For those of us suburbanites that enjoy boating but do not own our own boat, you can enjoy the peaceful Pelican Lake with one of the Aspen Resorts boat rentals in order to go fishing. This is our second year here at the Aspen Resort which has a relaxing family environment as well with many activities for the kids to enjoy.
The rural area around the Aspen Resort definitely feels secluded but there is still a good grocery store in town for all those necessary items that you may have forgot to bring.
I am writing this review while I'm actually at the resort now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ASPEN RESORT, One of the finest family resorts in Northern Minnesota. A 17 acre resort located on the scenic, undeveloped north shore of Pelican Lake.ACCOMMODATIONS 10 new and newly remodeled log cabins that all come with air conditioning and satellite TV. Our 21 site campground (with full hookups) offers weekly and seasonal camping.RESORT AMENITIES Full time dock / activity staff, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, WIFI access, basketball court, volleyball / badminton, horseshoes, beachfront Rainbow playground, canoes, kayaks, paddleboat.BOAT RENTALS Crestliner Fish/Ski with 115hp 4 stroke motor, Deluxe Crestliner Fishhawk boats with 60hp 4 stroke motors, Crestliner pontoons with 60hp 4 stroke motors, and Lund row boats with tiller steer motors.SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES Nightly campfires, weekly minnow races, s'more night, childrens crafts, weekly hotdog roast / potluck, sundaes on Sunday ice cream social.PELICAN LAKE is haled as one of Minnesota's great fishing lakes with an abundant supply of bluegills, large and smallmouth bass, walleyes, crappies, northern pike, bullheads and perch. Angler's of all ages are rarely disappointed! Onsite fishing guide available.ORR AREA ATTRACTIONS View wild bears in their natural habitat at the Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, feed the deer at Cold Springs Deer Farm, visit the International Wolf Center to view timberwolves which are native to this area, walk the Orr Bog Walk, hike to the Vermilion Falls and Gorge, or visit one of the 9 area golf courses. ... more less