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Grand Rapids, Minnesota is the perfect destination for small group meetings and gatherings. Perfectly positioned in the middle of Minnesota’s Northwoods; gives groups an opportunity to focus on networking, continued learning, and celebration without the interruption of big city life. Grand Rapids is surrounded by over one-million publicly accessible acres of forest land and over 1,400 lakes makes for a perfect extended vacation with the entire family.


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Group Room Blocks

Visit Grand Rapids has set-up Room Blocks for upcoming Group Meetings, Gatherings or Events. Simply CLICK on the name to open and reveal the lodging properties that have availability, have set-up room blocks, and all of the details of how to book.

2023 NE MN Synod Women's Convention

2023 NE MN Synod Women’s Convention
June 11-13, 2023
Room Block – Lodging Options

The following Grand Rapids, MN hotels have set-up room blocks, or have lodging rooms available for the June 12-14, 2023 ELCA SYNOD Conference.


Timberlake Lodge Hotel
(10) Executive King $149
(15) Double Queens $154
Dates of: June 11-14, 2023
Call to book: 218-326-2600
Website: https://www.timberlakelodgehotel.com/


Forest Lake Motel
5 Rooms
2 double beds $85 + tax per night/room
Single Double Room $80 + tax per night/room
Date block of rooms will be released: May 14, 2023
Call to book: 218-326-6609
Website: https://forestlakemotel.com/


31 rooms in block
Senior Discount Rate is:
20 are with 2 queen beds @ a rate of $130.00 + tax per night/room
11 rooms with 1 king beds @ a rate of $127.00+ tax per night/room
Release Date: May 11, 2023
To book, call the Hotel: 218-326-8999
Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/grand-rapids-minnesota

Hotel Rapids
Due to the size of their property they cannot setup a room block at this time.
They can offer the MN SYNOD 10%
Call to book: 218-326-3458
Website: http://www.hotelrapids.com/


IM Hotel
(10) Single Queen $108/person + taxes/night/room
(10) Double Queen $108/person + taxes/night/room
20 rooms in block
Call 218-327-1108


2023 Wildfire Academy Room Blocks & Lodging List
June 5-9, 2023

The following lodging properties have set-up room blocks, have availability and have offered group room rates including government rates.

Retreat at McKinney Lake
Book through Website:
Lodging Details: 3 bedroom (1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Full), 1 bath on the north shore of McKinney Lake just 1 block off of hwy 38. Full kitchen and spectacular views of the sunset over the lake!
Rates: Varies, $200 average


Timberlake Lodge Hotel
Government Rate:
13 Exec King – $96
25 Double Queen – $96
Other Rooms in Block:
8 King Suites – $120
2 Extended Stay – $180
7 Master Suites – $130
9 Spa Suites – $140
2 Children’s Suites – $180
3 Fireplace Suites – $150
Release date for block: May 4, 2023
Code when booking: BO3G22 Fire Academy 2023
Phone: 218-326-2600

Website: www.timberlakelodgehotel.com


Sugar Lake Lodge
Phone: (218)-322-4582
Email:  info@sugarlakelodge.com
Studios, 2 and 3BR villas, suites, lakefront lodging
Restaurant is open for all 3 meals.  Free use of standup paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, pickleball, tennis, basketball, outdoor heated pool, bonfire pits, and sandy beach. 2BR and 3BR villas give you a kitchen, living room, fireplace and walkout patio with grill.
Studios from $140/nt, 2BR from $285/nt, 3BR from $415/nt
No block. First come, first served.
Website: https://www.sugarlakelodge.com/


Forest Lake Motel
Phone: (218) 326-6609
Lodging Details: Next door to Forest Lake Restaurant and VFW Bar & Grill
Rates: Nightly rate: Starting at $85 (plus tax) per night ; Weekly rate: Starting at $350 (plus tax) per week
Code: Wildfire Academy
Call to book: 218-326-6609
Website: https://forestlakemotel.com/


Hotel Rapids
Single Queens, Double Queenas, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom suites
Includes $20 daily in breakfast vouchers
Rates: Discount off rack rate
If you have set-up Room Block, # of Rooms in the Block – again not required to be listed on this Group Lodging Page- No Room block  but we will honor 15% off our rack rate
Mention that you are booking for the Wildfire Academy and we will honor the discounted rate
Call to book: 218-326-3458
Website: http://www.hotelrapids.com/


IM Hotel
15 single queens
15 double queens
Government rate of $96 plus tax per night.
Call to book: 218-327-1108
Website: https://www.imhoteltimberlake.com/


Government rate: $96 standard double queen rate
Non-government: $135 double queen, $132 king
Suites start $150
46 rooms in the block
Room block release: May 18, 2023
To book, call the hotel 218-326-8999
Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/grand-rapids-minnesota


Country Inn & Suites
35 rooms in block
(30)$105 double queens
(5) $105 kings
Code: Wildfire Academy
Release date of block: May 22, 2023
Call to book: 218-327-4960
Website: https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/country-inn-grand-rapids-mn

2023 North Star Expo

Contact: MELODY
144 SE 17th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Website: www.timberlakelodgehotel.com
Cost of Rooms:
Double queen $179.00
Extended stay $239.00
Master suite $189.00
Spa suite $204.00
Children’s suite $239.00
Prices do NOT include tax.
Description of Rooms/Cabins:
Double queen  up to 4 people
Extended stay up to 6 people
Master suite 2 people
Spa suite 2 people
Children’s suite up to 7

Block Cancelation Date: September 6th, 2023
Any Additional Information:   Breakfast is included with the rooms.


1812 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/grand-rapids-minnesota
Contact Person for Property: Lori Whitted or Evan Smith

Number of Rooms in Block: 30rooms

Cost of Rooms/Cabins: $135.00+ 9.88% tax
Room Types:
2 queen beds standard room
1 King bed standard room

Block Cancelation Date: Sept 1, 2023


Hotel Rapids
680 U.S. Rte 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
website www.hotelrapids.com

Contact: Lauren Larson

Number of Rooms In Block:  none, cannot set room block

Cost of Rooms/Cabins:  20% discount on rack rate

Any Additional Information:  All rooms come with 2 breakfast vouchers per day and discounts at local businesses we partner with.


Country Inn & Suites
2601 US-169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Website: https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/country-inn-grand-rapids-mn
Rates and information coming soon.


Best Western
2309 SW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Website: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.24151.html
Rates and information coming soon.


IM Hotel
1702 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744218-327-1108
Website: https://www.imhoteltimberlake.com/
Rates and information coming soon.

2023 Grand Rapids LaCrosse Shootout

Hotel Rapids
680 U.S. Rte 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Website: http://www.hotelrapids.com/
10% discount to our rates to any of the lacrosse teams that book with us in any of our rooms, but we will not beable to set a “block” aside for them.

IM Hotel
1702 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
PHONE: 218-327-1108
ADDRESS:1702 S Pokegama Ave Grand Rapids, MN
WEBSITE: https://www.imhoteltimberlake.com/
TYPES OF ROOMS: 2 double queens
RATES OF ROOMS: $135 per room
DETAILS OF THE ROOM BLOCK: Rooms will be dropped to regular public April 20th

1812 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 212-1842
Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/grand-rapids-minnesota/americinn-grand-rapids/overview?CID=LC:AA::GGL:RIO:National:51965&iata=00093796
Already hosting two teams, so not able to setup a room block for more teams.

Country Inn & Suites
2601 US-169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-4960
Website: https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/country-inn-grand-rapids-mn?cid=a:se+b:gmb+c:amer+i:local+e:cis+d:us+h:MNGRANDR
8 Rooms in the block double queen beds

2023 Grand Rapids Riverfest

The following lodging properties have set up room blocks for the 2023 Grand Rapids Riverfest. You are asked to call direct to the properties to receive this group lodging rate and telling the lodging property that you are calling for a room for the Grand Rapids Riverfest.

IM Hotel By Timberlake
1702 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
8 single queens ($127)
8 double queens ($137)
Rooms will be released August 20, 2023

Hotel Rapids
680 U.S. Rte 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Number of Rooms:10
Room Types: Single units (one queen bed) and double units (2 queen Beds)
Price of Rooms: Prices range from $189-$220/night
Release Date of Block: August 8, 2023

Sugar Lake Lodge
37584 Otis Ln, Cohasset, MN 55721
Number of Rooms:  40 units (60 bedrooms)
Room Types: Studio, 2BR, 3BR
Price of Rooms:  $159-499/nt
Release Date of Block:  No block
Any other Details:  Rooms are available first come, first served.  2BR and 3BR units have full kitchen, living and dining room, gas fireplace and walkout patio.  Activities and amenities complimentary for resort guests.

Best Western Plus
2309 SW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Number of Rooms: 18
Room Types: Double Queen / Single King
Price of Rooms: $179.99
Release Date of Block: August 25, 2023

Timberlake Lodge
144 SE 17th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
22 rooms
5 Executive king (up to 2 people) 1 king bed   – $174.00
5 Double queen (up to 4 people) 2 queen beds -$179.00
5 King suite (up to 3 people) king bed and single pullout – $184.00
5 master suite (up to 4 people) king bed and double pullout -$189.00
2 spa suite (up to 2 people) 1 king bed – $204.00
prices do not include tax
Block will release unrented rooms 30 days prior.
Must cancel 7days prior to arrival to avoid charges.
Refer to Riverfest Open Block 2023 when making reservations.

Group tRAVEL information


  • Championship golf courses
  • Millions of acres of unspoiled forest land
  • Thousands of pristine lakes for fishing & recreation
  • Hundreds of trails for hiking & biking
  • Unique shopping & attractions for the entire family
  • Fine dining for every taste


  • VIP familiarization tours available
  • Professional banquet planning and site selection
  • Registration coordination and coordination with conference facilities
  • Maps, vacation guides and area information
  • Assistance in bid preparation and presentation
  • Other support services available upon request


Jefferson Bus Lines


Rapids Tax:

Best Minnesota Airport Options:
Range Regional Airport

Address: 11038 MN-37, Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone(218) 262-3451

Airport Code: HB
45 minutes from Grand Rapids, MN

Duluth International Airport

Address: 4701 Grinden Dr, Duluth, MN 55811
Airport Code: DLH
1.5 hours from Grand Rapids, MN
Mnpls St. Paul International Airport
Address:  4300 Glumack Drive, St. Paul, MN
Airport Code: MSP
3.5 hours from Grand Rapids, MN


Are you looking for a fun place for a group trip or to host a convention? Properties in the great Grand Rapids area offer: multiple hotel/resort/banquet spaces, 2,500 maximum seating capacity, 800+ lodging rooms, lakeside & outdoor venues, and intimate meeting spaces.

  • Timberlake Lodge

    Site Space: Featuring over 10,000 square feet of flexible function space and pre-function space, up to 625 guests.

    Food Service: On-site restaurant & lounge, full-service banquet food service, and event planning on-site.
    Accommodations: 84 upscale and unique rooms; All guest rooms are non-smoking.
    Amenities: Waterpark with oversized hot tub, 98-foot slide, kiddie slide; flat-screen televisions; extended-stay suites with mini or full kitchen; fitness room business services; and a hot breakfast buffet served each morning.

  • Sugar Lake Lodge

    Site Space: Banquet 275; Conference 275; Theater 350; Classroom 240; Rounds 300

    Food Service: In-house catering for coffee breaks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Restaurant located on-premise: Otis’ Bar and Grill.

    Accommodations: 164 units including Lakefront Suites, Lodge Room, Lakeside Cabins, and Golf Course Townhouses.

    Amenities: 18-hole championship golf course, full marina, beautiful sandy beach, heated pool, tennis, volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes, bonfire pits, hiking, and biking trails.

  • IRA Civic Center

    Size of space:  50,000 sq ft of exhibit space

    Food Service: Catering

    On-Site Amenities: tables, chairs, pipe & drape, and set-ups

Let us know your group’s interests and we will help get you started!

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Hotel Shuttle by calling
Hotel Rapids @ 218-326-3457