When you are planning a vacation, places like Northern Minnesota most likely fly under the radar. But, if you are a lover of the great outdoors, then you should consider planning your next getaway at our lakeside Northern Minnesota resort. No matter what time of year you visit Big Sandy Lodge, you will have access to our recreational rentals at Big Sandy Lake, such as kayaks, paddleboards, and ice fish houses in the winter. Whether you are looking to fish for record-setting walleyes or hike scenic trails, you can do it all at our resort. Visit us at Big Sandy and discover why Northern Minnesota is a haven waiting to be discovered. 

1. Experience Year-Round Fun

One of the best things about Minnesota is the diversity of activities each season brings. The summer months at our resort offer opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and boating at the lake. And when the weather cools down, the outdoor recreation is just as abundant. Winter offers a blanket of snow perfect for days spent snowmobiling, ice fishing, and skiing. All of these activities are available on-site or within a short drive from Big Sandy. 

2. Cabin Life is the Best Life

There’s nothing like cozying up in a cabin by the lake after a day of exploring the outdoors. The lodging at our Northern Minnesota resort offers the ideal setting for relaxation at the end of the day. We have three different lodging options, which include our Lodge Hotel Rooms, Villas, and Cabins. So, whether you are traveling on a romantic getaway or family vacation, we have rooms to accommodate any group. 

3. Enjoy Amenities at Big Sandy

We have a variety of amenities and on-site activities you can enjoy during your stay at Big Sandy. We have partnered with Your Boat Club to provide recreational rentals, including pontoons, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. In the winter, you can rent a heated ice fish house to keep warm on those frigid days on the lake. Afterward, you can relax at our indoor swimming pool, sauna, or jacuzzi. We also have an on-site fitness center and media center that you can use at your convenience. 

4. Delicious Scratch Prepared Lakeside Dining

At Big Sandy, we are elevating resort dining. Our new chef is revamping our menu to provide new, freshly prepared dishes that are sure to be customer favorites. You can enjoy an amazing meal at the Bear’s Den any time of the year. And during warmer months, be sure to check out our tiered outdoor deck while watching lakeside activities and beautiful sunsets.

5. Plenty of Things to Do Nearby

Besides everything you can do on our property, you can also choose to explore the attractions nearby. The Savanna Portage State Park is a popular destination for outdoor recreation, from mountain biking to cross country skiing. Spot local waterfowl at Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge or play a round of golf at the Minnesota National Golf Course. Discover everything to do nearby on our Northern Minnesota travel blog

Visit Our Premier Northern Minnesota Resort 

Now that you have read five reasons to visit our lakeside Northern Minnesota resort, you can start planning your getaway. At Big Sandy Lodge, we have comfortable lodging for any vacation, ranging from our affordable lodge rooms to our spacious villas. You can browse all of our properties here to find the best setting for your Minnesota vacation.