Lake Retreat Close to Town and Enjoy Nature on Bike Trail
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Watertown lodge description
Newly remodeled home on beautiful, shady, tree filled lot on private North Lake Drive of Lake Kampeska. Close to Kampeska Lodge for hunting and fishing advice and supplies, also convenient to Highway 20, for easy drive to Watertown and shopping or Lakefront dining at Lunkers Restaurant. There are three large parks and bike trails encircling the lake. Bike trail access is across the road going by the property.
South Dakota is famous for it's fishing and hunting. You can fish on the many nearby lakes for walleye, pike, and bass. Pheasants are heard daily from the property and duck, goose, and deer hunting are popular in the fall.
Watertown is known for the Terry Redlin Art Museum, Historic Goss Opera House, Casino Speedway Racing, and many other fun activities.
This property is 3.5 hours West of Minneapolis, MN on Hwy 212, 2 hours North of Sioux Falls, SD on Interstate 29, or 2.5 hours South of Fargo, ND on Interstate 29. Watertown is centrally located on the Eastern side of the Coteau Des Prairies Lake Region. It is an easy one day drive from The Black Hills of South Dakota and Mount Rushmore.
Keywords: lakefront home, dock, on north shore of Lake Kampeska
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Dock with Bench, Ladder, and Rod Holders for Fishing
- Satellite / Cable
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Medical Services
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
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Great Vacation Rental
Great Vacation Rental
Just returned from a girls' week with 3 other friends--this house fit our needs perfectly! The house was immaculate--plenty of room and could easily have slept more people. The kitchen is very well stocked, the owner's have directions printed at various locations in the house to make finding things easy, and I loved the shower! We slept in, spent the afternoon touring various sites (old downtown area, Terry Redlin Museum, Mellette House, Laura Ingalls Wilder museum in DeSmet and the Schade Winery in Volga) and then finished off the evening playing games at the kitchen table--after enjoying the evening on the patio. The Terry Redlin Museum on the east end of town is a "must-see;" I would make it the first stop, as they have tourist info for many of the local sites. Some of the stores/businesses in the old downtown area are not open Monday and Tuesday, so save that area for later in the week. One suggestion--another mirror or two on the upper floor would be nice, especially if it was located near an outlet. All in all, I would highly recommend this home on Kampeska Lake.
- Guest Linell (Minnesota)
- Date of stay 06/17/12
- Review Submitted 06/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We enjoy the area's attractions, also. Watertown is within an easy drive of many interesting and educational sites. Thanks for the hints about opening times Downtown. We may add a full length mirror upstairs. Thank you for the suggestion!
For our ladies retreat we couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting. The house was immaculate and the owner thought of just about every thing we might need. Beautifully decorated and family friendly. The view was wonderful. Since we were there in mid May it was just on the chilly side and the wind was very strong at times. That of course, was not the owner's fault. We felt safe, comfortable, and once again everything was sparkling clean. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for peace and quiet with a beautiful view. Easy access to Watertown and the Indian Casino. I just can't think of a negative thing to say about this property or the owner. We will definitely be going back, just a little later in the year. Thank you to the property owner for your thoughtfulness from the dishes to the towels and everything in between. 1 thing I would have liked was to bring my dog with me. But I totally understand the owners rules of no pets.
- Guest CMcQ (Lawson, Missouri)
- Date of stay 05/17/12
- Review Submitted 05/21/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We try to make the home as comfortable as possible for our guests. We are usually close by in case anything is missing, etc. We want our guests feel like they are "at home" and feel comfortable and safe. This year we remodeled the downstairs bathroom, and fixed the Internet access problem (we hope). There are always improvements to make, and we are trying our best to give a good value vacation to our guests.
We just returned from a 9 day stay at the 'Kampeska Cabin'. NIne of us were there from California for volunteer work. We were not able to enjoy the lake as much as we would have liked since the weather was unseasonably cold and we were busy working most of the day. But the cabin was clean, cozy and comfortable when we came back in the evening. We especially enjoyed the fireplace and the friendly living room with a lovely view of the lake. The owner was very helpful and answered our questions honestly and clearly. We would recommend this vacation home to anyone who is looking for a comfortable, well maintained, clean, lakeside house at a reasonable price.
- Guest K and K (Los Alamos,CA)
- Date of stay 09/14/11
- Review Submitted 09/24/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home. Of course, if the weather was ours to control, we would plan a perfect stay every time! Our community appreciates your work, and we hope that in the future you can come back to South Dakota and see more sunshine!
Family Reunion / 10 days with grandchildren
Family Reunion / 10 days with grandchildren
Thank you for a wonderful, fun place to enjoy every minute 24/7. Accommodations were excellent and comfortable. Our family of 12 (7 grands) arrived in mass and brought all the xtra toys (water and wheels) which made the much appreciated garage and outdoor space priceless. The washer and dryer was indispensible. Neighbors were friendly and helpful. As you know the WiFi was not able to meet our needs but after a few tech calls we slowly muddled through as one of us was on the clock and needed access to the internet. Only one suggestion for improvement... please consider a new refrigerator investment. As this year was a 15 year reunion we were booked solid with relation gatherings; we look forward to an opportunity to enjoy a longer stay in the area to enjoy the surrounding activities and fun spots. Thank you for having us!
- Guest Papa Neena (Walworth, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 08/02/11
- Review Submitted 08/15/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for your recent stay at our vacation rental. We have some ideas for the WiFi but will need the property to be vacant and it has been booked all summer. Your idea for a new refrigerator is a good one. We spent a lot of money remodeling the house, but the appliances are original. Please consider staying with us again if you have the opportunity.
we stayed 2 weeks. The home was exactly as advertised. Some issues with wi-fi but the owner was very responsive and helpful. Would highly recommend for a relaxing vacation.
- Guest mike (grapevine, tx)
- Date of stay 07/13/11
- Review Submitted 08/06/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: As we improved the home in 2010, we put all-weather aluminum siding on the outside.....we are still dealing with internet issues, mostly because the siding interferes with the signal reception. We may put an internet cable into the home at some point. In the interim, we are unable to guarantee internet access, at least until summer of 2012. (Sometimes the internet works great, sometimes it gets reception only outside on the patio of the home.) We have taken "wi-fi" out of the "amenities" section of the web site until we get it truly fixed. We know how important "being connected" is for everyone today, so we are trying our best to get the internet fixed for good!
Great weekend get away!
Great weekend get away!
What a great place for a get away. My wife and I truly enjoyed the stay in your home this past weekend. The lake, home and town made the weekend a memorable experience for both of us. We will definitely be back. Thank you for sharing the property with us.
- Guest Randy (Lincoln, Ne)
- Date of stay 08/19/10
- Review Submitted 08/23/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are new to VRBO, and just finished remodeling the home July 2010. We appreciate and learn from comments from guests, and will make reasonable changes if possible. We ourselves enjoy Northeast South Dakota and Watertown and Lake Kampeska in particular. Watertown has an amazing amount of assets for a small town, including an excellent zoo, the Redlin Art Center, heated public swimming pool and numerous athletic opportunities, The Lake offers boating and fishing, and has several good swimming beaches, two golf courses and miles of bike trails. There is excellent nearby hunting in the Fall and a cozy fireplace for the chilly evenings. We hope to have many repeat guests in the future.
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3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
|Memorial Day until January 3
May 25 - Jan 3
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
If stay cancelled within 60 days of occupancy or after final stay funds due, refund will be given in full if unit can be re rented to another guest for the same time period. Funds will be held for a future stay, if refund not allowed.
Refundable deposit of $500.00 required to reserve dates.
Stay funds due 60 days prior to date of occupancy.
Refund of deposit after stay is complete, if no damages.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
8.5% occupancy tax added to total stay funds due
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Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose Watertown:
We grew up in the area and always enjoy the people, recreational options, and the change of seasons.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
This property provides good family or group accommodation value compared to local area motels.
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View from Lake
Kitchen and Dining
Fishing from Dock
Living Room with Fireplace
View from Dock
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