About Roy N
We are Roy and Linda and we're central MN natives. Our love of the lakes area brought us to beautiful Crow Wing Lake. Roy owns multiple businesses in the area and Linda stays busy raising their 2 children.
Why Roy N chose Fort Ripley
"When I first stepped foot on the property and saw the level elevation and the sandy shoreline I knew this is where I wanted to be" - Roy "The sunsets are breathtaking and I love having campfires at night along the shore" - Linda
What makes this House unique
There's very little light pollution at this location so on a clear night when you look up the stars are amazing. If you get lucky enough to be here when the Northern Lights are shining you won't believe your eyes. It's breathtaking.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Perfect Family GetAway Spot!
This property is perfect for a family vacation. The Main House with three bedrooms and three baths, larger kitchen, living room, den and two outdoor decks, provided a comfortable gathering spot for our family of 8 adults and two toddlers. The Guest House was an elegant place for our daughter, husband and two toddlers to spread out and enjoy a space of their own for early breakfast and nap times. Both houses are thoughtfully and completely well-appointed with kitchen and linen needs. The lake is readily accessible with a lovely shaded beach area that is perfect for toddler splash time. The owner is a dream to work with, flexible and accommodating, and all of our food and beverage needs were easily stocked at nearby Walmart and Costco, situated right next to each other just a short 12 min drive away. Perfect!
We returned for a second year this past week. While the weather was a little hit and miss we had a great time. Roy was so great to work with and the cabins were perfect for our whole family of 5 adults and two grandchildren. You won't be disappointed renting this property!
Great beach and fishing off the dock!
We rented this cabin for 10-days to spend time with gramma, papa and my brother with his family... this was a great find! There was plenty of room for the 9 of us. Both cabins were beautifully decorated and very clean. The kitchen was very well stocked (I've been to a few VRBO's where this wasn't the case), the beds were comfortable, there is plenty of room for everyone to have space. I thought we would go into town and get out more, but we enjoyed the property so much we hardly left. The beach area is great for kiddos with nice sand and there is plenty of shaded area to sit with a good book. Our 6-year old son fished all day, every day off the dock and caught quite a few fish. The patio and deck have comfortable table/chairs for dining... luckily we had great weather and ate all of our meals outside (fyi, there is no dining room table for a large group, the main cabin has 4 counter bar stools and a high top table with 4 stools). The only thing we felt lacking were towels so I would suggest bringing your own beach towels at minimum. Plenty of TVs (although we never watched them!) and WiFi worked well. All in all, we had a wonderful time... Roy was great to work with, responsive and helpful.
Thanks for the great review! We enjoyed hosting you and I hope you'll consider us again the future. You definitely did have a nice stretch of good weather. One of my favorite things to do on the property is sit on the patio and look out over the lake while enjoying an adult beverage :)
The property was beautiful! Had everything we needed for our yearly family reunion. Having two cabins worked out great. The guest house is perfect for those who can't navigate stairs well. Owner was easy to work with and attentive.
Our family had a great time swimming, floating, and boating. Beautiful sunsets! We would definitely recommend this property!
Thanks for the great review! It was really nice meeting you and your family. We're still talking about how much of a "small world" encounter we had :)
Glad you had fun and you're welcome to return anytime.
Best Vacation Ever!
This was the perfect vacation spot for our family of 8 adults and two toddlers. Thoughtfully appointed, both houses were comfortably outfitted with linens, full kitchens, BBQ needs and water sport vehicles (kayak, paddle board and a pontoon boat which requires an additional charge.) The Main House was a perfect home base for meals, board games, sunning on the deck and throwing in a load of laundry. The mattresses are all high quality and covered with zippered mattress pads. The grounds were immaculately maintained and both houses well sound proofed. Roy was terrific to work with, responsive and well-versed on area amenities. We have reserved another week for next summer and are looking forward to it! We give this rental a 5star rating.
Ideal Family Rental
The property was even better than we had anticipated. Both units are beautifully furnished, impeccably clean and well stocked. The two cabins were terrific - giving room for us all to be together and space for us to also have privacy when we wanted.
Roy was exceptionally responsive to any questions and easy to communicate with.
The setting is perfect for family activities with a great yard and sandy beach for the kids. The additional "extras" of the paddle board and kayak provided great fun.
This place is a "keeper" for sure and we look forward to returning.
Thank you for the kind words. You are welcome to return any time...