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Recent Grand Rapids reviews

  • Beautifully renovated house on lake

    "This home is clean and newly renovated. The view of the lake is fabulous. The appliances, decor, and furnishings are elegant and contemporary. As the home is still "being finished", there are some things I would expect will be completed in the near future and will make this rental a true gem. Currently, none of the bedrooms have closets, hanging space, hangers and only one has a dresser. As we spent 2 weeks in this home. - settling in was what we needed. That being said, aside from this - all else was covered including washer and dryer, beautiful kitchen, appliances and cookware and warm fireplace. We were there in the Fall so we did not use dock and lake, but they are both accessible and inviting. The owners were very helpful and available during the rental process."
    Guest: Suzanne C. Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: November 21, 2013
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  • Delightful Cottage

    "If you are looking for peace and serenity, Deer Lake is it! The cottage is about twenty miles from Grand Rapids and is not difficult to find. It was outfitted with comfortable furniture, a great bed and a wonderful bathroom--especially the shower. Dishes and glasses were quite sparse. While equipment was available for kayaking, I did not use it but did enjoy the dock. Communication with the owner was easy and helpful. I do hope to return in the future."
    Guest: JP Bufkin Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • Great location, great cabin, great time!

    "Had a wonderful week here. The property was very clean and much larger than expected. The owner and his staff were very helpful and always available to us. The lake is huge and the kids had a great time fishing, wakeboarding and tubing. We also had a good time just cruising the lake. The yard is large and we played several yard games. The nice sandy beach was a perfect place to play and sit around the fire. The cabin is about 2 miles from the Mesabi bike trail and the kids spent a lot of time biking and exploring. Four wheeling trails are also nearby. We saw the open pit mine in nearby Hibbing and explored the area mines and nature. Last but not least, the hot tub on the screened in porch was an amazing way to end each day. This is a little piece of heaven tucked in between 2 decent sized cities, Grand Rapids and Hibbing, which gives you great access to several amenities such as museums, shopping, restaurants and groceries."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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  • 2 great weeks on Moose Lake

    "My wife & I ust got back from 2 weeks at the Moose Lake cabin and we both had a great time. The water is 10 feet from the deck and the 3 season porch is wonderful to sleep on with the cool night breezes. You can watch loons, ducks & fishermen as you have your morning coffee. Fished, played golf, swam, visited shops, sampled area restaraunts and just relaxed. Be sure and try Tim's restaraunt in Marcell, the Timberwolf Inn, the food was great and the drive is scenic."
    Guest: Minnesota Golfer Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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Grand Rapids Travel Tips

Summer or Winter Seasons at Grand Rapids Vacation Rentals

Like most destinations in Minnesota, Grand Rapids is a destination that can be visited all year long. In the winter months, it becomes a haven for ice fishermen, cross country skiers, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities. The rental homes provide cozy havens to return to in the evening after a day out in the chilly winter air. Relax in front of a crackling fireplace and relieve aching muscles by enjoying a long soak in the hot tub. In the summertime, there are many attractions and activities available. Legendary biking, horseback riding and hiking trails traverse the hills and valleys, allowing you to explore the great outdoors.

Family Fun Times at Grand Rapids Lake Houses

Grand Rapids is an excellent family vacation destination. There are loads of activities to keep the kids entertained and enough recreational activities to keep parents fit. People who enjoy the outdoors and being active will enjoy Grand Rapids the most. However, the area is scenically very beautiful so even those that prefer a lazier type of vacation can enjoy the stunning surroundings. Many families choose to spend their family summer vacations on one of the many lakes in the area. In the wintertime, many people migrate to the ski slopes. Skiing and snow enthusiasts are spoiled for choice. Miles of cross country trails are open for exploring. There are also all the entertainment activities available to keep you happy off the slopes.

Activities and Attractions at Grand Rapids Cottages

Grand Rapids has one of the most extensive trail networks in Minnesota. Seasonally, the Nordic skiing and snowmobiling trails are transformed into mountain biking and hiking trails. In recent years, more mountain biking trails have developed, including some paved trails. The County Bike Trail starts at the fairgrounds in Grand Rapids and heads north for five miles to Prairie Lake. The Mesabi Trail is being developed which will eventually link Grand Rapids to Ely. Information on horseback riding routes and trails can be obtained from the local information office. Guided trails are also available through local outfitters. Paddlers can enjoy a variety of trails on the Prairie River, Mississippi River and the Grand Fork River. Trail maps and information can be obtained locally. The Taconite Trail starts in Grand Rapids and offers miles of hiking routes which can be explored on your own. Golf is a popular summer pastime and there are several nearby championship golf courses where you can enjoy a round.

In the wintertime, the Nordic skiing trails and snowmobile routes are groomed and maintained by the local forestry office and chamber of commerce. Maps and information on routes and trail conditions are widely available. There are more than 200 miles of trails that originate in Grand Rapids which explains why it is such a popular vacation destination. There are more than 22 different ski areas; some areas require that you purchase a regional ski pass. The Giants Ridge Downhill Ski Resort near Grand Rapids has 34 ski runs, most of which are at the intermediate level. There are also advanced and beginner slopes for people with varying skiing abilities.

Getting to Minnesota Vacation Rentals in Grand Rapids

The nearest international airport is three hours away in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. From there, you can get flight connections to just about any major city in the United States and Canada. If you would like to avoid the three-hour drive up to Grand Rapids, you can get a regional connection on to Duluth which is less than an hour away from Grand Rapids.

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