Resort History

Our Story

Thank you for considering East Silent Lake Resort for your next vacation. Our family was drawn to this ideal location after spending years of summer vacations at resorts in the Otter Tail County, Minnesota area. It has been our privilege to host families at the resort for nearly two decades. We enjoy sharing the comfortable accommodations, quiet surroundings and numerous activities with our many guests. Quality and gracious hospitality are our top priorities at East Silent. Whether expressed by our new lodge and vacation homes, cabin refurbishments, immaculate landscape, or many new recreational activities and amenities, a common thread can be traced throughout: attention to detail. Our philosophy is pretty simple. “Provide the very best product and treat everyone like family.” We hope to see you soon.

– The Leonard Family

Brian and Margaret
Brian and Margaret are originally from Northeast Iowa. They are the parents of three adult children (Nick, Mary and Andy) and together have operated a family business in Iowa for over 30 years. During the winter season, you’ll still find Brian and Margaret in Iowa spending time with their family and friends.

Nick, Bridget, Louis, Maggie & Claire
Nick and Bridget met while attending St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict. They live in Fergus Falls, MN with their children, Louis, Maggie and Claire. Nick is the Deputy Administrator for Otter Tail County. Bridget is the Operations Director for Nexus-Kindred Family Healing.

Andy, Kristin, Caroline, Charlie and Sullivan
Andy and Kristin also met while attending St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict. When not at the resort, they live in Fargo with their children Caroline, Charlie and Sullivan. Kristin works in executive leadership development for Sanford Health and Andy is a professor of aviation at the University of North Dakota.