Posts Tagged ‘fishing vacations’


Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Trapper’s Landing Lodge

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

If you’re looking for a luxury resort nestled in the shores of Leech Lake, Trapper’s Landing Lodge is the place for you! This affordable resort offers more than just the classic family resort vacation and is located on a world class Minnesota lake!


Trapper’s Landing Lodge offers lakeside cabins, townhomes and suites for guests to choose from. The rustic cabins are 30 years old and have been updated, but still have a very classic feel. They are a very affordable option for fishing trips or families that want to bring their pets along for their vacation.


The townhomes and suites offer much more luxury than the cabins and feature either a patio or deck overlooking Leech Lake. They also come with fully equipped kitchens, gas grills and flat screens with satellite TV service.


The amenities at Trapper’s Landing Lodge will keep you coming back year after year. They offer a sandy swimming beach with a lake raft, canoes and kayaks, nightly bonfires with s’mores, bikes, lawn games and a playground area. There are also fishing boats, pontoons and speed boats for rent if you want to spend the day out on beautiful Leech Lake.


There is always something for children to do at Trapper’s Landing Lodge. Adventure Camp is held Monday through Saturday during the summer. This program offers crafts, games and water activities, like tubing and water skiing, to children so the adults can enjoy some time relaxing on their own.

Your children will also love the outdoor pool that is open daily until dusk. There is also a poolside bar, so the adults can have a little fun too!


The Beachfire Bar and Grille at Trapper’s Landing Lodge is the perfect place for the whole family to gather for dinner after a long day in the sun. The Beachfire Bar and Grille is one of the few restaurants with lake access, so it’s also a great place to stop and get lunch during a long day of fishing. You can park your boat right on their dock.


Now that July is almost over, it is definitely time to take a Leech Lake vacation! Book your stay at Trapper’s Landing Lodge today before it’s too late!

Featured Member: Sugar Point Resort

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

If you haven’t made it out to Leech Lake yet this summer, now is the perfect time! If you’re looking for the perfect Leech Lake resort to bring your whole family to, look no further than Sugar Point Resort.


Sugar Point Resort is a great place for a family vacation, because the resort’s spacious grounds provide a safe environment for kids. The resort also offers two playground areas and paddle boats, which are sure to provide hours of entertainment. In the summer season, there are planned children’s activities scheduled several times a week. These activities are a great way for your kids to meet other kids staying at the resort and give all the parents a few hours of relaxation!


Other activities available at Sugar Point Resort include volleyball, basketball, softball, hiking, biking and horseshoes. There is also an enclosed heated pool and a lodge at the resort for the occasional rainy summer day. The lodge serves food and snacks like pizza, sandwiches and ice cream and also offers games for the whole family to enjoy after a long day on the lake.


The modern cabins at Sugar Point Resort are fully furnished, and most of the cabins have recently updated kitchens and bathrooms. All the kitchens are fully equipped, and there are also charcoal grills available for use. Some of the cabins even have decks and fireplaces for guests to enjoy.


All of the cabins have beautiful lake views along the 1,100 feet of shore line at the resort. Pets are also accepted at Sugar Point Resort, so you won’t have to worry about leaving them at home.


Located right on Leech Lake, Sugar Point Resort offers amazing fishing. The resort offers a large protected harbor with convenient gas and bait services. You are also able to rent boats, motors or a slip cover for your own boat from our wide selection.


If you’re not much of a fisherman, Leech Lake is also a great place for water skiing, swimming or just relaxing on the boat. The 110,000 acres of beautiful water offers endless possibilities!


The cabins at Sugar Point Resort are filling up fast for this summer season! Don’t put it off any longer; call them and book your relaxing Leech Lake vacation today!

Featured Member: Shores of Leech Lake

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Have you booked your Leech Lake vacation yet? If not, book your stay at the scenic Shores of Leech Lake today! Shores of Leech Lake is the nearest lakeside cottage and RV resort to Walker, MN, and has direct access to both the Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails.


At Shores of Leech Lake, you have the option of staying in the cozy cottages or camping at the RV sites. The lakeside cabins all have 3 bedrooms and the option of 1 or 2 bathrooms. They also conveniently include air conditioning, cable TV and kitchens equipped with microwaves, dishes and pots and pans. Linens, blankets and towels are also furnished. Other amenities included with the cabin rentals are a swimming dock, charcoal grill and lakeside fire ring.


The RV sites all have water, electricity and sewer hookups. There is also a fire ring available for RV customers.


When you stay at Shores of Leech Lake, you will have access to all of their wonderful amenities, including a sandy swimming beach, protected harbors with covered slips for your boat, bicycles, canoes and kayaks. Their comfortable lodge offers free coffee every morning, locally brewed beer on tap, wine, pizza, snacks and free Wi-Fi.


If you decide to make the short trip to Walker, MN, there are plenty of restaurant and shops for you to explore. Several golf courses and casinos are also only a short drive away.


Shores of Leech Lake is currently offering specials on their cottages! Call them today and book your Leech Lake getaway before it’s too late!

Featured Member: Acorn Hill Resort

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

If you’re looking for a secluded spot for a relaxing family vacation this summer, Acorn Hill Resort is the place for you! Acorn Hill is perfect for any type of vacations, like fishing trips, family reunions and even ice fishing and hunting getaways in the winter.


Acorn Hill is located on the beautiful Leech Lake in Minnesota and has a variety of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cabins to choose from. All 2 bedroom cabins have recently been remodeled with new bathrooms, air conditioning and wireless internet, so you will still have all the luxuries of being in your own home.  All the cabins have a beautiful lake view and also come complete with kitchens, satellite TVs, a picnic table and an outdoor grill. Their convenient grocery delivery service will allow you to spend more time relaxing with your family.


If you would rather spend your vacation camping in the great outdoors, Acorn Hill offers both RV and tent sites. Each of the RV sites includes a picnic table, wood or concrete deck, water, sewer and electric hook ups and a fire pit. You will also have access to the new shower and laundry facility that is only available to RV visitors.


One of the biggest perks of staying at Acorn Hill is the amazing Leech Lake fishing! Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota and was rated one of the premier spots for Walleye and Muskie fishing. Acorn Hill offers a variety of boats rentals for you to take full advantage of this great fishing. You will also have access to gas, bait, dock service and fish cleaning facilities.


Your whole family will enjoy the wide variety of recreational activities that Acorn Hill has to offer, including the sandy swimming beaches, an indoor heated pool and hot tub, water slide and trampoline, paddle boats and kayaks. There is also a playground and game room for your kids to enjoy.


If you feel like venturing away from the resort for a day, there are many hiking and biking trails, casinos and golf courses only a short drive away. Also located nearby is the town of Walker, MN, which is filled with restaurants and unique places to shop.


What are you waiting for? Book your Leech Lake vacation at Acorn Hill Resort today! With all the amenities they offer, you are sure to have a fun and memorable family vacation.

Fishing Opener is Once Again Upon Us!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The day that Minnesota anglers wait for all year is finally almost here. This Saturday, May 11, is the official Minnesota walleye and northern pike fishing opener.


One major concern on all Minnesota fishermen’s minds is the weather. After having the earliest ice out ever last year, the spring of 2013 followed with the latest ice out on Minnesota lakes. As of today, the weather forecast for the Leech Lake area this weekend is 49 degrees and partly cloudy on Saturday and 58 degrees and sunny on Sunday.


Even though the weather is finally starting to warm up, the water temperatures will be colder than normal this year. Cold water can not only affect fishing conditions, but it can also be dangerous. People are urged to be extra cautious this year and wear life vests at all times.


Another concern brought on by the colder than usual spring weather is that the larger Minnesota lakes, including Leech Lake, will probably still have ice covering at least some parts of them come Saturday morning. That gives anglers the options of either trying to find a spot of safe ice to fish on or to look for open water.


The good news is that ice or no ice, the Minnesota fishing opener is still on for this Saturday.  Even if it is a little colder than usual, a weekend of Leech Lake fishing is the perfect way to relax after a hectic week!

Featured Member: Oak Point Resort

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Now that it’s finally starting to feel like spring in Minnesota, there is no better time to book your summer stay at Leech Lake! Oak Point Resort is the perfect place for this year’s family vacation.


Nestled in the Chippewa National Forest, Oak Point Resort is the only resort located on the east side of Steamboat Bay. This makes it the perfect secluded spot to relax and enjoy your family time. Oak Point offers 2 and 3 bedroom cabins that have all recently been remodeled. All the cabins are maintained year round and are fully equipped with kitchens, bathrooms, BBQ grills, fire pits, a picnic table and lawn chairs. Depending on which cabin you choose, you get your own deck or porch to enjoy and some cabins also have air conditioning to make your stay even better. A sandy beach with swimming area is right out the front door of these lake view cabins.


If you would prefer to bring your camper or tent, Oak Point also has 5 RV sites. All the sites are equipped with water, sewer and electric hookup.


To take advantage of the wonderful Leech Lake fishing, Oak Point offers boat rentals, including canoes, a pontoon and fishing boats.  Paddle boats and kayaks are also available for you to enjoy a day on the water.


If you prefer to get away from the water for a while, Oak Point Resort is near many hiking and biking trails, golf courses and casinos.


After a day of fun in the sun, the huge fieldstone fireplace in the main lodge is the perfect place to relax. The lodge is a great gathering point for guests and also offers a pool table, ping pong, foosball, other games and snacks.


If you’re looking for a vacation spot this summer where you play on the lake all day and enjoy the sunset with a campfire at night, Oak Point Resort is the place for you. Book your Leech Lake vacation today!

Featured Member: Woodland Resort

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about planning your Leech Lake getaways. Woodland Resort is just 4 miles north of Walker, MN, and would be an excellent place to relax for a weekend when the temperatures start to heat up.


Located on the shore of Kabekona Bay, Woodland Resort offers 13 fully furnished cabins that are all equipped with heat, showers and a full kitchen. With 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom cabins available to choose from, there is sure to be one that fits your family’s needs. Depending on which cabin you choose, air conditioning, cable TV and decks are other amenities to make your vacation even better. Picnic tables and barbeque grills are included with each cabin for all your cooking needs. Each cabin also includes a harbor space for your boat, and boats are available for rent as well. There are also 4 campsites available along the lake if you would prefer to bring your tent or camper for your Woodland Resort stay.


Woodland Resort is also very kid friendly with a playground, beach and swimming area complete with a water trampoline and swimming raft. Your family will also enjoy the paved walking and bike trail only 2 miles from the resort.


If you feel like venturing away from the lake for a day, the Walker area is packed full with activities your family is sure to love. A selection of golf courses is only a short 5 to 10 minute drive away if you feel like hitting the links for the day. The Bear Pause Theatre in Hackensack offers movies on four screens with stadium seating. Itasca State Park is only a short half an hour drive away. The area also offers a variety of hiking trails, including The Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trail. If you’re planning an adult getaway, the Forestedge Winery is a quick 20 minute drive.


Whether you’re coming for a quick weekend trip or an extended week long stay, Woodland Ridge is a great place to have a relaxing Minnesota lake vacation. With cabins available from May through September, it’s not too early to book your lake getaway today!

Minnesota Fishing Opener

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Mark your calendar for May 11, 2013, this year’s Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike fishing opener! What better place to fish opening day than Leech Lake near Walker, MN. Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota. It has 230 miles of shoreline, stretches out over 111,527 acres and is an average of 35 feet deep. So fish Leech Lake this opening season and tell us about your greatest catch.

Featured Member: Brindley’s Harbor Resort

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Brindley’s Harbor Resort is located on Leech Lake and only 15 miles away from Walker, MN. Brindley’s offers a variety of activities to keep you and your family having fun for hours all year round. In the fall you can take in the beautiful warm colors of fall. The winter creates a snow blanket over the north woods which makes Brindley’s a truly beautiful winter wonder land that you can travel through by snowmobile. Finally, in the summer Bridley’s offers everything from water sports to land activities to fit everyone’s liking.


Lodging at Brindley consist of cottages and houses with up to five bedrooms. All have refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, electric coffee makers, kitchen utensils, toasters, ceiling fans, clock radios, heaters and bedding. They also feature lakeside decks or a screen porch, grills, picnic tables, and outdoor furniture. Not only do they have all these things butalso offer a vast amount of perks for staying at Brindley’s on Leech Lake.


They offer the choice of pre-ordering and delivering your groceries! They do the shopping and you get to spend more time relaxing and having fun with the family. You can email, fax or call to order your groceries and they will be waiting for you in the cupboards and refrigerator of your cottage.  Other perks include the lodge with games, books, and cable TV. You are also provided with scheduled activities that include treasure hunts, campfires, fishing contest and more.


This wonderful Minnesota resort on Leech Lake has a lot to offer year round but also make sure to check out localattractions like the snowmobile trails, local restaurants, golf courses, local shopping and more while staying at Brindley’s Harbor Resort.

Spring is around the corner

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Although it is still cold and snow is still on the ground spring is on its way, slowly but surely. With spring brings new activities and more opportunities to travel and be outdoors.  Leech Lake offers a vast amount of activities to choose from like golf, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, sailing, and a lot of family fun.


Golf for starters is something to consider trying when you visit Leech Lake.  Leech Lake has four wonderful golf courses to choose from. They have LongBow Golf Club, the area’s new 18-hole golf course which is open to the public. Another is Tianna Country Club located 2 miles south on Hwy 34, Tianna is also open to the public. Wedgewood Golf Course and Driving Range along with Wildwedge Gold and Mini Golf are both 9-hole courses and are sure to be great places to practice your swing.


When it comes to hiking and biking Leech Lake offer so many trails to choose from you won’t know where to start. There is Heartland Trail located just south of Walker which is one of the oldest paved trails in Minnesota’s North woods. It offers breath taking views and a hiker’s paradise. Paul Bunyan State Recreational Trail is another you should be sure to visit.  It’s an easy going trail that offers beautiful scenery. There are also many trails you can bike through and enjoy the fresh spring air.


Lastly, another thing to think about with spring approaching is what most venture to Leech Lake for, which is, fishing. Leech Lake in Cass County is about 112,000 surface acres and 150 feet in depth at its deepest point although a majority of the lake is roughly35 feet deep. Leech Lake in Walker Minnesota is a great place to take the family to teach them how to fish or enjoy each other’s company while fishing. Leech Lake and the lakes around it offer a wide variety of fish like, walleyes, pike, muskies,  crappies, sunfish, perch to name a few.


Leech Lake in Walker, Minnesota is a great place to visit this spring. Leech Lake offers many outdoor activities to keep your family having fun for hours. So if you are looking for a place to visit this spring Leech Lake is the place for you. Check out one of our many Leech Lake lodging options from hotels to resorts and book your stay today!