This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Gull Lake reviews
"My siblings and I surprised our parents with a week-long stay at this home for their 60th Birthdays this summer. I have stayed in many VRBO homes and this one was completely stocked, offering more "extras" than we could have imagined. The home is beautiful and well-maintained. You can tell that the family cherishes the property. We were able to park a pontoon in the available boat slip, which was ideal for several days of fun on the lake. The perfectly clean water and sand-bottom lake were ideal for the several small children in our family. Cindy was incredibly helpful and attentive. We LOVED our time here and are discussing making this an annual event. We would absolutely come back if Cindy would have us!"Guest: Emily M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014View listing
"This was our third (3-night) stay at this fabulous lake home retreat. Once again, everything was sheer perfection for our 3-generation family-of-6. We arrived to the spotless lake home, with a delicious apple pie awaiting us. Each person got their own room (all beds are comfortable), so plenty of personal space, as well as ample shared spaces. There are three levels, with a full bathroom on each, a billiards room--where we compete each night, a screened-in, and an open deck, overlooking the lake. There is an open, airy feel to the home, with lots of natural light streaming in the skylight, and many windows. The stone (gas) fireplace adds a coziness in the mornings and nights. Each day, we spotted (and heard) four loons, and spent time on the water near them, (on a rented kayak, canoe, and pontoon boat). We enjoyed 2 bonfires (s'mores! no mosquitoes!) and experienced (from the front row!) one of northern Minnesota's quickly-passing, dramatic, lightening storms over the lake. My niece delighted in the nearby Wilderness Resort's indoor swimming pool (a short walk; $7/day), and games room. Joel and Shelley are the best hosts you can imagine. So thoughtful and genuine, and they know the area well. They will happily answer any questions you may have about the property, weather, activities in the area, etc."Guest: BonnieB Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014View listing
"Wonderful lake setting, gracious owners, a spacious pontoon boat and excellent accommodations made for a fantastic week at The Carriage House on Gull Lake. We look forward to returning again next year."Guest: Mr. Dutch Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014View listing
"We had an amazing time in this little cabin. Its size was perfect for the two of us. The kitchen was perfect for cooking (but bring your own condiments and spices). We felt right at home and the beach was beautiful. Would rent this cabin again for sure."Guest: Marleaus Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014View listing
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Reasons to Choose Gull Lake Vacation Rentals
Gull Lake is one of the largest lakes in Minnesota. The surrounding shoreline and woodland has a good selection of cabins and cottages which are ideal for enjoying a quiet vacation. The area is popular with outdoor adventurers, fishing enthusiasts and golfers, and caters admirably for them all. Gull Lake is the largest in a chain of interconnecting lakes, making it possible to explore in a boat for miles. The man-made lake was created by the Gull Lake Dam and is 80 feet deep in places. Altogether, it is 15 miles long and around two miles wide. It is well stocked with bass, panfish, northern pike and walleye.
Beyond the lake, the area has plenty of small towns for shopping and exploring and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area. Gull Lake is a quiet area with many vacation homes and cottages scattered along its miles of wooded banks. It is the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation and families can do as they please. Many vacation homes come complete with kayaks and fishing rods as well as chairs to sit out on the porch and enjoy the views.
Although the area has plenty of restaurants, including some accessible by boat, a fully equipped cottage with a kitchen makes catering for the family easy, cheap and convenient. With several bedrooms and bathrooms, it is a civilized way to spend time with kids, family and friends without feeling cramped. Dig out some games and a couple of books and enjoy fun evenings by the fire.
Things to do Around Gull Lake
Activities around Gull Lake vary from season to season. During the summer months, the lake offers sandy beaches and great swimming and fishing in the lake. There are two championship golf courses in the area and many lakeside restaurants are easily accessible by boat. The area has miles of hiking and biking trails for outdoor enthusiasts and the International Raceway at Brainerd is within easy reach.
The fall is a great season for driving or hiking in the area when the leaves turn beautiful bright colors of red, gold and orange. During the winter, snowmobiling, downhill skiing and cross country skiing are all possible from your Gull Lake cottage.
The Best way to Reach Gull Lake Lake Houses
Gull Lake is all about chilling out and getting far away from city life and everyday stresses. Consequently, the nearest airport is quite a distance away. Duluth International Airport is over 100 miles from Gull Lake so a drive is inevitable. Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport is even further away, so you will need to hire a car or take a road trip to reach this unspoiled area. Bring bikes, kayaks or even your skis and enjoy this beautiful area away from it all.
Neighborhoods to Visit by Gull Lake Cottages
The main towns around Gull Lake are East Gull Lake, Nisswa, Brainerd and Baxter. Brainerd is a sizeable community with local shops, banks, an international raceway, mini golf and Vacationland Park.
Nisswa is known for its Saturday flea market and antique stalls. The Paul Bunyan biking trail runs right past the town. Billy Bones Raceway has go-carting tracks and nearby Walker has its own casino. A more traditional attraction can be enjoyed at the Fred Sheer’s Lumberjack Show in Pequot Lakes.
The Weather Around Gull Lake
Gull Lake in Minnesota is a great place to spend time in the summer. Temperatures tend to be in the 70s F compared to the winter when it is below freezing. July is the warmest month with maximum daily temperatures reaching 81 F but in the low-60s at night, so you will need a jacket during all seasons. The 27 inches of rainfall is distributed throughout the year with June being the wettest month with around four inches of rain. The fall offers cooler temperatures with great scenery and natural beauty with the fall colors.