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Sunday, October 4th, 2020 Just like the blink of an eye, another great season at Sunset is over. We just finished our 49th season and each goes faster than the last. Again, we would like to thank all our guests who continue to come enjoy the northwoods with us. Today, we would like to send out a special note of gratitude to Rick Wellner, Heidi Pitzner, the 3 grandsons - Jake, Bill & Alex along with the rest of the entire crew who came up and helped. This crew worked tirelessly to pull out the dock, stack dock sections, line up dock pipes, rake leaves, do yard clean up and numerous other fall jobs to get ready for winter shut down. We are very grateful for the help - THANK-YOU ALL! Monday, September 28th, 2020 The weather is getting cooler. The leaves have turned and now the leaves are starting to drop. This is a sure sign that the end of our season is just around the corner. We are in the final week, with October 1st being our last day with guests. Covid-19 gave everyone some added challenges this year. We would like to thank all our guests who adapted to the circumstances and helped to make this one of our most enjoyable and best years yet! We look forward to seeing everyone next year! Monday, September 7th, 2020 Fall is in the air! We have had a couple of cooler nights. The leaves are starting to turn. Mother Nature is giving us her warning that Winter is not too far off. Before the snow blows, we still have just less than a month left of famously great fall fishing remaining at Sunset. The water is already starting to cool down, which will bring on the fall feeding phenomenon. Call for your fall fishing trip before our October 1st closing date. We hope to see you one more time this fall at Sunset! Friday, August 21st, 2020 We have been busy here at Sunset catching up on some projects. Sally has been busy tending to her flowers, George to his gardens. Wehave been gathering the early produce to enjoy with meals and a little extra to can. We are glad baseball is back, makes it seem more like a “normal” summer to have a baseball game on in the lodge. Meanwhile, the fish have not noticed any pandemic. They are still hungry when approached with proper bait. George has been getting out occasionally in the evenings to test the waters. There is still time to schedule that last fall fishing trip up north in September. Our leaves will start to turn soon. It is a beautiful time to visit. We have some openings for Labor Day weekend as well. Call for reservations now. Saturday, July 18th, 2020 Hello Summer! We have been enjoying a blast of warm Minnesota summer weather. Mother Nature apparently thought we had too much of a good thing and cooled us off with a couple small and mighty thunderstorms this week to remind us of her power. See Fish Tales for pictures of the hail and the results to our vegetable garden. We are thankful for rain and no major damage to trees and property. Meanwhile, the fish are still hungry. People who are fishing are still finding what they are looking for with a little effort. Now is a great time to book those August and September fishing trips. Call to see if your favorite cabin is available. We’d love to see you at Sunset! Monday, June 22nd, 2020 First, a moment to share some sad news. We received word that Jess O’Grady from Omaha, NE had passed away of natural causes. Jess was a long time guest and good friend. She had been coming to Sunset as long as we have owned the resort. We will miss her. Turning to good news, the weather is shaping up to be more like summer. With warmer weather brings limits of blue gills, crappies and some very nice perch. We are still seeing the big walleyes. They are fun to catch, great to show off, but do not taste as good as the smaller ones - So most people put the big ones back after getting a good picture for the FIsh Tales page. Saturday, June 13th, 2020 Time flies when you are having fun! We have already been open over a month! We would like to thank our guests who have rolled with the challenges of 2020 and in return reaped the rewards of some great fishing. Be sure to visit the FishTales pages to see their catches! The water is warming up and likewise the fish are moving into thier summer patterns now. That hasn’t stopped us from seeing limits of all types coming in from those who try. We are VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME BACK CAMPERS as those restrictions have been lifted. Keep in mind we still have strict social/physical distance rules in place in MN to abide by. We are looking forward to July 4th holiday weekend. We still have a few openings if you would like to join the fun at Sunset! Call for your reservation today. Monday, May 25th, 2020 Memorial Day! First, and foremost, we stop to give thanks to all our service men and women past and present who have given of themselves so we can live in a free country. We truly are blessed to do what we love every day. We have had a marvelous Memorial Day weekend with many returning guests as well as a few new ones. We had lots of limits of blue gills & crappies of very nice sizes. Check out the Fish Tales page for details and smiles. The only down side was we are still not allowed to have campers per the Govenor’s orders, but we are optimistic that after June 1st that will change. As COVID-19 spread slows and things open back up, we look forward to seeing you at Sunset. Call for your reservation now. Saturday, May 9th, 2020 Walleye Opener! We are Open! The Minnesota stay-at-home order is still in place. However, people are allowed to leave home for recreational purposes such as fishing. So for now, we are open for our cabin guests but no camping is allowed yet. We are also not allowed to have any campfres (to prevent “gatherings”). Today was the walleye opener. It was cold with a few flurries in the air this morning. The first fishermen made quick work and were back to the dock with the first limit of the season in under 2 hours. The water temp is sitting at 52 degrees today. We look forward to a great season and seeing everyone sooon! If you do not have your reservations yet, give us a call! Saturday, April 25th, 2020 Ice is out! The ice chose our side of the lake to land on this year. It created quite a mess with our shoreline. We are grateful for Heidi, Rick & Alex coming to help with the shoreline damage from the ice and put in the dock this weekend! Look in the Spring Fish Tales for more photos of ice out and dock progress. In other good news, it sounds like Govenor Walz and the MN Department of Health are letting resorts open as planned. We have to follow social distancing guidelines that will still be in place, and extra cleaning protocols. We look forward to seeing our guests and catching some Sunset fish! Monday, April 13th, 2020 We hope that everyone had a happy & holy Easter season! Here at Sunset - the snow is slowly melting. We even have a little open water at the edges of the lake. I am predicting an early ice out this year. We are cleaning cabins and preparing for opening. In light of the COVID-19 events, when we are allowed to open, we will be making some changes for your safety and ours. The biggest of these is with cabin bedding. We will only be providing a mattress pad and fitted sheet on each bed. You will need to bring additional bedding & pillows of your choice. Please call to reserve your favorite cabin or with any questions. We pray you are staying safe and healthy and hope to see everyone this summer! Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 We want to to express our gratitude, during this time of uncertainty to everyone who has reached out to us via telephone, email or letter to check on us and ask if the resort will be opening this year. We know, that know one knows, what will transpire with COVID-19. April 1st is our traditional start date for getting the resort prepped for the Walleye opener. We plan to do that. First and foremost - we want each of our guests to follow CDC guidance to stay healthy and safe. When you feel safe to travel, we welcome you to Sunset. In the meantime, we still have 3 feet of snow between the house and the lodge making it difficult to navigate the resort just yet. On a positive note: despite the fish refusing to follow the social distancing rules and still swimming in schools, there have been no positive tests for corona virus in fish. Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 As we pause and reflect on the year just ended, we are grateful for our family, guests and friendships, and continued good health. We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Our wish is for peace in your heart, good health and to make time with family and doing the things that bring you happiness. Life is too short to do anything less.
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Sunday, October 4th, 2020 Just like the blink of an eye, another great season at Sunset is over. We just finished our 49th season and each goes faster than the last. Again, we would like to thank all our guests who continue to come enjoy the northwoods with us. Today, we would like to send out a special note of gratitude to Rick Wellner, Heidi Pitzner, the 3 grandsons - Jake, Bill & Alex along with the rest of the entire crew who came up and helped. This crew worked tirelessly to pull out the dock, stack dock sections, line up dock pipes, rake leaves, do yard clean up and numerous other fall jobs to get ready for winter shut down. We are very grateful for the help - THANK-YOU ALL! Monday, September 28th, 2020 The weather is getting cooler. The leaves have turned and now the leaves are starting to drop. This is a sure sign that the end of our season is just around the corner. We are in the final week, with October 1st being our last day with guests. Covid-19 gave everyone some added challenges this year. We would like to thank all our guests who adapted to the circumstances and helped to make this one of our most enjoyable and best years yet! We look forward to seeing everyone next year! Monday, September 7th, 2020 Fall is in the air! We have had a couple of cooler nights. The leaves are starting to turn. Mother Nature is giving us her warning that Winter is not too far off. Before the snow blows, we still have just less than a month left of famously great fall fishing remaining at Sunset. The water is already starting to cool down, which will bring on the fall feeding phenomenon. Call for your fall fishing trip before our October 1st closing date. We hope to see you one more time this fall at Sunset! Friday, August 21st, 2020 We have been busy here at Sunset catching up on some projects. Sally has been busy tending to her flowers, George to his gardens. Wehave been gathering the early produce to enjoy with meals and a little extra to can. We are glad baseball is back, makes it seem more like a “normal” summer to have a baseball game on in the lodge. Meanwhile, the fish have not noticed any pandemic. They are still hungry when approached with proper bait. George has been getting out occasionally in the evenings to test the waters. There is still time to schedule that last fall fishing trip up north in September. Our leaves will start to turn soon. It is a beautiful time to visit. We have some openings for Labor Day weekend as well. Call for reservations now. Saturday, July 18th, 2020 Hello Summer! We have been enjoying a blast of warm Minnesota summer weather. Mother Nature apparently thought we had too much of a good thing and cooled us off with a couple small and mighty thunderstorms this week to remind us of her power. See Fish Tales for pictures of the hail and the results to our vegetable garden. We are thankful for rain and no major damage to trees and property. Meanwhile, the fish are still hungry. People who are fishing are still finding what they are looking for with a little effort. Now is a great time to book those August and September fishing trips. Call to see if your favorite cabin is available. We’d love to see you at Sunset! Monday, June 22nd, 2020 First, a moment to share some sad news. We received word that Jess O’Grady from Omaha, NE had passed away of natural causes. Jess was a long time guest and good friend. She had been coming to Sunset as long as we have owned the resort. We will miss her. Turning to good news, the weather is shaping up to be more like summer. With warmer weather brings limits of blue gills, crappies and some very nice perch. We are still seeing the big walleyes. They are fun to catch, great to show off, but do not taste as good as the smaller ones - So most people put the big ones back after getting a good picture for the FIsh Tales page. Saturday, June 13th, 2020 Time flies when you are having fun! We have already been open over a month! We would like to thank our guests who have rolled with the challenges of 2020 and in return reaped the rewards of some great fishing. Be sure to visit the FishTales pages to see their catches! The water is warming up and likewise the fish are moving into thier summer patterns now. That hasn’t stopped us from seeing limits of all types coming in from those who try. We are VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME BACK CAMPERS as those restrictions have been lifted. Keep in mind we still have strict social/physical distance rules in place in MN to abide by. We are looking forward to July 4th holiday weekend. We still have a few openings if you would like to join the fun at Sunset! Call for your reservation today. Monday, May 25th, 2020 Memorial Day! First, and foremost, we stop to give thanks to all our service men and women past and present who have given of themselves so we can live in a free country. We truly are blessed to do what we love every day. We have had a marvelous Memorial Day weekend with many returning guests as well as a few new ones. We had lots of limits of blue gills & crappies of very nice sizes. Check out the Fish Tales page for details and smiles. The only down side was we are still not allowed to have campers per the Govenor’s orders, but we are optimistic that after June 1st that will change. As COVID-19 spread slows and things open back up, we look forward to seeing you at Sunset. Call for your reservation now. Saturday, May 9th, 2020 Walleye Opener! We are Open! The Minnesota stay-at-home order is still in place. However, people are allowed to leave home for recreational purposes such as fishing. So for now, we are open for our cabin guests but no camping is allowed yet. We are also not allowed to have any campfres (to prevent “gatherings”). Today was the walleye opener. It was cold with a few flurries in the air this morning. The first fishermen made quick work and were back to the dock with the first limit of the season in under 2 hours. The water temp is sitting at 52 degrees today. We look forward to a great season and seeing everyone sooon! If you do not have your reservations yet, give us a call! Saturday, April 25th, 2020 Ice is out! The ice chose our side of the lake to land on this year. It created quite a mess with our shoreline. We are grateful for Heidi, Rick & Alex coming to help with the shoreline damage from the ice and put in the dock this weekend! Look in the Spring Fish Tales for more photos of ice out and dock progress. In other good news, it sounds like Govenor Walz and the MN Department of Health are letting resorts open as planned. We have to follow social distancing guidelines that will still be in place, and extra cleaning protocols. We look forward to seeing our guests and catching some Sunset fish! Monday, April 13th, 2020 We hope that everyone had a happy & holy Easter season! Here at Sunset - the snow is slowly melting. We even have a little open water at the edges of the lake. I am predicting an early ice out this year. We are cleaning cabins and preparing for opening. In light of the COVID-19 events, when we are allowed to open, we will be making some changes for your safety and ours. The biggest of these is with cabin bedding. We will only be providing a mattress pad and fitted sheet on each bed. You will need to bring additional bedding & pillows of your choice. Please call to reserve your favorite cabin or with any questions. We pray you are staying safe and healthy and hope to see everyone this summer! Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 We want to to express our gratitude, during this time of uncertainty to everyone who has reached out to us via telephone, email or letter to check on us and ask if the resort will be opening this year. We know, that know one knows, what will transpire with COVID-19. April 1st is our traditional start date for getting the resort prepped for the Walleye opener. We plan to do that. First and foremost - we want each of our guests to follow CDC guidance to stay healthy and safe. When you feel safe to travel, we welcome you to Sunset. In the meantime, we still have 3 feet of snow between the house and the lodge making it difficult to navigate the resort just yet. On a positive note: despite the fish refusing to follow the social distancing rules and still swimming in schools, there have been no positive tests for corona virus in fish. Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 As we pause and reflect on the year just ended, we are grateful for our family, guests and friendships, and continued good health. We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Our wish is for peace in your heart, good health and to make time with family and doing the things that bring you happiness. Life is too short to do anything less.
Sunset Beach Resort