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Recent Park Rapids reviews

  • Wonderful

    "We really enjoyed our stay. The landscaping is beautiful. Love the up-to-date kitchen and decor of unit. Really enjoy all the dining seating area that we could all sit at one time and had room for more. We had plenty of room for our family of 15. The walk to the beach was not long. Everyone had fun on the water. Brought our own boat so nice area for knee boarding and wake boarding. Kids loved fishing off the dock. Hope to use this facility again as grandchildren were ready to return immediately. People were so accommodating."
    Guest: Willie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Great cabin for a small group

    "We stayed here for a long birthday weekend. There were four adults and our Rottweiler. Plenty of room for everyone. Very nice clean cabin. Love the wrap around porch and the amazing view. The swing by the lake is a plus also! There are trees on both sides so there is lots of privacy. Very quiet.The lake is so clean and the fishing was okay. We went late in the season but we still caught enough to make a meal out of. We will definitely keep this sweet little cabin in mind for next year."
    Guest: Melody K. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Three weeks vacation on Big Man Trap. This was our second year to return from Nebraska.

    "The area is a favorite with good bass fishing, Northern Pike are abundant and our biggest reason to Man Trap is the Musky fishing. We seen 10 and caught none. We have fished this lake for years and camped in very nice grounds. Cabin has been refreshing to retired visitors. It offered every amenity we wished for. Well Internet conections were a problem. Everything else was in great working conditionn clean, handy for disabled with no inclines to water. Few steps. The owners are impeccable that we have high regards for. We did our utmost to respect there property. Best regards Betty Allison"
    Guest: Betty and Wally A. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 3, 2014
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  • The perfect place to stay!!

    "My friends and I stayed her for a girls weekend. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay AND a great price! The cabin has 2 bed rooms with 3 double or queen size beds so there was plenty of sleeping space. The cabin was clean (There is a $75 cleaning fee that didn't show up on the instant quote) and has a fully stocked kitchen and towels for guests to use. The owners are great and very accommodating! I was really impressed that they called and check in to make sure that we got to the cabin alright and we had everything we needed!! The cabin is right on the lake and has a dock. It is very quiet and peaceful. There is a fire pit right next to the lake which makes for a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. There is a canoe that guests can use. For those who want to explore surrounding areas, Itaska State Park is a 40 minute drive and Downtown Park Rapids is fun to walk around and look at the shops. My friends and I had a great time and are already planning our next stay here!"
    Guest: Karina A. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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Park Rapids Travel Tips

Park Rapids Vacation Rentals in the Heart of the Minnesota Lakes

Park Rapids is a popular vacation destination, just 20 miles south of the Itasca State Park and at the southern end of the Heartland Trail State Bike Trail. The big open spaces around the Park Rapids Lakes area have hundreds of crystal clear lakes and millions of acres of national forest, creating a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Many of the surrounding farms supplement their income by welcoming visitors to see the daily operations.

Popular Things to Do from Park Rapids Lake Houses

A vacation at Park Rapids is mostly water-oriented. Visitors can rent pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, pontoons, paddle boats, bikes and fishing boats, and take off for the day. There is also bicycle hire and repair centers for keen bikers who want to cycle the nearby Heartland Bike Trail. Park Rapids is a great place to try something new, such as tubing down a river, waterskiing, star gazing or spotting an American bald eagle. Swimming, ATV riding, sailing, fishing, birdwatching and even golfing can all be found in this area. There are also a number of stables offering horseback riding in the forests.

Treasure hunters and antique lovers will not want to miss the Sommerset Flea Market held every Thursday on Highway 34, just east of Park Rapids. In the summer, there are plenty of events to join in, such as the old-fashioned 4th of July Parade, sailing regattas, music festivals and the Water Carnival.

Minnesota Vacation Rentals Are the Ideal Places to Stay on a Budget

For those trying to enjoy a vacation on a shoe-string budget, Park Rapids Cottages are very affordable, especially for larger families or groups of friends. Cooking outdoors on a BBQ is great fun and much cheaper than dining out. There is a host of free activities in the open air which can all be enjoyed from your home-away-from-home. Go walking, fishing or biking during the day and bring books or games for entertainment after dark. With plenty of space, a comfortable sitting area, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining table and as many beds as you need, Park Rapids cottages can be a fun adventure without all the inconveniences of camping.

Nearby Attractions to Park Rapids Vacation Rentals

Itasca State Park is the home of the source of the mighty Mississippi River as it begins its 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. The state park, the oldest in Minnesota, has half a million visitors a year who come to enjoy this wilderness sanctuary which is actually a National Natural Landmark. The visitor center is worth stopping at. It will help you plan your day and let you know what excursions and events are planned in the park. Two-hour narrated tours of Lake Itasco can be pre-booked.

For a complete change of scenery, why not visit the Forestedge Winery at Laporte, just 18 miles from your Park Rapids vacation home? Enjoy wine tastings and browse the art gallery there. Other tours in the area include a biodynamic farm and CSA (community supported agriculture) garden and emu ranches. You can even watch milking at the local dairy farm. If you want to learn about bison or pick up some bison meat for the grill, visit the Northland Bison Ranch.

The nearby Hubbard County Historical Museum offers a chance to learn about pioneer and military history in the area with excellent displays and admission is free.

Park Rapids Cottages Weather Guide

Park Rapids can be a fun place to visit at all times of year. In the winter, the area has plenty of snowfall for winter sports while the summer months are warm and sunny, reaching around 80 F (26 C) in July and August. Showers can be expected throughout the year.

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