If you’ve driven along Hwy 35 north of Norland, you’ve probably noticed an old summer resort inn that’s right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. This is Miners’ Bay Lodge in Norland (south of Minden) and it’s been in operation since 1938 and quite frankly, it doesn’t look like much has changed at the lodge since then. At first glance, you’ll take in the long, welcoming porch where guests can sit and contemplate the view of Gull Lake. Miners’ Bay Lodge has rooms to rent in the lodge itself, as well as cottages and cabins. According to the owners, 90% of their business is repeat and they give preference to returning guests so you may have to wait a bit for a confirmation once you’ve requested your accommodations. Miners’ Bay Lodge is popular with families due to the number of activities they offer. They have two sandy beaches, two tennis courts, a rec hall, shuffleboard, a children’s play area, a pool hall, ping-pong, a store, and a gift shop. An on-site sports director organizes sporting and social events. Guests can rent aluminum boats or use the lodge’s complimentary canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats. Rooms and cabins include breakfast and dinner at the lodge. Rooms are $328-$356 per person, cabins are $485 to $610 per person, and cottages are $705-$935 per week.