Our Story

Our Story

Cass Lake Lodge is a family owned and operated resort.  When you stay at Cass Lake Lodge, we will personally do whatever we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.  We appreciate our customers.  We realize that our guests make it possible to stay in business and to live on this resort that we love.

We are Jim and Kerri Ball.  We purchased Cass Lake Lodge in 2003.  We came from Northeast Montana where we had worked in the insurance industry for 15 years.  Prior to that our work history was in farming.  We both grew up on farms in Montana and lived a short distance from Fort Peck Dam.  We grew to love the lake and dreamed of living on a lake and owning a resort.  Our search ended in northern Minnesota when we found Cass Lake Lodge.  We feel fortunate to live and work here.  It is our pleasure to share "our lake" and offer great vacations to our guests.

Our son Jason joined us at Cass Lake Lodge in 2004.  He left a civil engineering job in Vancouver, Washington to come to Minnesota.  He met his wife, Jody, at the Resort.  They have two sons, Parker and Konnor.  You can find Jason in many places on the Resort but often he is in the Lodge with Jody, checking people in and offering assistance to whomever needs it. 

Our son James (JD) joined the family operation in 2005.  He and his wife, Zandy, left their college days after deciding their dream was to be self employed.  They have two kids also, Jaeden and Makenzie.  In 2012, JD and Zandy moved their family to Washington state and bought their own resort near Mt. Rainier.  We miss them terribly but they are very happy in their new home.

We feel very blessed to have Jason, Jody, Parker and Konnor on the Resort with us.  We take pride in offering family fishing vacations.   Please join us on our little "peace" of paradise.  We are sure you will love it here too. 

If you're lucky enough to be at the lake, you're lucky enough!