We know everyone needs to eat, even on vacation. Looking for where to get groceries or what restaurants may be near? This page is for you. First, all cabins at Birch Forest Lodge include kitchens. These kitchens have a refrigerator, an oven, a microwave, a toaster and a coffee maker. Not to mention they all are stocked with dishes, pots and pans, silverware, glassware and so forth. Oh yeah, did we mention you also have a barbecue and a picnic table? If you want to bring food and cook, no problem. Don’t want to cook, no problem, scroll down to see local restaurants we’ve tried out and can recommend. A general idea of the menu as well as distance from the lodge is included in each overview.
You may not want to drive 10 hours with groceries. No problem, here are places that can help you with groceries.
- Pelican Bay Foods-located in Orr. Small, locally run grocery store that we all really appreciate-especially when we realize we ran out or forgot something. Located 7 miles away by car and just across the lake by boat (yes there is a dock and you can go by boat).
- Zup’s-located in Cook. 3 times the size of Pelican Bay Foods and part of a small Northern Minnesota chain. Their freshly made sausages and bratwursts are amazing! Located 26 miles away. If you are coming from the south, you will pass Zup’s as you travel through cook.
- Super One Foods-located 53 miles away in Virginia. Very large grocery store. Excellent selection and generally close enough for milk and eggs to be fine for the hour drive. Don’t get ice cream here in the summer-it will melt by the time you reach the lodge!
- Also, please keep in mind that we sell ice cream treats, soda pop, candy, frozen pizzas and individually wrapped steaks in the lodge.