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Getanet

Best Sleeper House Rental Within 4 Hrs Of Twin Cities

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Getanet

I'm in charge of finding a sleeper house to rent for trip for 4 guys this winter. We'd like to stay within a 4-hour drive of Twin Cities. We rented a house on Leech last winter and the house had a TV w/dish, which was awesome because not only could we hook an underwater camera up to the TV, but we were able to watch both the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday (we all have younger kids, so being able to watch a full day of football with plenty of food and beer and no interruptions was amazing).

 

I'm not opposed to going to Leech again, but we didn't catch much, so I'm looking for other options.  Does anyone have a favorite rental I should add to my listl?

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Getanet

I know it's early, but no replies! I guess you guys are keeping all the best rentals a secret😀....I did quite a bit of research on my own, so if anyone is interested shoot me a PM and I can let you know some of the places I found.

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Kettle

There are a lot of options on Mille Lacs, Appledorns is nice and have TV but the one I rented did not have dish just a DVD.  We did catch some walleye but not the amount you would catch hole hoping in portables.  Those accommodations (Dish TV) is not super common but in your situation I understand wanting to have it.  I would look into rentals on Big Stone on the western MN border, I know they have them but do not know of the options but obviously less fishing pressure than Mille Lacs, Leech, or Red 

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Mike89

head of the lakes on Lake Osakis..

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gimruis

Red Lake or Lake of the Woods is where you want to go if you want to consistently catch fish through the ice in an overnight sleeper.  Otherwise you'll be just stuck there watching football and drinking beer unless you are willing to move consistently.

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Getanet

Thanks for the input guys. I looked into all the lakes mentioned above, with the exception of Big Stone (need to add that to my list for next year).  I wound up not too far from Lake Osakis.  Found a guy that rents nice houses on Lake Miltona. None of us have fished the Alex area before, so we'll see how it goes.

 

And Gimruis, you make it sound like being stuck drinking beer and watching football is a bad thing!

 

 

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gimruis
5 hours ago, Getanet said:

And Gimruis, you make it sound like being stuck drinking beer and watching football is a bad thing!

 

Haha.  Definitely not a bad thing but you could just as easily do that part at home instead.

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Mike89
30 minutes ago, gimruis said:

 

Haha.  Definitely not a bad thing but you could just as easily do that part at home instead.

  but then the wife would be there!!!  🤣🤣

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