Do you need some uninterrupted time to finish a project, or do you have a project that you have been dreaming of starting for years?

Do you just need some time to relax with your pals?

Woodland Beach Resort nestled along Bay Lake is the perfect place to hold a retreat where you can relax, create, play, and share time with friends.

Types of Gatherings

  • Card-making
  • Quilting
  • Knitting
  • Beading
  • Stained Glass
  • Pottery
  • Crafting
  • Girl's Getaway Weekend
  • Spiritual Retreats
  • Family or Class Reunions
  • Weddings
  • Business Meetings
  • Custom Fishing Rod Classes

The Retreat Lodge

The 1200 sq. ft. Retreat Lodge built in 2007 will comfortably hold up to 24 people for a craft retreat, and it will hold more people for a reunion or similar function. The well-lit lodge has its own stair free entrance for easy loading and unloading of supplies. The lodge also features several other amenities to make your retreat more comfortable including:

  • A 5' table for each guest (up to 18 people)
  • Task lighting, power strips, and waste baskets
  • New in 2020 - 85" 4K flat panel TV with surround sound, stereo, blue ray player, apple TV with Netflix & Disney +.  You have the ability to connect your own device (smart phone, I Pad etc.).  WBR does not provide the HDMI cable.  You (guest) provides the cable that works for your device.  All controlled through a easy to use key pad.  the meeting area also has enhanced WI-FI.
  • Upstairs loft allows guests to spread out
  • Snack kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave, coffeepot, and plenty of counter space for serving
  • Restroom
  • Heated floors on main level


The resort has seven cabins built since 2005 that are available year round with Cabin #18 conveniently attached to the spacious Retreat Lodge. This cabin is ideal for guests that have trouble getting around because they can enjoy the retreat and sleep without using any stairs. All of the cabins have a fully equipped kitchen, stone gas fireplace, in-floor heat on main level, TV, sitting area, and screen porch or deck. Please note that bed linens and pillows are provided, but towels, soap, and dishrags are not included.

The following table breaks down the cabins that are available during the fall winter and spring months.

Cabin # # of Bedrooms Type of Beds # of Bathrooms
9 2 1 Queen, 2 Twins 1
10 4 2 Queens, 4 Twins 2
11 2 1 Queen, 2 Twins 1
12 4 2 Queens, 4 Twins 2
18 4 2 Queens, 4 Twins 2
19 3 2 Queens, 4 Twins 2
20 4 2 Queens, 4 Twins 2


For a weekend retreat (Arrive Friday at 10am and depart by Sunday at 4pm, two nights). Rate includes use of meeting area and one person per bed.

8 people or less $125/person
9-12 people $110/person
13+ people $95/person

Add a night or two either side, $45.00 per person per night.

Rates not including 6.875% Minnesota Sales Tax and .5% County Tax.

These rates are good between 1/6/20 - 5/11/20 and 9/10/20 - 5/13/21.

During the summer June, July and August we rent by the week, see cabin rate sheet.

Please note that dogs are permitted for an additional fee.

Contact us about rates for extra nights and additional information.


There is a snack kitchen in the lodge that has a refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave, coffeepot, and plenty of counter space for serving, so you can create meals for your guests, have a potluck, or order takeout or delivery. Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen including stove, microwave, full-size refrigerator, and dishwasher. The cabins are also stocked with pots, pans, plates, silverware, and other essential dishes. There is a grocery store in Garrison just 8 miles away from the resort for last minute meal essentials. Please call us for more information on catering or delivery options.

Things to Bring

  • Food and Drinks (alcohol, if used responsibly is permitted)
  • Storage containers to transport leftovers
  • Dish Rags and Dish Soap
  • Clothes, Toiletry Bag, and Towels
  • Walking Shoes
  • CDs, DVDs, and Videos
  • Craft Projects and Supplies
  • Camera

Location and Contact Information

We are conveniently located within a short distance of several major cities.

Twin Cities (494/694) 99 miles 1hr 59min
Brainerd 20 miles 30min
Duluth 106 miles 2hr 11min
Fargo 157 miles 3hr
St. Cloud 83 miles 1hr 36min

Woodland Beach Resort
15596 Woodland Beach Lane
Deerwood, MN 56444
1-888-436-7770 (Toll-free)

Links to Nearby Craft Stores

The Scrapbook & More - Aitkin
Sew Much & More - Aitkin
The Bead Box - Brainerd
Ben Franklin Crafts - Brainerd
Between Friends - Brainerd
Country Fabrics & Quilts - Brainerd
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts - Brainerd
Memories For The Making - Baxter
North Country Quilting - Baxter