A July 2005 trip
to Breezy Point by rainy312
Quote: Family trip for the summer. It was a 4 hours' drive for me.
My family was a little disappointed that there were no outside pools, but we enjoyed the indoor pools, with a water slide at Pelican Center. Because the pools were inside, you really needed to BE in the water to enjoy them. Just watching the kids was too hot.
We bought some groceries at the gas station near the entrance. Basically, milk, burger patties, and buns. Ended up spending for the groceries, and felt like I could have gone out for dinner for that. So, plan ahead and buy in Brainerd. (And don't forget the jam, butter, and cheese.)
They provided bike rentals at the resort, but their bikes were old and mostly unusable. So, bring your own, but make sure you don't beat your car up (like I did). The bike trails are in Pequot Lakes and Nisswa, so you have to drive to them with children. But it’s beautiful scenery, and with lots of evergreen trees, you feel like you are in God's country.
Brainerd is a good half hour away, so if you plan on seeing Paul Bunyan Land, give it a whole day. We just didn't have the time over the weekend.
Hotel | "Breezy Point"
It only had one 3/4 bath, but had a jacuzzi tub in the bedroom. We never used it, but it would've been nice for a romantic getaway.
The condo actually felt like a hotel suite, so I felt a little cramped with four people using it.
The condos had a pool/whirlpool area onsite, but they were INDOOR. By 10:00 a.m. most days, you felt the humidity and heat from the pool area throughout the hallways in the common areas. Unfortunately, there were no sliding glass doors to allow a breeze to go through the center.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 25, 2005
Breezy Point International
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, Minnesota 56472
Attraction | "BIking the Paul Bunyan Trail"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2005
Paul Bunyan Trail Biking
Pequot Lakes / Brainerd Area
Breezy Point, Minnesota