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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at National Forest Lodge for a XC ski weekend in late January 2017. Though ski conditions were less than optimum, the area trails are great and the hospitality more than made up for the unusual(let's hope) warmth and rain in the weeks preceding our stay. The cabin we stayed in was cozy and rustic and...

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

Hey, I didn't even recognize you Garrison :) We hope the strange warm ups were an anomaly too. Thanks much for the great feedback. -Andy

Reviewed 17 March 2017

The National Forest Lodge is a fabulous one of a kind experience. We have been there three times and each time have left feeling refreshed and energized by our time there. Here are some of the high points: *Excellent ski trails *Wonderful food. The NFL imports a talented chef from Ely, MN to cook common meals for everyone *Great musical...

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

Hi Brad. Thanks so much for your enthusiastic review! Happy the trip is "worth it" for you and appreciate your annual visit. -Andy

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We love the NFL. This was our third year going for one of the ski weekends. We love the communal meals that make us feel like we are part of an instant community. The ski trails are fantastic, the music was phenomenal, the food was excellent and Andy makes sure you have everything you need. Already booked for next year.

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

Hey. Thanks for the glowing review. It was a great weekend! See you next winter. -Andy

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A very special place! Skiing the superior national forest on miles of perfectly groomed trails! Food was excellent. Accommodations were clean and cozy. Our unit had a great wood burning stove. Attentive warm staff, highly recommend!

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

So glad you enjoyed your weekend. The White Pine Retreat is a neat cabin. Thanks for the review! -Andy

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Fabulous time at the National Forrest Lodge once again! They have the most beautiful groomed trails and there is always snow there. I look forward to this escape every year. Great skiing and snowshoeing, wonderful meals thanks to Chef Augie, whirlpool, sauna and polar plunge.

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

Loved having you back! Thanks for your long standing support. -Andy

Mpls
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We go annually, its beautiful and peaceful, and the food is fantastic! The cabins are rustic and cozy, always clean. We travel 4 hours there and back for a short wknd trip, always worth it. Check it out!

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

Glad it works for even a short weekend trip. Once you arrive on Friday (as early as 1pm), you have a full 48 hours to unwind. Play, eat, nap and repeat! Late check-ins and early check-outs were always my pet peeve on a 2 day trip to the shore. Thanks for sharing your experience and enthusiasm with us. -Andy

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

I'm speechless (not a common occurrence). Thanks so much for this extraordinary review. Hope to enjoy your company again soon. -Andy

Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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

Thanks #1 fan. Thanks for sending your friends up this weekend too! You are toooo kind. Appreciate you taking the time to deliver these kudos. Makes it fun to run the joint. -Andy

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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You're welcome! Thanks for staying with us and having a good time. See you next winter. -Andy

Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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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

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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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 Rd, Isabella, MN 55607-9702
Region: United States > Minnesota > Isabella
Price Range: RM308 - RM1,184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Different options..with and without electricity, varying sizes. Privacy is considered in all instances. Prices vary.”
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