Located in Itasca State Park, just a short distance from the headwaters of the Mississippi River, the hostel is a beautifully restored log building. Constructed in 1923 as the park headquarters, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Exposed log walls, new furnishings and appliances, beautiful hardwood floors and massive stone fireplaces create a uniquely comfortable lodging experience.
Itasca State Park, recently rated one of the nation's top 50 state parks by National Geographic, features some of Minnesota's last remaining virgin pine forest. Enjoy outdoor recreation year-round on over 30 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails and 17 miles of paved bike trails right from the hostel's doorstep. Bike and boat rentals and a swimming beach are across the road. The park offers summer naturalist programs and displays on Native American culture and early explorers.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sports & Activities
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing

Green rating

98%

Reviews

It was a great visit, nothing to improve and Sara the manager was a sweetheart.

100%

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Kim,

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

plan ahead of your travel

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Jack,

Wed 13 Aug 2014

Attraction tip

walking across the headwaters of the MIssissippi. The shop across the road rents boats, bikes, etc. at a very reasonable rate

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sue,

Fri 22 Aug 2014