Posts Tagged ‘Vacations in Minnesota’

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: Chase on the Lake

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Can you believe it’s almost September already? Even though summer is almost over, there is still time to make a family trip to Leech Lake for one last getaway before fall!

 

If you’re looking for the perfect place to take an end of the summer vacation, look no further than Chase on the Lake in the heart of downtown Walker, MN. This beautiful resort offers all the amenities you could ever need! Your entire family is sure to enjoy a getaway at this historic, yet modern, resort.

 

At Chase on the Lake, you have the choice of staying in the luxurious hotel rooms, spacious condos or cozy cottages. The hotel rooms conveniently feature a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and hair dryers. They also have some of the most comfortable beds you will ever sleep in! You can also choose from lakeside rooms with balconies overlooking Leech Lake or suites with a full living room and kitchen.

 

If you’re looking for a little more room than a hotel room can offer, the condos at Chase on the Lake are perfect for you! All the condos feature a full kitchen, washer and dryer, fireplace and balcony. You have the option to choose from studio, one, two and three bedroom condos that can sleep up to eight people comfortably. Most of the condos are attached to the resort, so you’ll be right next to all the amenities offered at Chase on the Lake.

 

The cottages are the last lodging option at Chase on the Lake. All the cottages have been recently remodeled and are within walking distance of the resort. The cottages feature private lakeside decks, docks and a sandy beach area. You can choose either a seven or five bedroom cottage, and all the cottages come with the conveniences of home, like high speed internet, a full kitchen and a washer and dryer.

 

There are a variety of activities at Chase on the Lake that will keep your whole family busy! You will definitely never be bored at this resort. Besides being located right on Leech Lake, which offers amazing fishing, boating, water skiing, tubing, canoeing and swimming, Chase on the Lake also offers a pool and fitness center. The pool area has arcade games that are a perfect way to keep kids busy on a rainy day. Chase on the Lake also offers a two lane bowling alley that the whole family can enjoy! There is even catering and cocktail service, so you can enjoy some food and a drink while you bowl. There is also a spa at Chase on the Lake that offers massages, manicures and pedicures, body wraps, facials and much more.

 

A day on Leech Lake will make anyone hungry! Luckily Chase on the Lake is home to the 502 restaurant that serves delicious Northwood’s specialties and timeless classic American dishes.  The 502 offers amazing views on its lakeside patio and also features a full bar with live entertainment on the weekends.

 

As you can see, a lake vacation doesn’t get much better than at Chase on the Lake! Book your end of the summer getaway here right away, before it’s too late!

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!

22nd Annual Moondance Jam

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

What’s better than an outdoor music festival in the summer? If you want to enjoy 3 days of amazing rock music, check out Moondance Jam in Walker, MN.

 

Moondance Jam is scheduled for July 18-20 this year, and the lineup is better than ever! The headliners for the 3 day festival are Motley Crue, Slash and The Offspring. Many other bands will also be performing, including Cheap Trick, Buckcherry, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm and many more! The music starts at 11:00 am daily and goes well into the night.

 

For those that want to get the party started even earlier, there will also be a Pre Jam Party, on Wednesday July 18, with music from Hairball and other classic rock cover bands.

 

General Admission and VIP tickets are available for this event. The VIP tickets include drinks, food, band meet and greets and special VIP seating above the stage.

 

Camping is a huge part of the Moondance Jam experience. The campground has access to showers, ice, firewood, fresh water and bathrooms. This year the camping contest theme is “Rockin Campin Crue”, so make sure to dress up in your best 70s and 80s wigs, makeup and clothing. If you don’t feel like roughing it for the whole weekend, there are a variety of Leech Lake area resorts for you to choose from.

 

Tickets for Moondance Jam are going fast, so make sure to order yours today! You are sure to have a rocking good time!

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: Big Rock Resort

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Leech Lake it the 3rd biggest Lake in Minnesota and it has many wonderful resorts to enjoy everything Leech Lake has to offer. Located on Horseshoe Bay is an amazing year round resort called Big Rock Resort in Walker, MN.

 

Big Rock Resort has many things to make your Minnesota family vacation a trip of a lifetime. You can start off your morning by heading to the harbor, which is safe and easily accessible. After a morning on the lake you can go to visit their helpful dock staff and have them clean and freeze your fish, all for free.  While waiting to get your catch of the day cleaned and frozen you can relax at the harbor watching birds, ducks, geese and otters.

 

Once you’ve got your fish you can pick from a game of tennis, basketball, volleyball or horseshoes to play with your family and when the sun goes down you can go relax at the Spa. After you are done taking in all the amazing activities and fun that Big Rock Resort has to offer do not forget to check out the local stores and restaurants around the Leech Lake area. Finally to end the day you can relax in one of their 21 cabins that surround the harbor.

 

So if you’re looking for a place to stay that has all the fun and relaxation you could ask for on your next Minnesota family vacation on Leech Lake check out Big Rock Resort in Walker, MN, you will not be disappointed.