About Canary Beach Resort

Hosting fun and memorable Minnesota family getaways since 1920!

veThe past 100 years have given us the experience to make every detail of your Minnesota lake vacation memorable and relaxing!

We are a family-friendly resort, operated as a family, and open all four seasons of the year. We offer 11 comfortable and immaculate lakefront cabins and vacation homes set on a thousand feet of pristine, sandy shoreline along Lake Villard.

We are the fifth generation of families to own and operate Canary Beach Resort, and have made it into the popular, award-winning year-round lake vacation destination that it is today.

Canary Beach Resort has been awarded the 2022 Readers' Choice Award for Best Family Resort by our readers!  We have also been mentioned in Minnesota Monthly, AAA Magazine, featured in Lakes and Loons and in the Pope County Tribune, to name a few.

Canary Beach Resort is also the winner of the Minnesota Resort and Campground 2016 Resort Operators of the Year award, in recognition of our passion for excellence in hospitality.

We take pride in maintaining our property and cabins so that you and your family can relax and enjoy your time at the lake. It’s our goal to make our place at the lake, your place at the lake!

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Why Book Your Stay With Us?

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    The best beach around

    A thousand feet of clean, sandy beach — just a few steps away from each of our cabins!

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    Open all four seasons

    Open all four seasons — summer, fall, winter, and spring… enjoy the peaceful Minnesota lakes area with family and friends any time of year.

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    Activities and Events Galore

    Both at Canary Beach Resort and around the local Alexandria Minnesota vacationland area… there’s always something fun to do!

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    The greatest lakefront value

    Look no further for inviting, spacious, beautifully-maintained cabins and vacation homes.

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    Pet and Firework-Free

    For the safety of all our guests, we are a pet and firework-free resort.

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    Family Owned and Operated

    Canary Beach Resort is proudly family owned and operated. We go out of our way to take care of our guests like family!

2019 Best Minnesota Family Resort Award

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