Romantic Getaways in Minnesota: Little Norway Resort
Families revere Park Rapids’ Little Norway Resort because of its sizable cabins, private beach, scheduled activities, and complimentary watercraft rentals. And, as you can imagine, couples also value well-equipped cabins, beach life, and kayaking. Over the decades, Little Norway Resort has evolved into one of the most underrated romantic getaways in Minnesota, especially for those with a penchant for the outdoors, sheer tranquility, and fully-furnished, two-bedroom accommodations that genuinely feel like a home away from home.
Little Norway: The Gateway to Adventure and Exploration
While Little Norway’s historic basecamp is located along the sandy banks of Little Mantrap Lake, it’s still nice to be so incredibly close to Itasca State Park, home to the Mississippi River’s headwaters. We’re a short, scenic drive from Park Rapids, with Bemidji, Walker, and Dorset also nearby. Whether you hail from Fargo, the Twin Cities, Duluth, or somewhere far beyond, you’ll find our incredibly secluded slice of Northern Minnesota to be undeniably playful, uninhibited, adventurous, and mildly tantalizing!
Romantic, Energetic Activities
Unlike most romantic getaways in Minnesota, Little Norway Resort is all about the outdoors. No fallacious sophistication. No budget-gouging on-site amenities. And no tourists traps. At its core, Little Norway is a one-stop destination for outdoor adventure. We provide a bevy of complimentary watercrafts, including canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. We boast a sizable, well-groomed beach (one of the only beaches in the area). Oh, and we’re 1.5 miles from the southern rim of Itasca State Park.
Little Mantrap Lake itself is a serene, crowd-pleasing gem that plays host to only two lodges; thus, boat (and watercraft) traffic always remains at a minimum. While geared toward families, scheduled activities also allure couples in need of some good, old-fashioned fun, such as bingo, beach parties, free ice cream, and scavenger hunts. Most couples partake in a healthy amount of state park hiking, Heartland State Trail bicycling, and, of course, bass fishing on Little Mantrap.
Romantic Getaways in Minnesota: Little Mantrap Lake Cabin Life
Not to be overlooked...Little Norway Resort’s rustic two-bedroom cabins are tailor-made for couples looking for a week-long stay that never feels cramped. You’ll discover comfortable queen beds, spacious decks (with lake views), cable television, fully-equipped kitchens, Weber grills, Wi-Fi, fire pit access, and natural, knotty pine architecture. We often spot couples sipping on steaming cups of joe in the morning, admiring the colorful, newborn sun. In the evening, however, we urge guests to stroll down near the lake’s edge where several fire rings lie, perfect for those hoping to roast marshmallows, stargaze, and savor a bottle of vino.
If a full week of outdoor adventure, rustic sophistication, and lakeside relaxation sounds like your speed, please don’t hesitate to check availability online. Within minutes of arrival, you’ll quickly come to understand why Little Norway is the ultimate romantic getaway in Minnesota for nature enthusiasts and casual travelers alike!