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Traditional Minnesota resorts like Anchor Inn are a special find. It is the kind of resort where traditional hospitality meets modern-day amenities to provide great family vacations geared toward the sportsman. Fish, hunt, hike, explore nature or just relax! You’ll find something here for everyone.

Fishing from the bridge is safe and fun.  There's almost always a good bite.Fishing is a favorite past time of Anchor Inn guests – both young and “mature.” The Bowstring River runs past our docks allowing anglers access to some of Minnesota’s greatest walleye fishing lakes, Sand Lake and Bowstring Lake. The Anchor Inn bridge, just feet from our doorstep, offers is a great place to fish the river for huge walleye and buckets of bluegill. Many of our guests have equally good luck fishing from our docks and shore!

The waters of the Bowstring River system are clean and clear – great for swimming and boating. The river allows boaters access to Sand or Little Sand Lakes where many of our guests spend their summer afternoons waterskiing and tubing. A short drive brings you to one of the many sand beaches in our area allowing swimmers, sand castle builders and sun-seekers an ideal spot to spend a summer afternoon. Or Anchor Inn guests can rent a paddleboat and spend hours exploring the wildlife that inhabits the shores of the Bowstring River and Rice Lake.

Anchor Inn sells a wide assortment of shirts, hats, sweatshirts, hoodies and souvenirs.The Lodge at Anchor Inn is the heart of this legendary Minnesota resort. It’s there that guests find a warm welcome and friendly conversation. The weekly fish fry is headquartered there and the screened porch is the ideal spot to sit and visit on a warm night. The Lodge has television and a gift shop where you can to find the perfect souvenir of your MN vacation. And Bed, Boat and Breakfast rooms above the Lodge provide comfortable accommodations for short visits or overflow guests from our cabins.

The weekly fish fry is always a guest favorite.Anchor Inn Resort is located in the Chippewa National ForestAnchor Inn Resort is a convenient place to base your exploration of northern Minnesota. Much of Minnesota’s rich history is closely bound to its clean, clear waters. It was the source of life and method of transportation for the Native Americans, the early explorers, the log drive and the riverboats. Guests can launch from the Anchor Inn dock and follow the Big Fork Canoe Trail to the boundary waters or take a drive to Itasca State Park and visit the source of the Mississippi River. Outdoor enthusiasts marvel at the natural beauty of our location in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest and enjoy miles and miles of wilderness hiking trails and bike trails.

Fish the river or the lakes - you'll catch fish either way.Natural, historical and entertaining area attractions provide guests with plenty of things to do and see during a stay at Anchor Inn Resort. And the resort’s central location among several towns offers easy access to dining, shopping, movies, tennis, golf, bowling, hospitals and churches.

Begin a new tradition in your family with a Minnesota family vacation at Anchor Inn Resort. Call 1-888-798-2718 or contact us today for more information!

From the moment we arrived everyone was great! The fishing was really good and the fact that the kids could catch a lot of fish from the bridge was a bonus. We could also always see the kids from our cabin and from the main lodge. Buds’ wife, Gin, his son, Rick, and Rick’s wife, Peg, made all of us feel really welcome. In fact, they made our youngest son feel so welcome he wanted to stay with Rick and Peg rather than go home with us. There was also room in front of our cabin for the kids to play.
There’s a lot more to say but if you’re looking for a great place for some family fun or just a quiet getaway for you and your spouse, Anchor Inn is the place.Troy & Cindy from Orion, Illinois