Minnesota Fishing & Family Vacations

Welcome to Anchor Inn Resort

You’ll find Anchor Inn Resort at the top of lists for recommended Minnesota fishing and family vacation resorts. Located on the shores of the Bowstring River near Spring Lake, MN, and deep in the Chippewa National Forest, Anchor Inn is a sportsman’s dream, offering 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 began in the early 1920s as a hunting lodge. Owned and operated today by Monte & Heather Chapman, it offers guests a variety of lodging choices including clean, comfortable cabins, and a RV and tent campground.

Considered one of the Best Fishing Resorts in Minnesota. Anchor Inn Resort provides anglers with world-class 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 in the state as well as great northern pike, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass and bluegill fishing. The Anchor Inn bridge is well-known for 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. Anchor Inn is located in some of Minnesota’s finest public hunting grounds. Black bear hunting, grouse hunting, deer hunting, and duck hunting is excellent in the immediate vicinity of the resort. Ask Monte for tips to ensure your 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! Call today or check availability now!


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Use this resort layout map to explore our cabins, lodge and amenities. Have a question? Give us a call: 218-659-2718.


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Online Reservations for cabins and campsites are available for for Saturday to Saturday (week-long) stays.  For shorter stays, please call us at 218-659-2718 or fill out our information request form.

We strongly encourage you to make your reservations as far in advance as possible to ensure your first choice of cabin.  Visit our Resort Policies page for more information.


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