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cribbageboy

Where to bring the shack?

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cribbageboy

Hey Guys,

Just trying to figure out where to bring the shack this year. We had it out for 5 weekends last year. Hoping for a few more this year but not sure where to go. Definitely want to go out of the south end. Somewhere Between Brandts (which we used last year), and Hunter Winfields. I know that really narrows it down, but I'm curious as to what everybody thinks. I was originally thinking Lybacks, but I'm not really understanding their rules on leaving the house on the lake for a month or so. Any input is good input guys.

Thanks in advance!!!

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Stick in Mud

I honestly don't mean to be snarky or rude or anything, but if you're confused about Lyback's rules, why not give 'em a call to see if they'll clarify???

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Ryan_V

3 words.. app-el-doorns! it's a little further north but they will take care of you. never been to lybacs, but know a guy with a house there and he is very happy there. give eddy a call there if you are confused. they will explain it. everybody deals with wheel houses a little different. just get on the phone and find the best fit for your needs! good luck, season is right around the corner.

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cribbageboy

Thanks guys. Keep the info coming. I plan on calling them before the end of the week, but I am looking for a few other places to call as well. Love Appledorns. I've rented houses with them a few times and have NO problem with them at all. Just a little further north than I wanted to go is all. Right now it's either Brandts again, or Lybacks depending on what I find out about their private house policy.

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Ryan_V

but if you come you appeldoorns, we can get together and play cribbage!

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cribbageboy

Haha. I haven't "played" cribbage in years...I give people free lessons now. wink

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Ryan_V

Ha! I smell a challenge! might have to bring my wheeler up and go cross country to lybacs for a drink and a game of cribbage!

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MinnesotaMuskie

My 2 cents. Due to kids heavily invovled in High School Wrestling over the past 15 years...I have been off the big pond for a long time. Well last year we bought a perm house and had it at Lybecks.

I cannot say enough good things about the way we were treated by everyone at Lybeks. They put us on fish, they checked on us and basically bent over backwards to make sure we had a great winter.

I know some folks want the bar and everything on shore but to me, I can go to the bar/resturaunt anytime I want year round. It is more fun to stay in the house and have a few, visit a nieghbor in another house and enjoy the lake.

PS...we caught a ton of fish.

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cribbageboy

Good to know MN Muskie! I only plan on being in the fish house on weekends. Just curious if they let ya leave it on the lake through the week, or if I would have to take it off every Sunday before I go home??? I've tried calling a few times now, but I think the office hours they have posted online are only for during the ice fishing season, because nobody is answering. Last year out of Brandts, we had the shack on the lake for a month straight and just paid $30 bucks each weekend to drive out to it using their roads. Seems like a nice straight forward approach, but I gather that Lybacks operates a little differently.

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Good to know MN Muskie! I only plan on being in the fish house on weekends. Just curious if they let ya leave it on the lake through the week, or if I would have to take it off every Sunday before I go home??? I've tried calling a few times now, but I think the office hours they have posted online are only for during the ice fishing season, because nobody is answering. Last year out of Brandts, we had the shack on the lake for a month straight and just paid $30 bucks each weekend to drive out to it using their roads. Seems like a nice straight forward approach, but I gather that Lybacks operates a little differently.

I dont think any one can TELL you to take your house off

they can suggest for what ever the reason

You are just payingh for access.....unless you have them take it out for

but still you can do what ever you like

Its just common curiosity to pay them for road usage and acess

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cribbageboy

Exactly what I'm thinking Greg. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding, but their web page makes it sound like they prefer to run in a different way though. Still no answer on the phones either.

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TRZ II

Appledoorn's is about 4-5 miles from Hunter Winfields. That is too far? O.K........ A few extra miles is WELL worth good service..

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cribbageboy

4 to 5 miles if I go across the lake maybe. 10+ by road. I've gotta make a cut off line somewhere. Also, sounds strange to say, but I'm not too concerned about customer service. I just need a ramp and a road. Don't get me wrong, I love Appledorns, just not an option.

I did finally get ahold of Lybacks. They cleared up my confusion. Sounds like they got hit pretty good, but what can ya do. My guess is that there will still be drivable ice at some point. wink

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