Ice Fishing

Ice fish Cass Lake, right in front of your cabin to get the big catch. Bring your gear, dress warm and have fun!  Bring your own ice house or use one of our spear/angle fishing houses and try your luck on one of the lakes in our 7 lake chain.  Take the opportunity to spear and angle fish at the same time. For the local fishing report check Froggy's Sports.

Snowmobiling
Make the wintry trip here and you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery, groomed trails and limited crowds.   There's no better snowmobiling than in the north-woods.  What could be better than waking up to a fresh coating of snow. Start with a great breakfast, then hit one of the many trails leading away from the resort.  Our resort is connected to 1000's of miles of beautiful trails.  The trails leading to Itasca State Park can be an excellent adventure. For trail and snow information visit:
Bemidji Area Trail MapDNR Trail mapDNR Snow Conditions

Cross Country Skiing
Whether you are a beginner or pro, the ski trails are designed for every level of expertise.  Cross country skiing is a great opportunity to marvel at the beauty of the nature and enjoy the solitude.  You can cross country skiing through miles of trails in the Chippewa National Forest or over 160 km of trails just to the west of Cass Lake.  It's easy to rent your equipment and get trail information just visit:
Bemidji Cross Country Ski Trails

Down Hill Skiing
Thirty minutes west of Cass Lake is the
Buena Vista Ski Area, which strides the Continental Divide and offers 15 groomed downhill runs, four chair lifts, a beginners tow and comfortable three story chalet to relax by the fireplace. Equipment rental is available.

Ice Fishing & Other Winter Fun

WINTER ICE FISHING SPECIAL!
Cabin #10 Three bedroom - ONLY $100 per night

Cabin #4 Three bedroom - ONLY $175 per night
HUGE!  Six bedroom Cabin #12 - ONLY $200 per night
(3 night minimum required for special)

Winter is a great time to visit Birch Villa! We have 15,000 acres of beautiful lake to Ice Fish and Spear Fish; catch jumbo perch, walleye, and northern - with hot spots just outside your cabin door! In addition to great fishing, there's something for everyone!

We have hundreds of miles of Snowmobile & Cross Country Ski Trails and you can enjoy Downhill Skiing and Ice Skating. We have Cabins #4, #10 and #12 available for winter rental at a great deal! Don't forget, after enjoying the beautiful Minnesota outdoors you can warm up by the fireplace in your cabin or join us in the lodge!