COVID-19 has distanced us both physically and emotionally from those we care about the most: friends and family. But, with restrictions lifting this summer it is finally realistic to spend time with loved ones again. And for those who call Minnesota home, we know that summer is short-lived. Just a few months of warm summer sunshine before winter makes its return and the land of 10,000 lakes turns into the land of snow and ice. So, spending much-needed time with loved ones on the lake is a great opportunity to relax and reconnect. Our resort sits on the shores of the 6,500 acres of Big Sandy Lake. We here at Big Sandy Lodge and Resort make it easy for you to enjoy the water. We have access to boat and pontoon rentals along with kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, and even aqua trikes. Join us for a Northern Minnesota lake vacation and spend time reconnecting with your family and friends on the water.

Fishing & Boating

Our premier resort has partnered with Your Boat Club to give our guests easy access to Big Sandy Lake. Start your day with a pontoon rental, and you will have an opportunity to see 25 islands and have access to three rivers, including the mighty Mississippi. We also have access to fishing boat rentals for anglers looking for prime Northern Minnesota fishing. Big Sandy Lake is most known for its walleye fishing. However, the varying basin depths of the lake provide fishing opportunities for a variety of fish. Some other fish that can be found here include black bullheads, bluegills, largemouth bass, muskies, northern pike, and yellow perch. For more information on where and how to fish on Big Sandy Lake, check out this local fishing report

Non-Motorized Watercrafts

If you are looking to relax on the water, we have several non-motorized watercrafts available right at the resort. Spend the day on Big Sandy Lake with a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental. There’s nothing like paddling on one of Minnesota’s best lakes. The relaxing sound of the paddle hitting the water and the feel of the breeze on your face will have you back on the lake time after time. And we will have a delicious meal from our Bear’s Den Bar waiting for you when you return! 

Lakefront Cabins at Big Sandy Lodge

After a day on the water, you’ll have everything you need at Big Sandy Lodge. Eat dinner with your family on our 3-tiered outdoor deck and watch the sunset over the water. If you haven’t got enough water, you can relax in our indoor hot tub. Then return to your lodge room or private cabin, depending on your group size. Our cabins and villas can accommodate larger groups of friends or families. We would love to help you plan your Northern Minnesota lake vacation, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 218-426-5040 if you have any questions.