Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is not just your average Up North vacation experience.
Located just 2 hours north of the Twin Cities, 1 hour west of the Twin Ports and 45 minutes south of Grand Rapids,
it’s a premier Minnesota resort community located in the heart of northern Minnesota’s vacationland on
Big Sandy Lake. You will find more than you’ve ever dreamed!
Big Sandy Lodge is a perfect combination of a lakeside retreat with comfortable accommodations.
Book your stay for a special night, romantic getaway, stay-cation or a special event.
While here you’ll enjoy great dining in our lakeside Bear’s Den and Pines Dining Room.
An expansive 3-tiered deck provides just the right atmosphere for a delicious dinner outside or a quiet escape with a favorite book and cup of coffee.
In addition to the dining, you’ll find the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna a great way to unwind after a refreshing day in Minnesota’s North Country.
There’s also a fitness center and a media center. Bring your own games or check out our bean bags and play down by the lake.
McGregor, MN 55760
Our little 450 sq ft duplex cottage provides you luxury accommodations to explore McGregor. Whether it’s hunting,fishing, boating, swimming,kayaking,birding, hiking, shopping,girls weekend, family reunion,wedding, or on business that brings you here, we are happy to have you.
Time slips by when you visit this park of the north. Walk the Savanna Portage Trail, a historic trail traveled by fur traders, Dakota and Ojibwe Indians, and explorers more than 200 years ago. Savanna Portage State Park has 15,818 acres of rolling hills, lakes, and bogs. The Continental Divide marks the great division of water: water to the west flows into the Mississippi River; water to the east runs into Lake Superior. Visitors can hike the Continental Divide Trail and see forested vistas. During the summer, visitors enjoy swimming at Loon Lake. Bike enthusiasts can pedal on roads, or on dirt trails designated for mountain bikes. With four fishing lakes and a river, its common for anglers to catch pan-fish, trout and bass. Come winter, this park offers snowmobilers approximately 32 miles of trails to explore.
Historic Areas in Park
Experience golf in Minnesota as it was meant to be. Minnesota National is a Northern Minnesota 27 hole Joel Goldstrand Masterpiece. With five sets of tees on every hole and stretching to a magnificent 7200 yards, our Championship Course has something to offer all levels of golfers. The championship course has meticulously maintained bentgrass fairways, tees and greens, and Ohio white sand bunkers. Each hole will make you feel like you are out on the course all alone, except you will be surrounded by the abundant wildlife and beauty that is native to Northern Minnesota. Also stop in for a quick 9-holes on our Savanna Course. With a par of 33 that can be played to 2500 yards, the course is great for the family, a fun late nine or a way to hone your wedge skills, Savanna is truly a course that can be enjoyed by all levels.
Considered one of the most beautiful locations in Northern Minnesota, Minnesota National is a magical place for your special day with elegant indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites of varying sizes and environments. Our dedicated team is committed to make your experience one to remember. We can accommodate groups up to 300+ people. Our event menu can fit any budget. Whether it is appetizers, a buffet, or plated dinner service, your guests are sure to be impressed. It's the perfect setting for your perfect day!
A great place to relax and enjoy with friends and family. Whether you want to swim, fish, boat or dine out at one of your favorite restaurants, Big Sandy Lake has it all!
Aitkin Lake is beautiful and serene offering fiery sunrises coming up over the lake with incredible sunsets as you make your way back from the lake to the Resort. Aitkin Lake also offers some of the top pan fishing in Aitkin County. It’s not uncommon to catch that elusive 11” Bluegill!! What many don’t know is that it’s also attached to Big Sandy Lake which is easily accessible by boat. So you have the quietness of Aitkin Lake while also enjoying the great many eateries by boat on Big Sandy. Aitkin Lake Resort offers cabins, and camping along with boat, and pontoon rentals. We even rent out pontoons for those that stay on Big Sandy!
Complementary to the guests who stay with us at Aitkin Lake Resort will also have access to our beach area while using our paddle boards, kayaks, and paddle boats!! Heck… we’ll even throw the WIFI in for free.
Book your stay today!
• Daily camping minimum: $34.00
• Daily tenting minimum: $25.00
• Daily cabins minimum: $130.00
• Weekly cabins minimum: $630.00
• Seasonal camping minimum: $2,400.00
• Seasonal cabin minimum: $4,540.00
Camping rates based on Tent or RV water and electric hookup.