You may find it difficult to leave the Olive Branch once you arrive, but if you choose to go out, there are many local adventures that await.

Local Eats:

imageDouble R Bar and Grill
Standard pub fare.  Dine in, or order to go.
117 State Street Grey Eagle, MN 56336

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



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Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant
Homestyle cooking, healthful and delicious. Dine-in, catering with delivery.
233 Kraft Drive SE Melrose, MN 56352



Image result for john dough's pizza melrose mn menuJohn Dough’s Pizza
Dine in, no delivery

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



Alexandria Downtown Merchants AssociationHistoric Downtown Alexandria
Variety of antiques shops, boutiques, and chef-owned restaurants
Wine, Ale, and Art crawls monthly during summer



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Downtown St. Cloud

Shops, boutiques, theatres, art galleries, night life, dining.



Move your Body:

Lynx National Golf Course

Public 18-hole championship golf course. Nominated in 2000 for Golf Digest’s “Best new course in America” as “a place to play”.

40204 Primrose Lane, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-0242


Greystone Golf Course – A Tom Lehman Signature Golf Course

Full service facility with all the amenities.  2-time Golf Digest “place to play”

10548 Andrews Drive, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

 Long Prairie Country Club

18 hole course providing a perfect blend of towering old oaks along with rolling prairie grasslands.

406 6th Street South East, Long Prairie, MN 56347
Meadowlark Country Club
Public, 9 hole golf course
837 Country Club Drive, Melrose, MN 56352

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 Cedar Lake Campground Beach
Upsala American Legion Post 350.  One of the best beaches in the area.
Day pass $5

1736 Abaca Road, Burtrum, MN 56318

Phone: 320-573-2983


Image result for free images bowlingMelrose Bowl
Bowling Lounge, restaurant and bar.

16 6th Ave SE, Melrose, MN


Local Flavor: 

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Dragon Willow Winery



23419 210th St, Long Prairie, MN 56347

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Whispering Oaks Winery

Open two weekends a year by appointment.

33578 County Road 30, Melrose, Minnesota 56352


Image result for leatherwood vinegary imagesLeatherwood Vinegary
2011 Best of the Cities award by Minnesota Monthly

Open by appointment

20395 County Road 86, Long Prairie, MN 56247


Image result for panther distillery imagesPanther Distillery
Certified Organic Whiskey Distillery

300 East Pike Street, Osakis, MN 56360


Take in a Show:

Long Drive In Theatre
Drive In Theater and Camping

Voted “Best of Minnesota” on WCCO
24257 Riverside Dr, Long Prairie, MN 56347


Image result for Theatre L'homme Dieu imagesTheatre L’homme Dieu
Concerts, Musicals, Plays
1875 County Road 120 NE, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320.846.3150



Image result for paramount theater in st cloud imagesParamount Center for the Arts
Concerts, Musicals, Plays, Visual Arts, Gallery, Gift Shop
913 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320.259.5463

Main Street TheatreMain Street Theater
Movie Theater
319 Main Street South, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: 320.352.3596


Pioneer Place On Fifth

Musical tributes and Veranda Lounge Wine Bar.

22 Fifth Ave South, St. Cloud, MN 56301


Historic Sights:

Palmer House Hotel, Restaurant, Pub
Historic Tours, Ghost Tours
500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre MN
Phone: 32.351.9100



Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home
Historic Tours
812 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378



Charles A. Lindbergh Childhood Home
Historic Tours
1620 Lindbergh Drive S. Little Falls, MN 56345
Phone: 320.616.5421



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!