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2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been going every summer for four years and plan on doing so for as long as our girls want to go. Having a 4th and 5th grader means that it will be at least until they go to college :) Our family has made solid friendships over these years with other families that we hang out with during... More 

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HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review! We love hearing that Half Moon Trail is a special place for your family! More 

South Haven, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

My expectations were blown away! Cabins were so clean and updated. Lodge was so comfortable and welcoming...ice cream and arcade were faves! Great fishing on a clear clean lake. Scenery was beautiful and serene. Grounds were immaculately kept. So many activities...carpet ball, minnow races, group campfire with the most delicious kettle corn ever, perfect pontoon, kayaks, paddle boards, pool, clean... More 

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HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!!! We hope you'll return again! More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This resort is so clean and well-run! The staff is extremely friendly and professional. The grounds and cabins are in pristine condition, no garbage anywhere, no run-down facilities. Overall, a top-notch resort!

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Thank you for the review! We hope you'll return! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed there 4 days. Cabin was very clean and well maintained. Lots of fun activities for kids in addition to camp fire events they host. Hydro bikes were cool and fun to try. There is no getting bored there. Highly recommend staying at this resort. We will visit again soon.

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HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to your future visit! More 

West Fargo, North Dakota
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nestled behind some trees off MN Highway 46 lies a family owned resort that takes camping to a whole new level. Appointed with several well manicured lawn and floral spaces, the Half Moon Trail resort has the charm one would see at a Disney type resort. While relatively small, the resort certainly doesn't lack in amenities. Guests have the opportunity... More 

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HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

What a kind and generous review - thank you so much! We're glad the fish were biting for you...sometimes they hide quite effectively! You must be excellent fishers :) We truly hope you'll visit us again in the near future! More 

Morrisonville, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We have been going to this resort for the past 20+ years. If you are looking for a family vacation spot, look no further. This resort is beautifully landscaped, is on a small lake with a beach, pool and lodge. Something for everyone.

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HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope you'll continue to make Half Moon Trail a tradition for years to come! More 

Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is, without question, our favorite place to unwind in the summer. We have been coming here for many years and we are so thankful to have found this place. Here are some of the reasons why we keep coming back. 1. The cabins are very well maintained and extremely clean. 2. The owners are very friendly and go out... More 

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HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! What a kind review! We're so glad you can unwind here and find it a peaceful place. More 

Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We just returned from our 10th year at Half Moon Trail. This is truly our favorite week of every year! Although we've taken our daughters (ages 14 and 11) to Hawaii, Mexico, Disneyworld and the Bahamas, nothing beats our week at HMT. We stay in cabin 18 (reunion cabin) which is less cabin and more home away from home. My... More 

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HalfMoonTrail, Owner at Half Moon Trail Resort, responded to this review

Wow...thank you so much! We're so honored that you continue to come back to Half Moon Trail year after year! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Terrific place at beautiful location with great attention to detail throughout the grounds. Lots of fun activities for the kids. Kayak, canoe, paddle boarding, biking, pool, pontoon rental and a nice beach - definitely feels like vacation!

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Southern MN, USA
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

One of the best family resorts in the Park Rapids, MN area. Close to Itaska State Park. There are plenty of activities for the kids, on a beautiful lake, with wonderful cabins. The owners take great care of the property.

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Thank you so much! We're so glad you like it here! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Half Moon Trail Resort is an upscale family resort located north of Park Rapids, MN on Boot Lake. Here you will find a special blend of landscaped gardens, unique activities, updated accommodations, and outstanding customer service to help you unwind and reconnect with your family. The lake is crystal clear and has minimal boat traffic making it perfect for water sports, fishing, or exploring with one of our complimentary kayaks, hydro bikes, canoes, or the paddle boat. There are lots of planned, supervised activities for both families and kids, including kettle corn, a one-of-a-kind craft, minnow races, a carpet ball tournament, and many more. We also offer a heated swimming pool, a large sand beach, bikes, a playground, and unique games like carpet ball, and marble mountain. The spacious, north country lodge provides a special place to gather with family and friends, read a book by the large stone fireplace, or order a malt at the old fashioned ice cream counter, which is the highlight for many, both young and old alike! Nearby attractions include Itasca State Park, the Heartland Trail, Character Challenge High Ropes Course, Golfing, and the Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge. Park Rapids also offers a multitude of unique shopping and dining experiences for those looking for entertainment off the lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Half Moon Trail Resort

Address: 34881 County Highway 46, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Region: United States > Minnesota > Park Rapids
Number of rooms: 18
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All cabins are amazing!”
  • Early morning sunrise on the lake
  • Gardens at Resort
 of 5 bubbles 198soniae, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 3 has an amazing view of lake.”
 of 5 bubbles Busboy19, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed in cabin 12 and cabin 18. Both are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles hldieter, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the cabins have lake front views but cabin 7 is our favorite!”
 of 5 bubbles jefferali66, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the cabins have a view of the lake. I like the cabins that are closest to the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles domofamily, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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