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Nestled in the prairies, The Gathering Place at Whitetail Ridge invites you to take a stroll near the lake or sit back and relax in our spacious surroundings.  Take a deep breath, inhale the fresh country air and watch an abundance of birds and wildlife that abound in the meadows. Step out on clear evening and see the stars as you have never seen them before.

Located near the small village of Darwin, Minnesota it boasts having the Largest Twine Ball in the World. Beautiful Lake Washington and Lake Stella connect as the jewels of Meeker County, providing a variety of recreational activities and fishing.

The quaint neighboring towns of Hutchinson, Dassel and Litchfield offer many casual and fine dining establishments as well as specialty shops filled with antiques, pottery, unique gifts, quilting, scrap booking and more.

Driving directions to The Gathering Place at Whitetail Ridge 
66688, 217th St. , Darwin MN 55324

Going West out of Minneapolis :

  • Take 394 W and you will merge onto US-12 via exit on the left. (Approximately 50 miles.)
  • Take left onto CR-14 in Darwin . Continue following CR-14 for about 2.8 miles.
  • Turn right on CSAH 33 . (Go about 1 mile.)
  • Take a left on 217th St.
  • First house on right.  (Red House)  66688 217th St.
Location Map 1

Traveling from Hutchinson :

  • Take Hwy 15 North to roundabout and take third exit onto CR-12.
  • This turns into CR 14. ( Go about 12 miles.)
  • Turn left on CSAH 33. ( Go about 1 mile.)
  • Turn left on 217th St.
  • First house on right. (Red House) 66688 217th St.
Location Map 2
The Gathering Place at Whitetail Ridge Darwin, Minnesota 55324 P:(320) 275-9749