Where luxury and attention to detail is important!
About Amy Gawlik
Each detail of the Loose Moose Lodge has been lovingly curated. The atmosphere is Western Pioneering Luxury. We're proud to offer this unique property to the most discriminating vacationers. We know you'll enjoy it as much as we do!
Amy Gawlik purchased this Lodge in 2008
Why Amy Gawlik chose Lake Shore
This property is perfect for a group that enjoys the finer details, and expects pure luxury when vacationing. Each bed offers high quality linens. Each and every piece of bedding, down to the mattress pads and pillow protectors, are washed and replaced between guests, so you can rest knowing you're wrapped in clean luxury. Owner personal effects are removed. Furnishings, dishes, appliances, and accessories are plentiful and quality. This property is not for everyone. The expectations for each renter is very high. You should consider this property for your vacation if your group would treat it less of "rental" and more as if using your best friend's property. We enjoy "hosting" each family that chooses to make their summer memories here. We truly Love to share the magic of the Loose Moose Lodge with other like-minded vacationers.
What makes this Lodge unique
From the moment you arrive at the Loose Moose Lodge, you'll feel the special uniqueness that surrounds you. You'll marvel at the early morning sun as it shines in from the front, and you'll be dazzled by each breathtaking sunset!
Prior to booking, please call owner for conversation regarding the rental agreement. Call owner at six one two, three eight four, and OOsixsix. thx!
Cancellations: First night payment is Non-Refundable prior to 90 days before stay. 50% deposit becomes Non-Refundable 45 days prior. 100% within 30da
We require a 7 night minimum in the summer months, and request rental only span one weekend per week.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
The Moose is Pristine
Our stay at the Loose Moose exceeded our high expectations. We are MN natives but live on the East Coast. We return every summer to spend time with family on the lakes around Brainerd. The property is pristine and well set up to host a family. From morning coffee on the panoramic deck to afternoon naps on the queen sized chaisse lounge chair to evening s'mores sessions on the lakeside campfire, we did it all. Amy could not have been a better hostess: welcoming, responsive, kind, and gracious. We were easily able to rent boats and jet ski's for the week, and explored the lake fully. From a leisurely afternoon boat ride into Nisswa to stops at the various resort hot spots to great water skiing in the bay, we enjoyed the water every day. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare some nice family meals, and the open set up was ideal for family time over a meal (with a great music system enhancing the experience). The Loose Moose was a big hit, and we look forward to the next stay.
Beautiful home on Gull Lake!
Our family is fairly particular about where we stay, and to top it off, we have a large group, making it a bit of a challenge when setting up vacations. We were looking for quality, space, and a place that had multiple shared areas to be able to listen to music, watch tv, or simply relax and enjoy the lake view for a week. The Loose Moose was a perfect fit - the home itself it amazing, lovely, wonderfully furnished, and most of all, has a wide open view of the lake at sunset! Perfect for happy hour on their beach, where you could hear the waves lapping, and have a nice bonfire to boot!
The hosts have an eye for design, and take great care of the home. When you arrive, they walk you through the home, to share where things are, and to help you on your way to a great visit. They have thought of everything - they even had services set up for during the week and had printed the week's detail out, so we knew when certain activities were occurring (trash pick up, mid week cleaning). The beds were in great shape, the linens superb, dishes are plenty and beautiful. And the home's built in audio/video system, which is on all 3 floors, WiFi throughout, was easy to use, and just fabulous.
For those that like to cook, the kitchen and deck with a gas grill, added to the family fun Any type of appliance you'd want was there, gas and double oven, and lots of open counter space with chairs so people could just hang out and talk, was terrific. And the benefit for those that made the meals or had to clean up....it faces the lake with wall to wall windows - a pleasure to cook and clean for our large group.
We slept well, we fished poorly, and the kids learned to water ski off a brand new pontoon furnished by Eric at Lake Fun Rentals, made it all happen. (they are located only 10 minutes from the dock of the home, easy to rent, easy to pick it up, and lots of fun to explore Gull Lake).
Our memories from this year's vacation were fabulous but the #1 thing we all talk about, before we even get into the stories that will be shared for years to come, is the kindness and thoughtfulness of the owners. They have built their home with love, and truly love sharing it with others. From the moment we arrived, to the minute we departed, we knew this was a special place - in structure, in furnishings, but mostly, in love and care that they openly share with this of us lucky to have found the Loose Moose.
Thank you Amy, for sharing, very cool!
Loose Moose Fan No. 1
As soon as you pull onto the Loose Moose driveway, anticipation reaches an all-time high. You immediately realize the pictures, albeit awesome, do not do this place justice! Then, the front door opens and before you can set your suitcase down, you know you have ARRIVED! The architecture, the decor, the comfortable furniture and bedrooms, the art, the view of Gull Lake . . . it's all truly amazing!
This is not a cabin. This is not just a lake home. This estate is a piece of heaven up north. Beautifully decorated, warm and cozy, and invitingly comfortable for entertaining or a romantic getaway. Everything is top-class and top-shelf. It is obvious that this place is loved by its owners and all who pass through its doors.
As for the area, for those of us who know Gull Lake, nothing more needs to be said. For those who are experiencing Gull for the first time, I dare say this Minnesota treasure has it all - in every season - gorgeous water, beautiful scenery, excellent bars and restaurants, great shopping, world class golf, spas, snowmobile trails, hiking trails, and wonderful, wonderful people at every turn.
We have been fortunate to enjoy the Loose Moose in the summer, fall and winter. I am hard pressed to say in which season the Loose Moose is more enjoyable. One of the greatest weekends we had was a weekend when it was 22 below zero. We cuddled by the fireplace, listened to great music, watched movies, made wonderful meals, caught up on reading, and reconnected with each other. Eventually the temps warmed to a point where we could venture out on the snowmobile trails and take in the wintry beauty of Northern Minnesota. We have also enjoyed the warm summer sun and time on the water, as well as the beautiful foliage of autumn.
Another impressive feature is the owners' determination to make us feel at home and relaxed. We were greeted with simple instructions on the entertainment system, lighting system, climate control, etc. These folks want to share their love of this incredible place, and they do!
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a couples weekend or a family getaway, this place is conducive to fun, relaxation and romance!
Do not hesitate to book the Loose Moose. Seriously - you will not be disappointed!
My boyfriend and I needed a long weekend away from the kids and a change of scenery from our cabin in the Alexandria area. My family spent our summer vacations just down the road from the Loose Moose at Grandview Lodge, and my memories of Gull Lake are wonderful and comforting.
I wanted to lay in the sun, shop, enjoy a spa and cook. He wanted to fish and enjoy the lake. We were new to VRBO and didn't know exactly what to expect. When we stumbled across the listing for the Loose Moose, we were immediately captivated by the pictures and descriptions, and since we both know Gull Lake, we were convinced this was a good fit even though it was much bigger than we needed.
The house is amazing! It is so beautifully decorated, yet comfortable and functional. The gourmet kitchen is to die for. The decks (yes plural) provide great sun exposure and views of all the fun lake activities. The fire pit, the entertainment system and the comfy bed made this a weekend we will never forget.
The house was well prepared for us and we could tell the owners truly wanted us to enjoy everything the house and the lake had to offer. Our time at the Loose Moose was perfect!
We plan to go back and I am anxious to get a girls weekend on the calendar too. You will love this place!