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  • Great Vacation Home!

    "The Brainerd area is beautiful and renting Love Lake Cabin made our stay even more spectacular! The home is very comfortable with a large, well appointed kitchen allowing for cooking meals at home easy. Everything we needed was available to us from bikes, canoe, kayak, fishing poles, bird watching, wireless internet, TV (have to watch sports) and a great location to all golf courses and restaurants. Greg stayed in contact with us prior to, during and after our rental period to be sure we had everything we needed. Thanks Greg! We really enjoyed our stay in your home."
    Guest: dawna s. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • 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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  • Relaxing Getaway

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at this cabin. The property was very clean and well maintained. We had six adults in our party and the cabin was large enough for us to gather as a group, and to also have some privacy. Loved sitting by the lake in the morning with my coffee, cruising around the bays on the beautiful pontoon, enjoying meals at the various restaurants on the lake, and relaxing by the fire in the evening while listening to the loons. The owners were very easy to reach, and were always happy to answer any questions."
    Guest: Ann P. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 18, 2014
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  • Great getaway

    "Wonderful week at this cottage. Owners were great to work with. Nice clean cabin. Great beach."
    Guest: Melanie M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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Farm Island Lake Travel Tips

Finding Your Way to Farm Island Lake Vacation Rentals

Farm Island Lake is located in northern Minnesota and is just an hour’s drive from the Twin Cities. Most visitors come from this metropolitan area and simply drive up to the lake. This is the quickest and most convenient way to access the area. Travelers from further afield will fly into Minneapolis St. Paul Airport which services the Twin Cities. The airport hosts frequently scheduled commercial flights from most major North American airlines. On arrival, you can reserve and collect a rental vehicle for the drive up to Farm Island Lake. There are a number of car rental agencies that have offices at the airport. It is probably best to make your reservation in advance so you can ensure they have the right type of vehicle available for your needs. The drive up to the lake is a pleasant one and once you get out of the city metropolitan area, you should not have much traffic.

Activities Available at Farm Island Lake Houses

The favorite pastime at Farm Island Lake is fishing. Because of its abundant and wide variety of fish stock, it attracts enthusiastic anglers from all over the region. Many fishermen come to try their luck at landing a hefty walleye or pike. If you want to find out the best fishing posts in the area, head down to one of the local fishing stores in the nearby town of Aitkin. If you manage to strike up a friendly conversation with the locals, they may share with you some of their favorite fishing venues along the shoreline. There are also some local outfitters that arrange fishing charters out on the lake upon request. If you have your own boat, there are two public boat launch sites on the lake.

The lake has some great beaches which are ideal for sunbathing, having a barbecue or enjoying a relaxed afternoon with the family. There are several designated safe swimming areas which are favorite spots for families to spend a sunny afternoon. Quite often, the kids will congregate for a ball game in one of the recreational areas. If you have your own boat, you can launch it at one of the public slips and enjoy a leisurely cruise to some of the lake’s islands.

There are a number of top-quality golf courses in the area where you can enjoy a leisurely round on the greens. Green fees are relatively inexpensive and tee-off times can be easily arranged by phoning ahead to the golf club.

Leisurely Days at Farm Island Lake Cottages

Farm Island Lake is a quiet vacation destination where you can truly relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. It is an ideal destination for a family vacation where you can enjoy the lake and the many water sport activities that it offers. Most of the visitors to the lake are fishing enthusiasts that come to enjoy the superb angling available from the lake shore. Many bring their own boats so they can head out to deeper waters and land a heavier catch.

Best Time of Year to Visit Minnesota Vacation Rentals at Farm Island Lake

To really enjoy all the leisure activities that the lake has to offer, the best time of year to visit is during the warmer summer months. Between May and September, you can enjoy long summer days and mild evenings, relaxing with family and friends. The most popular season is during the school holiday period as many families come to the lake from the Twin Cities for their summer vacations.

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