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Fridhem (House of Peace) in Forest Lake

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vacation rental description

Vacation in this never before available, historic home on Quiet South Lindstrom Lake.  Built in 1898, this home is on the National Historic Record of Homes, but features all the amenities of a new home including a master suite with gas fireplace, an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and an exercise room with treadmill, recumbent bike, television and weight machine.  Wrap around porches and a huge deck cantilevered over the hill above the lake make for great views and relaxation rain or shine. With over 3800 square feet of living space, even the largest family or group can find privacy.

The Huge Great Room is great for gatherings, yet intimate for quiet reflection around the brick fireplace.  Lots of privacy as the house is setback 200 feet from the street.  You're just steps to the sand beach and dock.  There's great fishing and lots of lake to explore as we are connected to neighboring Chisago Lake. 

Responsible Dog owners are welcome and will love the fenced back yard!

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house rental amenities

Upstairs enjoy the master suite with private bath (double sinks, whirlpool tub and separate shower) and sitting area with fireplace, a separate sitting area with sofa, two bedrooms and a full bath with tub/shower. 

Downstairs enjoy the Great Room with fireplace, a huge guest bedroom, a full bath, exercise room, office with high speed wireless Internet, a formal dining room, family room, laundry room with half-bath and eat-in kitchen.  There is cable television in all 4 bedrooms, the family room, kitchen and exercise room. 

The 50' dock will hold your boat(s) or rent a pontoon or fishing boat from Rose Hill Resort.  A swim raft and a two-seat kayak are included at no charge for your enjoyment. 

A stainless steel gas grill, glass table and chairs with umbrella and plenty of built-in seating Make the large deck a great place to relax and enjoy the sunsets.

activities and attractions in Forest Lake Minnesota

Swim off the dock out to the swim raft or take the little ones a block down the street to the town beach with swingsets and playground. 

The Dinnerbel Restaurant and Bar is a block from the house and features inside and outside dining and live music on weekends.  Dairy Queen is a short walk through downtown Lindstrom.  Trappers Family Restaurant is two miles away and features amazing home made pies.  Forest Lake is only 11 miles west and features chain restaurants, Cub Foods and a movie theater.  There's plenty of pizza places, chinese food and grocery stores in the immediate area.

Fishing licenses, rods and live bait are available just a few minutes away at Frankie's Bait and Marine in Chisago City. 

Jump in the car and go 11 miles east to Taylors Falls for more restaurants, quaint shops and a Scenic Paddleboat ride down the St. Croix River.  There's plenty of hiking and scenic views on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the St. Croix river. On your way to or from Taylors Falls make sure to check out the live Buffalo at Eichten's Cheese & Bison Store and the Franconia Sculpture Garden.

The area features miles of bike trails and hiking as well as a waterslide and Go Karts at Wild Mountain Resort about 7 miles north of Taylors Falls. Downhill and Cross Country Skiing make this a hot spot in the winter months too!

Golfers!  There's "18 Holes of Pure Playable Fun" just 2 minutes from the house at The Chisago Lakes Public Golf Course. 

More restaurants and antique shopping are 27 miles south in historic Stillwater.  You'll love all the little shops and candy store.

Don't forget the Mall of America (50 miles) and all the attractions of Downtown Minneapolis (40 miles) and St. Paul (37 miles) less than an hour away.  The Minneapolis Airport (MSP) is 45 minutes away.


vacation rental rates

June-August Weekly Rentals Only: $3250

September - May: $2250 per week, $1100 for 3 nights, $800 for two nights

September - May: Single Nights Midweek (not Fri or Sat) $500

Major Holiday Weekends: $1600 for 3 nights (Easter/Memorial/4thJuly/Labor/Thksg/Xmas/NewYears)

6.88% MN Sales Tax on Rental Rate

Cleaning Fee: $100 for 2-3 nights, $125 per week

Damage Deposit: $200 - Refundable

No Weddings Please!

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Top things to do in Forest Lake
  • Antique Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Boating
Top things to do on a budget
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Biking and Hiking
Top things to do with a family
  • Boating
  • S'mores over the fire
  • Golf
  • Sight Seeing
  • Antique Shopping

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Guest Comment entered by owner

A Fantastic Weekend...

Review submitted: March 13, 2014   Date of arrival: March 7, 2014

Our group had a fantastic weekend at this lovely home. There is lots to walk to in town, and the large house is very comfortable for a group.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

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My family enjoyed every minute of their stay...

Review submitted: December 16, 2013   Date of arrival: November 26, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Fridhem and would highly recommend it to others looking for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. My family stayed over Thanksgiving and the house had mostly everything we needed to cook a traditional turkey dinner. The double ovens were a huge help and our turkey cooked in only two hours (after a two day prep and brine process)!

The owners of the house made themselves more than available if we needed them and they provided detailed instructions about all of the workings in the house.

My family enjoyed every minute of their stay and my husband and I (who live only 25 minutes away) plan to visit Lindstrom again. The town has such charm and the coffee shop was amazing. We look forward to staying again, perhaps when it is warmer, so we can enjoy the yard, lake and summertime activities. Thank you for everything!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


3 Generations of the femaie members of one famiy (gathering after the loss of a patriarch)

Review submitted: November 7, 2013   Date of arrival: November 1, 2013

Our gathering included members from all over MN and three from CO. this location was ideal; far enough for those living in MN to not have access to go home and yet not too far to drive. Our weather was absolutely stunning for November with beautiful fall colors, blue sky and mild temperatures. This home was within walking distance of all our needs; coffee shop, restaurant, groceries, tourist exploring and playgrounds. And within driving distances of great Art work, tours, and various activities. The home provided us with a comfortable environment for reminiscing, sharing, card playing and eating together. The rooms were ample for all. The floor plan/layout provided solitude when needed and exercise, as well. The home felt clean and spacious. We were all grateful to be together in a safe and lovely home. The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating.
We would all return to this location and recommend it to our friends.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: Trisha, we are so happy you chose Fridhem for your family event. We're glad you enjoyed your family time and your stay. Please come back again!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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This vacation rental has been listed since 02/15/2010.

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