National Forest Lodge

Nestled in Minnesota's Superior National Forest Wilderness
A Century Of Simplicity, Comfort and Quiet
Reconnect With The Natural World
Ski - Bike - Hike - Paddle - Escape - Relax

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After a big day on the cross country ski trails or getting in some snowshoeing, most of our guests agree the genuine wood-fired lakeside sauna looks pretty inviting. A large hole cut in the thick ice of Lake Gegoka makes it a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Step iinto the icy water after baking at 170 degrees for awhile! “Refreshing” is the word often used to describe it (or crazy!). FREE instruction in taking a plunge is offered by a seasoned veteran - your host, as well as other helpful enlightened guests. Seriously, nothing can quite compare and there is no better way to ease into the evening.

For those who prefer, the large outdoor hot tub located next to the shower house is an option. It is a popular R&R spot for young and old alike.

Or you can grab a book and relax by the fire or recap the day’s adventures with other guests.

After Saturday night's dinner we feature live music in the dining hall.  Enjoy meeting your fellow guests, renewing old acquaintances, tappin' your toe or shakin' a leg!

"After 6 months of getting antsy to be back here, I got my annual plunges into the ice hole in. Very refreshing! Every inch of the ski trails was fabulous as usual.” - Dave

"Great snow, sunshine, great food and oohhh… that sauna & hot tub feels so good.” - Julie

"Had a great weekend of skiing, relaxing and playing games. Thank you for a great time! See you next year.” - The B&G Four

"Another wonderful 4 days at NFL. The beautiful fresh snowfall, the snow laden pine trees, good food and cozy cabin. Oh--- and that wonderful sauna. I am looking forward to next year.” - MaryAnn

  Lakeside Sauna



  Try jumping into the icy water after a sauna!
  Plunge into the icy hole after a hot sauna!
  Outdoor Hot Tub

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