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Craftsman Character & European Antiques in this Stunning Lakeside Retreat!

Hadley, MN, USA
  • House3100 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Craftsman on a Rural Lake, Upscaled with European Antiques!

Summit Lake Lodge is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3100 square foot home located on Summit Lake in Hadley, MN, with 125' of shoreline. The house sleeps 10 (with a max. of 12 to allow for infants & small children)

This 1930's Craftsman is filled with European antiques to offer you a getaway like no other. The home offers a full-service kitchen, television with DirectTV and DVD player, on-site laundry, fresh linens and towels, and a game room complete with board games and table soccer. We offer a canoe and life jackets free of charge for our guests, as well as two additional canoes, a pedal boat and a row boat available for daily rentals, a boat dock to fish from, and a fire pit with firewood available for purchase. We'd love to have you and your companions enjoy a ladies getaway, scrapbooking or quilting retreat, family reunion or vacation getaway here!

Summit Lake Lodge features appealing landscaping with a bench along the shore to watch and listen to the wildlife, let the children play and swim along the shoreline, pet the horses in the pasture or sit out on the deck enjoying the quiet and peacefulness of rural Minnesota. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and largemouth bass here.


Guests will have the opportunity to spread out in this large home and have the freedom to explore around this quiet, family-friendly lake. With a large, fully-equipped kitchen, you can prepare your meals as you like as you spend your day enjoying your friends and family. Come to Summit Lake Lodge to recharge and renew your spirit. You won't be sorry!

Slayton is only 5 miles away and has much to offer for all ages and interests. Step back in time in the historic Dinehart/Holt House and the Murray County Historical Museum (my favorite time to see it is when they have it all decked out for a haunted Halloween). Pick apples at the apple orchard north of Slayton, splash in the zero entry pool or zip down the giant water slide at Slaytona Beach West in the summer, and enjoy one of the several parks anytime of the year. With a bustling downtown, Slayton offers a wide variety of shops. Stop by the local bakery early so that you don't miss out on their fabulous glazed yeast donuts, then head over to Left Bank Cafe for fresh roasted coffee. Now that you have fuel for shopping, you'll have to decide whether you'd like to pick up something unique and flashy at One Stop Diva Shop or admire the beautiful home decor items at The Hut. If you're looking to update your wardrobe, you won't want to miss a stop at Geyerman's. My personal favorite store in Slayton is Second Wind Antiques & More, which has a wide array of bargains and a continually changing inventory. After you've worked up an appetite, you will have a number of restaurants to choose from including Pizza Ranch, Subway, Hub Drive Inn, Left Bank Cafe, or The Grain Exchange. Pizza Ranch will deliver to Summit Lake Lodge as well, or you can take subs back to enjoy on the deck.

A stay at Summit Lake Lodge will provide you a private lakeside getaway just off Hwy. 30 between Lake Wilson and Slayton. For reference, Pipestone is 23 miles to the west, Marshall Is 38 miles to the north, and Worthington is 35 miles to the south, and it is 74 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. The renowned Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove, MN, is a quick 35 miles away, and on the way is the Wheels Across the Prairie Museum in Tracy, MN. For some family-friendly hiking, playgrounds, a lookout tower and a historic cabin, spend the day exploring 700 acre Garvin County Park, which is north of Slayton on Hwy 59.

Property Manager

Stephanie Korver

Member Since 2012
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About Stephanie Korver

Kyle and I grew up in the area, married just out of high school and attended college together at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Kyle commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force in 1997 and we have been stationed in Oklahoma, Alaska, North Dakota, Belgium, Kansas and Germany. In fall 2010, the kids and I moved to this home in SW MN to be near my parents while Kyle deployed to Qatar for 16 months. This home now houses our antiques that we acquired from our overseas travels, provides us a vacation home while we continue our Air Force adventure, and is our long-term 'forever home' which we plan to move back to when Kyle's Air Force career has reached its end.

Stephanie Korver purchased this House in 2010

Why Stephanie Korver chose Hadley

Kyle and I wanted a home in SW MN, near family, that would provide the kids and I a retreat while he served our country during a 16-month deployment. We love antiques, homes with Craftsman character, and the serenity of rural lake life, and this home fit our family perfectly. It just so happened that my parents had done much of the work years earlier when my dad purchased pasture land surrounding Summit Lake in Hadley, MN, as an anniversary gift for my mother in 1997. Over the years, they developed the property, parceling out large lots and selling them to the public. They moved their 1936 Craftsman home from nearby Iona, MN, in 2002, placing it on a full basement, attaching a 3+ garage and remodeling the kitchen. My parents agreed to sell the home to us in 2010, and it allowed them to downsize to a smaller home across the road. We look forward to being able to spend more time there in the future with the incredible views, relaxing lake activities, and the calm of nature. Summit Lake Lodge symbolizes family, togetherness, and the simplicity of rural lake life and holds a very dear place in our hearts.

What makes this House unique

This home is a true gem because it is wonderfully decorated in European antiques and treasures picked up in Belgium, France, and Germany. It has Craftsman character, oak floors, and a view of the lake that is sure to lower anyone's blood pressure. Summit Lake Lodge is a perfect mix of high class design and relaxed livability. Even with all of our world travels, rural Summit Lake in SW MN is truly our favorite place to be!


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Main Floor Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Sunrise Room Upstairs - Red Room
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed
      • Sunset Room - Upstairs
        1 king, King can be separated into two twins
      • Master Suite in Lower Level
        1 king, 1 twin/ single, Can be arranged as three twin beds
      • King size beds (2) One king bed upstairs which can be made into two twins, as well as one king bed in the ground floor bedroom which can be made into two twins, and a third twin bed in that room., Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed in main floor bedroom would be great for someone with limited mobility and not wanting to go up/down stairs., Double Beds (1) One double bed in upstairs bedroom with twin daybed and additional pull-out mattress., Twin or Single Beds (6) The possibility of 6 twins (plus an additional pull-out twin) in 3 bedrooms if no king beds are needed., Child Beds (1) Toddler daybed in upstairs sitting area was handcrafted from an antique 3/4 bed from France., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available to be set up in any room.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Main Floor Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Lower Level Bathroom Attached to Master
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Three full baths, each with its own tub/shower combination. One bathroom per level.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Unblocked view of a rural lake, complete with geese, fish, turtles!
        • Lakefront
          Beautiful Craftsman-style home with 125' of shoreline on peaceful and scenic 81 acre Summit Lake. Good for fishing, canoeing, and relaxing with family and friends. Located 5 miles from Murray County's seat, Slayton, MN, and 15 miles from the largest lake in the area, Lake Shetek.
        • Rural
          If you are looking to get peace and quiet this is the getaway for you! Conveniently located just off the highway w/ a town of 50 within walking distance & a town with all amenities 5 miles away.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central air throughout the home keeps things comfortable in all temperatures.
                    • Fireplace
                      Electric fireplace in main floor living room.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Longer treadmill with incline feature located with a lake view and television!
                    • Garage
                      Available parking in garage for an additional fee sometimes (depends on availability)...just ask!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating throughout the home keeps things comfortable in all temperatures.
                    • Internet
                      There is a weak signal from the lodge manager's house, but you will be able to check your email from the lodge. Free internet hotspots are available in Slayton, which is only 5 miles away.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens are provided for the beds.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking in the driveway and cul-de-sac means lots of room for a family gathering.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Nearby campground with seven full hook-up sites - Camp Summit, Hadley, MN. It's just a ten minute walk away and located right across from the public boat launch on Summit Lake! Playset, too!
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels are provided for showering, but please bring your own beach towels to take out to the lake.
                    • Washing Machine
                      High-efficiency front loader on the main floor makes it easy to make sure that you have enough clean laundry for your getaway! Bring your own laundry soap and basket.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Who can live without their coffee? I can't! We even offer a crank-style coffee bean grinder if you need it fresh and don't mind waiting for it! Bring your own beans!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishes and utensils are provided, even accommodating larger groups.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Nice, quiet dishwasher and provided dishwasher tablets make it easy to clean up after meals!
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen with range, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, ice cream maker and all pots, pans, plates, cups and utensils that you need!
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          The kitchen is stocked with the usual pots, pans, dinnerware, coffee maker and toaster, as well as an ice cream maker and a crockpot.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some of the basics are at the lodge, left by previous guests. There are groceries available in nearby Slayton, which is 5 miles away so you can stock with whatever you might need!
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Ceramic-top, four burner stove makes meal prep easy.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dine as a group of six at our antique Belgium oak table indoors or on the deck overlooking the lake. There is a high table for four right in the kitchen too, so this is a great place to hang out!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  Books are everywhere if you want to curl up in a quiet place and read.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Bring your own DVDs for the kids!
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  The family room on the ground level has a walkout to the lake, complete with a granite-top game table and foosball.
                                • Games
                                  Numerous board games in our game room for all ages will give you memories of a vacation to remember!
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DirectTV on all 3 TV's
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Three televisions with Direct TV. 48' flat screen in main floor living room, 36' television in ground level family room, and small flat screen in front of treadmill in game room.
                                • Toys
                                  We get so many compliments about the great European wooden doll house and furniture that we have available for the kids! Books, puzzles, Fisher Price Little People and rocking horse, too!


                                    • Boat
                                      Dock and nearby public boat launch. Pedal boat available for only $30 for your entire visit. Guests are responsible for getting it from garage to lake and returning it at the end of their stay.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Cedar table with chairs for eating a meal on the deck with a view of the lake, as well as a front patio with chairs.
                                    • Golf
                                      Nicely groomed, well-designed 9-hole course just over five miles away north of nearby Slayton, MN.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      One complimentary canoe available for our guests, with two additional canoes and a rowboat available for rent for $15/day. Life jackets available, use caution because no lifeguard is on duty.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Lots of space to run on this rural plot of land by the lake! Pasture nearby with horses to pet, too.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We added a charcoal grill for our guests due to overwhelming demand, so there you go! Bring your own charcoal.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Seating in the front of the house in the shade gives you a nice view of the horse pasture. Just ask and we can bring out a picnic table, too! I know that growing up I loved to 'picnic' in the yard!


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Wheelchair ramp to main entrance available upon request but not overall wheelchair accessible.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Just 5 miles away in Slayton, Slaytona Beach offers a zero-entry pool with fountains, slides, and basketball hoops. It's a newer pool and is sure to entertain the children on a sunny day!


                                                • churches
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hunting
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • We have a fire pit outdoors, and fire wood is available locally or you may bring your own. Horses nearby are always available for petting, and occasionally for a group wagon ride at no cost to our guests. (Although Dale will graciously accept tips!) There is good fishing in the lake, with a variety of fish including 3 ft northern pikes that have been caught right off the bank by the house. Just a short walk away, we offer a private, small, sandy beach to our guests that will give the kids great memories of swimming in the lake! Our property offers a unique, European bed and breakfast feel combined with Minnesota hospitality, the privacy of a home on the prairie, and a genuine escape from the busyness and stresses of normal life. Get away from it all at Summit Lake Lodge...and leave refreshed, re-energized and recharged!

                                                                  48 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Hadley House, Christmas 2017


                                                                  We have stayed in this home 5 years now and it has worked out well for us. The property manager lives across the street and is very attentive to any needs that arise.

                                                                  Modern lodging option on the prairies

                                                                  Dennis M.

                                                                  We enjoyed the comfort and location of this home during a family Christmas gathering. The home and yard provide plenty of space for indoor and outdoor activities no matter the season.

                                                                  Amazing Experience!

                                                                  Michael M.Conway Arkansas

                                                                  Three coworkers and myself stayed at this property for a few weeks in December and it worked out exactly as we planned. The beautiful views from the house made for a very relaxing work place while we were here. We literally watched the lake completely freeze over in a day, and by the end of our trip we were watching locals set up and ice fish which was really neat. Dale and Cindi across the street were extremely helpful and always willing to try and make our stay as comfortable as possible. They have an absolutely adorable dog that would come and visit everyday when we pulled up. We referred to him as the walking whiskey barrel, you'll know what I'm talking about when you see him! Great place and great people. Slayton is five minutes from the house which has good places to eat and shop for necessities. The only thing that I can think of that would have made the trip better would be the water pressure, which may have had something to do with the time of the year that we were there. All in all a great place to stay and relax. Thank you for your hospitality!

                                                                  Was a great get away! Quiet & relaxing! Can't wait to come back!

                                                                  Had lots of room for us 3 famiiIes. Kids enjoyed the dock, lake, & canoe. Us ladies took in the shopping in Slayton but disappointed a few downtown shops were closed due to the Labor Day weekend. Husbands enjoyed 2 days of golfing in Slayton. Definitely a great weekend!

                                                                  Relaxing and beautiful

                                                                  Erin C.

                                                                  Great location for our families to have a mini-reunion. Wonderful views and well-appointed home. The kids all loved the games and the canoe. Our second time staying at the home and we hope to come again in the future.

                                                                  The property was clean and comfortable with a lovely yard and lake view.

                                                                  Lynn C.Fitchburg, WI

                                                                  We enjoyed the opportunity to have a relaxing family gathering in Hadley.


                                                                  Hadley, MN, USA

                                                                  Fishing, boating and swimming in 81 acre Summit Lake. Walking trails, park, ball field (featuring Hadley Buttermakers) and a Community Center with meals, refreshments and ice nearby. A short walk away, Camp Summit offers full hook-up sites for RVs and campers, as well as a Rainbow Playground. Added features include bustling downtown shopping (antiquers and bargain shoppers will enjoy Second Wind on Main Streetand The Hut has gorgeous decor items), restaurants, churches, parks, grocery store, and beautiful 9-hole golf course 5 miles away in Slayton, MN. The swimming pool in Slayton is a fun stop for families with a zero entry pool with sprinklers, twisting water slide, and diving board. Murray County's largest lake is Lake Shetek, only 15 miles away. Murray County also hosts a looped portion of the Casey Jones Bike Trail near Currie. Heading north on the bike trail from End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum you observe farm crops up close, tall corn, soybeans thick with pods and new mown alfalfa perfumes the air. Then Lake Shetek named by the Dakota (means Lake Pelican) meanders north around the headwaters of the Des Moines River at the Currie Dam. Here kingfishers dive for minnows and families picnic while watching their fishing poles. Rest spots, scenic overlooks, the Shetek Monument, Smith Lake, wildflowers, birds and animals enhance the bike trail and when you return to End-O-Line Park, a tour and indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family can be enjoyed. The bike trail is approximately six miles of hard surface, easy-rolling hills.


                                                                  48 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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