Minnesota Cabin Rentals

Comfortable Minnesota Lakeside Cabins

If you’re looking for a remote, family-focused getaway, Birch Forest Lodge is perfect for you. We offer a variety of cabin options that provide our guests with a comfortable and spacious stay. While our cabins offer guests plenty of room and comfort, we don’t strive for 5-star amenities and dining. Our cabins reflect the idyllic outdoor scene at beautiful Pelican Lake, where our resort is located.  

Minnesota Vacation Cabin Rentals

We know that not all families or groups of travelers are the same, which is why we offer our guests a range of cabin options. We have one 1-bedroom cabin, seven 2-bedroom cabins, three 3-bedroom cabins and a new 4-bedroom 2 bathroom cabin for guests to select from. In addition to the cabins, we also have one motel style lodge room above the main lodge. Each of our cabins are built of wood and feature a cozy and lodge-like aesthetic that you’d expect in Northern Minnesota. Some of the cabins present a modern style equipped with a dishwasher, while others feature a more traditional style of cabin. All of the cabins provide guests with free access to canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards to be enjoyed on the lake. For those who need to check in or do some work, our resort also offers free wifi!

While the cabins are unique in size and layout, all of our cabins come with a complete kitchen, including a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, pots and pans and all eating and cooking utensils you need to make a family meal during your stay. Would you rather prepare your meal outside? No problem, each of our cabins feature picnic tables and a charcoal grill. Additionally, all of the cabins have a bathroom with a shower to clean up after a day at the lake. All beds are complete with fresh bed linens and pillows.

While you’ll need to remember to bring bath towels and washcloths for your stay at Birch Forest, we got you covered on dish soap, toilet paper, and garbage bags at no additional cost.

The comfort of our guests if among our highest priorities, which is why we do not allow smoking in the cabins. Also, pets are not allowed on the resort property.

Seasonal Rates and Length of Stay

To rent any of our twelve cabins, we do require 3-night minimum during the spring and fall seasons. During peak season in the summer months, our cabins are rented on weekly basis running from Saturday to Saturday. The only exceptions are for Cabins 7 and 8, which feature a two-night minimum throughout the year. The new 4 bedroom cabin-The Retreat- has a 4 night minimum during the peak summer months.

Our spring season begins the Friday night before the Minnesota Fishing Opener (May 7) and runs through May 28. Summer season begins Memorial Day weekend on May 29th and runs through August 13. The fall season starts on August 14 and will run till early October. From early October until the following May Birch Forest Lodge is closed for the winter. Our family operates a small fishing resort in Belize at that time.

Guests can check in to our cabins anytime after 2:00 p.m. on the day of their arrival. Check out is at 8:00 a.m. on the day of departure.

Cabin Policies

For information about our resort policies, including cancellation fees please visit our policy page.

2 Bedroom Cabins

We have seven 2-bedroom cabins at Birch Forest. Below is a breakdown of each.

Cabin 2

Cabin 2 is our largest 2-bedroom and was recently remodeled from a 3-bedroom floorplan. What was once a bedroom has been transformed to a spacious central sitting room that is great for gathering around with company for conversation after a day spent outdoors. This cabin also has air conditioning!

Sleeps: up to 6

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Cabin 3

Cabin 3 is one of our most popular cabins due to its close proximity to the swimming beach and the outdoor playground. Cabin 3 is great for families as the kids won’t have to go far to have fun out in the sun.

Sleeps: up to 6

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Cabin 4

Similar to Cabin 3, our Cabin 4 is a popular choice for families as it sits close to the beach. Take 50 steps from the front door and your feet will be feeling sand. This cabin features two twin beds, a queen bed, and a pull-out futon.

Sleeps: up to 6

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Cabin 5

Cabin 5 is perfect for a couples getaway. The cabin is only 30 feet from the lake and is surrounded by shoreline. The cabin is the perfect minimalist, traditional lodge for people looking for a place the lay their head at night after a day spent enjoying the outdoors.

Sleeps: Up to 4, but ideal for 2

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Cabin 6

Cabin 6 is a traditional cabin that is great for smaller families and groups. It features two twin beds and a queen bed, and has a fantastic view of Pelican Lake. The lake’s dock is a short walk from the front door of this cabin.

Sleeps: 6

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Cabin 7

Cabin 7 is one of our two cabins that can be rented out for a two-night stay, so it makes for the perfect lakeside weekend getaway. Situated about 20 feet from the lake, this cabin has a queen bed,a bunk bed, and an air conditioning system to cool down on hot summer nights.

Sleeps: 5

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Cabin 8

Cabin 8 is our other cabin that can be rented for two nights, and features a similar floorplan to Cabin 7. This cabin has air conditioning and permits guests to quick access to the resort’s canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards to enjoy in Pelican Lake.

Sleeps: 4

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Cabin 9

This traditional Minnesota cabin features large windows to look out on Pelican Lake, and plenty of room to sleep a medium sized group or family.

Sleeps: 6

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3 Bedroom Cabins

At Birch Forest, we have three 3-bedroom cabins available for rent.

Cabin 1

Our spacious Cabin 1 provides guests with the best of both worlds. It’s situated only 250 feet from the water, and has plenty of room to entertain inside after a day spent on Pelican Lake. This modern cabin has air conditioning and a dishwasher to make for a comfortable extended stay

Sleeps: 8

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Cabin 10

If you’re looking for modern comforts during your vacation to Pelican Lake, Cabin 10 is for you. This spacious unit comes with a full and updated kitchen with a large refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a sizable bathroom. This unit is also handicap accessible and air conditioned.

Sleeps: 8

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Voyageur Cabin

The Voyageur Cabin is our most popular rental unit at Birch Forest Lodge. This massive cabin has a loft, a deck, dishwasher, a queen bed, three full beds, and two twins bed. It’s the ideal cabin for a large family gathering.

Sleeps: 10

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4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Cabin

In 2018 we constructed a new 4 bedroom/2 bathroom cabin.

The Retreat

Our largest cabin, The Retreat has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a loft. The cabin is modern with a dishwasher, AC and a large deck with a view of the lake. Outside the cabin there is a private fire pit area. Cabin has 11 separate beds (including futons). Up on a hill, the cabin sits 350 feet from the water.

Sleeps: 14

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