Q: What is a “Housekeeping” facility?
All our lodging facilities are Housekeeping units. They are equipped like a typical “House” with full kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Kitchens are equipped for cooking and dining. Bedroom linens are typically provided. Guests are responsible for their own daily cleaning and bed making.
Lodging units at Brindley’s have a cook stove, microwave oven, cooking and dining utensils, coffee makers, toasters, paper towels, dish towels and dish soaps. Bedroom linens are provided. Toilet paper and trash bags are provided with trash pickup nightly. Each unit has brooms. Prior to departure we ask that guests thoroughly wash dishes, pots and pans.
You do need to bring your own bath and beach towels and personal hygiene items including bath soaps.
Q: Do you have camping facilities?
No. So that we may focus all our attention on serving cottage and log home guests we do not allow camping. We do not have facilities for travel trailers.
Q: Do you have a restaurant?
We do not have a restaurant. We do serve pre-packaged pizza. Our store also sells snacks - ice cream, candy and beverages plus common grocery items such as bread, milk, and popular canned goods.
Q: Do I need to bring camp fire wood?
Do not bring your own firewood ! To prevent the spread of tree disease Minnesota has restrictions on the import of firewood. Free firewood is stocked daily at each of our eight community fire pits.
Q: What temperature should I expect?
Brindley’s is open year a’ round so conditions vary dramatically. Summer highs are in the low nineties and winter lows can reach minus 30. Leech Lake typically freezes over in early December and the average ice-out is late April. Lake temperatures are suitable for swimming from mid June through late August. On the “Weather“ page of this web site we have a chart showing average temperatures for the 1st and 15th of each month.
Q: Do you have internet access?
The lodge and all rental units have complimentary wireless (Wi-Fi) access. Passwords are required.
Q: Do the lodging units have TV?
The larger 3 and 4 and 5 bedroom lodging units all have cable TV. Two bedroom cottages “A”, 18 and 19 also have cable TV.
The other two bedroom units and the one bedroom units do not have TV’s - 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. There is limited over the air free TV if you happen to bring your own small TV and quality antenna.
Q: Is there a swimming pool?
We do not have a swimming pool. At our lakefront sand beach the water depth increases gradually to about six feet at the end of an adjacent 100 foot long dock. The swim area is roped off from lake traffic and has a water raft, kayaks, and assorted beach toys.
Q: I have a small well trained dog, can I bring him?
No. We have a strict no pet policy. (Note however that the resort owners do have a Labrador dog). The nearby town of Walker (15 miles) does have a pet boarding service. Walker Animal Hospital, 218-547-3222. Several area resorts do allow pets.
Q: Are there barbecue grills for my use?
Every lodging facility has a Weber charcoal grill. They are the round 22 inch style. The largest rental units have two grills and there are spare units for special needs. We do sell charcoal and lighter fluid.
Q: Can I rent a pontoon boat?
We do not have a rental pontoon boat. They are becoming quite popular and we have the purchase of one on our wish list. There are several area rental companies who do rent them and will deliver right to our harbor. If you call, we can assist with contact information. 888-547-5477.
Q: Is there a playground?
Yes. . . and we will be upgrading it substantially in spring of 2017, all the new equipment is here but winter set in before we were able to install it. There are toddler and standard swings, plus a small slide, and several climbing devices.
Q: Do you have lawn chairs?
Yes. Each deck and porch has outdoor chairs and beverage tables. Additional wood lawn chairs, swing chairs and picnic tables are scattered throughout the resort.