"If you are looking for peace and quiet and relaxation, this is the place. My family of four enjoyed this home for five days, and we didn't want to come home (back to reality). We can't wait to come back.
The house is immaculate! The owners have put so much thought, time, and money into this property-no expense has been spared inside or out. The pictures on this site just do not compare with the reality. The Jacuzzi tub looks normal sized in the pictures, but it's huge! Plenty of room for two. The back patio outside has been paved all the way down to the deck. Incredible! There's a surround sound stereo system throughout the house and outside patio.
The garage has been turned into a massive game room with Wii, bumper pool, ping pong, Foosball, bean bag toss games, and more. There's a closet with so many different board games to keep your whole family entertained for days. No need to bring toys; your kids will find no shortage of things to do. They have two water bikes, but it was too cold for us to try them out. Next time.
The highlight of the trip for me was the serenity. I brought my laptop to work, took it out of my bag and set it up, but it was never opened. My husband had been putting in 80-90 hour weeks for the past month and a half. He shut off his work email and was never bothered. Our children made good use of the game room, and my daughter loved playing in the tiny loft area above the loft beds. The lake is calm, the sky is loaded with stars that you can't see in the cities, the trees offer complete privacy between you and the closest neighbor. If you need a break from reality, this is the place.
Just so you know: If you plan to have all your meals at the lake house, there's a great grocery store in Walker where you can load up and never have to go back. If you plan to go out to eat, also go to Walker. At the first stop light (the grocery store is to your right), turn left. Attached to a small motel, is Jimmy's, a family restaurant that serves breakfast all day. Back to the stop light, turn right. The Outdoorsman Cafe is on your right a few blocks down. Go a bit further and turn left for the Zona Rosa Mexican food restaurant. Save room for their fried ice cream; it was big enough for all four of us.
Additionally, make sure you go to Akeley to sit on Paul Bunyan's hand for a photo opp! Also go to the Itasca State Park, which is just 45 minutes away, to walk across the Mississippi River. Thanks again Jeff to you and your family!!!"
Guest: Robin O.
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: October 20, 2015