In just a matter of weeks—or days—the Northern Minnesota outside temperature will commence its annual descent. While we certainly adore and appreciate the warm seasons, ice fishing in Minnesota wouldn't be possible without our yearly freeze.
Embracing winter is a way of life for those of us living in the Upper Midwest. As autumn fades away, the state parks become less frequented, the temperatures drop, and the snow piles up. There's something special about the sound of boots crunching on fresh powder or newly formed ice glassing over a secluded lake. Now is the time to dig out your thermal socks, long johns, and stocking caps to layer up and make the most of the whitest, coldest time of year with a smile on your face.
As the heat and humidity gradually wane, we'll continue to anticipate winter's inevitable arrival, but not before relishing Minnesota's fall foliage. While we undoubtedly cherish the warm weather and sunshine characterized by the summer months, there is something to be said about autumn's brief window.
We toss on our long johns, ski jacket, and pom hat with a wide grin on our face because we know that an authentic Minnesotan adventure lies ahead. Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is revered for its romantic cabins, snowmobile meetups, and utter seclusion, all of which combine to create an alluring wintertime escape for Iron Range and Twin Cities residents alike. Compiling a handy list of fun things to do in Minnesota in the winter is easy, especially since our modern Big Sandy Lake cabin rentals rest near countless acres of pristine wilderness.
With Halloween and autumn’s peak officially in the rearview mirror, the majority of Minnesotans gleefully turn their attention to the long-awaited snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing season. There’s just something truly magical about exploring Northern Minnesota amid falling snow with your loved ones. For those searching for a festive, scenic, and affordable mid-winter escape, look no further than Big Sandy Lodge & Resort. Our idyllic year-round getaway is home to some of the largest lake cabin rentals in MN, all within two hours of the Twin Cities.
Summer is already in full swing here at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the top-rated four-season Minnesota lake resorts. Families, couples, and groups flock to our secluded slice of Northern Minnesota lakeside wilderness to splash, fish, and ski inside Big Sandy Lake, a natural beauty teeming with elusive walleye. The time to book a well-deserved, long-overdue summertime escape from the Twin Cities to McGregor, MN, is right now as we’re filling up extremely fast!
As spring subtly transforms into summer, the lush forestry that surrounds Big Sandy Lodge & Resort comes back to life. The ancient hardwoods near Big Sandy Lake regain their emerald color, breathtaking woodland creatures return to their summer homes, and thousands of families, couples, and groups flock to top-rated Northern Minnesota resorts for seemingly endless outdoor adventures. When you’re not fishing, swimming, and kayaking on Big Sandy Lake this summer, we highly recommend embarking on a mid-summer expedition on some of the best hiking trails in Minnesota.
Big Sandy Lodge & Resort rests on a quiet, beautiful, and sizable lake deep in the Northwoods near McGregor, MN. Whether you’re hoping to paddle around uninhabited islands, snag a trophy walleye, or blaze through the steady waves on a jet ski, you’ll quickly discover that Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is a special place. All of our fully-equipped Big Sandy Lake cabins and villas are steps away from a day filled with seemingly endless water activities, beach relaxation, and delicious home cooking!
We’re quickly approaching one of the most rewarding Saturdays of the year here at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort: the annual Memorial Day weekend Run for the Lake 5K. Hundreds of runners gather every year along the peaceful shores of Big Sandy Lake to raise money for a good cause, earn prizes, and accomplish personal bests. The run (or walk) starts and finishes at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the premier Northern Minnesota lodges, so you’ll always be a short stroll from a cold bath, a healthy meal, and an ultra-comfortable bed.
Big Sandy Lodge & Resort has quickly become one of the premier event venues in Minnesota thanks to our secluded lakefront location, rustic yet elegant facilities, and experienced, talented event-planning staff. We’ve hosted waterfront weddings, themed proms, company-wide retreats, massive family reunions, and everything in-between.