A deposit of 50% of rental (both cabin & equipment) is required for a reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. We accept VISA, MasterCard & Discover and personal checks (there is a $30.00 charge for any returned checks). Reservations are non-cancelable; however, if a cancellation is necessary, deposits will be returned less an administrative fee of $100 (per cabin & per unit of equipment) ONLY if cabin & equipment are re-rented at the same rate & length of stay.
Yes, all the cabins have a TV & VCR, the cabins do not get TV reception though. The TV€™s are for watching movies & we have a Large Library of DVD/VHS tape selection in the Aurora Room that you are welcome to borrow at no charge.
Yes, all cabins are equipped with DVD players.
We have limited items in the Aurora Room: snacks, pop, frozen pizza (& pizza oven) etc. The nearest grocery store is in International Falls, about 30 miles to the North. There are 2 grocery stores in International Falls. There is a convenience store about 4 miles from the resort that does offer a wide variety of items (including dairy & bread and staples) if you run out of something.
Yes, all of the cabins have their own grills. Bass, Bear, Caribou, Northern, Sunset & Woodside have charcoal grills. Muskie, Yellowstone, & Eagle have gas grills. Fireside & Moose have two grills: one charcoal & one gas. All cabins also come with their own fire pits, picnic tables & private decks with furniture.
No, you do not need to bring your own bedding. All sheets & blankets are provided for you.
Yes, you need to bring kitchen & bath towels. The only cabin that we provide towels to is the Fireside Lodge.
Check in is at 4:00 p.m.
Check out is at 9:00 a.m.
All the cabins are smoke free, you are welcome to smoke outside the cabins or on the deck of the main lodge.
No, there is not a laundry facility at the resort, however there is a laundry in International Falls which is 30 miles to the north.

No, we do not sell fishing licenses at our resort. You can purchase them at the convenience store which is about 4 miles from the resort, or you can purchase online via the Minnesota DNR website (link). The website will give you the option to print it out.
Please Note that there are a variety of fishing license options: individual, family & “one week.” If you are not a MN resident, be sure to scroll down to the “out of state” section.

Yes, you can bring a boat to the park (or rent one from us), the park does not have any motor size regulations on the waters. Only jetskis are prohibited in the park.
No, “you buy it where you burn it.” The Minnesota DNR has put recent restrictions on bringing your own firewood to prevent the spread of several very damaging forest pests including the emerald ash borer (EAB), Sirex wood wasp, gypsy moth, Asian long-horned beetle, and a number of other wood-boring insects, plus decay and wood-stain fungi as well as the pathogens that cause Dutch elm disease, oak wilt, and sudden oak death. Northern Lights Resort is an approved firewood vendor and we sell large bundles of wood for $7/bundle (plus tax). We ask that you please do not bring your own firewood to the park. For more information please click on this link to the Minnesota DNR website.
There are numerous restaurants/bars in the area less than 3 miles by car & less than a mile by boat. Ask us for our staff favorites!
See the Minnesota DNR web site for maps of Kabetogama Lake.
There is actually not a better or worse time of the year to see the northern lights. It all depends on a number of factors in order to see them. A clear night sky is necessary. They are visible all times of the year, you just tend to see them more in the fall & winter as it gets dark earlier. There are several science websites that help predict when they will happen, however the projections are typically for the next 3 to 5 days. Ask us for more details if you are interested in learning more about sighting the Aurora Borealis!
We accept cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Discover). You may also charge purchases to the cabin in which you are staying and pay at checkout time.
Reservation deposits and payments are non-refundable. If we can completely re-rent a canceled reservation, we will refund all of the paid deposit less a $100 re-rental fee per cabin and per unit of equipment.

Our policy is to allow pets in the Sunset, Bass, Caribou & Bear cabins  with prior permission only.

  • There is an $19 per day charge per pet (max 2).
  • Pets cannot be left alone in the cabins.
  • Pets cannot be on beds or furniture.
  • Owners must keep pets leashed at all times.
  • Owners MUST ALWAYS clean up waste from pets and dispose of properly.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Aurora Room or store or any non-pet cabins.
  • Anyone failing to follow the pet rules will be asked to immediately board their pet at a nearby kennel.
  • The following dogs are not allowed at the resort: German Shepherds, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweilers & Pit Bulls.
Yes, we have WiFi throughout the entire resort.

At Northern Lights Resort we strive to include the extras at our full-service resort!

  • Free Fish Cleaning.
  • Free Boat slip with cabin rental.
  • Free Boat Launching.
  • Boat Ramp located on-site at the resort.
  • All bedding & linens are included in the cabins.
  • Free starter bundle of firewood & first bag of ice.
  • Free use of mountain bikes, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards & boats, and water hydro-bikes for our resort guests.

Is there a question that we didn’t cover here? Email: [email protected] with your question and we will answer it for you.