Located right off I-35, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Forest Lake, MN is the perfect place to ease off the road 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 cruise the St. Croix River with Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours. Not up for an outdoor adventure? Relax with a dip in our indoor pool and melt away any travel fatigue in our hot tub.
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 Hotel Rooms
After a day of outdoor adventure, kick back in your room or suite with free Internet access or catch a movie on HBO. Standard room highlights include:
Traveling with family? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite to enjoy a separate bedroom with a king-size bed and these additional amenities:
Bars & Restaurants
Start each day with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, which features 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 Neighborhood Grille dishes out an eclectic array of entrees inspired by European, Asian and American cuisines.
Things to Do in Forest Lake
Head into St. Paul for a day of exploration, or hit the fairways at one of the golf courses surrounding the hotel. To learn about the area’s Swedish heritage, visit the Gammelgården Museum. Other local favorites include:
Wildlife Science Center – A 15-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. Since this venue is also popular for summer weddings, call ahead to make sure someone’s special day doesn’t interfere with your own adventure.
Taylor Falls Scenic Boat Tours – Ride down the St. Croix River on a beautiful excursion boat. Docked about 30 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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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
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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