I hope you are well!  It is the end of January in Prior Lake, my hometown out here on the edge of the prairie, and here is the recent news...

We had a lot of snow in December, but Frosty the Snowman has now since melted with unseasonably higher temperatures.  When the temperature gets above 40 degrees in Minnesota, the kids start wearing shorts to school, Uff da!

It has cooled down today and we expect a Super Bowl snow storm tomorrow.  Everyone is excited to get back out sledding, skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing.  There is plenty of winter fun ahead!

New Year’s Day we had our annual Polar Bear Lake Plunge and last week while cross country skiing through one of the lakes many ice shanty villages, I took a photo of these cute young lads with their fish.  They had some pretty good luck!

We have recently changed our business name from “Mystic Loon” to “Lady Loon”.  Our new website address is
www.ladyloon.com and new email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) .  Please update your internet browser bookmarks and email address book.

This past year we added a third vacation cottage located on Prior Lake called Liberty Bell.  It has four bedrooms, three baths and is very spacious.  It has a very unique history and was built with many antique materials from historic local buildings.  You can see the cottage and history at

This year we added a Lady Loon Personal Chef option for your stay.  Chef Patrick, trained at le Cordon Bleu, prepares our guests a spectacular gourmet meal right at the cottage.  This is a foodies and friends event not to be missed.  You can simply socialize and enjoy a fabulous meal; learn interesting chef and food facts; or put on a chef jacket and participate.   You can see more information and make your reservation at http://www.mercury212.com/about-mercury212/.

Have a fun Valentine’s Day and don't forget the chocolate and roses!

Best,  Lady Loon  images