Classic American Getaway in a Lakeside Cabin near Detroit Lakes and Itasca State Park, MinnesotaOgema, Minnesota (United States)
Classic American Getaway in a Lakeside Cabin near Detroit Lakes and Itasca State Park, Minnesota
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- Private Barbecue
In the living room, guests will find a large plush sofa and chair, plentiful windows with views of the forest, a TV, and doors that open directly to the deck. The full kitchen is equipped with all of the cooking utensils, pots and pans - including cast iron and supplies guests might need to feel at home. This includes a stove and oven, a microwave, a refrigerator and freezer, and a toaster oven. There is a cozy kitchen island where guests can enjoy a snack or watch the chef prepare meals. A four-place Scandinavian style Gateleg table is available for dining and playing board games. Other amenities include heated floors and walls, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a washer and dryer.
Guests can unwind on the screen porch, which features abundant outdoor seating and breathtaking views of the lake and woods. There is also a spacious front deck with patio furniture, lounge chairs, and wraparound bench seating. The deck overlooks a magical garden which is also home to the fire pit area. Additionally, guests have their own private boat dock with a complimentary canoe and optional rental boat/motor.
- 2 Queen-size bed
- 2 Extra Bed
- 2 Child's bed
- 1 Crib
- Hot water
- Cell service
- Air conditioning
- Linens and pillows
- Washing machine
- Dining table
- 1 Bathroom
- Toilet paper
- Private Kitchen
- Cooking basics
- Tea kettle
- Breakfast bar
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Ski-in/out access
- Fire pit
- Golf course
- Private Barbecue
- Outdoor furniture
- Picnic area
- BR/DVD player
- Movie library
Outside, there is a spacious front deck facing the water. Guests will have access to their own private boat dock, with a boat lift and a canoe for guest use. When the winter weather permits, guests can go ice skating on the lake and build a bonfire in the outdoor firepit area. The public boat access with a concrete ramp is located less than 0.2 miles from the cabin.
- Boat rental
Canoe available without charge: 14 ft. Old Town canoe, with seat backs.
The host's 14 ft. Lund fishing boat with a 9.9 hp 4 stroke Honda motor is available to rent at the following flat rates:
2-3 night stays: $80.00 (1st tank of gas free)
4 or more night stays: $180.00 (1st tank of gas free)
Guests can request to add this when submitting their booking request and the host will send a new offer with fees included.
Location + Surroundings
Built by local craftsmen in 2013, the cabin sits at the edge of Strawberry Lake, which is beautiful in all seasons but holds a special charm in the summertime. The air is warm, the sun shines bright and clear, and the deep green foliage dapples the glassy lake. Guests can enjoy all of this lush scenery from the spacious deck under the trees at the cabin, from morning coffee to an evening glass of wine.
No matter who guests are traveling with, the hosts highly recommend a canoe trip out on Strawberry Lake. The hosts' provide the canoe for guests! The water here is calm and peaceful, with less motorboat traffic than on many of the lakes in this area. Not to mention the water clarity: spring-fed Strawberry Lake is so clear, visitors can see almost 17 feet straight down to the bottom!
In summer, the Tamarac Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located just three miles away, comes alive and is a spectacular place for a hike or a bike ride. When you get back from outdoor adventuring, guests can heat up the gas or charcoal grill and get their energy back with a perfectly cooked lakeside burger. As the sun starts to sink and the stars pop out, guests can prepare the fire pit for a heavenly dessert of gooey toasted s’mores over a crackling flame. The cool air of Minnesota summers makes fireside chats comfortable long into the evening.
Should guests need to pick up basic groceries, get gas, a fishing license, bait, or do some wine tasting at Richwood Winery, they will be just a 15-minute drive from the friendly neighboring town of Richwood.
- Winter sports
- Water sports
- Horseback riding on-site
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Wine tasting
- Wildlife watching
Whether glampers are seeking outdoor adventure or a relaxing retreat in nature, there is something for everyone to enjoy during their stay. Guests will have no shortage of options for snow sports and activities during winter months. The area is home to 250 miles of cross-country ski trails, extensive snowmobiling, ice fishing, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing trails. Pine Lake in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge and Maplelag Resort are both great spots for snow sports, and both sites are located under 10 minutes from the property.
When the weather is warmer, guests can head to one of several nearby parks and nature refuges to experience their scenic nature trails. Guests can explore by hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or by ATV or jeep. Of course, the region features countless sparkling spring-fed lakes for glampers to discover as well. Guests will be situated directly on Strawberry Lake, providing easy access from the dock to experience swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Guests can also enjoy golfing at Three Bears Country Club, a nine-hole course located just five miles from the property.
If guests are interested in dining out, Ice-Cracking Lodge (the hosts recommend the cheese curds and the "Thunder Burger") is a 15 minute drive through the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge - an especially entertaining drive for wildlife viewing at dusk.
Check-in: From 11:00 AM early check-in allowed additional charge
Check-out: 03:00 PM late check-out allowed additional charge
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
No Pets allowed
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Smoke detector
Sunday check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
There will be a $300 hold placed on the guest's card as a refundable security deposit. It will be taken off 48 hours after check-out, considering no damage has been done to the property.
Free Wi-Fi internet service is available year-round.
Pets are not permitted.