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Me and two other guys are looking at renting a sleeper on Red in early Feb. We have never been to Red and were hoping for recommendations on good guides/houses. Thanks for any advice in advance!!

Tim

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Johnny Petrowske runs Red Lake Remote.  He is the best there is.  I've personally booked about 20 trips and have always been very satisfied.

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a lot of good outfitters out there and a lot of not so good outfitters.  Be sure when you call them to explain what you expect and ask them if they can provide or meet your expectations.  If you are just looking for 4 walls and a bed and hopefully heat then any will do.  If you are looking for scenic no one around then you will have to find an outfitter that can make that happen.  Good Luck!

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X2 on Red Lake Remote.

We used to go through Jon's parents sleepers Waskish Minnow Station. So when he got his own thing and his parents got out it was a no brainer. His houses are all alone on the north end because he doesn't have a road and only uses track vehicles. He runs about as good a operation as you'll find. If he's booked then I would suggest Beacon Harbor. John runs a good program there as well.

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I second Beacon Harbor.  We just spent a few days there and we were surprised at how reasonable the price was considering the quality houses we stayed in and the service provided.  We will definitely come back.

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