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Leech Lake Ice House Rentals

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Last weeks Leech Lake ice fishing post offered some great resort and lodging options for your next ice fishing excursion, many of which offered ice houses as part of their stay. However we have had requests for more information on options for Ice Houses in the area. So we have put together this great resource for finding Leech Lake ice house rentals. Whether you are looking for a deluxe sleeper unit or a simple and portable single person shelter, this comprehensive resource ensures you will find the perfect ice house for your needs. If you’re looking for lodging as well, remember to check out our post on winter lodging packages that include ice houses.

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Ice House Rentals on Leech Lake

The Leech Lake ice house rental is a tradition in the area. With such a large surface area, and sometimes chilling winds out on the ice, an ice house can be a wonderful way to increase the enjoyment and time you can comfortably spend out on Leech Lake during the chilly winter months. Enjoy heated interiors, electricity, full kitchen space, living area, and much more in some of the luxury units, or go purely functional with some great low cost portable options.

 

  • Tom Wilsons Leech Lake Ice Houses – These 4 person luxury sleeper ice houses include stoves, bathrooms, multiple power outlets, stereos, cedar interiors, up to 8 holes and much more. Enjoy ice fishing in comfort like never before, this is the perfect option during frigid weather, long trips, and for families. Starting at $125 per night.
  • Whitney’s Fish House Rentals - With Leech Lake ice house rentals that can sleep up to 5, include full kitchens and bathrooms, heated interiors, exterior windows and power, you are sure to be fishing in comfort with one of these ice houses. Starting at $112 per night.
  • Shriver’s Bait Company – These fish houses our set on the optimal ice fishing spots throughout the lake with each spot targeted on a certain fish. From Walleye to Eelpout and Perch to Northern. Each sleeps four, has a propane heater, offers 8 holes and a “private rustic toilet”. Starting at $60 per day.
  • Outright Angling - Offering a highly mobile experience Outright utilizes two man heated Otter shelters and guiding. What you lose in comfort you gain in mobility and targeting. Portable shelters offer quick take-down and assembly meaning you can move from one part of the lake to another extremely quickly. Guide and Shelter Service $125 per person.
  • Hiawatha Beach - With a large lodge open year round and fish house rentals available for rent, you will be ready to start ice fishing as soon as you arrive. Located on Leech Lakes Steamboat Bay you also get a sheltered location so fishing without an ice house can be done in comfort.
  • Walker Rental  - Most often found on Walker Bay these ice houses offer easy access from Walker and our optimally placed.
  • Chartered RentalsLocated in Annandale , MN they will get you out on the ice in a deluxe ice house or a portable one nearly anywhere in central Minnesota, including Leech Lake. This is certainly one of the best choices for luxury ice fishing. Options starting at $100 a day.
  • Leisure Outdoor Adventures – Offering 5-10 hour heated ice house rentals, with indoor bathrooms, 8 holes lights and more. With room for up to four people this is the perfect option for families who want to spend the day on the ice in comfort.  $150 for 10 hours.
  • Berndt Guide ServiceWith 2 and 5 bed sleepers available and the option for guide services, this is a great option for those who are new to ice fishing on Leech Lake. Starting at $100 per day. 
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We are certain this Leech Lake Ice House rental guide will help you enjoy a day or days on the ice in comfort, but if you want more comfortable options and to end the day in a warm cabin check out our recent post on Leech Lake resorts that offer Ice House’s as part of their winter lodging options. Want to know a little more about the ice and fishing conditions before you plan your Leech Lake ice fishing trip or rent a fish house be sure to check out our weekly fishing report to find out how the ice is and some of the hot fishing spots. We hope we see you out on the ice very soon!

Leech Lake Ice Fishing Guides, Lodging & Ice Houses

Friday, December 16th, 2016

As ice has capped Leech Lake and we have begun to see people out ice fishing on Leech Lake where it gets thicker earlier around Pine and Stoney points, we are reminded that not everyone has the privilege of year round residence on Leech Lake. Fortunately the area has several great lodging options open year round, but more importantly some offer specialized Ice Fishing packages with guides and all, which can mean the difference between an average day on the ice (which visitors tell us is amazing), and an absolutely awesome day ice fishing that will make Leech Lake your lifelong ice fishing destination. This year we predict an extremely strong Walleye season compared to years past, based on the trends we have seen you will be seeing bigger walleye and more pulls than ever before. So book early and come prepared to catch big!

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Leech Lake Ice Fishing Lodging, Guide & Ice House Packages

  • Bridley’s Harbor –  Well known for their perch ice fishing experience Brindley’s offers guided Leech Lake ice fishing packages all winter. As part of the guided ice fishing package anglers get access to heated and lighted 8 hole ice houses, portable shelters, and lodging at one of 5 winterized cabins. Their Leech lake Ice Fishing packages go quick so book quickly if you plan to get on the ice with them and their experienced guides.
  • Trapper’s Landing – Offers a Pro Shop Ice Fishing package which gives their guests free use of professional grade ice fishing gear as part of a lakeside cabin rental. This includes an underwater camera to help you find fish with ease, live bait and much more!
  • Adventure North Resort - Gives guests a variety of options, including fully outfitted Leech Lake ice fishing packages which include a stay at one of 6 cabins and custom built heated and lighted ice houses. They also offer guests the ability to rent a cabin and bring their own ice house, with easy lake access and ice house transportation. Ice fish in comfort at Adventure North Resort.
  • Big Rock Resort – Has over half a dozen Leech Lake cabins available all winter and offers guests the ability to rent an ice house or bring their own. Guests can also ensure an awesome ice fishing experience on Leech with Big Rock Resorts in house pro guide Chuck Emery. Get a cabin today.
  • The Shores at Pine Point - Get extremely easy access to Leech Lake and access to ice house rentals. Located centrally on Pine Point you will have easy access to Traders Bay, Sucker Bay, and Walker Bay. So be prepared for a wide variety of ice fishing options. Book a trip today.
  • Oak Point Resort – Enjoy the unique experience of spear fishing through the ice with Oak Points specially designed spear houses, which double as Ice Houses. With ten ice houses, plowed ice roads and lakeside cabins, you are sure to have an amazing Leech Lake ice fishing trip here.
  • Hiawatha Beach – With a large lodge open year round and fish house rentals available to guests you will be ready to start ice fishing as soon as you arrive. Located on Leech Lakes Steamboat Bay you also get a sheltered location so fishing without an ice house can be done in comfort.
  • Steamboat Bay - Another great option for those that want to focus on Perch Steamboat bay Resort offers ice house rentals, easy water access, winterized cabins, and enough space for you to bring your own ice house, take a look at their options.
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Winter Lodging Options

Need more lodging options? While these options don’t offer ice houses or ice fishing packages they still offer extremely easy access to the lake and great options for those who have all their own gear or know the lake well.

We hope this guide ensures you have a great time out on the ice this winter. Leech Lake ice fishing offers some of the most diverse options for ice fishing in Minnesota. With a truly wide variety of fish species and amazing guide and lodging options you will not leave Leech Lake without having an amazing ice fishing experience. Use our weekly fishing report to help plan your next Minnesota ice fishing adventure. See you on the ice!