Archive for November, 2014


Small Business Saturday

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Black Friday is one of the largest shopping days in America, with over $12.3 billion spent last year in brick-n-mortar shops and an additional $1.964 billion online (according to Business Insider). In 2010, American Express created a new campaign, Small Business Saturday. With so much spend happening the weekend after Thanksgiving, much of which to big box stores, the credit card company decided to push business into local communities and small businesses. Because of the goodwill and success of the campaign, it has turned into an annual tradition, a chance for local brick-n-mortar companies to capitalize on the eager consumer.

This year, many business are preparing for holiday shoppers and have some great deals ready for you. Here is a list of participating businesses in the Leech Lake area:

Frizzell Furniture Gallery
S&L Outlet of Park Rapids
Christmas Point
Tagged By Brea
Mineer Signs
Mill Street Galleries
Wilkening Fireplaces
Swanson’s Bait and Tackle
Nistler Floor Covering
Loide Oils and Vinegars
Front Porch Quilts of Walker
Reed’s Family Outdoor Outfitters
Lundrigans Clothing & Shoes
The Fun Sisters
The Beehive

And more!! Be sure to get out in the Leech Lake area this weekend and let us know what deals you find!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Acorn Hill Resort

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Acorn Hill Resort



Acorn Hill Family & Fishing Resort is a wonderful resort on Leech Lake, secluded in Traders Bay. The location is ideal for fishing, family reunions, vacations, holidays and hunting. Open year round with cabin rentals, RV sites and a full campground. The tranquil setting offers a private beach, water slide, water trampoline, playground, hot tub, WiFi and an indoor heated pool.

Great fishing happens year round in Traders Bay. There is a great abundance of walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, perch, crappie and sunfish. Visit any time of year, take advantage of boat rentals, ice houses and great relationships for the best fishing on Leech Lake.

Check out our current availability online here


Festival of Lights

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Again this year the community comes together to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. This event will be held Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. This beautiful event is centered around the Parade of Lights which focuses on holiday themes, each lit up to create a festive atmosphere. Of course Santa Claus is on hand to take pictures with children and listen to their holiday wishes. After enjoying the lighted parade, there will be hot food and beverages to enjoy at many of our local eateries. Join us on Saturday for the 2 mile Festival of Lights Reindeer Ramble.


November 28th-29th

Downtown Walker


Andersons Horseshoe Bay Resort

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Andersons Horseshoe Bay Resort

Locally owned by the Anderson family, Horseshoe Bay Resort is fully equipped to entertain all of your vacation needs. The resort amenities include a heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, spacious meeting space and planned activities for children throughout your stay. There is also an exercise room available for guests, over 2600 feet of sandy beaches and a protected marina.

The Anderson’s are very excited about the new Iron Fire Grille, located right on the water overlooking our great lake. The dining room offers a casual atmosphere through a colorful Western theme accommodating a variety of menu items. This option takes the hassle of preparing a meal out of your stay to increase your stay in paradise.

Lodging options are vast and unique for each visitor. The resort offers cottages, chateaus, courtyard homes, condominiums and suites. Currently, offering ½ price stays during the week. Explore all of the options for your visit that best fit your family and personality.