Private resort catering to family reunions and multi-family vacations.
Matt and CJ
About Matt and CJ
Local couple who both grew up on the Iron Range. These lakes hold a special place in each of their hearts and they always enjoy the time that they spend there with family and friends.
Matt and CJ purchased this Resort in 2015
Why Matt and CJ chose Side Lake
It is a wonderful place to stay on an incredible chain of lakes! Easy to get to, deep water landing for your boat right next door, docks for you to tie your boat to included in rent, comfortable cabins with all new furniture and air conditioning, and a brand new lodge and screen house to hang out in as a group. Water access to all five lakes on the Sturgeon River chain. One of the best beaches in the state right around the corner. Groceries and gas 1/4 mile down the road. Pontoon rental available at our docks. More fun and relaxation than you can handle in a week!
What makes this Resort unique
This property is unique in that you are able to rent your very own private resort on one of the best lake chains in the state of Minnesota! This is the perfect property for family reunions, multi-family vacations, corporate retreats, and any other large group gathering. Tons of space to play as a group and individual cabins to retreat to when you've had enough fun for the day!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Noise level must be kept down.
No smoking inside any building.
Yes. Housebroken and non-destructive pets.
Children always welcome at this property.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Liked the property and upkeep of it. Owner Takes pride of property and was great. The reunion we had , the relatives liked the detail and the main lodge and seemed to have everything so you did not need to bring things except food.
Beautiful location right on the water. This resort is perfect for a large family vacation. The four cabins allow each family to have separate accommodations, yet they are close enough that everyone can hang out together. The lodge was a perfect place to have meals for the whole group. It was also a fun place to hang out on a rainy day. Movies, ping pong and the pool table made for some group fun. The cabins and the lodge are very well appointed. Matt and CJ (and the very well managed and friendly dogs Annie & Tuck) were the perfect hosts. Quick responses by email, and available during our stay for anything we might need. Our entire family of 18 would highly recommend Sturgeon Landing.
Great family reunion accommodations
The property is well maintained and has an abundance of amenities that made our vacation wonderful for a family of 25. The property is located on a channel that is connected to a chain of lakes and has ample dock space for your boats. We also rented one of Matt's pontoon boats that made our trip more enjoyable. They have kayaks and a plethora of outdoor games on site to play with. If it is raining, your private lodge has a pool table, foosball, ping pong, tv, couch, kitchen, dvd collection, etc to keep you entertained. There are 4 cabin units with full kitchens and baths with a/c. Matt was a great host, he responded quickly to all inquires, both prior to our arrival and during our stay. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Thanks for providing our family with a wonderful vacation and lifelong memories.
Perfect Location for Family Reunion / Large Group
This was the perfect location for our family reunion of twenty-three (two grandparents, nine parents, and twelve grandchildren from six to seventeen). With the combination of four separate cabins and the large lodge, it has the ideal combination of space to allow both large group activities and privacy. Both the kids and grownups had a great time kayaking, fishing, swimming, throwing horseshoes, and roasting s’mores around the campfire. On the one day rain kept us indoors, the lodge gave everyone plenty of space to watch movies and engage in an epic family ping-pong tournament. The cabins were very comfortable, and the cooks in our group were really impressed with how well-equipped the lodge’s kitchen was. Matt and CJ were wonderful hosts, and they have really thought of everything.
This was a perfect site for our family reunion. We had 17 children from 18 down to under a year and adults from Great Grandma to the youngest parent. The facilities were wonderful allowing for privacy for each family when desired and large enough areas for our group gatherings. The kitchen facilities in the lodge were plenty large enough for the meals we had together and the kitchens in the cabins allowed for the families to have breakfasts alone on their own schedule. The lodge has a great selection of indoor activities available for all age groups. The owners provided more outdoor activities than we were able to utilize; a nice selection. Our group rented the pontoon for the week which we all enjoyed, from oldest to youngest. The owners and their family were wonderful hosts and always accessible for anything we needed. The families rated this vacation as better than last year at Disney World. We can't say enough about how impressed and pleased we all were and would recommend Sturgeon Landing wholeheartedly for a vacation destination.
Wonderful Family Trip
This property was the perfect getaway for our group of 14. It was wonderful to have the property to ourselves and to be able to spread out among 4 cabins so there was space and privacy. There were lots of fun activities on the property to entertain the kids and the adults. There were a few rainy days during our stay, but with an awesome central lodge for us to hang out in together, it was no problem. We enjoyed using the kitchen in the lodge for large group meals and there are multiple activity options in there as well. Great restaurant a few minutes away as well. Beautiful area, right on the lake, with the option to rent pontoons - highly recommend doing so. Matt and CJ were very nice and accommodating. We would love to stay at Sturgeon Landing again in the future.
The Sturgeon River chain of lakes is a staple of the Iron Range area. Beautiful lakes and scenery in every direction. Great destination for fishing, boating, tubing, waterskiing, jetskiing, riding ATV's, or just plain relaxing. Boat access to all five of the lakes from this property. This area is simply bustling in the summer months and definitely where everyone wants to be. If you come for a stay, you absolutely must check out McCarthy State Park and Beach, located just 1/4 miles from the property. Whether you drive to the beach or anchor your boat just off shore, you are sure to find a lot of fun! Also, make sure to catch a pizza and some wings at Bimbo's Octagon - best in the area!! Once back at the cabin, enjoy some volleyball, horseshoes, or bocce ball at the waters edge - and don't forget to make some Smores after you light a fire in the fire pit!