Upscale facility in a wooded area overlooking a private pond
All bedrooms have a so has a TV hooked to DISH Network, an electric fireplace, a comfortable sitting area and a private deck or patio.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children welcome but the house is not childproofChildren welcome but the house is not childproof
Pets allowed - One or two well-behaved dogs are welcome.One or two well-behaved dogs are welcome.
No smoking - Smoking on decks, screened porch and outside only.Smoking on decks, screened porch and outside only.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Hosted by John & Sandra O'ReillyAsk a question
About John & Sandra O'Reilly
When we first bought land here, there were no buildings, only one power pole with an electrical outlet. This meant the tent we were using for weekend getaways could have a fan in the summer and an electric heater in winter. The first building was the garage located next to to what is now the Lodge. On weekends, we would roll a tractor out of the garage, roll some carpet down, put a screen over the the garage door opening and it became our dryer, warmer tent. The next building was a one bedroom cabin built on a crawl space where the Lodge stands today. When we were about the build the Lodge in 2003, the cabin was moved across the field to its present location. A walkout basement with two more bedrooms, a bath and a TV room was added. The Lodge was originally build to be a B & B which we happily ran for 15 years until COVID hit. The best part of running the B & B was the guests, some of whom came back more than a dozen times. Now both the Cabin and the Lodge are available for rent by families and friends. We still get enjoyment out of seeing guests use and enjoy the facilities like the trails, the pond and the fire rings, one outside both the Cabin and the Lodge.
Why John & Sandra O'Reilly chose Hinckley
Our property is unique with lots of woods and over three miles of private trails. Guests enjoy watching wildlife out the windows including birds, such as the pileated woodpecker, squirrels, both red and grey, and deer. The views are great. From the Cabin, guests can enjoy the view of the St. Croix River Valley. From the Lodge guests can view the pond, which we call Grace Lake Too, and the birds at feeders. When guests take a paddle boat or canoe around the pond, they are surprised that it is bigger than they first guessed. Guests can enjoy the private trails while hiking, snowshoeing or driving in comfort on a Golf Cart.
What makes this house unique
We like to describe both the Lodge and the Cabin as "Nice places to stay with something to do" inside and outside. Both are upscale facilities with all the modern convieniences and tasteful, rustic decor. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and, if trusted by their owner, can run freely off leash.