Walker General Store

Jan 1
Posted by Your Guide Filed in In Entertainment, In the Stores

walkerGeneralStoreAfter looking online, I found that no one has my shoes on sale. I’ve looked in the department stores… no one has my shoes on sale! I take a stroll down the main street in my hometown and hop into one of my favorite stores downtown Walker, just to take a look around after they have expanded and remodeled. It is looking good in the Walker General Store! There are so many great things to see and buy. I sniff some of their goat’s milk soaps, check out a few of the fun retro candies, head around the corner to see what’s new. And what do you know? There are MY SHOES! And…? They are ON SALE! I am about having a heart attack- I could not find these Minnetonka Moccasins anywhere online for this great of a deal! They were 20% off and no shipping (of course)! I say to myself, “I will shop local more often.”

This is a lesson I have learned over and over again shopping in Walker. Granted, some things may not be cheaper — but there are so many unique things this town and especially the General Store has to offer that you just can’t find online. Besides the great selection of both men’s and women’s Minnetonka Moccasins and accessories there are many fun things to shop for at this store. If you are looking for a souvenir that is out of the ordinary or a last minute necessity you forgot at home, check this place out! And there is usually a sale going on. So if you’re like me and enjoy finding a good deal — you can’t go wrong with the Walker General Store.

The Walker Country Inn by beautiful Leech Lake!

Jun 28
Posted by The Guide's Wife Filed in In Lodging

I love making up anonymous, invisible people who are dying to ask me questions at the end of each post, it feels rather satisfying. Maybe someday, I will not need to invent such people and they will be less rude to me, too. Until then, I am held captive. “Alright, I’m dying here. My anniversary is less than two weeks away and I haven’t made reservations anywhere! Shut up and tell me what to do!” Fine, I will. (I like to refer to celebrating an anniversary because I feel it is an honorable and worthwhile thing to celebrate and should be taken seriously by all who commit, so there.)

Now, you must make some reservations and quick because a town like Walker is ALWAYS busy, especially on weekends and you better be prepared well in advance. Winter, granted, slows down a bit. But not too much, so stay on your game! There are four larger hotels in the area and one smaller motel. During the summer months there are also a TON of resort cabins and things of the like if you so prefer. But I will focus on one of these locations, the Country Inn of Walker, one of the “larger” hotels.

I happen to know that The Country Inn is by far the best and most wonderful place to stay in Walker. (Check out tripadvisor where they have been ranked #1 for years! www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g43608-d247209-Reviews-Country_Inn_Walker-Walker_Minnesota.html ) The staff is amazing, led by an amazing manager, they will go above and beyond to make their guests feel happy and comfortable. They have been completely renovated in the past few years and the changes were fantastic! The rooms have new paint, new furniture, new drapes, new bedding, new amenities, new carpet, new flat screen TV’s and new LOVE (from you!). They are KNOWN for their cleanliness, friendliness, their amazing deluxe continental breakfast, their 24 hour cookies that they bake themselves, their comfortable new beds and their 100% devotion they give to their guests. I love this hotel! And you will, too!

It is set right off of Leech Lake, one lonely block is between the two. The pool and the hot tub are set on one side of the hotel and the rooms to the other, so the noise level is kept to a minimum. Second floor rooms offer a lakeside view. They have beautiful suites, including first floor Jacuzzi suites and let me tell you those Jacuzzi’s are BIG! There is also a large family suite called the L-shaped Suite and it offers two queen size beds and a queen size sofa sleeper. The room is very large and great for accomodating larger groups or families. There is also a large meeting room that is adjoined to the breakfast room that you can rent to host a party if you would like. Let’s say…an Anniversary party…!

All in all, its just a wonderful place to stay that will welcome you back for years to come! Their guest return rate is outstanding and you can find some of their reviews on the link above. Once you stay here, you will see why and you will want to come back too.

www.WalkerCountryInn.com