About BaxterTogether with neighboring Brainerd, Baxter is the center of a lake district known for its golf courses, lakeside resorts, boating and fishing. Just south of Baxter, Crow Wing State Park serves as the southern end of Paul Bunyan State Trail, which stretches more than 120 miles north through Baxter to Bemidji along a route that was once a railway. It is one of the longest paved rail trails in the United States.
In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.