Itasca State Park o Minnesota Offers Winter Lodging at Reduced Rates

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Itasca State Park o Minnesota Offers Winter Lodging at Reduced RatesCross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing will be right outside the door when you reserve a winter getaway – at a reduced rate – at Itasca State Park in Park Rapids.

The Douglas Lodge Four-Season Six-Plex (Itasca Suites) is located within the park and priced at an off-peak rate of $99/night, now through May 22.

Each of the 12 units has its own bathroom with a shower and tub (unless ADA shower is present); log furniture complete with bedding and linens; a kitchenette with pots and pans, a microwave, a refrigerator, a dishwasher; and amenities including a color TV, Internet access, and a phone. Each suite accommodates up to four adults or a family of up to six, and adjacent units can be connected by an interior door.

Established in 1891, Itasca State Park is Minnesota’s oldest state park and its third busiest. Nearly half a million people visited the 32,000-acre park in 2010. Year-round attractions include the headwaters of the Mississippi River, the towering pines of Preacher’s Grove, and a scenic Wilderness Drive. Interpretive nature programs are offered year-round. Winter recreation opportunities include 31 miles of cross-country ski trails (including 15 miles for skate-skiers) and 31 miles of snowmobile trails, along with ice fishing and snowshoeing. Snowshoe rental is available for $6/day.

Make reservations online or call 866-857-2757. For a list of upcoming programs and special events or to take a virtual tour of the park online.