Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Where is the Lodge located? The Lodge at Giants Ridge is 4 miles north east of Biwabik, Minnesota in the heart of the Giants Ridge Recreation Area.
  2. Where are the golf courses in relationship to the Lodge? The Lodge is located next to the Legend Golf course. The Quarry is located 3 miles away on Giants Ridge Road. Call for tee times: 218-865-8030
  3. Is there a restaurant onsite? Yes. The Sleeping Giant restaurant and bar is located within the Lodge at Giants Ridge. Hours vary by season. Go to the Restaurant & Bar Tab on the website for current hours.
  4. Are there other local restaurants?
    1. The Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews is located next door in the Giants Ridge Chalet. 218-865-8061.
    2. Vi’s Pizza and TNT Bar 218-865-4164 dine in and patio service, along with take out.
    3. Poor Gary’s Pizza in Biwabik. Dine in at the Pub next door! 218-865-7036
    4. Rudy’s Bar & Grill in Aurora. 218-229-3983
    5. Megan’s family style restaurant in Aurora. 218-229-3418
    6. The Wacootah Grill is located at the Quarry Golf Course. 218-865-8045
    7. Bunker’s Snack Bar is open during golf season at the Legend Golf Course. 218-865-8041
  5. Are there ATV and Snowmobile trails nearby? Yes, access is just across Giants Ridge Road from the Lodge.
  6. Where can I access the Mesabi Trail? The trail head is located at the main entrance of Giants Ridge, one block from the Lodge’s front door.
  7. Are you located on a lake? No, but there are several lakes with public launches nearby. The Wynne Lake public boat launch is just 1/4 of a mile away. The Sabin Lake launch is 1.5 miles away from the Lodge. Embarrass Lake is 3 miles from the Lodge and also has a public boat launch and swimming beach.
  8. How far are you from Lake Vermillion, Fortune Bay Casino and The Wilderness Golf Course? These are located 30 miles from the Lodge.
  9. Where can I get groceries and liquor? The Lodge gift shop sells some grocery items and a limited selection of wine, beer and liquor. The nearest full-service grocery store is Super One in Biwabik, about 5 miles from the Lodge. The nearest liquor store is also in Biwabik, called the Little Brown Jug, right on main street.
  10. Where is the Off Highway Vehicle park located? It is in Gilbert, 12 miles from the Lodge. A combination of trails and county roads lead from the Lodge to the OHV park. However, you may want to trailer your ATVs from the Lodge to the park.
  11. Do you have Stay and Play packages? No. But we often offer room discounts for golfers. Call the front desk at 218-865-7170 to inquire.
  12. Are there grills available? Yes, charcoal grills and picnic tables are available for guest use. Bring your own charcoal or purchase it at the gift shop.
  13. Is there a fire pit? Yes, we a fire pit for guest use. Firewood is provided free of charge.
  14. What amenities are available? We have a large indoor pool and hot tub, exercise room, and arcade.
  15. What is available in the gift shop? In addition to souvenirs and apparel, our gift shop offers snacks, food and beverages, toiletries, books and games.
  16. Is secure indoor bike storage available? Yes, the lodge has locked bike storage just off the lobby.
  17. Do you rent bikes? Bicycles and mountain bike rentals are available at the Giants Ridge rental shop. This is located straight down the sidewalk from us about 1 block. For hours, information and reservations call 218-865-8024
  18. Do suites have outdoor access? No, our suites do not have balconies or patios. Sorry!

Cancellation Policy:

  • We take the first night’s room and tax when you book your room via the Front Desk.  There is a $50 cancellation fee up to 14 days prior to check in. Inside of 14 days prior to check in a cancellation results in the loss of the first night’s deposit.
  • If you book online to get the 10% online booking discount, the full amount of the stay is immediately charged. The entire amount is non-refundable.
  • In the event you need to cancel your reservation, you can move your stay to another date up to one year with no change or cancellation fee.