A BRIEF HISTORY
In 2001, with a background in heavy machinery and mechanics, Dale started a mobile repair business. But, as you might imagine, winters are a bit slow for diesel mechanic/heavy equipment repairs. This left quite a bit of time for hanging out at Lake of the Woods with friends and family. One day a good friend, out of the blue, said “Dale, why don’t you rent fish houses out for people to come up and fish?” And so, a pretty good idea was born.
Dale’s Fish House Rental began in 2008 with the first Sleeper called “Big Red.” Before the winter was over, Dale and a friend had started building another Sleeper.
In 2012, while looking for a new position, Connie started helping Dale each day. After about a year, they realized it just worked better for them to focus on the business. Now, you’ll see both Connie and Dale out and about doing what they do: moving fish houses, drilling and cleaning holes, banking houses, and, occasionally, fishing themselves.
After 25 years of marriage and over 10 years of working side-by-side, Dale and Connie still enjoy each other’s company and working at the lake. As Connie says, “Bottom line, we are a team. We like what we do, and we feel very blessed to be doing it.”
More lake time, more fishing, more fun!
A while ago, Dale and I started to dream of offering our customers a chance to enjoy more time at our favorite Lake of the Woods' location. In the winter of 2018, Dale’s Fish House Rental officially became Dale’s On Lake of the Woods and we started to make our dream a reality!
After a lot of planning, construction, and paperwork, Dale’s received its license to be open year-round in July 2019. We now offer year-round lake adventures with expanded offerings: 12 RV campsites with full hook-ups, summer sleeper cabin rental, 4 tent sites, lakeshore pergolas, campfire areas, a shower house, and a new fish cleaning house. It's amazing to see our guests having fun with winter coats and without!
And we're still dreaming and planning. Future developments will include lakeshore and harbor restoration, 6 two-bedroom cabins, self-storage units, up to 8 additional RV campsites, and a walking trail.
for choosing Dale’s on Lake of the Woods!
It is our hope to create a wonderful vacation spot for you. A place you can come back to year after year.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
~Dale and Connie
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