Archive for November, 2013


Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Hiawatha Beach Resort

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Do you have any Christmas plans yet? If not, there is no better place to celebrate the holidays than Leech Lake! Hiawatha Beach Resort at Leech Lake is the perfect place to get together with the whole family.


Hiawatha Beach Resort features a spacious lodge with rooms large enough for the whole family! The lodge rooms can accommodate anywhere from four to sixteen guests and come equipped with full kitchens and a beautiful view of Leech Lake.


If you’re looking for a smaller, cozier place to stay, Hiawatha Beach Resort also offers cottages with all the comforts of home. The cabins feature fully equipped kitchens, cable TV and fully furnished rooms. At Hiawatha, you have your choice of one, two, three or even eight bedroom cabins.


Besides amazing places to stay, the resort also features a variety of amenities to make your stay even better, including a large indoor heated pool and spa, a movie viewing room, an arcade and free Wi-Fi in the lodge lobby.


If you and your family like ice fishing, Hiawatha Beach Resort is the perfect place for you to stay! The resort is located in Steamboat Bay, which is known for its excellent fishing conditions. Hiawatha Beach Resort offers ice house rentals and also a special ice fishing package that includes an ice house rental and lodge room. Leech Lake is known for its excellent ice fishing, so be prepared to catch lots of walleye and perch!


Since Hiawatha Beach Resort is only eight miles from the town of Walker, MN, you will be close to many unique shops and a variety of restaurants perfect for family dinners. The Leech Lake area also offers several movie theaters to catch a movie with the whole family. The adults in your family can enjoy the area casinos, winery and the nearby Leech Lake Brewing Company.


Another perk of staying at Hiawatha Beach Resort is they offer private conference rooms and catering services if you want to really go all out and plan a holiday family reunion. Hiawatha will take care of all the details and let you enjoy your family time!


As you can see, Hiawatha Beach Resort is the perfect place for you to gather with your family during the holidays. For more information, check out Hiawatha’s website and book your stay today! Make this holiday season unforgettable with a trip to Leech Lake.

Thanksgiving Weekend in Leech Lake

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Next weekend is one of the best weekends of the year: Thanksgiving weekend! Thanksgiving weekend is the beginning of the holiday season, and there is no better place to spend your weekend than in the Leech Lake area surrounded by family and friends.


Next Thursday is of course Thanksgiving, and there is no better way to spend the day than at home with your family eating lots of delicious food, relaxing and maybe even watching some football. After spending lots of family time and eating all the turkey you can possibly eat, the holiday festivities in Walker begin on Friday with the annual Festival of Lights festivities. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. Friday night with the lighting of the tree in Walker City Park. The Festival of Lights Parade will begin right after the tree lighting and is definitely one thing you don’t want to miss! The variety of lighted holiday floats illuminating the streets of Walker will get you and your family into the holiday spirit in no time.


After the parade, many of the restaurants in Walker will be open so the whole family can enjoy more time together warming up with a hot beverage.


The holiday festivities continue on Saturday with the Reindeer Ramble sponsored by the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. All participants are encouraged to dress up in fun holiday themed outfits for the 2 mile run. The Reindeer Ramble is the perfect way to burn off all the Thanksgiving food you ate!


The downtown shops in Walker will be offering a variety of specials and sales all day Saturday so you can get an early start on your Christmas shopping while supporting local merchants. Many area restaurants will be offering Festival of Lights dining specials, if you’re already getting sick of Thanksgiving leftovers.


There will also be plenty of children’s activities on Saturday, including horse and wagon rides from noon to 3:00 p.m. for only $2 per person. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Children’s Party will run from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the lower level of the American Legion. This is one party your kids won’t want to miss, because Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to take pictures and listen to their holiday gift wishes.


As you can see, the Leech Lake area is the perfect place to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with your family! After all the festivities, there’s no way you won’t be in the holiday spirit. If you’re looking to visit Leech Lake from out of town for the weekend, the area offers many resorts and hotels in and around Walker to choose from. Book your stay today!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Anderson’s Cove Resort

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Can you believe the holidays are already right around the corner? If you don’t have any holiday plans yet, consider making Leech Lake your holiday destination this year! Anderson’s Cove Resort on Leech Lake is open year round and offers all the amenities you need to have a cozy Thanksgiving or Christmas with your family.


Anderson’s Cove Resort is a family resort located on the protected Steamboat Bay of Leech Lake, so there are always excellent fishing conditions no matter what time of year!  The resort’s location makes it very peaceful and a great place to spend some quality time with your family and friends.


The resort offers both small, cozy cottages and larger lake homes if you want to gather your whole family for a holiday get together. All the cabins are clean and well equipped with everything you need, so all you need to worry about is relaxing and having a good time. The cabins have a clear view of Leech Lake so you can enjoy watching the breathtaking sunrises over the lake with your morning cup of coffee.


Even in the fall and winter months, there are plenty of thing to do at Anderson’s Cove Resort! The Leech Lake area is known for its excellent deer, duck and grouse hunting and ice fishing. The resort is also only a few steps away from the paved Heartland Trail that is perfect for brisk walks and bike rides in the fall and snowmobiling in the winter. After a long day outdoors, curling up in your cabin next to the fireplace or relaxing in the hot tub is the perfect way to end your day at Leech Lake.


The lodge at Anderson’s Cove Resort is open every day of the week and offers drinks, snacks, a small selection of groceries in case you forgot anything and souvenirs. The lodge also has video games that are perfect for keeping your kids entertained.


The nearby town of Walker, MN is only 8 miles away and has a wide variety of unique shops if you’re looking to do a little Christmas shopping and also many restaurants to choose from for family dinners. Walker also features a casino to try your luck at after a long day outdoors at Leech Lake.


Anderson’s Cove Resort was built for family fun and relaxation! There is no better place for your family to gather and make some holiday memories than at Anderson’s Cove Resort on Leech Lake. Check out their website and book your stay today!

Leech Lake 2013 Deer Hunting Opener

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

It’s that much anticipated time of year again in Northern Minnesota: deer hunting season! The Leech Lake and Walker area attract hunters from all over the Midwest every year to participate in the popular fall tradition of deer hunting opener weekend.


Deer hunting season officially begins in the Leech Lake area on November 9th, so you only have two more days to prepare yourself before you head out on Saturday in hopes of getting your 30 point buck. The Leech Lake area offers the best hunting spots in Minnesota, and you can really feel the thrill and excitement in the air as hunters from all over the area set up their deer stands and wait in the chilly November air for their chance to shoot their prized buck.


If you are traveling to the Leech Lake area for deer hunting opener, many of the area resorts are still open and provide the perfect place to relax and put your feet up after a long day of hunting. The area resorts offer all the comforts of home and are close to all the best hunting spots, so you won’t have to worry about anything but planning your hunting strategy. The town of Walker, MN also offers a wide variety of restaurants to warm up and gather with friends at night to share hunting stories and prepare for the next day in the woods.


Are you ready for the deer hunting season to begin? We look forward to seeing all you hunters dressed in your blaze orange apparel in the Leech Lake area this weekend!