Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort Policies

These policies are in place to ensure that all of our guests enjoy their stay with us.  It is your responsibility to know them and abide by them.  Thank You.

Resort, Property & Cabin Policy

We DO NOT allow or accept bachelor/bachelorette parties.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  You will be asked to leave and no refund will be given.

Quiet Hours are from 10 p.m. – 8 a.m. Disruptive guests will be asked to leave without receiving a refund.

NO SMOKING is allowed in any of our cabins.  You will be assessed a minimum cleaning charge of $100 if for any reason your cabin should require “excessive” cleaning.

Lifejackets are required on the paddleboats and Kayak.  The state of Minnesota requires that anyone under the age of 10 HAS to be physically wearing one.

Please park in designated areas only.  Due to safety concerns WE DO NOT allow parking along the road that runs to the beach.

All guests MUST register in the office upon their arrival.  Daily guest charge is $10.

Our Boat Launching hours are the same as our office hours except during inclement weather.  Our beach is private property, as is, our neighbors.  Please respect their privacy and DO NOT TRESPASS on their property (lawns, docks, etc).

ATV’s and UTV’s cannot be ridden on resort property other than directly to/from a marked ATV trail. They should be stored on their trailer.  Area trail maps are available at the office.

Campfires are only allowed in our designated fire pits.  For the safety of all of our guests we do not allow ANY fires on the beach.

Our Beach is for registered Resort Guests and our Tenants.  Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by an Adult.  No life guard is on duty.  Swim at your own risk.

Cabin Reservations

All reservations require a 50% deposit or full payment. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out is at 10:00 a.m. In order to offer the best possible service to our guests any deviation from the check-in or check-out times must be approved in advance and will be charged at 1/2 the daily rate.

All our cabins are smoke free inside, however, we have multiple areas outside that you may smoke at. Pets are allowed at a $10 per day pet charge.

Day guests are $10 per a day. Additional overnight guest over the occupancy rate are $15 per person, per night. Prices do not include sales tax, lodging tax, or service fees.

Note: All cabins are subject to a minimum stay requirement. Reservations are only made by 3 day, 4 day, and weekly visits. Check in and/or out must be on a Saturday. The minimum stay does not apply to the motel rooms.

Deposit Policy

A minimum of 50% is required for a deposit for all reservations. Deposits can be made in advance by cash, check or credit card. (We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.) Reservations guaranteed with a credit card will be charged the full amount of their stay.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a refund, Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort must be notified in writing in advance. Such notification must be received 30 days prior to arrival and is subject to a $50.00 cancellation charge.  No refund will be available with less than a 30 day notice.


Everyone must check-in at our office. This includes any guests you may have visiting. By law and for safety reasons, we must know who is scheduled to be at the resort.

Pet Policy 

Pets are allowed at the resort but are subject to certain fees and restrictions. Pets must not be over 30 pounds in weight (unless received prior approval from management), kept on leash at all times, picked up after, and not left unattended in cabins. Also, pets are not allowed on the beach or in the water, but there is a designated pet walking area in the back.

Please pick up after your pets.  Disruptive pets will be asked to leave without receiving any refund.  Pet Swim hour runs from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. every day of the week.  Pets must be leashed at all times while on resort grounds with the exception of our Pet Swim hours.

Fish House Reservation Policy 

A reservation confirmation will be issued when a deposit or full payment is received. Everyone must check-in at our office. This includes any guests you may have visiting. For safety reasons, we must know who is on the ice. Also, if you are expecting visitors while you are here please make sure they have detailed directions to your location. It gets dark very early and if someone arrives later in the day or evening they may have trouble finding you.

There are potential fines and punishments with the DNR if we find anything other than a bait and hook down the ice hole (ex. human waste, trash, debris, etc). In addition to MN DNR involvement, resort penalties up to $100 may be applied if excessive cleaning is required due to any person’s disrespectful use of the fish house.