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Recent Northwest reviews

  • Gorgeous Log Cabin on Lake

    "Our experience was great! The views of the lake were spectacular, along with a dock and boat rental a mere five minute walk down the gravel road. The home was luxurious and very accommodating. Great bedrooms, family areas, pool table and a kitchen of a home chef's dreams."
    Guest: Sarah K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • GW & Matt

    "I Have been going up north fishing and hunting for 50 plus years and Jan & Pete,s resort is as good As it gets.Our family has been going there 3- weeks or more every year for as long as they have owned it Excellent In all respects"
    Guest: Hook Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 2014
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  • MN Lake Country Heaven !!

    "After enjoying a week of pure Minnesota lake country heaven at Troy & Liz' cabin let me tell you this place is special ! The entire process couldn't have been any smoother, from the time we booked through our final cup of coffee on the dock everything was just fantastic. The property is very private and feels secluded even though Longville is just down the road. The cabin was very comfortable and seemed like everything we needed had been thought of and was already there. My wife, two daughters and I, had plenty of room to spread out and relax after long days of swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, and some truly stunning sunsets. We loved the cabin design and newer construction, super clean and we'll maintained. This one is a gem, we'll be back next year !!"
    Guest: Brad Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • A Great Week on Boy Lake

    "This was our first time using VRBO and boy, did we hit the jackpot! Mike's house is beautiful, furnished and stocked to a T. Mike was very helpful with every request, from fishing tips to where to rent a pontoon for the week. We were a couple in our 60's, our 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Everyone had more than enough room to stay and things to keep us busy. We fished, swam, canoed, kayaked, read, napped, had an outdoor fire with s'mores and enjoyed every minute of our week up there. The lake is beautiful and very quiet, perfect for kayaking and enjoying the wild life. We saw a family of loons off our dock all week long, and a bald eagle further down the lake. Not to mention deer on the road on the way in. It truly is a wonderful place to enjoy a week of outdoor and family time. Every review for Mike's place is spot on in the great time afforded by this great rental. Thank you Mike, for sharing your beautiful home with us."
    Guest: Mary Pat Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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Detroit Lakes Travel Tips

Detroit Lakes Vacation Rentals Offer Great Outdoor Activities and Festivals

Detroit Lakes is a small community on the north shore of Detroit Lake. It is primarily a regional summer and winter destination for recreational activities, especially on one the many lakes in the area. The city has many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, making it an interesting town to stroll around. Look for the Carnegie Library, built in 1913; the Graystone Hotel from 1900; and the Queen Anne-style architecture of the Homer E. Sargent House.

This lively city has plenty of festivals, averaging one event a week throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy the Festival of Birds in May, when migrating birds flock to the area. The Street Faire in June covers six blocks with art, music, entertainment and great food stalls. Families enjoy the carnival rides, face painting and live band music. Other events include the Water Festival, the WE Fest for country music lovers, and the Dick Beardsley Half Marathon.

Getting to Detroit Lakes Lake Houses Is Easy

Many visitors to Detroit Lakes choose to drive to the area, especially if they are bringing their own kayaks, bicycles and other outdoor equipment. For those who live some distance from Minnesota, the nearest major airport is Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota. Pick up a rental car and drive the remaining 46 miles through the gorgeous Minnesota countryside.

Things to Do from Detroit Lakes Cottages

Renting a pontoon boat gives you access to all the action on Detroit Lake. Dock at the city beach for lively family fun or drop anchor near the lake's sand bar and chat with the locals. The lake has plenty of bars and restaurants with docks for a relaxing beer and lunch. Long Bridge Resort offers live music along with great hamburgers.

Detroit Lakes vacation rentals open up a wealth of possibilities for visitors, from swimming in the lake, taking boat trips and fishing to playing tennis, hiking and cycling in this lovely area. There are miles of trails just begging to be explored. Hunters, golfers, fishing enthusiasts, families and outdoor sporty adventurers will find plenty of their favorite activities in this area.

The Weather at Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Minnesota has hot showery summers and very cold winters. The area has an average 10 inches of snowfall in January, making it popular for snow sports. Average temperatures range from -5 F in January to 80 F in July, with plenty of sunshine from April to September.

Places to Visit from Detroit Lakes Vacation Rentals

Manston Slough is a wildlife habitat and wetland which is important to many migrating shore birds. A trip to Glacial Ridge Wildlife Refuge is another great day out for nature lovers and at the nearby Agassiz Dunes there are mima mounds and many prairie-loving birds such as warblers, sparrows, sandhill cranes, grouse and bobolink. The Fergus Falls Prairie Wetlands and the Itasca State Park are all just a short drive from your Detroit Lakes vacation rental.

Reasons to Choose Minnesota Vacation Rentals Instead of Hotels

The outdoor life around Detroit Lakes is enhanced by staying in Detroit Lakes vacation rentals close to the water and in a quiet and secluded location. There are a variety of vacation homes to suit families of all sizes, with ample beds and bathrooms allowing everyone to spread out. At the end of the day, relax by a roaring fire and use the well-equipped kitchen to fix your favorite dishes. Vacation homes are far more convenient, spacious and home-like than hotels, and offer better value for money. Many vacation rental homes have books, games, kayaks, beach chairs, barbecues and even a sauna or Jacuzzi tub included for the ultimate relaxing vacation. Whether you are planning a family vacation, reunion or getaway with friends, vacation rentals offer plenty of space and great amenities to ideally suit your party.

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