Certain words and phrases come with certain connotations. When you hear “The Big Apple”, you might think “New York”, or when you hear “Mardi Gras” perhaps you think of “party”. Well, once you stay at Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort, you’ll subconsciously make a new connotation: “Appeldoorn’s” with “incredible”.
Pristinely set on Lake Mille Lacs (Minnesota’s second largest), Appeldoorn’s is a natural paradise that serves as a perfect summer destination for adventure-seeking families, romantic couples, or business retreats. How can one resort be so adept at a multitude of things, you ask? Simple: their incredibly hospitable staff are completely dedicate to each and every guest having a wonderful time. They want you to come back, after all!.
A summer vacation at Appeldoorn’s is one that your family won’t soon forget. From the cozy accommodations to the plethora of fun activities available every day, even the most jaded of teenagers will find something to love. You’ll immediately be taken with the 300 feet of sandy beach, perfect for sand castle-building or taking a load off and getting some tanning in. If you’re looking for something a little more active, there are two kayaks, a paddle boat, a water trampoline, and a waterslide just begging to be experienced. Grab a fishing pole and see if you can land a bass or two! If you don’t feel like swimming, however, Appeldoorn’s has you covered. Volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, golf (check out the Play and Stay packages), hiking, and biking all can be enjoyed on or near the resort property You’ll never want or something to do!
Families have been singing Appeldoorn’s praises for years, as Carol Hodges raves “Great, small, manageable resort perfect for families especially with kids age 10 & under. Right on the water, great clean beach, water toys, playground, bouncy house, & more! Rooms/cabins very clean & updated & include kitchen amenities. The only drawback is there is no 'housekeeping' each day like you'd expect at a hotel so plan accordingly or you can just let them know you need new towels or fresh linens, but we did not know this upon check-in. There are several fire-pits for all guests to use, not just those whose cabins are nearby so just plop yourself by one and introduce yourself!” You won’t find a better family resort in Minnesota.
While families are certainly a focus for Appeldoorn’s, they aren’t the only demographic that the resort attracts. Doe-eyed couples have been flocking to Mille Lacs to tie the knot for decades. Why spend a bundle on a tropical wedding when an authentic Midwest wedding will be just as good (or better)? Appeldoorn’s offers venues on the beach or in the courtyard for your ceremony, which will then be followed by a reception in the new event center (with boasts enough seating for 250+ guests). Afterwards, head up to you honeymoon suite for an incredible balcony over-looking the lake view from your Jacuzzi tub.
Appeldoorn's is also a popular place for businesses to hold corporate events. The friendly staff makes any request a cinch to accommodate, and offer a variety of meeting rooms for your conference, meeting, special event or family/class reunion. Featuring a ballroom measuring over 2,500 square feet, any event size can be managed, and their state of the art sound system and amenities will make any presentations a huge success. Catering is available if the meetings go long, of course!
One could wax poetically about Appeldoorn’s for hours, but perhaps it’s best to hear the recommendations straight from the horse’s mouth: “This is our second year here. Very modern cabins, great area for kids with playground equipment, game room for rainy days, bounce house, big deck with beach out front... the list goes on. Staff was always willing to help… Needless to say we will be back next year.” Joy Beaver Colbert, you said it!