Point Pleasant Resort
400 Sheppard Circle
Madison Lake, MN 56063
Phone:  (507) 469-0024

Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980)

Noted author and native of Mankato who wrote the "Betsy-Tacy" books would vacation at Prospect Park on the shore of Madison Lake.  Madison Lake was know as "Murmuring Lake" in her books.  The family would often dine at the Point Pleasant Dining Hall.  "The Country Home by Murmuring Lake", a family history supplied by the courtesy of Vi Hoehn, tells more about this writer and her Madison Lake connection.

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

Another author of renown who patronized the Point was Sinclair Lewis.  Novels that Lewis wrote assure him a lasting place in American literature.  Nothing he wrote before or after 1920 matches his work of "Main Street".  He wrote "Bobbit" in 1932, "Arrowsmith" in 1925, "Elmer Gantry" in 1927, and "Dodsworth" in 1929.

Lewis had rented a home in Mankato.  It was there that he started writing "Main Street".  During his stay in Mankato he spent several weekends at Point Pleasant.  He had a relative in the Elysian area.  They would meet at Point Pleasant for dinner and relaxation.