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Old-Fashioned Family Fun on the Shore of Lake Amelia

Shady Rest Resort provides a safe, secluded and private Minnesota family vacation on the shore of Lake Amelia. With nearly a mile long driveway, traffic is limited to resort guests, so it's sure to be peaceful and uncrowded. Whether you want to stay in a spacious lakeside cabin or prefer a more rustic experience in the campground, there's a comfortable lodging option to suit almost any need in this quiet lakeside resort. And there's plenty of family friendly activity nearby, from fishing to visiting nearby Casey's Amusement Park and much more.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 12 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Alexandria
  • Nearby Water Amelia Lake
  • Open Dates Jun 1 to Nov 1


Whether you want a day of old-fashioned family fun or just a moment to relax, the beach at Shady Rest Resort is the place to be. Take a swim in the lake, build a sandcastle, or just relax and enjoy the cool breeze off the lake's waters. Make Shady Rest your next summer Minnesota lakes destination!


Family fun never runs out when you stay at the Shady Rest Resort! Located on the shores of Amelia Lake, this Minnesota destination offers charming cabins along the waterfront that will accommodate your whole family comfortable. The kids will love building sandcastles on the beach, or even going out along for a fun fishing trip. This relaxing, lakeside retreat is the perfect place to reconnect with your loved ones!


There's plenty of fish just waiting to be caught, some right off the docks at Shady Rest Resort. With over 100 lakes in the area, Alexandria is one of the premier fishing spots in the state. Lake Amelia is known for fine crappie, sunfish, and bass fishing. The resort offers boat rentals that make it easy to get out onto the water for your fishing trip. Whether you're here on your own or bringing the kids along to teach them how to cast their first line, you're sure to have a great time!


For the quintessential Minnesota lake vacation there's no place better than Shady Rest Resort! The beautiful waters of Lake Amelia are just outside your cabin door, making it easy to enjoy the refreshing natural air and an abundance of outdoor activities. Whether you spend your time on a fishing trip, or just stick to the beach for a day of relaxing, you're sure to enjoy a truly unforgettable lake vacation.

RV Resort

All of the RV sites at Shady Rest Resort are well-spaced and have plenty of shade and grass. Each has its own picnic table, fire ring and access to the shower facilities. Seven sites are near the lake, three are near the on-site store, and eight are by the playground.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Accommodations at Shady Rest Resort consist of 12 cabins, a campground, and seasonal RV sites. All of the cabins are lakefront and have been recently renovated. They also come stocked with a full-kitchen, charcoal grill, air-conditioning, television, a private fire ring, and much more!

  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Theme Parks
  • Beach
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
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Nearest Airports

  • Chandler Field (AXN) / 12.8 miles
  • Benson Municipal Airport (BBB) / 31.1 miles
  • St Cloud Regional Airport (STC) / 60 miles

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

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