"Bethany was an ideal hostess. She was through, organized and generous -- even personalizing our stay by having age-appropriate toys, books and games on the ready for the kids in the game room. Every question we had was answered in the Welcome Packet she sent us, pertinent info and instruction was labeled within the house. When we changed our stay from 7 nights to 6, she personally undertook all the details with VRBO to change our agreement and fees. The location of the cabin is secluded, woodsy and beautiful. It has two beachfronts, one with a dock to fish off of and one with a beach for kids to play on. The boathouse near this beach was STOCKED with toys for sand, nets for fishing, chairs for lounging, goggles and fins for underwater play, even a floating island to loaf on in the water. In the garage were other games and toys such as kickballs, a wagon, a tricycle, beanbag toss; in the screened-in porch were some fishing rods at our disposal; in the game room we found darts, foosball, pool table, board games, you name it! It was simply ideal for our family reunion gathering with kids. There was also a fire pit nearby the beach though we never did find the opportunity to use it! Next time. The calm lake did not have a lot of traffic, had clean water and was a perfect temperature, there were TONS of fish in this lake! Inside the cabin was comfortable, spacious and clean. There were plenty of dishes and the amenities were modern and functional (dishwasher, washing machine, stovetop, dryer, etc). The table was big enough to seat us all. She had even left us some popsicle treats in the freezer for the kids! My dad complained that there was no "real TV" but I think he's part of the old generation, we were able to livestream the most pertinent things we wanted to watch (like the Olympics!).
Though this is just Minnesota living, and no fault of our hosts, our sole complaint may have been the amount of insects during this time of year (mid-August). Mosquitoes were rampant and the biting flies had it in for us. Insect repellent is a must!
We would very likely stay here again -- we tend to rotate locations each year but next time we gather in MN I think we would be back. I recommend this property 100%."
Guest: Elena L.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 24, 2016