Minnesota Ice Fishing Vacations

Minnesota Ice Fishing Vacations
If you are ready to brave the elements during the day, and sit back and relax with a hot meal and soft bed at night, Minnesota has several lodges and resorts offering winter ice fishing vacation packages. Fish for walleye or bass in the frigid landscape of Minnesota, in ice shacks or shanties. If you are lucky, you may even get to see moose as they make their way through the cold, wintry environment.

Adventure North Resort

The Adventure North Resort is in Walker, along Leech Lake. The resort offers winter vacation packages, with ice fishing as a focus. The resort has several ice fishing shacks on the lake for you to use and enjoy. After your day on the ice, head to the lodge, which features fireplaces and family-style meals. Fish cleaning, filleting and shipping is done for you by the guides and staff at the resort. Private cabins or rooms in the lodge are options. Private bathrooms are in the cabins, along with stocked kitchenettes, bedding and fireplaces.

Adventure North Resort

4444 Point Landing Drive N.W.

Walker, MN 56484




Northernair Lodge

The Northernair Lodge operates cabin- and lodge-based operations year round in Ely, near the boundary waters in north-central Minnesota. Northenair is the only lodge on Mitchell Lake, assuring you of a private ice fishing holiday. Ice fish the lake for pike, walleye, bass and crappies, then head back to your cabin or room to warm up after the day and recharge. Enjoy the sauna on the resort grounds. Cabins have enough beds for up to four people and have kitchenettes with pots, pans and utensils. There are no TVs at the cabins, so you can enjoy the peace of the northern winter.

Northernair Lodge

2123 Haapala Road

Ely, MN 55731



Northwest Angle Resort

The Northwest Angle Resort is in the Lake of the Woods region of the state and offers ice fishing vacation packages. Four cabins and four apartments are available for you and your fishing party. Each unit has outdoor plug-ins for your cars and vehicles should the mercury dip too low for vehicles' health. There is a heated fish-cleaning building where you can dress and fillet your catch and stay warm during the process. The lodge provides a ride out to the ice shanties in the morning via a modified and enclosed ice "bombardier."

Northwest Angle Resort

Box 68

Angle Inlet, MN 56711




Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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