Carlson Resort on Leech Lake


On the southeastern shores of beautiful Leech Lake, Carlson’s is a small, family-run resort that has been hosting generations of beach vacationers and fishermen since the 1940s. We offer rustic, fully furnished cabins, a sandy beachfront, a safe swimming area, sunset views, water sports, and some of the best fishing in the state. We’re about three hours north of the Twin Cities, within easy reach of golf courses, restaurants, nature reserves, and the shopping and cultural outings of nearby Walker and Longville. (Turtle races, anyone?)

Although we’re a resort in name, staying at Carlson’s is more like staying at a friend's cabin. We don't maintain a full-time staff, but we do keep the cabins and the grounds in tip-top shape, and someone’s always nearby should problems arise. With only three cabins, it’s a great place to come with friends and family and take over the whole place. Over half of our rentals come from groups, some of whom have been returning every summer for decades.

If you’re looking for a small, easygoing vacation spot on one of Minnesota’s most beautiful lakes, come on up and see what makes Carlson's a special summertime getaway.


Welcome to Carlson Resort

Carlson Resort - Leech Lake - Sunset

Carlson Resort is a small three cabin resort on the southeast shore of Leech Lake.  It’s an ideal place for families to take over and feel right at home.

Carlson Resort - Leech Lake - Cabins
Carlson Resort - Leech Lake - Beach
Carlson Resort - Leech Lake - Swimming Area
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