April Games

April is here and so is Spring! We are busy getting the resort all ready to go for our guests this summer. We will be doing one more set of games and this will probably be the easiest month. We want your feedback so just answer the questions posted on Wednesday and be entered in to our end of the month drawing, it’s that simple! This month’s prize will be a private, guided pontoon cruise for you and 9 of your favorite friends or family members at East Silent Resort! You must answer all four questions to be entered for the cruise. The winner will be drawn on April 29th. 

Restrictions and availability do apply to all prizes. Offer only valid for 2017. Contact us for more details to plan your getaway!

March Winter Games

February is almost over and that means we are one step closer to summer! Laying on the beach, playing in the sand, water sports, it’s all just around the corner. That also means that we are going to start a new winter game. For March we are going to play the “guessing” game. Such as how many pieces of candy are in this jar, etc. This month just guessing will get your name put in the end of the month  drawing, but the closer you are the better! Here is how it will work:

Your guess (correct or not)- will get you entered for the prize.

Within 25 lower or higher – you will get your name entered twice!

Guessing right on – you will get your name entered three times!

Get the whole family involved on this one and place your bets on who will be the closest! The question will be posted on Wednesday’s at 9 a.m. and the answer will be posted on that Friday at 8 p.m. Names will be entered using the previously stated system in to our end of the month prize drawing. This month the prize is a guided hike on the North Country Trail at Maplewood State Park. 

Restrictions and availability do apply to all prizes. Offer only valid 2017. Contact us for more details to plan your getaway!

February Winter Games

How is January over already?! This winter is zooming by and we are gearing up for our February Winter Games! February will test your knowledge of the Leonard family and the resort. A question will be posted to Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and if you know the correct answer, post it in the comments! The answer will be provided at 8 p.m. on that Friday (answers posted after 8 will not be accepted). Everyone who guesses correctly will get their names put in a drawing at the end of the month to win a free ski or wakeboard 1 hour lesson, or 1 hour tubing for your family. Drawing will be held February 25th.

Restrictions and availability do apply to all prizes. Offer only valid 2017. Contact us for more details to plan your getaway!

January Winter Games

December has come to an end so it is time to start our January ESR Winter games! January is the classic “Caption this Photo” contest! A photo will be posted on Wednesday of each week at 11 a.m. and you will have to come up with your best caption. Post your best caption for the photo posted and then like your caption or someone else’s. The two captions with the most likes at the end of each week will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month to win 2 free paddle board rentals. Drawing will be held on January 28th. 

Restrictions and availability do apply to all prizes. Offer only valid 2017. 

December Winter Games

It’s time to kick off our winter games! Our winter game for the month of December will be “distorted picture.” There will be a distorted picture posted on Wednesday of each week at 11 a.m. and you will have to figure out what that picture is. Once you have a guess, comment on the photo of what you think it is. The answer will be provided at 8 p.m. on Friday’s. Guesses will not be counted after 7:45 p.m. (At 7:45 p.m. we will start to go through everyone who has guessed and mark down everyone who guessed correctly before the answer is posted at 8). 

Everyone who guesses correctly will get their names put in a drawing at the end of the month for a $25 gift certificate to the gift shop or restaurant! We are not restricting you to answering correctly on just one week for your name to go in the drawing. For example, if you guess the answer correctly for the first two weeks, but guess wrong on the last two, your name will be entered twice into the drawing. If you answer all of the questions each week correctly, your name will be entered four times, etc. 

The drawing for December will be held on December 31st and the winner of the $25 gift certificate to the gift shop or restaurant will be announced. 

Restrictions and availability do apply to all prizes. Offer valid only for 2017. 

 

Winter Games!

Winter is upon us and it is windy, cold, and snowy! So what better way to take your mind off of the cold then playing a game! Maybe you’re someplace warm and it’s not windy and freezing when you go outside, but we still think you’ll love to join us in our winter games! 

Here is how they are going to work. We have picked a different “game” to play on Facebook for each month starting in December and going until April. December will be a month of distortion and fuzzy photos, figure out what the photo is supposed to be and you will be entered in the end of the month drawing to win a prize! 

January is the classic “caption this photo” contest. Post your best caption for the photo posted and then like your caption or someone else’s. The two captions with the most likes at the end of each week will be entered in to the end of the month drawing to win a prize!

February is resort trivia month! Test your knowledge on how well you know the Leonard’s and the resort! Each week there will be a question about the Leonard family or the resort. Everyone who guesses correctly will have their name put in to the end of the month drawing for a prize!

March is going to be a lucky guess month! You will have to guess the correct amount of whatever is in the picture. Everyone who guesses correctly will be entered in to the end of the month drawing for a prize! (If no one guesses the correct amount directly, we will accept an amount within 5).

April will be our last month for a prize! This will be the easiest month, but the most helpful for us! We will post various questions that we would appreciate your feedback on. Answer each question every week and be entered in to the end of the month prize drawing! 

When a new game starts each month, there will be a blog post that will explain the rules of that game and when the clues/questions and answers will be posted. 

The start of our winter games will begin December 7th. Stay tuned for more details and make sure to watch our Facebook page!

Restrictions and availability do apply to all prizes. Offer only valid for 2017.

 

Vacation Home 4 – Close to Perham

Today the entryway roof got shingled and our windows arrived. The building is coming along very nicely and quickly, it’s going to be done before we know it! East Silent Lake Resort will soon have 16 units for rent to accommodate your family anytime of the year. When you stay with us this summer we will keep you busy with plenty activities if you wish to participate. Wednesday’s however are a day that we don’t do too many activities because Perham hosts their International Turtle races! It is a very popular summer event that people come to from all over. After the turtle races you can head over to Goose Gang, which is a 3 story toy building. This past summer we partnered with Goose Gang and had some of their items here at the resort, but it doesn’t compare to what is all in that store. Puzzles, games, action figures, candy, it’s all in there! It’s a child and adult’s paradise. They also have homemade popcorn and fro-yo. They have multiple flavors of both and for the frozen yogurt they have a toppings bar full of delicious goodies.

Perham Events and Businesses

To see a full list of events from Perham and businesses other than Goose Gang, head over to the Perham Chamber of Commerce website!

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Vacation Home 4 – Otter Tail Lakes Country Resort

Happy Halloween from all of us at East Silent Resort! Today was a shingling day. This morning was breezy and cold but it turned into a beautiful day. They were able to get the whole roof of the main building shingled. They just have the little entry roof left. East Silent Resort is an Otter Tail Lakes Country Resort and here in lakes country, there is never a dull moment. In the winter activities slow down, but there is always an event somewhere in one of the amazing communities we are surrounded by. Detroit Lakes for example hosts their Polar Fest every year to celebrate winter. There are fireworks, snowman building contests, dinners and more! Perham even hosts a parade! It is called the parade of lights and is held in the evening. Floats are decked out with numerous different kinds of holiday lights and they always have a great turn out, no matter how cool it is. Detroit Lakes hosts a similar event called Light Up the Lakes.

Otter Tail Lakes Country Resort Activities

To see all the activities in our area, head over to our regional tourism associations event page!

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Vacation Home 4 – Lakes Country Resort Remodeled

We were finally able to get back out to take some pictures and WOW! Our construction crew is cruising right along. As you can see from the pictures the top section of the house has been built and the stairs have been put in! Our lakes country resort has come a long ways in 100 years! East Silent Resort was established in 1915 by Charles Frederick Bublitz. Since it’s start in 1915, we have made updates to the resort to keep it family focused. We offer one bedroom cabins all the way up to a four bedroom for any size family. Need more space then that? That’s where our luxury vacation homes come in. They are designed as lock-offs so if you just need one more bedroom, rather than renting an entire unit, you can rent a guest suite. The guest suites are perfect for a winter or spring getaway. There are always activities going on in lakes country no matter what time of the year it is so don’t worry about not finding anything to do!

Lakes Country Resort Remodeled

To see how our resort has developed over the past 100 years, head over to our recognition page and see all the articles featured on the resort’s 100 year anniversary and more!

 

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Vacation Home 4 – Family Resort Activities

While taking photos today the sun was shining so bright! It was a great reminder of how beautiful it gets at the resort. Of course we do live in Minnesota and unfortunately we do have a fair share of days that aren’t as enjoyable. Such as when it’s really windy or it’s raining. This can really put a damper on your vacation if you can’t go to the beach or enjoy the sunshine. That’s why it’s our job to come up with family resort activities that can help keep your family busy on a rainy day. Having our new lodge this summer was a tremendous help with that. There were quite a few times when it was time for the morning children activities but it was raining, not just a light drizzle either, it was down-pouring and chilly. Of course we didn’t want the kids to sit outside in that kind of weather, so we brought the activities in the lodge! The part of the lodge that has a higher ceiling was a perfect spot to play with our parachute. We honestly think the kids enjoyed it more inside because they were trying to hit the ceiling with the balls! Everyone was laughing and screaming just having a great time. Some times we got lucky and the rain would pass, but other times it was just one of those days where it rained for quite a while. So for our afternoon youth activity we would watch a movie on our projector and screen, and we handed out some popcorn. It was great to have a space where families could come and enjoy themselves in a space that wasn’t cramped.

Family Resort Activities

To see all the activities we have to offer, head over to our activities page on our website.

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