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Pure Pleasure! Summer Vacation at the Loose Moose Lodge!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Where luxury and attention to detail is important!

Experience The Cabin Life at a Perfect Minnesota Lodge.

Just a just two-hour drive northwest of Minnesota’s Twin Cities is the Brainerd Lakes area, the quintessential north woods of lore and legend. It is a beautiful pine tree covered landscape and is home to the best boating, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling and relaxing Minnesota has to offer.

All of this within easy access from anywhere!

While other lodge rentals can be hit or miss, The Loose Moose Lodge’s stunning north woods lakefront vista is unbeatable.

Over generations, “going to the cabin” has become an integral part of Minnesota’s cultural inheritance. You too can now share in this rewarding tradition from the comforts of a classic lodge – your own family cabin in the north woods.

Loose Moose Lodge Home Details

• Western style lodge home

• 5200 square feet of finished living space

• 2 hours and 15 minutes from the Twin Cities

• 4 bedrooms, plus loft / bunkroom

• 3 large bathrooms plus powder room

• 100 feet of lakeshore

• Surf shack (boathouse) with screens.

• large dock for sitting right on the lake

• Large 3 car heated garage

• Large grassy front with room for yard games.

• Gorgeous western style woodwork and beams throughout the home

• Complete open gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar

• 2 Washer & dryer sets. One on both living levels

• 2 Dishwashers and three refrigerators

• Upper and lower level media areas with large screen TVs

• Lower level “saloon” for cards + games

• Central air conditioning

• Cable TV

Bedroom Details

• Master suite with a King bed, private bath with free-standing soaking tub, outdoor feel shower, double sinks, large walk-in closet.

• Second bedroom with King bed, closet, shared bath

• Third bedroom with Queen bed, large closet, shared bath

• Bunk room features one bunk bed with full bed on bottom, twin on top

• Huge loft with 2 Queen size beds, and two bunk beds full bed on bottom, twin on top. Fold out sofa sleeps an extra two to three.

Staying at The Loose Moose Lodge lets you partake in a heritage that belongs to a fortunate few. And to make your stay especially memorable, plan to do it all! We offer many amenities to use at your disposal. Boat rentals, Dining recommendations and reservations, golf tee times, and any other whim you may desire is yours just by asking! Let our concierge service take care of all the details.

More Details

Owner
Amy Gawlik
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Amy Gawlik

Each detail of the Loose Moose Lodge has been lovingly curated. The atmosphere is Western Pioneering Luxury. We're proud to offer this unique property to the most discriminating vacationers. We know you'll enjoy it as much as we do!

Amy Gawlik purchased this lodge in 2008

Why Amy Gawlik chose Gull Lake

This property is perfect for a group that enjoys the finer details, and expects pure luxury when vacationing. Each bed offers high quality linens. Each and every piece of bedding, down to the mattress pads and pillow protectors, are washed and replaced between guests, so you can rest knowing you're wrapped in clean luxury. Owner personal effects are removed. Furnishings, dishes, appliances, and accessories are plentiful and quality. This property is not for everyone. The expectations for each renter is very high. You should consider this property for your vacation if your group would treat it less of "rental" and more as if using your best friend's property. We enjoy "hosting" each family that chooses to make their summer memories here. We truly Love to share the magic of the Loose Moose Lodge with other like-minded vacationers.

What makes this lodge unique

From the moment you arrive at the Loose Moose Lodge, you'll feel the special uniqueness that surrounds you. You'll marvel at the early morning sun as it shines in from the front, and you'll be dazzled by each breathtaking sunset!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family is fairly particular about where we stay, and to top it off, we have a large group, making it a bit of a challenge when setting up vacations. We were looking for quality, space, and a place that had multiple shared areas to be able to listen to music, watch tv, or simply relax and enjoy the lake view for a week. The Loose Moose was a perfect fit - the home itself it amazing, lovely, wonderfully furnished, and most of all, has a wide open view of the lake at sunset! Perfect for happy hour on their beach, where you could hear the waves lapping, and have a nice bonfire to boot!



The hosts have an eye for design, and take great care of the home. When you arrive, they walk you through the home, to share where things are, and to help you on your way to a great visit. They have thought of everything - they even had services set up for during the week and had printed the week's detail out, so we knew when certain activities were occurring (trash pick up, mid week cleaning). The beds were in great shape, the linens superb, dishes are plenty and beautiful. And the home's built in audio/video system, which is on all 3 floors, WiFi throughout, was easy to use, and just fabulous.



For those that like to cook, the kitchen and deck with a gas grill, added to the family fun Any type of appliance you'd want was there, gas and double oven, and lots of open counter space with chairs so people could just hang out and talk, was terrific. And the benefit for those that made the meals or had to clean up....it faces the lake with wall to wall windows - a pleasure to cook and clean for our large group.



We slept well, we fished poorly, and the kids learned to water ski off a brand new pontoon furnished by Eric at Lake Fun Rentals, made it all happen. (they are located only 10 minutes from the dock of the home, easy to rent, easy to pick it up, and lots of fun to explore Gull Lake).



Our memories from this year's vacation were fabulous but the #1 thing we all talk about, before we even get into the stories that will be shared for years to come, is the kindness and thoughtfulness of the owners. They have built their home with love, and truly love sharing it with others. From the moment we arrived, to the minute we departed, we knew this was a special place - in structure, in furnishings, but mostly, in love and care that they openly share with this of us lucky to have found the Loose Moose.



Thank you Amy, for sharing, very cool!
Jun 2017
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Car: recommended

Amenities

Lake Shore Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Prior to booking, guests are required to call owner for a detailed conversation regarding the rental agreement. Please do call owner at 612.384.0066
  • Cancellations: First night payment is Non-Refundable prior to 90 days before stay. 50% deposit becomes Non-Refundable 45 days prior. 100% within 30da
  • We require a 7 night minimum in the summer months, and require rental only span one weekend per week. Wednesday to Wed. rentals are ideal
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , A private feeling of showering outdoors , or soak long!
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , This spacious bath is beautiful and luxurious
    Loft Bath - toilet , shower , This bath is private, large and beautiful
    Powder Room - toilet , The Powder Room offers complete privacy for quick in and out
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest Room - 1 queen , This private room has beautiful lake views + dreamy bedding
    Guest Room - 1 king , Spacious and luxurious with an excellent view of Gull Lake
    Guest Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room is perfect for families and kids. Luxurious too!
    Loft - 2 queen , 2 double , 2 twin/ single , This spacious loft is private + comfortable. Families here!
    Master Suite - 1 king , Wake each morning with stunning views of Gull Lake
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
The Loose Moose Lodge requires housekeeping every third day, at a rate of $45 per hour. Rate/total is subject to renter needs

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Boston, MA
5

The Moose is Pristine

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Loose Moose exceeded our high expectations. We are MN natives but live on the East Coast. We return every summer to spend time with family on the lakes around Brainerd. The property is pristine and well set up to host a family. From morning coffee on the panoramic deck to afternoon naps on the queen sized chaisse lounge chair to evening s'mores sessions on the lakeside campfire, we did it all. Amy could not have been a better hostess: welcoming, responsive, kind, and gracious. We were easily able to rent boats and jet ski's for the week, and explored the lake fully. From a leisurely afternoon boat ride into Nisswa to stops at the various resort hot spots to great water skiing in the bay, we enjoyed the water every day. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare some nice family meals, and the open set up was ideal for family time over a meal (with a great music system enhancing the experience). The Loose Moose was a big hit, and we look forward to the next stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home on Gull Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our family is fairly particular about where we stay, and to top it off, we have a large group, making it a bit of a challenge when setting up vacations. We were looking for quality, space, and a place that had multiple shared areas to be able to listen to music, watch tv, or simply relax and enjoy the lake view for a week. The Loose Moose was a perfect fit - the home itself it amazing, lovely, wonderfully furnished, and most of all, has a wide open view of the lake at sunset! Perfect for happy hour on their beach, where you could hear the waves lapping, and have a nice bonfire to boot!

The hosts have an eye for design, and take great care of the home. When you arrive, they walk you through the home, to share where things are, and to help you on your way to a great visit. They have thought of everything - they even had services set up for during the week and had printed the week's detail out, so we knew when certain activities were occurring (trash pick up, mid week cleaning). The beds were in great shape, the linens superb, dishes are plenty and beautiful. And the home's built in audio/video system, which is on all 3 floors, WiFi throughout, was easy to use, and just fabulous.

For those that like to cook, the kitchen and deck with a gas grill, added to the family fun Any type of appliance you'd want was there, gas and double oven, and lots of open counter space with chairs so people could just hang out and talk, was terrific. And the benefit for those that made the meals or had to clean up....it faces the lake with wall to wall windows - a pleasure to cook and clean for our large group.

We slept well, we fished poorly, and the kids learned to water ski off a brand new pontoon furnished by Eric at Lake Fun Rentals, made it all happen. (they are located only 10 minutes from the dock of the home, easy to rent, easy to pick it up, and lots of fun to explore Gull Lake).

Our memories from this year's vacation were fabulous but the #1 thing we all talk about, before we even get into the stories that will be shared for years to come, is the kindness and thoughtfulness of the owners. They have built their home with love, and truly love sharing it with others. From the moment we arrived, to the minute we departed, we knew this was a special place - in structure, in furnishings, but mostly, in love and care that they openly share with this of us lucky to have found the Loose Moose.

Thank you Amy, for sharing, very cool!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

LM

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I needed a long weekend away from the kids and a change of scenery from our cabin in the Alexandria area. My family spent our summer vacations just down the road from the Loose Moose at Grandview Lodge, and my memories of Gull Lake are wonderful and comforting.

I wanted to lay in the sun, shop, enjoy a spa and cook. He wanted to fish and enjoy the lake. We were new to VRBO and didn't know exactly what to expect. When we stumbled across the listing for the Loose Moose, we were immediately captivated by the pictures and descriptions, and since we both know Gull Lake, we were convinced this was a good fit even though it was much bigger than we needed.

The house is amazing! It is so beautifully decorated, yet comfortable and functional. The gourmet kitchen is to die for. The decks (yes plural) provide great sun exposure and views of all the fun lake activities. The fire pit, the entertainment system and the comfy bed made this a weekend we will never forget.

The house was well prepared for us and we could tell the owners truly wanted us to enjoy everything the house and the lake had to offer. Our time at the Loose Moose was perfect!

We plan to go back and I am anxious to get a girls weekend on the calendar too. You will love this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Loose Moose Fan No. 1

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you pull onto the Loose Moose driveway, anticipation reaches an all-time high. You immediately realize the pictures, albeit awesome, do not do this place justice! Then, the front door opens and before you can set your suitcase down, you know you have ARRIVED! The architecture, the decor, the comfortable furniture and bedrooms, the art, the view of Gull Lake . . . it's all truly amazing!

This is not a cabin. This is not just a lake home. This estate is a piece of heaven up north. Beautifully decorated, warm and cozy, and invitingly comfortable for entertaining or a romantic getaway. Everything is top-class and top-shelf. It is obvious that this place is loved by its owners and all who pass through its doors.

As for the area, for those of us who know Gull Lake, nothing more needs to be said. For those who are experiencing Gull for the first time, I dare say this Minnesota treasure has it all - in every season - gorgeous water, beautiful scenery, excellent bars and restaurants, great shopping, world class golf, spas, snowmobile trails, hiking trails, and wonderful, wonderful people at every turn.

We have been fortunate to enjoy the Loose Moose in the summer, fall and winter. I am hard pressed to say in which season the Loose Moose is more enjoyable. One of the greatest weekends we had was a weekend when it was 22 below zero. We cuddled by the fireplace, listened to great music, watched movies, made wonderful meals, caught up on reading, and reconnected with each other. Eventually the temps warmed to a point where we could venture out on the snowmobile trails and take in the wintry beauty of Northern Minnesota. We have also enjoyed the warm summer sun and time on the water, as well as the beautiful foliage of autumn.

Another impressive feature is the owners' determination to make us feel at home and relaxed. We were greeted with simple instructions on the entertainment system, lighting system, climate control, etc. These folks want to share their love of this incredible place, and they do!

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a couples weekend or a family getaway, this place is conducive to fun, relaxation and romance!

Do not hesitate to book the Loose Moose. Seriously - you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45

Sorry, we have a No Pet Policy.

First 50% payment is required at booking, and becomes NON-REFUNDABLE 90 days prior to stay.
Final 50% becomes payable 30 days prior to stay.

Cancellation Policy:
First night payment is Non-Refundable prior to 90 days before stay
First 50% is payable upon booking and becomes Non-Refundable 45 days prior to stay.
Final 50% is payable 30 days prior to stay.

MINIMUM STAYS:
We do require a 7 night minimum in the summer months and arrange dates and stays to only occupy one weekend.
For instance, we rent from Thursday to Thursday as only one weekend is rented. We do not typically rent Saturday to Saturday as it would occupy two weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.