Greetings! We’re Don and Halley Acton along with our 18-month-old son, Izzadore (Izzy), the proud new owners of Agate Lake Resort. We had been searching for the perfect resort property for our family and when we found Agate Lake Resort and met the Garry family, we knew we had found our new home. When Halley was a young girl, she often visited a family operated resort with her family, and it was then that she began to dream of one day having her own resort. Together, we have continued to travel to northern Minnesota every summer to relax and build our dream of one day running a mom and pop family resort. We are now fulfilling that lifelong dream!


Halley earned her degree in Hospitality Management and has over 15 years of sales and operations experience in the hospitality industry along with an extensive background in wedding and event planning. Don is a certified welder accomplished in machine handling and operation and tool repair and maintenance. He also has experience as a firefighter and in emergency care services. Together, we make a great, well-rounded team.

We are grateful to Bill and Theresa during this transition, and we are appreciative of you, our guests, for entrusting us to continue the traditions that have been built here. We appreciate the history of this resort and look forward to continuing the legacy that the Garry family has built. We know that many of you have numerous memories at the resort and we want you to continue to make memories here. In a world where change is constant, we want the resort to continue to offer a refuge to rest, reconnect, restore, and recharge.

We will continue to provide the experience you have come to love, ensuring that you enjoy coming back year after year just as you always have. The resort is a remarkable example of God’s creation and is truly a blessing to be shared. We look forward to serving you during your next vacation, and it is our sincere hope that you will continue to frequent Agate Lake Resort to spend quality time with family and friends and make memories that will last a lifetime.

We look forward to meeting you and your family!
-Don, Halley, & Izzy