6891 Old Whiskey Road, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
6891 Old Whiskey Road

6891 Old Whiskey Road

6891 Old Whiskey Road, Pequot Lakes, MN

$6,500,000

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 5 3/4 Baths
  • 5.9 Acres Lot
  • 1995 Year Built
  • Pocket Listing Status

Welcome to 6891 Old Whiskey Road, a captivating lakeside retreat nestled in the heart of the Whitefish Chain, one of northern Minnesota's premier lake chains. This stunning property offers a rare opportunity to experience lakeside living on the pristine shores of Bertha Lake.

From the second you turn down the private driveway, if you ever dreamed of having the perfect cabin estate, this is it. The paved and landscaped driveway, flanked by towering white and norway pines, creates a welcoming entry to the property, inviting residents and guests to the main estate. As you approach the residence, you'll be greeted by a stunning exterior that seamlessly blends with the natural beauty of its surroundings. The meticulously landscaped grounds provide a tranquil setting, inviting you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Ever dreamt of owning a historic lodge style with all the efficiencies, conveniences, and modern amenities; step inside to discover a well-appointed home featuring private views of Bertha Lake from almost every room. The traditional lodge design enhances the sense of space and connectivity, creating an ideal environment for both relaxation and entertainment. The living area boasts large windows that connect you to the breathtaking lake views, impeccably landscaped grounds, and outdoor living spaces, creating a serene atmosphere that permeates throughout the home and the estate.

The gourmet kitchen is a chef's delight, equipped with modern appliances, ample counter space, and a convenient bar. The pride of ownership shows in the pride in the details of the cabinetry throughout the kitchen - but also throughout the entirety of the home. Imagine preparing meals while enjoying the soothing sounds of the lake just beyond your doorstep.

Situated on the main floor, the family room offers a panoramic view of the entry porch, guest parking area, dining room, and living room. This expansive space seamlessly opens up to a loft, creating an inviting and versatile environment for various activities. Overlooking the family room, the loft area serves as a versatile space, suitable for a second living room, private guest suite, or a finished bunk room above the attached garage. This area is perfect for extended family sleeping arrangements and entertainment.

Positioned as the heart of the home, the living room on the main floor is designed for year-round entertaining. With a direct connection to the outdoors from the kitchen and stunning lake views through a wall of glass, this space becomes a central gathering point for family and smaller groups. Through that glass wall, leads to an outdoor kitchen, covered by a custom copper roof, featuring a real wood pizza oven within a masonry stone structure. The space offers views of the lake and seamlessly connects to the lakeside main level family room through exterior sliding glass panels, providing a free-flowing environment.

Located on the main floor, the primary bedroom is akin to a cabin in itself, offering a unique and immersive experience. Featuring a custom-built walk-in closet designed for everyday conveniences and a spacious bathroom with double sinks, quality materials and unmatched craftsmanship define this private retreat.

The lakeside walkout lower level boasts a family room, a full bar/kitchen in the living room with a fireplace, lakeside lawn, three bedroom suites, and an additional bedroom. A smaller bunk room with a bath and a private theater room complete this well-designed lower level, ensuring both functionality and attention to detail.

With just under 300 feet of pristine sugar sand lake bottom, the lakeshore area provides a quick drop-off for various lakeside activities. The property features a plateau area, ample shoreline for multiple docks, and an above-water beach. Real stone retaining walls, gardens, manicured lawns, and landscaping enhance the overall aesthetic.

Designed in a charming cottage style, the guest house is located on the lakeside beach. It includes a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and family room. The outdoor stone patio provides a low-elevation seating area with picturesque views of the sand beach and Bertha's waves. A putting green is conveniently located just off the guest house.

The detached storage building features a heated shop with a bathroom, floor drains, and overhead doors. The back half is designated for storage, offering large overhead doors and open spaces for storing larger items. The paved driveway, discreetly tucked away for privacy, adds to the functionality of this space.

This property embodies a harmonious blend of luxurious living, thoughtful design, and breathtaking natural surroundings, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking both comfort and elegance. With direct access to Bertha Lake, water enthusiasts will appreciate the privacy of this lot and the opportunity to indulge in various water activities, from boating to fishing. With just under 300 ft of lakeshore, this is your lakeside oasis. As the largest chain of lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Whitefish Chain of Lakes offers an extensive network of waterways, allowing you to explore and appreciate the natural wonders of the area. This waterway connects you to 14 other lakes, various lakeside eateries, 

6891 Old Whiskey Road is not just a property; it's a lifestyle—a harmonious blend of luxury, nature, and tranquility. Experience the magic of lakeside living in this extraordinary home on the Whitefish Chain. Your dream retreat awaits.

Locality Interests:

Nestled in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area, this property at 6891 Old Whiskey Road offers a unique blend of luxury living and convenient access to a myriad of attractions. Situated equidistant from Nisswa, the Gull Lake Chain, and Crosslake, this location serves as a gateway to the best that the region has to offer.

For golf enthusiasts, the property is centrally located to renowned golf courses in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Nearby options include the award-winning Madden's on Gull Lake, Cragun's Legacy Courses, and the Pines at Grand View Lodge. And just down the road is Whitefish Golf Club, offering a picturesque 18-hole course surrounded by natural beauty. Known for its challenging layout and scenic views, it's a golfer's haven in northern Minnesota. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a casual player, the area offers diverse courses to suit every skill level.

Boasting proximity to the Gull Lake Chain, residents can indulge in a wide range of water-based activities, from boating and fishing to kayaking and paddle boarding. The Brainerd Lakes Area is synonymous with outdoor recreation, providing numerous trails for hiking and biking, ensuring that adventure is always just around the corner.

Embark on a culinary journey with the plethora of dining options near the property. Nisswa, Crosslake, and the surrounding areas boast charming local eateries, offering a mix of flavors to satisfy every palate. From lakeside seafood restaurants to cozy cafes, residents can explore a diverse culinary scene without venturing far from home.

The Brainerd Lakes Area is rich in iconic landmarks and cultural attractions. Explore the charming town of Nisswa, known for its quaint shops and annual turtle races. Enjoy the vibrant lakeside atmosphere of Crosslake. Along with their many festivals throughout the year including Winterfest, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July, Crosslake Days, and so much more! These local gems add character and charm to the region.

Experience the luxury of world-class resorts and retreats in close proximity. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a day of pampering, the Brainerd Lakes Area offers resorts like Grand View Lodge and Madden's on Gull Lake, where residents can unwind and enjoy the amenities that make the region a premier destination.

This centrally located property at 6891 Old Whiskey Road not only provides an opulent living space but serves as a gateway to the diverse and vibrant offerings of the Brainerd Lakes Area. From outdoor adventures and golfing to culinary delights and cultural experiences, residents will find themselves at the epicenter of a region that seamlessly combines natural beauty with recreational and leisure opportunities. This property offers a lifestyle that captures the essence of the Brainerd Lakes Area's allure.

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Rob Birkeland

Rob Birkeland

Owner, Realtor®

FEATURES & AMENITIES

Interior

  • Total Bedrooms7
  • Total Bathrooms6.25
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Three Quarter Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • FlooringHardwood Flooring, Tile, In-Floor Heating
  • FireplaceFamily, Gas, Stone Fireplace, Living Room, Primary Room, Outdoor Living Space, Wood Burning, Family Room
  • APPLIANCESModern, Updated, Air-to-Air Exchanger, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust/Fan/Hood, Furnace Humidifier, Freezer, Microwave, Refrigerator, Trash Compactor, Wall Oven, Water Heater - Electric, Water Heater - Gas, Water Softener - Owned, Wine Cooler
  • other interior FeaturesBalcony, Ceiling Fans, Deck, French Doors, Harwood Floors, Kitchen Center Island, Kitchen Window, Main Floor Primary Bedroom, Primary Walk-in Closet, Natural Woodwork, Patio, Porch, Sunroom, Tile Floors, Vaulted Ceiling, Washer/Dryer Hookup, Wet Bar

Area & Lot

  • Status Pocket Listing
  • Total Area9,852 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area5.9 Acres
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1995
  • neighborhoodPequot Lakes / Ideal Township
  • LifestylesLakefront, Waterfront
  • Architecture StylesContemporary, Landscaping, Modern, Traditional, Cabin
  • water Frontage286ft
  • View DescriptionLake View, Estate, Whitefish Chain
  • Elementary SchoolPequot Lakes Elementary
  • Middle SchoolPequot Lakes Middle School
  • High SchoolPequot Lakes High School
  • School DistrictPequot Lakes IDS #186

Exterior

  • STORIES2
  • Garage Spaces10
  • Water SourceDrilled, Private
  • roofCustom Copper Roof Details, Asphalt Shingles, Pitched
  • lot featuresLandscaped, Manicured Lawn, Tree-Covered Medium
  • parkingGarage, Insulated Garage, Heated Garage, Detached Garage, Attached Garage
  • HEAT TYPEForced Air, In-floor Heating
  • AIR CONDITIONINGCentral Air
  • sewerPrivate, Tank with Drainage Field
  • other exterior FeaturesShoreline, Putting Green, Log Siding

Financial

  • Sales Price$6,500,000
  • Real Estate Tax $16,320/yr

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Pequot Lakes / Ideal Township

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Pequot Lakes / Ideal Township

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