"There is a group of us who go away every year to spend a long weekend away from our wives, away from our children, just a time to relax and to drag out or dirt bikes and ATV's to go riding as a group. This year we rented Paul's house on Forest Lake, and it was amazing.
It was clean and well maintained, he had plenty of parking for snowmobile or bike trailers. He made sure we had access to the garage with lights that we could do repairs at night, there was a readily accessible hose so we were able to load clean machines back up into our trailers before returning home.
The wood stove and the pellet stove were awesome to make the place comfortable as it was getting cold outside, and Paul set them up for us so they lit very easily, there was ample wood so we didn't have to go buy or cut any ourselves, and the pellet stove was fully loaded and ready when we rolled in.
The Hot Tub helped a lot to help us unwind and relax away aches and pains after a day of hard trail riding. The grill outside was great, unlike most of the places we have rented in years past it came with a couple full tanks of propane, and was 100% ready to go when we got there.
The outside awning made it possible for us to hang out outside even in light rain without getting soaked. There were plenty of plates and silverware settings so we didn't have to wash the same set of 4 plates, forks, spoons, and knives over and over again.
It was pretty secluded although not far from other houses so while we couldn't make a lot of noise, we did not feel like we were packed in next to the neighbors.
Their internet was great, a real solid broadband connection with wifi, this made up for the lack of Tmobile or Sprint service at the house, Verizon and AT&T service seems to have been OK there however. Wifi was accessible in all rooms except the front bedroom.
The beds were good, nobody had any complaints, and the one in the front bedroom was awesome, better than any I've slept on in 5 years of these trips.
There is only one shower, which was the only negative aspect of the property, but with 4 guys it wasn't a big deal, we never ran out of hot water (and the hot water was nice and hot, unlike so many other places!) and it wasn't one of those awful shower heads where you feel like you aren't getting enough water so this was not even enough of a negative to drop below 5 stars.
All in all a great place to stay, we will definitely be coming back."
Guest: Chris G.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 24, 2016