Your Vacation Home Lifestyle
Our housekeeping and maintenance staff will have your home ready to welcome you upon arrival. This allows you to spend all of your vacation time, actually relaxing and enjoying yourself with leisure activities, not with typical cabin chores.
Resort Amenities and Activities
All of the activities programs created for guests of the resort are also available for you to enjoy…have fun at the pool, relax in the sauna, watch the kids enjoying the complimentary waterskiing and tubing, build yourself a campfire with the pre-cut wood and of course partake in the number one favorite resort activity, smores!
Premier Lake / Premier Location
Leech Lake is Minnesota’s fourth largest lake and especially well known for its fishing and recreational activities.
Rental Revenue Potential
The rental management program is optional for owners at all Odyssey Resorts. It is a desired program by the vast majority of owners who know their vacation home investment is well looked after and maintained, while being well marketed to maximize rental revenue and property values. Owners receive 50% of rental revenue, shown on monthly owner statements.
Reputable Builder / Long-term Management
The reputation of Odyssey Development goes back 25 years and spans multi resort properties including four under its current management model. That is the single biggest point of difference – what has been built by Odyssey Development is still managed by Odyssey. The design and construction are built to last, as are our relationships with guests and owners alike.
Owners of Odyssey Resort vacation homes have chosen well. The lifestyle advantages begin with a maintenance-free vacation home…this is not your parent’s cabin where half of your vacation time was spent cutting the grass and making home repairs. This is Your vacation home, to suit your family’s needs and comforts. You’ll arrive each trip to a freshly cleaned home, and leave without a care knowing that the housekeeping staff will see to the clean up. You’ll have the equity of ownership with the ease of rental, and the advantage of amenities like a pool, marina and boats without the associated cost and upkeep.
Your Minnesota lake home comes with complete access to an extraordinary variety of recreational opportunities. Explore the Paul Bunyan State Recreational Trail, Heartland Trail, Chippewa National Forest, Itasca State Park and dozens of other venues for hiking, biking, in-line skating, kayaking, and canoeing. The Leech Lake area offers diverse fishing with a variety of species. Experience the thrill and excitement when the last cast snags the big one. Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Bass, Panfish -- we have it all. Miles and miles of open water with many bays make Leech Lake perfect for sailing crafts of any size. There are many area golf courses, including two championship courses – Long Bow Golf Club and Tianna Country Club. The autumn months attract hunters from all over the Midwest in search of deer, duck and grouse. Wintertime in the Leech Lake area creates a sparkling white playground for all ages. With the snow comes an abundance of activities to suit everyone’s tastes. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling. The famous Heartland and Paul Bunyan Trails are two of the best! The Shingobee Recreation Area provides miles of trails for cross-country skiing and the sledding hills also provide great fun for kids of all ages – the warming chalet is also available to give those fingers and toes a quick warm-up. Ice Fishing wasn’t invented in Leech Lake … just perfected. All winter long, everything is biting…but perch are the specialty. Whatever you seek, the Leech Lake area offers memorable year round Minnesota vacation adventures, with a variety of recreational activities.
The Walker Lakes area is home to an array of unique festivals celebrated every season. The following are just a few:
The Moondance Jam Music Concert is held each July and can be considered Minnesota’s largest Rock-n-Roll concert with the likes of the Steve Miller Band, Guess Who, Little River Band, Heart and the Doobie Brothers – currently in its 16th season.
The Leech Lake Yacht Club hosts the Annual Leech Lake Regatta in August. The Regatta is a multi-class boating race that sailors of all levels of experience will enjoy. The Regatta and its festivities last for three days and entice sailors from all over the country. Racing is a combination of distance and triangle races on both Walker Bay and the “Big Lake”.
The International Eelpout Festival in February has been tempting masses of pouters and tournament patriots to Leech Lake for over 25 years. Heralded as Minnesota’s finest display of sportsmanship and ice antics, the Eelpout Festival is an experience not to be missed. The activities during the Eelpout Festival are plentiful. The celebration begins with the Opening Ceremony, the rest of the day is spent out on the lake fishing for the perfect Eelpout. You won’t want to miss out on the Best Eelpout Encampment -- come see the custom-made fish houses, and the ice races on the lake always draw a crowd.
Just a short drive away Walker, Park Rapids and other nearby communities each present their own style of shopping, local culture, history, sports and the arts. Music, theater, live entertainment, and competitive athletic events take place all year long. Museums and art galleries present the talents and stories of those who settled the area. The Northern Lights Casino is just minutes away and features national entertainment, as well as gaming. There are activities for every interest from the sportman’s club to the tour at Forestedge Winery. Seek out and discover local artists and craftsmen, one–of–a–kind restaurants and specialty shops, and little, out–of–the–way spots that will become part of your Minnesota vacation memories.