Archive for May, 2013

Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

What’s better than a relaxing vacation on the beach? Now that summer is finally here, treat yourself to a beach getaway at Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort on Leech Lake. This resort has many lodging options and activities for you and your family to enjoy this summer!

 

Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort offers any kind of lodging you can imagine, including cottages, lakeside villas, chateaus, condos and executive villa suites. The 10 bedroom lake home and 6 bedroom grand estate are big enough for the whole family! The resort also features an event center that is perfect for family reunions, anniversary parties and wedding receptions.

 

One of the main attractions to this resort is the amazing fishing at Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota. Leech Lake is known for being a great spot to catch Muskies, Walleyes, Northern Pike, Eelpout and many more. At Horseshoe Bay, you have the options of fishing off one of the 60 marina docks, renting a boat or fishing off the pier.

 

This resort is also a great place to bring your kids, with 2600 feet of sandy swimming beaches. Other kid friendly activities offered at the resort include horseshoes, paddle boats, fishing docks and a video arcade room and indoor pool that are perfect for rainy days.

 

Horseshoe Bay also offers lakeside dining at the IronFire restaurant and lounge and is only a short distance away from many other restaurants in the Walker, MN area.

 

If you’re looking for a Leech Lake vacation with all the amenities you could ask for, look no further than Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort! Book your summer Leech Lake vacation there today!

Moondance Jammin Country Fest

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Summer is finally here and besides warmer weather, the summer season also brings music festivals! Moondance Jammin Country Fest in Walker, MN, is only 30 days away, so now is the time to make plans to attend this annual outdoor event.

 

The headliners for this year’s Moondance Jammin Country Fest are Jake Owen on Friday night and Montgomery Gentry on Saturday night. Other performers include Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice and many more. The music starts at 11:00 am on both Friday and Saturday and lasts all day until the headliners take the stage at 10:00 pm. There is also a Pre-Jammin Party beginning at 6:00 pm Thursday evening if you want to get the party started earlier.

 

Tickets for the festival start at $130 for a two day general admission pass and $90 for one day of general admission. If you really want to go all out, you can also upgrade to a two day VIP pass for $300. Included with the VIP pass is shaded seating, free beer, pop and water, free dinner and access to the VIP stage box seating above the stage.

 

Camping passes are sold separately from tickets, and you have the option to choose from either reserved or general camping. The campsites include showers for $5, freshwater service and ice and firewood vendors. If you’re not a fan of camping, there are also many resorts and hotels in the Walker area to choose from.

 

If you’re looking to start your summer off right, then you definitely need to be at Moondance Jammin Country Fest! What could be better than a weekend of music, camping and friends? Get your tickets today!

Featured Member: City Dock Cottages

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Have you planned your Leech Lake summer getaway yet? With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, there’s no better time to start than today!

 

City Dock Cottages is the perfect place for your Minnesota vacation. These cottages come fully furnished and can fit anywhere from two to ten people, making them perfect for either a romantic anniversary getaway or a family reunion. Your pets are also welcome at City Dock Cottages. These cottages are right on the waterfront and just steps away from the beach.

 

Air conditioning and cable TV are both included in these cottages, and they also offer kitchens and gas grills. The cottages also feature a fireplace and deck that are perfect places for you to relax after a long day on the water. Conveniently located in Walker, MN, you will only be a short one block walk to dining, shopping, entertainment and a city park. Several hiking and bike trails, including the Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trails, are also a short distance away.

 

If you would like to try your hand at the renowned Leech Lake fishing, City Dock Cottages offers boat rentals for full and half day trips with bait and tackle furnished. You also have the option to bring your own boat and use the available dock space or try your luck off the fishing pier.

 

The swimming beach right out your front door is sure to keep the kids occupied for hours, and you can also bring your jet skis. If you prefer to try some activities on dry land, many casinos and golf courses are only a short drive away from these cottages.

 

The length of your stay at City Dock Cottages is up to you with daily, weekly and weekend rentals available. These quaint cottages are available from today until October 15, so don’t hesitate to book your stay today!

Fishing Opener is Once Again Upon Us!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The day that Minnesota anglers wait for all year is finally almost here. This Saturday, May 11, is the official Minnesota walleye and northern pike fishing opener.

 

One major concern on all Minnesota fishermen’s minds is the weather. After having the earliest ice out ever last year, the spring of 2013 followed with the latest ice out on Minnesota lakes. As of today, the weather forecast for the Leech Lake area this weekend is 49 degrees and partly cloudy on Saturday and 58 degrees and sunny on Sunday.

 

Even though the weather is finally starting to warm up, the water temperatures will be colder than normal this year. Cold water can not only affect fishing conditions, but it can also be dangerous. People are urged to be extra cautious this year and wear life vests at all times.

 

Another concern brought on by the colder than usual spring weather is that the larger Minnesota lakes, including Leech Lake, will probably still have ice covering at least some parts of them come Saturday morning. That gives anglers the options of either trying to find a spot of safe ice to fish on or to look for open water.

 

The good news is that ice or no ice, the Minnesota fishing opener is still on for this Saturday.  Even if it is a little colder than usual, a weekend of Leech Lake fishing is the perfect way to relax after a hectic week!

Featured Member: Oak Point Resort

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Now that it’s finally starting to feel like spring in Minnesota, there is no better time to book your summer stay at Leech Lake! Oak Point Resort is the perfect place for this year’s family vacation.

 

Nestled in the Chippewa National Forest, Oak Point Resort is the only resort located on the east side of Steamboat Bay. This makes it the perfect secluded spot to relax and enjoy your family time. Oak Point offers 2 and 3 bedroom cabins that have all recently been remodeled. All the cabins are maintained year round and are fully equipped with kitchens, bathrooms, BBQ grills, fire pits, a picnic table and lawn chairs. Depending on which cabin you choose, you get your own deck or porch to enjoy and some cabins also have air conditioning to make your stay even better. A sandy beach with swimming area is right out the front door of these lake view cabins.

 

If you would prefer to bring your camper or tent, Oak Point also has 5 RV sites. All the sites are equipped with water, sewer and electric hookup.

 

To take advantage of the wonderful Leech Lake fishing, Oak Point offers boat rentals, including canoes, a pontoon and fishing boats.  Paddle boats and kayaks are also available for you to enjoy a day on the water.

 

If you prefer to get away from the water for a while, Oak Point Resort is near many hiking and biking trails, golf courses and casinos.

 

After a day of fun in the sun, the huge fieldstone fireplace in the main lodge is the perfect place to relax. The lodge is a great gathering point for guests and also offers a pool table, ping pong, foosball, other games and snacks.

 

If you’re looking for a vacation spot this summer where you play on the lake all day and enjoy the sunset with a campfire at night, Oak Point Resort is the place for you. Book your Leech Lake vacation today!