Archive for October, 2013

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Big Rock Resort

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Even though the hot days of summer are long gone, the fall and winter months are still the perfect time to visit the beautiful Leech Lake! If you’re looking to book a fall or winter getaway, look no further than Big Rock Resort.

 

Big Rock Resort is open year round, and is located on prime property by Leech Lake. The resort offers 20 modern and spacious cabins perfect for family vacations or fishing trips. All of the cabins at Big Rock Resort have great access to the lake and most of them even have decks or porches to enjoy the breathtaking Leech Lake sunrises and sunsets. In the fall and winter seasons, you have your choice of 2 or 3 bedroom cabins that are always kept spotless and feature cable TV and wireless internet.

 

One of the best reasons to visit Leech Lake is the amazing world renowned year round fishing. Big Rock Resort offers boats rentals and even a guide service to help you make the most of your time on the lake. Once winter comes, the ice fishing at Leech Lake is just as good as the warm weather fishing.

 

Besides fishing, Big Rock Resort offers many other fall and winter activities for the whole family, including deer, duck and grouse hunting and snowmobiling. Another winter attraction at Leech Lake is the annual Eelpout Festival held every February in the nearby town of Walker, MN. If you are planning on coming for the festivities, Big Rock Resort would be the perfect place to stay! Make sure to book early, since Eelpout Festival attracts 10 times the population of the small town of Walker each year.

 

Big Rock Resort also features a lodge that’s the perfect place to get together after a long day on the lake. The lodge was built in the traditional Northern Minnesota style with log siding on the exterior. The lodge features two large fireplaces and a big screen TV to curl up in front of after a long day outdoors. The lodge also carries ice cream cones, beer on tap, sandwiches and pizza made to order, groceries, snacks, fishing tackle, souvenirs and supplies. Your children will love the game room complete with a pool table and video games.

 

If you’re looking to explore the area outside the resort for a while, the town of Walker offers many unique shops, a variety of restaurants and even a casino for you to try your luck!

 

As you can see, a Leech Lake getaway is full no fun no matter what time of year you visit! Plan your Big Rock Resort vacation today and see for yourself why everyone loves Leech Lake!

Leech Lake Halloween Activities

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

It’s that time of year when the weather starts getting colder and the leaves begin to change colors. The fall season also brings with it the spookiest holiday of the year: Halloween!

 

The Leech Lake area offers many Halloween activities that your whole family can enjoy. From costume parties to trick or treating, people of all ages will have a great Halloween at Leech Lake!

 

Your children will love the free Halloween games and trick or treating at the Camp Olson SPOOKtacular in Longville next Saturday the 26th. The spooky festivities will run from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

 

There is also plenty of Halloween fun for adults in the Leech Lake area! The Hackensack Legion Post 202 will be holding an adult Halloween party also on Saturday, October 26th, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The party will feature music and a prize for the best costume.

 

The city of Backus is also hosting a variety of Halloween activities the whole family will enjoy. On October 26th, they will be holding a children’s party for kids ages 12 and under that will run from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The party will be filled with Halloween themed activities, including pumpkin picture coloring, a costume style show, a fish pond and a ring toss and bean bag throw with prizes. There is no charge for the party, and a free lunch will also be provided!

 

Later that night in Backus, the adult party starts at 8:00 pm. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a costume contest with prizes and complimentary cash and prize drawings.

 

Make sure to bring your whole family to Northern Lights Casino Halloween night for trick or treating! The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is once again sponsoring Treats for Tots at the casino on October 31st.

 

As you can see, the Leech Lake area offers enough activities for any Halloween enthusiast! Bring the whole family out to the area, and don’t forget your costumes!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Bailey’s Resort

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

If you’re sick of staying at chain hotels and motels when you go on vacation, give Bailey’s Resort a try the next time you visit the Leech Lake area. Bailey’s Resort is proud to be a family resort and will treat you like family during your stay!

 

Bailey’s Resort is located on Kabekona Bay on the beautiful Leech Lake. You will never run out of things to do at this resort, because they offer endless activities for every member of your family.

 

All the cabins at Bailey’s Resort are completely modern and come with fully equipped kitchens. The owners at Bailey’s pride themselves on maintaining spotless cabins, so you will never have to worry about them being dirty. The cabins are also all fully furnished and have a deck with seating and a grill perfect for family cookouts. All the cabins also have an excellent view of Leech Lake, so you will be able to watch the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from your deck.

 

The variety of activities offered at Bailey’s Resort will keep your family busy throughout your entire stay. Bailey’s offers a large sandy beach that includes a water bouncer, swim raft and waterslide. The resort also has kayaks, paddleboats and paddleboards for guests at no charge. Other family activities at Bailey’s Resort include a large playground area, basketball and volleyball courts, tetherball and horseshoes.

 

Even if there happens to be a rainy day during your stay, you will never be bored at this resort. The large rustic lodge has a pool table, pinball and video games, TV and a selection of DVDs, board games, puzzles and a piano. The lodge also sells ice, soda, candy, ice cream and pizza for those days when you don’t feel like cooking.

 

If you are coming to Leech Lake to try some of the world famous fishing, Bailey’s Resort is the perfect choice for you! The protected Kabekona Bay offers excellent walleye, northern, bass, panfish and muskie fishing and provides easy access to the rest of the lake. If you don’t have your own boat, Bailey’s offers fishing boat and pontoons rentals. Guests also have the option of taking a guided fishing trip with a professional guide. The resort also features a lakeside fish cleaning house, but you if would prefer, they are licensed fish packers and can conveniently clean and package your fish for you.

 

It’s never too early to start planning your next Leech Lake family vacation! Bailey’s Resort offers everything your family will need to have a memorable getaway; book your stay today!

Leech Lake Fall Activities

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The fun at Leech Lake doesn’t stop once summer is done! The Leech Lake area offers many family activities all throughout the year, including many fall activities.

 

If you’re a golfer, the Leech Lake area is perfect for you! The golf season at Leech Lake extends well into the fall. To take advantage of the excellent Leech Lake golfing, book a tee time at one of the area golf courses this fall. The Longbow Golf Club, Tianna Country Club and Wedgewood Golf Course and Driving Range are all open to the public and only a short distance from Walker, MN. If you would rather spend the day with your whole family, the Wildwedge Mini Golf Course offers fun for all ages of children and adults.

 

Fall at Leech Lake is also the perfect time to check out the beautiful fall colors in the area. Taking a bike ride or walk on one of the area trails is one of the best ways to experience the fall colors. The Paul Bunyan trail is the longest Minnesota bike trail and offers 112 miles of fall sightseeing. Other biking and walking trails near Walker include the Heartland Trail that runs from Walker to Park Rapids and the North Country National Scenic Trail.

 

The renowned Leech Lake fishing is another fall activity that is not to be missed. Leech Lake is best known for its Walleye fishing, and it does not slow down in the fall! The Walleye in Leech Lake increase their feeding patterns in the fall to ready themselves for winter and can be found in abundance on the major points of the lake, including Cedar, Sugar, Roger’s, Stoney, Pine, Hardwood and Ottertail points. Fall at Leech Lake is also the perfect time for Muskie and Northern Pike fishing.

 

Fall is also the perfect season for a family boat ride on a crisp day at Leech Lake. Before the winter comes and the lake is covered in ice, make sure to take one last ride on Leech Lake to enjoy the beautiful sights that the area has to offer.

 

After you have enjoyed a beautiful fall day at Leech Lake, don’t forget to make a stop in Walker, MN. Walker offers many restaurants and unique shops to explore and is also close to several casinos, including Northern Lights Casino, that are perfect for a night out.

 

As you can see, the Leech Lake area offers a variety of fall activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Plan your Leech Lake fall getaway and book your stay at one of our many Leech Lake resorts today!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Have you planned your fall Leech Lake getaway yet? Fall doesn’t get any better than at the beautiful Leech Lake, so don’t miss your chance to take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the area this fall season.

 

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay during your Leech Lake trip, look no further than Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge! Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge is tucked away on Leech Lake’s famous Pine Point Peninsula, so you will have a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life.

 

Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge offers a variety of custom lake homes for you to choose from that offer all the modern conveniences of home, but still have a cozy Northwoods charm. The lake homes accommodate anywhere from 4 to 28 people, so you are sure to find one that is the perfect fit for your family. All the lake homes are modern, well maintained and feature fully equipped kitchens and barbeque grills. Some even come with additional amenities, like hot tubs, washers and dryers and private patios.

 

The lodge offers various amenities that will keep your whole family busy and having a great time on your vacation. All of the amenities are completely free, including a children’s playground, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, a sandy beach with a waterslide, an anchored water raft, boat rentals, a bonfire pit, a game room with a pool table and arcade games and a gym. As you can see, you will never run out of things to do at Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge!

 

Another great perk of staying at Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge is access to the renowned Leech Lake fishing. Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota and offers the best Muskie, Walleye, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike fishing in the area. You don’t have to worry about bringing our own boat, because Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge conveniently offers fishing boat and pontoon rentals.

 

Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge is located only 15 minutes from Walker, MN, so if you do decide you want to leave the resort for a while, you will be close to the best golf courses, unique shops, amazing restaurants and casinos.

 

You cannot go wrong with a Leech Lake getaway at Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge! Book your stay today, and experience the beauty of the Leech Lake area for yourself.