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Manhattan Beach Lodge is located on Big Trout Lake of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes 25 miles north of Brainerd, Minnesota. The 1920's landmark was renovated in 1995 and the 18 lake side guest rooms offer an intimate alternative for couples or small group getaways. The handmade log furniture, great stone fireplace, acclaimed restaurant, and dramatic sunsets all complement the country inn feel. Manhattan Beach Lodge Staff will assist visitors with sight-seeing and shopping information, tee times, cross country skiing, or hiking and biking trails through our pristine north woods.
Looking back to the 1920's when the site was selected for the Manhattan Beach Lodge, it is easy to imagine the solitude and splendor of the pine woods and crystal clear lakes along with the magnificent sunset views. The slightly elevated shoreline and sand beach promised a perfect vacation setting for anxious travelers from throughout the Midwest.
That promise continued to be kept as the appeal of a north woods vacation spread nationwide in the 30's and 40's. Manhattan Beach Lodge hosted Hollywood's famous and Chicago's infamous with equal dedication. A blend of rustic ease and civilized amenities became the hallmark of Lodge hospitality.
Today, as you watch an eagle soaring overhead, catch a trophy walleye, snowmobile into the back country, or just watch the sun set into Big Trout Lake, you recognize that Manhattan Beach Lodge offers a unique getaway with the same unspoiled woods and waters as eighty years ago. As you enjoy dinner in front of the original stone fireplace amid the restored cedar log work, you help write another chapter in the colorful history of Manhattan Beach Lodge.