4 Great Places for Your Family Vacation in Minnesota

If you’re looking for a great place for your family to unwind, go fishing, go hiking and try new activities, then you should try Minnesota. You’ll find lots of resorts and lodges that offer well-equipped cottages, houses and villas with kitchens, living areas, bathrooms, porches, and other spaces and comforts. You can also enjoy scenic lakes that are perfect for swimming, canoeing, and other adventures. If you’re ready for your family trip to Minnesota, we at Pederson Travel Services in Watertown, South Dakota can organize your trip there. For the best places to stay, the following list from us can help you make up your mind.




· Clearwater Historic Lodge, Grand Marais

This lodge has been open since 1915 and is about 5 hours from Minneapolis. There are warm rustic log cabins for your stay. You can join canoe excursions with all the gear you'll need being provided. The cabins can bed up to 8 people and all have a kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, and an outdoor charcoal grill. You can also find a few rooms and suites at the main lodge. You and your family can fish, spend time kayaking, do some canoeing and lots more.


· Cedar Valley Resort, Lanesboro

This resort is 3 hours from Minneapolis and offers year-round activities that will get you and your family out in the fresh country air. The famous Root River trail runs through this resort so you can all do some hiking, biking, rollerblading and cross-country skiing in the winter. You’ll find equipment to hire if you want to go canoeing, kayaking, tubing or fishing on the river and they have well-equipped cottages too. You can get a good log cottage with 3, 4 or 6 bedrooms for your stay and all come with a good kitchen, a living area, 2 bathrooms and a shady porch overlooking the river.


· Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge has facilities for every budget and activities for both the adult and the kid factions of your family. While the adults enjoy the many lodge facilities, the kids can enjoy Kids Kamp and Youth Adventure which will keep them occupied and happy. You also have a golf course, a sandy beach with a water slide, a heated pool, tennis and volleyball courts, and biking trails. You’ll find about 3 restaurants, a bar, and even a spa ready to serve you on your trip! It’s a great place to have a memorable family vacation.


· Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

If you’re looking for a lakeside vacation spot with fully fitted kitchens, cable, wifi, air-conditioning, and even grills, this is the place for you. This beautiful family-owned resort also has summer outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and more. There is also a playground for smaller children.

You can enjoy ice skating and skiing in the winter and golf and horseback riding. It is also about 3 hours from Minneapolis.


Let us here at Pederson Travel Services help you plan and execute a family vacation that you all will remember for years to come. We are experienced when it comes to family travel and would love to work with you. Contact us today!

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