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Relax in the Massive Stillness of the Great North Woods

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Last updated: 03/17/2015

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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bdrms home + Convertible sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6);3rd Suite at addit $490

Westwood is surrounded on three sides by forest and fronts on 250 feet of lakeshore on the beautiful, clear water Moose Lake. Reservations are all done only through the contiguous Moose Lake Resort and typically are Saturday to Saturday

We are about a four hour drive North of Minneapolis, 30 minutes east of Bemidji and two miles into the woods off the Scenic Highway between Casslake and Blackduck.

Westwood has a private dock and available fishing boat. Pontoons are available for rent from the adjacent Moose Lake Resort. Should your needs exceed sleeping for six, additional similar cabins are available nearby.

Westwood has a new kitchen with panoramic views over Moose Lake. The area is beautifully landscaped. Several golf courses are close by and a onsite course is under expansion. Awaken to the sound of loons in the morning and enjoy all manner of birdlife during the day.

Some of our renters have been coming for over 40 years. Last minute openings may occur and so do not hesitate to call. Rental is usually by the week from saturday to saturday.

If you have the option of timing, May to mid-June and late August and September are beautiful in our area and the rates are less than summer

At the request of some renters, a master bedroom suite has been added for use starting with the 2012 season. This is available at extra cost.

Keywords: This cabin is one of 10 cabins/homes on the family resort on Moose Lake. It has a new kitchen and 3rd master bedroom added b/4 the 2012 season. Option as 2 or 3 bedroom.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, My wife Nilla will interpret in any beyond english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2015

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Fishing and swimming is available off the private dock. Beautiful swimming beach and new kids playground fixtures at contiguous resort. Plus likely to be other kids to be with at the Resort if desired....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Ok on a leash and in entryway....moreless

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

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) King bed in a new master bedroom suite with views to lake and woods. Option to rent as original 2 bedroom at 1295/week or 1785 with 3rd bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room makes into a bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This cabin has free access to all the amenities of the adjacent resort including lodge and new playground in 2011...moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    At play area at resort...moreless

  • Video Games:

    At contiguous resort...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Westwood is about 60 feet from the shoreline, sitting on a grassy knoll, surrounded by woods on three sides, with panoramic and breathtaking views of Moose Lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table can be arranged centrally or in alcove at window side. 3 can dine at the kitchen counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin operated...moreless

  • Heating
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin operated...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Catering can be arranged from local eateries in the Bemidji area...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled kitchen in Spring of 2011. Added picture window with full kitchen view down the lake....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New 2011...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigeration with bottom freezer for 2012 season New freezer added in 2015...moreless

  • Stove:

    Microwave and cooktop oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Several near by beautiful courses and onsite pitch and putt....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at contiguous resort...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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$1195/week (up to 4 people)..$235/night(only avail.for very late booking)
New 3rd bedroom master suite is additional $350  Additional persons - $25/pp/night
Pet Deposit - $150/week (must be on leash)
Deposit - $400 (Required for reservation)(typically rent only by wk)
Deposit is refundable with 60 day notice (less $50 service fee)
Deposit is forfeited for cancellations less than 60 days prior
Check-in after 4:00pm - check-out by 9:00am (Sat-Sat)
Special pricing available before Jun 1/after Labor Day

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 22 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bemidji, Minnesota
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Scenic Highway
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
At contiguous Stennes and Buhn Moose Lake Resort

This is an exquisitely beautiful, secluded and relatively private setting on Moose Lake. Some folks like to move in and enjoy the solitude for the duration of their stay. Others like to take advantage of the contiguous Resort Lodge and communing with other guests. If available, you should try for two weeks or more. Kitchen is newly remodeled. One bedroom suite added in 2012. Additional one bedroom suites may be available at my new private home close by should your group need additional space. Private bar is available at contiguous resort and many public bars and restaurants are close by and accessible by boat or road. The Mississippi chain of lakes is close by and fun for canoeing. Spring is great for bird watching and the fall with color changes is, I think, the best time of the year to visit the region.Renting is typically Sat to Sat. with a 4 night minimum.Calendar is controlled through the resort reservations system.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1972

About: My wife, Nilla, and I have traveled many times to all continents over the last 40 years and still do. For her, there is nothing like her homestead in Bavaria. For me, there is no where in the world as peaceful and rewarding as Moose Lake. It is our little 'lake wobegon'.

Why Blackduck, MN, USA:
Westwood is a part of our lakeshore Stennes and Buhn Moose Lake Resort property purchased by my Aunt Elvera and husband in 1947, the first time I visited there. Growing up on a farm not far away gave us opportunity to visit there in the summer. My brother Paul and partner Jack Buhn purchased the property in 1972 and have been remodeling and landscaping ever since. Even though I have lived in San Diego for 45 years, Moose Lake is still home to me.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Did you ever go somewhere and take along a bunch of stuff to do...and come home with it undone. Fly from San Diego over our wonderful country and see the scenery change. Gaze out the window at the lakes below as you descend into Bemidji. Two miles down a winding tree lined road and the outside world is forgotten. You have arrived at Nirvana. For guests, it is all manner of restful 'inging'. For me, that is pontooning, transplanting trees on the 100 acres, mowing lawns, landscaping, ect, and continuous communing with nature, good friends, and long time guests.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, My wife Nilla will interpret in any beyond english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2015

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  • westwood from Moose Lake

    westwood from Moose Lake

  • Westwood Living Room

    Westwood Living Room

  • Westwood Dining and Kitchen

    Westwood Dining and Kitchen

  • Canoeing on Moose Lake

    Canoeing on Moose Lake

  • Mississippi Headwaters nearby

    Mississippi Headwaters nearby

  • Westwood setting from Moose Lake

    Westwood setting from Moose Lake

  • Family and friends wine testing in Lodge

    Family and friends wine testing in Lodge

  • My mother's Back Family Reunion 2007. 
Celebrating the life of Ann Stennes

    My mother's Back Family Reunion 2007. Celebrating the life of Ann Stennes

  • Westwood shore in the fall

    Westwood shore in the fall

  • Westwood Dining and Living

    Westwood Dining and Living

  • Fishing on Moose Lake

    Fishing on Moose Lake

  • Sunrise off Westwood on Moose Lake

    Sunrise off Westwood on Moose Lake

  • Pontooning off Westwood

    Pontooning off Westwood

  • Pontoon BBQ on Moose Lake with German chef Berdt

    Pontoon BBQ on Moose Lake with German chef Berdt

  • Family feast in the Lodge

    Family feast in the Lodge

VRBO #229657

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, My wife Nilla will interpret in any beyond english
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  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 03/17/2015