Archive for July, 2012

Featured Member: Shores at Pine Point

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Shores at Pine Point is a family oriented resort that features quiet, peace, and tranquility with the sound of loons right outside your window. Shores at Pine Point is a bit different from many resorts in the surrounding area. Shores focuses on the natural elements of the lake and the surrounding forests, and doesn’t incorporate distractions from this. This encourages children to get out on the docks and fish, or families to get out in their boats and fish. They often hold barbeques for people to come together with their fish, as well as a community kitchen where people can cook together. They are a dog friendly resort which is great for any people that want to bring their dog along! Shores at Pine Point offers boat and motor rental, dock space, and fish cleaning facilities to all guests. There are also fire pits throughout the property which the resort encourages guests to utilize.

The Shores accommodates permanent mobile homes, RV’s and campers. The resort also rents cabins on a seasonal basis, monthly basis, or weekly basis to guests. The cabins sleep between 4-8 people. One cabin sleeps up to 18 people and if often used for church groups and family reunions. They also have 2 brand new cabins that are available to be rented year-round! Many of the residents at the resort have been coming back to the resort for many years. These guests help to make newcomers feel welcome.
“Everyone knows everyone, and is very friendly and inviting.” – Norman Teegardin

Norman Teegardin, owner of the resort, summers in Minnesota to take a break from his game ranch in Texas. He has been the owner of the resort for about 3 years and enjoys all the people and the fishing at the resort and on the lake. He says the best part of having a resort on Leech Lake is having the ability to catch fish! He comments, “the fishing has been great!” Fishermen are attracted to Leech Lake for the great fishing opportunities including walleye, yellow perch, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, sunfish, and black crappie. Norman says that passerby’s from the lake know the resort as the red barn with the white trim. “It is a landmark” he says. Definitely a landmark that I will have to add to my list of destinations!

FEATURED MEMBER: Bayside Resort

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Bayside Resort is known for being a family fishing destination. Located on a smaller bay of Leech Lake, Bayside Resort is great for fishing, as well as providing protection from most incliment weather that may come in. For fisherman, they have  new fishing boats available, free fish cleaning services and onsite bait and gas.  The resort is family friendly, with a lodge that has pool table, pinball, darts.  The beach has free kayaks, water trampoline and paddle boat.  There is also a nice playground, bonfire pits, horseshoes, volleyball court and basketball hoop available.
The atmosphere at the resort is relaxed and family oriented. Among their top amenities available include a water trampoline, brand new deluxe rental boats, free fish cleaning services, and free wi-fi Internet access from every cabin. Those amenities, as well as the amazing views of the sunsets, make this resort one of a kind.
Bob Huewe, the owner of the property, states that his favorite part of running the resort is “Meeting new guests every year and visiting with returning guests during their stay.”
He believe that the best part of Bayside Resort is “the feel of being on a much smaller lake but still have access to the larger waters of Minnesota’s third largest lake.  Besides the resort amenities and the opportunites the lake provides, Leech Lake and Bayside Resort is conveniently located close to many attractions including: the town of Walker, the Headwaters of the Mississippi, multiple golf courses and 3 casinos.”
Some favorite stories from the resort life and guests at the property include a guest from New Jersey that told them at morning coffee that he sat up the night before and spoke with the ghost of his deceased mother.  He even set a place at the dinner table for her every night. Another cool fact is that Bayside Resort has been the site of multiple trainings for the Leech Lake Dive Team.
Back in July of 1999, one of Bayside’s septic fields went out and required extensive excavating.  During that same time a massive storm hit the north central Minnesota area including Bayside.  Bayside Resort lost 25 trees during the storm and fortunately each tree fell in between the guest’s vehicles.  The resort looked like a war zone. The power was out for 3 days and toilets were flushed by bucketing water from the lake.  To thank their guests for their patience, they had a huge pizza party at the end of their stay.
Bayside Resort also has amazing fishing packages that include cabin, boat and all the bait you can use and all the gas you can burn.  You can also “Like” them on Facebook and keep up to date on the happenings of the resort throughout the year.