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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

As usual it was a cozy stay again at National Forest Lodge... with beautiful skiing, good food and friends. Can't be beat! This time we rented the White Pines cabin and it was ideal. Beautiful, clean, warm... loved every minute!

We may try for a second weekend this winter! See you soon!

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Holly B
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thanks HollyB! Appreciate your love for the NFL. See you again! - Andy

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Love the good, hot, meals & not cleaning up after eating.
The classic XC ski trails are without parallel with the snow covered trees completely canopying the trail in some areas. I can stop at any point on the trails and be in awe of the forest.

Room tip: using a fitted sheet on the bed under your sleeping bag makes it much nicer - less noisy, less slippery.
Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Me too! Thanks for taking the time to share this review! -Andy

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Great location. Cross the lake and you are in the National Forest, a winter wonderland. Trails are well groomed for cross country skiing. The staff at NFL are wonderful, including great food. Been there 2 times and planning to go back. Some cabins have running water, kitchens and bathrooms, others do not. But the hot tub and sauna make up for having to use a communal bathrooms.

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thanks so much for your business and great review. See you again! - Andy

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

My wife and I have been skiing at NFL with a large group for the last four years and it is our favorite trip of the year. The trails start right at the resort and are so beautiful. Huge trees like you never see in the cities and they are usually full of snow. They have an outdoor hot tub where you can soak away the soreness of the day while gazing at the stars, and a wood burning sauna down by the lake for the crazies that like to polar plunge. One problem I've noticed though is that even though I'm burning twice as many calories as usual skiing like a madman I end up eating three times as much as normal because the food is so good! The owners are great and totally easy to work with. Do yourself a favor, get a large group together and treat yourself to skiing and relaxing in the north woods :-)

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

That is quite a problem. I'll have to tell chef Augie to start making worse food and burning as much of it as possible. Thanks for the swell review and your many years of organizing the Rovers! Definitely makes all the weekends following kind of a letdown. :( -Andy

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Beautiful setting, gorgeous trails and wonderful visit to the national forest!
Will definitely be one of my annual trips going forward. Incredible nature and beautiful backdrop for a nordic ski weekend. Loved the outdoor wood sauna and surprised myself with the polar plunge. I would highly recommend it!

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Theresa T
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Glad you've taken the plunge both literally and figuratively. See you next winter. Thanks so much for the review. -Andy

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