Discover true relaxation at Mission Beach Resort—a laid-back getaway with lakeside cabins on Upper Mission Lake, conveniently located 12 miles northwest of Cuyuna, just 13.8 miles from the Miner’s Mountain Rally Center and the Cuyuna trail system.

The new owners, Geoff and Marie Zastrow, chose the resort due to its natural beauty, the many visitors that enjoy the area, and the lakeside cabins nestled under an old-growth canopy of Norway and white pines. Three cabins are almost on the water—“grandfathered in” to be allowed that close. (Seriously, they’re the closest-to-the-water cabins I’ve ever seen in my life, in any state, in any country!)

The couple signed their purchase agreement on fishing opener in May 2021 and had a whirlwind first summer. (The previous owners had owned the resort for 45 years.)

“My grandparents were the first to own a resort and so did Marie’s aunt and uncle,” said Geoff. “We wanted to live on the lake and own our own business, so the resort accomplished both dreams! Having family members with resort experience allowed us to ask questions and get ideas, which helped with our planning.”

In addition to welcoming guests to the resort, the couple has been remodeling and refurbishing the entire property. Each cabin was renovated based on need and two were totally remodeled. They also carefully revived the original 1950’s knotty pine, which adds old-school character to the refurbished cabins. Upgrades will continue every year with the help of local electricians and plumbers, and a local carpenter who helps in the off-season.

EV charging stations
While they have a casual atmosphere, they’re not lacking in modern technology. They are proud of their free EV charging—they turned existing electrical infrastructure into several EV stations, which are free for their guests. They’re not aware of other area resorts with as many EV charging stations in Minnesota, let alone being located next to the cabins. A system of wireless routers also delivers high-speed WiFi to every cabin.

The gradual slope of the sandy beach makes it great for the kids and each cabin is allowed one free dock space. The use of kayaks, paddleboards, and a paddleboat is also free. They open before fishing opener weekend and close after the first weekend in October. For boat launching, two convenient public boat accesses are found on Upper Mission and Lower Mission.

Don’t wait to reserve your lakeside getaway where the waves and the calls of owls and loons will lull you to sleep!