International Falls is the gateway to Voyageurs National Park, the only national park accessible by water.
In a brilliant blanket of snow and ice, this majestic wilderness setting is truly a winter wonderland. The Thunderbird Lodge on beautiful Rainy Lake is the premiere location to access this incredible wilderness setting. Fish on your own or take advantage of the best fishing guides in the business on one of America’s elite fisheries. Whatever you prefer, we can provide fishing guide suggestions that can help you with gear, bait and tackle to help you land a lunker walleye, pike, pan fish and more. Choose spacious, multi-hole houses for large parties or portable fish houses for those looking to get off the beaten path.
Snowmobilers will find hundreds of miles of groomed trails, as well as the beauty and solitude of Rainy Lake to explore. Being the only year-round resort on the lake, you can come warm by the fire, gas your sled, or make the Thunderbird Lodge your destination from many different trails.
Another option is to explore the area on the snowshoe and cross-country ski trails.
After a day on the lake, relax in our comfortable, affordable rooms, and dine in style in our renowned restaurant. Our fully-furnished cabins have complete kitchens, so you can even fry up your own catch of the day.
Escape to the Thunderbird Lodge, ten miles east of International Falls, on Rainy Lake in beautiful Voyageurs National Park for northwoods sophistication, family style and epic fun for those who embrace winter.