Posts Tagged ‘family vacation’

FEATURED MINNESOTA RESORT MEMBER: ANDERSON’S NORTHLAND LODGE

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Get your last chance Summer Vacation in with the kids at Anderson’s Northland Lodge located on beautiful Leech Lake. This is the Minnesota family vacation destination. Anderson’s Northland Lodge is a kid-friendly resort with a sandy beach for the kids to enjoy swimming. They offer FREE paddle boats, kayaks, water bikes, water trampoline, canoes and more! Sand volleyball & a full children’s jungle gym near the beach offer fun for all ages.  In addition to the never-ending lake fun, the kids can also enjoy the scheduled resort activities which include turtle races, coin digging, crafts, contests, scavenger hunts and more! After a long day sit on the beach, roast marshmallows, share laughs and stories from the day before!

Not only is Anderson’s Northland Lodge a great MN family vacation destination but is also a great place for Minnesota fishing getaways! In 2017 they had the best fishing in 33 years, right in front of the resort! Leech Lake is one of Minnesota’s largest and most premier fishing lakes where fishermen can enjoy reeling in Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Perch, Pan-fish, Eelpout and more! Anderson’s Northland Lodge provides fishing boat rentals and Leech Lake fishing packages at excellent rates.

So plan a Summer Minnesota resort vacation today and enjoy the comforts of home in one of Anderson’s Northland Lodge’s vacation home rentals on Leech Lake before Summer passes us by! You won’t be disappointed.

Minnesota Fishing Opener: How to Stay Safe on Leech Lake

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

This weekend marks the 2016 Minnesota Fishing Opener! What a better place to celebrate than fishing on Leech Lake? Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota and is home to some of the best walleye fishing in the Midwest. Lakes can get busy, especially during fishing opener. While you’re out catching fish – remember to be careful! Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe while out fishing.

 

Fishing on a Sunny Lake

 

1.       Life Jacket: If you are going to be on a boat while fishing, be sure that everyone on board has a life jacket. Chances are you won’t need it, but it’s always best to be safe. Even if you are a great swimmer, emergencies cause anxiety levels escalate which could cause you to not swim as well as you normally would. Spring weather in Minnesota can be fickle, but life jackets can serve as an extra layer to help keep you warm. Life jackets can also be quite comfortable – giving you extra cushion for your back!

 

Life Jackets on Boat

 

2.       Safety Kit: From a first aid kit to map – make sure you have everything you need on your boat. According to the Red Cross, a good first aid kit should have the following:

  • Bandages
  • Absorbent Compress Dressings
  • Adhesive Cloth Tape
  • Aspirin
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Antibiotic Ointment

Leech Lake is huge, and it’s easy to get lost or turned around while out on the water – especially if it’s your first time here or are exploring a new section of the lake. We recommend bringing a map of the lake out with you, or a GPS, in case you do get turned around while out on the lake. With 160 Square miles of lake getting lost can be easier than you may think on Leech Lake. A map of Leech Lake can not only help you figure out your direction, but can give you insight on the topography surrounding the lake. This will give you warning of the depth and if you may run in to any unexpected shallow areas.

Map of Leech Lake

3.       Appropriate Footwear: This the arrival of spring and warm weather, it’s tempting to throw your tennis shoes and boots aside and opt for flip flops and sandals. However, many hooks and other sharp objects are used while fishing and may find their way to the floor of the boat. Avoid accidental injury and stepping on these objects by wearing shoes that cover and protect your feet.

4.       Dress Appropriately: We’ve already mentioned that spring weather in Minnesota can be fickle and unpredictable. Making sure you’re prepared with the proper clothing can be the difference between a great and miserable day out on the lake. We recommend dressing in layers, that way you can be prepared for a hot – or frigid – day. Be sure to pack a rain jacket and pants in case the weather starts to get wet above the boat as well.

5.       Keep Knives and Hooks Covered: To avoid injury, keep knives and hooks covered and stored away when not in use. Picking out a great tackle box can help keep your fishing life organized and safe. Many tackle boxes are available with multiple trays and different sizes. These are great to keep your larger tools (like knives and scissors) on the larger shelves, while keeping your smaller hooks and jigs organized on the top shelves.

Fishing Tackle Box on Dock

 

Have a great fishing opener and season! We look forward to seeing you on Leech Lake soon.

Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast is the perfect romantic getaway for the outdoorsy couple. Enjoy the quiet, elegant suites nestled into the north woods where the boats, bike, beds and breakfast are always included in your stay. Leech Lake offers something for everyone, and with your own boat or one of the resort’s there is plenty to explore. Bike the Paul Bunyan/Heartland Bike Trail directly from the property, they even offer a shuttle service. There are four suites tucked away, two overlooking the lake available to cozy up to a beachside campfire or wind down on the deck. Breakfast is served each morning, homemade by Sandra the owner always accompanied by tea or coffee. Open seasonally from May – October, Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast caters to your every need.

Being the only B&B on Leech Lake, make your reservation today for next season and get away from the ordinary. http://www.leechlakebb.com/reservations.html

Sugar Point Resort

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Sugar Point Resort is located near Walker Minnesota on the eastern shores of Leech Lake. As one of the premiere fishing lakes, there is a great opportunity for sportsman year round. Muskies, northerns, walleyes, bass and crappies are frequently brought back to the resort after a trip on the lake.  Since Sugar Point is on a large protected harbor we offer full gas and bait services onsite as well as rental boats, motors or slips.

 

In addition to docks and fishing, Sugar Point offers RV and cabin stays for the perfect family vacation. Nearby Forest History Center, Deep Portage Conservation Reserves, Itasca State Park And Chippewa National Forest offer families an opportunity to explore physically and engage educationally with the area. There are kids activities in the summer, providing an opportunity to foster growth and new relationships and the indoor pool is heated and open year-round for all visitors.

 

Whether you’re looking for a fishing extravaganza or your next family outing, Sugar Point Resort is a great opportunity to grow in your skills or relationships. Check out our rates here: http://www.sugarpoint.com/vacation.html#rates

Celebrating the Holidays

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Winter is a different experience in Minnesota than it is for most others. Whether you love the snow and are an avid ice fisherman or snowmobiler, or if you prefer to tuck away with a comfy hoodie and a wood burning fire we can all appreciate the Holidays, especially at the lake. Many of our lodging partners offer special deals to help celebrate the holiday and ring in the new year lakeside. The area has several open houses and celebrations to check out as well as the abundance of Christmas lights and celebrations throughout the town. Take some time and enjoy your next winter getaway with us here at the lake!

 

Shores of Leech Lake

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Featured Member: Shores of Leech Lake

Shores of Leech Lake is a resort, RV park and Marina located 2.5 miles north of town on Walker Bay, on the paved Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails. Shores of Leech Lake offers spectacular views of the lake, security of your boat on private docks, sandy beaches and access to tails and downtown Walker. For a great family vacation, you can bring your own RV or rent one of the rustic, lakeside cottages.

The cottages are available for year round rental with owner’s onsite. There is a plowed public access to the lake for ice fishing this season ½ mile north of Shores of Leech Lake. Simply cross the channel between Kabekona Bay and Walker Bay, then immediately turn tight. Shores boat ramp works great for snowmobiles and ATVs. You can also access the state trails from Shores road.

Lakeside cottages are on special for 2 nights, $199/night or three nights at $149/night. Learn more about Shores of Leech Lake and book online now at http://shoresofleechlake.com/

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: The Shores at Pine Point

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over for the year, it is definitely time for some relaxation. What better way to relax than taking a trip to Leech Lake?

 

The Shores at Pine Point is a family owned Leech Lake resort that is open year round, so it is perfect place to get away from the real world for an ice fishing vacation or weekend family getaway. Since the resort is located right on the shores of the beautiful Leech Lake, it offers all the quiet and tranquility you’ve been looking for.

 

Shores at Pine Point features new lakeside cabins for rent that all offer flat screen TVs, full kitchens equipped with dishwashers and porches with gorgeous views of Leech Lake. These cabins are the perfect place to relax with your family and a hot drink after a long day of ice fishing on the lake. The cabins that are open year round can sleep from four to eight people, so there will be plenty of room for the whole family!

 

If you are coming to Leech Lake for the excellent ice fishing, Shores at Pine Point is a great choice for you. Since the resort is located right on the shores of Leech Lake, you will have easy access to the lake. Leech Lake ice fishing is known to be some of the best in the world, and if you are looking to catch Northern Pike and Eelpout during the cold winter months, there is no better lake you can choose!

 

If you are looking for other activities besides ice fishing in the Leech Lake area, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. The area offers hundreds of miles of trails that are groomed specifically for snowmobiling in the winter. Two of the most popular trails in the area are the Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trails that both offer scenic rides through the forests, lakes and towns in the Leech Lake area. Other winter activities in the Leech Lake area include both cross country and downhill skiing and snow shoeing. You will definitely never be bored on your trip to the area.

 

After a long day in the chilly outdoors, the nearby town of Walker, MN offers a variety of restaurants and bars to relax and eat a great meal. With so many options, you are sure to find something the whole family will love.

 

Now that you know all the benefits of a Leech Lake getaway, book your stay at The Shores at Pine Point today! A trip to Leech Lake is sure to give you memories that will last a lifetime.

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!

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!

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!