Greetings! We live in New Orleans and are thinking about buying property in Minnesota as a summer getaway. We've heard great things about both the Twin Cities area as well as the many lakes in the state but have no clue about where to look. We definitely want a LAKE HOUSE within, say, 1-2 hours of the Twin Cities but otherwise we have no firm requirements.
We're planning a trip to the area next week and would love a couple of suggestions.
Where should we stay? While we want to visit the Twin Cities a bit, this trip would be more about visiting the lake areas. I'm assuming maybe north Minneapolis?
Which lakes do the locals recommend? Again, commute time isn't important to us as we won't be driving into MSP daily.
I know this may seem very vague but we're just starting our research.