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Pine Grove Lodge, Max, Minnesota


"New Beginnings at Pine Grove Lodge!

Shawn, Megan, Sabryn (13) & Caleb (10) Wahlstrom will be your new hosts.

Keeping it in the family for 31 years!"




Get ready for a breath taking experience as you drive into our beautiful resort. One of the Northlands finest stands of majestic Norway Pines slope gently down to a sheltered bay of Sand Lake. Where our guests say "your resort is like Yosemite Park" and " this is what we imagined Minnesota to look like".
Walleye With Out a Doubt .... Sand Lake is a top Walleye Lake. In 2011 - 2,900,000 walleye fry alone were stocked.
View from cabins of lake

For those who love privacy, seclusion and the silence of the deep woods,

Pine Grove Lodge is the place to relax and shed tension and have fun.

Fishing & Sand Lake

We can't say enough about the great Walleye fishing, but if your choice is Northern Pike, Crappie, Bass, Jumbo Perch and Sunfish, you can always count on a mixed bag of fish.
Catch fish off your own private dock as seen above.
Sand Lake's rolling structure provides you with plenty of good areas to fish.
Sand Lake is on the Continental Divide so it flows north to Canada up to Hudson Bay.

Log Cabin Accommodations

The beauty of the Northwoods comes out here. You will enjoy our absolutely spotless log cabins. They are spacious and most have glassed in sun porches to view the lake.

All 6 cabins are spaced among the Pines for privacy.

All cabins have a full bathroom with tub, shower and gas heat.

Complete kitchen facilities including Corelle dishes and utensils.

All bed linens supplied.

Includes picnic tables and BBQ grills as seen above.

6 cabins have private docks.

14' boat included with cabin or one dock space





Recreation & Entertainment

Potluck Campfire Monday Nights Paddle Boats (free)
Playground Area with Slides & Swings Volleyball
Sandy Beach with no Drop-Offs Shuffle Board
Inner tubes for Swimming Horseshoes
Hiking Badminton
Mountain biking and kayaking Pontoon
Wildlife Programs for Smaller Children on Wednesday at the Nearby Ranger Station. Also, Wednesday is Family Night at the Ranger Station.
Game Room - Ping Pong, Pool, Jute box, Video Games, Library and Board Games
Canoeing (free) - Down the Bowstring River Right From Your Dock.
Bocce ball, croquet, goofy golf, bean bag toss
4 - Wheeling right out our door to miles of trails

Things to do and see

Shopping in Grand Rapids and Deer River
Forest History Center
Judy Garland Birthplace and Children's Museum
Golf 4 -18 Hole Courses in Grand Rapids, 1 - 9 Hole Course in Deer River
Nearby Restaurants with Lounges
Nearby Churches & Laundromats
Mountain biking and kayaking

The Lodge

Visit the Lodge and See Ben the Bear or Ole the Voyager or View Our Own Artifact Display.
Ice Tackle Sweatshirts
Pop Lake Maps T-Shirts
Candy Postcards Hats
Ice Cream Live Bait Crafts
Snacks Mixed Gas Gifts



Grouse Hunting - is at its best on the abundant public lands.
Duck Hunting - is ideal on the Lake, but especially down the Bowstring River which winds seven miles from your private dock to Bowstring Lake.
Fall Colors - September & early October can be the best time for this. Enjoy the reds and oranges of the hardwoods or the brilliant yellows of the Aspen and Birch Trees. We always have guest stay just for this!
Fall Fishing - Can be the best for WALLEYE.


All our cabins are on level ground with no stairs

    2017 Rates

No. 1 Two bedroom log cabin with one queen and two double beds. Bedrooms and kitchen are large and spacious.  . Full bath with tub and shower.  Enclosed front porch, gorgeous view of lake.1,030 Sq. Ft.
2 people - $1080/week - $210/day
No. 2 Two bedroom log cabin with  one queen and two double beds & 1 sofa-bed and large kitchen. . Full bath with tub and shower. Cozy front porch. Close to lake with spectacular view. 817 Sq. Ft. 
2 people - $1080/week - $210/day 
No. 3 Two bedroom log cabin with  one queen and two double beds & 1 sofa-bed.  Large kitchen and living room. Relax in enclosed front porch. Full bath with tub and shower.  Wonderful view of waters edge. 817 Sq. Ft.
2 people - $1080/week - $210/day 
No. 4 Two bedroom knotty pine cabin with 2 double beds, 1 twin bed, and 2 sofa-beds. Large living room and kitchen.  Wonderful for large groups. Full bath with tub and shower. Cozy front porch. Beautiful view the lake.  975 Sq. Ft.
2 people - $1080/week - $210/day  
No. 5 One bedroom knotty pine cabin with 2 double beds, one sofa bed. Large kitchen and living room. Cozy and comfortable for couples or small family.  Full bath with tub and shower. Nice view of lake. 515 Sq. Ft. 
2 people - $1000/week - $195/day 
No. 6 Three bedroom cabin with 1 queen, 1 full, 2 twin beds and 1 log futon. This new cabin is beautiful with knotty pine walls &ceiling throughout the cabin. The kitchen and living room are spacious and beautiful. Full bath with  tub and shower. You can sit in the living room next to the gas fireplace and enjoy a gorgeous view of the lake. 1050 Sq. Ft
2 people - $1,230/week - $240/day
Additional Persons - $115/week - $30/day
A 14' aluminum boat or dockage for one private is included with cabin


2012 Lund          2013 Pontoon

Week Day
2012 Lund XLSS with 60hp 4-stroke motor, Live well, Bait well, Depth finder, pro ride seats, rod locker, trolling motor, steering console carpeted. $650 $170

2013  19' Sunchaser Pontoon with 40 horsepower 4-stroke motor. Depth finder, swim ladder, carpeted, holds 8-10 people.

$650 $170
16' Alumacraft boat with 15hp Evinrude motor and pedestal seats. $270 $70
14' Alumacraft boat with 15hp Evinrude motor and pedestal seats. $240 $60
15hp Evinrude and Mercury Motors $200 $50
Trolling Motors $70 $15
Additional 14' boats $80 $20
Depth Finders $70 $15


They must be cleaned up after, attended to at all times and kept off beds and furniture.
$30/day - $150/week


There is a deposit of $375 per cabin. Deposit will be refunded If your cancellation is received 120 days or more before reservation date, less $50 service charge. Cancellation within 120 days will be refunded if the cabin is reserved for the entire time of the reservation less $50 service charge. You are responsible for your whole reservation.

 Please settle your bill day before departure.

Check In - after 3:00pm

Check out - before  9:00am



September - $100 off weekly cabin rates

Senior - 5% for 65 or older

Pine Grove Lodge in the beautiful Chippewa National Forest is operated

under  special use permit and is an equal opportunity provider.

Free to our guests:

Cribs Dock Space Bocce Ball
Hi-chairs Canoe Horseshoes
Game Room Minnow Buckets Boat Cushions/Life Jackets
BBQ Grills Anchors Swings & Playground
Freezer Service Picnic Tables Paddle Boat
Boat Landing Shuffle Board Volleyball


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Open May - October  

Pine Grove Lodge

48724 Pine Grove Road
Max, Minnesota 56659
(763) 843-9020

(218) 659-2865