The four-seasons environment of Minnesota makes it the perfect destination no matter what time of year you need to get away, since no two visits will ever be the same. The decision to head to Minnesota may not be difficult, but you’ll need to plan where to go, the fun you’ll have with family and friends, and where to stay. Gull Lake, nestled between Brainerd and Baxter, Minnesota is an option that will leave you with unforgettable memories, and choosing it means you’ll be close to everything you want to do. When you search for the perfect place to stay, you’ll want something that reflects the fun, excitement, and relaxation you look forward to.
Bay Colony Unit 775 is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom Gull Lake house rental with room for up to 10 guests. The standalone cabin means you won’t have to worry about disturbing upstairs neighbors, and you’ll have plenty of space to spread out and relax however you want. Everyone in the group will feel like they’ve stepped into a home away from home while also being just steps from the water and close to all the restaurants, shops, Gull Lake fun, and attractions you’ve come to experience.
Guest looking to relax in style on their visit to Gull Lake will find all they desire in Bay Colony Unit 775. Stylish furnishings and finishes can be found throughout, in bedrooms as well as living spaces. Bay Colony Unit 775 is just steps away from the water and sandy shore of Gull Lake. Enjoy being close to exciting activities, bars, shops, and countless other attractions of Gull Lake and the surrounding area to keep you busy during your stay.
The calm green tones of this Gull Lake house rental reflect peace and tranquility the moment you arrive and are a contrast to the bright white trim around windows and doors. A beautifully manicured lawn and mature trees and shrubs surrounding the home make for a beautiful show of everything Minnesota has to offer year-round. You’ll want to spend most of your time outside, especially at the bricked patio with fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chair seating for eight. Grill up the catch of the day or another favorite meal on the nearby stainless steel grill and enjoy it at the picnic table just outside your door. Further down the patio area is another fire pit with two chairs for lounging near the flames. A small, landscaped area separates this area from the sand and water of Gull Lake. Build sandcastles with the kids, take turns burying each other in the sand, or use one of the multiple adjustable-back lounge chairs facing the water so you can soak up the sun and work on your tan or watch the sun set over the horizon. Splash around in the water, or if you rented a boat, moor it at the property’s dock for quick access whenever you want to cruise the water.
Step into home the moment you step through the front door. Move forward into the large open living space full of natural light from plenty of large windows. First you enter the kitchen and dining area, decorated in neutral tones and dark wood floors in the dining space and tile in the kitchen. The home chef of the group will love the fully equipped kitchen featuring all stainless steel appliances and plenty of cupboard space for all the tools and ingredients needed for a delicious home-cooked meal. A kitchen island features granite counters that match the counters in the rest of the kitchen and plenty of prep space. The dining space is clearly defined by dark wood floors and features a large area rug in shades of browns, tans, and green. A wood dining set includes seating for six. Relax after the meal or sit with morning coffee as the sun pours in through the windows of the octagon-shaped cozy living area. The brick fireplace is painted white is the focal point of the room and stands out against neutral-colored walls. Look toward the deeply coffered ceiling and the dark green feature area that brings in the green showcased throughout the rest of the living spaces. Carpeted floors host a dark-colored leather couch and chair, as well as matching wood coffee table and end tables.
When it’s time for rest and relaxation, head to one of the private bedrooms. The master suite features a king size bed, chest of drawers and closet for all of your things. In the closet you’ll also find a programmable safe for your valuables as well as provided hangers and a suitcase rack. The master suite is also handicap friendly. There is minimal furniture in the way so you can navigate around the area with ease. A large bathroom plays host to a large, handicap friendly shower stall. There is plenty of space to wheel into the stall, and there are grab bars installed on two walls. A large, padded seat is available on the third wall so you can sit comfortably while you wash. A handheld shower head with extra-long hose allows you to wash and rinse with little problem. The shower curtain hung on a tension rod over the stall means no need to navigate doors either. The expansive vanity counter holds a single sink. The second bedroom features a king bed and a twin-size bed with a shared night table. A dresser and closet give space for all your things and a flat screen TV atop the dresser keeps occupants entertained before bed. The room has an en suite bathroom that features tub/shower combo with shower curtain and single sink vanity with plenty of storage for your personal items. The third bedroom is upstairs and features a queen bed and a twin bed with shared night table. The vaulted ceiling boasts a fan to help keep the air moving. The en suite bath features a tub/shower combo with framed-glass surround and hinged door.
If you’re looking for an early summer escape full of natural beauty and lakeside fun, look no further than Gull Lake. You and your group will enjoy plenty of fun Gull Lake things to do, both indoors and outdoors, on the water and off the water. There is something for everyone to while away the time and relax and unwind at Gull Lake.
If you have some “littles” in your group who may not be able to participate in all of the “big kid” activities, make sure to schedule in some time at the splash pad. A fun way to cool off and play in the water for youngsters or non-swimmers, the interactive, zero-depth play area includes misters, cascading, flowing, and sprinkling water structures, and much more.
Put a cap on any day of your Gull Lake escape with time around one of the lake’s campfire circles. Roast s’mores, star gaze, or just watch the flames and pass the time recounting the day’s adventures with friends and family before turning in for a good night’s sleep.
Your lakeside vacation is guaranteed to be packed with tons of fun water-themed activities. Spend some time on the lake in your own vessel, in a rented pontoon, or in one of our loaner kayaks or canoes (first come, first served). Rent some fishing gear and catch lunch or dinner from the 70-foot fishing dock. Splash around in the water, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, or hop on our Aqua Lily Pad. After all the water fun, dry off and have a lakeside picnic lunch or dinner.
Challenge yourself and get your adrenaline pumping. Adventures like ziplining continue to be popular, and Gull Lake has its very own course! At Brainerd Zipline Tour, located at Mount Ski Gull in Pillsbury State Forest not far from Gull Lake, you’ll catch views of the Brainerd Lakes area and take in the gorgeous surroundings during the 2.5-hour tour. There’s even a 50-foot free fall drop as an optional end to your experience.
Gull Lake Things to Do Indoors
If the weather isn’t cooperating with your lake plans, Gull Lake has many indoor activities to keep you busy when the weather isn’t at its best. Choose from sports like basketball, volley, and glow bowling to activities like foosball, pool, table tennis, and air hockey. Try your hand at the indoor climbing wall or spend some time with your artistic side and create tie-dye items, edible sand art sculpture, and more.
Ready, aim, fire! Archery is one of the oldest activities dating back tens of thousands of years. It’s a skill many still use today for hunting, but over the years it has become a competitive sport as well. Whether you’re a skilled marksman or just want to try out a new activity, make sure to spend some time at the outdoor archery ranges. Aim for a bullseye as you challenge your friends or family to do the same.
It’s no secret: Gull Lake Beach Resorts has THE best beaches on Gull Lake! Many of our units are nestled directly on the beautiful sand beaches along the shoreline of Gull Lake, making it the perfect place for relaxing the day away and soaking up the early summer sun. Spread out your beach blanket and plant your beach umbrella for a day on the beach, and if the sun gets a little intense, take a dip in the water to cool off. Minnesota might be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some amazing beach time on your freshwater vacation!
Grab a bike rental and head out and explore. Gull Lake is close to Northland Arboretum, the beginning of the Paul Bunyan Trail. The paved trail spans 120 miles, so you have plenty distance to roam and explore. The trail is great for all ages and ability levels and passes through small towns and plenty of gorgeous Minnesota scenery. The portion nearest Gull Lake is mostly flat and easy going. Watch for others enjoying the trail, including guests and locals on foot, rollerblading, or enjoying other trail activities.
Early Summer Getaway to Gull Lake
Enjoy your early summer getaway to Gull Lake and leave all your cares and worries at the door of your vacation rental provided by Gull Lake Beach Resorts. You’ll want to make sure all the fun and excitement of your vacation is reflected in your accommodations. After a long day of fun, gather together for a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax and unwind in the open living area with a book or your favorite movie or TV show. We have units to fit any size family or group. No matter what your vacation needs and style, we have a rental that is just right for you. Our premium units include upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and more!
Contact us today to plan your early summer getaway!
The four-seasons fun of Minnesota makes it the perfect destination no matter what time of year you need to get away, since no two visits will ever be the same. The decision to head to Minnesota may not be difficult, but you’ll need to plan where to go, the fun you’ll have with family and friends, and where to stay. Gull Lake, nestled between Brainerd and Baxter, Minnesota, is an option that will leave you with unforgettable memories, and choosing it means you’ll be close to everything you want to do and see while you’re here. When you search for the perfect place to stay, you’ll want something that extends the fun, excitement, and relaxation you look forward to.
Bay Colony Unit 761 (Lower) is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Gull Lake vacation rental with room for up to eight guests. Everyone in the group will feel like they’ve stepped into a home away from home while also being just steps from the water and close to all the restaurants, shops, and attractions you’ve come to experience.
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Guest looking to relax in style on their visit to Gull Lake will find all they desire in Bay Colony Unit 761 (Lower). Stylish furnishings and finishes can be found throughout, in bedrooms and living spaces. Bay Colony Unit 761 (Lower) is just steps away from the water and sandy shore. Enjoy being close to exciting activities, bars, shops, and countless other attractions of Gull Lake and the surrounding area to keep you busy during your stay.
Exterior Features of Our Gull Lake Vacation Rental
The neutral tones with white accents reflect ease and relaxation from the moment you arrive. A beautifully manicured lawn and mature trees surrounding the home make for a beautiful show of everything Minnesota has to offer year-round. You’ll want to spend most of your time outside, especially at the bricked patio with fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chair seating for eight. Grill up the catch of the day or another favorite meal on the nearby stainless steel grill. Further down the patio area is another fire pit with two chairs for lounging near the flames. A small, landscaped area separates this area from the sand and water of Gull Lake. Build sandcastles, take turns burying each other in the sand, or use one of the multiple adjustable-back lounge chairs facing the water so you can soak up the sun and work on your tan or watch the sun set over the horizon. Splash around in the water, or if you rented a boat, moor it at the property’s dock for quick access whenever you want to cruise the water.
Step into the home the moment you walk in the front door. Move forward into the large open living space full of natural light from plenty of large windows. First you enter the kitchen and dining area, decorated in a soft green with white accents and spots of dark-toned wood for contrast. The home chef will love the fully equipped kitchen featuring all stainless steel appliances and plenty of cupboard space for all the tools and ingredients needed for a delicious home-cooked meal. A kitchen island features granite counters that match the counters in the rest of the kitchen and features plenty of prep space as well as two bar stools for helpers. The dining space is clearly defined by dark wood floors and features a large area rug in shades of browns, tans, and green to pull the colors of the room together. A wood dining set includes seating for six.
Relax after the meal or sit with morning coffee as the sun pours in through the windows of the octagon-shaped cozy living area. A brick fireplace painted white is the focal point of the room and stands out against neutral-colored walls. Look toward the deeply coffered ceiling and the dark green feature that brings in the green showcased throughout the rest of the living spaces. Carpeted floors host a dark-colored couch and chair, as well as a matching wood coffee table and end tables.
When it’s time for a good night’s sleep or a nap between activities, head to one of the private bedrooms. The master bedroom hosts two full-size beds, a shared nightstand with light, and a dresser with flat-screen TV sitting on top. The en suite bath includes a tub/shower combo with surround and expansive vanity with shelving beneath for all of your toiletries. A second bedroom features a king bed as well as a full-size bed divided by a shared nightstand with a lamp. The windows let in natural light and wood blinds can be closed for sleeping or watching a show on the flat-screen TV atop the dresser. The nearby bathroom features a tub/shower combo with curtain, as well as a large vanity with space for everything you need for your morning and evening routine.
No matter how long you plan to stay at Gull Lake, Bay Colony Unit 761 (Lower) will give you all the rest, relaxation, and fun you’re looking for. Contact us today to book your memorable stay at our Gull Lake vacation rental that will have you coming back for years to come!
Just a few years ago, the ability to pack our bags and hit the roads and skies in pursuit of beautiful destinations was an exciting idea that we assumed would simply always be available to us. Then 2020 happened. More quickly than anyone could have imagined, traveling wasn’t only inaccessible, it was nearly impossible. Those places we had planned on visiting without worry felt suddenly out of reach without a clear indication of when they would be accessible again.
When travel isn’t possible, it has a way of manifesting its importance. Getting out and exploring is more than just something we want to do, it’s something that speaks to us on a fundamental level and in 2021, there’s a tangible sense of relief in the idea that the world is opening up once again!
With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s the prime moment to begin planning a refreshing adventure and in so many ways, Gull Lake, Minnesota is calling your name! A Gull Lake vacation is an ideal Memorial Day destination in 2021 thanks to the fact that it offers up an abundance of fun activities travelers will love and pairs it with just as many open-air spaces to enjoy the scenery. This provides that much-needed balance between entertainment and space to feel secure for those still leaning on the side of caution when it comes to social distancing.
Whether you’re a traveler with a passion for the great outdoors or someone who is just excited to be able to wake up somewhere new this Memorial Day, Gull Lake promises to be a place that brings you back time and again. When you’re in the process of putting the finishing touches on your Memorial Day itinerary, don’t forget to keep the following highlights in mind. Above all, happy traveling!
Book a Stay That Provides Comfort and Style
Knowing you can travel to Gull Lake this Memorial Day is thrilling on its own, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice anything in the way of luxury, comfort, or style. During your Memorial Day adventure, be sure to book a vacation rental with the help of property professionals at Gull Lake Beach Resorts that keeps you close to the fun, surrounded by ideal scenery, and immersed in a space that’s spacious, beautiful, and inviting.
Many of these properties sit lakeside, offering up a chance to wake up to the waves every day of your stay. When you’re not enjoying the view from indoors through floor-to-ceiling windows that dot an open concept design, you can just as easily be getting a closer look from the privacy of a deck, patio, or balcony. Wake up with the sunrise and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or make the most of starry evenings with a glass of wine. Either way, these property features promise to bring a lot to your Memorial Day escape!
Fully equipped kitchens in these rentals make it simple to alternate between dining in and dining out during your Memorial Day travels in Gull Lake. Furnishings are sure to please and pair home-inspired comforts with Gull Lake style, often incorporating decorative touches that highlight the beauty of the indoors right inside. Booking a stay with access to Wi-Fi means visitors can easily stream the shows and movies they love during a getaway while settling into a property with large bedrooms means all of your fun is rewarded with a great sleep too.
Of course, the extras are always worth asking about! Gull Lake Beach Resorts provides Memorial Day travelers with access to properties that include cozy fireplaces for those evenings when the best thing is simply settling around the fire with those you love most.
Explore the Gull Lake Recreation Area
When you’re ready for some outdoor fun, the Gull Lake Recreation Area is the place to enjoy exactly that. This East Gull Lake hot spot is an ideal destination when you’re ready to lace up your boots and hit the trails this Memorial Day. The scenic landscape is dotted with convenient picnic tables too so if you’re in the mood for a midday snack, you don’t have to look far to settle in alongside Mother Nature.
Check Out the Water Via Kayak
Gull Lake is one of many waterways that grace the landscape of this area of Minnesota, and as such, it’s not surprising that it’s become a kayaking hot spot on the map! Travelers from near and far will find Memorial Day to be a great moment to rent a kayak and begin exploring now that the snow and ice have retreated. Both Adventure to Go and Lake Fun Rentals in nearby Nisswa are great options when you’re looking to rent the gear you need for an amazing time on the water.
Enjoy Your Gull Lake Vacation
Your Memorial Day Gull Lake vacation has been a long time in the making. Get started turning plans into travel realities by contacting our team and letting Gull Lake Beach Resorts handle your accommodations so you can focus on the fun. Get to packing and we’ll see you in Gull Lake, Minnesota soon!
With 2020 officially behind us, people across the U.S. and the globe are looking to capture the best that 2021 has to offer. With so many plans and travels put on hold in the year we all left behind, it’s fair to assume that those with a passion for hitting the road in the name of exploration will find plenty to look forward to with Easter just around the corner.
Yes, those traditional and meaningful moments spent at home over the Easter holiday are important, but we have all spent so much time inside that if the opportunity presents itself to get out and pair our Easter celebrations with a fresh air moment, there’s no reason not to take it!
This year, when you’re considering trips that elevate your Easter experience in wonderful ways, be sure to set your travel sights on scenic Gull Lake, Minnesota, and its incredible surrounding communities. Not only is this destination refreshing, but it provides a beautiful backdrop for that holiday trip you definitely deserve in 2021.
Whether you’re a traveler that loves to relax, enjoys the outdoors, or can’t wait to explore, a Gull Lake getaway will definitelly inspire you. The following are just a few of many options when you’re ready to plan an unforgettable Easter 2021 away in Minnesota.
Explore Pillsbury State Forest
Time spent discovering the beauty of Gull Lake is a highlight of any trip this way, but for those that are ready to immerse themselves in forested beauty this Easter, a quick hop over to nearby Pillsbury State Forest is bound to please! This impressive area of protected land covers 25,612 acres of terrain and was first established in 1900.
Pillsbury State Forest holds the important title of being Minnesota’s very first state forest, making it a must-see for those that travel this way with a heart for history. Bundle up and enjoy traversing the hilly terrain while you admire the many sugar maple, red oaks, and black ash trees that call this state forest home. 27 miles of hiking trail wind through Pillsbury State Forest which can be explored on foot, bike, or by horseback when the weather is right!
Hike the Paul Bunyan State Trail
When you can’t wait to pair your Easter celebrations with a fresh-air moment and plenty of scenery, be sure to take time to check out the Paul Bunyan State Trail while you’re in town. This path boasts an impressive 112 miles to discover that runs through the heart of Brainerd and Baxter. Pick and choose how much of this paved trail you want to enjoy during your stay. Whether you make it a day-trip or just an afternoon, it’s a great option for spending time outdoors over Easter when you have little ones with you as well.
Book the Perfect Property for Your Easter Getaway
Knowing you’ve booked an ideal vacation rental can boost your Easter away to new and exciting heights. Those who book with Gull Lake Beach Resorts will enjoy spacious, comfortable, and luxurious accommodations that make their Easter trip complete.
While Gull Lake and the surrounding communities are packed with options for enjoying dinner out, those that prefer to serve up a home-cooked meal instead can do so in these rentals. Many are equipped with full kitchens that offer spacious counters, plenty of cookware, and modern appliances to make whipping up that Easter dinner a breeze. Guests can then choose to dine indoors at the table or make their way outside to a patio or deck where furniture awaits to help you enjoy an amazing holiday alfresco moment.
Many guests have a favorite holiday movie they traditionally watch over Easter and a trip to Gull Lake this year doesn’t mean sacrificing that important moment. Gull Lake Beach Resort rentals are outfitted with access to Wi-Fi and high-speed internet so streaming that movie that means so much is only the touch of a button away.
No matter how you spend your Easter getaway to Gull Lake, booking a rental with an amazing view is a must. Wake up each day of your stay and enjoy scenery that’s inspiring and inviting and well-paired with cozy furnishings that balance comfort and style. There’s really no reason not to pamper yourself a little this Easter.
Contact Us Today
Whether your plans have you enjoying a getaway to Gull Lake over Easter or heading this way another time of year, the property professionals at Gull Lake Beach Resorts are here to help. We’re committed to helping our guests create one-of-a-kind stays and are always available when you’re hoping to select a property that meets and exceeds all of your travel needs. Reach out today to learn more about our many impressive area vacation rentals and to begin planning your next exciting Easter getaway. We can’t wait to see you in Gull Lake soon!
Spending quality time with your significant other is important and planning regular date nights is key to keeping a relationship on point. Having an amazing destination to make the most of the fun always helps and those looking to enhance the experience will want to be sure to plan a date night during their time away in Gull Lake, Minnesota. This welcoming locale and its surrounding communities make for an exciting place to spend time together, get outdoors, and enjoy activities that provide for bonding. When you’re putting together the list of Gull Lake attractions for a date night you don’t want to miss, the following should definitely top the list!
Ernie’s on Gull Lake
Deciding on just the right dinner spot may be the most important part of planning a date night. Fortunately for those who find themselves in the Gull Lake area, there are plenty of savory options to choose from! If you’re on the hunt for a casual and welcoming lakeside eatery, Ernie’s on Gull Lake is the place to be. Located at 10424 Squaw Point Road, Ernie’s on Gull Lake is an area favorite hotspot and one of the popular Gull Lake attractions where couples can settle in waterside or in the dining room and enjoy everything from steak and burgers to mouthwatering sandwiches and pasta too. No matter what you select, you’ll want to be sure to pair it with a handcrafted cocktail to top it all off. Ernie’s is a great place to make the most of the view as well as the many live musical performances that grace their calendar.
Go Bowling at Jack’s House in Brainerd
If a touch of friendly competition would take your date night to the next level of excitement, heading over to Jack’s House in Brainerd is a must! Get ready to play a frame or two with the one you love most at this welcoming and exciting stop that’s sure to inspire couples from near and far. Jack’s House is located at 300 MN-25 South and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 11:30 am until 10:00 pm, and Sundays from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm. A variety of food and drink options are readily available at Jack’s House, guaranteeing your date night fun will be as savory as it is thrilling.
Take a Lakeside Stroll or Sunset Sail
Sometimes, it’s the simple things that make a date night memorable. When you’re in the Gull Lake area and you’re looking to spend quality time with your significant other, a lakeside stroll could be just the ticket. Gull Lake is a destination brimming over with spectacular scenery and making the most of the landscape could begin with a hand-in-hand walk that’s straightforward, yet unforgettable. This area boasts a multitude of pathways to choose from that provide inspiring vistas and plenty of time to enjoy good conversation in a leisurely setting.
Of course, if you’re up for something even more romantic, booking a sunset sail with the team at Gull Lake Cruises is bound to be inspiring. Headquartered at 11000 Craguns Drive in Brainerd, Gull Lake Cruises provides options to book private sails onboard multi-level vessels with stunning views to be enjoyed from every vantage point.
Northland Kart Kountry
When adrenaline-pumping fun is more your date night style, Northland Kart Kountry is calling your name. Located at 17568 MN-371 in Brainerd, Northland Kart Kountry is a one-stop-shop for all things go-karting fun! Grab your helmet and jump on in for a ride you won’t soon forget. You’ll be enjoying thrilling speeds as you race to the finish line in style. There are three go-kart tracks on-site to choose from, but this stop provides plenty of other date night fun activities too. Take advantage of access to bumper boats, water wars, and a video arcade for endless fun options that will keep you and your loved one laughing the night away. This stop even includes a climbing wall when you’re looking to earn a new and heightened perspective on date night!
Whistling Wolf and Dark Moon Mini Golf
There’s something quintessentially romantic about a date night mini-golf adventure and that’s just what you’ll find at Whistling Wolf and Dark Moon Mini Golf in Crosslake. Marketed as a mega mini-golf course, this stop features no less than 27 holes to enjoy! Grab your club and sense of adventure as you make your way through a maze of challenging and whimsical designs that are sure to satisfy amateurs and avid mini golfers alike.
Book Your Gull Lake Stay Today
When you’re ready to enjoy a Minnesota-bound adventure, the team at Gull Lake Beach Resorts is happy to help make sure you’re settled into accommodations that are stylish, comfortable, and always close to the fun. Reach out to our professional team today to learn more about our many property options and how we can help you start planning your next Gull Lake trip.
Getting out of town to enjoy time away from the daily routine is wonderful. It’s an even better experience when luxury is a priority! Travelers looking for a place to escape the stress and indulge their finer tastes will find everything they’re looking for and more in the beautiful destination of Gull Lake, Minnesota.
Enjoy Sensational Shopping Opportunities
A trip to Gull Lake, Minnesota often comes with an itinerary in hand focused on outdoor fun and adventure. The spectacular scenery crafted by dynamic landscapes provides plenty of opportunities to get out and savor the best nature has to offer.
That said, a trip to Gull Lake is just as well suited to the traveler that can’t wait to indulge their senses through luxury. Gull Lake’s proximity to charming surrounding communities offers up a plethora of potential when it comes to inviting and luxurious Gull Lake activities that promise to be the highlight of your trip. Amongst them, shopping is always a favorable option for the visitor that can’t wait to enjoy some satisfying moments of retail therapy.
While there are many boutiques in this area to choose from, a few are always worth mentioning first. The BluPaisley Boutique on Main Street in Nisswa is wonderfully appealing thanks to its one-of-a-kind collection of hats, women’s clothing, and accessories available to browse and purchase. The Fun Sisters on Merrill Avenue is open exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and offers up unique boutique clothing selections paired with jewelry options designed to inspire.
Take Time to Relax at the Spa
When you’ve taken time to explore your scenic surroundings and have enjoyed shopping stops along the way, there’s nothing more restorative and welcoming than time spent indulging in some serious pampering at a local spa. Fortunately, those that travel this way for a luxury weekend getaway will find Gull Lake, and the surrounding communities have plenty of spa stops worth enjoying!
Therapeutic Touch Wellness Spa at 24400 Smiley Road in Nisswa is an elegant and effective stop whether you’re looking to attend to issues of chronic pain or could just use a refreshing day. The spa is decorated in a style that speaks to Old World flair complete with velvet chaise lounges a cozy fireplace and private rooms that make for comfortable massages, facials, and skin treatment services. Spa services can be booked a la carte or as a package deal if you’re in town with a friend or loved one. The customer service at Therapeutic Touch Wellness Spa is impeccable and guests are sure to leave feeling refreshed and looking wonderful.
Savor Some Truly Fine Dining
There’s something exceptionally wonderful about incorporating fantastic flavors into a luxurious weekend getaway. Those that have their travel sights set on Gull Lake will find that booking an on-the-water dinner with Gull Lake Cruises will be as palate-pleasing as it is captivating!
Guests who book this fine dining experience will step onboard a luxury yacht known as the North Star and enjoy time cruising along Gull Lake alongside a friendly and knowledgeable crew. While group outings are wonderful, those looking to enhance the luxury factor will want to consider booking their dinner cruise as a private event.
During the dinner cruise, guests will be privy to savory options paired with mouthwatering red, white, or sparkling wine selections. When you’re full and satisfied, you can make your way to the observation deck and enjoy scenic surroundings at your leisure. Luxury is yours for indulging in during a dinner cruise with this company which promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy Accommodations with Upscale Flair
The most luxurious of weekend Gull Lake activities and getaways can fall short if accommodations aren’t in a place that provides the elegance, comfort, and convenience visitors deserve. When you book a vacation rental with Gull Lake Beach Resorts, every moment you aren’t out exploring can be spent in style. Our properties feature bright, inviting, and stylish open-concept floorplans dotted with options such as leather furnishings and stone-framed fireplaces for settling around in the evenings. Location is key to an amazing stay and many of our properties provide one-of-a-kind lakeside views and proximity. From private docks to delightfully vaulted ceilings, guests are provided with space, views, and access points they crave. If you’re looking to spend time on the water exploring at your own pace, pontoon boat rentals are easily accessible through Gull Lake Beach Resorts as well!
When a luxury weekend to Gull Lake is calling your name, the team at Gull Lake Beach Resorts is here to help. Reach out today to learn more about our many properties and services and how we can help you plan a one-of-a-kind adventure!
Minnesota is an amazing vacation destination when you’re looking forward to spending time with the entire family, and Gull Lake in particular has much to offer! Whether you love outdoor adventure or can’t wait to relax, you’ll find this to be a destination that delivers. Make sure you have accommodations that match your expectations by booking into a one of our Gull Lake home rentals that highlights the best of family-friendly features during your stay through Gull Lake Beach Resorts.
Wonderfully Spacious Floorplans
A trip to Gull Lake with the entire family is inevitably going to be an inspiring and meaningful moment. That said, booking a stay that provides plenty of space for everyone to feel comfortable from the moment you arrive can truly elevate the experience. Whether you’re a small family or arriving in vast numbers, our Gull Lake home rentals come with open-concept floorplans to accommodate. Family members can move easily between living, dining, and sleep areas as well as make seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor lounge spaces. This means that everyone can customize their downtime without stress or worry.
Many families head to Gull Lake to make the most of the great outdoors, but even when you’re not out in the fresh air, our properties provide families with interior décor schemes and furnishings that speak to Gull Lake style. From cozy sofas and loveseats to decorative end tables and area rugs, our properties set an aesthetic tone that sets the scene for an amazing vacation for everyone in your traveling crew.
When you’re not on the water or the hiking trails, our properties provide guests with plenty of options for reaching out to the world. Wi-Fi access is a gift for families traveling with kids of all ages who might be simultaneously interested in playing online games, sending photos, sharing on social media, or keeping up with the headlines when there’s downtime. When you’d rather look forward to family fun, Wi-Fi provides an access point to stream your favorite family movies and shows during your stay. Settle in on the sofa in front of a large flat-screen television and enjoy watching those films that everyone in your family loves and can agree on.
Gull Lake and the surrounding communities are great destinations for food enthusiasts. All of these areas are brimming over with savory options to enjoy while you’re here. That said, it’s not likely that every day of your stay, every person in your family is going to want to dine out. Sometimes, a home-cooked meal is all that hits the spot, even on vacation! Fortunately, our rentals are designed to cater to this need. Guests who book with us enjoy access to full kitchens that are both spacious and inviting. Traveling chefs can make the most of modern appliances, spacious counters, and cabinetry that’s often already stocked with the cookware and bakeware you’ll need. When it’s time to dine, our properties often feature traditional dining rooms and tables, but if you’re in the area during warmer times of the year, heading outside for an alfresco moment can be a nice way to spend time with the family.
Exterior Lounge Areas
While some families spend every possible moment out exploring the greater Gull Lake area, others are more inclined to settle in and enjoy the view from their own private oasis. When this is the case, the patios that are often featured on our properties are just the right choice. Here, guests can wake up each day and enjoy time with the sunrise and a hot coffee or wind down in the evenings with a hot chocolate under the stars.
Proximity to Fun
Gull Lake is a great place to enjoy time as a family swimming, boating, paddleboarding, or fishing depending on how you enjoy spending time! It’s also a wonderful destination for those who love to hike and bike their way through a vacation. With a plethora of restaurants and shopping stops to explore, no matter what your travel preferences may be it’s likely you’ll find something that inspires everyone you’re here with. At Gull Lake Beach Resorts, we’re proud to be able to offer families rentals that keep you close to it all and provide for an amazing view too. Let us know what stops you would like to be closest to so we can get you settled in just the right rental!
Cozy Sleep Arrangements
When the exploring is done, guests of all ages value a great night’s sleep. Luckily, that’s just what you’ll get when you book with us. Our properties are equipped with spacious bedrooms that frequently feature the best of plush mattresses topped with inviting and high-quality linens and comforters. Those that could use even more will want to ask about our properties where bedrooms include ensuite baths and large closets for added convenience—perfect for the over-packer in your family.
When you’re ready to enjoy Gull Lake with the family, be sure to let us know! Contact us today to learn more about our rentals and how we can help you start turning long-term or short-term travel plans into a reality.
There are plenty of reasons to get out of town year-round and enjoy time away with the one you love most. However, there’s something particularly appealing about a Valentine’s Day adventure where romance tops the list of priorities! When you’re looking for a place that caters to a fun, restorative, and of course romantic time away this Valentine’s Day, there are many things to do in Gull Lake that check every box on the list. The following are just a few of the many options to add to your romantic itinerary when you’re looking forward to making the most of your quality time together.
Take a Winter Weather Hike or Snowshoe Adventure Together
For the couple who finds their most romantic moments when out in nature together exploring, Gull Lake, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas provide some exciting options. While this area of the state is popular with hikers in the summer months, those same trails provide for sensational winter hikes for the couple that can’t wait to lace up their boots and hit the trails. Of course, if there happens to be snowfall this Valentine’s Day, a snowshoe adventure hand-in-hand could be worth your while as well! Consider adding the Gull Lake Recreation Area, Fritz Loven Park, or Pillsbury State Forest to your list of trails to conquer as all provide for beautiful, inspiring, and romantic routes to follow.
Enjoy a Spa Day
While the scenery that makes up the greater Gull Lake area is sure to please travelers looking to escape in the name of romance this Valentine’s Day, nothing beats a spa day where you and your loved one can focus on being pampered together. Gull Lake is home to a number of spas that are worth checking out when you’re ready to book your couple’s massage, facials, stone therapy, or wrap. Whether you go with Therapeutic Touch Wellness Spa in Nisswa or Panache Salon & Day Spa in Baxter, you’re sure to enjoy the experience and leave feeling refreshed.
Unwind at a Local Brewery
If casual settings and the best of local flavor are the moments you and your partner look forward to, the Roundhouse Brewery in Nisswa is calling your name. Located at 23836 Smiley Road in Nisswa, the Roundhouse Brewery is a great place to grab a table on the spacious patio, enjoy friendly service and order up anything from a pale ale or IPA to a bold lager. Because only the patio will be open over Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to bundle up for this flavorful stop—however, that gives everyone even more of a reason to snuggle up too!
Savor a Coffee from Stonehouse
Sometimes the most romantic moments are the quiet ones spent together. When you’re just looking to unwind in the comfort of your vacation rental cozied up with the one you love while enjoying a savory coffee, be sure to swing by Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery in Nisswa where pickup options are readily available. Once you have your espresso or macchiato in hand paired with a mouthwatering scone, head back to your home away from home and indulge your tastebuds while enjoying time with the one you love most.
Enjoy Adventure at Mount Ski Gull
For the couple that can’t get enough of adventure and finds their romantic stride on the slopes, time spent at Mount Ski Gull over Valentine’s Day is bound to be the highlight of their experience! Plenty of runs await that cater to skill levels of all types. Whether you head off on skis or a snowboard, Mount Ski Gull provides the fresh powder, fun, and views that you and your loved one crave. It’s important to note that rentals and lift tickets need to be purchased in advance and if you’re planning to spend time on the tubes, masks are required at this time.
Explore the Paul Bunyan State Trail on Two Wheels
For a fresh-air kick that comes complete with lush surroundings, consider pairing up with a set of fat-tire bikes and hitting the Paul Bunyan State Trail this Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking forward to pairing your biking with bird spotting, this trail is the place to do exactly that. Named after the lumberjack that graces American folklore, this trail runs conveniently through the Gull Lake Recreation Area, but in total, is comprised of more than 120 miles of paved pathway to discover!
Whether you’re in town for Valentine’s Day or excited to make the most of a trip any other time of year, having accommodations in place for your Gull Lake getaway is a must! Why not make sure those accommodations are elegant, conveniently located, and equipped with all the amenities you deserve? That’s exactly what you’ll find when you book with Gull Lake Beach Resorts. Contact us today to learn more and to begin planning things to do in Gull Lake!
Winter is a time of year that brings exciting snowfall, dropping temperatures, and for the outdoor enthusiast, plenty of options for recreation too! While the ice and cold have plenty of travelers heading for warm destinations as soon as possible, those that are inspired by the fresh powder and can’t wait to make the most of the fun head to places like Gull Lake, Minnesota instead! Here, winter is a season of celebration and recreational opportunities that are unsurpassed. Enjoying significant snowfall totals this time of year, Gull Lake swaps out summertime fun in the way of boating, swimming, and savoring the shorelines for winter-focused activities that are just as intriguing.
Gull Lake, Minnesota is known for wintertime activity options that range from snow biking and skiing to snowboarding, ice fishing, skating, ice hockey, and more! Even those that aren’t so much about the cold, but love the wintery view will find that time snuggled up in a space that frames the great outdoors is an ideal situation. No matter what your winter itinerary entails when you head to Gull Lake, making the most of the savory stops and Gull Lake restaurants is a must when a hot winter meal would hit the spot. The following are just a few of many options to consider the next time you’re in the area.
Sidetrack Bar and Grill
When mouthwatering comfort food selections and dishes that remind you of a savory home-cooked meal are what you’re craving, ordering up something sensational at Sidetrack Bar and Grill is bound to delight. Located at 18071 MN-371 in Brainerd, Sidetrack Bar and Grill is open to the dining public daily between 10:30 amand8:00 pm making it a fantastic all-day destination to curb a craving. This fan-favorite meal destination is ideal in winter thanks to its grilled selections that are paired with just the right beverage choices too. Currently, Sidetrack Bar and Grill offers up many options on its menu for taking away all day long, providing for convenient dining that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your winter vacation rental.
The menu at Sidetrack Bar and Grill is designed to cater to visitors of all types of culinary preferences. Juicy, piled-high burgers paired with oversized fries are a staple at Sidetrack Bar and Grill and leave no appetite unattended to. While the main course selections are sure to please, the appetizer listing are just as appealing. Guests can pick and choose between savory options like cheesy fried pickles and shrimp shooters or sweet potato fries and sidetrack poutine. Salads and soups are readily available for those that are looking to dine lean while the pasta and fish selections make for a mouthwatering event. When you’re up for a more robust main course, be sure to try the ribeye, shrimp dinner, BBQ ribs, or Backtrack chicken. If you’re ordering up dinner for the entire family, the little ones might love the hot chocolate provided by Sidetrack Bar and Grill for savoring during a cold, wintery evening.
Visit Amazing Gull Lake Restaurants – 371 Diner
Sensational American meal favorites are yours for enjoying when you plan for a winter meal to be enjoyed at 371 Diner. Situated at 14901 Edgewood Drive in Baxter, this eatery is a favorite amongst those craving all American traditional dishes enjoyed with a side of dining nostalgia.
Leaning on drive-through diners of the past, 371 Diner is simple to spot thanks to the sleek silver façade and red trim that offers up a retro aesthetic and tons of fun!
371 Diner is currently open for take-away but provides guests with all of its mouthwatering menu options to choose from. The diner is open daily from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm and conveniently caters to crowds that appreciate curbside pickup in these unprecedented times. The menu is a delight whether you drop by in the morning or for dinner. Country breakfast selections included loaded hash browns, piled-high pancakes, and omelets are served up until 11:00 am. After that time, the lunch and dinner menu takes center stage! Soups, salads, and sandwiches are readily available upon request at 371 Diner while wraps, burgers, and finger foods make it easy to satisfy everyone in the family. When your tastes lean towards a particularly hearty dinner, you can’t go wrong with choice sirloin, walleye filet, or steak and shrimp.
Make the Most of the Gull Lake Adventure
No matter what season you find yourself in Gull Lake, taking time to unwind in a luxurious vacation rental provided through Gull Lake Beach Resorts is a must. Elevate your experience from the moment you arrive and indulge in the comfort, convenience, and proximity to fun that you deserve! Contact our team today to learn more about our many area rental options and to start planning your next adventure to Minnesota!