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Relax in the Massive Stillness of the Great North Woods

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Westwood deck view of Moose Lake


Last updated: 06/03/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bemidji cabin description

Westwood is surrounded on three sides by forest and fronts on 250 feet of lakeshore on the beautiful, clear water Moose Lake. Reservations are all done only through the contiguous Moose Lake Resort and typically are Saturday to Saturday

We are about a four hour drive North of Minneapolis, 30 minutes east of Bemidji and two miles into the woods off the Scenic Highway between Casslake and Blackduck.

Westwood has a private dock and available fishing boat. Pontoons are available for rent from the adjacent Moose Lake Resort. Should your needs exceed sleeping for six, additional similar cabins are available nearby.

Westwood has a new kitchen with panoramic views over Moose Lake. The area is beautifully landscaped. Several golf courses are close by and a onsite course is under expansion. Awaken to the sound of loons in the morning and enjoy all manner of birdlife during the day.

Some of our renters have been coming for over 40 years. Last minute openings may occur and so do not hesitate to call. Rental is usually by the week from saturday to saturday.

If you have the option of timing, May to mid-June and late August and September are beautiful in our area and the rates are less than summer

At the request of some renters, a master bedroom suite has been added for use starting with the 2012 season. This is available at extra cost.

Keywords: This cabin is one of 10 cabins/homes on the family resort on Moose Lake. It has a new kitchen and 3rd master bedroom added b/4 the 2012 season. Option as 2 or 3 bedroom.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Fishing and swimming is available off the private dock. Beautiful swimming beach and new kids playground fixtures at contiguous resort. Plus likely to be other kids to be with at the Resort if desired....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Ok on a leash and in entryway....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • King size beds (1) King bed in a new master bedroom suite with views to lake and woods. Option to rent as original 2 bedroom at 1195/week or 1545 with 3rd bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room makes into a bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining table can be arranged centrally or in alcove at window side. 3 can dine at the kitchen counter....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Newly remodeled kitchen in Spring of 2011. Added picture window with full kitchen view down the lake....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Catering can be arranged from local eateries in the Bemidji area...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New refrigeration with bottom freezer for 2012 season...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            No provisions for RV or RV hookup....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Coin operated...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • This cabin has free access to all the amenities of the adjacent resort including lodge and new playground in 2011...moreless


              • Air Hockey
              • Foosball
              • Television
              • Books
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Several near by beautiful courses and onsite pitch and putt....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Available for rent at contiguous resort...moreless

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    Westwood is about 60 feet from the shoreline, sitting on a grassy knoll, surrounded by woods on three sides, with panoramic and breathtaking views of Moose Lake....moreless


                  • Live Theater
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hunting
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sailing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Pier Fishing


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                  $1195/week (up to 4 people)..$235/night(only avail.for very late booking)
                  New 3rd bedroom master suite is additional $350  Additional persons - $25/pp/night
                  Pet Deposit - $150/week (must be on leash)
                  Deposit - $400 (Required for reservation)(typically rent only by wk)
                  Deposit is refundable with 60 day notice (less $50 service fee)
                  Deposit is forfeited for cancellations less than 60 days prior
                  Check-in after 4:00pm - check-out by 9:00am (Sat-Sat)
                  Special pricing available before Jun 1/after Labor Day

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  24 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bemidji, Minnesota
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Scenic Highway
                  300 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  At contiguous Stennes and Buhn Moose Lake Resort

                  This is an exquisitely beautiful, secluded and relatively private setting on Moose Lake. Some folks like to move in and enjoy the solitude for the duration of their stay. Others like to take advantage of the contiguous Resort Lodge and communing with other guests. If available, you should try for two weeks or more. Kitchen is newly remodeled. One bedroom suite added in 2012. Additional one bedroom suites may be available at my new private home close by should your group need additional space. Private bar is available at contiguous resort and many public bars and restaurants are close by and accessible by boat or road. The Mississippi chain of lakes is close by and fun for canoeing. Spring is great for bird watching and the fall is, I think, the best time of the year to visit the region.


                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1972

                  About: My wife, Nilla, and I have traveled many times to all continents over the last 40 years and still do. For her, there is nothing like her homestead in Bavaria. For me, there is no where in the world as peaceful and rewarding as Moose Lake. It is our little 'lake wobegon'.

                  Why Bemidji:
                  Westwood is a part of our lakeshore Stennes and Buhn Moose Lake Resort property purchased by my Aunt Elvera and husband in 1947, the first time I visited there. Growing up on a farm not far away gave us opportunity to visit there in the summer. My brother Paul and partner Jack Buhn purchased the property in 1972 and have been remodeling and landscaping ever since. Even though I have lived in San Diego for 45 years, Moose Lake is still home to me.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Did you ever go somewhere and take along a bunch of stuff to do...and come home with it undone. Fly from San Diego over our wonderful country and see the scenery change. Gaze out the window at the lakes below as you descend into Bemidji. Two miles down a winding tree lined road and the outside world is forgotten. You have arrived at Nirvana. For guests, it is all manner of restful 'inging'. For me, that is pontooning, transplanting trees on the 100 acres, mowing lawns, landscaping, ect, and continuous communing with nature, good friends, and long time guests.

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Westwood deck view of Moose Lake

                    Westwood deck view of Moose Lake

                  • Westwood shore in the fall

                    Westwood shore in the fall

                  • Westwood Dining and Living

                    Westwood Dining and Living

                  • Fishing on Moose Lake

                    Fishing on Moose Lake

                  • Sunrise off Westwood on Moose Lake

                    Sunrise off Westwood on Moose Lake

                  • Pontooning off Westwood

                    Pontooning off Westwood

                  • Pontoon BBQ on Moose Lake with German chef Berdt

                    Pontoon BBQ on Moose Lake with German chef Berdt

                  • Family feast in the Lodge

                    Family feast in the Lodge

                  • westwood from Moose Lake

                    westwood from Moose Lake

                  • Westwood Living Room

                    Westwood Living Room

                  • Westwood Dining and Kitchen

                    Westwood Dining and Kitchen

                  • Canoeing on Moose Lake

                    Canoeing on Moose Lake

                  • Mississippi Headwaters nearby

                    Mississippi Headwaters nearby

                  • Westwood setting from Moose Lake

                    Westwood setting from Moose Lake

                  • Family and friends wine testing in Lodge

                    Family and friends wine testing in Lodge

                  • My mother's Back Family Reunion 2007. 
Celebrating the life of Ann Stennes

                    My mother's Back Family Reunion 2007. Celebrating the life of Ann Stennes

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, September 03, 2014


                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  (619) 806-0115 (California, USA)

                  Speaks: english
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