About Us

Go Beyond Cabin Country...

Just south of the Aulneau Peninsula rests a private 4.5 acre island that is home to New Moon Lodge.  We operate from mid-May through October to give you an immersive experience of life separated from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.
Our 7 guest cabins are ready to welcome you with comfortable modern amenities in the heart of the lake. With the shore mere steps away, every cabin boasts a water view.
Enjoy home-style meals in our dining room and take in the view of the north from the lounge in our main lodge building.  We strive to deliver an experience of warm hospitality, excellent service and a relaxing northern escape.

Experience the majesty of Lake of the Woods, boating your way through an epic labyrinth of islands with over 2100 square miles of water and wilderness.  Witness the awe of a northern sunset, and experience the serenity of quiet evenings away from it all.  Enjoy world class fishing as Lake of the Woods hosts an ideal environment for northern pike, walleye, perch, bass, muskies and more.



We have 7 private cabins with modern bathroom amenities, lounging areas and housekeeping service. See our accommodations page for more information.

Water Filtration System

We filter our water to higher than health department standards and have drinkable water from all taps on the island.


We have satellite internet! The wifi signal is strongest in the main lodge but can also be reached from the cabins.

Private Parking Area

Our parking lot is located right next to our private boat launch in Morson. Please ensure your vehicles are locked when you leave them.


Go swimming from our dock and many places on our shoreline, or take out the canoe or paddleboat for a leisurely tour of the water.


Meals are served in our spacious dining room located in the main lodge. All meals are included in our American Plan Packages.


There is a large screen TV available for guest use in the lounge area of the main lodge with satellite access and a large selection of movies.

Equipment lending

If you do not have your own fishing rod and reel, we have a limited selection of rods and reels available for guest use.

Fish Storage

For those who wish to take their catch home with them, we have a walk-in freezer where fish can be stored until departure.

Boat Shuttle Service

We provide transportation to and from the island in our covered boats. Shuttle service is included in all our American Plan Packages.

Our Story

New Moon Lodge is owned and operated by Dwight and Rockford Moen with their wives, Donna and Kathy.  They have been running the resort since their parents, founders Lloyd and Patsy Moen, retired in the late 1980’s.  The heart of New Moon Lodge is in providing excellent service and warm hospitality.  We like for people to feel that our little island is a place where they can feel at home.  With now three generations involved in the operation of the resort, we have always found that our best advertisement is the experiences had by our guests which they share with others, so we take great focus on guest experience.  From the moment you arrive at our dock, you are among friends and family.  So from all of the Moens and our dedicated staff, 

welcome to New Moon Lodge.
Welcome home

Our History

New Moon Lodge began as the dream of a young pair of newlyweds.  Lloyd and Patsy Moen made the leap in 1955 and, with most of their finances, purchased an undeveloped island on Lake of the Woods for five hundred and fifty dollars.  They immediately went to work building a small cabin in which to sleep while they built the lodge, working with little more than hand saws and hammers.  Welcoming their first guest in 1957, they began a legacy that lasts to this day.

The resort grew exponentially in the following years, expanding from a single two bed cabin to the seven cabins we have today.  The main lodge was enlarged first with the dining room, then our lounge.  Our fleet of boats were designed and engineered by Lloyd and built by him with Dwight and Rockford in the 1980’s over the course of several years.  The work to improve never ended and continues to be a driving force in our philosophy.    

Every year we send our guests a newsletter, reporting on the happenings of our past year;the fish that were caught, the memories made and family news.  These newsletters are the most in depth description of our history and are available to read here.


"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope."

John Buchan


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