Paul and George Anderson bought a small acreage in 1946. Twelve cabins were built on the land in 1947 and opened as Darling Dude Ranch. A year later, the Anderson's bought another 100 acres.
Looking to add other amenities to their Ranch, the first nine holes of the golf course were completed in 1950 and the second nine were completed in 1963. Trail rides or fairway drives both became available at Darling Dude Ranch!
By 1967, Darling Dude Ranch covered 450 acres. New stables and a marina were added to the Ranch. Planning and construction began on a new 170 room motel, restaurant, indoor swimming pool and convention facility. Whoa doggies!
The new and improved Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center was opened in 1971. The Anderson's sold their property in 1972. The new owners were investors from Miami and managed by Radisson Hotel Corporation.
In 1980, Carlson Properties of Minneapolis purchased Arrowwood. The Tennis Center and 30 new suites were added in 1993.
Then in 1997, Regency Plymouth Ventures purchased Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. Regency Inns Management out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was contracted to manage the property under a franchise agreement with Radisson. Lots of new renovation was initiated for the next several years.
The bent-grass putting course was completed in 2000. In 2003, The Big Splash Indoor Waterpark was opened!
Darling Reflections Spa and the renovation of suites was completed in 2005, and in 2006 the 16 Luxury Vacation Townhomes were completed!
2007 brought the opening of the newly remodeled 18 Hole Atikwa Championship Golf Course.
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Whatever the reason, whatever the season, discover the place your heart will call home. Alexandria, in central Minnesota is a place that is “easy to get to, hard to leave”. This beautiful area features a landscape full of lakes and bustling with business.
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center is ideally located in Alexandria, Minnesota, the heart of the Lakes Region. Getting to our beautiful area and Alexandria hotel is easy and offers guests the opportunity to see our scenic landscape.
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