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A Secret Gem on Battle Lake

Discover the historical Sand Bay Resort, one of Minnesota’s secret gems, where relaxation is a way of life and your only alarm clock is the peaceful call of loons. Spend your days canoeing, swimming in crystal clear water or renting a fishing boat to explore Battle Lake, known for its big catches! There’s also horseback riding, four local golf courses, a water park and tennis courts all within 10 miles. Cabins sleep from three to nine and are 30 yards or less away from Battle Lake’s picturesque shore.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 13 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Battle Lake
  • Nearby Water Fergus Falls
  • Open Dates All Year


Bring the family together for a fun-filled vacation at Sand Bay Resort! This Minnesota destination puts you along the shores of Battle Lake, where you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities and relaxation. Explore the waters on a fishing trip, enjoy swimming by the shore, or head out nearby for a hike. Your cozy cabin offers all the room you need for a comfortable stay!


Fish for everything from northern pike to musky and walleye on the waters of Battle Lake. Sand Bay Resort has top-notch fishing boats to rent with 25 mph motors, live wells and depth finders, as well as a guide service and bait shop that’s just a short walk away. The relaxing atmosphere is the perfect complement to your memorable Minnesota fishing vacation!


Head to Sand Bay Lake Resort and enjoy the location right on Battle Lake. When you're on Battle Lake, you'll find all types of fishing opportunities, from northern pike to musky! If you're not into fishing, enjoy the views or rent a boat and get out on the water. It's all waiting for you during your next vacation to Minnesota.


As the first plot of land purchased on Battle Lake, Sand Bay Resort started as a premier summer hotel in 1883. After burning down in 1894, it was rebuilt in 1895 and that same building stands today, fully renovated with a rustic knotty pine interior. This historic destination awaits for you to experience on your next Minnesota vacation!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Sand Bay Resort offers a range of lakefront cabins to choose from for your Minnesota vacation. Each cabin features a 13-inch color TV with cable hook up, a refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. You'll be sure to feel right at home throughout your stay!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing Guides
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Nearest Airports

  • Chandler Field (AXN) / 32.7 miles
  • Benson Municipal Airport (BBB) / 65.9 miles
  • Hector International Airport (FAR) / 68.4 miles

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

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