You’ve gotta love a company whose motto is: “We say YES!” It’s even better when they are located in and serve the people of the Whitefish Chain community. Outlet Recreation opened its doors in 2020, and then last year expanded by purchasing Al’s Marine. They have all of the toys you would ever need: pontoons, ice houses, campers, trailers, motorhomes, mopeds, scooters, and more. You can even find vehicles on their website for sale. They aren’t kidding with the tagline: “Your next adventure is a search away.”
The current construction of the new roundabout at the intersection of county road 3 and 11 is making it a little difficult to get to Outlet Recreation, but not impossible! If you haven’t had a chance to stop by, you should make the time to check them out and maybe tour a camper or get an up-close look at that new pontoon you’ve been wanting to buy.
I was able to talk with Nick Buckentin, general manager of Outlet Recreation to get a status check. He reports that business has been great, especially because they have products for all seasons and recreational communities here are thriving. I asked him why Crosslake for a location? His answer was that Crosslake is the best place to live in Minnesota! His family likes being a part of the community and the lakes.
When asked what lies ahead, Mr. Buckentin mentioned that the plan is to grow their already solid customer base and provide the great service they deserve. He added that purchasing Al’s marine expanded their options to serve the boating community here in a big way. I can attest from personal experience that Outlet Recreation delivers outstanding customer service. Last year I popped in looking to purchase a new Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser but that model happened to be carried in their sister store. They helped me nonetheless, even though I wouldn’t be buying my trailer from them. That’s great customer service in my book! We wish Outlet Recreation all of the success as it continues to grow and serve the area.
Outlet Recreation – Crosslake