Recent Central reviews
"I love coming home to this cabin. We have stayed at Pinecone Cottage for 2 years now and have our 3rd booked already. When Sandy met us at the door to let us in, all I could say was "now I am home." My husband and I had a wonderful time fishing on the lake. It was so quiet and peaceful. Thank you,Tim and Sandy for a terrific place to relax and unwind."Guest: Gary Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: December 16, 2014View listing
"We had an overflow of family and friends staying with us for the evening. We rented this cabin and they loved it! All the furnishings, linens, dishes were high quality and very clean. They are looking forward to renting it again during the Summer so they can enjoy the water sports and the fantastic views."Guest: becky Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 2014View listing
"We had such an amazing weekend. We found the cabin to be clean, functional, and really cool. Unfortunately we were too noisy for the neighbors by having 10+ people around the fire pit. The owner was very polite and patient while we got volume under control. With everybody celebrating indoors with windows and doors closed, we had a great time quietly enough. It was a bit of a shame being at a cabin in a beautiful area and staying indoors in nice weather."Guest: honestly Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014View listing
"What a wonderful lake home! It was just as lovely as described. We met there for a close family reunion with ages varying from mid-twenties to late 60's, and the property was enjoyed very much by all. Most of us were familiar with the somewhat remote area, and enjoyed the scenic, rustic, peaceful beauty the property and area provided. Use of the kayaks was a big plus for the younger family members. We definitely would recommend this home."Guest: Cynthia P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: January 14, 2015View listing
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.