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National Forest Lodge

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“polar plunge”(38 reviews)
“groomed trails”(11 reviews)
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
Hot Tub
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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...
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9905 National Forest Lodge Rd, Isabella, MN 55607-9702
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We went with a group of friends for the first time this year, and have already signed up again for next year. What a perfect way to get out of the Twin Cities and get a more serene winter experience. While some might find the...More

Thank squito651
Response from Andy F, Owner at National Forest LodgeResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you for giving an NFL winter weekend a try and taking the time to post this review. Looking forward to your return next winter. It looks like this year's may finally be over :) Thanks again, Andy

Reviewed March 6, 2018

What a nice adventure in the NorthWoods. I, my father, my father-in-law, my Dad's friend and his son & son-in-law had a wonderful time getting away to the peace and serenity of the National Forest Lodge. Highly recommend going, we'll be back!

Thank Madelyn P
Response from Andy F, Owner at National Forest LodgeResponded March 7, 2018

Great to have the whole gang up! Thanks for the review and I'll look forward to your return. -Andy

Reviewed March 3, 2018

My husband and I have visited National Forest Lodge for the last 7 years in a row. It is essential to our enjoyment of Minnesota winters! The ski trails are the most beautiful trails in the state - beautiful single track classic through the big...More

Thank Rose R
Response from Andy F, Owner at National Forest LodgeResponded March 4, 2018

Thank you Rose & Dustin. You 2 are the past, present and future of this 100 year old backwater. Have enjoyed your exuberant presence here at your NFL. More to come... All my best from the heart of Itchy Belly, Andy

Reviewed February 26, 2018

Renewed body, mind and spirit during a fabulous President's Day weekend at National Forest Lodge. It's a magical place - perfect snow and groomed trails for x-country skiing, delicious, healthy, family-style meals, the luxury of relaxing in the outdoor hot tub with old and new...More

Thank nancyjmpls
Response from Andy F, Owner at National Forest LodgeResponded February 28, 2018

Can't wait to have you up here again! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this glowing review. As you declared, this place is "a Minnesota treasure" and it's appreciative folks like yourself that keep it on the map (for almost 100 years)....More

Reviewed February 20, 2018

This must be about the 10th time we have been to the NFL, and we keep coming back. The cross country trails are outstanding, as are the snowshoe trails. Accomodations and the food are both very good. Try the sauna down by the lake and...More

Thank byron p
Response from Andy F, Owner at National Forest LodgeResponded February 22, 2018

Hi Byron. You forgot to mention that you always provide Margaritas for all of us on Saturday night. Great folks like you are what make the NFL a special place to share. Without that it would just be a bunch of old cabins languishing in...More

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Ski-In / Ski-Out
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Hot Tub
Restaurant
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$70 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
$70 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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"If you want a kitchen, you’ll need to rent the big cabin."
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"Cabin 11 is located close enough to the bathroom house to be convenient, but not too close!"
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"Don't go if you want folded-towel art on your bed."
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"Rooms are rustic. Love it."
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