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Half Moon Trail Resort

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34881 County Highway 46, Park Rapids, MN 56470
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a wonderful family resort with all kinds of fun activities for kids, relaxation for the adults and great fishing for everyone . The owners are very accommodating, and the resort is clean and the lake and gardens provide beautiful views all around. There are bike trails and golf nearby and Itasca State Park only 20 miles north

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Thank katcook2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can be said about this spectacular resort that hasn't already been said? Plenty! (Actually I didn't read all of the reviews, so I am just going to share my experience as a first-time guest using adjectives that other people did not use.) Like "resplendent." I stayed here over the Fourth of July week with a group of returning guests.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back from an awesome week over the 4th of July. Liz and Ryan are awesome hosts, the improvements in the lodge look great! If you're looking for a way to unplug a bit and spend a quiet relaxing week on an incredibly crystal clear lake, than this is the place for you. Cabins are very nice, clean... More 

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Thank Doran E
HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We're so excited that you'll be back! More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful resort. Nice cabin with a great view of the lake. The lake is very clear, and the pool is heated. Lots of fun activities for adults and kids. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous! We have been coming to Half Moon for over 20 years. It's a great family vacation.

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Thank domofamily
HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Wow! 20 years...that's awesome. We love that so many families have made Half Moon Trail a part of their family traditions. We're so glad you'll be back! More 

North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth your while to visit Half Moon Trail Resort. It is a beautiful setting, on a crystal clear lake. The grounds and gardens are like those of a perfect park. Even at full capacity, you can find a quiet place to relax. We love the play equipment for the young ones and the horse shoe, volleyball, carpet... More 

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Thank Pam988
HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review and the suggestions! We appreciate all of the feedback as it helps us continue to improve! If you ever need any kitchen supplies, we are happy to lend out anything you may be in need of. With limited space in the cabins, we try to stock the kitchen with the necessities, and get as much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This resort is perfect for a fun family "up north" MN experience. Plenty of activities for kids of all ages and plenty of relaxation for parents. The ground are beautiful and the people are "Minnesota nice!"

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Thank Patty B
HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review! We're so glad you enjoy it here! More 

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific week, again! From our welcome at arrival to the last ice cream cone Friday night we thoroughly enjoyed the activities at the resort. Most of our waking hours are outdoors, either on the lake fishing or in the lake kayaking and swimming. The only exception is playing a very hard to find indoor activity, an Addams Family pinball game.... More 

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Thank Marthamn
HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

We sure do hope you're able to visit in the fall some time! It's just beautiful! We just had our Addams Family pinball game tuned up, so it's ready for you to defeat that top score! Thanks for the fun review....we love hearing about the things our guests enjoy! More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first year we came to Half Moon Resort with our family and everything was A++! The cabins and grounds were immaculate, the staff was exceptional, the activities for the kids and adults were a blast and the lake was crystal clear and wonderful to kayak in. We loved the swim area and beach and the ice cream... More 

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Thank Genny D
HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We're so excited that your family had such a great time at Half Moon Trail. We genuinely love what we do and are excited that you'll be back to make more memories here! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been repeat customers for 10 years. Our kids - now high school and college aged - count the days until we can return each year. The resort is well maintained, the lake crystal clear. In addition to multiple activities at the resort, gravel biking the State Forests in the area is always a treat.

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Thank dad0four
HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! It is such a blast for us to see families that come back year after year. We love building lasting relationships with all of you! Glad you enjoy the biking in the area, as well! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this resort when looking for a place to stay in the area while our daughter was at a nearby camp, and the outstanding reviews for this resort were spot on. From the moment we first drove onto the property it was notable what tremendous care the owners take of the grounds. Our cabin (#5) was cozy but just... More 

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Thank Disney_Dada
HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

What a fun review to read! Thank you so much! We agree that kayaking in the early morning, when the fog is lifting off of the glassy lake, is something all of our guests should enjoy. We hope you'll return again soon. If you enjoyed the loons, you'd probably also enjoy the swans that frequent the lake in the spring... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Half Moon Trail Resort

Address: 34881 County Highway 46, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Location: United States > Minnesota > Park Rapids
Number of rooms: 18
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