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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an extraordinary option for a quiet and relaxing time! If you would like to be away from the hustle and bustle of your weekly routine, this is the ideal place to be! As a couple, or with your family you will find the peace and quiet you seek, without a schedule to follow:-) Here you have miles of...

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Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once again the NFL delivered with excellent snow, groomed ski and snow shoe trails, awesome food and great company! Best outdoor hot tub, sauna and polar plunge- for the brave souls. Already booked our cabin for 2018! Andy and Augie are the BEST hosts in the north :)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery good food and people. The food was tasty thanks to August and company and the Saturday night entertainment was good fun as well kudos to musician Greg T. We look forward to spending time at National Forest Lodge again with our group of friends! Thanks Andy.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place sooo much! Andy and Lura have a treasure in this intimate resort. This is our 3rd trip, and the cross country skiing has always been fantastic with groomed trails through the Superior National Forest. Snowshoeing trails are also very nearby and make sure to notice the Sasquatch crossing area. Our cabin was fantastic, toasty and very near...

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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts (which you just enlarged). We're a little, old fashioned business with a love for this historic place of beauty. Thanks for enjoying it. -Andy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm people, warm buildings, warmly appreciated. Visited this place for the first time last weekend. Very enjoyable! There are so many nice touches...from excellent food to feeling right at home to trails groomed frequently. The buildings are warm and clean. Entertainment and options for relaxing are many. You will feel like part of a community right away and will want...

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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us and your positive feedback. We're a small resort and, as a result, we can offer an intimate experience for our guests to meet new people if they choose and have a completely relaxed getaway. Hope to see you again. -Andy

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time! Beautiful setting, very friendly staff, nice skiing. The cabins were modest, but had what you needed. The skiing was pretty entry level, which was great for me, but a more advanced skier might want more challenge.

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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review. Glad you enjoyed your skiing experience. While the level of trail difficulty is mostly modest, we like to think their beauty and uncrowded character makes them some of the best classic trails in the upper Midwest. Hope we'll see you again soon. -Andy

Center City, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a great get-away! Loved the skiing, the meals and the authentic Finnish sauna, followed--yes-- by a dip in Lake Gegoka! This is a good place to come to get away from the pressing irritations of life in the 21st century,

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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Well thank you so much for your glowing review. Hope you got your "I took the polar plunge" bumper sticker! Come visit again. -Andy

Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went up for the first time this Jan 2017 and fell in love with this lodge. Meals were excellent and the after ski fun is the best too, outdoor hot tubs and sauna complete with a polar plunge option. This past weekend we had the full moon to boot. They even arranged evening music for us on Saturday night, excellent...

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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Glad your first NFL experience was a good one. Thanks so much for sharing your thought and praise. -Andy

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As usual it was a cozy stay again at National Forest Lodge... with beautiful skiing, good food and friends. Can't be beat! This time we rented the White Pines cabin and it was ideal. Beautiful, clean, warm... loved every minute! We may try for a second weekend this winter! See you soon!

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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks HollyB! Appreciate your love for the NFL. See you again! - Andy

Roseville, Minnesota
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Love the good, hot, meals & not cleaning up after eating. The classic XC ski trails are without parallel with the snow covered trees completely canopying the trail in some areas. I can stop at any point on the trails and be in awe of the forest.

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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Me too! Thanks for taking the time to share this review! -Andy

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cozy, warm cabins with a charm all their own are nestled in the towering pines of the forest and provide the perfect place to settle into after a day on the trails! National Forest Lodge offers a unique all-inclusive Winter get-away of great cross country skiing and snowshoeing, hearty food, and friendly hospitality. In the Spring, Summer or Fall, rent out the Log Home or one of our camper cabins. Great fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking and more. Roast some weenies and marshmallows over your fire pit or get baked in our lakeside Finnish sauna (firewood provided!). ... more   less 

Additional Information about National Forest Lodge

Address: 9905 National Forest Lodge Road, Isabella, MN 55607
Location: United States > Minnesota > Isabella
Price Range: $70 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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