Clean and comfortable. Private and secluded. The kitchen was remodeled in 2013 - This housekeeping cabin has knotty pine throughout, very Up North. Your Cabin comes with resort activities and amenities; Several lawn games, Playground and Sandbox, Game Room, an Ice cream Social, Volleyball and Badminton, Bocce, Horseshoes, Ladder Golf, Bean Bag Toss, Basketball hoop, and a private fire pit for s'mores by the lake.
Make sure to pack your camera as there are many varieties of wildflowers and gorgeous sunsets.
Sleeping arrangement: Queen bed, two twin beds, and a futon in the living room.
Our resort has a Mini Store - Ice, Pop, Pizza, and other grocery items (nightcrawlers & wax worms for fishing). Free movie rentals and an outdoor heated swimming pool (June-Labor Day). Points of interest: Judy Garland Birthplace & Museum, Forest History Center, The Northland Arboretum. Ask us for other popular and unique areas to explore.
Step outside every morning and find yourself surrounded by 650,000 acre Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota. If you bring your own boat you can launch it right here. Fishing on Big Sand Lake is ideal for Northern, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, and Crappies. Dock space for one boat is provided with a cabin rental. We also have a large fish cleaning house with electric & water.
If you are bringing your ATV, the SOO Line Recreational Trail is minutes away.
How are you going to fill your days? On the lake, hiking, biking, golfing, eating at fine restaurants, trying your luck at the Northern Lights casino, or horseback riding at nearby stables. Whatever you do, return to your cabins and toss some steaks (or fish) on the Weber Charcoal Grill. Endless resort activities will please the whole family!
Things to remember: Bring kitchen & bath towels, personal soaps and toiletries.
$127 - $182 night
$635 - $910 week
Peak Summer. Mid June to early August
$910/wk Sat to Fri
$660; 3 and 4 nt. mini vacation. Fri-Mon or Mon-Fri. Reserve after May 1
Lake Summer. Early August to early Sept.
6 nights $775. Daily (3+ nights) $155
$380; Rate for 2 nights (Holiday, Deer & Fishing Opener weekends require a 3-night stay.)
Off Peak. Spring, early May to mid June; and Fall, early Sept. to early Oct. (2 nt. min)
6 nights $635. Daily $127 (Holiday, Deer & Fishing Opener weekends require a 3-night stay.)
Cleaning supplies are available in each cabin for your light housekeeping duties. Do not bring your own wood: We sell bundles for $5. Also for rent: VCR/DVD player, change of sheets, towels, extra vehicle parking, dock fee, row boats and power boats, pontoon. Coin operated washer/dryer.
Stan Johnson We had an excellent vacation enjoying the excellent fishing and amenities at the resort. The kids really enjoyed the pool in the heat of the day. I would and will recommend this resort. Can't wait to return again!!
Jami Grilz-Canesi Great vacation place! Very reasonable and plenty to do. We have decided to make this our yearly family vacation spot. We even get to bring our dogs. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. We can't wait for our next vacation.
Ryan Leigh Ugstad reviewed Balsam Bay Resort. You want a truely relaxing vacation without breaking the bank? Spend a week here, soaking uo some sun on beautiful Big Sand Lake! Go fishing, pontooning, tubing, skiing, or just coast around in a paddle boat! At night, cozy up by the fire and look up at the stars, you can't do that in the city!
Patrick Weber reviewed Balsam Bay Resort — 5 star Best resort we've stayed at! Great fun and good fishing. Very friendly hosts. Highly recommend this place!
Becky Scott-Meyer reviewed Balsam Bay Resort — 5 star We had a blast, cannot wait to ho back! Excellent hospitality and such friendly staff!