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Come discover the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”

Outdoor beauty and adventure awaits! If you have ever wondered what it would be like to kayak one of the many lakes in Minnesota or sit fire-side as you roast marshmallows in the evening sunset without a care in the world, Elbow Lake is for you.

There is more untouched natural beauty here for you to discover. Come stay at Elbow Lake Lodge and let your worries disappear as you are whisked away into a world of natural beauty only Minnesota can offer.

Established in 1930, Elbow Lake Lodge has been a mainstay in the town of Cook, Minnesota. The lodge, situated on 1700 acre lake serves as a destination for travelers offering outdoor activities and resort-style amenities. The local community offers a regional airport, medical services and several restaurants and services for tourists.

About Us


83 Years of History
Elbow Lake Lodge and the outdoors.

Established in 1930 on a 1,700 acre lake in Northern Minnesota, Elbow Lake Lodge has solidified its presence within the serenity of Minnesota’s wilderness. The lodge has always been a destination for travelers looking to escape the lights and congestion of the surround metro areas – perfect for hiking, kayaking and fishing – visitors come to be part of the outdoors.

The lodge is nestled within the town of Cook, which may be off the beaten path, but offers amenities for both locals and tourists alike. There are restaurants and bars along with a general store and a full-service medical center. Visitors can access Cook by car or even small plane flying into the regional airport 5 minutes outside of the town.

Elbow Lake Lodge is one of Minnesota’s hidden Gems

The lodge has undergone few changes over the years and has even been relocated to better serve tourists. The property offers beach front access to the lake allowing guests to partake in water activities throughout the summer season. Breathtaking sunsets and an encompassed sense of nature will find each and every guest now and into the future of Elbow Lake Lodge.