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The Best Minnesota Hotels For Winter Vacations


Winters usually bring with them the usual depression. The cold and dreary climate is enough to sink anyone’s spirits, making winters boring and dull, with one always wanting to stay indoors, away from the cold and snow. Minnesota hotels offer one a great way to thoroughly enjoy one’s winters and save the sulking and boredom for another season! The best Minnesota hotels can not only uplift your mood but are also an amazing place for a getaway with one’s family or friends.


Because Minnesota hotels are a blend of luxury and comfort and are purposely built especially for the winter season, they are the ideal place to enjoy winters. Not only do the hotels provide you with the best recreational activities exclusively for winter, they also cater to the needs of the people who are not that fond of the outdoor games and sports. Ski resorts are Minnesota’s specialty, with many hotels offering not only ski equipment, but also ski training for those who haven’t done it before. If skiing seems a bit too tough, the hotels offer a variety of other activities like snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, etc. If one just wants to enjoy the winter in a luxurious place, the hotels offer bed-and-breakfast, jacuzzis, and any other amenities to provide warmth and comfort to the visitors.


Some of the best Minnesota hotels include Gunflint Lodge which is located north of the Grand Marais. It’s a cross country resort ideal for skiing. They offer comfortable cabins which keep you warm despite the staggering cold outdoors. The location of the lodge is ideal for skiing and other outdoor recreational activities and the hotel provides full services to those interested in the outdoor sports. A dedicated ski resort located close to Duluth is the Spirit Mountain Ski Resort. Apart from catering to skiers and snowboarders, the resort offers breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the St. Louis Bay. The great thing about Spirit Mountain Ski Resort is that it caters specifically to the needs of families with small children with special training sessions and safety gear for the young ones. This makes Spirit Resort ideal for families with small children. However, the number one ranked ski resort of Minnesota is undoubtedly the Giants Ridge Ski Resort. Located in the Iron Range region of the state, the hotel not offers exemplary services for both indoors and outdoors. Apart from the usual skiing and snowboarding equipment, the hotel also the service of snow mobiles which can be used to explore the region and have fun at the same time. Apart from these, the resort hosts a playground, lake, beach and swimming pools which can be used throughout the year.

Tips and comments

With many hotels and resorts to choose from, one undoubtedly will be confused as to where to go and what to do. It is always better to do some online research or read travel guides and customer reviews about the different Minnesota hotels before you plan your winter trip. No matter where you decide to go though, there is one guarantee: that you will thoroughly enjoy your winters and have a different perspective for winters after that vacation!

By Sidra Rana, published at 02/06/2012
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