My Lake Home! 
Kathryn & Lyle Wallentine
Squaw Lake, MN. 56681


innkeepers of Minnesota B&B

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My Lake Home and Tree House
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Did they just say they didn't see any wildlife?

Cute couple sat at my breakfast table and replied they "did not see any wildlife".  I turned and noticed that the bird feederrs had chakedees and hummingbirds , the loons with their twin chicks were out in front of our dock.  Smirking, I just kept it to myself.  A couple minutes later one of them said " We did see a moose and a calf just down the road". OK I would call that some major wildlife!


A busy week.
Well its been a very busy week here at My Lake Home.  Our guests have all had a great time.  They have seen bears, loons,grosebeaks, skunks and more.  Some have gone golfing, hiking, biking, paddleboating and exploring.  Others have taken advantage of the quiet and had our lakeside massage while listening to the loons. The whole week felt like weekend to me!

The biggest black bear they ever saw!
It's reallly great when your guests get that bonus of seeing some wildlife.  Most of them are happy with seeing the deer, loons, ducks, eagles and birds but yesterday one couple staying with us said they saw the biggest black bear they ever saw in their life.  Thats cool! Lyle has seen 2 bears and I have seen 1 so far this year.

the ladyslippers are blooming
The start of the ladyslipper season is upon us...
Make your plans to visit in June to see this spectacular "Showy"
Don't miss the Ladyslipper Festival on where else but the Ladyslipper byway June 23rd-24th.  See my Festival page for more info.showy.JPG

Peekaboo Fox
This lil guy seems very interested in what we are doing, everyday on our walk he greets us.  I figured he wouldn't show up when I brought the camera, but there he was to say HELLO!fox.JPG

As we sadly watch the yellow Ladyslippers wilt in the sun we have a new and exciting awakening.  Our Minnesota state flower the Showy Ladyslipper is beginning to make her appearance.  The Showys will be blooming for the next 4 weeks here in the northland.showy.JPG

The Gardens all in!
  This year my garden has doubled in size and I can't believe its all in before June 1st.  Yesterday I spent all morning gingerly planting my seed grown tomatoes, all 50 of them survived the transition.  These seeds were started indoors in April along with peppers, which I don't put out until mid June.  I put up a sheet fence on the sun side to protect them from the all day sun on their first day in the garden.  Then I spent a couple hours making cakes and fondant for a baby shower cake for my sister in law.  Then off to the garden again to get my sweet potatoes in.  Sweet potatoes in northen MN? Yes we can grow them up here but you have to warm the soil with plack plastic.  I mound the sandy soil, leave it covered with black plastic for a month before planting, then poke wholes in the plastic to plant.  I bury buckets with holes amongst the garden for watering.  This year i planted 45 sweet potatoes, yumyum and so good for you too.  They will last all winter in my wine cellar.

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Lyle and Kathryn owned and operated a Minnesota Resort for 11 years prior to building this unique home.  Together they designed, built and created all the unique features in this exquisite round home built in 2007.  They added the tree house in the spring of 2015.
This area is important to them as Kathryn grew up in these woods and so did her father and grandfather.

 Lyle owns a cabinet and construction Business.
 Living in the Chippewa is a dream come true as both enjoy the lake and woods and all the activities they provide.  Both love to hunt & fish and take pride in the home and property.  Kathryn has a variety of gardens and really loves the out doors and tending to them.  Another passion is caring for and grooming the ski trails, it takes a lot of hard work but is well worth the time spent.  If the temperature is above 0 Kathryn can be found on her ski trails everyday in the winter. Caring for every aspect of the property is what drives her and puts her in her element.