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Jim Brown

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Luxury Lake Home; 5 BR/3 BA; Giants Ridge; Golf/Ski; Wifi

88 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minnesota House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, Sleeps 12, Family friendly

5 BR/3BA Lake Home (built in 2008) on beautiful Wynne Lake with spectacular views of Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort. This is a 2,750 sq. ft. custom cedar home is designed for family fun. Just a 5 minute drive to the slopes or the top-rated Legend’s and Quarry golf courses. The main-floor master bedroom has a King sized bed and wonderful master bathroom with a Jetted Tub and separate shower. 3 large bedrooms on the lower level with Queen Beds and down comforters (one of the bedrooms has an egress through a basement window and up a ladder. Advise that only those able to use this egress stay in this room). The fifth bedroom is huge and is set up for KIDS, with plenty of room to play!

Enjoy the fully-equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, hickory cabinets, pantry and breakfast bar. Relax in the Great Room by the fire taking in the lake views, the beautiful sunsets or enjoying the 52' HDTV & home theater. Unwind in the family room watching movies or sitting by the fire. Enjoy the large cedar deck and screen porch the large dock for all your water toys. The attached, heated, 2-car garage is great in the winter and the Wireless broadband throughout the property will keep you connected.

There is a wonderful 3-season cedar screen porch and an expansive cedar deck overlooking the shoreline. The main level also has a half bath, laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer, and a mud room off the garage.

Voyageurs Retreat: This beautiful home sits in an amazing new development which you will just love. All the homes are built to conform to strict architectural guidelines to complement the natural surroundings and to add to the overall beauty of this area. All roads are paved. The home has city utilities (water and sewer), natural gas, high speed internet, digital cable tv, phone. The entire development is beautifully landscaped with dramatic lighting, hiking trails, common swimming beaches with day-use canoes and picnic areas.

Our home sits on a beautiful and peaceful 2.1 acre lot with 335 feet of shoreline and lots of white pines, maples and birch. There is also a wonderful outdoor gathering area surrounding a large fire-ring for great times relaxing around a warm, crackling fire.

Why crowd yourselves into a condo or hotel room, when you can stay in a 5 bedroom private home for the same price (or even less)? This home was built to be a place where you could enjoy spending quality time together, with lots of recreational opportunities.

Our family stayed in the home many times and created our own memories. When the original owners were looking for a new family to own the home - we leapt at the chance.

We know you and your family will enjoy it too!

Keywords: House, Lake Home, Vacation Home, Vacation Property, Giant's Ridge

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jim Brown (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Jim Brown

Mel and I have been sharing our lives for over 15 years. We have a great blended family of 4 children, a son and daughter in-law and 4 incredible grandchildren (so far).

We have a very active lives with many passions - one of which is time well spent with our family up at the lake.

Jim Brown purchased this house in 2012

Why Jim Brown chose Minnesota

Mel and I took our family to this home many times and always felt so at home. When the family that originally built it decided to sell - they asked if we'd be interested in purchasing and we leapt at the opportunity.

Giants Ridge is unique because it is one of only two areas in the entire country where you can ski, golf and be on a lake at the same location. There are tons of recreational options available, all within the local area. Giants Ridge offers two of the finest public golf courses in the country (The Quarry & The Legend) and the ski resort is one of the best in the mid-west. Road and Mountain biking, hiking, swimming, ATV riding, snowmobile riding, cross country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, fishing, Frisbee golf, sight-seeing, just to name a few.

What makes this house unique

The house was specifically designed for groups and families to enjoy time away together. You will find plenty of room to all be together or have space to have private time. We love hanging out on the dock; sitting by a roaring fire or enjoying the sunset from the deck or porch after a day playing in the outdoors. This home will exceed your expectations.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My whole family stayed here over Christmas and

we had a blast. The house was set up well to

handle all 12 of us. We particularly liked the

well-appointed kitchen, the fire pit, and lake for ice skating. The nightime view of Giants Ridge from the lake was really cool. It was nice that the Ridge was a quick drive.

We can't wait to go back for a trip in the summer
Jan 2010
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based on 88 traveler reviews

Luxury Lake Home; 5 BR/3 BA; Giants Ridge; Golf/Ski; Wifi
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 94 reviews
Duluth, MN

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a beautiful setting, great accomodations, and activities for all seasons. We (5 couples) really enjoyed the beautiful lake and the close proximity of fantastic golf! The house was perfect for us and very well equipped. It was also great to have the central air with different zones to accomodate all of our preferences. The screened 3 season room was also nice for relaxing without bugs! The fire pit area was a routine evening gathering place for our group. I look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: MariBeth, We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at our lake home. We look forward to hosting your group again in the future! Howard
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Central Illinois

The Perfect Place for Family Reunions or A Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as advertised: well-equipped, comfortable, plenty of space for multiple guests, and more. One of the best rental properties I've stayed at. The owners were easy to talk to and responsive (for the one question I had) and scrupulously honest in their dealings. I rented it as a home base for family to gather for a funeral so a situation where even small issues could have made a difficult situation worse. Having such a comfortable house set up so well and working flawlessly was a bonus. Every detail seemed to have been thought through and addressed, from a bowl of snacks greeting incoming guests to complete towel sets (with small chocolate) for each likely guest, a kitchen stocked with good-quality equipment, and more. My only regret was that it was typical Minnesota March spring weather so it was too cool to enjoy the lovely screened porch and deck. (If I'd had more time, I probably would have sat in the porch regardless.) Having the heated garage available for my vehicle was appreciated the night it snowed. (There is only parking space for 4 cars outside so larger groups should plan accordingly. This was not an issue for us.)

Guests should try The Whistling Bird restaurant in Gilbert (about 8 miles away) for a superior dining experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a long weekend here with our kids and grandkids. The home was very clean and comfortable and the views quite lovely. The toy selection for our grandkids was a big hit and the proximity to Giants Ridge was great! It was well stocked. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We will come again!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ski Trip - Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Eight adults and four kids enjoyed 3 beautiful days at Giants Ridge. The property was very, very nice and perfect for our group. There is a bedroom with 4 single beds tucked away from the rest of the house (above the garage) that the kids used as their own "fort". Between that and the basement recreation area (nice TV, game table, etc.) they could goof around and make as much noise as they wanted while the adults enjoyed the comfortable "open concept" living/dining/kitchen area. The view of the lake and the ski hill is beautiful through the giant wall of windows. It's very well appointed too. You really do just need to bring food and clothes. Beds and linens are great and the kitchen is well stocked with higher quality kitchen stuff. The warm garage was extra nice since it was -27 degrees one night.

We will absolutely stay here again when we return to Giants Ridge and would recommend it to anyone. The skiing was great too!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hanover, MN

Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

Wouldn't change a thing. Beautiful home and lake, golf in the area is second to none. Home was clean and setup with everything we needed. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albertville, MN

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this place. They have everything you need including an amazing view from the dock of the ski hill. Wouldn't change a thing about this place. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Legend and The Quarry at Giants Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Wahpatoh Grill
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Giants Ridge
Car: necessary

This home is located near Biwabik, Minnesota (approximately 3 hours north of the Twin Cities) and is across Wynne Lake from the Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort. A short drive around the lake takes you to the slopes for downhill, cross country, snowboarding or to two of Minnesota's best public golf courses, the 'Legends' and the 'Quarry.' The renowned 'Wilderness' golf course (rated #1 in Minnesota) at Fortune Bay Resort and Casino is less than 1 hour away.

Just out our front door you’ll have opportunity to road and mountain bike; hike; cross country ski and just go for a great walk. The fantastic, 140 mile Mesabi paved bike trail runs just north of our home offering some of the most beautiful rides through forests and ponds.

Close access to endless snowmobile and ATV trails. Tons of great recreational and fishing lakes within a 10 mile radius including the pristine beauty and gorgeous ridgelines of our own Wynne Lake; rated as a class-5 walleye lake.


Rates & Availability

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Mar 1 - May 30
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 - Aug 30
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Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 - Feb 28
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.88%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Minnesota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual Vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room
  • Master Bathroom features a jetted, 'champagne bubbler' tub to help you melt away the stress. There is also a separate shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , pillow-top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , pillow-top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , pillow-top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , pillow-top
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 'Tall' Twins
  • All bedrooms are large and comfortably appointed, with great views of the lake and Giants Ridge. Lower level Queen bedroms have cozy in-floor heat and large windows. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. The main floor Master Bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a generous walk-in closet.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Telephone with Free Long Distance to anywhere in the US! Accepted pets require a $100 pet fee. High chair and 'pack n' play' available.

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