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Reviewed March 17, 2017

The National Forest Lodge is a fabulous one of a kind experience. We have been there three times and each time have left feeling refreshed and energized by our time there.

Here are some of the high points:
*Excellent ski trails
*Wonderful food. The NFL imports a talented chef from Ely, MN to cook common meals for everyone
*Great musical talent - this year it was unreal how good it was - hall of fame stuff!
*Sauna, hot tub, and polar plunge (free bumper sticker if you do it!)
*Good people and an opportunity to mingle with folks from all over.

The owners are good people working hard to provide a truly unique ski weekend.
We generally book for the next year immediately after finishing our weekend.

You should be aware that most rooms do not have private bath. They are heated cabins with a common bath house for showers/toilets. The only time this can be challenging is if you have to get up in the night. But HEY, you are in the north woods! SO deal with it! It's worth it!

Room Tip: Rooms are rustic. Love it.
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2017

Hi Brad. Thanks so much for your enthusiastic review! Happy the trip is "worth it" for you and appreciate your annual visit. -Andy

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

We love the NFL. This was our third year going for one of the ski weekends. We love the communal meals that make us feel like we are part of an instant community. The ski trails are fantastic, the music was phenomenal, the food was excellent and Andy makes sure you have everything you need. Already booked for next year.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Andy F, Owner at National Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Hey. Thanks for the glowing review. It was a great weekend! See you next winter. -Andy

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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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Thank 99elizabeth
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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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