By winterwarlock on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 09:11 pm: Edit Post
My wife and I and 4 other couples are looking for ideas for New Years Eve. We would like to find a resort in northern MN or WI that has a full restaurant and bar with entertainment. We have done the Brainerd lakes area in MN and the Cable area in WI for many years and would like to try something different. Any ideas? Of course we would ride during the day but would like to enjoy the bar and entertainment at night without having to drive all over.
By skiwatab on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 09:39 pm: Edit Post
Try Thumper Pond www.thumperpond.com in Ottertail MN. They have a good bar and always have some kind of entertainment for New Years. Nice clean resort with pretty good food. Trails are awesome when they have snow. You can ride right out of the resort. I go up thier 2-3 times a year. Its worth checking out.
By elf on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 09:58 pm: Edit Post
You can try the Lutsen area. They have good entertainment and you can ride right from numerous resorts in the area.
By robinson on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 11:33 pm: Edit Post
Crane Lake, Orr and the rest of Voyaguers National Park is amazing, always have snow. many resorts and lodges
By landoman on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 08:19 am: Edit Post
Bents Camp in Land O Lakes, WI has nice cabins, nice restuarant and bar and is right on the wisconsin / Michigan border for great snowmobiling during the day.
By jroz on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 09:02 am: Edit Post
Ash Trail Lodge. Good place to start and also to end the night.
By knarly on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 11:20 am: Edit Post
I have a house on the Lutsen Ski Hill Rd. in Lutsen, MN. It is 4 tenths of a mile from two resturants and bar at the ski hill base. The snowmobile trail is 3 tenths of mile from the house. Here is a link if you would like to check it out. http://dancingbearslodge.com/Home.html
By redbirchhaus on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 01:25 pm: Edit Post
The Big Powderhorn Ski Resort area just across the border into the UP from Hurley is a popular choice for all the things you're looking for. Fantastic sledding and at the end of the day--several great food/cocktail/entertainment options right there and all you have to do is call the free Powderhorn shuttle bus to bring you to/from any of them from 8:00am to bar close!
By limey on Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 08:18 am: Edit Post
I highly recommend the Lake Vermillion area. There are tons of resorts on the lake and not very crowded. We have spent New Years there and had a good time.
By t660redrocket on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 08:56 pm: Edit Post
You should really consider The Bluff http://www.thebluff.biz/index.htm in Rockland, MI. Matt the owner is a great guy and will point you to all the fun stuff in the area. If you are dead set on MN try Betty's Cabins in the Silver Bay area. Lot's to do in the area. http://www.lakesuperiorcabins.com/
By wayne on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 10:28 pm: Edit Post
Try the Gateway Lodge and Resort in Mercer,WI> located on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Great bar, food, new cabins and houses. New Years music. www.thegatewaylodge.com
By doogirl on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 11:11 pm: Edit Post
Pinehurst Lodge in Northern Mn is fun. great trails and full restarant/bar. Small village, but hub of riding area, so fun place, and would be a nice crowd New Years eve. For larger crowds, Shooting Star Casino is 20 miles to west. not as good of trails, but more people for night life, if you like the noise of casinos. To the south 30 miles is Detroit Lakes, Mn home of We Fest.
By xcr800 on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 11:20 pm: Edit Post
I would also recomened Brents camp in Land O Lakes if you ride the Cisco chain you can be in Upper Michigan in under 30 minutes where you can ride to Watersmeet. Lake Gogebic or up to Silver city by Lake Superior or head west on trail 2 to Hurley Wisc. http://www.bents-camp.com/
By yamalaris on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 03:44 pm: Edit Post
Here is an idea for you: The Eastern and Central time zones split Lake Gogebic almost in half, you can ring in the new year at the Hoop and Hollar in the eastern time zone on the north end of the lake then jump on your sleds head down to the Gogebic Lodge and ring in the new year once again in the central time zone on the south end of the lake. The Gogebic Lodge has nice accomodations. This is in MI about 25 minutes north of Presque Isle WI. it is a fun night and you get to include the sleds! WARNING EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL AND SNOWMOBILING DO NOT MIX...
By rp7x on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 11:30 pm: Edit Post
a little alcohol and excessive snowmobling don't work either