Stay When You Play Along the Byway!

Your lodging hosts are your best source for information in the area, be it a great fishing spot, a good place to grab a bite to eat on a sunny deck, or the store with the best souvenirs.

Drivers, hikers, boaters, explorers, shoppers and site seekers are active folks. After a busy day and some great eating, a body gets tired. The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway has plenty of clean, fresh inviting beds waiting for your weary bones.

Along the spine of the Byway, CSAH 16, several family-owned resorts are ready to slip the two of you or your whole family into welcoming, comfortable lakeside, lakeview and woodsy cabins. Across from the Whitefish Golf Club, stop in at Towering Pines Resort or Clamshell Beach Resort to enjoy a stay on the picturesque Clamshell Lake.

A few more miles east, relax for a night, a few nights or a week or more at Black Pine Beach Resort on Little Whitefish Lake, also known as Pig Lake. A ‘pig’ was a logging term for a bundle of logs. Also on the same lake is Pinedale Resort, owned by the same family for more than 40 years. Learn about the area’s logging history from your resort hosts.

Down the road another mile or so are Pine Terrace Resort, Beacon Shores Resort, Boyd Lodge, and Bay View Lodge. Pine Terrace, located on Star Lake of the Ossawinnamakee Chain, is a dream spot for those seeking peace and quiet. Beacon Shores has a cozy setting with cabins overlooking Whitefish Lake and Boyd Lodge offers townhouse lodging on Rush Lake. Also on Rush Lake of the Whitefish Chain is Bay View Lodge, a family resort whose owners know a thing or two about fishing these lakes. 

Speaking of fishing, nobody does fishing in winter like Heath’s Resort on the north side of the Chain off CSAH 15. Famous artist, Les Kouba, painted a very successful darkhouse spearing picture based on his fishing experience in one of Heath’s spear houses.

For folks looking for a hotel-style stay, the Byway is bookended with AmericInn Lodge and Suites on the west end at the intersection of CSAH 16 and Highway 371, and Whitefish Lodge and Suites on the east end just a block east of CSAH 66 in Crosslake.

To find out more about all these lodging facilities and a few more too, take a look at Whitefish Area Lodging Association.

So many appealing places to stay, it makes a body wish there was more time to kick back and relax. Don’t worry. The beds, bites and brews along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway will be here waiting for you the next time you come to Explore the Lore!