Woods to Water Blog - Blog Archive: October, 2023

We hate to say it...

Winter is coming. If there was any doubt, this week’s sub-sixty-degree weather and driving cold rain confirmed that Fall is in full swing! For those of us in summer dominant rental markets, fall offers a chance to slow down, catch your breath, gain some perspective on what went well and what needs to be improved in our short-term business, and reflect on how can we grow revenue for our owners and enhance the guest experience. Here’s what our team at Woods to Water Vacation Homes, in partnership with our homeowners, is doing to get ready for the Fall and Winter season:

Check your calendars

Make sure next summer is open as many peak season bookings happen between now and the holiday season as families gather and start…

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Hello Fall! 


... And it's in full force! Deer, bear, waterfowl, grouse, and pheasant are open for the fall. One of my favorite parts of living in the B.L.A is the access to the thousands of acres of public hunting land in the area.

I kicked off the season by punching a bonus tag on a doe right off the bat, as well as my first antelope. I recently traveled to South Dakota to chase Antelope and was not disappointed. After 2 blown stalks in the morning, this one came together! I belly crawled on the side of the hill to get more cover and close the distance. Soon I was surrounded by a whole herd of does and not far behind was this stud! A perfectly placed arrow at 65 yards made…

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The GetAway Adventure Resort 

An exceptional property managed by Woods to Water Vacation Homes

Content by Colton Maher, Photography by Sarah Heath Photography + Jon Kreye 

Photo by Jon Kreye 

Quite possibly the most unique vacation rental in all the Midwest, The GetAway sits just west of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, on 520 acres of awe-inducing wooded privacy. Equipped with an in-ground pool and hot tub, a private golf course, an archery simulator, a military-grade high-ropes course, miles of trails, and two Sherp amphibious ATVs for guests to explore the property.  For years, this property sat with little use and left those driving by questioning what it was or who owned it. With new owners at the helm and with the help of Woods to Water…

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Welcome Aboard!

WAVE young professionals network: future leaders of the Lakes Area, uniting all industries to form a powerful wave of influence, optimism and professional success.

By Paul Augustinack

What is WAVE?

We are the future leaders of the Lakes Area, uniting all industries to form a powerful wave of influence, optimism and professional success. Our goal is to build lasting relationships as we elevate our skills and advance our careers. We aim to make a positive difference in our companies and communities, learning from and inspiring each other along the way.” - Brainerd Chamber of Commerce.com/WAVEWAVE YPN welcomes membership from all individuals aged 18-39 who live in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Cost to join is $240 per year (or $20…

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