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Spruce with two story high windows with loft on the premier lake of Big Sand

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

New Home For Gatherings For 2-17 Travelers

New 5 bedroom home built in 2013. Pine Cone is a group of vacation homes from 1 to 6 bedrooms. Spruces is the newest home that will accommodate sleeping for up to 17 people. Overflow can use other homes while Spruces' large great room can handle a large gathering. If this home is not available, another may have an opening.

Spruces can be used for crafters weekend.

Daily visitors are $15/day/person which you can pay during your stay. Daily visitors are $15/day/person which you can pay during your stay. Dog fee is for only 1 dog.

We are delighted that people love Spruces. Please email if you would like to be on the wait list for summer of 2019. People using the home in 2018 have the opportunity to rebook their same week - if they don't leave a deposit the week is up for grabs. Remember we are open year round so bring people together for a short stay during the fall, winter and spring.

More Details

Bonnie Brand
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Bonnie Brand

The Brand family has owned Pine Cone Lodge and Vacation Rentals since 1960 with the third generation starting in 1995. We have changed the resort to be more of a vacation home getaway for our guests. We have removed the old cabins and built homes that are open year round. New homes with the beautiful scenery and lake shore make a wonderful vacation spot

Bonnie Brand purchased this house in 1961


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Park Rapids

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Spruce with two story high windows with loft on the premier lake of Big Sand
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

The place was beautiful! We loved are stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was extremely comfortable and accommodating to all of our needs as a large group. I would highly recommend this place we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duplex and overall experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the duplex over the New Year's break. We had a big group of 11 adults, 4 kids and 3 dogs. It is very hard to find a nice place where they accept multiple dogs, so we were very appreciative. The place was amazing. It was clean and specious. We had two large kitchens, 6 rooms, laundry room we could use if needed, two fireplaces and comfortable sofas in the living room. The views on the lake from the living rooms and some bedrooms were very relaxing!

The customer service was excellent, very fast to replay and always willing to help and work with us.

The area around the lodging is wonderful and peaceful. In the winter, the lakes are great for skating or ice fishing and we did some sledding with kids there too. Soaring Eagle Ski Trails, which are absolutely gorgeous, are about 20 min drive from the Pine Cone. We were able to rent the boots and skies there as well. Very nice people! Also, Itaska State Park is about 30 min drive.

Overall, we were very pleased with the stay and we all hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn Park, MN

New Years Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented a different unit than one shown here called the Duplex (Cherry & Sycamore). Had a wonderful time. Cabin was very clean and up to date. Beds were comfortable. Bonnie was great to work with even though we were a last minute booking because the friend's cabin we normally use for New Years was unavailable. She provided timely and friendly information. Far enough to from town to be peaceful, but close enough that if you need to run and get something it is a quick trip. We were there in the winter so did not get to see the grounds - spent most of our time indoors - but from what I could see appeared well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Pine Cone is by far our favorite vacation destination. We stay in Spruces every year with our extended family. There is plenty of room for all the cousins to stay in the same room laughing and giggling all night. The adults each have a room of their own. Spruces has an impeccable view of beautiful Big Sand Lake. We can park our boat just feet from the cabin. My son especially likes nearby Loon lake where he can drop a fishing line and haul in fish anytime of the day. The cabin is very clean and offers wonderful amenities, such as a washer and dryer and heated garage! Our family chooses Pine Cone over Disney year after year!

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Park Rapids

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall, Winter Spring
4 Sep 2018 - 24 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

per day AU$0
Pet Fee AU$55.15 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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