Nothing But Rest and Relaxation - the Perfect Vacation Spot!
Submitted: August 9, 2011
Stayed: July 2011
My family and I visit northern Minnesota every summer, and we know the area around Grand Rapids well. Frankly, this cabin and Deer Lake provided one of our best lake vacation experiences ever. Unassuming from the outside, the cabin's interior is light-filled and comfortable, with tasteful, modern furnishings, fresh paint and gorgeous floors. The kitchen is tight, but very functional, and our group of 6 managed quite well. The sleeping accomodations are flexible for two or even more family groups. But it is the view of the lake that sets this rental apart form so many others - a sweeping vista that is made the most of by 3 sets of sliding glass doors across the main living space of the house and that access a deck that is a perfect place to decompress.
Our family made the most of what the owners offer here at Deer Lake. Our family of 3 and our friends - another family of 3 - settled into the main cabin, and my elderly mother-in-law rented the cottage next door. This arrangement allowed her to retreat to her quiet but equally well-equipped cottage when she needed a little peace and quiet, yet still giving her quick access to all the activity at the main house. We found it to be the ideal situation for our group.
The lake frontage is of A+ quality with a south-facing exposure and hard packed sand far out into the lake making for a great swimming and sunbathing area. A 14' fishing boat is available at the cabin (bring your own motor) which we made use of. But, since we were travelling in from out of state, we ended up renting a pontoon and a jetski from a local rental place during one of our two weeks and had a blast with them. Plan ahead if you want to do the same as such rentals book up fast and early.
The owners quickly responded to our questions and concerns before we arrived, and continued to correspond with us during our stay. The photos and description of the cabin shown here in the website are accurate as to the style and highlights of the property, but frankly nothing can beat actually being at the lake and enjoying the accomodations there. We will definitely be returning!
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Owner's Response: It's so nice sharing our lake place with people who truly love and enjoy everything it has to offer!
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