New Log Lake Home - 4000+ Sq Ft of Luxury in the North Woods!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Balsam Lake lodge description
Escape to the North Woods - only an hour from the Twin Cities. This incredible new log home is appointed with knotty pine ceilings, oak floors and knotty hickory cabinets. We lovingly refer to the home as 'The Lodge'. There are several mounts throughout the home - Mr. Moose above the fireplace, deer, antelope, etc.
Main floor has a wet bar, an entertainment center with surround sound, and 42' flat panel TV will keep you entertained. The 16 foot stone fireplace and granite countertops throughout the kitchen complete the natural rustic feel.
The soaring vaulted ceilings are met by the trapezoid windows with the fantastic view of the lake. Watch the loons and the eagles as they pass by. Fish from the dock, or bring your boat as the public landing is a few blocks away. Balsam Lake has great fishing and there are several great restaurants close by and even accessible by boat.
The walkout level also has another wet bar in the family room with a very rustic log construction. There are several outdoor decks/patios. We have 2 docks in the lake in the summer. The shoreline is easy for kids to access and has a sandy bottom.
In the winter, bring your snowmobiles as the Gandy Dancer trails are very close by. This is the ultimate Up North escape. It is perfect for a corporate outing or a family week. Not a place for a roudy party.
Bedroom configuration is: 5 king sized beds and 1 queen size bed. Two of the king bedrooms are suites with their own bath. All bedrooms have premium linens with down comforters.
There is no daily maid service included, but is available for an additional charge.
Keywords: Lake Lodge
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Miniature Golf
- Vineyards nearby
ReviewsWrite a review
Perfect Lake home!
Perfect Lake home!
This is the perfect lake home ! We wanted to find a home that would give all our children and grandchildren a great place to gather and WOW, we could not have found a better spot. Lisa was so great to work with. Every room was as nice as the last. The beds and linens were unbelievable! Our whole family was so spoiled. Thanks for the best family weekend! Our kids want to know when we can go back. Its also a perfect drive from the cities. Thank you again! John and Brenda Rogers
- Guest Brenda (Mound, Mn)
- Date of stay 09/26/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing.
This was a true find. The property is perfect and affords a level of luxury that can only be found in a private vacation home. Also, for the size and capacity, it is a true bargain.
- Guest charlieguide (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Awesome in every way
Awesome in every way
We stayed at the house over a long weekend in September and really enjoyed ourselves. We were especially happy to have a nice house to be in since the weather was getting cooler and we had some little ones running around. The house was nice & clean. It was very nice that the towels & linens were all there. The living area is nice & big. Actually, all the rooms are plenty big. The owner was very friendly and answered all our questions. We especially enjoyed the views of the lake. Two people in our party went fishing and caught fish right from the dock. That was great. It was a very relaxing vacation and the kitchen is excellent and roomy for more than one chef. We were very happy to have rented such a clean well maintained property. We highly recommend this lake home especially for families looking for an "up-north" retreat. The listing and photos are accurate but really don’t do the place justice.
- Guest Gregand Nancy J (Shakopee)
- Date of stay 09/22/11
- Review Submitted 11/06/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: We love to share our place with families looking for a getaway!
Our family spent a wonderful week at this beautiful cabin home in August 2009. The pictures dont do it justice - its very nicely appointed, beautifully decorated and can accommodate a good sized group very comfortably. Nice bedroom privacy on the lower level for those who like a quiet place to sleep in. There is a loft room that will be a huge hit with the kids in your group. We chose this place because it was dog-friendly and no family vacation is complete without the furkids. We went into Balsam Lake and rented a pontoon boat to tool around the lake one day - fun. We also had a lovely meal on the scenic outdoor dining patio at Paradise Landing. You are a half hour drive from the Taylors Falls recreation area if you want something active to do. There is a Walmart with groceries ten mintues away. We were there for a relaxing family gathering, and we were treated to a nice luxurious week here at this wonderful "cabin" (luxury log lodge would be a better description). The owner was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We'd love to return - highly recommended for those who like high threadcount sheets and hot showers and cable TV for their week of "roughing it" in the woods with the family! Thanks Lisa, hope to be back soon.
- Guest jbandk9s (Minneapolis MN USA)
- Date of stay 01/21/10
- Review Submitted 01/21/10
We had the opportunity to stay at the Log Lake Home at the end of June and had a great time. The home is absolutely beautiful and well-furnished with everything needed. The lake view and deck made for a relaxing time anytime of the day. We would strongly recommend this home to others.
- Guest Randy and Jean Johnson (Milaca, Mn)
- Date of stay 07/14/09
- Review Submitted 07/14/09
I wanted to post our comments about our stay in the Thostenson lake home during the summer of 2008. Our family had a fabulous time. The pictures posted on the website look very nice but when you actually step inside the home it is a "Wow" factor! It was fun to watch the faces of the others as they entered the home. The home has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. I loved the bonus room upstairs where the younger kids slept. The teenagers slept in the lower level and that way the little ones didn't bother the sleeping teens in the morning. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The deck is large with plenty of seating. If you go out to eat we really liked the Indian Head Supper Club right in Balsam Lake. If the weather is nice ask for a table on the screened-in porch. It was beautiful! I have talked to the home owner, Lisa Thostenson, several times about our vacation before and afterwards. She is very personable and strived to make our stay very comfortable! I highly recommend this home.
- Guest Jean Morris (Waukesha, WI )
- Date of stay 05/18/09
- Review Submitted 05/18/09
Rates...... $450 to $550/night .. weekly stays are Friday to Friday only Summer is $550+/night - we don't use the VRBO calendar - inquire for availability Three Night Minimum - no exceptions - Summer might be more Premium weeks (holidays) are more - inquire for the rate Credit Card Payments accepted via PayPal - incur a 2.8% fee Please note NOTHING is confirmed until deposit is received There is a pet charge and pets must be pre approved There is a $1000 security/damage deposit
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Brand new kitchen - Bosch dishwasher, reverse osmosis and all GRANITE
Back view of the house- Firepit for roasting mashamallows
Master bedroom retreat - shower has 2 showerheads in travartine marble & slate
Lake view from the deck - boat house & dock amidst the oaks and maples
Floor to ceiling fireplace
Great Room Wet Bar area with beverage fridge
Dining area - all oak floors - lovely rugs- knotty pine ceiling
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Date last modified - Thursday, October 10, 2013
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