** SUMMER 2017 FILLING FAST!! **
Gorgeous and Spacious All-Season lake home nestled in beautiful Northern Minnesota where the First City on the Mississippi meets the Shores of Lake Bemidji. Perfect for Family Reunions, Family Vacations, Couple Getaways, Holidays, and Crafting Retreats at all times of the year!
- Cozy enough for 2, comfortably sleeps more than 22!
- A destination in itself, or a great home-base when out & about!
- Craft and create with groups who relate!
- For all ages and all stages, for all seasons and all reasons!
- Whatever the case, come enjoy The Lake Place!
This newly built private home on Lake Bemidji is located just minutes from town yet on the quiet and wooded part of Birchmont Drive on 1.2 acres, making it feel like you are far away from any hustle and bustle. With WiFi and Cable to stay connected, countless outdoor adventures, and peaceful sunrises over the lake, it can be as action-packed or relaxing as you make it.
Amazingly ideal for groups of all sizes - feeling cozy for 2 guests yet spacious for 24 guests due to the clever floor plan. The layout offers everything a couple needs on the main level including the Master Suite, Great Room, laundry room and expansive views of the lake.
For large groups and multi-family gatherings, there is no other single-unit vacation option in the Bemidji area able to sleep 24, making it the best option for togetherness! It is spacious enough for everyone to spread out and feel comfortable with 4 indoor sitting areas, 2 large TVs, a game table, and plenty more seating outdoors on both the covered porch and a large patio. The 5 large bedrooms have beds for 16, and the 4-room bonus room area can accommodate 8 more! 2 of the 4 bathrooms have double vanity sinks, separate toilet rooms and plenty of space for multiple people getting ready at the same time. All linens and towels are provided, with extras in the upstairs linen closet. The individual bedroom layout is sure to accommodate any group's specific needs:
- MASTER BEDROOM: on main level with adjoining private bathroom, queen bed (sleeps 2)
- BEDROOM 2: upstairs with full bathroom nearby in hall, has queen bed and toddler bed (sleeps 3)
- BEDROOM 3: upstairs with full bathroom nearby in hall, has 2 twin-over-full bunks (sleeps 6)
- BEDROOM 4: upstairs with very large Jack & Jill bathroom, has queen bed and twin bed (sleeps 3)
- BEDROOM 5: upstairs with very large Jack & Jill bathroom, has two twin beds (sleeps 2)
- BONUS AREA: upstairs, up to 4 queen 22" plush air beds (sleeps up to 8)
The Great Room is a perfect gathering space that can easily accommodate everyone at the same time. The large kitchen allows for many people to prepare food at the same time or just hang out with the chef while they work their magic! The custom cabinetry, spacious granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, dual sinks, beverage fridge, induction cooktop, central island and vast views of the lake and outdoor activity make it a joy being in this gorgeous space. The large dining table seats 8-10 with direct views of the lake. Plus the kitchen island seats 4-6, allowing 16 people to eat in the same room at the same time. Additionally, the patio seats 6-10 more! The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows for unobstructed views of the lake, beautiful coffered ceilings, a cozy contemporary gas fireplace in a gorgeous wall of built-ins, a comfy sectional sofa, and a large TV that can be easily watched from all parts of the Great Room, all the way back to the cooktop!
The outdoor space is also very accommodating with beautiful landscaping, a paved driveway, and paver sidewalks. There is also a covered porch and large patio furnished with a gas grill, gas fire pit, and patio furniture. The yard is level to the lake (meaning there are no stairs or hills to have to climb!) making it easy to feel connected to both those in the house and those at the dock. The flat yard also allows for easy set-up of various yard games or banquet tables. There is heated garage parking for 3 vehicles (wonderful in the winter!), with room for at least 5 more vehicles on the driveway. Additionally, there is a swingset and pedal boat available onsite for your enjoyment.
LAKE BEMIDJI: Lake Bemidji has so much to offer, more than enough to captivate all interests! Being able to rent equipment for lake activity right at the shoreline makes being able to use the lake in a variety of ways very convenient. Rental options include fishing boats, speed boats and pontoons, as well as jet-skis, sailboats, kayaks, and paddle boards in the summer, and cross-country skis and snowshoes in the winter. Just a few miles away, you are able to rent snowmobiles and ice houses. But renting equipment is not a requirement... the great thing about The Lake Place is that Lake Bemidji is an extension of the backyard and can be enjoyed right from the property with swimming and pedal boating off the private beach and fishing off the dock! However, if you do bring or rent a boat, there's always plenty of options for a good fishing or waterskiing spot. Plus, "dock-hopping" can be an all-day event with numerous options of places to dock for dining and entertainment, and "lake-hopping" is another great way to spend a summer day! In the winter, if you're not out fishing, driving on the lake through the village of plowed "roads" and "neighborhoods" of ice houses is an experience in itself. Watching the 4th of July fireworks from your boat, participating in fishing tournament, and taking the Polar Plunge are a few more unique ways to take advantage of Lake Bemidji.
FISHING LAKE BEMIDJI: Lake Bemidji is well known for excellent fishing of muskie, walleye, northern pike, and panfish (yellow perch, crappie and pumpkinseeds). Most of these have been caught right from the dock, providing hours of entertainment! For serious fishermen, several fishing guides are available in the area to help you get that trophy fish! In the winter, some of the permanent ice houses that make up part of the "ice house village" straight out from the house are able to be rented.
BOATING LAKE BEMIDJI: It is fun to boat to different places right on Lake Bemidji such as restaurants, the touristy downtown Waterfront, Lake Bemidji State Park, and the Country Club. You simply arrive and dock your boat until you're ready to leave the destination. You can also motor boat, kayak or canoe to 2 different connected lakes (Lake Irving and Stump Lake) by hopping on the Mississippi River!
AREA ATTRACTIONS: If you wish to take in the area's attractions, there are countless things to see and do locally that I have described in great detail further under the "location" tab, but to mention a few here... Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox in downtown Bemidji is hailed as the 2nd-most photographed statue in the country! Plus, the Mississippi River headwaters is just 25 miles away at Itasca State Park, the Sanford Center brings in great entertainment and Bemidji's Downtown is filled with things to see and do. If your desire is for outdoor adventure, you will certainly find your match, and The Lake Place would be a refreshing place to end the day!
If getting outdoors is limited by weather, there is plenty to do within the house itself! Get cozy with a blanket and a good book by the fireplace, or watch a favorite TV episode or movie. Play a game of cards or a board game, or challenge each other to a game of foosball. Take advantage of the beautiful kitchen and create a gourmet treat, or dim the lights and relax in the master bathroom's air tub! If that's not enough, there are several local options for indoor fun.
As a bonus, wheelchairs can easily navigate through the main level and outdoor space of the property due to the 36" doors and lack of stairs. With level access to the patio and flat yard, a wheelchair can even get out to the dock!
CRAFTING RETREATS: If you are seeking a place to set up retreats for scrapbooking or quilting or other crafting, the large bonus room would comfortably accommodates 12-16 crafters, but (depending on your retreat needs) because the house accommodates up to 24 guests, it may be possible for up to 24 crafters to join the group! The large dormers in the bonus room bring in ample natural light to help perfect those fine details. Then, when you want or need a break from creating, there are plenty of options for how to spend your non-crafting time while at The Lake Place.
Plus, arrangements can be made for retreats other than crafting, such as book clubs, church groups, or small business conferences. Please contact me with inquiries on specifics about booking a retreat at The Lake Place.Get the full listing »