Discover the clear, sapphire blue waters of one of Minnesota's largest lakes - holding 4,000 acres of water across 22 miles of shoreline - at this 3-bed, 3-bath Deer River house that sleeps 8! This waterfront home treats you to spectacular sunsets and activities like boating, fishing and swimming. You're also conveniently close to hiking, golfing and Grand Rapid! In addition to standard comforts, this vacation rental features a sauna, boat slip, dock and 3 fireplaces - creating an ideal retreat!
Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed | Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Beds | 3-Season Porch: Full Pullout Couch (Bedding Not Provided) | Additional Sleeping (Detached Bunk House): Twin-over-Twin Bunk Bed
Known by some as the lake of changing colors, Deer Lake's mineral content gives the water an astonishing, bright blue color during the summer season. Escape your everyday worries and enjoy the breathtaking, shoreline views just steps from your door, and watch as the evening sunset reflects a range of violets, crimsons, and other hues across the water.
This spacious 2,200-square-foot home has been perfectly appointed to meet all of your needs while on vacation! Open the front door to reveal the open-concept layout - where you'll find yourself spending most of your downtime indoors. Get cozy on the leather furnishings while watching shows on the flat-screen cable TV or unplug with a bestselling novel. On chilly evenings, turn on the gas fireplace for warmth and ambiance.
Steps away, the fully equipped kitchen waits to host all of your home-cooked meals! Turn on the stereo for tunes as you cook up a feast with stainless steel appliances and essential cookware. Gather at the knotty pine dining table, with spillover room at the 4-person bar, to savor your culinary creations or feast al fresco on the furnished patio.
Don't spend too much time inside! The property's boat slip and dock are just a short walk through the well-manicured lawn and down a staircase. Enjoy everything from fishing and swimming to kayaking! Could life get any better?
Come nightfall, retreat into the upstairs family room, with vaulted ceilings, a second gas fireplace, and plush red furnishings, for movie night on the flat-screen cable TV!
No matter the season, you'll find the getaway you're looking for at this ideally located Deer River lakehouse! In the summer, instantly enjoy all of your favorite water activities right from the home's dock on Deer Lake. Come fall and winter, you'll find plenty of hiking trails, cross-country skiing trails, and much more to entertain yourself with.
Explore the 'Edge of the Wilderness' that stretches 41 miles from Grand Rapids to Effie. The winding scenic byway takes you over rolling hills, through lush forests, and by pristine lakes - creating a peaceful experience for everyone.
If you're looking for more adventure, strap on your hiking boots for a romp through the Chippewa National Forest or on the Suomi Trails. Both areas also offer great mountain biking! When snow covers the ground, bust out your cross-country skis to explore the frozen landscape on trails such as Sugar Hills. Additional winter activities include snowmobiling and ice fishing!
During your trip, make sure to take a quick jaunt to Mt. Itasca, one of the country's only ski jumps equipped for summer training! You might be surprised to see jumpers practicing on a hot day in the summer. The area also offers paved trails great for biking and walking.
When you don't feel up to cooking, head to Grand Rapids, located just 20 minutes south, for a delicious meal out at one of the town's eateries! Treat yourself to a meat or veggie-filled pasty at Pasties Plus or savor a juicy steak at Forest Lake Restaurant & Lounge. While you're there, you might check out Judy Garland's birthplace, Itasca County Museum, or the Forest History Center. More fun can be had at White Oak Casino, just 20 minutes away!
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Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, 3 flat-screen cable TVs, free WiFi, 2 jetted garden tub, sauna, in-unit laundry machines, fresh linens and towels, furnished patio, private dock with a boat slip for a 17-foot boat, kayak, hammock, outdoor fire pit, 5 parking spots, and so much more
- Incredible lakefront location in Deer River - Located on the edge of Minnesota's hidden gem, Deer Lake, 20 minutes from Grand Rapids, and minutes from hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and more!
- Nearest Commercial Airport: Duluth International Airport - 4701 Grinden Drive, Duluth, MN 55811, (~ 92 miles away)
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- This property can comfortably sleep 6 guests in beds in the main house, but has a flexible maximum occupancy of up to 8 with sleeping arrangements on the bunk beds in the bunk house and on the pullout couch on the 3-season porch if guests supply their own linens
- Must be at least 28 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in