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VELVET SPRINGS Farmhouse on 6 Acres/300 Feet of Private Lakeshore (free pontoon

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Large Farmhouse on Private Lake Near Whitefish Chain its like being at grandmas

Perfect for small or large groups such as weddings, meetings, or family reunions. Velvet Lake is a private lake great for swimming and fishing. Pontoon included free and we cover the gas. Room for tents or campers. Campfire area with picnic table. Shuttle service to Crosslake. Bringing your own boat? Whitefish chain public access is only 2.5 miles away and we have plenty of room for parking. Pets upon approval. We can make arrangements for any special needs. Only 2 1/2 hours from twin cities.

Property Manager
Larry & daughter Julie
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Larry & daughter Julie

Blacksmith and artist. Retired boilermaker. I breed golden retrievers on a small scale. As a youngster I grew up in pine river MN at our family resort. Julie, my daughter has many years experience in housekeeping and was resident manager of a hotel for two years. Larry raises chickens, sells eggs, feeds song birds.

Larry & daughter Julie purchased this farmhouse in 1989

Why Larry & daughter Julie chose Crosslake

Moved to area in 1989 from Brooklyn Center to live by the lakes and trees. Located in the crow wing state forest.

What makes this farmhouse unique

pontoon included, room for camping, picnic tables, fire ring, fire pit, private, secure, park like setting, ideal for large groups. Great view of the lake. fire wood provided for one large one small fire ring. horse shoe area using real horse shoes! directly across the lake is undeveloped state forest land for the ones that like to explore. shopping and night clubs are 2.5 miles away. shuttle service is also available.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Crosslake in Crow Wing County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 pull out couches in basement
  • talk to Larry he will solve sleep area concerns.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
owner will work with guests to provide information on special interests like ice fishing, cross country trails, bike trails, hunting spots. maybe some may be looking for a place for a large gathering. take a look to see if this property may fit your needs. my name is Larry and I like to help people by renting my place out with flexibility in mind. service is my goal.


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VELVET SPRINGS Farmhouse on 6 Acres/300 Feet of Private Lakeshore (free pontoon
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great place for our family get together

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at The Farmhouse for many reasons. Our favorite part was the use of the pontoon on the very quiet lake. Very little boat traffic made it feel like it was our own private lake. The house was also great. Very comfortable beds, great dining table in the kitchen to gather around and a well stocked kitchen with plenty of pots and pans, plates, utensils, etc, to make anything you want. The refrigerator was large enough to hold lots of food and the high end gas stove was a nice bonus. We also used the porch and patio quite a bit as the view was spectacular. Larry's communication was excellent and he was very patient as I had lots of questions. He allowed us to bring in a 36' RV for extra space and there was plenty of room on the property for that. One of our favorite things about the week was when Larry brought us fresh eggs from his chickens! We will definitely keep Larry and Julie's place in mind for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: the house is available for guests to stay year round. low off peak rate. Julie and I keep Velvet springs farmhouse ready to go. {a good place to get away from it all}
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We loved our stay in Velvet lake.

  • 5 of 5

Six girl weekend... Had a great time. The house was spotless! The patio overlooking the lake was peaceful, quiet and furniture comfortable. Loved the pontoon boat.Town close by. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was very unique. There was lots to see while in the house. We were very impressed on how clean it was and no dust!. The location was very convenient, Larry was pleasant and the house comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique house

  • 4 of 5

House was clean, everything went well, we enjoyed our time there.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Steve you all looked like your stay at velvet lake was rejuvenating , hope to see back soon. Larry
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  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay on lake velvet and Larry and Julie were excellent hosts. It was wonderful to have access to the pontoon and many memories were made out fishing and being with our large extended Minnesota famiky . The house which was built by Larry is wonderful and well constructed so even tho we had a toddler and 8 other people in the house the house- there was little noise!

Thanks for the memories!

Caroline. From Colorado

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was perfect for our large group. Having access to the boat was awesome.

  • 4 of 5

Easy access to everything we needed in Crosslake. Beautiful, quiet lake with great dock and boat for our use when ever we wanted. Caught plenty of fish for dinner several nights. Kids loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maucieri's Italian Bistro Bar & Deli
great food, they cater for large groups too.
The Wharf
Pine Peaks Restaurant & Gifts
Moonlite Bay
good food and best place to be late night
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
shuttle services available
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
crosswoods 2.5-MI.
Nearest Train
35 Miles
staples mn.
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Baxter BIR
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
River side 2.5-MI.
Car: necessary

east of velvet 2 miles take a right at stop sign go .5 miles and you are in down town Crosslake. The information center, old log village, army core of engineer camp ground and the cross lake federal dam 2.5 miles. Many scenic roads in the area around the lakes. Tons of bars and restaurants. The Cuyuna Range bike trails are 20 minutes away. cross country ski ask owner i know all the trails. and the ones off the map.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Crosslake, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 May 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £75.38
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.38
Pet Fee £38.07

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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