In addition to plentiful opportunities for fishing, birding and watersports, the area also has golf and several local and state parks with trails for hiking, biking or just enjoying nature. Nearby Detroit Mountain offers year-round recreation for downhill and cross-country skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers.
For the less adventurous, Detroit Lakes has the Historic Holmes Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park, live music at the bandshell and numerous local artisans. There is also shopping and dining galore, including local wineries and breweries. For four seasons of fun, Detroit Lakes is a place you won’t want to miss.
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Lost Valley Resort
218-342-2954 | Visit Website | Email
Lost Valley Resort is a great way to start a new family tradition. Join us for a fun relaxing vacation your family will love year after year. Lost Valley Resort is located on beautiful Trowbridge/Leek Lake about 4 miles NW of Vergas. We have 7 two-bedroom lakeside cabins, each with it’s own dock and swimming area. A fishing boat is included with each cabin. Extra boats, motors and a pontoon is also available for rent.
Cedar Crest Resort
218-473-2116 | Visit Website | Email
At Cedar Crest Resort on Beautiful White Earth Lake, we’re committed to keeping your traditions alive. For more than three decades, this secluded, 40-acre slice of heaven has been open to folks who are an awful lot like us, looking to relax, play on the water, and make vacation memories here at Cedar Crest Resort. We invite you to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, clean, clear waters, comfortable atmosphere and the exceptional year-round service you’ll receive at Cedar Crest Resort of Waubun, MN.
Hidden Haven Resort
847-867-6736 | Visit Website | Email
Hidden Haven is a family owned resort on Rush Lake in the heart of Minnesota’s Otter Tail lakes area. We are located 7 miles south of Perham and our resort offers the perfect spot to clebrate family and friends, and create lifelong memories. Come and enjoy our clean modern lakeside cabins with cable, air conditioning, sandy “0” entry beach and a relaxing quiet atmosphere — all at affordable prices.
Northern Lights Resort
218-758-2343 | Visit Website | Email
Come and enjoy the good life at Northern Lights Resort! We offer a clean, family-fun oriented fishing resort ideal for your next vacation. It is located on a quiet, protected bay on scenic Dead Lake in Otter Tail County in Richville Minnesota. The whole family will enjoy the outdoors and lake fun. Enjoy our sandy beach and swimming area. Free use of Rave (water trampoline), Maui Mat, stand up paddleboards, canoes, paddleboats, kayaks. We also have a basketball hoop, swing set/play area, outdoor games and many other activities for all ages.
Cozy Cove Resort
218-758-2431 | Visit Website | Email
Lynn and Steve welcome your interest in coming to Cozy Cove Resort on crystal clear Marion Lake, 20 miles south of Detroit Lakes, near Dent, Minnesota. This will be our fifteenth year owning the Resort. We have done everything possible to make it a modern, complete resort package. We cater to families, serious fishermen and people who just want to relax and be comfortable.
Fair Hills Resort
218-847-7638 | Visit Website | Email
Fair Hills Resort is a family vacation destination open from May through September. We offer family “sports weeks” during June, July and August. Fair Hills also has conference, event and wedding facilities available during the entire season. Fair Hills Resort is more than just a vacation destination, it is a vacation family. The staff at Fair Hills strive to provide an environment that makes you feel at home. Our guests tell us they keep coming back for many reasons, including the tradition of reuniting with friends and family.
Sunset Bay Resort
218-758-2080 | Visit Website | Email
We are located in Richville, Minnesota, on beautiful unspoiled Dead Lake, in the heart of Otter Tail County lake country. Our secluded 15 wooded acres and 550 feet of clean sugar sand beach make Sunset Bay a perfect lake side getaway! We have expanded in 2019 to now include 10 cabins that have fully equipped kitchens and private bathrooms, 7 campsites with water and electric hookups (3 include sewer hookups), a spectacular swimming beach, our own boat launch, game room, fish cleaning house, guest laundry, small store, and shower house.
East Silent Lake Resort
800-242-6904 | Visit Website | Email
East Silent Lake Resort is a Minnesota family resort located on a quiet country road in Minnesota’s Otter Tail Lakes Country. A long lane covered by a beautiful canopy of maples, oaks and birch leads to our comfortable lakeside cottages, guest suites and vacation homes. You will enjoy the many East Silent Lake activities that our clear, sparkling lake has to offer such as, skiing, tubing, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming and boating.
Big Pine Lodge
218-346-3480 | Visit Website | Email
Our cozy resort includes cabin rentals, seasonal RV sites, camping/tenting and a lodge that serves Great fresh baked pizza, burgers/sandwiches, pop and beer. Plenty of dock space with fishing platform and sitting bench. A boat landing for your convince and a well equipped fish cleaning facility. 200′ of sandy beach and swimming area for you and your family to enjoy!
Sunset Beach Perham
612-220-6937 | Visit Website | Email
Sunset Beach offers you a variety of lodging choices: 1, 2 and 3 bedroom quaint lakeside cabins, a 3 bedroom rambler home and 2 bedroom guest cottage with lake view….AND the most beautiful beach and sunsets on Big Pine Lake! Our level beach and shallow water are excellent for sunning, swimming and sand castles. Fire rings are available for beach fires at night. Relax in a log swing under the canopy of oak trees, explore our prairie restoration, rock garden and nature walk areas, or GO FISH!
Big McDonald Resort
888-497-0995 | Visit Website | Email
We invite you to vacation with us on beautiful Big McDonald Lake. Our resort is the only one on this quiet 1,000 acre spring-fed lake located in Otter Tail County, known as “Lakes Country” for its 1,048 enchanted lakes nestled amidst rolling hills and expansive hardwood forests. We are committed to providing a quality resort experience, from well maintained grounds and immaculate cabins, to a friendly family atmosphere.
Hoot Owl Resort
218-734-2245 | Visit Website | Email
Hoot Owl offers you and your family 12 clean, comfortable lakeside cabins situated between two very secluded lakes. All of our cabins are housekept, which means we furnish all bedding, pots, pans, dishes, and microwaves. Our lodge features an indoor basketball court, ping pong table, board games, pool table, wireless internet and great conversation. During the summer season, we offer activities ranging from adult volleyball, supervised childrens activities, water skiing, and bingo just to name a few.
218-334-5741 | Visit Website | Email
We would like to personally invite you, your family and friends to join us at Birchmere Resort. At Birchmere you’ll experience the beauty of northern Minnesota, listen to the cry of the loons, gaze at the majestic beauty of a bald eagle in flight or take in our brilliant sunsets that change from pink to red and gold – one you will never forget.
Tamarac Bay Resort
218-847-7096 | Visit Website | Email
Located on Island Lake, Tamarac Bay Resort is a perfect vacation retreat for swimming, boating, fishing and hunting.Our central location between Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids means easy access to shops. Island Lake is a 1,142 acre, spring fed lake, and has a maximum depth of 38 feet. There are several islands, points, bays, and reefs making Island Lake a local walleye destination.
Shooting Star Casino
800-453-7827 | Visit Website | Email
In a modern, low-rise building between Highway 59 and Wild Rice River, this lively casino resort lies a mile from downtown Mahnomen. Straightforward rooms come with cable TV and coffeemakers. Minifridges, microwaves and pull-out sofas are available on request (surcharge). There’s also an RV park. Casino games include slots, Blackjack, poker and bingo. There’s a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, a spa and a concert venue. Dining options include an upscale steakhouse and a laid-back cafe
End Of The Road Resort
218-532-2365 | Visit Website | Email
Each cabin has a picnic table, gas grill w/accessories (LP provided) and dock space visible from your cabin. The kitchens are well-stocked w/dishes, pots/pans, microwave, coffee maker (filters provided), gas range, toaster and full size refrigerator. The resort is on level ground with play areas for volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, bocce ball, croquet, concrete ½ court basketball. The Swim Beach is a relaxing place to watch the kids as they play in the sand or swim. The beach is sandy, safe and offers a swim platform with limited toys.
218-847-8753 | Visit Website | Email
Valhalla is a family resort nestled on the east shore of Island Lake on 100 acres of northern Minnesota’s beautiful birch, hardwood and evergreen trees. Wildlife abounds in the woods and on the lake. Deer, ducks, raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels, songbirds, purple martins, and the bald eagle live here. Come and hear the call of the loon and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
Jolly Fisherman Resort
800-927-2262 | Visit Website | Email
Enjoy the tranquil beauty and simple pleasures of a vacation or relaxing mini-week at the lake. Pack up the family and head out to rediscover all the fun you can have together. At the Jolly Fisherman, our family wants you to have the best vacation possible — spring, summer or fall.
The Wilds Resort & Campground
800-733-3515 | Visit Website | Email
Tucked between Smoky Hills State Forest and Tamarac Wildlife Refuge in Northern Minnesota, The Wilds Resort and Campground is a four-season vacation destination for those seeking adventure, relaxation or something in between. A family resort on the edge of 3,146 acre Shell Lake near Osage, our comfortable cabins are surrounded by 50 acres of tall pines and white birch where a variety of birds and wildlife reside.
218-863-4285 | Visit Website | Email
We offer thirteen clean and attractive housekeeping cottages on spacious, well-kept grounds. Solinger’s is a family resort with clean, sandy swimming and play areas, boats, fishing, and peaceful surroundings. Located on Lake Lida in Otter Tail County, four miles east of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. We will do our best to ensure you and your family an enjoyable vacation.
Sunset Bay Resort
218-342-2535 | Visit Website | Email
We invite you to experience a great family vacation. Return to the simpler pleasures of life as you take in some great fishing. Relax and unwind as you feel the warm sand beneath your feet. Reconnect with nature by enjoying the beauty of a sunset as loons drift across the lake. Be mesmerized by the fire as you roast marshmallows and enjoy a cool beverage or star gaze into the brilliant night sky. Remember to embrace your family as your vacation creates memories that will last a lifetime.
Four Seasons Resort
218-367-2792 | Visit Website | Email
Timothy & Margaret Saitta invite you to come and enjoy our Family Friendly MN Resort! We are a small Mom & Pop MN resort, just 7 Cabins. A great place to sit back, slow down, relax and enjoy yourself. Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie, Large-mouth Bass, Sunfish, Bluegill, Perch, Rock Bass, 3 different Bullheads, are all waiting here for you. It’s one of Minnesota’s best overall fishing spots.
Tamarac Resort & Campground
218-573-3262 | Visit Website | Email
Come and experience a lake vacation with us and enjoy the finer things in life. Relax and unwind as you sip your coffee in the morning overlooking a beautiful clean and clear lake and reconnect with nature as you observe the bald eagles outside your door, loons calling , and the sound of frogs off in the distance. Roast marshmallow and enjoy your own fire and be sure to look up to see the billions of stars in the sky and if you’re lucky you may see the Northern Lights in the wee hours of the night.
800-435-5459 | Visit Website | Email
Lakecrest Resort is a classic Minnesota family resort in Detroit Lakes, MN which has been perfectly built on a 10 acre private wooded area on the north end of Long Lake with 550 feet of lakeshore. The grounds are private yet expansive, our resort is yours to enjoy with family, friends or a family reunion group. Cabins range from 1 to 8 bedrooms and provide a blend of activity and lakeside seclusion.
Shady Grove Resort
218-346-6040 | Visit Website | Email
Located seven miles South of Perham, MN on Rush Lake, Shady Grove Resort is the ultimate place to celebrate family, friends, and traditions during your vacation. We at Shady Grove Resort work to provide high-quality, clean cottages for your enjoyment.
Whaley’s Resort & Campground
218-573-3610 | Visit Website | Email
At the end of Whaley’s Road, you will find peaceful vacations with privacy, terrific fishing, family fun, well-kept housekeeping cabins, beautiful wooded grounds, access to miles of trails, and a sandy swimming beach, all non-smoking cabins. We offer 14 cabins, 4 villas, satellite TV, microwaves, lodge with snack shop and games, groceries, wireless internet access, gas, and bait. We have boats, motors, and pontoons. We use a tractor to put your boat in and store your trailer out of sight.
Breezy Shores Resort
218-847-2695 | Visit Website | Email
Sunshine and water, a great recipe for relaxation! Swimming, fishing, biking and boating. Let the games begin. The resort offers a number of non-motorized watercraft for rental at very reasonable prices. Our Activities Director has planned recreational events, for your enjoyment. Decorate a T-Shirt, or enter the Bean Bag Tournament or join us for the Family Movie Night in the patio area (weather permitting), don’t forget to vote for your weeks Feature Presentation. Check with the office for other weekly and seasonal activities.
Five Lakes Resort
218-847-7638 | Visit Website | Email
Five Lakes Resort offers families a unique vacation in a wooded setting on a private lake. No gasoline motors are allowed on Lake Five, keeping the lake crystal clear and clean. Only guests have access to Lake Five, making for a tranquil getaway. It’s an unspoiled environment where you can get back to nature. Five Lakes Resort is simply the most relaxing place you could want to be. You’ll still have all the conveniences of home. Eleven housekeeping cabins are well spaced for privacy and completely furnished.
The Lodge On Detroit Lake
218-847-8439 | Visit Website | Email
Looking for a Detroit Lakes Resort/Hotel on the shore of pristine Big Detroit Lake? Our Detroit Lakes Minnesota lake resort is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy brilliant sunsets and memorable nights on the lake. We’re nestled in a lovely tree-filled setting guaranteed to enhance your stay, and conveniently located on Highway 10. BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit offers the latest hotel style and amenities found in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota area.
Lillibridge’s Maple Beach Resort
218-342-2581 | Visit Website | Email
Lillibridge’s Maple Beach Resort is a family owned, established in 1964. For those not familiar with us, we are the only resort on West Loon Lake, located 2 1/2 miles west of Vergas, Minnesota on Ottertail Co. #4. The lake is deepest of three Loon Lakes, with water access to the other two. Because this spring-fed lake has no inlet, it is always cool and clear. We have Bass, Crappies, Bullheads, Northern, Sunfish and Walleyes.
Rose Ridge Resort
218-342-2060 | Visit Website | Email
Located near Detroit Lakes Minnesota…home of some of the country’s best known fishing, Rose Ridge Resort offers a relaxing atmosphere you and your family will remember and cherish for years to come! We are a family owned and operated resort situated on the lovely Rose Lake. We offer cabin and camping rentals plus camper/fish house, boats, and pontoon rental. We offer a clean swim area and sandy beach for all of our guests to enjoy. Our guests can also take advantage of our free recreational activities including use of our canoe, paddle boats, dive raft, and playground.
Whispering Pines Resort
218-346-3188 | Visit Website | Email
Whispering Pines Resort has 325 feet of gorgeous sandy beach with a swimming area stocked with Hydrobikes, paddle boat and a playground for your family’s enjoyment. A canoe, with paddles, is also available to check out other wildlife on Big Pine Lake. Our cozy and comfortable, modern housekeeping cabins are stocked with all you need for your “home away from home” at Whispering Pines Resort. Each cabin has a set of dishes, coffee maker, heat, air conditioning, cable TV, a charcoal grill and picnic tables. Simply bring your food, swimming suit, and fishing gear to be ready for a week of relaxing in the Northland.
Edgewater Beach Club
218-847-1351 | Visit Website | Email
Edgewater Beach Club is the perfect place to enjoy what Minnesota lakes have to offer! Edgewater Beach Club rests of the main beach of Little Detroit Lake, which offers some of the best year round fishing in the area. Water sports of all kinds are right in your front yard, and you may also enjoy our indoor and outdoor pools, along with our sauna.
218-734-2241 | Visit Website | Email
We are located in northwestern Minnesota–20 miles from Itasca State Park, where the mighty Mississippi River begins its 2,340 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, and on the northern boundary of the 40,000 acre Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Year Round Family Vacation Resort, the Signature Resort of Subaru Factory Team in Minnesota, the home of Dick Beardsley Marathon Running camp, and the venue of the historical Pole Pedal Pant Winter Triathlon.
Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes
218-847-2121 | Visit Website | Email
Established in 1976, the Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes – Lakefront is much more than a picturesque place. The hotel inspires loyal guests and creates life long memories, while hosting business, leisure & family events. The ambiance and amenities are merely the gateway to an improved lodging experience.
Elm Haven Resort
218-367-2797 | Visit Website | Email
Located on Beautiful Rush Lake, Elm Haven Resort is your place for family fun this summer at the Lake! Come and enjoy our sandy beach, clean and modern cabins, and relaxing atmosphere. If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation this summer, Elm Haven Resort is your vacation destination! A safe and easy drive, we are located just minutes off of Highway 10 near Perham, Minnesota.
Forest Hills Resort
800-482-3441 | Visit Website | Email
Surrounded by over 400 of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Forest Hills Resort offers park model sales, full hook up RV lots, championship golf, an on-site bar and grill, and many amenities. Fun for everyone: swimming pool, mini golf, Izzo’s Bar & Grill. Our 18-hole championship course is a round you’ll remember.
800-967-3818 | Visit Website | Email
Limmer’s Resort is the home of affordable summer vacationing on beautiful Rush Lake in Ottertail County, Minnesota. Come and relax with us, enjoy the lake, sun and country air. We have boating, fishing, kayaking, biking and nearby there is golfing, children’s events in town, historic places, dining and other relaxing and enjoyable activities.