Tips for Finding a Budget-Friendly MN Resort Vacation for the Whole Family

February 2, 2015

Finding a Budget-Friendly MN Resort Vacation for the Whole Family

Dad wants to golf. Mom wants to shop. The kids want to play. Ah, the fun of planning a family vacation on a budget. Sound familiar? If so, you may want to consider a Minnesota lake resort vacation.

Family vacations are our bread and butter. And it’s no wonder. Lake resorts in the Bemidji, Blackduck or Cass Lake, MN, area offer a variety of activities to make everyone in the family happy:

  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Water activities (swimming, waterskiing, sailboarding, boating, tubing, sailing, etc.)
  • Golfing at nearby courses
  • Hunting
  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Casinos
  • Shopping at the numerous unique storefronts nearby
  • Basketball

Most of these activities come at little to no extra cost. Now imagine a traditional beach vacation. The kids want to go miniature golfing at the last minute—there’s $40. Want to take the family to a local attraction? Tack on another $100. A Minnesota resort vacation can often be cheap in comparison.

Inexpensive Minnesota Resorts

Speaking of “hidden costs,” what about food? At traditional hotels, you normally have no choice but to eat out. And let’s not even talk about the cost of food at certain popular amusement park resorts. Food can really chip away at the ole budget. Fortunately, a number of our cabins have full kitchens, not to mention grills and open fire pits. You can buy your groceries and cook just like you would at home. No added expense! Some people never leave the resorts at all.

Where other vacation destinations may try to “nickel and dime” you with other hidden costs, that’s not the way we do things in Minnesota Northwoods. Whether you book a midweek deal or take advantage of other specials, you’ll find that our resorts offer those little extras that go a long way in making your stay a memorable one. Take advantage of free firewood, beach toys, dock space and more.

Minnesota Resort Specials Help Control Costs

There are a number of other ways you can control your costs. Most guests drive, saving money on airfare. And with 21 resorts that each have a variety of cabin options, it’s also easy to pick one that fits your budget. You can easily find accommodations for well under $1,000 a week. Finally, with so many free activities, such as biking, swimming, sports, and just relaxing by the lake (our favorite), you can really limit the amount you spend on extras while still having an amazing time.

You can save even more by planning your vacation before or after the summer. Cabin rates are more inexpensive during these times, and there are often specials and coupons available that give you more bang for your buck. Some people prefer visiting during these times because our serene setting is even more peaceful, and the fishing is at its finest. Be sure to check out our cabin resorts for more information.

If you are looking for an affordable get-away that will satisfy your whole family, look no further than Minnesota Northwoods resorts. Request our free, 12-page full-color guide for more information!


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