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With the Thanksgiving holiday fast-approaching, you may be thinking of changing up your family traditions. Spend the holiday at one of our lodging properties. We have three hotels with indoor waterparks. You’ll find waterslides that zig and zag, looping lazy rivers, relaxing hot tubs, and exciting water jungle gyms for kids to splash and burn off some energy. No matter the weather we’re having outdoors, the indoor waterparks are always warm and ready to be the perfect escape.

Holiday Inn Express and Three Bear Waterpark

15739 Audubon Way, Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 824-3232 | (888) 824-3232

Comfort Suites / Rapid River Lodge & Water Park

7376 Woida Road, Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 825-7234 | (877) 543-8938

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes

6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 822-5634 | (877) OUR-LODGE

Resorts Open Year Round

We also have a lot of resorts that are open year round for you to make fun family memories. You’ll find resorts of all sizes and with a variety of amenities. Some have spas, restaurants, indoor pools, and activities. Others offer low-key tranquility and privacy. Nearly all will have beautiful lake views. Whatever you choose, we have a lodging property for you. 


Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort
Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake


Boyd Lodge
Whitefish Lodge Suites
Manhattan Beach
Pine Peaks Lodge & Suites


Campfire Bay Resort

Cuyuna Lakes Area

Red Rider Resort
Woodland Beach Resort on Bay Lake

Pequot Lakes Area

Clamshell Beach Resort
The Oliver Acreage
Leisure Suites of Breezy Point
Wilderness Point Resort

Nisswa Area

Quarterdeck Resort
Grand View Lodge
Agate Lake Resort
Good Ol’ Days Family Resort
Cozy Bay Resort


Lake Edward Resort

Walker and Remer Area

Trapper’s Landing
Thunder Bay Resort

Mille Lacs Area

Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort
Hunter Winfield’s ResortGrand Casino Mille Lacs

NOV. 26 | Sertoma Winter Wonderland

The 14th season of the Sertoma Winter Wonderland light display is almost here. Drive through the Northland Arboretum to see the beautiful light displays set in the beautiful wooded backdrop. It’s the perfect social distance event for families to enjoy. Gates open at 5:30 on Nov. 26. It’s $15 per vehicle at the gate. You can buy advanced tickets across the Lakes Area for $10 at Cub Foods, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, the Brainerd Dispatch, and the Northland Arboretum.

NOV. 27 | Nisswa City of Lights Festival

The Nisswa City of Lights is a delightful holiday tradition for all ages. Head to downtown Nisswa on Nov. 27 to see the Christmas lights, ride the horse-drawn wagon rides, take a photo with live reindeer, listen to story hour, warm up at the bonfires, and watch fireworks. 

DEC. 2 | Light the Night in Trailside Park

Come to downtown Pequot Lakes and drive around the town square to check out the holiday light display. This event kicks off on Dec. 2 and runs all holiday season. This is another event that is perfect for families to enjoy holiday cheer while also social distancing. Downtown businesses are open, and you just might find that perfect-one-of-a-kind gift for those special people in your life.