Although the reviews below are accurate I just wanted to add an updated review. This was my first real fishing trip. We came with a group of 5 others and several of them come to this resort year after year. We met a lot of people that come to Aspen year after year. We stayed in the Loon which was on of the one bedroom cabins. I tried to upload a picture but is "too big or not the right format." It was just right for my husband and me as we spent most of our time on the boat or at the other cabin. The website for Aspen resort has great and accurate pics of each cabin. We also rented a pontoon which was in excellent condition. The dock boys were wonderful and would run down anytime they saw us pulling up. They were very helpful with anything we needed. The resort had kayak's and canoes you could use. they had a nice sand beach and a swing set/play area for kids. There were daily activities including sundaes on Sunday, Monday night wiener roast/potluck and Wednesday night smores.
Like I said this was my first trip but overall really liked Pelican Lake. It was big enough where you never felt like you were fishing on top of one another and very pretty with lots of wildlife to see. The week we were there we caught northern, crappie, perch and some bluegill. Nearby is Vermillion Falls which we visited. If you are more adventurous there is also the Vermillion Gorge which is a 3 mi rough hike but it was very pretty. We also went to the bear sanctuary but didn't go at the right time to see a lot of bears.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ASPEN RESORT, One of the finest family resorts in Northern Minnesota. A 17 acre resort located on the scenic, undeveloped north shore of Pelican Lake.ACCOMMODATIONS 10 new and newly remodeled log cabins that all come with air conditioning and satellite TV. Our 21 site campground (with full hookups) offers weekly and seasonal camping.RESORT AMENITIES Full time dock / activity staff, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, WIFI access, basketball court, volleyball / badminton, horseshoes, beachfront Rainbow playground, canoes, kayaks, paddleboat.BOAT RENTALS Crestliner Fish/Ski with 115hp 4 stroke motor, Deluxe Crestliner Fishhawk boats with 60hp 4 stroke motors, Crestliner pontoons with 60hp 4 stroke motors, and Lund row boats with tiller steer motors.SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES Nightly campfires, weekly minnow races, s'more night, childrens crafts, weekly hotdog roast / potluck, sundaes on Sunday ice cream social.PELICAN LAKE is haled as one of Minnesota's great fishing lakes with an abundant supply of bluegills, large and smallmouth bass, walleyes, crappies, northern pike, bullheads and perch. Angler's of all ages are rarely disappointed! Onsite fishing guide available.ORR AREA ATTRACTIONS View wild bears in their natural habitat at the Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, feed the deer at Cold Springs Deer Farm, visit the International Wolf Center to view timberwolves which are native to this area, walk the Orr Bog Walk, hike to the Vermilion Falls and Gorge, or visit one of the 9 area golf courses. ... more less