Ice fishing is as Minnesotan a hobby as they come. Sitting out on a lake, dropping a hook in the ice, and kicking back with your friends as tunes play softly in the background – we don’t blame you for wanting to give it a try!
At Fractional Toys, we’ve got everything you need to make your first ice-fishing experience a great one. Though you may know us as a provider of anything from ATV rentals to snowmobile rentals, we also pride ourselves on renting out the finest wheeled ice houses available.
Come see us for ice house rentals today and get your feet wet (While keeping them dry!) with wintertime fishing.
Why Rent an Ice House From Fractional Toys?
Great question! We admit, if you asked all Minnesotans, many would say a fish house isn’t totally necessary. A lot of people from here are used to looking out on the lake and seeing it dotted with seemingly thousands of tiny tents, or even fishermen with nothing more than overturned buckets and poles (though fully decked-out houses are becoming more and more popular).
So why spend money on luxury? What’s so special about ice house rentals from Fractional Toys anyhow? Let us count the ways!
Ice House Rentals Keep You Safer While You Fish
Face it: Minnesota is cold. Really cold. Could enough to sometimes make even the most die-hard Midwesterner shudder. Sitting out in this cold in a tent on the ice is, for many people, not the healthiest thing.
Frostbite and hypothermia are very real threats up here, even with the use of hand-warmers and climate-tested winter gear. A tent, though it provides some wind protection, simply doesn’t cut it when it comes to protecting your health. This is especially true if you’re an older individual or one who is otherwise predisposed to illness from the cold. Insulation is often poor, meaning whatever heat is generated from the inside is lost.
An ice cave from Fractional Toys, though – that’s another story. Enjoy a hot meal on a stove or in the oven or microwave, and snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket while keeping your rod in the water.
Each Ice House also includes a TV with DVD player and bluetooth stereo so, whether you’re enjoying a weekend with “the boys” or a family outing, you won’t be bored waiting for the fish to bite.
Equally important, our Ice Houses feature a private room with “winter toilet” so you don’t have to head out in the cold or across the lake when nature calls.
Ice house rentals enable anyone to enjoy ice fishing in a safe and healthy fashion, all while avoiding the wrath of a Minnesotan winter. Talk about the ultimate in comfort!
Scoping out the Hot Spots! Although most ice fishing outfitters are geared toward having you show up on the lake wherever they set up your shelter, being able to tow the shelter to your favorite hot spot is a big advantage with renting from Fractional Toys. That way, if the fish aren’t biting where the house is set, it can be easily moved across the lake. After all, fish can be finicky, so being stuck in one spot all weekend isn't always ideal.
It’s a Great Way to Encourage New Ice Fishers
Ice fishing is a great sport and hobby, but hitting the ice with your favorite people can make it even more enjoyable. Ice fishing might not appeal to everyone,but can definitely feel a bit more approachable when you can guarantee a comfortable way to do so.
Take things like beds, bathrooms, kitchenettes, tvs/stereos, and heating/cooling into account, and suddenly it sounds like a nice getaway. With new updated ice houses, there are plenty of ways to keep your family or friends comfortable and entertained.
At Fractional Toys, we can offer you options with varying sizes, amount of fishing holes, and many amenities. Whether you’re someone who wants to show off your favorite hobby, or want to have a new bonding experience with your family, ice homes are a great way to convince someone to join you! A relaxing but adventurous approach to ice fishing, but enjoyable for all!
It’s Easier to Extend Your Trip
For those die hard ice fishers, two days on the ice can have you itching for more. Extended ice fishing trips are feasible, but conserving space and energy in most vehicles or camping setups can make it a bit tedious. You’ll have to ration what you bring with you and how often you can use your energy sources.
Ice houses make extending your trip a little simpler. With a rental from Fractional Toys, you can take a weekend or week-long trip with an ice house. With the added house space, you can store plenty of food, clothes, or anything else you might like having with you. There’s plenty of storage space to keep the place tidy and spacious.
Fractional Toys makes your trip easy, offering additional services like generators, satellites, and augers. Ice fishing can be a therapeutic and grounding experience for many and shouldn’t be cut short; Allow yourself the joy of a few extra days on the ice without the worry of constant planning!
Ice House Rentals Give You More Privacy
There’s something about being out on the ice with someone that often leads to close bonds. Fishing friendships run deep, as any outdoorsman will tell you, and the family that fishes together stays together. For the outdoorsy couple, it might even be a romantic retreat!
You deserve privacy with which to engage in these relationships. After all, it’s hard to get to know someone on a deep level in a crowded bar scene, so why is a crowded lake scene any different?
While tents may give the illusion of privacy, the walls there are very thin; conversations could easily be heard. This is far from the case when it comes to ice house rentals from Fractional Toys.
With sturdy ice house walls on all four sides, you and your family and friends can pass time together in peace without worrying about disturbing others with your laughter or conversations.
Enjoy the Comforts of Home On the Ice With Fractional Toys
Ready to take to the lake in comfort, efficiency, and privacy? Fractional Toys has you covered!
We have three separate models available when it comes to ice house rentals, and our two convenient locations – Oakdale and Coon Rapids – make it easy for anyone to find just the ice house they need. Add our friendly and knowledgeable staff on top of that, and your upcoming ice-fishing trip is bound to be a bonanza!
Don’t miss a bite: Check out our ice house rentals today! Contact our Oakdale location at 651-340-0937 or our Coon Rapids office at 763-406-2488.