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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.


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Park Street Inn
Phone: 218-652-4500


Nevis (Park Rapids), 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.

Grand Marais (Gunflint Trail), 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.

Silver Bay (North Shore), Minnesota
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Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast
Phone: 218-834-4898
Toll Free: 888-832-5606

Two Harbors (Duluth), 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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Pincushion Mountain Bed and Breakfast
Phone: 218-387-2009


Grand Marais (Gunflint Trail), Minnesota
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Water Street Inn
Phone: 651-439-6000


Stillwater (St. Paul), Minnesota
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Historic Inn on Ramsey
Phone: 651-437-3297


Hastings (Stillwater), 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

Stillwater (St. Paul), Minnesota
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Deutsche Strasse Bed and Breakfast
Phone: 507-354-2005

Enjoy Cross-country skiing on 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. Enjoy an invigorating day at the park and return to sit in front of the candle lit fireplace drinking a mug of hot chocolate. There is scheduled on January 9, at the park, a Historic Building Snowshoe hike. Make your plans now!

New Ulm (Mankato), 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

Harris (Taylors Falls), 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.

Faribault (Northfield), 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 (Minneapolis), Minnesota
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Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 218-388-4487
Toll Free: 1-800-322-8327
Ski and Snowshoe trails start at our front door. We are located at the intersection of the eastern end of the 31 kilometer Banadad Ski Trail and Banadad's eastern trails; Lace Lake and Tall Pines Ski Trails. The Banadad is the BWCA's longest tracked Nordic Trail. We offer cozy yurts along the Banadad for overnight stays. In addition to groomed Nordic ski trail, we have 6 miles of snowshoe trails. One trails travels 3 miles through the BWCA.

Grand Marais (Gunflint Trail), Minnesota
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