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National Forest Lodge
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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.

Room Tip: flannel sheets and blankets makes it comfy!
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

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

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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 the hot tub! Although we didn't use the sauna this year, we look forward to next year as we are already booked. Also, thanks to Auggie and crew for the great meals. Really enjoy the Saturday night entertainment as well. Thanks for continuing to be caretakers of NFL and sharing your piece of heaven on earth with us!
Judy and Monty

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Warm people, warm buildings, warmly appreciated. Visited this place for the first time last weekend. Very enjoyable! There are so many nice touches...from excellent food to feeling right at home to trails groomed frequently. The buildings are warm and clean. Entertainment and options for relaxing are many. You will feel like part of a community right away and will want to come back!

Room Tip: Different options..with and without electricity, varying sizes. Privacy is considered in all instanc...
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thanks so much for staying with us and your positive feedback. We're a small resort and, as a result, we can offer an intimate experience for our guests to meet new people if they choose and have a completely relaxed getaway. Hope to see you again. -Andy

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had a great time! Beautiful setting, very friendly staff, nice skiing. The cabins were modest, but had what you needed. The skiing was pretty entry level, which was great for me, but a more advanced skier might want more challenge.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thanks for your positive review. Glad you enjoyed your skiing experience. While the level of trail difficulty is mostly modest, we like to think their beauty and uncrowded character makes them some of the best classic trails in the upper Midwest. Hope we'll see you again soon. -Andy

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

what a great get-away! Loved the skiing, the meals and the authentic Finnish sauna, followed--yes-- by a dip in Lake Gegoka! This is a good place to come to get away from the pressing irritations of life in the 21st century,

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Well thank you so much for your glowing review. Hope you got your "I took the polar plunge" bumper sticker! Come visit again. -Andy

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went up for the first time this Jan 2017 and fell in love with this lodge. Meals were excellent and the after ski fun is the best too, outdoor hot tubs and sauna complete with a polar plunge option. This past weekend we had the full moon to boot. They even arranged evening music for us on Saturday night, excellent talent right in our lodge, wonderful to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and hear great music. The skiing is simply magical, its all classic trails thru beautiful pine forests. This is a place that will become a favorite the first time you go up there. Enjoy!!

Room Tip: Some cabins have water and bathrooms some do not. Be sure a check if you have a preference.
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Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Glad your first NFL experience was a good one. Thanks so much for sharing your thought and praise. -Andy

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Reviewed 23 January 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!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

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

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Additional Information about National Forest Lodge

Address: 9905 National Forest Lodge Rd, Isabella, MN 55607-9702
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Isabella
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Isabella
Price Range: C$88 - C$337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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 

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