Summer vacations are when families reconnect with each other. In the heart of Central Minnesota, you will discover the ultimate place to spend quality time with your loved ones, right on the shores of beautiful Lake Miltona. Surrounded by tall forests and only 10 miles north of Alexandria and a few hours from the Twin Cities and Fargo, there’s no place better suited for your family vacation than the Rusty Moose Resort.
This laid-back retreat makes it easy to gather together with your family and enjoy all the fun you expect in a refreshing lakeside vacation. Stay in one of their two, three, or four-bedroom cabins that are all air-conditioned and feature modern amenities such as a fireplace, kitchen, and private porch. There’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out and relax, and you’ll love the incredible nature views all around.
When you’re ready for summer fun, then just step outside! The 5,800-acre Lake Miltona is a treasure trove of outdoor adventure. At seven miles long, it’s the largest lake in the county, so you and your family have seemingly endless waters to explore as much as you’d like. Teeming with a variety of local fish including walleye, muskie, small and largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie, and panfish, Lake Miltona is one of the best spots in the area to cast your line. Teach the kids all the tricks of the trade as you ride across the gentle waters and bring your catch home to cook up at your cabin.
Of course, fishing isn’t all that’s waiting for you here. The kids will love splashing in the waves throughout their stay, and the resort provides an onsite swim raft and water trampoline to make their experience even more exciting. You can take out a paddle-boat to cruise the waters at your leisure, or take a break from the lake and play a variety of games such as volleyball and horseshoes. The resort even has its own playground and game room for extra entertainment, so you’re guaranteed to never run out of fun.
And that’s all onsite! If you’re still looking for more to do, Rusty Moose Resort is just minutes from fantastic area attractions that will keep you busy throughout your stay. Visit the Carlos Creek Winery or Panther Distillery to discover the local wine and whiskey, respectively. Lake Carlos State Park is also nearby, and a great option for more outdoor adventures such as hiking and horseback riding. Central Minnesota’s lakes area is also full of local golf courses, shops, and restaurants. An 18-hole golf course is available just out Rusty Moose Resort’s back door, so you don’t even have to go that far to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the greens!
In the evening, gather around the fire pits and bask in the stunning starry night skies. Roast marshmallows together and share stories about your day, and simply enjoy being together with those you love. Their friendly staff is happy to help you plan all the details and welcome you to experience all the wonders of an ideal Minnesota lake vacation!