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$99 Foam Fish House: 3 Person Family Special

Enjoy 24-hours with up-to 3 people in our warm, comfortable "Foam Fish House" rental for only $99.00 when you fish Monday - Thursday. (Regular price $150), call us at (320) 532-3431.
Rocky Reef Resort

In the best location on the lake

It's Ice Fishing time and we have fish houses ready for you to rent on Mille Lacs Lake, the most unique fish houses on the lake, made of foam, soft carpet cushions on the bunks with beautiful tongue and groove wood on the inside, cozy warm and clean. Our fish houses rentals are in the BEST location to catch HUGE Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie (Muskellunge) and other fishing favorites.
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Located on the best part of Mille Lacs Lake, just 91 miles North of Minneapolis, there has never been a better time to bring your friends and family to Lake Mille Lacs for a few days of fishing, great food and relaxation .

Rocky Reef Resort is a family-owned, full-season resort located on the Southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs with Cottage-Style Cabin Rentals, RV Park Campground Sites for rent or purchase and a well maintained Boat Ramp. All our cabins and RV sites have beautiful lake views with kitchenettes, cozy living spaces, separate bedrooms & bathrooms and are just a stones-throw-away from the lake shore. Enjoy our juicy, hand-made, 1lb "Rockman Burger" and cold beer or cocktail at our Bar & Grill located on the best part of Lake Mille Lacs.
Rocky Reef Resort is located just feet from the Lake Mille Lacs shoreline and just 91 miles North of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota, our Lake is approximately 207 square miles, 133,000 acres, 12 miles wide and 20 miles long. Known as the "Walleye Capitol of the World", it's also a World Class Bass Fishery, Bass, Jumbo Perch, Tullibee, Giant Muskies, Northern Pike and much more. Call us at (320) 532-3431 with any questions you may have.

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Rocky Reef Resort Hosted Fishermenn for the 2016 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tournament
Owner of Rocky Reef with Seth Feider the 2016 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year at Mille Lacs Lake's Rocky Reef Resort

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Seth Feider the 2016 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year fishing on Mille Lacs Lake at Rocky Reef Resort


What will you catch? Bass, Walleye, Jumbo Perch, Tullibee, Giant Muskies & Northern Pike

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Nearby Attractions Include: 5 minutes to the Grand Casino and Movie Theatre, 8 minutes to Hardwoods Golf Course, 12 minutes to Garrison, 40 minutes to Brainerd. Kathio State Park and the Soo Line trail are 2 miles away to enjoy a day of fun 4-wheeling and hiking. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing are only a few of the winter activities. We also have a full-service Bar & Grill just steps from your cabin rental.

Rocky Reef Resort is a family-owned, full-season resort located on the Southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs with Cottage-Style Cabin Rentals, RV Park Campground Sites for rent or purchase and a well maintained Boat Ramp. All our cabins and RV sites have beautiful lake views with kitchenettes, cozy living spaces, separate bedrooms & bathrooms and are just a stones-throw-away from the lake shore. Enjoy our juicy, hand-made, 1lb "Rockman Burger" and cold beer or cocktail at our Bar & Grill.

Rocky Reef Resort is located (Get Directions) just feet from the Lake Mille Lacs shoreline and just 91 miles North of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota, our Lake is approximately 207 square miles, 133,000 acres, 12 miles wide and 20 miles long, call us at (320) 532-3431 with any questions you may have.

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Rocky Reef Resort - Cabin Rental Pricing Logo Living Room Bed Rooms # of Beds Sofa Sleeper Bath Rooms Kitchen Amenities Other Cabin Purchase Available
Cabin 1 Efficiency Cabin with Sofa, Tables, Chairs & Dinette Set. Efficiency Cabin, (All linens, bedding & pillows included, Sleeps 5. 2 Double Beds. 1 Pullout Sleeper Sofa Bed. Full Bathroom with Toilet and Shower. Full Kitchen Includes: Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware, Cooktop Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster and Refrigerator. Non-Smoking.
Cabin 2 1 Bedroom Cabin with 2 Pullout Sleeper Sofa Bed, Tables, Chairs & Dinette Set. 1 Bedroom (All linens, bedding & pillows included), Sleeps 6. 1 Queen Bed. 2 Pullout Sleeper Sofa Beds. Full Bathroom with Toilet and Shower. Full Kitchen Includes: Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware, Cooktop Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster and Full-size Refrigerator. Non-Smoking.
Cabin 3 Efficiency Cabin with Sofa, Tables, Chairs & Dinette Set. Efficiency Cabin, (All linens, bedding & pillows included, Sleeps 5. 2 Double Beds. 1 Pullout Sleeper Sofa Bed. Full Bathroom with Toilet and Shower. Full Kitchen Includes: Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware, Cooktop Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster and Refrigerator. Non-Smoking.
Cabin 4 1 Bedroom Cabin with 1 Pullout Sleeper Sofa Bed, Tables, Chairs & Dinette Set. 1 Bedroom (All linens, bedding & pillows included), Sleeps 5. 2 Double Beds. 1 Pullout Sleeper Sofa Bed. Full Bathroom with Toilet and Shower. Full Kitchen Includes: Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware, Cooktop Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster and Full-size Refrigerator. Non-Smoking.
Cabin 5 2 Bedrooms with 4 Single Beds, 1 Pullout Sleeper Sofa Bed in Separate Living Room Area, Tables, Chairs & Dinette Set. 2 Bedrooms (All linens, bedding & pillows included), Sleeps 6. 2 Single Beds in Each Bedroom (4 beds total). 1 Pullout Sleeper Sofa Bed. Full Bathroom with Toilet and Shower. Full Kitchen Includes: Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware, Cooktop Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster and Full-size Refrigerator. Non-Smoking.
Entertainment Attractions Leisure Activities Sports & Adventure Activities Resort Theme Kitchen Amenities
Satellite / Cable Gambling Casinos Antiquing Snow Skiing & Cross Country Skiing Away From It All Coffee Maker
Television Cinemas Bird Watching Cycling/Mountain Biking Fresh "Nod to the past!" Dishes & Utensils
Local Services & Businesses Marina Wildlife Viewing Freshwater Fishing Family Refrigerator & Freezer
ATM/Bank Museums Boating Golf Romantic Gas Stove
Groceries Restaurants Fishing Hiking General Toaster
Location Type Churches Paddle Boating Hunting Air Conditioned Cabins Microwave
Lake View Outside Amenities Scenic Drives Jet Skiing Heated Cabins Dinette & Chairs
Lakefront Paddle boat rental for $10.00 per day Beach Agates Kayaking Onsite Auto & Boat Parking
Dining Deck / Patios Shopping Sailing Living Rooms & Kitchens
In-room Dining Lawn / Garden Sight Seeing/Walking Snorkeling/Diving Full Bathrooms w/Showers
Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Grills Snowmobiling Bedrooms w/Towels & Linens Provided
Seating for 45 people Outdoor Games Area Swimming Children Welcome
Swimming Beach Water Skiing & Tubing Free Internet inside Rockman's Bar & Grill Restaurant
Boat Landing Wind-Surfing

The Longer You Stay - The Less You Pay!

Rocky Reef Resort - Cabin Rental Pricing Logo 1 Night 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights 6 Nights 7 Nights 1 Month
Cabin 1 $125 $250 $350 $450 $550 $650 $725 $2500
Cabin 2 $150 $300 $425 $525 $625 $725 $800 $2800
Cabin 3 $125 $250 $350 $450 $550 $650 $725 $2500
Cabin 4 $145 $290 $400 $500 $600 $700 $775 $2700
Cabin 5 $175 $350 $500 $625 $750 $900 $975 $3500

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The History of Rocky Reef Resort: Our Story

Rocky Reef Resort is one of the 1st resorts, of 6 resorts established on the lake, back in the 1920's and early 1930's when the area was well know for the white pine lumber industry, as well as the wild rice and maple syrup industries, that each came after the lumber was all harvested. In the early 1930's the resort was known for its chicken and steak dinners and its 15 modern cabins. Now back then, modern meant that your cabin had a basic structure with a roof over your head. The cabins had gas lights and gas space heater furnaces, a couple of beds, no indoor plumbing, and a community outhouse and one shower house.

It came with a 16-ft wooden row boats that you could use, but if you wanted to pay .50¢ to a guy, which was considered at that time to be a guide, because he had a boat and motor. He would hook multiple boats together with ropes and tow you out into the lake. When you got to where you thought you might like to fish, you would just untie the rope from the cleat on your boat and you could fish the day. The guide would come back out at a certain time and pick you up. Just look at what we have now. Back then, Lake Mille Lacs was not known for its walleyes. No, it was know for its big Northern Pike. You have to remember that, back then they were not going out very far from shore. The lake was known for getting and I quote; very rough, very quickly. Once the early spring spawn was done, the walleyes would move out into the main lake and not many people could get to them. So they fished the huge Northern instead. It was not until the late 50s and early 60s before people could access the deeper parts of the lake that the walleye fishery really took off.
In 1939, the main lodge burned down and the Resort was moved from where hwy 169 sits now, down to the waters edge. We are now in the early 60s and the resort is going through another change with the times. The owner at that time bought a launch and started to do the launch fishing, along with a boat dealership, that sold Lund boats and Johnson and Seahorse outboard motors. That went on until 1977 when a new owner decided that there was no money in boat sales and turned the resort into a fish house park. There were over 100 fish house spread across 5 acres of resort property. Let’s just say that plan did not work out too well and the resort fell into a state of disrepair and the business struggled until its sale to me in 1990. Now I was just a young man of 26 when we bought the resort. I was just finishing up my outboard motor mechanics schooling at the Anoka technical institute. Just before I was to complete my 15- months of schooling, my instructor came to me and said, Digger that is what they called me because I would work on anything that no one else wanted to. You really need to work for yourself; there is a resort on Mille lacs for sale.

I had been staying at a resort for 5-years, just up the road from Rocky Reef so I knew where it was and how bad of shape it was in. To make a long story short, we bought the resort and we moved up here 3-weeks later. Patty drove back and forth to the twin cities every day for almost 3-yrs. She already had 23-yrs in with the meat cutters union and she was going to try to put in 7 more years to draw her full pension. Well that was not going to happen, with her working all week and then coming home and working all weekend, it was taking its toll. So she quit her job of 23 years at Holiday, which is now Gander Mountain, and made the resort our full time job. We spent the next 7 years rebuilding and cleaning up decades of junk and trash. With the Treaty issues of the 90s and the various slot changes, the areas economic state was in a deep depression. In 1995 and 1998 we put in over 30 rv sites and had gotten rid of over 75 fish houses and had remodeled all of the cabins and the resort was starting to emerge from its many years of disrepair and economic down turn. We started to see that there were many resorts on the west side that where not able to diversify enough and soon found them selves being bought out by the tribe.
Once again in 2002 the Resort went through another change; we added the restaurant to the Resort. That went very well, so 3 years later in 2005 we added the bar to the restaurant. There were no places left, from here to Garrison and south to Chico’s to stop and have something to eat and a drink, especially on the lake. So it has been a good call. Everyone seems to really enjoy the service, food and drink along with the view of the lake. I hate to say it but, we are a dying breed, the mom and pop resorts in the state and for that matter, in the country.
We are now in the process of converting the Resort to a PUD “Planned Unit Development” where you can own a piece of the Rock. This is a “First Time Offering” of these Clean, Spacious, Cabins and RV Lots for sale. This conversion will allow you and yours, a place to own a very nice spot in the best area of the lake. It has very low fishing pressure and some of the best fisherman on the lake, on site. These waters hold all of my money spots for the tournaments that I fish through out the season on the lake. So there you have it, just some history of the resort and what it has been through and where it is headed. We are very excited to offer these lots and cabins to you and yours to own your piece of Rocky Reef on Lake Mille Lacs. God's not making anymore lakeshore that’s a fact. Get in now while you have a great opportunity to own a lake lot for under $150,000 dollars. Prices are not going down and will only go up! Real estate in the area has increased 2 and 3 times the value in just 3 years already. These cabins and lots are ready to use, with low property taxes per lot and no yard maintenance you can come up and enjoy the lake the way it was meant to be. We sit on 6.5 acres and 700 ft of shorefront. Call John Odle at (320) 532-3431 to learn more.

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Rocky Reef Resort is located on the BEST part of Lake Mille Lacs and located just 90 minutes North of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. The Lake is approximately 207 square miles, 18 miles wide and 20 miles long. Known as the "Walleye Capitol of the World", it also offers a great Northern Muskie, Perch and Small Mouth and is a World Class Bass Fishery. Get Directions



Why Choose Us? We are located on the best part of Lake Mille Lacs

The Rockman's Report

Find out the latest ice and fishing conditions directly from the Rockman himself. No other Resort provides you with detailed information The Rockman's Report brings you every week.

We’re Flexible

Call (320) 532-3431 or email to create a custom package for your next family vacation or work outing. Just 91 miles North of Minneapolis, there has never been a better time to bring your friends and family to Lake Mille Lacs for a few days of fishing, great food and relaxation.

Restaurant & Grill

Enjoy our Bar and Grill just steps away from the lake, our restaurant features succulent dishes ranging from our famous Hand-Pattied Burgers to a monstrous Breakfast, Philly Steak Sandwich, Heggie's pizzas and much more. See our Full Menu for all the delicious details.

Full Service Bar

A Lake Mille Lacs favorite. You walk in as a stranger and leave as a regular! Rocky Reef Resort's Bar offers a hand picked selection of beers, wines and sprits, and hand-crafted seasonally inspired cocktails. No matter the season, we have the best view on the lake!

Cottage Style Cabin Rentals

All our Cabin Rentals and RV Campground Sites have beautiful lake views with kitchenettes, cozy living spaces, separate bedrooms & bathrooms. Enjoy our Bar and Grill just steps away for a juicy, hand-made burger and cold beer or cocktail.

RV Sites & Campground

Rocky Reef Resort is a family-owned, full-season resort located on the Southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs with Cottage-Style Cabin Rentals, RV Park Campground Sites for rent or purchase and a well maintained Boat Launch.

Ice Fishing House Rentals

Winter Ice Fishing on Lake Mille Lacs is something everyone should to add to their list of outdoor adventures. Known for HUGE Walleye and Muskie, Rocky Reef has plenty to offer the ice fishing enthusiast with some spectacular catches and a variety of species to be had.

We're Affordable

Looking to stay long-term? There has never been a better time to invest in lake-front property. In addition to rentals, Rocky Reef Resort is selling Cabins and RV Camping Sites right on the shore of Lake Mille Lacs. View and download our Property Site Map.

Live Webcam

Rocky Reef Resort offers a live view of Mille Lacs Lake updated every 30 seconds. Click here to check out the conditions on our WebCam before heading out for your favorite outdoor activity.

What people say?

Great place to eat and relax right by the lake. I recommend it!

Sandy Engblom Hill

What people say?

My family and I have been Rocky Reef customers for more than twenty years. That should be enough said right there. Your hosts John and Patty are two of the nicest people on that big lake. We love the cabins that are so close to the lake that you could throw a rock from your deck and hit water. Even if you don't fish I recommend this place for how quite and relaxing it is. Rocky Reef Resort is a great family run resort that is fun not only in summer but winter as well.

Jason Stresemann

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One of the BEST hand-made cheese-burgers I have EVER had in my life and the french fries were soooo tasty! Thank you Rocky Reef Resort - see you for Ice Fishing!

Melanie Llewellyn

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Great people and a place to eat on the lake. Awesome fishing!

Jason Montroy

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Great burger served by the sweetest waitress! We'll be going back for sure!

Emily Hanson

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Good food, Good service and always willing to help.

Zachery Manners

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Great staff and excellent roads. Pretty darn good fishin also!

Cory Oltmann

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Great times great people. Some of the best fishing I've had. Very nice family resort.

Jason Montroy

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Always a good time,great people and fishing.

Chad Rak

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Great place to stay, very accommodating. I came in very early in the morning and they had everything ready for my arrival even though check-in was not until 3. The staff was great and I did not not need anything, very comfortable beds and had satellite TV and DVD player for days the wind kept me out. Great location especially if you are coming in from the South. Also, the view was great. We did really well on Walleye and also caught a ton of Jumbo Perch! I will be back in the fall, loved my stay and would recommend them to anyone!

Kraig Myers

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Got lucky finding this place. Right next to the lake with boat ramp/docks, food and bar onsite and great hospitality. Would definitely stay again.

R Hubbard

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Great place to stay.

Angie Simons

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