National Forest Lodge

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Isabella, MN  US
Contact Info / Directions
(218)353-0707 / (877)353-0707
KM of TRAILS 30/km
Trail Fee? Yes
Ski Rental? No

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About

Enjoy 30km of remote, quiet cross country ski trails winding through 2,000 acres of Superior National Forest with direct access from your cabin. Thanks to being located at the top of the continental divide, average annual snowfall of 8 feet translates to great skiing from December through March. Moderate elevation changes allow skiers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the "Isabella Pine Belt". The area is off limits to snowmobiles so our guests can truly experience the quiet beauty of this remote area.

The experience of skiing through the “Big Pines” at National Forest Lodge can be found in few other places… picture a brilliant blue sky, towering red and white pines blanketed in heavy snow. Moose, deer and wolf tracks are common sightings along the trails, and the lucky skier may even catch a glimpse of one.

Located south of Hwy 1 is a snowshoe trail area. These trails offer yet another winter wilderness adventure. Ski trails require skier to have a Minnesota Ski Pass.

National Forest Lodge has been a cross country skiing and snowshoeing destination resort in Northern Minnesota since the development of this remote area of the Superior National Forest. It's a remote, quiet setting only half an hour from Lake Superior's North Shore.

Beautiful, quiet cross country ski and snowshoe trails wind through 2,000 acres of the Superior National Forest. Thanks to being located at the top of the continental divide, snow comes early in the season and stays late, making for excellent conditions well into March.

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 winter get-away of great cross country skiing and snowshoeing, hearty food, and friendly hospitality.

The experience of skiing and snowshoeing through the "Big Pines" at National Forest Lodge can be found in few other places.

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Trail Maps

Flathorn/Gegoka Trail Map
30k of groomed classic cross country ski trails accessible directly from the National Forest Lodge cabins.

Mountain Stats

Mountain Terrain Season/Hours
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating No
Has Rental Skis No
Trail Fee? Yes
km of Trails 30/km
Annual Snow 80" / 203cm
65%
20%
15%
0%
Season:
From 12/15/2011 to 3/15/2012
Sunday: 12pm - 1pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 1pm - 12pm
Saturday: All Day
Mountain
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating No
Has Rental Skis No
Trail Fee? Yes
km of Trails 30/km
Annual Snow 80" / 203cm
Terrain
65%
20%
15%
0%
Season/Hours
Season:
From 12/15/2011 to 3/15/2012
Sunday: 12pm - 1pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 1pm - 12pm
Saturday: All Day

Dining

Pricing includes all lodging, meals (dinner on arrival day, 3 meals on full days and ending with breakfast and a sack lunch with a bowl of hot veggie chili on your departure day) and use of all our facilities. Meals are served buffet style in the main lodge which overlooks the lake. We are known for our fresh, homemade food and offer vegetarian options at each meal. Our meals are hearty and we guarantee you will not go away hungry! Hot and cold beverages are available anytime in the lodge. Many of our guests also bring wine or beer to enjoy with meals. At NFL, we try to offer a variety of dishes to suit every palate.

Bars and Nightlife

Every Saturday night after dinner we feature local musicians for your entertainment pleasure. You can also venture off to our torchlit outdoor hot tub or the lakeside wood fired sauna. Check out the entertainment schedule here: http://www.nationalforestlodge.com/Entertainment.htm.

Directions to National Forest Lodge

Located at:
9905 National Foerest Lodge Road
Isabella, MN 55607

Map of National Forest Lodge