Rainbow Resort 

We are about 220 miles northwest of the Twin Cities (see our website for directions), 80 miles northeast of Fargo-Moorhead, just 1/2 hour from Itasca State Park and the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

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We are a Family Vacation Resort near Itasca State Park with more than 500 acres of forested land and one mile of shoreline bordering two lakes and a scenic river. We are located northeast of Detroit Lakes and northwest of Park Rapids, near Itasca State Park & Headwaters of the Mississippi close to the northern edge of Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. The resort grounds are spacious and child friendly with organized kids activities Mon-Thurs. We offer great personal service and a large variety of activities. Rainbow Resort specializes in great getaways, whether it is a small group, family reunions, business/group retreats or camp. There are 13 lakeside Cabins and Vacation Homes, all include lakefront decks. AIR CONDITIONING now in cabins 2, 7a, 7b,6a & 6b and 8a & 8b and House cabin. The 3 & 4 bedroom vacation homes have two baths, dishwashers & gas fireplaces. All have great views of the lake. Three are wheelchair accessible; these Vacation Lake Homes include roll-in showers and wheelchair accessibility to the lake. Our large group complexes can sleep up to 24 persons. We have a Lodge with snacks and a short order grill or a meal package can be arranged. Wi-Fi is available in the lodge and also in the recreation room. Added resort amenities are a campground, sauna, showers, guest laundry, playground, disc golf, hiking & biking trails. Itasca State Park, Mississippi Headwaters is just 1/2 hr. drive. The rental equipment available in the summer include boats, motors & pontoon. Free use of kayaks, canoes and paddleboats. The clear springfed lake is located on Little Bemidji Lake connecting to Elbow Lake,with excellent fishing. Fish species include walleye, crappies, sunfish,large mouth bass, perch & northern pike The Lake is also great for swimming & all water related sports. Inquire about current deals offered.

Book your winter vacation this month and receive a 10% discount on remaining cabins. We have on-site groomed Wooded Trail System privately owned. Near Itasca State Park. Rainbow Resort offers 23 kilometers of onsite cross-country ski trails on resort property. The trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing (we custom groom for large groups). Trail terrain varies from beginner flat trails to challenging rolling hills; the trail system is great for all levels of skiers. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, sliding hill, ice fishing and ice skating rink. Ski, snowshoe, fish house and ice skate rentals are available. We offer very comfortable cabins with full kitchens and 1 to 2 bathrooms and other nice amenities. Ski out from your cabin door.


We offer 3 season cabin rentals. 2-night minimum stays Spring & Fall. Generally we offer weekly stays in the summer however we consider 3-5 night mini stays, inquire for rates. Children 5 years and under stay free.
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