Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota: Outdoor Haven with More Than 500 Lakes and Wooded Hiking Trails
More than 500 lakes and rivers make up the Brainerd Lakes area in northeastern Minnesota. The forested region is just a two-hour drive from the Twin Cities, making it a popular retreat for city dwellers. The most popular hike is the Paul Bunyan Trail, a paved, 110-mile path named after the legendary lumberjack, whom Brainerd claims as a native son.
The region offers a wealth of opportunities for winter-sports enthusiasts. Miles of snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country-skiing trails can be accessed from the resort's grounds. At nearby Mount Ski Gull, visitors can enjoy snowboarding, tubing, and downhill skiing.
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What You Get
2-night stay for four in a pool suite
Option 1: $140 to check in Monday–Wednesday (up to a $280 value)
Option 2: $165 to check in Friday (up to a $330 value)
2-night stay for four in a Maples, Oaks, or Views unit
Option 3: $175 to check in Monday–Wednesday (up to a $350 value)
Option 4: $220 to check in Friday (up to a $440 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 1/31/14
Travel window: 12/16/13–3/30/14
Blackout dates: not valid 12/23–12/25
Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $25 fee; 14-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies