Guests will enjoy a memorable vacation in this 2800 SF fully furnished, 3.5 BR, and 3 bath lodge & bunk house. The property sleeps 9 to 12.
The lodge on Maple Island sits on a wooded lot full of Maple, Oak, Basswood and Aspen trees. It is in nestled into a secluded, well-protected bay. The island is accessible by car 5 miles off I-94 at the Hyw. 29/ Alexandria exit.
Land your boat at one of 2 public landings on the lake and moor it to our dock. Our bay is strictly for fishing. A public swimming beach is a boat or car ride away. Our large "L" shaped dock has a wide casting platform at the end with a built in bench, trap door for live well and a boat lift. Our bay provides excellent bass fishing in early summer with spawning beds within casting distance from the dock. Or gain access to the bigger part of the lake through the channel.
The upper level- The rustic timber frame design has a feel of a remote hunting lodge out west with a touch of Africa. The main level has a cathedral ceiling over the living room and front entryway, separated by a full height stone fire place. The upper floor has a bathroom, Mater BR & Guests BR, both with queen beds. There is a smaller BR with a single bed, perfect for that “sneak away” afternoon nap. Off the master is a screen porch with a futon. The upper level rooms are connected by a catwalk which gives a birds-eye view of the living room for that wide angle family portrait.
The Main floor- The high timber frame design has an open floor plan with living room, dining room, entryway, large fully stocked kitchen, bathroom with a shower, TV room, and a large screen porch off the TV room. For that elderly guest, the TV room can easily converted to a main level bedroom with a sofa sleeper, and privacy curtains that can be pulled across the french doors. The main level also has a full width elevated deck looking over the fire pit, and through the trees to the bay. The deck has 3 wrought iron tables and 12 chairs, a large grill and prep table.
The Lower Level- The lower level/ walk out basement has another bedroom which has atrium doors that open onto a ground level deck. The main area Game room/ Bar has a beer fridge, inlaid chess board into the bar, fiber optic lights over the bar that twinkle like stars. Other games include a leather pocket pool table, ping pong table top, Tornado Foosball table, Air hockey table, electronic dart board, card table and chairs.
Off the game room is a utility room with a full size washer and dryer.
Outside- There is a bunk house with bunk beds and a loft that sleep up to 5.
The fire pit is a few steps down from the lower level walk out. There are marshmallow roasting sticks and camp fire pizza irons in the mudroom.
Attractions- Spend the day “Antiquing” at the numerous shops in and around Osakis, Alexandria or Glenwood area. Enjoy a relaxing round of golf at Rodina, 9 hole course approximately 4 miles from the lodge, or for the more avid golfers Tom Lehman’s- Alexandria Golf Club just outside of downtown Alexandria.
Shoot skeet or trap at the Alexandria Shooting Park just 5 miles north.
Bowl a few frames at Fat Daddy’s in Alex, or catch a movie at the mall. After doing all of that, have a delicious hamburger at the Muddy Boot in Forada, only a few back roads away from the lodge. Mention that you are staying at the Palmer Lodge to Johnny the owner of the Muddy Boot and receive a 10% discount on food.
No pets, no smoking in the lodge, no swimming off the dock.
Info on Maple Lake of DNR website;
Border Water: No
Fish Species: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, walleye, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, bowfin (dogfish), common carp, redhorse, shorthead redhorse, white sucker, central mudminnow, Johnny darter, logperch, spottail shiner
Inland Waters »
Special Fishing Regulations: This lake has special fishing regulations that differ from statewide or border water regulations for those species identified below and take precedence.
Black and White Crappie: Minimum size limit 10". Possession limit five.