Western Challenge DN Regatta launch site and lodging

Western Challenge DN Regatta confirmed for Battle Lake, MN, just north of Ashby out I 94. Ice depth at 2PM Monday up to 5”, hard black ice. One DN was ripping it up today on the West Bay near town. Scrub racing Friday Nov 30, Regular fun races Sat-Sun.
Launch site is the Lions Park, just 1 mile north of Battle Lake.
Lodging options:
1. Bonnie Beach Resort 4 miles away. Large 3BR 2 Ba newer cabins on Clitherall Lake $150/night. 4 separate beds. Bring your own bath towel,soap. 5 left! 218-864-5534. Pat is owner.
2. Battle Lake Inn. $79/nite 2 queen beds. Full on Fri nite, open Thurs or Sat. 218-862-2500
3. Xanadu Island B&B. Perfect for large group. 6 BR 5Ba, sleeps 10 adults in separate beds.$300/ nite. 218-864-8096. Also on Airbnb.
4. Ashby Motel. 218-747-2959. Simple Motel, unable to get rates, but should be cheap.
5. Fergus Falls just 20 miles west has many motel options.
6. Thumper Pond Resort 14 miles north on Ottertail Lake.
Has a big pool, hot tub. Website shows 2 Queen beds with sleeper sofa at $189. Unable to confirm how many left. 218-367-2000

Update Wed PM

Atkins and Gordon from Massachusetts already on the ice! Just light snow of maybe 1/4” today. Looks mostly blown off. Shaping up to be Epic! It’s not too late to make your plans. Temps around 30.
No excuses!

Mike Miller