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Lake Blackwell, 2 Bedroom Retreat with Hot Tub & Deck. Best suited for four

Farwell, MN, USA
  • Bungalow620 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 adults maximum) best suited for adults.

Lake Blackwell...where you can create memories to last a lifetime!

Our vacation rental on Blackwell Lake will offer you spectacular second story views any time of the year! Landscaped steps and beautiful flower gardens lead you to our two bedroom bungalow, which is located 10 miles west of Alexandria. It's quaint, cozy and offers all of the comforts of home. The master bedroom has a queen bed, 6ft. closet and a restful decor. The second bedroom is small with a comfortable fold out bed. The kitchen and living room are open to each other and offer a homey feel.

Out the front door is a private deck with an umbrella table and gas grill. A 4 person hot tub rests on a lower deck for you to relax in anytime of the day or night.

Down the hill at the beach you may swim, sail, kayak and canoe or just float! Fishing off the docks or boat is a wonderful way to fritter away the day. A late night dip in the lake followed by a campfire, s’mores and star gazing is a great way to call it a night.

During the winter months, feel free to bring your ice fishing equipment, snow shoes and cross country skis. Please leave your snowmobiles at home since we offer a quiet retreat and our neighbors are non snowmobilers. This is billed as a quaint, quiet retreat.

Keywords: lake, woods, quaint, sailing, swimming, kayaking, fire ring, hot tub, canoeing, fishing, country, quiet, cross country ski trails, ice fishing, private deck, downhill skiing nearby, newly redecorated, electric fireplace, biking, lakeside deck, wireless internet, second story cottage, bungalow, apartment, gardens, beach, swimming raft, near village, near organic strawberry farm, Runestone Park the birth place of America


Glenaris and Barry Arvold

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Glenaris and Barry Arvold

Barry and I have been married 43 years. We built our rustic home and raised our 4 great children here. Now, we have 9 grandchildren who are our pride and joy. We are a family that loves to travel and experience different cultures. We've been blessed to visit China, Peru, New Zealand, Mexico & more, but our favorite place on earth is HOME!

Glenaris and Barry Arvold purchased this Bungalow in 1982

Why Glenaris and Barry Arvold chose Holmes City

We are 10 min. off of I-94, 120 miles from the Twin Cities and 100 miles from Fargo, ND. Alexandria is in the heart of lake country and as our area motto says, 'Easy to get to, hard to leave!'

What makes this Bungalow unique

Our peaceful little lake will offer hours of fun. We have boats of all kinds for you to use during your stay at no extra charge. The tipi in the woods is sure to enchant. Bird watching, deer sightings, wild turkey parades and the distant howel of a lone coyote or the hoot of an owl are not uncommon occurances. Our favorite outdoor sounds involve the laughter of our resident loons. We are near Andes Tower Hills ski resort, Kennsington Ruinstone Park, Golf courses, Antique and Boutique shopping in Alexandria and in season, you can pick your own organic strawberries less than a half mile away! Alexandria offers small town entertainment such as bike trails, bowling, mini golf, go carts, many restaurants, movie, summer stock and community theatre. You'll have check out Big Ole and the Runestone Museum and our Maritime Museum to catch up on some local history. Did you know that Alexandria is the birthplace of America?!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Bed (1), (1) pack and play for a small child, Sleep Sofa (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1 bathroom with shower only.

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
              the bungalow is separated from the lakefront by a gravel county road. Guests will have to cross the road to get to the beach front.


                • Away From It All


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          Small electric
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Electric heat
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Room for 2 cars only. No trailers or campers. Parking is limited.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Towels and linens provided
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Mr Coffee and Kerig
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Everything you need for food prep and serving
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              basic seasonings
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Kitchen breakfast bar with seating for 4
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Limited channels available.


                                        • Boat
                                          row boat, no motor
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Grill, umbrella table seats four.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          free to use
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Andes Tower Hill 4.5 miles away, 3 chair lifts, downhill ski, snowboard, tubing and x-country, Snowmaking, chalet and night skiing
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          swimming raft, life jackets, large rubber raft.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Adults only. Small children not allowed in hot tub.


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • museums
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • photography
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • swimming


                                                                    • fishing boat, sunfish sail boats, canoe, kayaks, fire ring, gardens, swimming raft, lakeside deck, small beach, wooded area, newly redecorated, electric fireplace, the county road separates from the beach area, large fire ring, sailing lessons available, ice fishing, cross country ski trails and snow shoeing out the front door.

                                                                      21 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great home away from home!

                                                                      LAUREN S.

                                                                      We had such an awesome time at this cute little get away. The bungalow is so cute and comfy. We felt so at home. The view is beautiful and right by the lake which made it really easy for us to go ice fish and snow shoe! The location is perfect for a romantic weekend away. The hot tub was a great addition to an already amazing place. Glen was such a sweetheart and her grandson Josh was so great at welcoming us. Nice family, great vacation. Planning on coming back next year!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for the great review! We appreciate guests like you!

                                                                      Cute cozy get away

                                                                      Edward M.

                                                                      We were looking for a nice stay away from the city and found just that! This place has beautiful views of the lake and the hot tub was always steaming hot. Took all of our cares away for a few days.

                                                                      Nice quiet getaway!

                                                                      Terri E.

                                                                      This was perfect for my husband and I. Nice view, cozy with a well furnished kitchen. Very nice owners. Would recommend to a friend!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for choosing to stay with us! We look forward to your return!

                                                                      Kind regards,



                                                                      Rob H.Minnesota

                                                                      Stay here and very year for deer hunting and will continue too! The Arvold’s are great.

                                                                      Relaxing with a View

                                                                      Shirley H.

                                                                      My friend and I spent a week in this cozy, comfortable cabin. After three years we had plenty to talk about. The best part was relaxing in the living room with hot cups of tea and looking out the window at Blackwell Lake and the beautifully landscaped yard. The teepee is its own topic of conversation. The kitchen is furnished more than adequately with cooking pots, dinnerware and cutlery, and gadgets. And if one prefers lunch or dinner out, Alexandria is a short ten minute drive or less away. The hot tub is clean and well maintained as is the cabin. Truly a place in which to unwind and forget the busyness of life. Glen and Barry while at the property offered some suggestions for things to do, did not intrude. Left with some great memories and the pleasing sensation of time well spent. Thank you Glen and Barry for sharing your cabin with my friend and me. I'd book this cabin again.

                                                                      Quiet, Peaceful, Quaint and the PERFECT Get-A-Way!

                                                                      Karen M.Granger

                                                                      My husband and I spent 3 nights at this wonderful retreat! We were celebrating our 3rd anniversary and wanted somewhere that we could relax and not be on any sort of time schedule. This was the PERFECT spot. The bungalow is small but has everything you would need and then some! The grounds were just beautiful and Barry and Glen were so very nice and had a ton of information about the lake and all the area's surrounding it. We wanted somewhere really nice to eat for our anniversary and they had a ton of suggestions plus gave us a coupon book to use. The weather was cool and at one time somewhat rainy but we must preferred that over too hot! We did some fishing off of the dock and I actually caught the biggest fish I've every caught! In fact, between the 2 of us we caught 37 fish. We didn't keep any of them but had a fun time catching them. We spent some time in the hot tub one evening which was great considering the cool weather. Alexandria is just a short drive from there and we enjoyed some of the antique and specialty shops downtown. We also took a walk into Holmes City which is less than a mile from the bungalow. We just can't enough about our time there. Thanks so much Barry and Glen. We loved it and very HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxcation!! Mark and Karen


                                                                      Farwell, MN, USA

                                                                      Beautiful State Park and County park nearby. Kensington Runestone Museum; Lakes Boat Museum - the nicest in the Midwest! Carlos Creek Winery - tastings, tours, music; Free music concerts weekly during summer. Summer-stock theater. NASCAR race track

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      May through September are our peak rental season months. We open the Bungalow to the public two weeks out of every month throughout the Summer season for $650.00 per week. Our off season is October thru April. Weekly rentals are $350.00 per week

                                                                      21 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                      Property # 402839