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What Makes
Us Distinctive?

• Each Distinctive Lodge resort is located in a particularly beautiful Northern Minnesota spot, chosen long ago for its unique character.

• Our resorts are family owned & operated. Owners are on site and bring a long history of experience in guest service and hospitality to our guests.

• As owners, we have a personal commitment to our guests, our communities, our traditions and the environment.

In today’s increasingly harried world, these family owned and operated Minnesota resorts are jewels of relaxation and fun. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or just time to relax, you’ll find that while each resort offers a unique experience all six have a common commitment to quality of their guest’s experience. You’ll experience the traditions of the Gunflint Trail next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the history of Lutsen on Lake Superior’s shore, an island getaway on Lake Vermillion and the famous summer Minnesota lake vacations of Grand Rapids and Brainerd. MORE INFO
While each family owned resort offers a singular experience,
they share a commitment to embracing the natural world and all that it has to offer. Each property is located on a distinctly different lake…from the incredible expanse of Lake Superior and the Gunflint Trail Border Lakes to island-studded Lake Vermillion and the intimate clear, spring-fed northern Minnesota lakes. Water activities such as swimming, boating, canoeing, sea-kayaking and fishing are complemented by a Minnesota vacation favorite….sitting quietly by the beauty of the lake. You’ll also find great biking, hiking, golf, horseback riding, children’s activities, naturalist programs, massage and much more. MORE INFO
Gunflint Lodge Kavanaugh's Resort Lutsen Resort On Lake Superior Ludlow's Island Resort Bearskin Lodge-Gunflint