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Come enjoy our beautiful lake home and make some fabulous Minnesota memories.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our home offers you the feeling of being up in the north woods without the long drive. We are located on Beautiful Birch Lake in Elk River Minnesota. We have 1500 feet of lakeshore with soft sandy lake bottom and a gradual slope off the end of our 30 foot dock. Perfect for the kids.

Our home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. We can sleep up to 10 guests. Three of our bedrooms are large and have king size beds. The fourth bedroom has 2 queen beds.

We have a family room with comfy furniture, flat screen TV with cable and a game/puzzle table. Our living room has stunning views of the lake, a flat screen TV w/cable and plenty of room for relaxing and visiting with friends and family.

Our kitchen is large and fully stocked with everything you will need for your family's stay. We even have an extra fridge!

Our dining room has a beautiful view of the lake and a large table with seating for 10.

You will LOVE our large screened in porch, our deck facing the lake and our super sized fire pit. For your enjoyment, we also have added a complimentary four person paddle boat with assorted sized life jackets.

Fishing is great in our 150 acre lake. Northern, Bass, Blue Gill, Sunnies and Crappies.

The winter months provide beauty and serenity all around us. Lots of land for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Many groomed trails are just a short drive away. Including the Sherburne National Forest.

We have hosted many multigenerational family gatherings, family vacations, girls getaways and lodging for guests who are in town for weddings and other local functions. The Northstar train is just 7 miles away and can take you to downtown Minneapolis for everything the great city has to offer. Twins games, Timberwolves games, Vikings games, amazing restaurants, live entertainment, many cultural events and fabulous museums and Art.

We also offer long and short term rentals. Very reasonable rent for your short term residential needs.

Our guests enjoy seeing the wildlife on our property such as deer, fox, wild turkey, loons and soaring eagles over the lake. We have many different bird species as well.

You will find serenity and beauty surrounding our vacation home. Come and stay with us and make some wonderful memories!!

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

Our family has lived on Birch Lake for over 50 years and we call it home.

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Elk River

This is such a quiet and private location, it is hard to believe that it is so close to the Mpls/St. Paul metro area. We invite our guest to enjoy the gift of this lakefront location that we are so blessed to have.

What makes this house unique

The location of our home is on the southern most tip of the lake and the view is so spectacular it is hard to describe. Everywhere the beauty of nature. The animals and birds that live here create a private wildlife sanctuary for our private enjoyment and walking along the shoreline and relaxing in the screen porch or by the fire truly reminds me what is important.

Amenities

Elk River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2) We also have have 3 sofas. (Not pull outs) Pac and play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are located 5 minutes from the northstar train. You can hop on the train for an easy commute to downtown Minneapolis. Parties and large events require approval by owners THIS IS A NON SMOKING HOME

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Come enjoy our beautiful lake home and make some fabulous Minnesota memories.
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Great relaxing getaway!

  • 4 of 5

This little hidden gem was exactly what our family needed to celebrate the 4th of July!

Having the location so close to the twin cities made it easy for those that had to work to commute back and forth when needed.

The house had plenty of room for our large family and the three bathrooms made it very comfortable.

The lake was so quiet and peaceful!

Enjoyed our stay totally!

Jansen Family

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Great Experience, Great communication. Easy to check in and check out! Perfect place for short term or long term stays! Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family retreat at Birch Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely time at Birch Lake Lodge. Communication with the owner was easy and very helpful. We were in contact with Elaine as we were driving to the property and she met us there to show us around. The location was beautiful, right on the lake. Since it was February, the lake was frozen and snow covered. The rooms were large and we were comfortable during our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private, Waterfront, Well Appointed, SPOTLESS, Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This property is true to the photos provided. Caretaker was so friendly & knowledgeable about the area. Three large bedrooms on one level are well appointed with comfy KING beds/bedding. A large bath on this level as well. The well appointed kitchen has easy access to the dining room and out to the LOVELY screen porch! The lower level family room is a great place to hang out, watch TV or play board games. A large bedroom with two comfy queen beds is on this level as well. The outdoor space is amazing, large parking area, flat grassy area to the dock/lake, along with a humongous fire pit. This is a hidden gem, so close to the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, Waterfront, Well Appointed, Soptless, Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This property is true to the photos provided. Caretaker was so friendly & knowledgeable about the area. Three large bedrooms on one level are well appointed with comfy KING beds/bedding. A large bath on this level as well. The well appointed kitchen has easy access to the dining room and out to the LOVELY screen porch! The lower level family room is a great place to hang out, watch TV or play board games. A large bedroom with two comfy queen beds is on this level as well. The outdoor space is amazing, large parking area, flat grassy area to the dock/lake, along with a humongous fire pit. This is a hidden gem, so close to the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic home for a week and were absolutely amazed! Greeted at check in and showed around, very impressed with all of the amenities provided by the hosts. This lake is small and private, very quiet and full of pan fish to the delight of our grandson who visited. It is very clean with a sand bottom and no algae. A family of loons, geese, heron, turtles and even a beaver came to say hello!

The sunsets were amazing. There is 1,000 feet of lakeshore, plenty of sunny and shady areas for recreation, even cornhole bags!

The large firepit was great with plenty of firewood on site. A great Weber grill, plenty of patio furniture, swings and of course the huge screened porch to relax in.

The house was very large, well-appointed, plenty of bedding and towels and A/C for the hot, sticky days.

We cannot say enough great things about this place and the hosts and hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul airport And St. Cloud
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Elk River Golf Course, Elk River
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Northstar rail system and Twin Cities Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Elk River, Big Lake and Monticello
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
cross country skiing
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax

Year Round availability

Rates can vary, depending on the number of persons in your group, or for special uses of the facility

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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