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A Minnesota Adventure on the Bowstring River

Anchor Inn Resort is set in the heart of Chippewa National Forest with a mile-long river frontage. This is a sportsman and outdoor lovers' paradise. With immediate access to the Bowstring River system, you can fish for trophy walleye, water ski, swim and cruise the many lakes. Or, head out to some of the finest public hunting grounds in Minnesota for black bear, grouse, deer and duck. Come back to relax in your comfortable cabin or "Bed, Boat & Breakfast" room and enjoy the legendary hospitality of the Kitterman family, who have owned and operated Anchor Inn Resort for more than 40 years.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 8 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Deer River
  • Nearby Water Little and Big Sand Lakes; Bowstring River
  • Open Dates May 11 to Nov 16


Family fun never runs short when you stay at the Anchor Inn Resort! This Minnesota destination puts you along the shores of the Bowstring River, offering a place where you can truly escape the hustle-bustle of the cities and easily reconnect with your loved ones. The river is perfect for a day of family fishing or swimming, or you can stay dry at the Lodge and enjoy the views together. The nearby Chippewa National Forest offers plenty of hiking trails to explore when you're looking for extra adventure! And at the end of the day, your cozy riverfront cottage awaits for you to unwind in complete comfort!


Fishing-enthusiasts of all ages will love a getaway at Anchor Inn Resort! The resort's prime location on the Bowstring River System means you'll have access to some of Minnesota's best walleye, northern pike, crappie, bass and bluegill fishing. Each cottage or B&B room comes with your own boat to explore these abundant waters!


Resting amid hundreds of miles of some of the most productive hunting grounds in Minnesota, the Anchor Inn Resort is your the perfect spot for four seasons of hunting action. You're just a short canoe trip from Rice Lake where you can find great duck and goose hunting. The miles of public hunting grounds in the area offers great opportunities for bear and deer hunts, too!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

With fully-equipped cottages resting no more than a couple 100 feet from the Bowstring River System, the Anchor Inn Resort is the perfect place for your Minnesota vacation. Enjoy all the amenities of home in a setting that can't be beat! Lake views and lush woods bring you serenity amid Northwoods beauty.

  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Gambling
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Wineries
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Bird Watching
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
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Nearest Airports

  • Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB) / 30.7 miles
  • Falls International Airport (INL) / 62.9 miles
  • Fort Frances Municipal Airport (YAG) / 69.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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