Are you looking for a relaxing, refreshing getaway? Look no further than Gull Lake! Our Brainerd lakefront rentals offer everything you need for a great vacation. What better place to stay than on the lake?
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Enjoy Scenic Gull Lake
When you visit Minnesota’s premier lake destination, you might as well stay right on the lakefront! From your comfortable rental home, you’ll be able to dash out the door right into the water, May through September. Gull Lake is ideal for swimming, fishing, sailing, and water skiing, and is a lot of fun for families out on the water. You can bring your own pontoon boat, but no boat is no problem! We offer rentals of 24-foot tritoon boats that have room for up to 14 passengers and are stocked with everything you need for a great day on the water. Try your hand at catching up some dinner!
Our lakefront rental homes have all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. You’ll get all the linens and towels you need, as well as a supply of toiletries to get you started (you’ll want to bring extra if you’re staying for a while). Fully stocked kitchens offer you the option of making your own meals together, which you can carry straight outside for a lakefront picnic! And of course, no vacation these days is complete without connectivity; we’ve got Wi-Fi to make sure you can keep up with friends back home, and with your favorite entertainment.
The best part about staying right on the lake is how easy it is to step outside and enjoy yourself. Head out and watch the sunrise with your first cup of coffee; go for swims all day long; make the most of a romantic stroll under the moonlight. Our lakefront homes also offer fire pits along the beach, which are first-come, first-served. Plan a big bonfire with the family; roast marshmallows and teach the kids all your favorite old camp songs under the stars. Make it a vacation to remember!
More to Do Near Brainerd
While relaxing on the beach and swimming all day long is awesome, there’s so much more to do out on the water. Spend a day exploring the lake via kayak. Take a stand-up paddling lesson and get a whole new view from on top of the water. Or, for more excitement, rent jet skis and zoom around with you friends!
If you’re looking for other things to do besides play on the lake, Brainerd has plenty to offer. Go for an action-packed adventure at Brainerd Zip Line Tour, a 2.5-hour, seven-zipline experience that will take your breath away, especially if you opt for the 50-foot freefall at the end! You can also stop by the International Raceway and cheer on the fastest race cars together.
The whole family can enjoy activities like the water slides at the Nisswa Family Fun Center, or mini golf at Pirate’s Cove. Brainerd also has a fascinating zoo of exotic creatures to visit; Safari North is a rare Minnesota spot where you can ride a camel, feed giraffes, and say hello to parrots! There’s also a petting zoo where you can say hello to friendly tortoises; this spot is a Brainerd must-see for families with animal-loving children.
If you prefer exploring nature instead, why not rent bikes and cruise along the Paul Bunyan Trail? This Minnesota wonder is 120 miles of fabulous, paved bike path and is one of the many rail-to-trail improvements in the Brainerd Lakes region. It’s a great way to spend the day, visiting various towns and lakes along the route. Another unique area to explore is the Cuyuna Mine Pits, a series of manmade lakes that were formerly mines. It’s certainly an unusual place to go for a snorkel; who knows what you might see in there?
For some quality couples’ time, play a round of (adult-sized) golf at one of the area’s many courses. Pines in Nisswa is rated Golf Digest’s best course in Minnesota, and you’ll quickly see why. With three different nine-hole courses to choose from, there’s a wide range of challenges here for every skill level.
There are many ways you can relax after a fun day on the links. Book a couples’ massage at Therapeutic Touch Wellness Spa or take a peaceful stroll around the Northland Arboretum and enjoy viewing the gardens in bloom. You can also head over to nearby Nisswa and browse the shops; enjoy sampling specialty oils and vinegars at Loide and try on fun accessories at The Fun Sisters. Finish it off with some craft brews at Big Axe Brewing Company. No matter what you like to do, the choice is yours when you stay by the lake!
Browse our great Brainerd lakefront rentals and start planning your vacation today! Whether you’re staying for a few weeks or need a rental for a short-term stay, we have exactly what you need!