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34881 County Highway 46, Park Rapids, MN 56470-4034
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#1 of 8 hotels in Park Rapids
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Half Moon Trail Resort is an upscale family resort located north of Park Rapids, MN on Boot Lake. Here you will find a special blend of landscaped gardens, unique activities, updated accommodations, and outstanding customer service to help you unwind and reconnect with your family. The lake is crystal clear and has minimal boat traffic making it perfect for water sports, fishing, or exploring with one of our complimentary kayaks, hydro bikes, canoes, or the paddle boat. There are lots of planned, supervised activities for both families and kids, including kettle corn, a one-of-a-kind craft, minnow races, a carpet ball tournament, and many more. We also offer a heated swimming pool, a large sand beach, bikes, a playground, and unique games like carpet ball, and marble mountain. The spacious, north country lodge provides a special place to gather with family and friends, read a book by the large stone fireplace, or order a malt at the old fashioned ice cream counter, which is the highlight for many, both young and old alike! Nearby attractions include Itasca State Park, the Heartland Trail, Character Challenge High Ropes Course, Golfing, and the Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge. Park Rapids also offers a multitude of unique shopping and dining experiences for those looking for entertainment off the lake.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Sauna
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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34881 County Highway 46, Park Rapids, MN 56470-4034
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Jim v wrote a review Aug 5
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Spectacular gardens, one of the clearest lakes in MN, big sand beach, activities for the kids and staff that make you feel welcome—only a handful of reasons why our family has been coming here for 24 years.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Melissa G wrote a review Jul 2022
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We have been coming to Half Moon Trail for years! It is the highlight of our summer! The grounds are beautiful and the activities are so fun! The cabins are exceptional! This will be a tradition that our own kids continue!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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dakotatango wrote a review Jul 2022
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We return to Half Moon Trail every year because it is a family oriented resort. The grounds are beautiful. Our grandkids love the minnow races and s’mores and kettle corn around the campfire. Very nice beach. Great playground for the little ones.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Svitlana M wrote a review Jun 2022
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota4 contributions
Memorial day weekend at Halfmoon Trail resort is our annual trip since 2018. We can't wait to come to this place again and again. Liz and Ryan are the best hosts and the nicest people. Very accommodating. Girls are learning management skills too. Well managed grounds, the cleanest resort are ever visited. Never regret standing time there. Wish we can come more often, at list twice a year. Love fishing on Boot Lake. Gorgeous sunsets.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Wood wrote a review Mar 2022
Maplewood, Minnesota5 contributions
2022 will be our sixth stay at Half Moon Trail. Each experience has been exceptional. The resort is superbly managed. The facilities are all high quality. The staff is extremely accommodating. The lake and beach are inviting. Ryan and Liz (management/owners) are a joy to deal with.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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THOMAS O wrote a review Aug 2021
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Our family of 16 had to find a new summer spot after 30 years near Walker, MN - very difficult to do! We found Half Moon Trail and voilà, let’s hope for another 30 years! Everything at this beautifully-maintained second generation family-owned resort is sparkling! Expansive grounds, amazing flower gardens, comfy well-appointed cabins, cleanliness not to be beat, children-friendly, welcoming hosts, beautiful quiet lake, lovely large sandy beach and a heated pool - everything we were looking to find and more. Despite the number of cabins there is no sense of crowding - it’s peaceful. This resort exudes care for their guests. From 4 to 72! we all loved it and have booked 3 cabins for next year! Thank you Liz and Ryan for this beautiful spot on Earth!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Dave T wrote a review Aug 2021
Southern MN, USA15 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent our 7th year, I think, at Half Moon Trail for a week in July. Great resort and wonderfully maintained. Our cabin is always in great shape, and we love the views, the people, and the activities. Will keep coming back!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Carter S wrote a review Aug 2021
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Our family has been coming here for 20 years and been in many of the cabins. We stay in cabin 19, the reunion one and love it. Provides more than enough space for 14 of us and gives us room for a big family. The resort is well maintained and has scheduled activities for kids and adults. The lodge has many things to offer from apparel to ice cream! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back next year!! Highlight of our summer!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Kara H wrote a review Jul 2021
Louisville, Nebraska, United States3 contributions2 helpful votes
Three generations of our extended family (20+ members) have been vacationing together at this resort for 20+ years. It's the one week of the year where Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins live "next door" to each other for a whole week and we have made so many memories! The resort is beautiful, clean and has so many amenities and activities to please all ages. This year they added a Pickleball court and it is fantastic!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ronda M wrote a review Jul 2021
Rosemount, Minnesota15 contributions1 helpful vote
We absolutely love Half Moon Trail. This was our fifth summer spending time together as a family at this lovely resort. We love the owners and cherish the time we get to spend with other families we have met over the years. The grounds are splendid, immaculately kept, and offer a real sense of escape from the busy-ness of every-day life. The lake is beautiful and they offer many free options to take the most advantage of the lake. We rent the pontoon every year and never regret it as it offers us the ability to explore the whole lake (we swim and fish!) The activities remind me of my childhood, including carpetball, minnow races, s'mores by the fire and sweet and memory-making crafts. We highly recommend Half Moon Trail and know it will become a favorite part of your summer too.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Cabin 12 has a large green space for lawn games and a semi-unobstructed view of the lake.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Half Moon Trail Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Half Moon Trail Resort?
Nearby attractions include Two Inlets State Forest (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Half Moon Trail Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Half Moon Trail Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Half Moon Trail Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Half Moon Trail Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Half Moon Trail Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Half Moon Trail Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Half Moon Trail Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Half Moon Trail Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.