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Recent Detroit Lakes property reviews

  • Perfect for wefest

    "We had ten people for 4 days, living in this cute, clean cabin. We enjoyed all the outdoor things available to us and couldn't believe the fish! So glad to have two bathrooms with showers. Appreciated the available toaster. We brought our own blow up mattress but there was one available too. The ONLY thing we could complain about was the pullout couch could use an upgrade. We stayed here specifically for WeFest and it was nice and close. Getting the linens and towels washed and dried was the most difficult task we had to tackle all weekend:). We live 5 hours away and wanted to hit the road early so we did what we could and contacted the homeowner who was understanding and helpful."
    Guest: Brad H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Great stay with my young family

    "We had a great time! This cabin is so lovely and we really enjoyed it. Trowbridge Lake is centrally located in the Detroit Lakes area so it was very convenient! Brent and Debbie were great to rent from and they were also quick to respond to any questions we had. I would highly recommend this place to anyone."
    Guest: Milissa V. Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: February 24, 2013
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  • Beyond my greatest expectations!!

    "I was privileged to spend Independence Day weekend at the Lodge with family. The location is immaculate, so well maintained and beautiful. The activity on the lake was fun. The lake never seemed crowded or intrusive. The lodge itself is spacious and comfortable, a kitchen to die for, lounge areas upstairs and down makes room for any activity, quiet or lively. A campfire for evening chats and marshmallows included old and young. The owners are most welcoming and wonderful hosts."
    Guest: Grandma Date of Stay: July 2010 Review Submitted: July 28, 2010
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  • Very Pleased

    "I visited for my grandfathers 90th Birthday, as a surprise to him. Not only was he delighted that I arrived, he was also very impressed that we booked a great cabin for our stay. He was able to stay with us a few nights (with grandma's permission). The cabin was very private, spacious, and most important, CLEAN. We appreciated Matt's kindness and service. He even came out late one night to make sure we had working internet! HIs wife, whom we met while there, was very kind as well. This cabin made my experience in travel (and I travel a lot) the BEST I have ever had."
    Guest: Cabin Lover Date of Stay: April 2012 Review Submitted: July 2, 2012
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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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