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North Central Minnesota's family vacation, biking and fishing resort
in the heart of Lake Country

Bayside Cabins and Resort is located in Backus, Minnesota on Pine Mountain Lake. We are a family based resort with a specialty for game fishing, biking, relaxing and we have a great view of the northern lights at night. We are located one block from the Paul Bunyan Trail, restaurants, bars, laundromat, and the Meat Locker. The grocery store and gas stations are located one mile away. Sorry,no pets allowed.


Our cabins are smoke free and have a knotty pine interior furnished with log furniture and fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms. Each cabin includes screened-in porch, a flat screen TV, cable, Wi-Fi, ceiling fans, charcoal grill, picnic table, and a fire pit. Guests are to bring their own towels, bathing products, and food. One roll of paper towel and toilet paper are supplied.

Special Amenities include:

  • Pack'N Plays / Highchairs 
  • Games / Cards 
  • Coloring Books / Crayons 
  • Cribbage Boards 
  • Sports Equipment 
  • Playhouse / Swing set 
  • Kayaks / Paddle Boats 
BaySide Photo


Pine Mountain Lake is one of Minnesota's hidden treasures. Its unique structure of rock beds, sand bars, and reed beds of ecological makeup provides a great habitat for Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch, Bass, Bluegills, Sunfish, Crappies, and Pumpkinseeds. We offer a fish cleaning house near the lake to clean all of your catches. Each cabin is provided with a personal storage locker to keep all of your fishing equipment secured and readily accessible.  

Fish Photo


Boating we offer easy access to the lake with our own private paved boat ramp and generous docking for your boat.  For $5.00 a day you can enjoy the lake in one of our 2 kayaks or 3 paddle boats. If you need to rent a fishing boat or pontoon contact Recreational Rentals at (866) 298-9917 tell them you're staying at Bayside, and when you'll need it and they will drop it off and pick it up for you.

Boats/Docks Photo


Summer in the Northwoods of Minnesota holds the promise of warm sunny days to play in the lake, get a good tan, hit the bike trail, or just sit around under a tree and read a book. Cool clear nights bring out more stars than you ever thought possible. 

There are plenty of summer activities at Bayside including volleyball, horseshoes, children's playground and beach plus picnic tables, lawn chairs, fire rings and charcoal grills at each cabin.

The Paul Bunyan Trail is one block from Bayside. It is the longest MN Bike trail at 120-miles and it connects the Heartland Trail, the Blue Ox Trail and the Cuyuna State Trail. The terrain of the Paul Bunyan Trail ranges from flat and open to hilly and scenic for any level of bike rider. See for yourself with these detailed bike trail maps. Along the 120 miles of the trail there are many areas to stop and rest and enjoy the beauty of nature in Northern Minnesota.

Lake Photo


Bayside Cabins & Resort is closed during Winter season

We are open from May 1st to Mid- November.

Please check back with us for Summer availability. 

Snowmobile Photo

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Bayside Cabins & Resort
206 Rosalind Ave. W. • Backus, MN 56435
(218) 947-3344 • Fax: (218) 947-4144

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