Bug-Bee Hive Resort

What began as a summer escape for Midwesterners seeking cooler temperatures, pristine lakes, abundant fishing, and outdoor adventure has evolved into a four-season, up-scale resort which focuses on family gatherings and time away from the usual demands of life.

Located in Central Minnesota, 90 minutes west of the Twin Cities, Bug-Bee Hive Resort now offers year-round, home-style accommodations for families, reunions, business events, weddings, and group gatherings on the shores of Bee-Utiful Lake Koronis. Our 32 vacation homes (500 – 2600 sq. ft) offer full kitchens, dining & living rooms, multiple baths, and bedrooms comfortably suited to occupancy, for the best in lakeshore living.

Celebrating 100 years of “sunnin’ & funnin’”, the Hive has become a favorite vacation tradition for generations of extended families and friends. Guests enjoy a large variety of summer-time activities, sandy beach, superb fishing, indoor swimming pool, boating, and spacious grounds for relaxation and exploration.

Bug-Bee Hive is a time and a place to get away, together!

  • Year-Round Accommodations
  • 32 Vacation Homes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Lake Koronis
  • Public Parks
  • Public Boat Accesses
  • New Children’s Playground
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Icehouse Rentals
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Spacious Grounds
  • Sandy Swimming Beach
  • Water Trampolines
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Boat Slips/Boat Lifts
  • Marine Gas
  • Canoes, Kayaks, Water Toys
  • Private Boat Access
  • Lodge & Event Center
  • Gift Shoppe
  • ‘Bee Sweet’ Ice Cream Shop
  • Library
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Koronis Café
  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Children’s Crafting
  • ‘Rainbow’ Playground System
  • Water Trampolines
  • Island Adventure
  • Pontoon Lake Cruises
  • Outdoor Movie Night
  • Fishing
  • S’mores
  • Campfire Pits
  • Live Entertainment
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Canoes, Kayaks, Water Toys
  • Dairy Farm Tour
  • Brewery Tour
  • Bean Bag Tournament
  • Root Beer Float Party
  • Bingo
  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating

100 years ago, William (Bill) Bugbee, slogged through the snow along footpaths and ox-cart trails, under cold and harsh winter conditions, to a densely wooded area nearly three miles south of the village of Paynesville.

By all accounts, he was a rugged individual who loved the outdoors. He was big into hunting, fishing, and anything that brought him closer to the elements of nature and the challenges of survival. A torn hunting jacket, worn-out boots, a wool cap, and a bottle of cheap whiskey kept the body warm.

My grandfather purchased over 100 acres of land which soon became identified as the Bug-Bee Hive Resort…on Bee-Utiful Lake Koronis. Through the years, this formative fishing compound has evolved into a first-rate vacation destination for generations of families and friends.