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The Lincoln House, Be Comfortable at Home in Ortonville

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large living spaces with full 3 season front porch. Great house for gathering.

The Lincoln House was built in 1895, and was "A Grand Home" when it was first built. Over the years different owners changed things, and for the last year it has been our labor of love to restore and renovate. Set on two city lots, the yard is large bordered on the west side by lilac bushes and overlooking the foot of Big Stone Lake. Located a block and a half up from the Big Stone County Courthouse, it provides easy access to Ortonville's main business street (2nd St.), and is within walking distance of a few stores, churches, bars/restaurants, grocery store, convenience store, banks and post office. The Ortonville Hospital and Golf Course are minutes away by car. There is a small playground with swings and a slide a two blocks away.

As you enter the property you will be in a enclosed porch that spans the entire width of the house, and offers a casual bright social area with views of the foot of Big Stone Lake. Inside is a large living space, also the full width of the house, with a 3/4 bath (including an awesome rain shower) tucked under the stair case. The back of the house offers a large kitchen (fully stocked for preparing and serving meals (you just bring the food), and a dining room that can easily accommodate 8 or more. Upstairs off a bright open hallway are three large bedrooms and a full bath (soon with laundry). One bedroom is set up with two twin beds, and can easily accommodate a pack-n-play (3 are available at the property), Two bedrooms are setup with king size beds, but can easily be split into two XL twin beds if needed. One of these king bedrooms can also easily accommodate a pack-n-play.

All the floors in the property have been redone, along with fresh paint, and fixtures through out the house. Seating in the living spaces is plentiful and comfortable. This property is designed and furnished as a place for families to gather and enjoy each other's company. It is also a great house for fishermen, hunters or a gal's getaway weekend.

Special events (bridal or baby showers for example) will be considered on a case by case basis.

Well behaved dogs are welcome (there is a pet fee). We are dog lovers, and we know that even the best dogs can mis-behave when in new circumstances, but that owners love to have their dogs with them when they travel. In order to keep our pet friendly policy in place, we ask owners to please clean up after their furry friends inside and out, respect the neighbors by keeping them on the property and barking to a minimum. We do request that all dogs be kenneled if left alone at the property, and we can provide a kennel if necessary.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About The Owner

We live in the country a few miles outside Ortonville city limits, with about 30 goats, some chickens and our new puppy, Hammer. Greg's parents are from the area and he has been hunting and fishing in Big Stone County his entire life. Moving to the area and ultimately retiring here was a no brainer, and two of his brothers have followed suit. Sue works for a local granite quarry and loves the slower pace that the area offers. Renovation projects and hosting good times are what we enjoy most, so The Lincoln House has been a perfect combination of both.

The Owner purchased this house in 2016

Why The Owner chose Ortonville

When we found this property, it had not been updated in many years. The bones were great and it just needed some love and attention. Located just up from Ortonville's main street it seemed like an ideal location for a VRBO property for people coming to the area for any number of reasons, and would allow them to have family and friends from the area in for lunch or dinner or just some catching up on the front porch.

What makes this house unique

The Lincoln House is centrally located for all that Big Stone Cty has to offer. It is also only 15 minutes away from Milbank, SD. For those used to driving city distances to get to anything, a 15 minute drive is nothing. Also, The Lincoln House offers comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to 8 adults without sleeping on top of each other. All the rooms are very spacious. As hosts, we are committed to making sure our guests have what they need, so they can enjoy their stay.


Ortonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Property in quiet residential neighborhood, please respect neighbors and keep noise to a minimum especially from 9 pm to 7 am
  • Please put garbage and recycling in outside bins, towels in tub or shower, and load/run dishwasher prior to leaving property.
  • Please call owners immediately with any questions or if any damage occurs. We understand things happen, but need to know ASAP when they do.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor, large shower with rain shower head and hand held
  • Both recently redone
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King can be split into two XL twins, Pack-n-Play available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King can be split into two XL twins.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be combined to make king, pack-n-play available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable futons in living room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Not so comfortable pull out sofa sleeper option on porch
  • All upstairs bedrooms (3) have two XL twin beds. Two rooms have these put together to make king size beds, but we can split if you tell us to. Third bedroom is odd shaped and well suited for two twins, but can also be a king. This bedroom and one of the king rooms can also easily hold a pack-n-play, which we can provide at no extra charge.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This area of MN and neighboring SD are destinations for artists, bird watchers, and the avid hunter and fisher folks. We welcome all and their fur bearing friends.


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The Lincoln House, Be Comfortable at Home in Ortonville
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and we loved the house. It was so convenient and loved the large kitchen, the beds were so roomy and comfortable.

The only bad thing was the hornets nest and my sister being stung, hopefully the nests have been removed.

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your cute house.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure having you, so sorry about the hornets. Last guest told us, and we thought we had gotten rid of them, but they seem to have come back. We will keep checking so it doesn’t happen to anyone else. Thanks for letting us know!
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Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and would definitely stay again. House is beautiful and was well stocked with everything needed during your stay. Coffee, in the morning, on the back patio was great and the boys loved the built in porch on the front of the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. House was very nice and beds were very comfortable.Every thing you need was there

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay and would return.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you were very easy guests to have. I hope you got the rest I know you were in need of, and some success or at least enjoyment in the field. We hope to see you again soon. -Sue
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Spacious, clean, comfortable, we will be back

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean, comfortable, Sue and Greg were very accommodating. We will be back. Hope we get another perfect night for dinner on the patio at Lakewood, highly recommended!

Susan K

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Ortonville is located at the foot of Big Stone Lake (a Walleye Professional Fishing Circuit Lake). It is a small town with all the hospitality that goes along with small towns. Fishing, golfing and other outdoor recreational sports are available to take advantage of. Or, just kick back and relax and enjoy small town life, it is quite peaceful!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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