
Bring the family and enjoy swimming on a sandy beach, fish on a great producing lake, sit by the nightly campfire or take part in the daily organized activities for the kids, and of course, don’t forget the ice cream at the lodge. With family and friends our greatest asset and time often our greatest challenge, this is where you come and truly enjoy a relaxing, worry free vacation that will last forever in your memories and create stories for a lifetime. Come, be our guest.
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.
Come Relax at Cozy Bay Resort. Nestled in a quiet protected bay along beautiful Lake Edward, Cozy Bay Resort is sure to delight you. Whether you’re interested in cabins or camping, our family-friendly environment offers a perfectly peaceful Northwoods getaway. Good fishing brings in walleye, northern, bass, or panfish for a delicious shore lunch. The boating is excellent, and our grounds are level to a sand lakeshore with a sectioned swimming area for young children, and a play area nearby.
Heath’s Resort is a family owned and operated resort since 1938 located on the prestine shoreline of the Whitefish Chain located three hours north of Minneapolis. We cater to everyone from families, reunions, group get aways, fisher people to romantic weekends. We have 16 fully equipped 2-6bedroom housekeeping cabins complete with Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, grills & outdoor patios.
We are located on Manual mine pit on the far east side of the Cuyuna Recreational area. It is a short ride down our access trail to connect to the Cuyuna Recreational trails. A short ride down our access trail will connect you to the Cuyuna Recreational Trails. With future expansion of the trails you will be able to ride 3 days without riding the same trail. We are the only resort connecting the Cuyuna Rec Area to offer cabins on stilts. Have you ever wanted to feel like your sleeping in a tree house? Then these are the cabins for you with the cable walk bridge 7′ off the ground is a experience you won’t forget. All cabins come with a Fire Ring with a grate for cooking, park style charcoal grill, picnic table and 4 folding chairs for around the campfire.
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.
The three-lake Cullen chain boasts some of the most consistent fishing here in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Abundant northern, bass, sunfish, bluegill, crappie and some walleye gives Upper Cullen it’s reputation for consistency while maintaining just enough of a challenge to entice even the best anglers to try their luck. Kids can catch pan fish right off our dock.
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.
Brainerd Lakes Most Relaxing Family Style Resort. Enjoy your time away this season near Nisswa, Minnesota at Agate Lake Resort. We are a family owned and operated. We offer a peaceful, clean and well maintained facility and cater to families, retreats, clubs, and groups of all kinds. We are far enough removed from, yet right in the middle of the state’s finest golf and fishing destinations. Cook at your cabin or dine out at the many restaurants around the Brainerd-Baxter-Nisswa area.
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.
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.
Beautiful and newly constructed in 2017, these two story treetop cabins are perfect for the family or a romantic getaway. Secluded away in the woods, located roughly between Zorbaz and Moonlite Bay, this 1000 sq. ft cabin sleeps up to eight people comfortably. The open floor plan on the main level features a great room/kitchen/living room with a fireplace for the cold nights. The main level features a vaulted ceiling and a wonderful porch to overlook the treetops.