By Andy McPartland, June 8, 2015
On May 5th, Eddy’s Resort re-opened its doors to the public, revealing a major makeover to the Lake Mille Lacs mainstay. The event included an official ribbon cutting, full tours of the property and speeches from Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures CEO Joe Nayquonabe, U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan, Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin, and National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr.
Eddy’s Resort was established in 1960 by Edward Silker, a local man who also attended the re-opening. The resort became an iconic staple to the area, as it served as a boat launch for fishing excursions.
In 2002, Eddy’s was acquired by the Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Commission — now known as Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. The Band is excited to be part of the Lake Mille Lacs resort community and to carry on the legacy of Eddy’s.
The revamped Eddy’s Resort now offers several lodging options for guests to rent: 64 rooms, 1 Parlor suite and 4 private cabins. As always, guests can bring their own boat or rent an Eddy’s vessel for a leisurely boat ride or fishing expedition.
Another new addition to the property is The Launch Bar & Grill. The restaurant features craft beer, cocktails, and a full menu of food from appetizers to signature entrees.
Stop in and see the all-new, Eddy’s Resort today! Grab a drink, bite, or stay the night. For more information, visit eddysresort.com or call 320-532-3657.
Participating in the official ribbon cutting were Mille Lacs Band District II Representative David ‘Niib’ Aubid, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures CEO Joe Nayquonabe, Jr., Mille Lacs Band Secretary Treasurer Carolyn Beaulieu, National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr., Congressman Rick Nolan, Mille Lacs Band District III Representative Harry Davis, Mille Lacs Band District I Representative Sandra Blake and Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin.