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11463 U.S. Highway 59, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501 Phone: 701.361.8319




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Hobbies - Crafts - Quilting - Knitting - Pens & Needles Lakeside - A Scrapbook Retreat - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
A quiet, restful, hobby resort on
Lind Lake near Detroit Lakes, Mn.
Family Reunions
Family Vacations
Bridal Preparations
Business Meetings
Girls Time Away
Cross Country Skiing
Where memories come to life
Frequently Asked Questions



I see that your prices are based on based on 12 person occupancy. Can I still come with a group of 6?
Certainly! We welcome groups of all sizes (up to 20 people). The Lakeside unit and studio will accomodate a maximum of 12 persons. You are renting the entire unit so, the number of guests can be any number up 12.
We also offer the No Frills Weekend featuring the smaller Brookside unit. This unit will accomodate four to six people and does not include use of the studio. For scrapbookers choosing the 'No-Frills' option, we have the same 6' tables, and comfortable chairs in the Brookside unit itself.
Larger Groups If your group is larger than 12 people, try our Grand weekend. We can accomodate up to 20 when both Lakeside and Brookisde units are rented together. The studio is included in the Grand weekend.


Do you have a telephone we can use while we are there?
We do not have a land line phone at this time. Please feel free to bring your cell phones.


Do we need to bring towels, sheets, etc.?
We provide bed linens and hand towels for your use. Please bring your own bath towels, personal hygiene items, clothing, and any other items you may need. And of course, bring your hobby supplies!


Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is NOT allowed inside the building. You may smoke outside in designated areas only.


Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets are allowed at Pens & Needles Lakeside.


Do you have a computer with internet access?
Yes, there are two computer stations available for use in the Lakeside unit and Studio only. The studio also includes a photo scanner and printer
Our facility also includes high-speed wireless internet acces..


What does each workspace entail?
Each workspace includes a 6-foot table and a comfortable, ergonomic, adjustable chair


Do you have any special craft tools or software?
Yes, we have the Creative Memories StoryBook Creator software and the Creative Memories Cutting System available for use. The Cricut is available as is the Quickutz Epic Die Cutter. In addition, there are over 80 punches.


What tools and equipment are available for quilters?
Quilters will need to provide their own tools and equipment. Please contact us for more information


Does the house have heating and air-conditioning?
Yes, there is heat for those cold Minnesota winters and air conditioning for those warm Minnesota summers!


Are there crafting stores nearby?
Yes, Ben Franklin, K-Mart and WalMart are all located in Detroit Lakes. In addition, there are many home-based businesses with a good selection of craft and scrapbooking supplies.


What do we do for meals?
Each group provides their own food during their stay. Our kitchen is stocked with all the supplies needed to prepare a meal. Catering food to Pens & Needles is allowed. The Convent On Reeves comes highly recommended. Contact Sharal at: The Convent On Reeves.

Are house keeping services provided?
Sorry, no. You are responsible for making you own beds, picking up after yourselves and removing your own trash.

What restaurants are in the area?
There are many good places to choose from that have local flavor. Starting in Detroit Lakes, approximately 6 miles to the north

Bleachers Bar & Grille (*) County Highway 22
El Loro Athentic Mexican food. 720 West Lake Drive
Country Kitchen Restaurant 705 Highway 10 East
Fireside, fine dining since 1948, 1462 E Shore Drive
Lake Country Bakery
Fresh baked goods. 923 Washington Ave.
Lakeside Tavern
Featuring sandwiches and beverages. 200 West Lake Dr.
SpeakEasy Restaurant & Lounge, 1100 North Shore Dr.
Zorbaz At The Beach for pizza, (*) Mexican specialities and a great atmosphere. 402 West Lake Dr.
(*) Highly recommended by Pens & Needles Owners

Other Detroit Lakes restaurants include: Perkins Family Restaurant, McDonalds, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Taco Johns, Subway, Godfathers Pizza, Quizno's Sub, China Buffet, Chinese Dragon and more.

The summertime offers additional local delights like the Hotel Shoreham Bar, Bistro and Pizza, and The Bridge Marina Bar & Grill to name a few that are very close to the resort.

More dining offerings in the Detroit Lakes area can be found at: http://www.visitdetroitlakes.

Around the area you will find Billy Corner Bar & Grill, Spanky's Stone Hearth, and Skaals' in Vergas, The Cormorant Pub, Pit 6-11, Izzo's and the Roadhouse Bar & Grill all near Cormorant Lake and within 10-15 miles of Pens & Needles.


What other services are available?
A local massage therapist is available to come to the resort. Contact: Angie Disse, Therapeutic Massage, a certified and a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Angie Specializes in Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy. She can ber reached at: 218.850.9950 or

Other Questions?
Give us a call.