Located right off I-35, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Forest Lake, MN is the perfect place to ease off the interstate and enjoy some downtime. Explore the great outdoors at Eko Backen, great for snow tubing in the winter and mini golf in the summer, or take a tour down the St. Croix River with Wild Mountain Riverboat Tours. Not up for an outdoor adventure? Feel free to relax with a dip in our hotel’s indoor pool, and melt away any travel fatigue in our whirlpool tub.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Gear up each morning with a complimentary hot breakfast while you peruse the headlines in a free weekday USA TODAY® newspaper. To stay energized, stop by the lobby for free coffee and cookies throughout the day. Hotel amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
After a day of adventure, relax in your room or suite by surfing the Web with our free high-speed Internet and catching a movie on HBO. Standard room highlights include:
Traveling with family? Reserve a Country Suite to enjoy a separate bedroom with a king-size bed and these additional amenities:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start each day with our complimentary breakfast featuring waffles, pastries and fresh fruit. For lunch or dinner, check out one of the restaurants within seven miles of the hotel. Famous Dave’s serves up slow-smoked ribs and pulled pork, and Stella’s on 97 dishes out an eclectic array of dishes inspired by European, Asian and American cuisine.
Things to Do in Forest Lake
Head into St. Paul for a day to explore one of the Twin Cities, or hit the fairways at one of the golf courses surrounding the hotel. To learn about the area’s Swedish heritage, visit the Gammelgarden Museum. Other local favorites include:
Wildlife Science Center – A nine-minute drive from the hotel, this world-renowned research and education facility is home to numerous species of wildlife, including black bears, cougars and wolves. Visit with new litters of wolf pups as they romp, howl and learn to communicate with each other.
Eko Backen – Grab an inner tube and hit the slopes at this facility 10 miles from the hotel. During warmer months, Eko Backen is perfect for a family picnic and a round of mini golf. This venue is also popular for summer weddings, so call ahead to make sure someone’s special day doesn’t interfere with your own adventure.
Wild Mountain Riverboat Tours – Ride down the St. Croix River with Wild Mountain Riverboat Tours. Docked at Wild River State Park, 32 minutes from the hotel, these riverboats offer breathtaking views of natural formations along the river. See a giant cross and an old man’s face etched into stone by retreating glaciers long ago.
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Groups & Meetings
Looking to host an event in Forest Lake? We offer meeting space convenient to I-35 and equipped with free high-speed Internet access, a business center and audiovisual equipment. Our friendly staff is on hand to assist with everything from event setup to catering arrangements.
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Please Note: Our hotel is no longer able to accommodate pets.
100% Non-Smoking Facility
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