Skip to content


at Ballard's Resort

When you go to Ballard’s Resort, the details are covered from start to finish. We make you successful by putting your business back in touch with your people.

• Lodging…Taken care of.
• Fishing…Taken care of.
• Meals…Taken care of.
• Team Building…Taken care of.
• Fun…Taken care of.

You want your business to be better- better at serving clients, better with product knowledge, better with sales ability, better at bringing new and innovative ideas to the table that help you and your clients, and most importantly, better at team building.

Let us help you establish a stronger partnership between you, your team, and your best customers. After all… At the end of any business day, it is the team that has built the best relationships, that “Wins”!

Your team and your customers will have time to make a memorable connection.  And it’s not in an office, but on the water. You’ll see it happen socially, face to face, sharing stories, catching fish, and having fun!

Many businesses have used their jobbers, major manufactures, or suppliers to help offset the costs – or pay for these types of trips in their entirety. As you well know, in today’s working world, growing the business and building relationships is priceless. One phone call to Ballard’s Resort will put the wheels in motion, and we’ll handle all the details. We do the work, you and your organization benefit from the experience.

Ballard's resort has been a fantastic place to bring Customers, for a Trip that our Customers never forget for the past twelve years. Our 130 plus Customers get a chance to enjoy a Fishing Trip of a life time with fantastic Guides and state of the art equipment. We have been able to get two trips per year of 60 plus and working a third. The amenities are fantastic from the Food, Cabins, Lodging, and most of all the people at Ballard's are First Class. With this event we have been able to continue to grow our Customer base and increase sales. "

Mark Hoffman

East Penn Manufacturing DEKA Batteries

"Ballard's Resort makes it easy. Period. When you want to set up a fishing trip for your employees or clients, I would highly recommend their resort. Ballard's team is top notch from the people in the office who take reservations and assist with the planning, to the servers and bartenders in the restaurant, and finally the guides - all top notch. They anticipate everything that could come up and leave our clients with a memorable fishing trip."

Jeff Greteman

Windstar Lines

"There is a reason that our customers keep signing up for a repeat visit to our annual customer fishing outing. Ballard's knows how to treat corporate customers - the fishing and the hospitality are great."

Dave Kimbell

The Arnold Group of Companies

"There is no place like Lake of the Woods and Ballard's Resort is the reason for us. We return to Ballard's Resort as often as we can with our staff, clients, and their families and have been for over 20 years. World class fishing and resort, but it’s the staff that keeps us coming back. They always go out of their way to ensure that we have a great time! Thank you!"

Brian Grund

Freeberg and Grund Consulting Engineers

"We choose Ballard's Resort to bring our customers to fish and relax and to develop closer relationships with them. The staff at Ballard's understands our needs and will do anything they can to make our customers feel special. Their shore lunches are legendary. We love the fact that you can get a Canadian experience, from a U.S. Camp that you can drive to. We take large groups and it works well that they have the quality boats and guides that insure all of our customers a great experience. You can trust that they will make the experience a one of a kind!"

Dave Schwartz


"A core principle of our company is best in class customer service. We live it, teach it and display it on every call we make. When I have the chance to get away from work, it’s very rewarding to come to a place that delivers the same level of customer service we preach. Ballard's Resort excels at everything they do. The fishing is really good, too!"

Roger Brown

Humes Distributing, Inc.

"Our company has been going to Ballard’s resort for over 20 years. The staff at Ballard’s are so accommodating for our group. They line up everything, from the planning process to the meal list. They take great care of us from the moment we arrive until we leave. They also do their best to make sure we are on the fish. If you are planning a trip let the people at Ballard’s help you out, you will not be sorry. "

Chad Hall

Algona Marine & Sport, Inc.

"I believe that if you get culture right, the rest will follow - retention, innovation, profit and team success. So we invest a lot of time and money into getting our culture right, including a number of team building events throughout the year. Without a doubt, our annual five hour bus ride up to Ballard's Resort is the company favorite. Gary, Jessie and the crew always take great care of us and the stories will forever be part of our company's culture and heritage. "

Brent Teiken


"Class, Class, Class. Ballard's Resort is our favorite destination for entertaining our clients. World class fishing mixed with fantastic accomodations, great food and the best guides that Lake of the Woods has to offer. We wouldn't dream of going anywhere else as everything Ballard's offers is first class! "

Jake Poepl

Vermillion State Bank