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The Red Door Resort

Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota

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The Red Door Resort & Motel is a family operated resort located on the beautiful north shore of Mille Lacs Lake, in the heart of central Minnesota’s vacation land. We take great pride in providing our guests a family oriented lake experience, year-round, at very reasonable rates. Whether you enjoy open water fishing, ice fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, or just relaxing by the lake, The Red Door Resort is sure to be a favorite of your whole family.


The Red Door Resort is located on Mille Lacs Lake within the township of Aitkin Minnesota. We are within approximately a two hour drive from the Minneapolis – St Paul International Airport, thirty five minute drive from Brainerd, and ninety minute drive from Duluth.


We have accommodations for individuals, weekend getaways, family vacations, reunions, company retreats, and other functions. Our clean and modern motel rooms are spacious enough for up to three people each, and we have one very large suite that can accommodate up to twelve people. We also have two and three bedroom cabins that will sleep four to six people each.


Mille Lacs Lake is a world class multi-species fishing destination for both open water fishing and ice fishing. Mille Lacs has been renowned for it’s Walleye fishing for decades, and has recently been ranked No. 1 in Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes. Mille Lacs is also quite well known for producing huge Muskie and Northern Pike year after year. Some of the most productive fishing areas on Mille Lacs are right off the shores of The Red Door Resort, so you won’t have to venture far to find good fishing.

Ice Fishing

Minnesota anglers love The Red Door Resort’s ice fishing accommodations for our outstanding service, facilities, maintenance, and some of the best ice fishing in Minnesota is right in front of our resort. We have daily and weekend access passes, fishing packages with portable ice houses and overnight lodging in our motel or cabins, and full-service permanent ice houses equipped for either day use only or overnight use.

Family Activities

If you’re not fishing, there are plenty of other activities you can enjoy at the resort. We have a sandy beach and a dock with a deck for you to enjoy the beautiful lake view or swim and sunbath. We also have shuffleboard, tetherball, horse shoes, a basketball court, and a playground that our younger guests love.

Group Accommodations

Recently we have added a large space for group events such as conferences, meetings, reunions and receptions. There is also plenty of outdoor space with a beautiful lawn next to the lake where group events can be setup, under our huge canopy if you like in case of inclement weather.


The Mille Lacs Trails Snowmobile Club maintains a snowmobile trail system that connects to The Red Door Resort. Expanding over 140 miles and connecting to the Brainerd Lakes trails, our trails were awarded “Best in State” in 2015.

For reservations or more information

Phone:      1-218-678-3686

Toll-free:  1-866-444-2453

Email:       [email protected]

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