Resorts open for winter

Whether you’re looking for indoor comforts with a wintery landscape view, or a convenient home base near a trail, slope, or ice fishing lake, Minnesota has hundreds of resorts to choose from that are open in winter.

If amenities are a priority, travelers can find resorts with in-room jacuzzis, saunas, spas, restaurants, fireplaces, lakeside or mountain views, and other special features.

Some winter resorts are known for the outdoor amenities available right outside the door. You can find resorts near trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and snowmobiling, as well as resorts perched near the state’s prime slopes for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.

Couples on a romantic getaway can find a resort with private, secluded cabins. Family-friendly resorts offer larger suites, and some provide activities like horse-drawn sleigh rides, bonfires with s’mores, and movies to entertain the kids.

Over the winter season, Minnesota resorts typically offer their best prices of the year. Look for packages that combine accommodations with dining, ski rental, lift tickets, spa experiences, and other activities.

Ruttger’s Sugar Lake Lodge

Ruttger’s Sugar Lake Lodge offers many fun unique winter activities that families will enjoy. Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling and Ice Skating are just the beginning of a memorable family winter getaway.

Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior

This spectacular Lake Superior resort is a spot “where memories are made!” Combining the best in North Wood’s tradition with contemporary refinement, you’ll find four stunning seasons of relaxation and activity along Lake Superior’s North Shore

The Lodge at Giants Ridge


The Lodge is an all-suite, full-service resort built in the heart of the Superior National Forest.

During the winter, enjoy easy ski-in/ski-out access to the nationally recognized Giants Ridge Ski Area, with it’s 34 downhill runs, terrain park and cross country trails

Grand Casino Hotel, RV Resort & Chalets

RV Resort & Chalets is open year-round and offers premier Rv’ing near Grand Casino Hinckley. Along with many other amenities, the resort offers 24-hour security, shuttle service to the casino, and much, much more!

Spirit Mountain Villas – Duluth

Enjoy the only lodging on top of Spirit Mountain, in a private wooded setting overlooking the city of Duluth. Spirit Mountain Villas is a four-season resort offering beautiful accommodations for your visit to the Duluth, Minnesota area.