Pleasant Ridge Resort
Your hosts: Steve, Libby, Tom, and Dan Aman
We want to invite you to our little piece of paradise located just three hours north of the Twin Cities. Pleasant Ridge is a small secluded resort nestled on the south-west shore of beautiful Second Crow Wing Lake.
We have eight cabins perched on the ridge overlooking the lake. You know you’re in the north woods when you hear the loons singing and the fish splashing while you enjoy your evening campfire in front of your cabin. And in the morning, everybody talks about the sunrise and the reflection that sparkles off the lake. Stephanie put it best, “I loved the full moon rising and reflecting on the lake, the sunrises, loons on the lake, campfire, and the comfortable bed after a long day. The only thing I did not like..... was having to leave so soon!. :( When we come back, it will be for a week or more.”
Second Crow Wing Lake is one of the 11 on the chain of Crow Wing Lakes. Since the Crow Wing River connects them all, you can access the first, third, and fourth Crow Wing Lakes from Pleasant Ridge Resort. All the lakes are filled with northern pike, large and small mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and walleye.
We bought the resort in 2011, and we take pride in our customer service. Shelly says, “We had a great weekend at Pleasant Ridge resort thanks to Steve, Libby, and the boys, who went out of their way to give us a first rate vacation experience. We’ve stayed at a lot of resorts and their hospitality is beyond compare. Our cabin was clean and cozy and the prices are very reasonable. We will definitely return!”
We have a safe beach, great fishing, and a quiet atmosphere if you just want to sit by the lake and take it all in!
Fishing boats, pontoon, canoe, kayaks, paddle-boats, and a paddle-board!
We have limited wifi, but you'll never find a better connection
Concrete basketball court
Safe swimming area, swim raft, inflatable and sand toys
Sand Volleyball/Badminton Court
Our lodge has Heggie's Pizza, Schwan's Ice Cream, candy bars, pop, bait, billiards, pinball, games, puzzles, and more!
Evergreen Fun Park
The local amusement park in Park Rapids.
Golf courses in Park Rapids, Menahga, and Walker.
Downtown Park Rapids & Walker
Multiple shops on Main Street for an afternoon of shopping.
Tube down the lazy Crow Wing River.
Miles of trail that runs through all the towns along the lake country scenic byway. Bike rentals available on the trail.
Itasca State Park
Visit the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
"What an amazing weekend we had at the resort! Captain Tom and his tour of the lake, advice on how to ski (and patience) and all the non-motorized crafts kept our grandkids busy for three days! the Aman family makes you feel welcomed and catered to all our needs and then Some! If you are looking for a place of beauty, peaceful, and reconnecting to nature....go to Pleasant Ridge!"
Greetings Ridge Family:
Like everyone right now, we are all asking how COVID-19 will affect our summer fun. We have been thinking about what our season will look like this year, and as of now we are planning on opening the resort as normal as we have not been told otherwise by the state. We are currently developing plans to respect social distancing guidelines as well as procedures for sanitizing cabins and common areas of the resort after each use. For example, we will be removing comforters from the cabins since we do not have the infrastructure to be able to clean them properly every week. As we get more updates from the state, we will update you so you can plan for any changes that will be made (like bringing extra bedding). With a few changes to ensure our guests' safety, we hope to open the resort as normal as possible.
Steve, Libby, Tom, Dan, and Shadow