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Painted Turtle is a two bedroom with a futon in the living room. Sleeps 6

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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Two charming log cabins - one for you and the other for family or friends. Enjoy vacationing together while having your own privacy! You can rent one or both, whichever meets your needs. The cabins sit on Big Turtle Lake in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest just north of Grand Rapids, MN. A fisherman's paradise where you can catch Walleye, Bass, Northern, and big Crappies on this pristine, spring-fed, 2,000 acre lake. The area provides opportunities to go 4-wheeling, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, or boating. This beautiful lake boasts of up to 17 ft. water clarity and is home to 16 different islands. Having your first cup of coffee out on the deck, just 50 ft. from the lakeshore, while listening to the call of the loons is an awesome way to start your day! Come evening, build yourselves a campfire in our large fire pit and share ghost stories while roasting marshmallows over the fire under the moon and the big pines. You will never see the stars shine as bright and if you're really lucky... you just might see the northern lights.

The 'Painted Turtle' log cabin has 2 bedrooms each with full size log beds. The living area has a comfortable futon, reading lights and 2 chairs that nestle a cozy gas fireplace. There is a fully stocked kitchen with a dining table that will seat 6 comfortably. $1,100.00 per week/$175.00 per night each cabin.

The newly remodeled 'Timberdoodle' is a 1 bedroom log cabin, with a 3/4 bathroom, a full kitchen, living room, dining room, and can accommodate up to 6 people. $1,100.00 per week/$175.00 per night each cabin.
Keywords: Cottage, log cabin, up north get-a-way, retreat, lodging, cabin, resort

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Age = 21 We are looking forward to sharing our up north retreat with families, couples, or friends. Although our property is somewhat private, we do have 'lake neighbors' and out of respect for them we are not interested in renting to anyone whose primary interest is partying. This is our 'home away from home' so we appreciate your understanding. Thank you....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed in cabins...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets are allowed in the cabins....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Detached Unit: 1 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • The 'Painted Turtle' has 2 bedrooms each w/ dbl. beds and a futon sofa in the living-room; (Occupancy 2, sleeps 6) The 'Timberdoodle' has 1 bedroom (dbl. bed) and two mission style sofa futons in the living-room; (Occupancy 2, sleeps 6)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Painted Turtle 1 bath room, Timberdoodle 1 bath room...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Painted Turtle 1 bathroom, Timberdoodle 1 bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 80ft. Dock, Fire Pit, Horse shoes, Large open lot for yard games, Log swings on the beach, Public boat launch just a few miles down the road, children's 8'X14' playhouse with deck and loft....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    The cabin is on 200 ft of lakeshore and the deck sits 50ft. from the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Painted Turtle seat 6 Timberdoodle seat 8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee / Coffee Grinder provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    You will need to bring your own paper towels, charcoal for the grill, and any personal items....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bring your bikes and enjoy the many roads and trails in the Chippewa National Forest....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Painted Turtle deck 10X14, Timberdoodle deck 20X14...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    200' X 100' lake front with large play area. Includes fire pit, horseshoes, swim beach and a 8'X14' play house. with loft....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcol Grill and Smoker...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 20 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$135 $155
Fri, Sat
$945

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall Peak Color
Sep 6 - Oct 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,150

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $65 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.875%

Notes:

Our property has 2 cabins. You may rent either cabin or both cabins together if needed to accomadate the size of your party.

* The Timberdoodle: Occupancy 2, sleeps 6. (One Bedroom + 2 Futons)

* The Painted Turtle: Occupancy 2, sleeps 6. (Two Bedroom + Futon)

Sales Tax: 6.875% Lodging Tax = 3%


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bigfork
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Timberwolf, Hayslips Talmoon, Wilderness Bigfork
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Edge of the Wilderness Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 38
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Timberwolf Inn and Pine Cone Marcell
Bigfork, MN, USA
Nearest Beach
Swim beach on the property

Car: Necessary

Geocaching, 4 Wheeling, bird watching, hiking, gravel grinding, hunting, fishing,

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: Hi! Our names are Pam and Charlie Hile and this is our family. We have been coming up to this area for over 25 years and it's our 'home away from home.' Some people think we're crazy to drive 4 hours to get out of the cities, but we think it's worth every mile. Why? Because the area is absolutely beautiful! Turtle Lake is over 2,000 acres, spring fed, has up to 17 ft. of water clarity, hosts 16 different islands, and is NEVER green! It is always clear, cool, and inviting. Turtle Lake is one of the premiere lakes in Minnesota for fishing Smallmouth Bass and it's also known for it's abundance of big Walleyes, Northern, and Largemouth Bass, along with Sunnies, Crappies and Perch. Sportsmen and sportswomen will also appreciate the fabulous hunting opportunities this area provides for deer, woodcock, grouse, geese and duck. Big Turtle Lake is a quiet, lazy lake and since it's over 2,000 acres, you will leave behind the crowded and noisy lakes of the cities. It's a bit of a step back in time, although the area offers fine dining, antiquing, and a quaint place to get a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone... the town is small, the people are friendly, and you go at your own pace. Sleep when you're tired, eat when you're hungry, and enjoy the time in between however you choose. Whether it's sitting on the log swing watching the sun set or the eagles fly, kayaking around the lake, playing horseshoes, geocaching, reading a good book, mountain biking at nearby Suomi Hills, Scenic State Park, or the hundreds of miles of logging trails, or fishing, hunting, hiking, and golfing... we're confident that you will find enough things to do to keep you and your family busy. Or better yet, come on up with no agenda and let your adventure unfold before you!

Why Bigfork, MN, USA:
We decided to buy a cabin in the northern woods of the Chippewa National Forest because this area has always had sentimental meaning to my husband. His father worked at a CCC camp in the area after coming home from WWII. In later years he returned with his family to share with them the place he had learned to love for its wild beauty and quiet peacefulness.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Our cabins are located in a unique area for many reasons. One being that we have hundreds of great fishing lakes within a 1 hour drive... Lake Winnibigosh, Spider Lake, Jessie Lake, and Bowstring being just a few. There are also several lakes known for their great Muskie fishing such as North Star Lake, Deer Lake and the Big Fork River. There are 5 Golf courses within an hour's drive for those who love to golf. A local park offers a playground and tennis courts. No matter what the season, but most especially in the fall, the nationally registered 'Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway' leads you over winding and rolling hills through the forest pines. Spectacular views of the passing lakes await you at each curve of Highway 38. The 'Lost Forty' is forty acres that were never surveyed and therefore missed being logged by lumberjacks. It has an interpretive walking trail where you will view virgin red pine, black spruce and white pine trees that are over 300 years old! Visiting the 'Joyce Estates' allows you to get a feel of what was once a millionaire lumber Baron's vacation hideaway. Suomi Hills and Scenic State Park are two places we love to return to time and time again for hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing. Although there are many opportunities for day trips and adventures, we enjoy spending most of our time right within our own property or on the lake. We love to spend the day fishing or swimming. In the evenings we grill a nice meal and enjoy a good beer or a nice glass of wine on the deck just feet from the lake. Once it gets dark we head over to the fire pit and lose ourselves in the flames. Mostly we enjoy our getaway as a place where we can truly relax, recharge, and reconnect with nature. We have found that some of our best memories with family and friends have taken place on Big Turtle Lake where time just seems to move a little slower.


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  • Painted Turtle is a two bedroom with a futon in the living room. Sleeps 6

    Painted Turtle is a two bedroom with a futon in the living room. Sleeps 6

  • The Painted Turtle has a new, comfortable futon that faces the gas fireplace.

    The Painted Turtle has a new, comfortable futon that faces the gas fireplace.

  • The Painted Turtle open dining area overlooks the lake and can seat up to 8.

    The Painted Turtle open dining area overlooks the lake and can seat up to 8.

  • The "Painted Turtle" bedroom #2 has a full-size log bed.

    The "Painted Turtle" bedroom #2 has a full-size log bed.

  • Tubing on beautiful Turtle Lake.

    Tubing on beautiful Turtle Lake.

  • Turtle lake is spring-fed, pristine and boasts of up to 17' water clarity.

    Turtle lake is spring-fed, pristine and boasts of up to 17' water clarity.

  • This 31'' walleye was caught (and released) in August 2013.

    This 31'' walleye was caught (and released) in August 2013.

  • Turtle Lake holds trophy small & large mouth bass (caught out front of cabin)!

    Turtle Lake holds trophy small & large mouth bass (caught out front of cabin)!

  • Turtle Lake has an abundance of walleye, northern pike, crappies and bass.

    Turtle Lake has an abundance of walleye, northern pike, crappies and bass.

  • Moon-rise over Turtle Lake.

    Moon-rise over Turtle Lake.

  • The Chippewa National Forest is beautiful in any season.

    The Chippewa National Forest is beautiful in any season.

  • The large fire pit by the lake is a great place for gathering and making smores.

    The large fire pit by the lake is a great place for gathering and making smores.

  • Painted Turtle is a two bedroom with a futon in the living room. Sleeps 6

    Painted Turtle is a two bedroom with a futon in the living room. Sleeps 6

  • The gas fireplace is cozy and takes the chill out of the air.

    The gas fireplace is cozy and takes the chill out of the air.

  • The 'Painted Turtle' bedroom #1 has a full-size log bed.

    The 'Painted Turtle' bedroom #1 has a full-size log bed.

  • The kids will LOVE the 8'X14' playhouse with a sleeping loft, playroom and porch

    The kids will LOVE the 8'X14' playhouse with a sleeping loft, playroom and porch

  • Looking for the sunset bite of big crappies.

    Looking for the sunset bite of big crappies.

  • Turtle Lake is over 2,000 acres and provides northern, walleye, bass, & panfish.

    Turtle Lake is over 2,000 acres and provides northern, walleye, bass, & panfish.

  • Turtle Lake is clean, cool and inviting (never green) enjoy the lake and dock!

    Turtle Lake is clean, cool and inviting (never green) enjoy the lake and dock!

  • Large yard for volleyball, badminton, a game of catch or throwing a frisbee.

    Large yard for volleyball, badminton, a game of catch or throwing a frisbee.

  • Bring your hammock and enjoy your book or a nap by the lake under the pines.

    Bring your hammock and enjoy your book or a nap by the lake under the pines.

  • We provide charcoal grills for your convenience. Enjoy!

    We provide charcoal grills for your convenience. Enjoy!

  • There's miles of gravel, paved and logging roads to explore by bike!

    There's miles of gravel, paved and logging roads to explore by bike!

  • Enjoy both the sunrise and sunset from the log swing down by the lake.

    Enjoy both the sunrise and sunset from the log swing down by the lake.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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