About Brookside Resort

When you stay at Brookside, part of the charm is that you become part of our Brookside family. Who is the Brookside family, you wonder? Let us introduce ourselves.

First, a little history lesson: Dave and Mary Jane Keller bought Brookside Resort in 1978. They moved here fresh out of college, without kids, and ready to conquer the world of resorting! Thirty-eight years and 3 kids later and you will still find their smiling faces helping out a Brookside!

Joanna and Josh Wallenberg have been back at Brookside since 2010. Joanna grew up at Brookside and her husband, Josh grew up vacationing on Leech Lake with his family every summer. Their 3 kids, Marley, Clyne, and Lucy, represent part of the third generation of Kellers at Brookside! When Josh and Joanna arent calling Bingo, scooping ice cream, or teaching ski lessons they can be found in their other careers: Physical Therapy for Josh and Clinical Social Work for Joanna.

Jamie and his wife, Jenni, returned to Brookside in 2011. Jamie grew up at Brookside and learned everything there is to know about being Dave. He is the one-man maintenance crew and mastermind behind projects big and small. Jenni is a part-time Brookside Zumba instructor and full-time Optometrist in Park Rapids. Their 3 kids, Ellie, Izzi, and Albert, can be found every day in Kindernook or at the swimming pool (rough life!)

In every sense of the phrase, Brookside is a family owned and operated business! And our family has found a niche helping your family have a one-of-a-kind Minnesota lake vacation. We would love to have you come and experience it for yourself!


Minnesota Family Vacations

We think we are one of the best resorts in Minnesota - offering your family an unforgettable Minneosta vacation. Our lodge is filled with video games, activities, snack bar complete with soda fountain, and even includes a playloft for the kids.

We have an indoor/outdoor swimming pool to relax by as well as many fun activities and great facilities for our guests including a 9 hole golf course, tennis courts and a miniature golf course.

We also provide supervised kids activities in our safe Kindernook recreation area.

Hey Kids! You can help your parents pick the most fun and most kid-friendly family resort by learning more about us at CaptainBingo.com. You can also find a cool coloring contest that will earn you a free ice cream cone!


Our Award Winning Minnesota Accommodations

We are also proud to announce that we were voted “Resorters of the Year” by the Congress of Minnesota Resorts in 2003 and were mentioned in the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 2005 and most recently in the Star Tribune's Reader's Guide to Minnesota Resorts in 2012. You can read more on our awards page.

  • "We were looking a long time for somewhere to go as a family and enjoy time together year after year. We found it!" ~Paul, Roni and Lindsey