2000 Sq.Ft. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Lakefront Home With All Amenities
John Wagnitz, Biocast Consulting Inc.
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A Perfect Vacation
We were at the lake house for one week. We were there with our two sons and two grandchildren. The house was so comfortable, well equipped and very clean. John and Judy were so helpful. The kids loved the kayaks. We didn't get many fish but so enjoyed the water. Truth be told we didn't really try to fish. My favorite place was the screened in porch. The house is so close to Brainerd we were able to have a fun day and not have to drive very far. My son and his family also enjoyed the bike trails. I hope we can return next summer. Thank you John and Judy
Ken & Linda's vacation
Great place to stay. Beach and swimming area was excellent. Grandchildren spend many hours there. Bike trail were nice and close. Convenient store locations. We had another great week with our family.
Absolute Gem with great communication
This property had everything we could ask for. A lake home with a sand beach for the little ones, huge yard for whiffle ball and keepers right off the dock. Enclosed porch setting was the common seating place. Clean, and the owners couldn't have been nicer. They communicated throughout the trip. Thanks for the wonderful experience!
Kyle, it was great have your Family at the lake house! You all took great care of everything we couldn’t ask for better Guests and hope to have you back every year!
Home away from Home 😎
This is our 3rd year at this wonderful lake home! We come with our kids and grandkids-in fact our two youngest (both 2 1/2) said, “There’s the lake! We made it just in time!!” We all enjoy the beautiful house, lake, yard, and walking trails. Our only complaint is that the week goes too fast! John and Judy-thank you for sharing your home with us, and for being fabulous to work with!!
Fabulous Week at Perch Lake Home
We enjoyed a fabulous week in Minnesota at this Perch Lake home. The kids enjoyed the sandy beach and water and the adults had a great time fishing and taking paddle boat rides. We also enjoyed the kayaks – they were perfect for exploring the bay of the lake. We loved roasting marshmallows on the beach in the fire pit, which was especially welcome on the cooler nights. We spent serene morning coffees on the dock bench and evening meals on the awesome screened back porch, overlooking the lake. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed for the week and the home was clean, neat, comfortable and decorated with a fantastic “up north” feel. We’ll be back next year!
Judith, we’re glad your Family enjoyed our lake house and took great care of it during your stay we hope to have you back next year!
We had a great week, weather was beautiful!! Kids had fun on the beach, biked on trails to the fairy houses. Fished, kayaked and rode on the paddle boat. Liked that Walmart was convenient. Enjoyed the quiet evenings on the porch viewing the lake. Looking forward to next year! Thanks John and Judy for the use of your home to make family memories.
Thanks Ken it's great to have you and your Family back every year!
See you next summer!
John & Judy
The Brainerd Lakes Area – Explore It. Live It. Whether you are looking for a Minnesota adventure or for relaxation, you will discover endless options year-round in the Brainerd lakes country. World-class golfing, fishing and boating, biking, snowmobiling, shopping – even bird watching or kayaking – are just some of the reasons people choose to visit the Brainerd Lakes Area. This central Minnesota region, a short two-hour drive north of the Twin Cities, is an outdoor paradise. Throughout the seasons, you will find reasons – such as the festivals, the outdoor experiences, the breathtaking environment — to love it here. Discover why There is More to Explore℠ in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota’s premier vacation destination.
- Trails in the Brainerd Lakes Area:
The Brainerd Lakes Area is a tourism destination for a variety of reasons – one obvious reason is the extensive variety of great recreational trails. Discover many options for walking, biking on asphalt or mountain bike trails, horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and more – and learn why this central Minnesota region is the perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast. The Brainerd Lakes Area landmark trail is the Paul Bunyan State Trail, which runs more than 100 miles from the trailhead in Baxter to Bemidji. On the Cuyuna Range, you will find the newly opened Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail System as well as the paved Cuyuna Lakes State Trail. The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway covers more than 50 miles in and near the Whitefish Chain of Lakes through several communities, including Crosslake and Pequot Lakes. Enjoy the beauty by walking, biking, even driving this nationally recognized byway. The Pillsbury State Forest near the Gull Lake Area offers exceptional horseback riding trails. Throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area, you will find a variety of smaller trail systems that offer an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.
- Paul Bunyan State Trail
At 112 miles, the paved Paul Bunyan State Trail is Minnesota’s longest continually paved trail. In the Brainerd Lakes Area, it connects a number of cities, including Brainerd/Baxter, Merrifield, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins and Pine River. Need to take a break between Point A and Point B? This 30-mile stretch of the heralded trail offers a substantial amount of extracurricular options in the immediate vicinity — not only for food and drink but also for shopping and lodging.
The trail links the communities and businesses the Brainerd Lakes Chamber serves to other trails and visitors all the way north to Lake Bemidji State Park outside Bemidji (see sidebar). Of course, there are a number of naturally occurring “distractions” to keep you from getting to your final destination too quickly: As the map below shows, the path of the Paul Bunyan State Trail takes guests past more than 20 readily accessible freshwater lakes.
Originally opened in 1988, the multi-use trail has grown from 50 miles (between Brainerd/Baxter and Pine River) to stretch to the more than 100 offered today. It is primarily for non-motorized recreation, save for snowmobiles in the winter and electric wheelchairs. On most days, you will encounter a mix of pedestrians, cyclists and in-line skaters.
The Paul Bunyan State Trail is visited by 650,000 people a year. Some of those visitors are geocachers. They flock to the trail because nearly 1,000 geocaches are hidden along the length of the trail. There are so many hidden items, in fact, that the Paul Bunyan State Trail has been deemed a “power trail” .
The continuously paved trail follows the route of a Burlington Northern railroad line from the 1890s that was no longer used after the early 1980s. In 2011, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy group inducted the trail into its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
The main trail systems that intersect the Paul Bunyan State Trail are the Heartland Trail and the Blue Ox Trail.