If you need a place to let the younger cousins roam free, with gathering spots by a pool or on the beach, this vintage small resort (above) has 16 cabins — some with up to five bedrooms — and packs a summer week with family-friendly activities such as pizza night, bingo, hayrides, scavenger hunts, crafts, games and a potluck. 20725 Jewel Dr., Park Rapids; 1-800-424-0901; mantraplodge.com

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