Welcome to Anchor Inn Resort A Classic Minnesota Fishing Resort


A Minnesota family vacation at Anchor Inn Resort, located on the shores of the Bowstring River near Spring Lake, Minnesota is like a breath of fresh air…literally! Located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest Anchor Inn is a Minnesota fishing resort that offers guests the opportunity to take a break from the pressures of everyday living and fish, hunt or just relax in the beauty of Minnesota’s northwoods.

Anchor Inn Resort has long been a fixture on the shores of the river that runs past its docks. Began in the early 1920s as a hunting lodge it has survived the decades with its history, peace and legendary service intact. Owned and operated today by the Kitterman family, it offers guests a variety of lodging choices including modern, clean and comfortable cottages, Bed and Breakfast rooms above the Lodge and a campground set up for RV camping or tent camping.


As one of the Best Fishing Resorts in Minnesota, Anchor Inn provides Fisherman with a wide variety of Minnesota fishing opportunities. The beautiful Bowstring River system includes Bowstring Lake, Sand Lake, Little Sand Lake and Rice Lake. Anglers find some of the best Minnesota walleye fishing around as well as great northern pike fishing, crappie fishing, largemouth bass fishing and bluegill fishing.

In fact, the Anchor Inn bridge is well-known for the great fishing available from its walkway. It’s not unusual to score buckets of bluegill or a stringer of walleye from the bridge or from the shore and docks at Anchor Inn Resort.

Hunters take notice! Anchor Inn Resort is located amid some of the finest public hunting ground in Minnesota. The black bear hunting, grouse hunting, deer hunting, and duck hunting is excellent in the immediate vicinity of the resort. The Kittermans have hunted the area for generations and can give you great hunting tips to help ensure that you have a successful Minnesota hunting trip.

Anchor Inn Resort is also a great place to spend your Minnesota family vacation. With terrific fishing, fun resort activities, and interesting area attractions your family will enjoy time together in the great outdoors while making great memories.

We invite you to experience our legendary hospitality and join the generations of sportsmen and families that call Anchor Inn Resort their Minnesota Fishing Resort home away from home. Please contact us or call us at 1-888-798-2718 for more information. Or click this button to make a reservation now using our online reservation system.


Fall 2022 Special

When you stay at Anchor Inn between May and August 2022, enjoy a Return Stay
this fall (Sept. – Nov.) at an extra 30% off our already discounted fall rates.

Call Us Today! 1-888-798-2718


quotes We have been going to Anchor Inn since 1988. Every year we look forward to the solitude and the restful surroundings of the area. You meet some of the nicest families there. We have never been “shut out” on our Minnesota fishing vacation. It is always so peaceful and relaxing and before you know it it’s time to head home.The Kitterman’s make you feel like you are part of their family. So if you ever have the opportunity to go to Anchor Inn Resort, don’t miss it. quotes2 

— Ed & Sandie, Milan, IL