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Healing Gardens

SweetWater has many mature trees to provide shade throughout the warm days of summer and beautiful color during the fall.

Relax by strolling through or sitting and reading in SweetWater’s Healing Gardens. Not only can you enjoy the gardens but you can enjoy watching nature’s creatures enjoying the gardens also.

The SweetWater gardens are not only a respite for guests while they stay, but provide a day of fun for guests that like to play in the dirt during our spring “Green-thumbers Paradise” weekend. You will see their handiwork as you look through these pictures.

This 20 x 50 hosta garden envites you to sit and relax, drinking in the beauty of numerous hostas, caladiums, lamium, and impatiens

Sit on the public deck and enjoy the lakeside garden and a view of the lake
Gardens Dedicated to Friends and Loved Ones

Lakeview Rock Garden
This garden is dedicated to Don and Eleanore Wilkins, close friends of the family. The rock garden garden boasts of color from hostas, goats beard, new guinea impatiens, salvia, coral bells, astilbe and sedum.

The “Heart Garden” is dedicated to John Mohrlant. John was the Mr. Fixit of SweetWater for 2 years and had a heart as big as this garden. John reached out to the mentally challenged children he came in contact with and became a “Grandpa” to each so they could have that loving relationship and someone to share special days in their lives.

Gardens that surround the Heart Garden

Tre’s Garden

Gardens to greet our guests

Photo Gallery

Information to make your vacation more enjoyable.

Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce


Lincoln Area Business Association

Minnesota Explore

Little Falls Chamber of Commerce

Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau

Minnesota Department of Natural Resource (DNR)

Fish Trap Lake Survey

Fish Trap Lake Maps

Lake Finder MN DNR