Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Paul Kirkman
I had been traveling to north central Minnesota for approximately 15 years and have fallen in love with this area because of it's exquisite beauty and the variety activities one can enjoy. In 2006, I purchased the peninsula of Big Bass Lake and ultimately made it my permanent residence in 2012. I own Itasca Leathergoods, a company that handcrafts moccasins, handbags, belts and other leather goods in Minnesota. We operate three branded retail stores, one of which is located approximately 40 minutes southeast of the Guesthouse. My partner, also named Paul, works as an IT director of a small software development company.
Paul Kirkman purchased this House in 2007
Why Paul Kirkman chose Remer
The Guesthouse is originally the caretaker's house for the main property. It is the perfect get-away. Accessing the Guesthouse is easy via main highways and county roads and is located approximately 150 miles north of the Twin Cities with a travel distance by car of about three hours. The setting is ideal -- we're located on a medium-sized lake and the Guesthouse's location on the peninsual offers stunning lake views and complete privacy. The lake itself is gorgeous with natural shorelines and mature white and red pine trees coming down to water's edge. Come here to relax and get away from urban life. You'll be surrounded by peace and quiet, as well as natural beauty. We're adjacent to Land O' Lakes State Forest which has some of the state's best snowmobile trails, and we're also adjacent to the Moose River Trail system for ATV trails. Also, we're within a short drive of the ever-popular Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike Trails, and we're close to cross country ski trails and golf courses.
What makes this House unique
My favorite thing about the Guesthouse's location is the variety of activities at your disposal. If you're looking for calmness and serenity, the lake environment is quiet enough that you'll hear the wind wispering through the pines and the loons calling. If you're looking for snowmobiling or ATV trails, access to the state's main trail system is nearby and accessible directly from the cabin. If you're looking for antiquing or shopping, destinations including Crosby, Crosslake, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes are all within about an hour of the Guesthouse.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - No puppies. Dogs must be perfectly house trained.No puppies. Dogs must be perfectly house trained.
No smoking - Absolutely no smoking allowed in the Guesthouse. Absolutely no smoking allowed in the Guesthouse.
Max guests: 8
A Perfect Location
We really enjoyed our stay at Pauls' Guesthouse. Everything was as described. The view of the lake was fantastic. The house had everything we needed for relaxing and cooking a few meals.
private and pet friendly
Our 2 week stay at Pauls' Guest House was exceptional! The gift basket was greatly appreciated and the custom cloth map of Big Bass Lake is a nice memento of our stay. Paul was quick to help with any questions/instructions. The location was ideal for our 2 labs. It was private, quiet and no traffic. Would stay here again.
The two Pauls are generous and thoughtful hosts! They had a wonderful Welcome Basket waiting for us. The house was so comfortable, with a great kitchen! The lake is crystal clear and we had a peaceful and relaxing time. Definitely plan on a return visit.
Pat & Larry
Love, love, love it here!
Such a beautiful setting- and such hospitable hosts! Thank you Paul’s for welcoming us to your gorgeous home once again
Awesome week at Paul's guest house !!
What an incredible week for our family of 5 and our dog! Everything was wonderful from the clean house to the gift basket to the clean lake and the pontoon rental !!! We had a great time tubing, fishing, hanging out at sandbar, grilling out and campfires at night! Thanks to Paul and Paul for everything! We made some great family memories !!!
The Dollak Family
The Guesthouse has easy accessibility to snowmobile and ATV trails. Pontoon and boat rental is handled by Land O' Lakes Marine in nearby Outing. Great antique shopping can be found in Crosby. Great boutiques and shopping are available in Crosslake, Grand Rapids, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Walker, all available within a one-hour drive of the Guesthouse. Nearest casino is in Walker MN, about 50 minutes by car. The world-class Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike Trails are about 40 minutes south by car.