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Great Places to Meet

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International Falls and Rainy Lake offer you great opportunities for events, conferences and/or business meetings from 20 to 200 and potentially more. While your attendees are here for meetings, they will have opportunities to enjoy all our area has to offer, from excellent fishing to historic sites to snowmobiling. You can learn all about our recreational opportunities by browsing through our website.

    • As for meetings, the AmericInn is the largest lodging facility with 126 rooms. Lenard’s restaurant and banquet rooms are attached to the AmericInn.  There is a large banquet room which can easily accommodate 200 people, or it can be partitioned to provide appropriate sized rooms for smaller meetings. The restaurant can serve refreshments or meals for your meeting.
    • Another option would be arranging lodging at any facility and working with Backus Community Center to provide meeting space. Backus is an art-deco style re-purposed school building that is perfect for any occasion – from large business conferences and workshops to meetings and personal parties. The auditorium can seat 900 theater style or 500 banquet style on the stage with other rooms available for smaller groups. Backus offers a full commercial kitchen and excellent cooking staff to meet all refreshment and meal needs.
    • Another option is to conduct your meetings on Rainy Lake. Thunderbird Lodge has a banquet room that can accommodate 100 people, or can be partitioned for smaller groups or break-out sessions.  Thunderbird Lodge also has a restaurant that could serve refreshments or meals and has 15 rooms and 10 cabins for attendee lodging. Nearby resorts offer additional lodging for larger groups.
    • Island View Lodge, also on Rainy Lake, has a restaurant that can accommodate up to 70 people inside and another 50 outdoors, but does not have banquet facilities. Island View also has nine lodge rooms and 15 cabins.

Local Motels

There are several other lodging facilities that can house your attendees, but they are not attached to restaurants or banquet rooms. America’s Best Value Inn & Suites has 53 rooms, the Budget Host Inn offers 32 rooms, Days Inn has 57 rooms, Falls Motel has 31 rooms, Hilltop Motel and Cabins has 16 rooms, there are 22 rooms at the Northern Lights Motel, 40 rooms at the Tee Pee Motel and 20 rooms at the Voyageur Motel.


Lake Area Lodging

There are several other smaller resorts and individual vacation homes that could provide cabins for smaller groups. Bear Ridge Guest House is a Bed and Breakfast, Birch Point Camp has three cabins and 15 campsites, Camp Idlewood features nine cabins. Rainy Lake Inn and Suites is a Bed and Breakfast, Sha Sha resort has eight cabins, Woody’s Rainy Lake Resort has a combination of rooms, suites and cabins, and Bushman Family Cabin, Casa Loma, Houska Point, Rivermist Retreat and Woodsport Cottages are all vacation homes on or near Rainy Lake.


If you are interested in learning more about conference facilities in the Rainy Lake area, contact our offices at or call (800) 325-5766 during regular business hours.



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International Falls, Rainy Lake and Ranier Convention and Visitors Bureau

301 2nd Avenue
International Falls, MN 56649

(218) 283 9400
(800) 325 5766