Life gets too busy for our family - 13 of us from age 17 to 79, so that we rarely all get together. Our week at the Hideaway provides a fantastic family renewal and closeness as we play yard games, card games, water sports and fishing. A few trips for shopping in Walker provide souvenir memories for the rest of the year. The large comfortable gathering space is great for conversation and there is plenty of room to enjoy our group meals. The deck is spacious and a great place to play cards or just relax in the outdoors. Yard games were played on the grassy back yard which provided a perfect spot for our annual fish fry of Ten Mile Lake walleye, bass and crappie. There are fun photo ops at Akeley’s Paul Bunyan and Hackensack’s Lucette Diana Kensack, Paul’s girl friend. The short trip to Itasca State Park to walk across the tiny Mississippi River and gift shop/museum is a great experience too. The Big Dipper ice cream is tops and was visited a few times. In the past year the folks who own the property have added touches that give the property a homey feel and improvements like electric to the dock to charge the trolling motors. They are very concerned that our rental experience is enjoyable and they were very successful in doing just that!