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Pure Pleasure! Summer Vacation at the Loose Moose Lodge!

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


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

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

• 5 bedrooms, and loft with room for many!

• 3 large bathrooms plus powder room

• 100 feet of lakeshore

• 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

• Upper and lower level media areas with large screen TVs

• Lower level “saloon” for cards + games

• Central air conditioning

• Cable TV

• Washer & dryer sets on both living levels

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

Amy Gawlik
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 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

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!


Lake Shore Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Wake each morning with stunning views of Gull Lake
    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!
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
The Loose Moose Lodge requires housekeeping every third day, at a rate of $45 per hour. Rate/total is subject to renter needs


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Pure Pleasure! Summer Vacation at the Loose Moose Lodge!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Minneapolis, MN


  • 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

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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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Lake Shore Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer + Christmas
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - $45 man hour $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.

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.
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