Whether it’s great fishing, boating, or absorbing the sun and swimming for hours from the pristine sand beach, you are ensured that a lifetime of fun filled memories will be made when you vacation at Sunny Beach. Our prime location with over 1,500 feet of lakeshore offers a captivating view of Rainy Lake extending miles before you over vast waters offering fantastic walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, muskie, and northern pike fishing.
Relaxing in our uniquely handcrafted lodge after a day on the tranquil waters of Rainy Lake is the perfect way to greet the evening. A full kitchen, bar area, allows for easy meal preparation and plenty of dining space for your individual group. In addition to the lodge’s three bedrooms hosting a number of 8 beds, two beachside sleeping cabins are available each with 4 additional beds. A full bathroom and shower are located within the lodge. An enclosed lake-facing porch allows for peaceful enjoyment of the environment in any weather conditions. Let the photos speak for themselves as you imagine yourself unwinding in the rustic beauty of the lodge.
When staying at Sunny Beach you and your group have all-inclusive access to the entire property including lodge, grounds, sleeping cabins, beach, and boat dock without other guests. We operate it on a housekeeping type arrangement where you bring your own food and prepare your own meals, as well as tidy up on the day of departure. Groups bring their own boats and watercraft which may be launched on site and kept secured to a large rear dock in a protected cove. Fishing licenses can be purchased on the way to the lodge at The Great Bear convenience store. Bait (minnows) can be provided on site with advanced notice. Arrangements can also be made to be picked up on site and guided for a day’s fishing with advanced notice (prices not included for minnows and guided fishing). Relax, for you are in charge of how you spend your days and set your own schedule, giving you the freedom to spend your lake vacation as you wish at Sunny Beach.
Bob Lessard has owned and operated fishing lodges for over 60 years ranging from International Falls, Minnesota and Fort Frances, Ontario, to Great Bear Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
A 26-year veteran of the Minnesota State Senate, Bob has been recognized for his passion and tireless efforts championing the rights of hunters, anglers and outdoor lovers everywhere. Authoring the first constitutional right to hunt and fish in the nation, and help lead and pass landmark legislation to constitutionally fund our natural resources and many other outdoor issues during his tenure has made him a prominent figure and widely known in the outdoor community.
As a young boy, Brett was embraced by commercial fisherman on the North Arm of Rainy Lake and has unsurpassed knowledge of what the lake has to offer. He purchased the property at Sunny Beach in 1958 after serving in the Korean War and considers it one of his wisest decisions to date due to the luxurious beach and prime location. With nearly a thousand miles of lake shore and countless islands, our location on Rainy Lake offers access to endless adventure you are sure to enjoy.