Top 10 Brainerd Winter Vacations: Quarterdeck Resort
While we’ll admit that Minnesota winters can be downright unpleasant, any true fisherman knows that a foot of snow (or two) and a few below-zero temperatures shouldn’t get in the way of good, clean winter fun. And if our Brainerd winter vacation includes a whole stringer of fish to clean, we find it worth eluding frostbite’s icy grasp!
Let’s face it: the fish don’t hibernate and neither should any self-respecting fisherman – or woman. Besides, you know last summer’s fish tales have gone a bit stale by fall, and you’re definitely pushing it if you expect stories of your warm-weather catches to last a minute beyond Christmas. So where does an angler turn when he’s itching for the big one but the lake’s gone all frozen? Why, our No. 4 selection – the Quarterdeck Resort, of course! What better place to try your ice fishing luck than at a Brainerd resort that counts the Gull Lake chain among its greatest amenities?
We found one thing that stays green despite Minnesota’s winters – the money up for grabs at the annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza! We hope you’ve been practicing your jigging skills and have your tackle in working order, because with more than $150,000 in raffles and prizes on the line, it’d be a shame to lose your Brainerd Lakes lunker over a silly snag.
Things to Know
Gull Lake is rated one of the top 10 fishing lakes in all of Minnesota.
The neighboring Boathouse Eatery and Bar serves up everything from rib-sticking burgers with all the fixins’ to pasta dishes and Minnesota-caught walleye dinners.
Related Onsite Offerings
Quarterdeck also offers cozy vacation homes and villas on Gull Lake.