The Superior National Forest is Calling...

The Superior National Forest is Calling...

Welcome to Snowshoe Country Lodge, some of the wildest hinterland in the Midwest

Just over an hour from Duluth or four hours from the Twin Cities, Snowshoe Country Lodge is your perfect year-round getaway. Feeling active? Come canoeing, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing along our manicured trails. Prefer bird-watching, steaming away your cares in our log sauna, stargazing, or tucking into a good book by a crackling woodstove? Snowshoe Country Lodge is the place for you to get away from it all. Located just south of Ely and not far from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, this facility is the ideal retreat for those who want to escape to a more primitive and pristine landscape. We're here to host individuals, couples, families and small groups.

The Northwoods Are Calling Your Name

Explore thousands of acres of public forest land and enjoy endless miles of some of the best recreational trails Minnesota has to offer. Step out of the Cabin, located in the middle of Lake County forested land, and right onto trails to hike, mountain bike, snowshoe, and cross country ski!

The high-elevation country of the eastern Superior National Forest is the closest thing in Minnesota to "going to the mountains" and we are given the longest winter and deepest snowpack of the region. Our extensive private trail system winds through a variety of boreal forest terrain. Many visitors see their first moose on the way up here - on Minnesota's moosiest trail. Folks from around the country visit the area specifically for sightings of unfamiliar bird species. And it's not unusual to see or hear timberwolves.

So come, visit our rustic cabins, and stay awhile to relax, unwind, and enjoy/explore the wonders of the northwoods.

Winter Activities Abound!

Winter in Snowshoe Country offers many opportunities for fun and adventure.

  • Explore our many trails by snowshoe or cross-country skis.
  • Experience a traditional backwoods wood-fired sauna
  • Go ice-fishing on Sand Lake: walleyes, northern pike, smallmouth bass, perch, bluegills and three varieties of trout are waiting for you!

The best part: snowshoes are part of the package! So get your sleeping bag, skis, or hiking/pac boots, food and camera together, and give it a try. Experience Minnesota's authentic northwoods and truly wild places.