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Best Weekend Getaways In The Minnesota Area

The day-to-day hustle and bustle of work and family can bring strain to any relationship, whether that be with a spouse, family member or friend. A getaway can provide that boost you need to revamp your attitude. If you and your spouse or guest are looking for a weekend getaway, give these five spots a shot for some rest and relaxation as well as some fun.

Caribou Highland Lodge
371 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN 55612
(800) 642-6036

You and your guest may be searching for a great place to get away from it all for a weekend. This is the place to go. You both can enjoy a nice hiking pathway and explore some of God's beautiful scenery and wildlife. If that isn't good enough, just play some golf or sit by the pool and enjoy some Minnesota sun. If you make your visit in the winter season, pack the skis and enjoy some thrilling downhill adventures.

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Grand View Lodge on Gulf Lake
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
(866) 801-2951

The mall in Nisswa speaks for itself. For those of you who love to shop until you drop, this is an ideal weekend getaway. You can go from store to store and never get tired. The boys can go hiking, play some fantastic golf and fish until their hearts' content while you and your friends or family can shop and then meet up for lunch in town. A weekend in Nisswa is exactly the prescription the relaxation doctor prescribed.

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Jackson Junction Casino Hotel
39375 County Highway 24
Morton, MN 56270
(507) 697-8000

This weekend getaway offers a lot of entertainment options. Win big at the tables and leave with more than you came with. Go ahead and roll the dice on the craps table and enjoy a couple hands of blackjack. Jackson Junction Casino Hotel's jacuzzi suits are wonderful. You can get a room with a fireplace and cuddle together or take a romantic dip in the pool. Now that is an all-inclusive weekend done right.

Sugar Lake Lodge
37584 Otis Lane
Grand Rapids, MN 55721
(218) 327-1462

If you are looking for a weekend getaway with some great scenery to boot, then this is the place to go for your weekend retreat. Take it easy with a few rounds of golf and enjoy the summer sunshine. It has expansive grounds that you can enjoy and explore or you can get a workout on the water by canoeing or fishing. Just take a walk along the beautiful lake and enjoy yourselves. Also, the food at Ottis's Grill & Bar onsite is delightful on a warm summer day.

Spicer Castle Inn
11650 Indian Beach Road
Spicer, MN 56288
(320) 796-5870

If you want a unique weekend getaway, then you will enjoy this little inn. Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Spicer Castle Bell Boat on beautiful Green Lake. You and your guest can enjoy a murder mystery dinner and indulge in the wonderful five-course meal offered. Take in the ambiance of your candlelit dinner on the lake in this unique lagoon setting. Spicer Castle Inn will take your breath away.

Related: Best Places To Go Fishing In Minnesota

Misty Wesley is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. Her work can be found on

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