Vacation Home 3 – Photos, Photos, and More Photos

We’ve neglected to post photos of the newest vacation home for the past two months. So…here they are. Seven albums of photos documenting the construction progress on this beautiful, lakeside vacation cabin. As you may already know, this vacation home was recently named Whitewater…after the beautiful state park in SE Minnesota. We anticipate furnishing the […]

Whitewater: New ESR Vacation Home

At the end of 2013 we started construction on the newest ESR vacation home. In two short weeks we’ll be moving in appliances and furniture. This beautiful 3-bedroom/3-bathroom, 2500 square foot vacation home was designed with families in mind. It even has a family room with a second kitchen and dining space. Like our previous […]

New ESR Summer Intern

We are excited to introduce Emily Schneider as the newest member of our ESR family! She’ll be joining us at the resort this summer, assisting with recreational programming, marketing, and many other resort activities. Emily will begin her senior year at the College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University next fall where she is studying Global […]

Recipes for the Resort: Baked Broccoli Parmesan Dip

This Baked Broccoli Parmesan Dip from will be a great snack while at the lake! For your next vacation at East Silent Lake Resort make this delicious dip and your family will be happy the rest of the trip! This recipe serves 6 and only take 35 minutes to make!   INGREDIENTS: • 2 […]

Recipes for the Resort: Cinnamon Rolls with Salted Maple Glaze

Start the day off right with these delicious cinnamon rolls with salted maple glaze from Your family will love this amazing breakfast idea for any day of the week and especially while on vacation at East Silent Lake Resort! These cinnamon rolls made from scratch take a couple hours to prepare and then only […]

Minnesota Fishing Report: “Ross’s Fishing Review”

“We have a renewed sense of life here in Otter Tail Lakes Country. The lakes are opening up. Ducks, geese, loons, gulls, redwing black birds, robins and shorebirds abound. We have made up a lot of ground in the past couple weeks breaking free from the frozen shell of winter. There is no turning back, […]

Recipes for the Resort: Chipotle Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini

This super easy recipe is quick and will make the perfect lunch while on vacation at East Silent Lake Resort. The whole family will enjoy this Chipotle Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini recipe from It only takes about 10 minutes to make, which is perfect for a fast lunch and then back out to the […]

Recipes for the Resort: S’mores Pie

It’s not a vacation at East Silent Lake Resort without S’mores! So why not try out this S’mores Pie recipe from for something new with the family. This recipe will be a great dessert for everyone to enjoy while at the lake this summer.   Ingredients: Crust • 10 graham cracker whole sheets, finely […]

Minnesota Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, April 17, 2014 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. In spite of the recent cold snap, spring is coming to the northwest and the birds are streaming north. The number of AMERICAN […]

Hot Deals: Fishing Opener at ESR!

Fishing Opener @ ESR! Over 50% Off Lodging. Call Today. The ice is melting and the walleye are waiting. Spend 3 nights in a 2-bedroom/1-bathroom lakeside cabin between 5/2/2014 and 5/22/2014 for ONLY $300. Over 50% OFF. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, resort amenities, sparkling East Silent Lake, and the solitude and tranquility of lakeside living.   […]