Had a great time! The cabin is just as described -- immaculately kept, well-equipped, and charmingly furnished. The all-season porch was especially nice offering great breakfast and evening views. Great location on the lake and plenty of fun activities to stay busy, rain or shine. The owners were super-nice, and went out of their way to make sure we were happy and satisfied.
The lake itself was gorgeous. The water was crystal clear and refreshingly cool; the beach and swimming area are situated on a little cove that was perfect for our little guys. Spent most of our days swimming and tooling around on the paddleboat. Good fishing from the dock and swim platform...hooked into some decent smallies and northerns, though we never quite figured out the walleye.
Lots to do in the local area, though most amenities and destinations are at least a half hour away -- fine with us, the dives through rolling fields and forests dotted with lakes and streams were beautiful. Itasca Park and the Mississippi Headwaters are well worth a trip, as are the shops and restaurants in Park Rapids. Our favorite finds were Evergreen Fun Park on RT 71 and a fun restaurant called Zhateau Zorbaz.
Some planning factors for out-of-towners…nearest groceries are about a 30 minute drive, so plan accordingly. Skeeters can get a little obnoxious in the evening, but if you’re considering a MN lake vacation that ought to be factored into your plan already. Cell phone coverage for us was very spotty, but there is a land line available and internet to stay connected if needed.
This was a great spot to get away from it all for a week and spend time with the family. Highly recommended.