Spotlight on 5 Pines on Ossawinnamakee

Experience a relaxing weekend getaway in Breezy Point and Crosslake, MN 

Minnesota is renowned for its picturesque lakes and serene natural beauty, making it the perfect destination for a weekend escape. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of Breezy Point and Crosslake, this blog post will guide you through an unforgettable getaway, including a new must add cabin to your weekend adventures. Prepare to enjoy the best of the Brainerd Lakes Area and the dream Minnesota lake life!

Day 1:

Morning: Start your weekend in Crosslake by immersing yourself in the great outdoors. Drive over to Pequot Lakes and spend your morning biking, walking or running along the Paul Bunyan State Trail, a scenic path that winds through forests, wetlands, and picturesque landscapes. Before you head out on the trail grab breakfast or coffee from MN Traders Co. If you visit on a weekend be sure to check out their brunch board or mimosa flight!

Afternoon: For an afternoon filled with water adventures, head back to your cabin for some sun-soaked fun. Rent a kayak, paddleboard, or pontoon boat and explore the crystal-clear waters of Lake Ossawinnamakee. Take in the breathtaking views, feel the gentle breeze on your face, and try your hand at a new on-the-water activity. Fishing enthusiasts can cast a line and try their luck catching some of the local fish species, like bass, northern or walleye. I personally loved just hanging on the dock, reading my book and sipping on a little beverage!

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Rent a pontoon from Crosslake Rental

2023 Rental Rates:

1 Day      (Call Us)
2 Days    $825.00
3 Days    $1175.00                   
4 Days    $1475.00
5 Days    $1775.00
6 Days    $2075.00
1 Week   $2375.00


Evening: As the sun begins to set, make dinner and spend your evening in the backyard of your cabin. Enjoy a peaceful walk down to the shoreline, build sandcastles, or simply relax in the hammock or make a smore around the campfire.

  • Please always remember to check local fire restrictions with the dry summer we’re having!

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Day 2:

Morning: Start your second day in Crosslake with a visit to the Crosslake Historical Society Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the area, learn about the early settlers, and discover the stories behind this charming town. The museum showcases artifacts, photographs, and exhibits that provide insights into the region’s past. Be sure to grab a coffee before you go at Crosslake Coffee House.

Afternoon: Take a leisurely stroll through Crosslake’s charming downtown area, where you’ll find a delightful array of boutiques, gift shops, and art galleries. Explore the unique offerings, from locally made crafts to handmade jewelry and artwork. Stop by Rafferty’s pizza for lunch and don’t get pizza (even though it’s amazing) try something new like a calzone or wings, be sure to ask for extra ranch!

Afternoon+: Check out Crosslake’s newest and only wine bar. Recently opened, this unique space is sure to welcome you in for an afternoon of fun and hopefully help you find your new favorite sip!

Evening: Wrap up your weekend in Crosslake with a memorable dining experience at Moonlight Bay, a fan favorite located on the Whitefish Chain. They recently just redid their patio which is giving major cities brunch vibes (but up north on the lake, perfect combo). Enjoy the warm ambiance and friendly hospitality as you reflect on your unforgettable weekend in Crosslake.

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Where to Stay: For an idyllic stay in Breezy Point, we highly recommend booking Five Pines a lakeside cabin on Ossawinnamakee Lake.

Nestled on the South shore of Ossie, this Northwoods cabin provides easy access to various amenities and attractions in the area. Let’s take a closer look at what this charming cabin has to offer.

Located in close proximity to Breezy Point’s notable attractions, this cabin offers a tranquil retreat while ensuring you’re never far from exciting activities. Here are the key highlights of this delightful lakeside getaway:

  1. Spacious Interior: The cabin features two full baths, ensuring convenience and comfort for all guests. The large kitchen with an island provides ample space for meal preparation, and the lakeside dining area allows you to savor your meals while enjoying breathtaking views.

  2. Cozy Atmosphere: The gas fireplace creates a warm and inviting ambiance, perfect for cozy evenings spent indoors. Whether you’re reading a book, playing board games, or simply unwinding, the fireplace adds a touch of charm to your stay.

  3. Entertainment Options: The lower-level TV/lounge area is ideal for keeping the kids entertained. They can enjoy their favorite shows or movies while you relax on the oversized couch for a nap!

  4. Lake Access: With a dock and no stairs down to the waterfront, this cabin ensures easy access to the serene waters of Lake Ossawinnamakee. Whether you’re planning to go fishing, boating, or simply soaking up the sun on the dock, the lake is at your doorstep. I’m already trying to figure out how to get my grandparents up here because the layout is perfect for multigenerational bookings!

  5. Outdoor Grilling: Embrace the joy of outdoor cooking with the gas grill available at the cabin. Gather with family and friends on the lakeside patio, prepare delicious meals, and play down by the water with bags, a hammock, swing and firepit!

Bedroom Configuration (Sleeps 10):

  • 1 King bedroom (main level)

  • 1 Queen bedroom (main level)

  • 1 King bedroom (lower level)

  • 1 Queen bedroom (lower level)

  • 2 Twin bedroom (lower level)

A stay at this Lake Ossawinnamakee cabin in Breezy Point promises an unforgettable experience. With its prime location near popular attractions like Whitebirch Golf Course, Breezy Point Hockey Arena, Breezy Point Resort, Pelican Public Beach Access, and Breezy Point Park, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore and enjoy the MN lake life.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, outdoor adventures, or quality time with loved ones, this lakeside retreat provides the perfect setting for a memorable weekend in Breezy Point and Crosslake, Minnesota.

Note: It is always recommended to check availability and make reservations in advance to secure your preferred dates for a hassle-free and enjoyable stay.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, outdoor exploration, or some much-needed lake time, Crosslake promises an unforgettable weekend getaway.

This stay was hosted by Book the B.L.A. [and Woods to Water Vacation Homes] but all opinions belong to Taylor. Be sure to book direct to save on hosting platforms fees – you can find the booking link here.

Want to see more pictures and videos from this stay? Be sure to check out Taylor’s Instagram and Tiktok page.

*This blog has been adapted from Taylor Hildreth + To view the original blog on Taylor’s website, click here. Visit to book 5 Pines or to see our full property portfolio.

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