Pet-Friendly Resorts in Minnesota: Park Rapids’ Little Norway
An outdoorsy family vacation in Northern Minnesota’s pristine backcountry is incomplete without your beloved pet (or pets). Finding pet-friendly lodging, even in the North Star State, is no walk in the park. Thankfully, for those who plan to explore historic Itasca State Park, Little Norway Resort remains one of the top-reviewed pet-friendly resorts in Minnesota. We couldn’t think of a better place to bond as a family than amid our sprawling Little Mantrap Lake-front acreage. As the closest cabin resort near Itasca State Park, we highly recommend booking that long-awaited spring, summer, or fall stay as early as possible. While you patiently endure winter’s frostiest moments, the whole family can daydream about days spent fishing on Little Mantrap Lake, splashing near the sandy beach, and giggling beside a raging bonfire here at Little Norway Resort.
Pet-Friendly Resorts in Minnesota: The Little Norway Difference
What sets Little Norway apart from all other pet-friendly resorts in Minnesota is its rare combination of affordability, seclusion, historical significance, and free, family-focused programming. As you might guess, most traveling pets are dogs—but not exclusively. In an effort to ensure that all pet owners have a fun and safe time with their doggo, the Little Norway team has enacted a detailed pet policy, complete with pet fees. Your favorite pet will immensely enjoy the on-site acreage, as well as serene Little Mantrap Lake itself. As dog lovers ourselves, some of our favorite on-site activities include swimming, fishing (there’s nothing quite like a nap on the lake), hiking in the backwoods, catch near the playground, and fireside relaxation.
Nearby Dog-Friendly Activities
Obviously, there’s a seemingly whole world of recreational possibilities in nearby Itasca State Park. Your dog can literally bathe in the Mississippi River’s headwaters, hike the Dr. Roberts Trail (while sniffing out some wild mushrooms and berries), and bask in the scenic beauty near the Fire Tower. Meanwhile, Park Rapids is a splendid place to bring your beloved pet as it boasts several dog-friendly restaurants, including Zorbaz, Dairy Queen, and A&W. Rollerblading on the Heartland State Trail is a great way to shed some calories after devouring a pizza at Zorbaz. Don’t forget to purchase some yummy treats and fun toys at Lickin’ Good Whole Pet Foods. Lastly, does your dog deserve world-class grooming? If you said “yes,” head on over to Dog Paws, a local luxury grooming studio.
Waterfront Cabins near Lake Itasca
We wouldn’t be one of the premier pet-friendly resorts in Minnesota without offering a diverse array of family-sized cabins, all of which are rustic, fully-furnished, and pleasingly affordable. In-cabin luxuries include spacious dining areas (with lake views), full kitchens, authentic Minnesotan decor, knotty pine architecture, cable television, comfortable furnishings, walk-out decks with charcoal grills, and fire pits on-site. You’ll also be able to take full advantage of many complimentary amenities, such as the playground, Wi-Fi, canoes, paddleboards, kayaks, and family-focused activities, ranging from ice cream socials to troll hunts and guided nature hikes. Yes, even dogs cannot resist a free ice cream cone!
To learn more about our dog-friendly cabins in Minnesota’s peaceful backcountry, please give us a call at 218-732-5480 (or visit us online). And, when you’re ready to book, simply click the Book Now button.