Snow continues to fall here in Northern Minnesota, a sign that Mother Nature wants us to begin the highly-anticipated snowmobile season early. Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is located on a tranquil lake in the countryside near McGregor, MN, making us a premier snowmobiling getaway for families, groups, and couples alike. Snowmobiling in Minnesota is a pastime that has quickly grown and evolved since the first true snowmobile was invented in the mid-1930s. Big Sandy is one of the few Northern Minnesota resorts to stay open during the wintertime. We’re also one of the main snowmobile hubs within 60 miles. Riders gather at Big Sandy to take full advantage of our hot food, cozy cottages, and snowmobile rentals.

Meticulously-Groomed Snowmobile Trails

Aitkin County has over 600 miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails. It’s not often you see a county provide a detailed map of the area’s trails. With the help of six teams of trail groomers, Aitkin County is a premier snowmobiling destination every winter. If you take a peek at their trail map, you’ll notice almost immediately that this massive system can be accessed within minutes of Big Sandy Lodge & Resort. You can sled through Savanna Portage State Park, Hill River State Forest, and countless other countryside trails. Snowmobiling in Minnesota has never been more accessible thanks to the meticulous grooming by our volunteers. You’ll have direct access to over 1,500 miles of connecting trails!

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Hot Dinners, Cozy Cabins, and a Soothing Jacuzzi

Start and end each day at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort. We have delicious hot food, a popular sports bar, soothing Jacuzzi, warm sauna, and crackling fireplaces at your disposal. Most riders take this opportunity to share insider knowledge about the area’s best trails as well as gripping stories from the day’s ride. Some of the most popular items on the menu here at Big Sandy are the BBQ chipotle pulled pork pizza, half-pound bacon bourbon burger, parmesan walleye, and the smokehouse mac. Pines Dining Room has quickly become one of the best McGregor restaurants.

Snowmobiling in Minnesota

We are one of just a few area lodges to provide snowmobile rentals in MN. We have both helmet and snowmobile rentals on site! We’ve seen many first-timers fall in love with this winter sport by renting one of our snowmobiles. Remember to pick up a detailed map at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort before heading out for a day of exploration, beauty, and excitement. We often accommodate and cater for large groups of riders. To inquire about a group snowmobiling getaway, give us a call at 1-218-426-5040.