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Where memories come to life!


Ideal Accommodations for all of your Crafting Retreats

How to Find Us

Pens & Needles Lakeside is a well-kept secret that is hiding in plain sight. We can be found on US Highway 59, just 6.5 short miles south of US Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes. 

The interactive Google map below will assist you in finding us no matter where you are starting from. 

Craft Weekend Reservations

Our Craft Weekend Package starts on Thursday at 6:00 PM. The Weekend Package includes Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and ends on Sunday at 1:00 PM. Wednesday or Sunday nights can be added to any package, if available, for $35.00/person per night with a minimum of 4 persons staying the night. Pens & Needles Lakeside currently has openings for the days shown on our calendar.

To make a reservation or for additional information please select the "Contact Us" link and fill out the requested information.  If you are a party of one or two persons hoping to join a larger group, contact us and we will try to find you a group to join. It's a great way to make new friends!

2022 Rates

Three weekend choices are available:

1. The "No Frills" Weekend Package $600.00*

For smaller groups up to 6 guests.

Includes the Brookside Unit only

The No Frills weekend is designed for small groups that have all of the tools needed to work on their craft. The Brookside unit is used and features spacious individual workstations with comfortable chairs, a kitchen equipped to prepare your meals, two bedrooms, a loft, and a handicapable bathroom with a walk-in shower.

2. The "Deluxe"
Weekend Package

For medium groups of 7-12 guests.

Includes the Lakeside Unit + Studio

The Deluxe Weekend occupies the larger Lakeside unit and will accommodate up to 12 guests. The Deluxe package includes the full use of the studio with its large individual workstations, ergonomic chairs, computer workstation, photo printer, and many various scrapbooking tools. The comfortably furnished lounge is equipped with a fireplace, large-screen TV, DVD player, and more.

3. The "Grand"
Weekend Package

For large groups of 13-20 guests.

Includes both units + Studio

The Grand Weekend is for larger groups and utilizes both the Lakeside and Brookside units. The Grand weekend will accommodate 18 to 20 guests and includes all of the amenities listed in both the No-Frills and Deluxe Weekend packages.

* Taxes not included, prices are subject to change.

Weekends start Thursday at 6:00 PM and end Sunday 1:00 PM Each group provides their own food during their stay or catering is available. Our kitchen is equipped with all the tools needed to prepare your meals. Washcloths, bath towels, hand towels, and bedding are provided for our overnight guests.

For information and rates on other activities, please fill our form below.

Features of Our Studio

The studio is included with the Deluxe package or the Grand package and is located between the two units with access to both. Our studio has many features not found in other places including:

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  • No stairs to climb or hallways to traverse to get into the studio. The entry in on ground level and the parking is right out the front door.
  • Cricut Electronic Cutting system with many cartridges
  • The Creative Memories Custom Cutting System
  • A PC computer workstation running Windows 10
  • High-speed wireless internet is available throughout the entire property.
  • A multi-function inkjet printer
  • Individual six-foot workstations with ergonomic chairs
  • Paper Trimmers
  • Over 80 punches
  • Crafting magazines
  • A snack refrigerator in the studio
  • NEW! Large flatscreen smart TV in studio

Frequently Asked Questions

I see that your prices for the Deluxe package are based on based on 12-person occupancy. Do I need to have 12 people?

No, You may have any number up to 12. The price is the same as you are renting the entire space. If you have less than six, you may want to consider the No-Frills package. This utilizes the Brookside unit that will accommodate up to six.

Do we need to bring towels, sheets, etc.?

All you need to bring are your personal hygiene items, clothing, and your scrapbooking supplies. We supply the bed linens, bath towels, and hand towels for your use. 

Is Smoking allowed?

Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes is not allowed inside any building on the property and only allowed in designated outdoor areas.

Smokeless tobacco use is not permitted.

Do you allow pets?

We do not allow pets. 

Do you have a computer and internet access?

Yes, we have a desktop computer running Windows 10 and 100meg wireless internet.

What do you provide for workspace?

Each person has a minimum of a six-foot table with an ergonomic, adjustable chair. Depending on the size of your group, additional space may be available.

Do you have any special tools or software?

Our Deluxe and Grand packages include the use of the studio where we have a Cricut cutting machine with many cartridges, a Creative Memories Cutting System, paper cutters, and over 80 punches.

What tools are available for quilters?

Quilters need to provide their own tools and equipment. Please contact us for additional information.

Is there air-conditioning?

Yes, central heating & air-conditioning supplies the living quarters while the studio has in-floor heat and a wall air conditioner.

What do we do for meals?

Each group is responsible for their own meals. Each of our units has a full kitchen that has the utensils to prepare and serve your meals.

Many groups divide up meal responsibilities, some have meals catered in and some enjoy dining out at one of our local, unique restaurants.

Are housekeeping services provided?

Housekeeping is not provided. Each group is responsible for making your own beds, picking up after yourselves, and removing trash to the exterior trash bins.

Do you recycle?

Absolutely! We recycle metals, glass, plastics, paper, and cardboard. Receptacles for each is provided in various locations.

Food contaminated cardboard or paper is not recyclable.

What restaurants are in the area?

We have a number of excellent and unique restaurants in addition to some familiar family chains and fast food restaurants. Below is a list of some of our local and unique favorites. All are located in Detroit Lake Chamber of Commerce ( unless noted.

Best Burgers in the Country
County Highway 22

Great Food an Craft Beers
111 Veteran Memorial Parkway

Authentic Mexican Food
720 West Lake Drive

World's Greatist Mexican-Pizza Joint
402 West Lake Drive

A Northern Minnesota Icon
1462 East Shore Drive

200 West Lake Drive

Wood-Fired, Smoked Fresh.
1100 North Shore Drive

34875 Co Hwy 4,
Frazee, Mn

A Local Legend
Vergas, Mn

Great Local Cuisine
Vergas, Mn 

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