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Embracing Pines is located less than five miles from the picturesque Leech Lake, which offers opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, sailing...or simply drifting to wherever the lake's waves take you. There are nearby trails for biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling...or for taking leisurely walks to discover the flora and fauna. You'll catch glimpses of birds of every size and color, from the Great American Bald Eagle to the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, who beckon us with their calls. Nearby sites, from the famous Itasca State Park to the Northern Lights Casino, offer something for everyone.

Embracing Pines offers a shuttle service to the Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails. Click here for more information and rates.

Other sports and activities include shopping, antiquing, bird watching, boating, golfing and fishing. You can also visit Reed's Sporting Goods or tour Forestedge Winery. In the evening you can find many great restaurants in the area. At the end of your day unwind and relax in the sauna.

Keep us in mind for: gift certificates, showers, teas, scrapbooking weekends, parent and wedding party accommodations for weddings, gift opening brunches, out of town guests, and many more events.

Local events include: Moondance Jam, Jammin' Country Fest, Harvest Moon Festival, Walker Bay Days, Walker 4th of July, Ethnic Fest, International Eelpout Festival, Walker Polar Plunge, Crazy Days (downtown shopping), Sail Boat Regatta, Yikes Bikes!, Walker North Country Marathon and Fall Has It All.

WEDDING WEEKEND: When all the hustle and bustle of the wedding has you wanting to get away and relax, this is the place! We can accommodate your wishes for your honeymoon night. Wake to homemade breakfast and coffee in the morning by the river. We have gift opening accommodations if you need them.

SCRAPPIN' or CARDMAKING: Bring your paper, pictures, stamps, stickers and whatever you have to complete your projects. Get your friends together and make it a "girls night in"! Bring your camera, prizes are awarded for the best project completed during your event. Your registration fee includes breakfast, snacks, light lunch each day, 2 nights (2 people per room) for $170 each. You will have use of the trimmers, scissors, cutters, Sizzix die cutter (I have some die but if you have a favorite, bring it along), Cricut, rubber stamps, LOTS of table space, color printer/copier. Supplies such as paper, stickers, etc will be available for purchase if you need. There will be kits available if you are a beginner and need to get started, lots of hands-on instruction!

Special Gift Packages are available upon request. Bicycling Packages including shuttle service, luggage transfer and B&B to B&B tours along the Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails are coming soon!

Click here for a current listing of local events throughout the year.

Amenities include: Wireless Internet access, fax, copier, refrigerator, microwave, fireplace, sauna, bikes, canoe, telephone, hairdryers, Rustic Ridge Pillows, Deneen Pottery Mugs, bathrobe, access to Kabekona River, Kabekona Bay & Leech Lake.




Dennis & Charlyne LaVoie, 32287 Mississippi Road, Walker, MN 56484 Email: Phone: 218-224-3519 or 218-731-5026