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Minnesota has over 4000KM of cross country ski trails.  Trails range from backcountry to meticulously groomed, traditional and skating. Many ski areas offer lighted trails.  Step outside, strap on your boards you'll find a variety of terrains that are sure to appeal to every age and skill level.

Snowshoe trails are also growing in popularity.  They offer a quiet retreat to explore the winter wildlife habitat.

Looking for a winter ski getaway?  MBBA member inns are ready to keep you warm after a great day of skiing.

Park Street Inn

Phone: 218-652-4500

Park Rapids (Nevis), Minnesota
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Park Street Inn

Phone: 218-652-4500

Park Rapids (Nevis), Minnesota
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The Ellery House

Phone: 218-724-7639
Toll Free: 800-355-3794

Duluth, Minnesota
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Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast

Phone: (507) 467-3560

Lanesboro, Minnesota
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Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 218-388-4487
Toll Free: 1-800-322-8327
Ski-in lodging at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B, cabins and wilderness yurts along the 40 kilometer Banadad Ski Trail network. Both ski and snowshoe trails start at our front doors. The Banadad is the BWCA's longest tracked trail and is centrally located on the 210 Kilometer Gunflint Nordic Trail System. Exclussive manager of the Gunflint Nordic Trails Lodge to Lodge and Yurt Ski Program.

Gunflint Trail (Grand Marais), Minnesota
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Northrop Oftedahl House

Phone: (507) 451-4040

Owatonna, Minnesota
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Baptism River Inn Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 218-353-0707
Toll Free: 877-353-0707
We're located right in the heart of Minnesota's Lake Superior North Shore. There are too many ski and snowshoe opportunities to even mention. The closest cross country skiing is at the Silver Bay Northwoods Trail system or Tettecouche and Split Rock State Parks. Many guests make a short swing up Highway 1 to enjoy the serenity of the pine studded Flathorn/Gegoka ski trails in the Superior National Forest near Isabella. Or grab some of our complimentary snowshoes and head out the back door to make your own tracks through the vast woods adjoining our inn. We also offer accomodations at our sister lodging at the National Forest Lodge. Check it out at www.NationalForestLodge.com.

North Shore (Silver Bay), Minnesota
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Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 888-832-5606
Toll Free: 888-832-5606

Duluth (Two Harbors), Minnesota
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A G Thomson House Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 218-724-3464
Toll Free: 877-807-8077
Duluth has some of the finest trails in Minnesota and we are near most of them. From the ever popular Snowflake Ski Center to the gorgeous Lester Park Trail system which is lit at night, you will find trails for the beginner to the intermediate.

Duluth, Minnesota
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Water Street Inn

Phone: 651-439-6000

St. Paul (Stillwater), Minnesota
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Historic Inn on Ramsey

Phone: 651-437-3297

Stillwater (Hastings), Minnesota
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Outing Lodge

Phone: 651-439-9747

The Outing Lodge is located within Pine Point Park. The park contains 300 acres of beautifully wooded land and is the beginning of The Gateway State Trail. The Gateway Trail is an 18 mile, paved trail stretching from Stillwater, MN to Saint Paul, MN. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/gateway/index.html

St. Paul (Stillwater), Minnesota
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Deutsche Strasse Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 507-354-2005
Toll Free: 1-866-226-9856
Enjoy Cross-country skiing groomed trails (6 miles of easy to intermediate)(or snow shoeing (2 miles) at MN Flandrau State Park,which is located along the city limits of New Ulm. The Deutsche Strasse B&B is only 2.1 miles from the park. Our Ski & Spa package includes rental of ski equipment or snow shoes for two, day park pass, ski passes for two, hot chocolate & popcorn upon your return from the park, and a massage for two. $179.00 + tax. Available with one or two night stays. Price subject to tax. Arrangements must be made a minimum of three days prior to arrival.

Mankato (New Ulm), Minnesota
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Soleil Levant B & B

Phone: 651-674-7361

Groomed cross country ski trails in nearby Wild River State Park, just a half-mile from Soleil Levant B&B

Taylors Falls (Harris), Minnesota
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Historic Hutchinson House

Phone: 507-384-3291

River Bend Nature Center is 743 acres cradling the Straight River and features a variety of habitats including wetlands and forests. 10 miles of trails are groomed for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Wildlife such as raccoons, beavers, white-tailed deer, gray and red fox, mink and other small mammals make RBNC their home. RBNC also provides an excellent spot for birding with many resident and migratory species. An interpretive center is available Monday-Saturday from 8am - 5pm for questions and trail hours are from 6am-10pm daily.

Northfield (Faribault), Minnesota
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Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure

Phone: 651-564-1568

Winter means snow and that means downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snow shoeing trails within a few miles of Turning Waters Bed & Breakfast and Adventure. Coffee Mill Ski, Welch Village, Afton Alps are just a few ski locations. Why not snow shoe in the vineyards of Villa Bellezza in Pepin, WI, and then head home for a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate or maybe a glass of wine. We are always up for a ski adventure at Turning Waters B&B.

Wabasha, Minnesota
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305 NW 2nd Street
Faribault, MN 55021
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