You may find it difficult to leave the Olive Branch once you arrive, but for those staying for an extended amount of time there are many local adventures in which to participate.


Local Eats:

Double R Bar and Grill
Standard pub fare
Dine in, or order to go
Located closest to Olive Branch Retreat at 117 State Street Grey Eagle, MN 56336
http://doublerbarandgrill.com/
Phone: 320.285.2965
Website: http://doublerbarandgrill.com/

El Portal Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican Food, Family Owned
Dine-in, Catering, or Delivery
207 County Road 173 SE, Melrose, MN 56352
Phone: 320. 256.5111

Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant
Homestyle cooking, Ask for healthful and delicious catering options
Dine-in, Catering
233 Kraft Drive SE Melrose, MN 56352
Phone: 320.256.6001

Email: info@cornerstonebuffetrestaurant.com
Website: http://cornerstonebuffetrestaurant.com/index.php

John Dough’s Pizza
209 E Main St # A, Melrose, MN 56352
Phone: 320.256.3333


Treasure Hunting:

Rust & Dust
You never know what you might find!
Open 1 weekend/ month
107 Main St S, Upsala, MN
320.573.3451

 

 

Historic Downtown Alexandria
Variety of antiques shops, boutiques, and chef-owned restaurants
Wine, Ale, and Art crawls monthly during summer
http://www.downtownalexandria.com/

 

 


Move your Body:

Lynx National Golf Course
Nominated as a candidate for Golf Digest’s “Best new course in America” in 2000 and recommended by Golf Digest as “a place to play”.
40204 Primrose Lane, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-0242

Email: lynxnational@yahoo.com
http://lynxnationalgolf.com/

 

Greystone Golf Course – A Tom Lehman Signature Golf Course
2-time Golf Digest “place to play”0548
10548 Andrews Drive, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
320.351.4653
http://www.greystonegc.net/

 

 

Lake Wobegon Biking Trail
46 mile long, 10 foot wide hiking and biking trail extending from St. Joseph to Osakis, MN
Melrose Trailhead Address:  116 Main St East, Melrose MN 56352 between mile 108 and 109

 

 

 

Legion Campground Beach, Upsala
The Upsala American Legion Post 350 owns and operates Cedar Lake Campground, located 3 miles West of Upsala. Cedar Lake has one of the best beaches in the area.
Day pass $5
http://www.cedarlakecampground.com/index_files/Page1117.htm

Melrose Bowl
Bowling Alley
16 6th Ave SE, Melrose, MN
320.256.3655

 

 


Local Flavor: 

Leatherwood Vinegary
20395 County Road 86, Long Prairie, MN 56247
Open by appointment
Call 320.732.2879 or email leatherwood@wisper-wireless.com to schedule a visit.
Website: http://www.leatherwoodvinegary.com/

Panther Distillery
Certified Organic Whiskey Distillery
300 East Pike Street
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: 320.859.2256
Website: http://www.pantherdistillery.com/home


Take in a Show:

Long Prairie Drive In Theater
Voted “Best of Minnesota” on WCCO
24257 Riverside Dr, Long Prairie, MN 56347
Website: http://www.thelongdrivein.com/index.html

Theatre L’homme Dieu
Concerts, Musicals, Plays
1875 County Road 120 NE, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320.846.3150
Website: http://www.tlhd.org/

Paramount Center for the Arts
Concerts, Musicals, Plays
913 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320.259.5463
Website: http://www.paramountarts.org

Main Street Theater
Movies
319 Main Street South, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: 320.352.3596
http://www.mainstreettheatremn.com/

 


Historic Sights:

Palmer House Hotel, Restaurant, Pub
Historic Tours, Ghost Tours
500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre MN
Phone: 32.351.9100
Website: http://www.thepalmerhousehotel.com/the-historic-palmer-house/

 

 

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home
Historic Tours
812 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Website: http://www.sinclairlewisfoundation.com/boyhood_home/boyhood_home.htm

 

 

Charles A. Lindbergh Childhood Home
Historic Tours
1620 Lindbergh Drive S. Little Falls, MN 56345
Phone: 320.616.5421
Website: http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/charles-lindbergh-historic-site

 

 


Small Town Festivals:
Local spin on small-town fun
Alexandria Ole Oppe Fest ~ May 26, 2017
Melrose RiverFest ~ June
Sauk Centre Sinclair Lewis Days ~ July 12 – 15, 2017
Grey Eagle Gem Fest ~ July
Alexandria Festival of the Lakes ~ August 4-26, 2017
Upsala Heritage Days ~ August
Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair ~ September 9 -10, 2017
Albany Pioneer Days ~ September 15-17, 2017
Millstream Arts Festival (St. Joseph) ~ September 24, 2017
Freeport Fall Festival ~ October 6-8, 2017


Check Rates & Reservations, or contact us to book your delightful experience today!