Posts Tagged ‘MN Family Resorts’

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: Steamboat Bay Resort

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Are you looking for the perfect place for a holiday family getaway or ice fishing vacation? Look no further than Steamboat Bay Resort on Leech Lake!

 

Steamboat Bay is open year round, making it the perfect place for winter activities, including ice fishing and snowmobiling. Steamboat Bay is also a great choice for families that want to take a break from their daily stresses and just relax.

 

The cabins at Steamboat Bay Resort are modern and all include full kitchens, bathrooms with showers and cable TV. The cabins are the perfect place to relax after a long day of snowmobiling on the area trails or ice fishing on Leech Lake.

 

Steamboat Bay also offers a more secluded lodging option. The Evergreen Lake Hideaway on Evergreen Lake is centrally located between Itasca State Park, the town of Bemidji and Steamboat Bay Resort and is the perfect place for a winter getaway. This cabin is located nearby all the best snowmobiling and cross country skiing trails in northern Minnesota and is close enough to offer the excellent ice fishing on Leech Lake. The Evergreen Lake Hideaway is also the perfect place for a family vacation during the holiday season.

 

The resort also features an old fashioned lodge that overlooks the lake and dock area. The lodge offers many activities that will keep your children entertained for hours, including a game room with free foosball, a pool table and an old fashioned jukebox.

 

Steamboat Bay is also conveniently located nearby the town of Walker, MN. Walker offers many unique shops if you’re looking at doing some last minute Christmas shopping and a variety of delicious restaurants that the whole family will enjoy.

 

Steamboat Bay Resort on Leech Lake is a Minnesota family resort that will give you the personal service you deserve on your vacation. Steamboat Bay is currently offering special winter rates to make your stay even more affordable. Book your family or ice fishing vacation today!

Winter Activities in the Leech Lake Area

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Winter has officially arrived! Can you believe how much snow we have gotten this week already? This weather makes it the perfect time for Leech Lake winter activities.

 

If you enjoy snowmobiling in the winter, the Leech Lake area is the perfect place for you! The Leech Lake area offers hundreds of miles of trails groomed specifically for snowmobilers. With the many open fields, forests and lakes that cover the area, it could take you all winter to explore all the snowmobile trails available.

 

Two of the most popular snowmobile trails are the Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails, and they offer the best snowmobiling in Minnesota! The paved Heartland Trail stretches 50 miles across Minnesota and runs past the towns of Walker, Cass Lake, Akeley, Park Rapids and more. This scenic trail passes through prime Minnesota lake country and provides a secluded feel for the perfect snowmobile adventure.

 

The Paul Bunyan Trail is also a paved and level trail that runs for 110 miles from near Brainerd all the way through the Chippewa National Forest near Walker. The trail finally ends at Lake Bemidji State Park. This trail also provides a very scenic ride and features many trail crossing rivers and nearby lakes.

 

Many bars and restaurants along these trails cater specifically to snowmobilers and offer snowmobile parking and heated gear storage. Before you head out on your Leech Lake snowmobiling adventure, make sure to check out our snowmobiling trail conditions and trail reports to stay up to date on the trails’ grooming schedules.

 

The winter season in the Leech Lake area also offers both cross country and downhill skiing for even more winter fun! Many of the trails in the area, including the Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails, are perfect for a day of cross country skiing. There are also many small hills in the area for the skiers that have a need for more speed! Many of the Leech Lake resorts are open year round and are the perfect place to sit back and relax next to the fire after a long day of skiing.

 

As you can see, the Leech Lake area is a great place for all kinds of winter activities! If you are looking to take a weekend getaway to the area this winter, book a stay at one of our area resorts today. We look forward to seeing you at Leech Lake soon!

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.

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!

Leech Lake Fall Activities

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The fun at Leech Lake doesn’t stop once summer is done! The Leech Lake area offers many family activities all throughout the year, including many fall activities.

 

If you’re a golfer, the Leech Lake area is perfect for you! The golf season at Leech Lake extends well into the fall. To take advantage of the excellent Leech Lake golfing, book a tee time at one of the area golf courses this fall. The Longbow Golf Club, Tianna Country Club and Wedgewood Golf Course and Driving Range are all open to the public and only a short distance from Walker, MN. If you would rather spend the day with your whole family, the Wildwedge Mini Golf Course offers fun for all ages of children and adults.

 

Fall at Leech Lake is also the perfect time to check out the beautiful fall colors in the area. Taking a bike ride or walk on one of the area trails is one of the best ways to experience the fall colors. The Paul Bunyan trail is the longest Minnesota bike trail and offers 112 miles of fall sightseeing. Other biking and walking trails near Walker include the Heartland Trail that runs from Walker to Park Rapids and the North Country National Scenic Trail.

 

The renowned Leech Lake fishing is another fall activity that is not to be missed. Leech Lake is best known for its Walleye fishing, and it does not slow down in the fall! The Walleye in Leech Lake increase their feeding patterns in the fall to ready themselves for winter and can be found in abundance on the major points of the lake, including Cedar, Sugar, Roger’s, Stoney, Pine, Hardwood and Ottertail points. Fall at Leech Lake is also the perfect time for Muskie and Northern Pike fishing.

 

Fall is also the perfect season for a family boat ride on a crisp day at Leech Lake. Before the winter comes and the lake is covered in ice, make sure to take one last ride on Leech Lake to enjoy the beautiful sights that the area has to offer.

 

After you have enjoyed a beautiful fall day at Leech Lake, don’t forget to make a stop in Walker, MN. Walker offers many restaurants and unique shops to explore and is also close to several casinos, including Northern Lights Casino, that are perfect for a night out.

 

As you can see, the Leech Lake area offers a variety of fall activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Plan your Leech Lake fall getaway and book your stay at one of our many Leech Lake resorts today!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Have you planned your fall Leech Lake getaway yet? Fall doesn’t get any better than at the beautiful Leech Lake, so don’t miss your chance to take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the area this fall season.

 

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay during your Leech Lake trip, look no further than Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge! Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge is tucked away on Leech Lake’s famous Pine Point Peninsula, so you will have a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life.

 

Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge offers a variety of custom lake homes for you to choose from that offer all the modern conveniences of home, but still have a cozy Northwoods charm. The lake homes accommodate anywhere from 4 to 28 people, so you are sure to find one that is the perfect fit for your family. All the lake homes are modern, well maintained and feature fully equipped kitchens and barbeque grills. Some even come with additional amenities, like hot tubs, washers and dryers and private patios.

 

The lodge offers various amenities that will keep your whole family busy and having a great time on your vacation. All of the amenities are completely free, including a children’s playground, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, a sandy beach with a waterslide, an anchored water raft, boat rentals, a bonfire pit, a game room with a pool table and arcade games and a gym. As you can see, you will never run out of things to do at Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge!

 

Another great perk of staying at Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge is access to the renowned Leech Lake fishing. Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota and offers the best Muskie, Walleye, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike fishing in the area. You don’t have to worry about bringing our own boat, because Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge conveniently offers fishing boat and pontoon rentals.

 

Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge is located only 15 minutes from Walker, MN, so if you do decide you want to leave the resort for a while, you will be close to the best golf courses, unique shops, amazing restaurants and casinos.

 

You cannot go wrong with a Leech Lake getaway at Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge! Book your stay today, and experience the beauty of the Leech Lake area for yourself.