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Recent Crosslake (Cross Lake) reviews

  • Six years in a row and counting the days to seven

    "Our grandsons, 9 and 6, have now enjoyed a family week at "Captain Dick's" each summer in their memory. Family visits in between are filled with memories, stories and speculation about next time. "How far will we swim?" "How many Sunnies will we catch?" "Might we plan on at least two S'more nights around the fire ring at sunset?" This splendid property facilitates the most wonderful vacation experiences and that is a tribute to the owner's attention to hospitality and detail. We also appreciate the peace and tranquility of being on the lake, but away from the road."
    Guest: John Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • Rustic Retreat stole our hearts

    "My mother and I stayed at Haven Lane Cabin and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners explained that it was the first cabin on the lake (built in the 20's) with some nice additions -- screened-in sleeping porch (wish we'd used it more) and a 3 Season porch overlooking the lake. Our favorite parts: daily visits by 14 year old dog, Tucker, view of the lake through the trees, proximity to town- far enough away for seclusion but close enough for an ice cream run, the couch on the 3 Season porch, and the numerous windows that open to catch the breeze and bring in the lapping water and Loon calls. We thought it important that people know it's rustic - this place is for those seeking cozy nostalgia in a vintage Minnesota cabin, and who will embrace mismatching dishes and furniture and a creak in a door or floor. We loved this place for what it was- a step back in time and a respite from the hustle and bustle. We cooked and ate on the porch, snuggled up in blankets and read on rainy days and took day trips to Crosslake and shopped for antiques. Crosslake is very nice and has everything you could need (I forgot all my toiletries and had to restock). It's nice that the owners, Jon and Kate were just next door if we needed anything - casual and friendly owners who didn't mind if we had Tucker stay for a couple hours. :) Many, many thanks for a great stay."
    Guest: Sarah K. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 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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  • Peaceful Pines...

    "...was true to its name! Very nice, clean, and homey place and fully stocked. True that you only need to bring your personal items to enjoy a beautiful week in Crosslake!! There are so many places to visit around this summer home. Take your bikes if you can!! But many things within walking distance too!! Craig and his Dad were very easy to work with and made our stay inviting!! We left a pair of sunglasses there and they even took the time to track them down and send them back to us!! Thank you!! This was a once in a lifetime family trip!! Do keep in mind tho that it really only does sleep 6 adults...7 if one would like to sleep on the sofa (not a roll out) in the living room! BTW...from the living room...The view of the sunset is incredible!!!! We so enjoyed our nightly fires on their beach...so beautiful! Thank you for these great memories we made!!"
    Guest: Jim & Jan Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 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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