About Us

How It All Started


Hi and thanks for visiting Lake Affects! My name is Teresa Varney and as a self-described "lake stuff" junkie, I was constantly looking for fun and stylish ways to show my "lake spirit." After years of scouring stores, online and off, it was difficult to find dedicated lake and cabin themed stores. Once I made the decision to leave the corporate world behind, I realized my passion was sharing the joy of lake life with my family and friends, including new "friends" that visit our small lake town in Minnesota. While the hunt for cool lake decor, gifts and apparel is exciting for me, I wanted to bring together and make available some favorites and figured there were plenty of other lake and cabin goers looking for these very things in one convenient location.  Thus, Lake Affects was born.

What We're About


You'll see on this site, and if you make it to our store in Battle Lake, Minnesota, we carry a variety of items to celebrate lake life, whether you live it daily, seasonally, or just visit for a while. You will certainly find plenty of lake and cabin themed decor, gifts and apparel, as well as products that make time at the lake even more fun and enjoyable and help create lasting memories.  Be sure to subscribe to hear about new items we've added and to get exclusive offers.

We're Happy You're Here


So sit back, relax, browse and shop to create your own lake life collection, whether it's for you, personally, or that lake lover in your life. With our passionately curated selection of "lake stuff", we're sure you'll find just the right items to celebrate the lake affects! Remember, at Lake Affects, 

"We're On Lake Time - All The Time"