National Forest Lodge

Meet your destination for authentic winter (or anytime) adventure.

National Forest Lodge (aka NFL) has been a cross country ski destination in Northern Minnesota since the pristine Flathorn/Gegoka trails were established in the 1970s. The system offers 30Km of tracked trails covering 2000 acres of wilderness in the Superior National Forest. Only 30 minutes from Lake Superior's North Shore and surrounded by majestic white and red pines.

Are you tired of the cookie cutter resorts where everything is an upcharge or extra? Are you craving a "genuine out of the ordinary experience?"; Here you will have no driving, crowded trails, sign-up sheets, scheduled events, meal preparation or timetable. The NFL is small, friendly, affordable and you get to set the pace. No matter what your skill level, we have loops that will meet your needs. How about a snowshoe, sauna (polar plunge), hot-tub or nap thrown in? And never fear, we’ll recharge your energy reserves with our delicious, hearty, handcrafted meals (and you even get to BYOB!). Not totally spent on Saturday night? Shake a leg to some amazing live music or just lean back and tap a toe.

All inclusive ski weekends or vacation rentals (you cook) with convenient, cozy ski-in/ski-out cabins are available now. The experience of skiing and snowshoeing through the "Big Pines" at National Forest Lodge can be found in few other places. Picture a brilliant blue sky amidst towering red and white pines blanketed in heavy snow...

For more on what we offer watch these videos: Authentic Winter Adventure, A Day At The Lodge

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