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Detroit Lakes Winter Fun

Lots of snow and miles of trails equals a lot of great snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. By the way, don’t forget your skates, or fishing pole!

Snowmobile more than 200 miles of groomed trails in the Detroit Lakes area. Over 50 miles of cross country ski trails are available on public and private property. At 1500 feet, Detroit Mountain offers skiing and snowboarding, with 15 trails and five lifts.

Don’t let cold weather keep you from fishing! Fish houses and equipment are available for rent for winter ice fishing. Enjoy Detroit Lakes Winter fun and  outdoor activities year-round.

Dunton Locks Ski Trails • 6.4 miles

LOCATION: 200 East State Street, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 846-2612
Dunton Locks County Parks is nestled along the shores of Muskrat Lake and Lake Sallie. The park offers picnic shelters, fishing piers, a mechanical boat tram, a paved non-motorized recreation trail, as well as more rugged hiking, mountain biking trails.
Website: http://www.co.becker.mn.us

Detroit Mountain 3.4 Miles

218.844.SNOW

Detroit Mountain is the premiere destination for family ski fun in the Detroit Lakes area. Come join us year round for winter and summer activities! Summer activities include mountain biking and hiking.  Winter activities include skiing and snowboarding. Visit  http://detroitmountain.com/ to learn more about the mountain and what it has to offer.

Detroit Lakes East Frazee Ski Trails • 9.7 mile

218-334-2741
Loops of all levels, groomed single-track, pines and lakeshore. 16.1 kilometers.
Website: http://www.detroitlakes.com/skimaps/frazee.html

Detroit Lakes Pine Lake Ski Trails • 6.4 miles

218-846-2612
Located in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. 12.7 kilometers.
Website: http://www.detroitlakes.com/skimaps/pine.html

Ski & Snowmobile Trails in Becker County • 3 miles

Inlcludes: Detroit Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails, Dunton Locks Cross Country Ski Trails, East Frazee Ski Trails, Pine Lake Ski Trails, Detroit Lakes City Snowmobile Trails, Becker County Snowmobile Trails.
Website: http://www.co.becker.mn.us/maps/ski_snow.htm

Dick Beardsley’s Fishing Guide Service • 3.0 miles

LOCATION: 515 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 280-1808, email:[email protected]
With 30 years of professional fishing guide experience, Dick Beardsley knows where to find and how to catch the fish of northwest and west central Minnesota. He can help you catch walleye, bass, muskie, northern, panfish, and more. He even does ice fishing! Kids are always welcome on fishing trips with Dick, and he even offers a 10% discount when you bring a kid fishing.
Website: http://dickbeardsley.com/fishing.htm

Brad Laab Guide Service • 6.5 miles

LOCATION: 21168 Klein Rd, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 847-1089, email:[email protected]
Offers ice fishing trips and guided tours using self contained “SnoBear”
Website: http://www.bradlaabs.com

Detroit Lakes Freeman Arena • 2.9 miles

LOCATION: 1300 Rossman Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-846-7105
Detroit Lakes has two ice sheets; one has an 85′ x 195′ cement floor, 1500 seating capacity with sound system. The second is a practice sheet with an 85′ x 200′ cement floor. There are ten large dressing rooms available in the complex. The arena offers multi-recreational activities including: High School & Youth Hockey, Figure Skating Lessons & Shows, Open Skating, Old Timers Hockey, and International Hockey School. The Kent Freeman arena is the home of the International Hockey School that takes place in the summer months allowing boys and girls to learn to improve their hockey skills while also enjoying the beautiful lake area with their families.

Lincoln Ice Skating Rink

The Lincoln Ice Skating Rink is located in the MeritCare Park and provides a large open skating area that includes skating pathways around islands with trees and shrubs. The Lincoln rink also has two hockey rinks and is lit at night. The rink is open in the winter season when weather permits, usually mid-December to February.

Detroit Lakes Curling Club

The Detroit Lakes Curling Club is dedicated to the promotion and the coordination of the sport of curling to provide fun, fellowship and family activities within the Detroit Lakes Community.
Website: http://www.lakescurling.com/

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Guest Reviews

  • Just the best all around for our family and our wedding guests!

    We recently had our wedding in Detroit Lakes and had many out of town guests traveling to DL for the wedding weekend. The Lodge was so wonderful to work with us in advance to reserve blocks of room for our out of town guests. Jim was great to work with and communication for all of the plans such as welcome bags, room assignments, and all other little details that come up with weddings! The staff at the Lodge is beyond welcoming and friendly which was so wonderful as many of our guests first stop in Detroit Lakes was the Lodge - they were treated to Minnesota nice from the beginning of their trip throughout the entire stay!

    The hotel is beautiful and located right on Lake Detroit providing beautiful scenery and picturesque sunsets as you lounge in the lobby with a drink from Lola D's. The rooms at the Lodge are so spacious and accommodating for all types of travelers. The rooms are large, comfortable and very clean. The bathrooms are up to date and very spacious!

    Guests of our wedding all enjoyed the continental breakfast, spa, and the convenient location to everything in DL. We can't recommend Jim and his staff at the Lodge enough! We love The Lodge and have spent a weekend up there since our wedding and we received the same level of service and a perfect stay with them again! Jane A. - Minneapolis TripAdvisor Guest

  • Leagues above other chains!

    Leagues above other chains!

    It is a beautiful place that is obviously taken well care of by staff. The breakfast was outstanding both mornings I was there. Leagues above other chains and even other Best Western's. This was the first place I've stayed on my trip this year where recycling baskets were next to trash baskets in my room and throughout the hotel.

    This should be standard at all Best Westerns. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Brenda on the afternoon shift. I loved my stay at this hotel and was sorry to leave.

    L.S. - Gresham, OR

  • Great Getaway!

    Great Getaway!

    We discovered this hotel last year. We have visited this place three times now. It's a quiet getaway with relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are well maintained. The lobby and lounge overlook the lake with large windows. Our room had a private balcony facing the lake. Definitely one of our favorite places to stay. It is priced a little higher, but I think it's overall a great place to stay.

  • Our favorite DL hotel!

    Our favorite DL hotel!

    There's no complaints here for this hotel. We are somewhat picky & like to stay in nicer hotels & The Lodge is by far the best DL hotel we've stayed at. We visit DL about 8 times a year & are always hoping to stay here. Very clean, always friendly, love the spa, great continental breakfast & EXTREMELY quiet all of the times we've stayed.

  • It was a time for us to regroup!

    It was a time for us to regroup!

    My husband and I were there, taking a break from caring for our son who was diagnosed with leukemia in December. It was a time for us to regroup. The staff and the accommodations were outstanding and it was the restful reprieve we were in search of.

  • The overall experience was the best!

    The overall experience was the best!

    We had a great time at the murder mystery theater. It was great fun. he overall experience was the best!. What a way be to be spoiled! Thank you again for the fun relaxing time!

    J.A. - Moorhead, MN

  • Phenomenal experience.

    Phenomenal experience.

    Recently I and several members of my extended family had the pleasure of staying at The Lodge for one night - but I wish our stay was longer!

    The staff is friendly and very helpful, the rooms are unbelievably pristine with nice eco-friendly touches. The lounge is warm and inviting, and the small bar is well-stocked with a wonderful bartender and top-notch drinks and appetizers, and the breakfast is quite excellent by any standard.

    Few hotel breakfasts can be called delicious, and The Lodge's is just that. Spa services are also offered at the hotel and, as expected, are very enjoyable. We went in the off-season and so did not get to experience the lake shore s'mores pit or the balcony overlooking the lake but the view is phenomenal and it can only be assumed that in the summer the experience is twice as good. We will definitely be going back!

  • What a View!

    What a View!

    We stayed for one night at the hotel. The staff (Jasmine, Nancy) were great! The room had an incredible view. Although we did not use the amenities we could see how enjoyable a stay in Summer or Fall would have so much to offer. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast had all we required. Again, the staff were excellent. We will be returning in the fall! Hopefully there will be ATV trails nearby.

  • Retreat Bliss!!!

    Retreat Bliss!!!

    The Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Detroit in Detroit Lakes, MN and has the ambiance that will make your experience a memorable one.

    When you walk in, the decor really fits the atmosphere and you'll know you've made the right choice for your stay. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. They have the best continental breakfast and you get to enjoy it by overlooking the lake.

    During the day you can soak up the sun on their beach and in the evenings you can enjoy a bonfire by the lake. This is one of the best hotels I've stayed in and I'd recommend it anyone looking for a relaxing stay.

  • The “WOW” service was over the top

    The “WOW” service was over the top

    This was a fantastic hotel and the ambiance was excellence. I've never experienced such great attention to detail and will definitely choose The Lodge in Detroit Lakes for my future visits. The "WOW" service I received was over the top. Thank you for making my retreat a memorable one for my company.

    T.A. - Mandan, ND

  • AMAZING!!

    AMAZING!!

    I went here for a retreat with my coworkers; the experience was simply wonderful. The staff was so warm and welcoming, the breakfast was very delicious. Don't even get me started on the rooms! They were very beautiful, with a mini fridge, microwave, and beautiful bathroom.

    They had a rocking chair, desk, and a nice TV; but who needs a TV with a view like they have? I had a ground floor room, so I could walk right out of my room to the back, where they have a little "beach" and dock, a place for bon fires and a picnic tables. I had no choice but to go to The Lodge, this was a work retreat; but I am most definitely going to be making plans to come back here for myself when I need a little getaway. This place was simply splendid!!

  • Motorcycle Friendly.

    Motorcycle Friendly.

    The staff were very friendly and accommodating to our group. They provided support pads for our '"kick-stands," buckets and old towels to wash our bikes in addition to all the other things that a good hotel does to make your stay with them stand out as a cut above the rest.

    The complimentary chairs, and fire-pit at the beach, along with the view over the lake, made our stay there seem like time spent at an expensive resort rather than a reasonably priced hotel providing five star service.

  • Anniversary.

    Anniversary.

    This is the second time we stayed at The Lodge. Both times we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The rooms are great, we enjoy the view of the lake, it is very clean, staff are very friendly, and close to a great restaurant.

  • Maintenance worker was extremely polite & thoughtful!

    Maintenance worker was extremely polite & thoughtful!

    Maintenance worker replaced our air conditioning unit. He was exceptionally diligent and professional and extremely polite and thoughtful of our situation. Because of his efficiency we avoided what could have been a "very uncomfortable" nights sleep.

    L.L. - Fergus Falls, MN

  • Thank you for the warm hospitality!

    Thank you for the warm hospitality!

    This is an absolutely beautiful hotel that feels more like a resort. Everything from the service, the food, the rooms with a beach front view, it was a fabulous experience! I don't have one single negative thing to say about this location . . .

    The staff was so accommodating and eager to help in anyway they could. Detroit Lakes is such a fun, lake/beach town that I will for sure be traveling to again! Thank you for the warm hospitality!

    T.D. - Winnipeg CA

  • Very professional & courteous staff

    Very professional & courteous staff

    Very professional and courteous staff. From hotel staff to the staff at the spa each and every individual went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied.

    My wife had a great experience at the spa, which is one the reasons I picked this hotel. Would gladly stay again.

    K.C. - Minot, ND

  • 10 Stars Plus!

    10 Stars Plus!

    If I could give more than 10 stars, I would, especially for the staff, receptionists and the breakfast attendant.

    M.K. Amery WI

  • Will definitely be back!

    Will definitely be back!

    Fabulous place to stay--love the night light in the bathroom, the toiletry products provided are fantastic. Will definitely be back!

    T.S. - North Branch, MN

  • Clean Room!

    Clean Room!

    I spent three nights and each day upon my return to my room it was very clean. I stayed in room 204 and whoever the cleaner was did a very good job.

    J.L. - St. Paul, MN

  • Very Helpful!

    Very Helpful!

    Front desk staff was very helpful - my car would not start and they called AAA for me to set up a time to start my car.

    S.L. - St. Cloud, MN

  • Great Staff!

    Great Staff!

    The front Desk staff was great and the staff in the kitchen were not only pleasant they were on top of every need and checked on our conference on a regular basis. Great staff.

    R.Q. St. Paul, MN

  • WONDERFUL!

    WONDERFUL!

    All staff we encounter, on every visit, have been very nice! The Blue Heron (drink @ bar) is WONDERFUL!!!!

    D.M. Pine River, MN

  • We will definitely come back!

    We will definitely come back!

    This was our second stay at your hotel. Since we had such a pleasant experience, we decided to come back, even if it was a bit of a detour heading to Minneapolis. Great experience, very comfortable, clean, and great staff. We will definitely come back and recommend you to others.

    L.T. Winnipeg, Canada

  • It was a wonderful experience!

    It was a wonderful experience!

    We stayed over We Fest and had a great experience. Even though the hotel was booked solid, the staff was always there to help us.

    They kept the hotel and rooms clean at all times. The beach perfectly kept was a great place to entertain the kids. We fished off the dock and had fun in the paddle boats. The breakfast was fantastic - a full hot breakfast with lots of great food. We plan to stay again next year!

  • Great Hotel!

    Great Hotel!

    The Lodge on Lake Detroit is probably the nicest hotel in DL. The rooms are always spic and span and the grounds are the same. The staff is always so friendly and helpful we keep going back year after year.

    Our family uses it for a reunion site and we always have a great time staying there. There is a nice breakfast room where you can have your fill of waffles, eggs, sausage, cereal, caramel rolls etc. This is included in the price and you won't go away hungry. I can't wait until we go back again next year.

  • Highly Recommended!

    Highly Recommended!

    If you're going to be in the area, the place to stay is here. For me, first time here for a family wedding. Owners put a lot of time, money, and attention to detail and it shows! Large, spacious rooms. Fitness Center with latest equipment. Spa right on premises. Breakfast served every morning. Open & inviting public areas. Friendly & professional staff. Upscale luxury fishing lodge feel. Well worth the money.

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