Posts Tagged ‘mn family vacations’


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!

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 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!

Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

What’s better than a relaxing vacation on the beach? Now that summer is finally here, treat yourself to a beach getaway at Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort on Leech Lake. This resort has many lodging options and activities for you and your family to enjoy this summer!


Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort offers any kind of lodging you can imagine, including cottages, lakeside villas, chateaus, condos and executive villa suites. The 10 bedroom lake home and 6 bedroom grand estate are big enough for the whole family! The resort also features an event center that is perfect for family reunions, anniversary parties and wedding receptions.


One of the main attractions to this resort is the amazing fishing at Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota. Leech Lake is known for being a great spot to catch Muskies, Walleyes, Northern Pike, Eelpout and many more. At Horseshoe Bay, you have the options of fishing off one of the 60 marina docks, renting a boat or fishing off the pier.


This resort is also a great place to bring your kids, with 2600 feet of sandy swimming beaches. Other kid friendly activities offered at the resort include horseshoes, paddle boats, fishing docks and a video arcade room and indoor pool that are perfect for rainy days.


Horseshoe Bay also offers lakeside dining at the IronFire restaurant and lounge and is only a short distance away from many other restaurants in the Walker, MN area.


If you’re looking for a Leech Lake vacation with all the amenities you could ask for, look no further than Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort! Book your summer Leech Lake vacation there today!

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: Anderson Northland Lodge

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Summer is only 2 months away! The weather is getting warmer and the time to start lounging on one of northern Minnesota’s manylakes, Leech Lake. A great place to take in the sun and enjoy Leech Lake is at Andersons Northland Lodge located in Walker, MN.


Andersons Northland Lodge has over 27 years of experience and founders of the Anderson Family Resorts.  Their goal is to make sure that all of their guests have the comforts of home while away from home.  Northland Lodge is a kid friendly resort with sandy beaches, clear water, sand volleyball, bonfires, and much more to keep everyone happy and having fun all day!


Not only do they provide fun to last the whole day but they also have amazing places to stay. Northland Lodge has seventeen MN lake home rentals. All have full kitchens, linens, BBQ grills, TV/DVD and are all fully furnished. They also have screened in porches and decks that are the perfect places to wind down at the end of the day and watch the sun set on Leech Lake.


If that wasn’t enough, they also offer amazing Leech Lake fishing packages for groups as small as 2 and as big as 9. You catch them and they clean them, so all you have to do is fish Leech Lake and relax.


Leech Lake is a great lake in a great state. Northland Lodge is devoted to making sure you have an amazing time on Leech Lake and once you do, don’t forget to check out what the local towns have to offer from restaurants to home town shops. From morning to night you are sure to have a great time while staying on Leech Lake in Walker, MN.

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!

FEATURED MEMBER: Chase on the Lake

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Chase on the Lake is a premier Minnesota resort offering visitors a unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else. This is a resort located on the shores of Leech Lake and also in the heart of downtown Walker, MN. Chase on the Lake offers a unique mix of the great outdoors and historic luxury. Some of the notable amenities offered at Chase on the Lake include the 502 Restaurant with patio seating, the Cooper Door Aveda Spa, Chaser’s Bowling Alley and indoor heated pool and hot tub, and a number of outdoor activities to choose from year round. A manager at the resort commented

“there is a wide range of activities for just about anyone or any family – the dads who want to go fishing, or the moms that want to go shopping or to the spa, and a bowling alley for the whole family.”

This MN resort is very historic, incorporating elements of elegance, charm, and warmth. While talking with Adam, a manager at the resort, he described the atmosphere at the resort to be

“very laid back with a kind of nostalgic feel.”

He explained that there is quite a bit of history there, having been there since 1922. He talked about the lumber yard that once occupied the property and an infirmary that was there for injured soldiers in a nearby battle. He says everyone has a story to tell about the Chase, be those visitors, locals, or owners.

The resort offers a variety of rooms including classic rooms, lake-view rooms, state of the art rooms, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom condos, as well as ownership opportunities with the Lakeside Condos. Chase on the Lake attracts a wide variety of visitors from romantic weekenders to snowmobilers and wedding parties. A large attraction to the area and to the resort is the Ealpout Festival, which can get very rowdy and fun for people. Also, Moon Dance Jam brings in a couple of bands every year, Adam adds,

“Kiss stayed here last year!”

Leech Lake is known for being a premier lake in the state of Minnesota; it has a great reputation. Having a resort on this lake is just great. In addition to the beautiful lake and amenities offered, Adam points out,

“it is in downtown Walker – It just can’t be beat!”



FEATURED MEMBER: Country Inn Walker

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Country Inn Walker
Looking for an affordable Minnesota getaway with proximity to endless activities and attractions? There is no better place to stay than the Country Inn Walker. The Country Inn Walker has built a reputation of clean rooms and excellent customer service over the years. This Country Inn is much different from a typical hotel stay, as June LeBlanc (G.M) puts it,

“It is on a more personal level, we like to make people feel at home while they are here.”

The staff will do what it takes to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. Although they don’t have bag boys, they will go out of their way to carry guest’s luggage. Guests are also greeted to the Inn with fresh baked cookies and coffee available 24 hours a day. Some other notable amenities offered at the Country Inn include a pool and hot tub, continental breakfast, whirlpool suites, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

This Inn appeals to a variety of people including fishermen, bikers, families, couples, and others. The fishermen enjoy being able to fish during the day, hot tub at night, and enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning before they go back out to fish Leech Lake. The lake is less than a mile away with just a frontage road between the Inn and Leech Lake. Families enjoy the indoor pool as well as the MN bike trails that go right by the Inn. The Inn is also very close to downtown Walker, MN where there is a variety of activities for adults and children. Walker is a destination for many bikers. Many of them find the Country Inn Walker to be a perfect place to stay while they bike the trails. June explained,

“One group of cyclists has been coming back here for 8 years to bike all the trails over their week stay at the Inn.”

When I asked June her favorite part of running the property, she did not hesitate to say, “The people!” June explained her interest in talking with new people. She went on to tell me about a group of Vietnam vets that stayed at the Inn last summer that hadn’t seen or spoken to one another in 34 years! It sounds like a diverse group of people can be found at the Country Inn Walker, as well as countless activities to occupy ones time!