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Recent Crosslake (Cross Lake) reviews

  • Great location

    "We had a great time during our week here. We really loved the location on the lake. It was wonderful for skiing, tubing and floating. It was also close to connecting into the other lakes and restaurants on the lake. The cabin and dock were well maintained and the kitchen had just about anything a person could need. Thanks for sharing your cabin!"
    Guest: Ellen Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Great Location for Family Fun!

    "This was our second year in a row staying at DeeSide. It is a great place for families to stay because it has so much room to spread out. We are a small family (2 adults/2 kids & dog) so we didn't need all the bedrooms but the guest house with the pool table, foosball table and dart board is perfect for those rainy afternoons. The beach is an easy walk and it is great having the owner's boat available to use. The other great part is the fire pit. We love sitting out there roasting marshmallows and relaxing after a day on the water. There is also a washer/dryer in the basement which makes it so much nicer that you don't have to pack a ton of extra clothes because you can do a quick load of laundry if you need to. The location is spectacular because it is right on the WhiteFish chain so you can access all the other lakes through the channels. It is not far from the grocery store and all the places you need to get a bite to eat if you don't feel like cooking yourself. We loved staying there with the kids and highly recommend it for families with kids (>5yrs old so they can walk to the beach). Great stay every year and the owner is always very responsive with any needs you have while you stay."
    Guest: Chris B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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  • Family time

    "Awesome accomodations provided for 10 of us plus a toddler. Three floors of living space allowed for privacy for three separate couples and our grandchildren. Close to town, close to the water, nice pontoon available for rental, beautiful weather, and great fishing for walleye, bass, crappie, and pike on the chain of lakes! Wonderful family vacation with all the conveniences of home! The golf cart was a bonus for getting down to the water with coolers and fishing gear! Wendy and Gary were very nice people to work with!"
    Guest: Mizzou Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • SP

    "We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. The people in the other cabins were very friendly and hospitable. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a nice, beautiful get a way."
    Guest: SP Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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Crosslake (Cross Lake) Travel Tips

Cross Lake Vacation Rentals for Ideal Outdoor Vacations

Cross Lake in the Brainerd Lakes Area is just three hours from Duluth International Airport, and close to State Route 3 and US Highway 371. This immensely popular vacation area has an ideal climate with warm summers and cold winters. Cross Lake cottages are in a region that is great for outdoor family vacations.

The village of Crosslake is situated within the Whitefish Chain, 14 interconnected lakes scattered with small islands.

Cross Lake Lake Houses on the Whitefish Chain

Cross Lake vacation rentals are perfect for those who enjoy boating. The lake is one of 14 that link together to form a fantastic, large area to explore and enjoy the fishing. The small islands, scattered throughout the lakes make ideal places to stop and explore.

Around the lake is a trail for hikers and bikers to discover. At County Road 16, the trail links to the Paul Bunyan Trail. This trail is the longest bike trail in Minnesota, with 110 miles of mainly paved sections across a variety of terrains, from open, flat areas to beautiful hilly areas. Along the trail are lakes and swimming holes to enjoy. It is great for hikers and rollerbladers as well as biking enthusiasts. The trail links 15 towns within Minnesota, from Brainerd to Bemidji. Most of the towns have rest facilities, along with parks, shopping and attractions for visitors. During the snowy winter months, the trails are open for snowmobiling.

Lots of Great Day Trips Available near Cross Lake Cottages

Within an easy distance of Cross Lake lake houses are an excellent variety of day trips. The Brainerd International Raceway has world-class drag racing, and Wildwedge Golf and Mini Golf provides fun for all the family. The Hunts Point Sportsman’s Club offers tower shoots and pheasant hunts along with a variety of other activities. There is a theme and water park at Holiday Inn Express, with a lazy river and activity pool for children. Another great day for children is Paul Bunyan Lane at This Old Farm Pioneer Village. The park includes a 26-foot high statue of Paul Bunyan to welcome each youngster by name and children will enjoy the rides and exploring the Pioneer Village with 30 historic cabins. The village features a blacksmith shop, fire station, saloon, church, house, school and trading post in original buildings dating from the late 1800s.

With walking trails, picnic areas and a playground, the Pine Grove Zoo also is home to a wide variety of native wildlife in their natural habitat. To learn more about farming in the area, visit the Farm on St. Mathias. Here, families can enjoy the corn maze, pumpkin patch and wagon rides. Set over some 500 acres, the Northland Arboretum is a nature conserve where visitors can hike or bike through the protected area with species of the region’s flora and fauna. The facility is always grateful for volunteers so perhaps spend a day helping this non-profit organization maintain their valuable contribution. For those who enjoy hunting, Wild Acres is a 500-acre hunting farm which welcomes visitors to enjoy hunting duck, quail, pheasant and wild turkeys as well as other birds. It is set in a variety of terrains, from fields and wetlands to woodland.

Cross Lake Cottages Are Right on the Lake

Vacation properties here are mainly lakeside homes and all come with everything required to make a comfortable home, such as fully fitted kitchens. Each property has unique extras to add a touch of luxury to your chosen vacation home. Extras such as big screen TVs with full entertainment systems, air conditioning, wifi internet access, lots of space inside and out for children, play equipment, BBQs and fire pits for cookouts. Many homes provide a warm welcome for the four-legged family members.

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