As most Midwestern couples already know, there’s no off-season for romance here in northern Minnesota. We utilize the outdoors during all four seasons to ensure our relationships remain steadfast. Thus, it’s become commonplace for couples from the Twin Cities, Twin Ports, and Iron Range to motor on up or over to serene Big Sandy Lake for a brief, albeit vital romantic getaway. It’s not a piece of cake to find a couples retreat in Minnesota that provides seclusion, lake access, romantic packages, recreational rentals, and log cabins. Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is the whole package. Not only can we foster a playful, passionate, and uninhibited escape, but we’re also one of the most affordable northern Minnesota resorts.

The Ideal Location

Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is far enough off the beaten path to distance itself from the city’s hustle but close enough to provide an escape that only requires a three- or four-day break from work. Our peaceful, expansive respite is a mere two hours from the Twin Cities and 60 minutes from Duluth—a long enough journey to be considered a road trip without the wear of a lengthy, half-day drive. Oh, and the lodge rests along the still banks of Big Sandy Lake, a 6,000-acre beauty that’s perfect for a lazy pontoon ride, a full-day walleye fishing experience, or a simple yet heavenly walk near its rim. It’s easy to see why we’re a top-reviewed couples retreat in Minnesota’s northland.

Mid-day Adventures

Photo of Two Sweethearts Walking in a State Park near the Premier Couples Retreat in Minnesota.

As mentioned above, Big Sandy Lake was practically made to please anglers and boaters. Because it spans over 6,000 acres, there’s ample square mileage to host hundreds of boats, while still seeming empty in the middle of peak season. However, a couples retreat in Minnesota wouldn’t be complete without a little backcountry exploration. Luckily for you and your sweetheart, the lodge is a short drive from several densely-forested parks, wild ATV trails, and a few hidden gems. But, of course, if you gravitate toward the water, we also offer a wide variety of watercraft rentals, such as kayaks, a canoe, paddleboards, waverunners, and several different boat styles.

An essential reason that we’ve evolved into a popular couples retreat in Minnesota is our easy access to nearly 10 square miles of azure blue water. Share a picnic in the surrounding wilderness, sunbathe on our private beach, kayak around the lake’s many islands, and whisk away all worries of home in the blink of an eye.

A Long-Awaited Couples Retreat in Minnesota

Photo of Big Sandy Lodge, the Finest Couples Retreat in Minnesota.However, our rustic yet tantalizing log cabins are not to be overlooked. Combine a stay in a cozy, modern cabin with a seasonal package. Depending on the season, a package could include items such as a bottle of wine, chocolates, a restaurant voucher, or discounts on an extended stay. Many of our hand-crafted cabins come equipped with an electric fireplace, 55-inch television, oversized deck, plush king bed, and a full kitchen. Cook your favorite meals together, share a glass of wine on your private deck as the sun retreats behind the lake, and share stories of the day’s most memorable moments next to a crackling fireplace.

We couldn’t think of a more enticing location for a couples retreat in Minnesota than right here at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the state’s true hidden gems. Before we let you go, it’s worth mentioning that we’re also minutes away from one of the state’s premier golf courses. Please give our team a call today at 218-426-5040 to learn about potential direct booking savings and our wide variety of lodging options. You can also book now online!