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Thunderbird Lodge

Lodge or Resort
A bird's eye view of our paradise.

Welcome to our paradise. The Thunderbird Lodge on Rainy Lake offers you true wilderness and a world class fishery. Rainy Lake has over 212,000 acres of waterways with 929 miles of shoreline with another 635 miles around 1,600 islands. The Thunderbird Lodge is only 1/2 mile from the entrance to Voyageurs National Park.

We are a Full Service Resort offering lodging accommodations - both rooms and cabins, fishing, snowmobiling and a Marina, and a Dining Room and Lounge with services for Banquets & Group Meetings

Recreational Opportunities

We offer boat rentals, as well as free use of our canoes and paddleboats for our guests. We also have a wading beach and a swing set for kids and a fire pit fully stocked with wood to gather around in the evening.

Driving Directions

Located 11 miles east of International Falls on Highway 11. To reach International Falls from the south, take I-35 North to Duluth, then follow 53 North into International Falls. Or, take I-35 to Cloquet, then take 33 North to 53 North to International Falls. To get to Thunderbird, turn right at the 4th stoplight and follow Hwy 11 East for about 10 miles. You will see our sign on the left.

To reach International Falls from the west, follow Hwy 71 from Bemidji to Hwy 11 from Baudette. To get to Thunderbird, follow Hwy 11/71 into International Falls until you get to a "T" in front of our Chamber of Commerce. Take a right, go one block, and take a left onto Hwy 11 East. Follow for about 10 miles until you see our sign on the left.

From the Falls International Airport, take a left coming out of the parking area. Take a left on Hwy 53 North. At the 4th Stoplight (Hwy 11 East) take a right and follow 10 miles until you see our sign on the left.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Locally family owned.

Pet Friendly Notes

We accept pets in both our cabin and lodge rooms.


Seasons Open

Thunderbird Lodge is open year with lodging and dining.


Our rates vary, please visit our website at for a list of rates.


Locally or Family-Owned Business


Thunderbird Lodge features cabins with views of the Lake and Marina. All cabins are private and have decks, and BBQ grills. Many are newly remodeled!

All cabins and lodge rooms have daily maid service including fresh towels. Lodge rooms have wireless internet service, free of charge.

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