Who We Are

Our resort is unique among others because of our:

  • Spacious grounds and lakeshore – over 100 acres on over ½-mile of lakeshore
  • Wide selection of accommodations - from traditional knotty pine cabins, to new vacation homes and family log lodges, individually owned and maintained
  • Great activities and amenities
  • On a major lake chain with 6,000 acres of water and 10 miles of boating with excellent and versatile fishing
  • Featured in National Geographic Magazineand Time at the Lake: A Minnesota Album

Our Name

  • Kee-Nee-Moo-Sha Resort was named in the 1920’s, inspired by the Ojibwe word niinimoshenh meaning sweetheart. The original Benjamin family called the resort their sweetheart of the Maples.
  • Nenemoosha is also found in Longfellow’s Song of Hiawatha poem, and refers to a “dreamy maiden, the fairest of all the sisters.”

Our Story

  • A farmer decides to sell his rocky lakeside land to an Iowa family, who begin to build lake cabins for rent.

    A young couple, Walter & Mabel Benjamin of Pipestone Minnesota, accidentally drive into the area while seeking directions. They love the location and pitch their tent.

  • The Benjamins purchase the property, establish their tradition of annual family vacations, build more and winterized cabins, add electricity, plant the “Red Pine Forest” seedlings, and hire the first resort managers.

  • The Benjamin descendants continue to build and improve the property, forming a co-op.
    More families join the co-operative and build new vacation homes.

  • Many resort families continue to enjoy vacations and build multi-generational memories at Kee-Nee-Moo-Sha Resort!

From our guests