Now known as Castles Resort!

Hunter Winfield’s is rebranding! Now known as Castles Resort, we bring you new owners with the same amazing management and great cabins as before.

Hunter Winfield’s, a small Minnesota Resort, is located on Isle Bay on Mille Lacs Lake’s beautiful southeast corner. We boast breathtaking views of Father Hennepin State Park and Isle Bay.

We are a short trip from the twin cities – a quaint mom-n-pop small resort just a short walk from town and to the beautiful Father Hennepin State Park where you’ll enjoy trails for snowshowing or cross country skiing.

We know you’ll enjoy our rustic log cabins with up-north charm that will make you feel right at home! In 2021, we added the Reunion House for large group rentals.

Our great community of Isle is complete with a bowling alley, grocery store, and some great little gift shops. We’ll point you to all the right places! We can’t wait to share our town with you!

Enjoy ATV Trails, State Parks and world class fishing for trophy walleye, smallmouth, and muskie!

Enjoy all we have to offer…a great town, beautiful scenery, a great lake with some awesome fishing – see you soon!

Our resort features:

Mille Lacs Lake Log Cabin Rental

Black Bear Bungalow

Some more information about our resort:

During the Ice Fishing Season, Mille Lacs boasts approximately 5,000 ice fishing shacks each year. If you are planning some ice fishing, check out our Ice Fishing Wheelhouse Rentals which are like no other … DirecTV, stove, oven and bathroom!

Did you know this? Mille Lacs Lake was rated the #1 Lake in Minnesota — book a trip and see why –  check out the article.

In the summer months, you will enjoy breathtaking sunsets over Father Hennepin while casting a line off our 200′ white oak pier. Catch walleye, northern, bass, or pan fish including perch and sunfish. This year we have had some of the biggest fish ever off the dock – a few over 28″ even as well as some nice keepers.

Mille Lacs Lake Launch Fishing

Our Launch – Great for Big Groups!

About Us

Hunter Winfield’s is a “mom-n’-pop” resort owned by Mike & Margie Christensen. Mike has been a guide on the lake for over 18 years. Read more About Mike.

About Mille Lacs

Mille Lacs is Minnesota’s second largest lake best known for walleye, smallmouth bass, and muskie fishing. Mille Lacs is 132,500 acres and stretches 18 miles in one direction and over 20 miles the other direction. Our southern half of the lake is known for its gravel and rock bars. Even if you aren’t here to fish, visitors enjoy casual cruises around the lake where you’ll find Hennepin Island and Spirit Island which together make up a national wildlife refuge.  Mille Lacs is home to walleye, northern muskie, jumbo perch, bass (large and small mouth), crappie, eelpout, and tullibee. In the winter, more than 5,000 ice fishing houses decorate the landscape. Read more about Mille Lacs Lake.

Give the Gift of Fishing!

We offer custom gift certificates – buy someone an ice fishing trip, guide trip, cabin or launch trip! Just give us a call to discuss your needs. We can customize and email the certificate or send it along with a brochure.

During Ice Fishing Season – try your hand at Spearfishing! Check out our Spearfishing and Darkhouse Rentals and for our wheelhouses with DirecTV see Ice house rentals with DirecTV.

If you have your own house and are looking for a seasonal package visit our  Private Fish House Storage page for information on seasonal packages and winter extras.

Isle’s Weather

Snow Shower
7:45am5:05pm CST
Feels like: 3°F
Wind: 2mph N
Humidity: 69%
Pressure: 30.18"Hg
UV index: 0