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Northwoods Log Lodge on Milton Lake in Chippewa Nat. Forest

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Living room and dining room with gas fireplace and bear rug.

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Nestled in the Chippewa National Forest 3 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities and 5 minutes out of Remer is 17 acres with a handscribed log lodge on Upper Milton Lake waiting for you to come relax and enjoy nature. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise with eagles, osprey, herons, bitterns and many other songbirds calling it home. The North Country National Scenic Trail intersects the driveway lending access to miles of trails and wilderness where you’ll find wildflowers, berries, grouse, woodcock, deer, bear, and timber wolves. Whether you want to cast a line off the floating dock in everyone’s “secret” fishing lake, gather around the campfire watching the northern lights or sit cozily inside by the fireplace this Northwood’s retreat is the place for you.

Come get away from it all, no *phone, TV, or internet just the call of the loon to wake you in the morning. The log lodge was built in the 1980’s by the owner and her husband with the logs taken from the land on which the house stands. The shoreline with its water lilies floating alongside the dock was left natural so all could enjoy the way nature intended it to be.

The Lodge is 2 ½ story walkout with deck around the main level. The upper loft is a bedroom with a queen-size bed overlooking the living room and a panoramic view of the lake. The main floor has an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living room with newly installed airconditioner. The gas fireplace is ready with a flick of a switch. There is also a bedroom with twin beds and a full bath on this floor. A spiral staircase leads to the lower level that has a bedroom with queen-size bed, a family room with pull out couch, full bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.

New Screen House overlooking the lake.

Down at the lake is a floating dock with 2 kayaks, paddleboat, 12 ft fish/rowboat and a Otter Island swimraft

The Northwoods Log Lodge also provides:

Full Kitchen
Airconditioning
Refrigerators on both floors
Washer & Dryer
Electric heat
Gas fireplace
Charcoal Grill
Linens and towels
Water softener
TV with DVD/VCR, movie collection of nature and family movies
Outdoor games: croquet, bocce ball, volleyball, & badminton
Indoor games
Poker table
Books; nature guides and assorted novels
Highchair
Lifejackets (2 adult, 2 children)
Outdoor clothesline
*Cell phones will work most of the time, not guaranteed.
Landline phone, no long distance without calling card



Birdwatching: Many of the most sought-after birds in North America can be found. These include the Great Gray Owl, Bald Eagle, Boreal Owl, Northern Goshawk, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Connecticut Warbler, Yellow Rail, Herons, Bitterns and Swans. In the winter you can also see the Snowy Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Shrike, Gyrfalcon, and Snow Bunting, crossbills, redpolls and winter finches.

Fishing: Fish right on Milton or other area lakes, Graves, Sand, Thunder, Woman or Long Lake which are minutes away. Minnesota’s premier walleye lakes, Leech, Big Boy, Winnibigoshish are within a 40 miles radius.

Boating: Bring your canoe, kayak or motorboat for the many area lakes. Boy River, 10 miles away, is a canoe route; maps available through the Chippewa National Forest.

Photography: Whether its wildflowers, birds or wildlife you are sure to find many subjects to snap. DNR has been doing a wolf/ deer study just out our backdoor for the last 20 years. Signs of Timber wolf are right on the North County Hiking Trail.

Hiking/Biking: The NCT is a non-motorized trail that runs from New York to North Dakota. The segment through the Chippewa is completed so you can hike from the house to Walker!

ATV and Snowmobiling: Soo Line trail runs through Remer from Cass Lake to Moose Lake. Maps are available from the Chippewa National Forest, MN DNR, Cass County Recreation, Itasca County Tourism, Rapids Riders ATV club in Grand Rapids, or the Northwoods Riders ATV club in Bemidji. Regulations are being enforced so be sure to check the maps for approved trails.

Horseback Riding: Wildwood Trail Rides, Hill City, 18 miles, offer 1 hour, 2 hour, or whatever you desire trail rides.

Golf: Longville, Grand Rapids, and Walker all have top notch golf courses.

Tourist Attractions:

Forest History Center, 30 miles away, is operated by the MN Historical Society. It is a recreated Logging camp from the 1900 with an Interactive Interpretative Center and nature trails.

Turtle Races are in Longville every Wed. afternoon

Naturalist Programs: Norway Beach, Cass Lake, Cutfoot Souix, Deer River, Contact the Chippewa National Forest for schedule.

Mississippi Headwaters: Itasca State Park, 60 miles

The Antique Capital of the Lakes Area, Crosby MN, 42 miles away.

Northern Lights Casino, Walker, 34 miles.

Shopping: Longville; many gift shops plus great food at area restaurants, Walker; Reeds Sporting goods, many unique shops, restaurants and a wonderful city park with beach.






Keywords: log cabin, log lodge, lakehome, birdwatchers paradise, wildlife retreat, fishing lake, hunting lodge

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 Kayaks, 4 seater paddleboat, Otter Islanc swim raft, 12ft. aluminum boat, floating dock, firepit...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new air conditioner installed this year 2011....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    New Screen house overlooking lake. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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$125 - $200 nightly:$900 - $1400 weekly summer months. $20/nite or over 8 persons
$100 - $200 nightly: $800 - $1200 weekly off season. 
Non refundable reservation fee of 25% for summer and 50% for winter months.
$100 Cleaning fee with each rental.
Remaining rent due 1 week before reservation along with $250 damage deposit
$75 pet damage deposit due with reserv. Clean up dog waste and dry dogs off b-4
Rates are subject to change.
No Smoking in house.

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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Location

North Country Trail runs on driveway, Birding, ATV trails, Snowmobile trails

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: My husband, Ed & I are owners of the Bar Bell Bee Ranch in Squaw Lake. We own 1000 bee hives along with 2 horses, 3 dogs, and one old cat. We love gardening, fishing, traveling, birding, and cooking and reading. Unfortunately there just isn't enough time in the day for all the things we love to do. We are recently married after both of us lost our spouses of 25 years to cancer. The house is the house my first husband, Roger, and I built by ourselves. I am renting it so hopefully I can keep it as I love the place. You just can't find a place as serene and relaxing as Milton Lake in the Chippewa Natiional Forest.

Why the Owner Chose Remer:
Every time I sit out on the deck, gazebo or dock. the stillness of the northwoods, or watching the hummingbirds or hearing the call of the loon or barred owl refreshes my spirit. The wildlife abounds in this undisturbed piece of heaven on earth. I was called to this land in 1978 from an add in a shopper. After walking the land and seeing the beautiful lake and how undisturbed it was I knew I had to have it. We carved our home out of the woods and lived in a teepee the first 6 months we lived there. I have been so lucky to experience the wildlife encounters I have had. I have delighted in seeing otters on the lake, beavers swimming along the canoe, catching crappies, sunnies, northerns and bass, shooting my first deer, hearing the wolves and coyotes howling. Just how many people get to experience such a rich life as I have had living on Milton Lake? I am hoping many of my guests experience and create memories that are so rich as I have.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The unspoiled Chippewa National Forest is right at the front door. The North Country National Scenic Hiking Trail intersects the drive into the house. Milton Lake is a natural undamaged lake that has loons, swans, eagles, ospreys, bitterns and many ducks calling it home. Plus it is everyone's secret fishing lake. A person can walk for 5 miles right out the door and never step on private property. It is a fantastic place to watch wildlife, hunt, fish, ride horse, mountain bike, kayak, or canoe. Winter is especially beautiful with the snow on the trees. Many times you feel like you are in a winter wonderland. The swamps tucked away in the woods are accessible then and always are fun to snowshoe to.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Living room and dining room with gas fireplace and bear rug.

    Living room and dining room with gas fireplace and bear rug.

  • Loft bedroom with Queen size bed.

    Loft bedroom with Queen size bed.

  • Lower Level room with pull out sofa sleeper.

    Lower Level room with pull out sofa sleeper.

  • Early summer view of house.

    Early summer view of house.

  • Dock, paddle boat, 2 kayaks and Otter Island Swim raft for guests.

    Dock, paddle boat, 2 kayaks and Otter Island Swim raft for guests.

  • New screen gazebo.

    New screen gazebo.

  • Minnesota State Flower the Showy Ladyslipper blooming in the yard.

    Minnesota State Flower the Showy Ladyslipper blooming in the yard.

  • Looking to the north from the dock.

    Looking to the north from the dock.

  • Kitchen looking into the living room with gas fireplace.

    Kitchen looking into the living room with gas fireplace.

  • Lower level bedroom with queen size bed.

    Lower level bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Lower Level kitchen with extra refrigerator and table that seats 8.

    Lower Level kitchen with extra refrigerator and table that seats 8.

  • Guests at dock enjoying the kayaks and Otter Island swim raft.

    Guests at dock enjoying the kayaks and Otter Island swim raft.

  • End of lake view from dock

    End of lake view from dock

  • View from Gazebo

    View from Gazebo

  • Osprey at driveway.

    Osprey at driveway.

  • Looking from dock to the east on a misty morning.

    Looking from dock to the east on a misty morning.

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Date last modified - Saturday, August 01, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/31/2015
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