THE RESORT

Yes, High Banks is home of the state record 54lb. 0oz. muskie (with a length of 56 inches and a girth of 27.8 inches), caught by Art Lions in 1957! Learn more about our history here  

Along with great fishing, we offer our guests inviting accommodations, a relaxing atmosphere with access to the beauty of Minnesota's northland, and fun for the whole family.

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Check the details of each Cabin below.
  • All cabins offer a wonderful lake view. Spectacular Sunsets Guaranteed!!
  • All cabins are equipped with bed linens and kitchen essentials.
  • Please remember to bring bath towels, dish towels, dish soap and bath soap.
  • Also available by each cabin for your convenience is a picnic table, charcoal grill and campfire ring.
The Lodge

The historic lodge originating in 1929 brims with northwoods charm and character. Gift shop, arcade, restaurant and cocktail bar are a few of the popular amenities. Also boasting a beautiful handcrafted stone gas fireplace, perfect for gathering with friends and family.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are served up daily. Now offering a children’s menu also. We invite you to stop by and chat a bit, catch up on the latest fish stories. We also serve hand scooped ice cream cones, malts and shakes. With your favorite flavor in stock, stop by and request a Kim specialty!!

The Lodge at High BanksThe Lodge at High BanksFun in the Lodge!Aerial view of the marina
Marina

Our valet boat launching service is second to none. We launch your boat for you and at the end of the day we pull the boat for you. It is parked by the cabin each night for your convenience. At the marina we also have gas and oil available along with a full selection of fresh bait.

Loft

Our loft unit provides ideal accommodations for large families or groups!! Spacious 1300 sq ft floor plan offers satellite tv, wifi, air conditioning, two bathrooms with jetted bathtub, 4 bedrooms, 6 twin beds and 6 double beds and over-sized living and dining room area with lake view. With plenty of parking, and convenient location on the second floor of the lodge, the loft unit is sure to be a “crowd pleaser” with your family or corporate outing!! Book this unit today!! One of our top rented units with all of its’ popular features and amenities!!

Accommodation: 12 guests

Beds:
• 6 Doubles
• 6 Twins

Feet: 1,300 sq ft

Cabin 1

Known to be an icon and landmark as one of the most photographed cabins on Lake Winnie!!! This spacious log cabin is situated lakeside, overlooking breathtaking Lake Winnie! Originally built in the 1930’s by members of a CCC Camp that was located here in the Chippewa National Forest. With a massive, stone, wood burning fireplace, oversized great room and original hardwood floors this cabin ranks as one of the most popular with all our guests!!

Accommodation: 12 guests

Beds:
• 2 Doubles
• 4 Twins
• 2 Pullout Couches

Feet: 672 sq ft

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Cabin 2

Cozy, Wood Framed Cabin. Offering a floor plan that includes the privacy of a separate bedroom. This cabin also features a front deck with a splendid lake view. Location, Location, Location is best at this charming cabin!! With its’ close proximity to the lodge and launch area, this cabin is sure to please your taste.

Accommodation: 7 guests

Beds:
• 3 Doubles
• 1 Twin

Feet: 392 sq ft

Cabin 3

RECENT UPDATE AND REMODEL!!!!! CONVERTED TO A TWO BEDROOM!! ASK FOR DETAILS!!!
Cozy, Wood Framed Cabin. Offering a floor plan that includes the privacy of a separate bedroom. This cabin also features a front deck with a splendid lake view. Another popular highlight of this cabin is the abundance of natural light provided from the patio door that faces the lake. Simply step out the patio door onto the deck for a breath of that wonderful northwoods air.

Accommodation: 8 guests

Beds:
• 3 Doubles
• 1 Pullout Couch

Feet: 392 sq ft

Cabin 4

Cozy, Secluded, Wood Framed Cabin. Offering a floor plan that includes the privacy of a separate bedroom. This cabin also features a front deck with a splendid lake view. Tucked under the pines and away from surrounding cabins, this “home away from home”” is all yours to enjoy! RECENT UPDATE AND REMODEL!!!!! CONVERTED TO A TWO BEDROOM!! ASK FOR DETAILS!!!

Accommodation: 7 guests

Beds:
• 2 Doubles
• 1 Twin
• 1 Pullout Couch

Feet: 392 sq ft

Cabin 5

Spacious, Wood Framed Cabin. Offering the privacy of three separate bedrooms. Perfect for gatherings on the oversized deck with a fantastic view of the lake. Picture window in the dining room area also offers a wonderful lake view. Great for extended families to join in the fun with this roomy floor plan.

Accommodation: 9 guests

Beds:
• 3 Doubles
• 1 Twin
• 1 Pullout Couch

Feet: 552 sq ft

Cabin 7

Spacious, Centrally Located, Wood Framed Cabin. Boasting an oversized, four bedroom floor plan, this cabin is perfect for larger groups or families that desire the comforts of extra space. There is also plenty of room for that late night card game or family dining together. Also features a separate kitchen area for your convenience.

Accommodation: 10 guests

Beds:
• 2 Doubles
• 4 Twins                                     
• 1 Pullout Couch

Feet: 618 sq ft

Cabin 8

Charming, Log cabin. Originally built in the 1930’s by members of a CCC Camp that was located here in the Chippewa National Forest. The prominent cedar logs and pine tongue and groove accents are highlighted throughout this cozy cabin. With a gas fireplace and 4 season sunroom, you are sure to enjoy the fantastic views of the lake right from the comfort of this cabin!

Accommodation: 8 guests

Beds:
• 2 Doubles
• 2 Twins                                     
• 1 Pullout Couch

Feet: 618 sq ft

Cabin 9

Delightful, wood framed cabin. This cozy cabin features an amazing Lake Winnie view. You will be sure to capture one of the guaranteed spectacular sunsets directly from the living room. Air conditioning and knotty pine accents in this one bedroom cabin are some additional popular features.

Accommodation: 7 guests

Beds:
• 1 Double
• 1 Twin
• 2 Pullout Couches

Feet: 392 sq ft

Cabin 10

Delightful, lakeside, wood framed cabin. This cozy cabin features an amazing view of the entire southern shoreline. You will be sure to capture one of the guaranteed spectacular sunsets directly from the living room. Air conditioning in this one bedroom cabin is another popular feature.

Accommodation: 7 guests

Beds:
• 1 Double
• 1 Twin
• 2 Pullout Couches

Feet: 392 sq ft

Cabin 11

Known as “Kim’s Favorite”! This wonderful log cabin is situated in a prominent location overlooking Lake Winnie! Originally built in the 1930’s by members of a CCC Camp that was located here in the Chippewa National Forest. With a stone, wood burning fireplace and original hardwood floors this cabin hits high ratings with all our guests!!

Accommodation: 8 guests

Beds:
• 2 Doubles
• 2 Twins
• 1 Pullout Couch

Feet: 480 sq ft

Cabin 12

Charming, Spacious, Lakeside Log cabin. Originally built in the 1930’s by members of a CCC Camp that was located here in the Chippewa National Forest. Nestled underneath the towering pines, offering a premier, stone campfire ring. With all the comforts of home, you may want to plan for an “extended stay”!

Accommodation: 8 guests

Beds:
• 3 Doubles
• 3 Twins
• 1 Pullout Couch

Feet: 525 sq ft

High Banks Resort History

Since opening back in 1929 under the ownership of Mr. & Mrs. Ingwald Nelson (who owned the resort until 1947), High Banks has been providing relaxing and fun vacations on Lake Winnibigoshish ("Winnie") for the camping, fishing and outdoors enthusiasts as well as families looking for a relaxing getaway.

As printed in the original High Banks Resort Brochure:
“The roomy comfortable cabins of real log and siding construction, set among the pines and birches overlooking the lake, win instant approval. They are new, tight and well built some with glazed porches and all tightly screened and comfortable regardless of weather. Several have split rock fireplaces…..all are completely equipped for housekeeping including linens, necessary cooking utensils, ice and fuel and electric lights. Colorful resort stationary supplied on request. You’ll certainly want to write home about these northwoods cabins! The main lodge, picture on the front cover, well kept and homelike, offers, clean attractive rooms, with restful beds with innerspring mattresses. Cool and airy in the summer, with awnings at the windows and a large screened porch. Electric Lighted. A supply store on the grounds provides groceries, beer, soft drinks, fishing tackle, licenses, etc. Gas and oil for your car. Come anticipating a care-free vacation, with the assurance we will do everything possible to see that you have a wonderful time”

Here are some photos from "back in the day" at High Banks:

Lodge & Dining Room (1954)Lodge & Dining Room (1954)Ann and Bill Molzen, Owners (1954)One classy ride!
Cabins in the mid-1950sCabins in the mid-1950sCabins in the mid-1950sCabins in the mid-1950s
Cabins in the mid-1950sLooks like a good day's fishing on Lake Winnie!Cabins in the mid-1950sThe marina at High Banks (1950s)