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Lake Retreat Close to Town and Enjoy Nature on Bike Trail

Watertown, SD, USA
  • Lodge1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Cozy cabin home on beautiful, shady, tree filled lot on private North Lake Drive of Lake Kampeska. Close to Kampeska Lodge for hunting and fishing advice and supplies, also convenient to Highway 20, for easy drive to Watertown and shopping or Lakefront dining at Lunkers Restaurant. There are three large parks and bike trails encircling the lake. Bike trail access is across the road going by the property.

South Dakota is famous for it's fishing and hunting. You can fish on the many nearby lakes for walleye, pike, and bass. Pheasants are heard daily from the property and duck, goose, and deer hunting are popular in the fall.

Watertown is known for the Terry Redlin Art Museum, Historic Goss Opera House, Casino Speedway Racing, and many other fun activities.

This property is 3.5 hours West of Minneapolis, MN on Hwy 212, 2 hours North of Sioux Falls, SD on Interstate 29, or 2.5 hours South of Fargo, ND on Interstate 29. Watertown is centrally located on the Eastern side of the Coteau Des Prairies Lake Region. It is an easy one day drive from The Black Hills of South Dakota and Mount Rushmore.

Keywords: lakefront home, dock, on north shore of Lake Kampeska


Paula Christensen

Member Since 2010
Premier Partner
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018
Why Paula Christensen chose Watertown

We grew up in the area and always enjoy the people, recreational options, and the change of seasons.

What makes this Lodge unique

This property provides good family or group accommodation value compared to local area motels.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 1 bunk bed, Loft bedroom, also contains twin daybed, area sleeps 6
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed in loft alcove upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofabed in living room, Bunk Beds (1) twin bunk beds in loft alcove upstairs


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Main level bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs bathroom in loft bedroom

        Location Type

          • Lakefront


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Air Conditioning
                    Downstairs central, upstairs addition (loft) has a wall unit.
                  • Garage
                    2 car detached garage with chest freezer
                  • Gas Fireplace
                    On/off button on side of fireplace
                  • Heating
                    Central heating in main level, baseboard heat in upstairs loft bedroom
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    In basement
                  • Parking
                    garage, off street parking for three cars
                  • Parking Off Street
                    ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING on lawn allowed
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    NO TENT CAMPING. NO RV guests allowed on Property. MAXIMUM occupancy for rental is 12
                  • Towels Provided
                    Towels provided for number of guests staying
                  • Washing Machine
                    In basement


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                        Includes table and chairs for 6 people
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                        Basic kitchen setup with paper towels, dish soap, dish towels
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                            Table seats 6 comfortably, high chair in living room closet
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • DVD Player
                                Living room only
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                                Three televisions, all on cable
                              • VCR


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    On lake side of home
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    On patio, propane provided


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • museums
                                          • restaurants
                                          • water parks
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • snowmobiling
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • water skiing


                                                          • Dock with Bench and Ladder. NO beach in front of home, shoreline on North Lake Drive has big rocks. Swimming NOT recommended due to possible fishing tackle caught in the area from former guests

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            25 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            We could have used a bit more space.

                                                            Corinna E.

                                                            There was no wi-fi, but I didn’t ask either. Very few TV channels. Had a great time out and about in the town!!! Totally enjoyed the Terry Redlin museum, shopping downtown, Goss Opera House, and many other places!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your comments. The cabin is rented more often in the summertime, and with the ability to go out into the lake and picnic areas, it seems less crowded! Hopefully, the fireplace made a cozy living room for your stay. We also like the Redlin Art Museum. We are glad that the weather was decent for your stay. Some winters, the weather makes it more difficult to travel.

                                                            Great home base

                                                            Jeanne K.

                                                            We met up with friends for the New Year's weekend. The weather was subzero so the gas fireplace was lovely. The kitchen was roomy but the floor was cold. That must be the old part of the home without a basement. So we wore shoes in that room. I loved the loft and think it'd be great for a family with small children. We didn't do much outside other than check out the Terry Redlin art center which was very informative. We did some beer tasting at Watertown Brewing company and wine tasting at Ghost Town winery. Overall, it was a great weekend. The house could use a little TLC with new paint but everything else was good- looked like the walk in shower was a newer and hot water wasn't a problem. I would love to come back in warmer weather.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your comments. We try to keep the home in good repair. The walls get a little scuffed when guests rub against them. We touch up paint in the spring every year, with our spring carpet cleaning. The COLD weather the week of your visit (minus 15 degrees) made it difficult to keep ANYTHING warm! I am glad that the home heater was doing its job! It sounds like you enjoyed the areas attractions. We , too, like the Redlin art center, and Watertown has some new Brew pubs, and restaurants. We hope that you can return again to Kampeska rental.

                                                            Very nice, casual and comfortable.

                                                            Patricia C.

                                                            Our family of six grand children, and eight adults had a lovely time at this home. It is lake side property, and the children spent all of the time they possibly could in the water. The water was clean and a nice temperature. They played for hours, and were very entertained. It was enjoyed by all of our family, and we will plan on another outing next summer at the same place. Thanks much. Sincerely, Pat and LeRoy Christofferson.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your kind remarks. Although we cannot guarantee the weather or water temperature, Lake Kampeska has been known for its water sports/ activities. Often, water skiers skim by and are very entertaining. We are glad that you had a good stay, and hope that you can return again!

                                                            Nice house

                                                            We never could get the fire pit to light and/or stay lit. Otherwise everything was great.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your comment. If we had known about the fire pit while you were still there, we could have done some trouble-shooting, and fixed or replaced it. It is difficult to light when there is wind.... it is kind of like an open BBQ!! We hope that you can stay again in the future.


                                                            Jeff J.

                                                            The only thing that could have maid it better is WiFi.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your comments. We are thinking about WiFi, and will update the web site if we add it.


                                                            Jonette R.

                                                            We have stayed here several times. It works well for large parties and is close to town. Beautiful view. Everything you need is included. Owner is super to work with. Highly recommend staying here.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your kind words. We love repeat guests, and we try to provide the essentials for a fun stay st the lake. Since the lake level is better this year the fishing may be better than last year. In the summer, the best fishing seems to be right around sunset.


                                                            Watertown, SD, USA

                                                            Lake Kampeska is noted for its recreational activities. Jet ski rental available in Watertown. Canoes can also be rented in Watertown. Terry Redlin Art Center in Watertown is worth the visit.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

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                                                            If stay cancelled within 60 days of occupancy or after final stay funds due, refund will be given in full if unit can be re rented to another guest for the same time period. Funds will be held for a future stay, if refund not allowed. Guests agree NO SMOKING and NO animals allowed at any time. Guests are adults over the age of 25 and responsible for safety. Extra charge for over 6 guests

                                                            25 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.5/5
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