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DomW

Resort for families and ice fishing

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Hey all,

I'm looking for a resort in the area to visit this winter with a few other families.

The wish list:

- outdoor or indoor activities with the kids

- a bar/grill on site (so the parents can coax the grandparents into babysitting while we enjoy a few libations)

- good ice fishing - we'll bring our portables if no houses for rent

Thanks for any help!

-Dominic

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WE actually don't have many resorts that operate during the winter months. The ones that do really don't offer any programming for families or kids because it's a down time. We won't have anyone who rents fish houses, but there's still hope. I would suggest contacting In-We-Go resort on 8th crow wing. They have a motel connected to the resort that they operate year-round. There are a few local taverns in Nevis and Dorset that should entertain you for the evening when the sitter's around. As for ice house rentals, sorry, there aren't any in Nevis or Park Rapids, but Walker is about 20 minutes and you could rent a house on Leech. Otherwise, you can always take a portable out on 8th, it's a good lake. There are a ton of fishing opportunities in the area and you can always get in touch with me regarding some ideas/ pointers or guiding.

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