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How do we get to Shady Rest ResorT

One of the best reasons for choosing Shady Rest Resort is the great location. You don’t have to travel a extra 2 or 3 hours to enjoy a great vacation “Up at the Lake”

Shady Rest Resort is located in the west central part of Minnesota just southwest of Alexandria between Sauk Centre and Glenwood. We know that packing up the car or truck and getting the kids ready for a vacation is hard enough without having to get lost on your way. Lets see if we can avoid that.

We’re just 2 hours from the Twin Cities and so easy to get to from any direction!

NOTE: Be careful when you use your turn by turn feature on your gps. Many, Google for sure, will take you to the back side of our Resort where there is no entrance. Our entrance is right on state Hyw 28

From Minneapolis/Saint Paul

Take I-94 west to Sauk Centre, take a left and go south on Hwy. 71 for about 1/10 of a mile. JUST PAST THE TRUCK STOP, take a right on Hwy. 28 going west towards Glenwood for about 16 miles until you reach Shady Rest Resort entrance. Our entrance is about 1/2 mile past the Villard exit on Hwy 28. You will see our sign at the entrance. Our entrance to the Resort is right on Hwy 28. Our driveway is 142nd street and is a long gravel road in.

From Alexandria

Take Highway 29 south to Co. Rd. 30. Take a left on Co. Rd. 30 (Lake Reno will be on your right) and follow the signs to Villard. If you miss the turn for Co. Rd. 30, Co. Rd. 28 will be another mile or so and you can take a left there. That will get you to Villard also. Take a right into Villard (CR 57), go thru Villard to State Hwy 28. Take a right on State Hwy 28 going west, our entrance is the next right hand turn on Hwy 28. Our driveway is 142nd street and is a long gravel road. You should see our sign.


Shady Rest Resort – 16953 142nd Street – Villard, Minnesota – 56385

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