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1804, 2022

New Credit Card Policy

By |April 18th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Credit Card Policy

The last two years have given us extra time for internal reflection and a chance to look to the future. What a great honor it is to see many of you each year. We look [...]

2203, 2022

What Are the Fishing Regulations on Pelican Lake in 2022?

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Fishing|Comments Off on What Are the Fishing Regulations on Pelican Lake in 2022?

Pelican Lake in St. Louis County is part of the North Central Zone for Minnesota fishing regulations. This means that the general fishing restrictions set in place for the North Central Zone will apply to [...]

611, 2020

Exploring the Best Minnesota Fishing Trips

By |November 6th, 2020|Categories: Fishing|Comments Off on Exploring the Best Minnesota Fishing Trips

Thousands of years ago, during the last ice age, glaciers receded and advanced over what is now the American Upper Midwest. Not only do we have the Great Lakes as a result, but Minnesota has [...]

2509, 2020

2020 Minnesota High School Bass Fishing Championship

By |September 25th, 2020|Categories: Bass Fishing, Fishing|Comments Off on 2020 Minnesota High School Bass Fishing Championship

Last weekend Birch Forest Lodge had a very special opportunity to be part of the Student Angler Tournament Trail 2020 Bass Fishing Championship held here on Pelican Lake. 32 teams from various high schools in [...]

1806, 2020

June Covid Update

By |June 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on June Covid Update

Where to start? The calendar may say it is only mid June but it sure seems like the summer has been going for a while. At least if you measure by the phone ringing. Our [...]

2204, 2020

Will we be open for Fishing Opener?

By |April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will we be open for Fishing Opener?

Like many of you, we have been very affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. And we are scared/worried/stressed. No, we aren't sick. We haven't had a death in our families, we don't even personally know [...]

2703, 2020

COVID-19 and Birch Forest Lodge

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on COVID-19 and Birch Forest Lodge

We are starting to get calls and emails about COVID-19 and how it will affect our season. So I thought I'd post an update on what is going on with Birch Forest Lodge and our [...]

1807, 2019

Best Time to Fish for Walleyes in Minnesota

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Fishing|Comments Off on Best Time to Fish for Walleyes in Minnesota

According to the Department of Natural Resources, walleyes are some of the most sought-after fish in all of Minnesota. The walleye (also known as the yellow pike) is one of the most delicious freshwater fish—and [...]

1504, 2019

10 Activities to Enjoy at a Northern Minnesota Cabin

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Activities to Enjoy at a Northern Minnesota Cabin

Cabin vacation rentals can be a fun way to get away with the whole family any time of year. They are perfect for those extended family get-togethers or when you just want to get out [...]

1503, 2019

The Ultimate Packing Guide for Your Next Cabin Vacation

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Cabins|Comments Off on The Ultimate Packing Guide for Your Next Cabin Vacation

When it comes to making plans for the perfect vacation, there’s nothing more stressful than figuring out what to pack. This can be especially true for long, extended stays at a cabin rental in Minnesota. [...]

1502, 2019

How to Reconnect as a Family During a Weekend Getaway

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: Family|Comments Off on How to Reconnect as a Family During a Weekend Getaway

In today’s world, it seems almost impossible to find a way to disconnect from technology. Eyes are glued to phones, television screens, or tablets, and you just can’t seem to get away from those pesky [...]

102, 2019

Cold Cold Cold!

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cold Cold Cold!

You probably heard somewhere that we just went through a polar vortex. Previous to this week I had never heard the term polar vortex, but now that I have, I like it. I don't like [...]

612, 2018

Why You Should Consider a Cabin Rental for Your Next Family Vacation

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Cabins, Family|Comments Off on Why You Should Consider a Cabin Rental for Your Next Family Vacation

We’re always looking for that perfect family vacation to create memories that will last a lifetime. Water parks and theme parks might seem like good ideas at first, but they don’t always appeal to everyone [...]

2604, 2018

4 Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July in a Minnesota Cabin

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Cabins, Summertime|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July in a Minnesota Cabin

There’s no shortage of options for celebrating the Fourth of July. There are fireworks, baseball games, parades, car shows, boating, beach games, large picnics with friends and family. But there’s another way to celebrate the [...]

204, 2018

7 Electronic-Free Activities to Pass the Time at Your Minnesota Cabin

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Summertime|Comments Off on 7 Electronic-Free Activities to Pass the Time at Your Minnesota Cabin

There are few things as relaxing as spending the weekend, or week, in the comfort of a summer cabin. Getting away from work and your normal responsibilities every once in a while is a great [...]

2006, 2017

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: Family, Summertime|Comments Off on

Ever since I was a kid I have loved game rooms. Air hockey, foosball and pinball have been my favorites. When I first looked into buying a fishing lodge one of the things that I [...]

2102, 2017

Favorite Summer Activities at Birch Forest Lodge

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: Summertime|Comments Off on Favorite Summer Activities at Birch Forest Lodge

The days are getting longer, and that means that Summer in the Northwoods will be here soon (relatively speaking). I love summertime and this got me thinking. What are my favorite things about summer at [...]

1904, 2016

Best Family Vacation in Minnesota

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Best Family Vacation in Minnesota

We received an email a few days ago informing us that Birch Forest Lodge was chosen as one of the top  25 places for a family vacation in the State of Minnesota! This got us [...]

401, 2016

A New Holiday Tradition at Birch Forest Lodge

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on A New Holiday Tradition at Birch Forest Lodge

We love the holidays. And our family has a very special holiday tradition that we'd like to invite you to join in with us. All year long we collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald [...]

1312, 2015

Berry Picking makes a sweet summer season

By |December 13th, 2015|Categories: Family|Tags: , |Comments Off on Berry Picking makes a sweet summer season

One of our favorite things about summer is berry picking. We love going out as a family and picking raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. It used to be that we had favorite places to go to [...]

211, 2015

Fishing Ideas for Warm Summer Days

By |November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Bass Fishing, Fishing|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fishing Ideas for Warm Summer Days

Most fisherman would agree that fishing a large body of water can be challenging during the warmest days of summer. And most of us would say that is because fish don’t like the warmer surface [...]

1410, 2015

September in Northern Minnesota

By |October 14th, 2015|Categories: Fall Colors, Fishing, Northern Lights|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on September in Northern Minnesota

People always ask me what time of year is best to visit Minnesota. My usual response is it depends on what you want to do. However, if someone asks me what is my favorite month [...]