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Resorts on Leech Lake - Ice Fishing

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I'm looking for some help on possible resorts to stay at on Leech Lake for ice fishing in February 2008. There will be 6-8 of us and we'll be bringing our own portables so we won't need to rent any shacks. Thanks for any help,

Tank1

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Tank1, I have never stayed there but Brindleys Harbor Resort has ice fishing and accomidations throughout the winter. Take a look at their website brindleysharbor. Other than that I dont know of any other resorts.

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ive stayed on leech mant times. the anderson family has 5-6 resorts on leech. northland lodge on the south end of the lake is the only one i can name rite off hand. ive stayed there most, they had resorts in the channel area and way up on the north end. great people to deal with.

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There is a brand new resort on Leech that is opening up for the fishing opener, Trapper's Landing Lodge. I have heard they are going to be open year around. They also have a banner on this forum.

Good Luck

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Tank, Trappper's Landing Lodge is going to open up early May of this year. Take a look at the webpage in the link mentioned above for more information or click on the link in my signature.

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Isn't this the old Merritt Resort/Huddles that was sold last year to the development group? Are they going to continue to operate it as a resort as they develop the property? Is the old Merritt Lodge going to continue as a restaurant?

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225330,

You are correct, we purchased what was the Old Merit Lodge last spring with the intentions of developing it into a more up to date fully functional family resort. We will be re-opening Margarita Mulligans under a different name, The Beach Fire Grill with a different menu. We will still have the Kareoke on Saturday nights and all the other fun stuff plus more. The restaurant is certainly open to the public.

As for the developement, we have 6 Lakehome style rental units up and will be completed around opener. We have just broke ground on 2 more in the past few days. What we are building is available to the general public for both ownership and rental. We share off each unit down to the 6th of a share and rent it out when not in use, splitting the income with the owner. We started this over on the North Shore and it has been a huge deal for us. Alot of people find this a great alternative to purchasing a cabin being it comes without the headaches of maintenance, dock removal, yard work etc.. Keep an eye on the banner on the Leech Page for deals and promotions.

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Welcome to Leech.

A healthy resort community contributes to the economic diversity of our area. Offering a mix of ownership and rentals maintains the visitor base while increasing the investment in the tax base. The alternative, converting a resort to lots for sale, decreases economic diversity.

Our family has spent two-weeks-at-a-time on Leech for many years. Those cumulative two weeks were what we looked forward to all year. The love of those visits at the family cabin is what finally convinced us to buy our own “place up north”. I hope your owners and guests enjoy Leech as much as we do.

We are still two weeks at a time, only more frequently. We look forward to boating to the Beach Fire Grill after a day on the water.

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