Area Lodging, Dining, & Things to do

On this page you will find some resources for area lodging, dining, and entertainment.  We want you to make the most of your training and often times students bring their family and make a vacation out of it.  Just minutes away are world class golf courses, best in country paved trails and mountain bike parks, small town shopping and more.

Our range is a private location in Breezy Point, MN.  The address/map is sent out to registered students, we have a private lease and this area is not open for shooting outside of our classes.  Breezy Point is a small resort community north of the Brainerd/Baxter area approximately 20 miles. There is no shortage of places to stay, food to eat, or things to do especially when the weather is nice.

Most students choose to stay in the Baxter/Brainerd area.  Baxter has the most hotels to choose from, variety of restaurants, shopping, movies, indoor water parks, and things to do.  Highway 371 in Baxter has just about everything you would need including stores for the last minute gear items, clothing, rain gear, ammunition and just about anything else.  This is also the furthest away from the range, but most students like relaxing and being around town.

Below we have listed out hotels that we and our students have had positive experiences with.  Just because one places isn't on here doesn't mean it should be avoided, but if you want to check with us first we are happy to help.  We want your training experience to be positive and that is tough to do after a bad night's sleep.

Nisswa Motel - 8 Miles to Range

5370 Merrill Ave

Nisswa, MN 56468




Days Inn Nisswa - 8 Miles to Range

24186 Smiley Rd

Nisswa, MN 56468


Breezy Point Resort - 3 Miles to Range

9252 Breezy Point Dr,

Breezy Point, MN 56472

(218) 562-7811

Very close to the range, a great family vacation resort, golf, fine dining etc.  The most expensive on the list.

General Info

These sites are a wealth of knowledge for visitors coming to our area.  They have updated information on lodging, dining guides, golf courses, entertainment and upcoming events.  They also have special offers and coupons that can help save you money for your trip or vacation before or after class.

Super 8 Baxter - 21 Miles to Range

914341 Edgewood Dr

Baxter, MN 56425


Super 8 Baxter

Country Inn and Suites - 21 Miles to Range

15058 Dellwood Drive North

Baxter, MN 56425


Country Inn Baxter

Holiday Inn Express - 21 Miles to Range

15739 Audubon Way

Baxter, MN 56425


Indoor Water Park

Arrowwood Lodge - 21 Miles to Range

6967 Lake Forest Rd

Baxter, MN 56425



Indoor Water Park, attached bar and restaurant

Retail, Last Minute Supplies, Etc.

In Baxter on Hwy 371 we have several retail stores for all of your needs.  Cub Foods is a 24 hour grocery store with deli, meat department, bakery and all of your general items.  Cub Foods is located on State Hwy 371 in Baxter, across from Mills Fleet Farm.

We carry extra ammunition in common calibers and have most small parts, magazines, and extra's you may need.  Contact us and we can bring items to class for you.  For other things we have two sporting goods and gun stores in town:

Mills Fleet Farm

14114 Dellwood Dr

Baxter, MN 56425


M-F 8-9, Sat 8-9, Sun 8-6

Everything you need, except groceries,  and great prices on most ammuntion, under one roof.

Bill's Gun Shop & Range

7609 Excelsior Rd

Baxter, MN 56425


7 days a week 9-9

50 and 25 yard indoor ranges, firearms and some parts/accessories.  

Recommended Hotel

AmericInn Pequot Lakes - 3 Miles to Range

32912 Paul Bunyan Trail Dr.

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

(218) 568-8400

Very close to the range, students have given us great feedback when staying here.  Free breakfast, clean rooms and reasonable rates.  We are establishing a 2018 Student Rate for upcomging classes.