Historical Destination Since 1922

The Chase on the Lake Resort and Spa has had a storied past dating back to the 1850s. The historic building has been at the heart of Walker, Minnesota and continues to thrive along the shores of Leech Lake. On June 4th, 1980 Chase on the Lake was place on the National Registrar of Historic Places. After the fire in 1997, the historic hotel remained vacant. Then, in 2005, it was purchased and a 30 million dollar renovation began, re-opening in June 2008. Part of the original structure’s main entrance was preserved in the new year-round facility. A crowd gathered at the Chase on July 23, 2008 for a grand re-opening event, making a new beginning for the old Chase.


  • Downtown Shopping
  • Wide Variety of Dining Options
  • Walker City Park | Playground, Tennis Courts, Picnic Areas, Boat Launch
  • Paul Bunyan & Heartland Bike Trail Systems
  • Chippewa National Forest
  • Portage Brewery
  • Traveling Art Pub
  • Tianna Golf Course & Longbow Golf Course
  • North Country Trail Hiking System & More!



Walker was named Top 5 Best Towns in Minnesota (Minnesota Monthly 2017)

Café Zona Rosa – Named Minnesota’s Best Fajita (WCCO 2017)

Walker American Legion Post #134 – Name Minnesota’s Best Legion (WCCO 2016 )

Tianna Golf Course – Named Minnesota’s Best Golf Hole (WCCO 2015)

Chase on the Lake Resort & Spa – Named Best Lakeside Resort (Star Tribune 2015)