Chad Schwendeman, Broker/Owner
Exit Lakes Realty Premier

7153 Forthun Road, Suite 120
Baxter, MN 56425

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Featured Listings
One of the most prestigious properties in the state of Minnesota comes to market for the very first time. This once of a lifetime compound has a main house featuring six bedrooms, seven baths, five fireplaces, hardwood floors, tiled showers, movie theater room, Wolf appliances, granite counter tops, must see office with custom built-ins and fireplace, large maid quarter over garage with private kitchen & bath. Plus five guest houses and some of the nicest lake shore on the Whitefish Chain.
Detail, Detail, Detail is the only way to describe this Gull Lake Estate. Home features five bedrooms, six baths, custom cabinets, walk-in pantry, granite counter tops, hand painted ceilings, steam shower, office with custom built ins, full finished walkout basement with a wet bar, exercise room, must see master suite with large walk in closet, three season porch and an impressive entryway. You will love the professionally landscaped yard, large deck and incredible views. You can have it all!
Immaculate five bedroom, five bath home on Clamshell Lake. Enjoy all the Whitefish Chain has to offer with this custom home built in 2008. Home features high end finishes, custom cabinets, granite counter tops, Viking Appliances, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, game room over the garage, full finished walkout basement, professionally landscaped yard, detached garage with living quarters above, level elevation, 135' of shoreline and a nice sand bottom.
Spectacular Gull Lake retreat completely renovated and move in ready. You will love the westerly big lake views, close to town and on the prestigious Hole in The Day Bay. This 3 BR, 3 BA home features vaulted knotty pine ceilings, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, office, main floor master suite, fireplace, finished walkout lower level, extensive landscaping, new roof, siding, flooring, decks, stairs down to the lake and dock Home is being offered fully furnished and priced to sell!
Must see 4+ BR, 3 BA Gull Lake Masterpiece. Home features cathedral ceilings, stone gas fireplace, wet bar, Cedar shake siding, full finished walkout basement, boat house with guest quarters, manicured lawn, extensive dock system & end of the road privacy.
One of a kind craftsmanship in this personal builders home. 450' of sugar sand beach (level private lot), 2 story windows overlooking the water, Catwalk Balcony Loft,Two walk in showers, up to 5,100 square feet of living space, Knotty Alder cabinets, walls and trim. Only the finest materials were used.
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath walkout rambler on Rush Lake. You will love the open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, beautiful stone fire place, hardwood floors, in-floor heat, master suite with fire place, relaxing sun room and a 2 stall insulated and heated garage with a work shop! You get it all on a beautiful private lot on the desirable whitefish chain!
Gull Lake Chain Masterpiece on 6+ wooded acres and over 1,100 feet of lake shore. Home features four bedrooms, three baths, over 5,500 sq. ft., vaulted ceilings, two story formal living room, two fireplaces, an open floor plan, huge master suite with large master bath and walk-in closet, pool room, large office, wet bar, many custom built-ins, a must see manicured lawn with waterfalls. You will want to set up a showing on this hard to find private estate on the Gull Lake Chain.
Incredible! You will enjoy 200' of perfect level elevation to Bay Lake! This campus offers 6+ bedrooms, 4 baths and 5 car garage. Main cottage features gorgeous views of Bay Lake, stone gas FP, open floor plan, T&G knotty pine interior, built-ins, custom kitchen, lakeside deck and rear covered porch. Guest cottage boasts 3 bedroom, 2 bath with living room for welcomed guests. Property has detached garages which are insulated, heated and water. Additional storage and sleeping quarters available!
Crosby's "Modern Art" as featured in the Lake Country Journal. This Architectural oasis is perfectly situated on 14.23 acres with over 1,020 feet of shoreline on the secluded/private Miller lake (36 feet deep). This home features 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, sky lights, cherrywood and maple cabinets, bamboo flooring, ceramic tile, glass block, sun room, deck, patio, insulated and heated garage and pole building, storage shed, geo thermal heat pump, waterfalls, landscaped and so much more!
Beautiful WFC lot with a 4 bedroom 2 bath 1 stall home~ gradual elevation, granite counters, hardwood floors, tongue and groove, open floor plan, fabulous views of the lake~ Wood burning fireplace in the sitting room, expansive deck, the perfect property for entertaining and lake views as far as the eye can see! Heavily wooded, private lot close to restaurants, shopping and downtown Crosslake!
Beautiful 5 bed, 4 bath home on the Whitefish chain in Pine River. You will love this 2 year old home with over 3,700 square feet featuring an open floor plan, stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, master suite with private deck and a 3 stall garage all located on 1.6 acres. This home is in pristine condition and is all ready for you to move in. Do not miss out on this one of a kind property!
Must see 3+ bedroom 3 bath Horseshoe Lake home with 200 feet of perfect level elevation and excellent sand beach. You will love this updated lake home with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, custom maple cabinets, main level master suite, 2 laundry rooms, sun room, 2 fireplaces, sprinkler system, office, extra garage w/man cave, perennial gardens, all on nearly 1 acre with tremendous privacy and stunning sunsets!
Whitefish lake modern luxury home on 115 feet of beautiful sandy shoreline with Westerly exposure. Home features a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 baths including the newly constructed 2 car garage with guest quarters. You will love the updated interior, marble counter tops, stainless appliances, subway tile, quartz fireplace, main floor master, new windows, flooring, paint, all new and move in ready. Outside you will find, nightly sunsets, fire pit, spacious deck, and professional landscaping
One of the finest views on the whole whitefish chain! This spectacular Lower Hay Lake property boasts 1.19 acres, 100 feet of beautiful sand beach, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 wood fireplaces, deck, detached 2 car garage, pole shed for all the extra toys. Guest cabin sleeps 4 and has a 3/4 bath. This property offers tons of options, keep and enjoy or build your dream Whitefish Chain home today.
Custom masterpiece on the Crow Wing River with over 1,000' of shoreline only 60 feet from the waters edge offering panoramic river vistas from almost every room in the house. You will love this 3+ bedroom, 4 bath, cathedral log beamed ceilings, granite countertops, two story stone fireplace, heated in-ground pool with tiki bar, in-floor heat, 64x34 pole shed, 2 barns, horse stable, geothermal, master suite with private bath, great hunting, tons of wildlife and an additional 58 acres available!!
Superb property in excellent location~ Close to golfing, lakes, restaurants, & Ruttgers resort. 4+ bedrooms, 3 bath, 3+ stalls, garden shed/playhouse. Pole building with workshop. Private, large deck perfect for entertaining overlooking the peaceful views of the lake~ Open floor plan, gorgeous floors and 4 season porch, 2 fireplaces, full finished basement with family room and additional kitchen for easy access to the lake! Meticulously maintained! See attached list of updates in disclosures!
Must see main Gull Lake Gold Coast home featuring 90 feet of sandy shoreline and nearly 1/2 an acre. You will love the sunsets, swimming beach, new patio with outdoor fireplace and hot tub. Main home offers 2+ bedrooms, 2 baths, stunning views, finished walkout lower level, 2 car detached garage, boat house at the waters edge with 1 bedroom, 1 bath and kitchenette. This property is truly one of the best buys on the lake.
Come see this amazing custom built 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 5 car garage home with 190 feet of lake shore on Elm Island Lake. Home features 2 fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, 2 dining areas, large great room, master suite, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, exercise room, irrigation system, fire pit, and a beautifully landscaped yard.
Must see Gull Lake chain home with two parcels on Love lake. You will love the opportunities this property provides. Currently there is a 4 bedroom 2 bath lake home centered on a middle parcel, additional parcel with pole shed included in price and yet another lot to the south available for purchase separately. This first time offering allows a new owner tons of options to come up north and enjoy everything the Brainerd Lakes area has to offer.
Built for Entertaining! Enjoy end of the road privacy in this prestigious 2 bedroom 4 bath home on Arrowhead Lake on the Whitefish Chain. This newer home has open floor plan, main floor laundry, master bedroom and master bath, loft, finished walk out basement, screened in porch, deck, wood bar, 2 fireplaces and security system. Campus includes 24x20 garage, 2 bedroom guest house, storage shed, fenced in area and shelter for your horses! This property offers it all. It won't disappoint you!
You will enjoy this well cared for 3 bedroom 2 bath year round home perfectly situated on an acre lot with 100 feet of shore line on Lake Ossawinnamakee. Home features an open floor plan, main floor master, vaulted ceilings, wood burning stone fireplace, main floor laundry, large wrap around deck, covered porch, walk out basement and two car attached garage. Property has southerly exposure, breath taking lake views, gentle elevation to a large level area at water's edge and sand lake bottom.
Must see custom built home with 3.44 acres with 266 feet of shoreline on Adney lake only 10 minutes from Crosslake. You will love this 4 bedroom 3 bath 3,624 square foot home featuring main floor lake facing master suite w/ private deck, wood burning fireplace, fully finished walk out lower level, spacious low maintenance composite deck w/powder coated steel railing, 2-car garage, additional 36X60 stud wall garage with 12Â? & 10' doors and 18X24 heated shop, spectacular privacy and much more.
Gorgeous Birch Lake log home with 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, one level living with 3 season porch, open concept, beautiful windows, vaulted tongue and groove ceilings, master suite with Tylo steam sauna shower, gas fireplace, wrap around maintenance free deck, full finished basement on an acre lot, Steffes furnace for extremely efficient and affordable utilities, ICF foundation, perennial gardens, bunkhouse completely remodeled in 2015, new roof & windows, extra storage and sleeps 8+. Must see!
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on Sylvan Lake. With 174 feet of lake shore, this home features an open floor plan, hardwood floors, two fire places, walk out basement and great landscaping. Three stall heated and insulated garage with a workshop space. Come and enjoy the wonderful amenities of lake living while still being close to Brainerd and all it has to offer!
Gorgeous property on Little Pine Lake on the Whitefish Chain with 3+ bedrooms 3 bathrooms, completely updated with granite, natural gas fireplace, custom tiled walk in shower, main floor master suite, main floor laundry, open floor plan, 4 season porch overlooking the lake, large deck, private lot and gradual elevation to the lake ~ Great getaway! Close to Crosslake, but quiet and peaceful...the best of both worlds! Sellers have discussed with the county and you can build a garage if desired!
This property offers 75 ft of excellent sand beach and elevation on North Long Lake. This year around 3 bedroom 2 bath home features an open style floor plan, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, sunroom, spacious family room, ss appliances, custom cabinets, main floor laundry, main floor bedroom, two second floor bedrooms with a bonus room. Deck and patio w/ fire ring overlook waters edge and offer stunning sunrises. Must see!
Looking for a private oasis or fantastic getaway? This Mississippi River home is very well maintained with a 4.4 acre park like setting. This home features main level living with master suite and main floor laundry. Gas fireplaces upstairs and down. Basement walkout great for entertaining. 30x50 insulated and heated shop for all your projects and toys. Great place to come and relax and watch the river go by. Excellent fishing for all species.
Hard to find 5 bedroom, 2 bath home on 110' of shoreline on Mille Lacs Lake and 110 feet of protected channel frontage! Home features an open floor plan, tiled flooring, wood laminate floors, spacious bedrooms, updates all throughout the home with a patio with fire ring overlooking waters edge. Property has main dock and additional dock and additional slips on the channel. Heated garage/shop with additional sheds and paved drive. Don't miss out on this well cared for property!
Located at beautiful Grand View Lodge, this 3 BR, 3 BA turn-key townhome offers use of resort amenities. Generate revenue to offset expenses through rentals to Grand View guests. Avoid the hassles of a typical 2nd home as this is truly maintenance-free ownership. Property features a gas fireplace, built in entertainment area, fully furnished, screened in porch, an open floor plan and is nicely situated on the Pines Golf Course.
Big Hardwood Point on Leech Lake. This boat in property is on 21.19 acres with main cabin, bunk house, garage and its own harbor! you can hunt, fish and relax right out your front door!
Must see three bedroom, two bath lake home with an additional two bedroom, one bath year around guest house. Home is situated on 9+ wooded acres nestled in the woods with 156 feet of lake shore on Lake Hattie. Property features fully finished walkout basement, hardwood and tiled floors, hot tub, 3 season porch, covered patio, dock, insulated/heated shop, and 24x32 pole barn. Year around guest house includes kitchen, living room and bedrooms. Set up a showing today.
First time offering! This Mille Lacs Lake home on Malone Island is the perfect up North getaway! You will love this double lot, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, main level living home with granite counter tops, fireplace, new carpet, fresh paint, nearly 3,000 finished square feet, guest cottage with man cave, shop, 3 car detached garage, self contained fish cleaning/ cooking room, attached garage, frontage on the Harbor allowing excellent protection for your boat, stunning views, great fishing and much more.
Cute little cabin on the Gold Coast of Mille Lacs, hard sand beach, excellent fishing/recreation, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 stall garage with perfect level elevation. Well cared for year round cabin - will sleep several families! This is an awesome property to use for your cabin, a weekly rental, or a full time residence if you would like!
Gorgeous up north cabin on Wood Lake! 4 bed 3 bath newly remodeled interior with open floor plan and vaulted ceilings, a wall of windows overlooking the lake, large kitchen, private master suite with walk-in closet and soaking tub, fully finished basement with entertainment room, 3.5 acres on the lake with nice elevation, 38 ft deep lake with good fishing, and wildlife galore! Quiet location close to Crosslake!
Nature lovers paradise on Little Pelican Lake featuring 3.74 wooded acres, 200 feet of sandy shoreline, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor master suite, 4 car garage with bonus room, spacious deck, stunning westerly exposure with your own pond, trails, custom tile, hardwood floors, stone fireplace, and much more!
Room to breathe. Enjoy Little Hattie Lake and Big Hattie Lake on a quiet road. 10 acres with over 300 feet of lakeshore. Sit by the fire pit and enjoy the view. This 5 bedroom 3 bath home has plenty of room for the whole family. Dock and pontoon are there waiting for the new owner.
Dream of waking up to the beautiful lake view. Lake breezes that keep the house cool. Swans in the fall and year round wildlife abound. Close to county and federal land for hunting and the Soo Line trail. Good fishing for all species. Great gardening and raspberry picking in our own backyard. Heated and insulated garage and asphalt drive with extra parking. 225 feet of level lakeshore. Quiet and private lot with great neighbors. COME FOR THE FISHING AND STAY FOR THE VIEW!!
2+ bed 1 bath up north cabin on Emily Lake! Remodeled, beautiful maple floors and ceramic tile, stone fireplace in main family room overlooking the lake with breathtaking views! Oversized 3+ stall garage, potting shed, historic log cabin on site to be restored if new buyer wishes. Lakefront is hard sand bottom, lots of pan fish and a peaceful up north getaway! Great property!
Private home on Island Lake with over an acre lot! 4 bedrooms, 2 bath with detached 3 stall garage, the wildlife is absolutely incredible! Brick fireplace is an eye catcher in the main living area overlooking the lake, master suite, open floor plan, great swimming, boating and recreation! Minutes from the Woman Lake Chain and 10+ other lakes! This is such a wonderful area for your getaway property!
Mille Lacs property with excellent sugar sand frontage and perfect elevation! Large garage for all your lake toys on an acre lot~ Main level living with 1 bedroom and 1 bath furnished cabin~ the upper level has a separate entrance with a bedroom and bath. Perfect for 2 families, or guest quarters/overflow or a rental. Maintenance free property with metal roof and steel siding, dead end road, private with beautiful trees. Polebarn dimensions are 30x32 Come take a look today!
Here it is! Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath walk out home perfectly situated on 4.5 acres with 250 feet of lake shore on the Ripple River and the Hanging Kettle chain. Home features an open floor plan, spacious kitchen, dinging room, center island, tiled flooring, main floor laundry, large living room, gas burning fireplace, main floor master and master bath. Walkout basement is unfinished and property has two car attached garage and four car detached as well. Great opportunity. Must see!
This property is set up to be turn key! Big Portage Lake Chain! Newly built 2011 property with expansive tongue and groove ceilings, 3 bedroom, 3 baths with entire loft set up for entertainment, games and fun! Perfect for your cabin getaway! Over 1000 acres of fishing on the Portage Chain, custom tile, stainless, open floors plan. Tons of space and ability to build a garage for more storage.Contact Cass County for final approval~ Everything is newer and this is a must see! Gorgeous views! !
Must see Custom built four bedroom 3 bath home on 4.86 wooded acres, features hardwood floors, new furnace, fresh paint, updated kitchen with stainless appliances, quartz counter tops, massive carpeted storage room with oak trim, fiber optic, spectacular yard with many perennial gardens, blacktop driveway, 36X64 shop with concrete floor and 200 amp plumbed for water and septic, 2 miles from Park Rapids and only 10 minutes from Nevis Schools
3 bed 2 bath one level home with deeded access to the Whitefish Chain. Adorable front porch, screened porch, patio, hot tub, master suite, hardwood floors, open floor plan, oversized fenced lot, 26x26 garage and 26x32 pole building. This is a must see! Access lot a short walk or golf cart ride away with sugar sand beach! Docks are available for use strictly for members only! This is a slice of heaven!
Excellent location on the outskirts of Baxter on a beautiful, private lot on Mile Lake with 215 feet of frontage. 3 bed 2 bath home with all living on one level, large great room addition with tongue and groove and lots of windows overlooking the lake, new landscaping, 2+ stall garage with lien-to, wildlife and privacy on a cul-de-sac. Excellent outdoor space with fire pit area, new cedar decks, and a fenced area. This is your peaceful place~!
Beautiful home on Cedar Lake with 191 feet of frontage. You will love having over 8 acres of space and wild life. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, wood burning fire place, a large basement with lots of opportunity, a greenhouse and a large pole shed for plenty or storage!
You will appreciate this 2 bedroom, 1 bath year-round cabin on Sanborn Lake. Home has been taken care of and features 2 spacious bedrooms, kitchen overlooking the water, free standing wood burning fireplace, porch and covered porch. Very private setting and has small boat house at waters edge and large storage building as well. Ready for you to start making memories. Must see!
Completely remodeled Sandy River/Big Sandy Lake property! Located on the quiet river location, you are minutes from the Big Sandy Lake action! This property has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and is super cute with everything completed. Nice deck overlooking the water and peaceful wildlife!
3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, year-round cabin, On Minnewawa Lake, Featuring: A loft, open kitchen, dining, and living room. Large deck (on the lake side) facing the West for picturesque sunsets, and an over-sized 2 car garage. All of this on a gorgeously landscaped lot, with 100 feet of hard sand lake shore.
Must see Island Lake property with 405 feet of shoreline, level elevation, private setting and southern exposure. 2 bedroom cabin on 3 lots allowing many opportunities for future development.
You will enjoy this private 2 BR 1 BA home situated on 4.8 acres w/ 165' of lakeshore on Horseshoe Lake. Home features vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large bedrooms, large screened in porch, front and rear decks, gas fireplace surrounded by a nice mix of mature trees and level elevation to the water. Property includes a 42x60 pole barn to store all of your toys. Horseshoe is navigable to Lake Minnewawa and property is located near thousands of state land open to public hunting. Must see!
Mille Lacs cabin on Wigwam Bay! 2 bed 2 bath lake cabin with 202 feet of frontage, association that maintains the grounds so there's no work and ALL Play, dock slip, open floor plan, wood fireplace for cozy nights, excellent views, great location for your vacation getaway with so much to do! Snowmobiling, fishing, ATV trails, etc. From the metro to the cabin in 2 hours!!
Quiet lake country retreat, on Sylvan Lake. Fully furnished, with 1 Large bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps up to 12. There is a 3-car attached garage, and a Steel roof. Come have a blast on 153' of sandy shoreline, excellent for swimming, or have an adventure on 1.7 acres, lined with pine and birch trees. Must See!
Must see 2 BR, 1 BA Wise Lake Cabin. This turn key cabin was recently built in 2005 & features tiled floors, an open floor plan, fireplace & sits just feet from the waters edge & comes with a boat slip. You will love the incredible views, the sugar sand beach, 6.86 acres & in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area. This is one of the few associations that will allow you to rent your cabin out to earn extra income. Custom log furniture, TVs, tables, chairs, pots & pans, etc are ALL included.
This property shares excellent sand beach and elevation on Pelican Lake. 2 bedroom 1 bath cabin overlooks the water's edge and has knotty pine interior, bunk room, cozy kitchen and living area overlooking the lake. Property has easy parking, patio for outdoor entertaining, shed for storage and a boat slip. Excellent way to get affordable access to a premier lake!
Once in a lifetime opportunity! 200 feet of prime lake shore on Hanging Kettle Lake. Driveway and electric is in and 30x26 Cabin/Garage in place. This is an incredible place to build your dream home. Magnificent sunsets, sand bottom, gradual elevation to the lake and end of road privacy makes it desirable. Must See!
Affordable year round cabin with everything you need! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on waters edge, new road, interior updates, new carpet, knotty pine tongue and groove throughout, new appliances, two car detached garage, level elevation, gorgeous views and tons of potential. Check it out. Must see!
You will appreciate the 2 bedroom 1 bath log home nestled on a large two acre private lot. This property offers association access to Lake Ada and includes 200 feet of shared frontage with a beautiful sand beach and a boat slip. Home features hardwood flooring, knotty pine interior walls, free standing fireplace and spacious living area. Must see!
This property offers 50 feet of excellent sand beach and elevation on Lake Waukenabo. Get the most for your money with this 2 bedroom, 1 bath year around cabin. Cabin has many updates and include electrical, insulation, tiled flooring, gas furnace, corn stove, air conditioning, storage shed and roll in dock. This lake is 644 acres in size and is 38 feet deep. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Crappie, Sunnies, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. Take advantage!
Cute one level two bedroom, two bath home on Ackerson Lake in Motley with access to Wilderness Association ammenities. New updates throughout the home with a new well, furnace,shed, garage and woodwork throughout. If you are looking for a peaceful setting on a lake you will love this property! The private home is located in Wilderness park that has association access to a beach, pool and clubhouse. Property is located close to ATV/Snowmobile Trails, state land for hunting and so much more.
You will enjoy this well kept Park Model located in Pelican Sands RV Park. The resort has a lot to offer and a peaceful atmosphere. This features 1 private bed, double loft, storage shed, picnic table, fire ring, and assigned boat parking. Park offers clubhouse, excellent sand beach, laundry house and shower facilities and equipment rentals. Must see!
Enjoy the beautiful lake views from this cozy 1 BR, 1 BA Brainerd cabin. This recently remodeled cabin features an open floor plan, access to South Long Lake right across the street, plus 2 sheds. Enjoy this affordable cabin and all that lake life has to offer without the lake price!
Enjoy all Mille Lacs Lake has to offer. Fantastic park model in the North Star Resort. Property comes with an owned permanent slip in the harbor and access to the shower house. Enjoy some of the best fishing in Minnesota!
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