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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

A very special place! Skiing the superior national forest on miles of perfectly groomed trails! Food was excellent. Accommodations were clean and cozy. Our unit had a great wood burning stove. Attentive warm staff, highly recommend!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your weekend. The White Pine Retreat is a neat cabin. Thanks for the review! -Andy

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Fabulous time at the National Forrest Lodge once again! They have the most beautiful groomed trails and there is always snow there. I look forward to this escape every year. Great skiing and snowshoeing, wonderful meals thanks to Chef Augie, whirlpool, sauna and polar plunge.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

Loved having you back! Thanks for your long standing support. -Andy

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

We go annually, its beautiful and peaceful, and the food is fantastic! The cabins are rustic and cozy, always clean. We travel 4 hours there and back for a short wknd trip, always worth it. Check it out!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

Glad it works for even a short weekend trip. Once you arrive on Friday (as early as 1pm), you have a full 48 hours to unwind. Play, eat, nap and repeat! Late check-ins and early check-outs were always my pet peeve on a 2 day trip to the shore. Thanks for sharing your experience and enthusiasm with us. -Andy

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

This is an extraordinary option for a quiet and relaxing time! If you would like to be away from the hustle and bustle of your weekly routine, this is the ideal place to be! As a couple, or with your family you will find the peace and quiet you seek, without a schedule to follow:-) Here you have miles of cross country skiing trails, hiking trails, as well as snowshoe trails in the woods of the National Forest. This is truly a Winter Wonderland!
At the lodge there are various cabins to choose from; there is a 2-person cabin, up to as many as an 8-+ cabin available; some have a bathroom included and others are located very close to the shower and bathroom facility.
Not only are the facilities extremely clean, and comfortable, but there are other amenities available at the lodge. There is a wonderful hot tub, a great sauna, and of course, the chance to do a polar plunge in the lake!!
Meals are included in the per person rate, and the food that Chef August and his staff serve, never disappoints! Their meals are always satisfying and prepared with the utmost care to detail!
Honestly, if you are looking for a friendly and quiet place to stay that has many offerings for your enjoyment, don't think twice about selecting this wonderful National Forest Lodge near Isabella, MN.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2017

I'm speechless (not a common occurrence). Thanks so much for this extraordinary review. Hope to enjoy your company again soon. -Andy

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

Once again the NFL delivered with excellent snow, groomed ski and snow shoe trails, awesome food and great company! Best outdoor hot tub, sauna and polar plunge- for the brave souls. Already booked our cabin for 2018!
Andy and Augie are the BEST hosts in the north :)

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2017

Thanks #1 fan. Thanks for sending your friends up this weekend too! You are toooo kind. Appreciate you taking the time to deliver these kudos. Makes it fun to run the joint. -Andy

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