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By The Lake

Located off the shores of Lake Orono, By The Lake offers scenic views of the lake and features a casual and cozy decorating style which eludes to the feeling of a simple country life. Key amenities include chef-prepared meals in our restaurant style dining area, outdoor putting green, libraries, cafe and multiple gathering areas for residents to enjoy a game, watch a movie or work on a puzzle.  

This beautiful community features 90 units, including 60 assisted living apartments and 30 memory care suites. Our memory care suites create a community within a community, blending the intimacy of one-on-one attention and private, furnished suites with the socialization afforded by a spacious community room and amenity-filled campus.

By The Lake staff engages residents with social, recreational, educational, and spiritual activities and programs that fulfill numerous interests.

 

Community Features
  • Views of Lake Orono
  • Large front porch
  • Delicious chef-prepared meals
  • Cafe area
  • Outdoor putting green
  • Outdoor and indoor gardens

 

  • Multiple gathering areas for games, movies and entertaining
  • On-site beauty salon/barber shop
  • On-site chapel and pastoral care
  • 24/7 staff and emergency call service

Floor Plans & Amenities

By The Lake offers a wide range of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units for assisted living and memory care services.

Featured Amenities
  • Furnished apartment (bed, nightstand, wardrobe closet, television – Memory Care only)
  • Three delicious meals served daily
  • Staffed recreational and social programs
  • Selected business office services
  • On-site building maintenance
  • Utilities included (does not include telephone or internet service)

One Bedroom and One Bathroom 460 sq.ft

Riverfront Manor features a I bedroom, 1 bathroom, 460 square feet apartment with a coat closet to the left, and an open view 10 feet wide 10 feet deep kitchen/dining/living room area with a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. From there turn left into the 10 feet wide by 13 feet deep bedroom. Turn left again to the 4 feet wide by 7 feet deep walk-in closet. Come back into the bedroom to find the 5 feet 5 inches wide by 7 feet deep bathroom with a single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo.

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One Bedroom and One Bathroom 470 sq.ft

The Shoreside Cabin is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 470 feet apartment with a coat closet to the left and the 5 feet 5 inches wide by 5 feet deep kitchen/dining area to the right. Kitchen/dining area includes a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. From there turn left into the 11 feet wide by 12 feet deep living room. Turn left into the 11 feet wide by 12 feet deep almost square bedroom with a 4 feet wide by 4 feet deep walk-in closet to your left. Come back into the bedroom to find the 5 feet 5 inches wide by 7 feet deep bathroom with a single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo.

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Two Bedroom and One Bathrom 650 sq.ft

The Waterfall Cottage is a 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 650 square foot apartment. When you enter The Waterfall, you’ll find the 8 feet and 5 inches wide by 9 feet deep kitchen/dining area with a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. To your left is a 7 feet by 8 feet wide and 5 inches deep bathroom with a single basin sink, toilet, tub-shower combo. Just outside of the bathroom is a side-by-side washer/dryer behind a single bifold door. The 11 feet wide by 14 feet deep living area is to your left. From the living room you can access the first 11 feet wide by 11 feet deep bedroom with a wall closet with 2 bifold doors. The second bedroom is 10 feet wide by 12 feet deep and is directly opposite the first bedroom. This second bedroom also includes a 4 feet wide by 4 feet 5 inches deep walk-in closet.

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One Bedroom and One Bathroom 490 sq.ft

This Fireside Bay 1 has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 490 square feet apartment, with a closet to the left and the 8 feet wide by 9 feet deep kitchen/dining area, includes a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. From there enter into the 11 feet 5 inches wide by 15 feet deep living room. Turn left into the 11 feet 5 inches wide by 15 feet deep bedroom with a closet to your left. Go through the closet to find the 6 feet wide by 7 feet 5 inches deep bathroom with a single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo.

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One Bedroom and One Bathroom 520 sq.ft

Enter into the Harbor Retreat apartment with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and 520 square feet. A coat closet is to the left and the 8 feet 5 inches wide kitchen/dining area to the right. The kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. Another closet is to your left. From there turn left into the 11 feet by 12 wide feet living room. Turn left into the 11 feet wide by 15 feet deep bedroom with a closet behind 2 bifold doors. Continue into the bedroom to find the 6 feet wide by 7 feet 5 inches deep bathroom with a single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo.

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One Bedroom and One Bathroom 440 sq.ft

The Haven Estate is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 440 square feet apartment. With a coat closet to the left, and an open view 10 feet wide 10 feet deep kitchen/dining/living room area with a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink. From there turn left into the 10 feet wide by 13 feet deep bedroom. Turn left again to the 4 feet wide by 7 feet deep walk-in closet. Come back into the bedroom to find the 5 feet 5 inches wide by 7 feet deep bathroom with a single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo.

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Studio and One Bathroom 354 sq.ft

Bailey Manor is a studio apartment with 1 bath. Enter into the kitchen from the front door with a refrigerator and sink to your right. Immediately following is the 14 feet 5 inches wide by 11 feet 4 inches deep living area. Turn right into the 9 feet wide by 9 feet 5 inches deep bathroom with a closet, single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo.

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Studio and One Bathroom 456 sq.ft

From the front door you’ll enter the Houlton Suite with a 5 feet 8 inches wide by 10 feet 2 inches deep bath on your right with a single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo. Beyond that is the11 feet 11 inches wide by 10 feet 11 inches deep living area and an open kitchen with a sink and refrigerator. The 10 feet 6 inches wide by 14 feet 5 inches deep sleeping area on your left has a closet on your left behind a single bifold door.

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Studio and One Bathroom 324 sq.ft

Nickerson Place is a lovely 324 square feet studio apartment and has a kitchen with a single basin sink. Walk through the kitchen to the 14 feet 5 inches wide by 11 feet 4 inches deep living area. Turn left into the 9 feet wide by 9 feet 5 inches deep bathroom with a small closet, a single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo.

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Two Bedroom and One Bathrom 745 sq.ft

Enter the front door of the Sherburne Estate apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and 745 square feet. The living area is 11 feet 1 inch wide by 8 feet 4 inches deep, with an open kitchen that features a refrigerator, stove, oven, and sink to your right. Turn right into the 11 feet 9 inches wide by 13 feet 10 inches deep master bedroom with a wall closet behind 2 bifold doors. The second bedroom is 11 feet 4 inch wide by 12 feet 2 inches deep and has a closet to your right. From there turn left into the 9 feet wide by nine feet 5 inches deep bathroom with a single basin sink, toilet, and tub-shower combo.

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By The Lake Activities

Guardian Angels By The Lake offers a variety of activities each month.

Activities include:

  • Daily exercise classes
  • Worship services
  • Holiday and birthday celebrations
  • Musical performances
  • Group outings

Dementia Care Group:

Our Dementia Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The meetings are open to family, friends, and caregivers of individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, and offer emotional, social, and educational support. For more information please contact Erin Vanvalkenburg evanvalkenburg@ga-er.org • 763-270-3482.

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News & Updates

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Congratulations are in order! Guardian Angels By The Lake has been voted Best Assisted Living in the 2022 Star News Readers’ Choice Awards!

 

Guardian Angels By The Lake was awarded the Confident Choices Designation by Leading AgeMinnesota, the state’s largest association of professionals working in the area of older adult services.

 

Get in Touch

For tours and more information call Rick, our Administrator, at 763-241-7682 or ehuntington@ga-er.org. You can also fill out the form below to jump start the process!

Rick Huntington
Rick Huntington

Administrator

Stacy Mohs
Stacy Mohs

Assistant Administrator

By The Lake

13439 185th Lane NW,
Elk River MN, 55330

763-241-7682
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