It's always the same when new guests experience Clamshell Beach for the first time. The instant they walk through their cottage door, they stop, take a breath and whisper "wow!".
Cut stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, plush great rooms with entertainment systems, fabulous lake views, screen porches, jetted air spa tubs, stamped concrete patios, tiled showers...everything you desire.
We are proud to provide big resort amenities in a charming small resort setting.
In the heart of the resort lies our full service lodge. Here you can relax, play games, and order ice cream and refreshments. It's a favorite place for our guests to gather and trade fish stories or compare golf scores.
Outside the lodge you can lounge by the pool or take a dip with the kids. Maybe you prefer to play at our sandy beach? Take a kayak or canoe for a gentle ride around the island of Clamshell Lake. The possibilities for fun in the water are endless.
The Whitefish Chain is arguably the most desirable chain of lakes in Minnesota. This means there might not be a better place for a lake vacation in the entire country!
We have 14 interconnected, island studded lakes that are famous for their pristine beauty, crystal water, fabulous fishing and watersports. But there are more reasons to choose Whitefish. Like boating to many restaurants for fine lakeside dining. Or driving just a few short miles for championship golf and charming shopping destinations. The Whitefish Chain is simply one of the finest places on earth.
Winter, spring, fall and summer- it’s always a great time to explore the Whitefish Chain and the surrounding area. From Bike/roller blade trails, snowmobile trails, hiking trails to the local shopping trails. The communities of Pequot Lakes, Nisswa, Crosslake and Pine River will keep you very busy and entertained all year long!
Access to the Paul Bunyan State Trail is just six miles away from the resort. This beautifully paved 100+ mile long trail travels through six communities and passes along the shores of 21 lakes, crosses nine rivers and streams and cuts through pristine pine forests and wild wetlands.
Since 1938, Clamshell Beach has been a family-operated resort where thousands of families just like yours have enjoyed a "week at the lake." We still operate that way, and are a preferred destination for vacations, family reunions, scrapbooking groups, guy weekends, girlfriend getaways and more.
The Cottages at Clamshell Beach are also available for fractional ownership. This is a common sense approach to owning a lake cottage. We take care of the chores, so you can have a hassle-free lake cottage and spend time enjoying the Whitefish Chain.