Private, Exclusive Lodge on Woman Lake with Beautiful Views

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We would like to thank you for taking time to explore the possibilities of Overholser Lodge. Our 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom private lodge sleeps 20-22 adults in beds plus there are 2 roll aways to bring the capacity to 24. We also have a pac and play for the baby available and a toddler cot. Just completed in 2012 we constructed the lodge as our private family retreat. Once you experience it you'll understand why we want to share it.


Approaching the main entrance you will walk up large cut stone steps to a flagstone patio that leads you to the bluestone portico. In front of you are two large hand carved wooden doors. As you enter our home you will immediately feel engulfed by nature. The elements of wood, metal and stone are used throughout. The log stairs lead to the bridge level which incorporate a metal cutout railing depicting nature scenes with numerous animals hidden for the kids to discover. The great-room is two stories high and has a large flagstone fireplace and massive log trusses. It makes the ideal gathering place. The expansive walls of glass open up the lodge to the impressive views of the main part of Woman Lake.


This exquisite lodge features three private suites all with en suite bathrooms. On the main level is the Master suite, which walks out to the lakeside deck. It includes a romantic gas fireplace and a king size Tempurpedic bed while the en suite bath has a large stone shower and an exquisite all copper bathtub. Capacity: 2

On the lower level are the other two bedroom suites with en suite baths. On the lakeside is the Brown Room which walks out to the lower patio and has a queen size timber frame bed. Its bathroom has a vessel sink and glass shower. Capacity: 2-3*

Across the hall on the roadside is the Green Room. It has a queen size sleigh bed and its bathroom has a bathtub with shower. Capacity: 2-3*

One of the nicest bedrooms in the lodge is the Blue Room up on one end of the bridge level. Although it shares a large bathroom with the bunk room from across the bridge it can be set up as its own private suite with en suite bath by closing the outer door to the bridge. The bedroom has a cape cod style queen size bed. There is also a fun place for the kids to play in or sleep-out. The bathroom has two sinks and a jetted bathtub with shower. Capacity: 2-3*

Across the bridge is the Squirrels Nest Bunk Room. There are four timber frame bunk beds each with two single beds. On opposite ends are two hidden nooks each with one twin bed. Capacity: 10

On the opposite end of the lower level from the Brown Room and Green Room is an Art Room that is set up as a bedroom with log furniture and a full size bed. Capacity: 2-3* Across the hall is the Library that can serve overflow sleeping with its pull-down full size Murphy bed. Capacity: 2

Serving the Art Room and Library sleeping quarters is the lower level game room bathroom that has a full glass shower and two sinks.

(*= with rollaway, bedroll) All king, queen and full size beds have pillow top mattresses for the most luxurious sleep you can imagine. All linens and towels (except beach towels so bring your own) are included and there are two sets of full size washers and dryers, one on the bridge level and one on the lower level in the exercise room. You will find an iron and ironing board in the Blue Room and Brown Room.

Areas of Enjoyment!

Back on the main level opposite the great-room is the dining room with its massive custom barnwood table made from recycled wood from two-hundred year old New England barns. Adjoining is the open kitchen that allows interaction with the rest of the family during meal preparation. The appliances are all top-of-line stainless steel such as a six burner Wolf induction cooktop and full-size Jenn-Aire double convection oven. The Fisher-Paykel dishwasher is two drawer for convenient clean-up. There is a large Jenn-Aire refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen and also a additional full-size refrigerator and full-size freezer in the separate cater's area. On one end of the large kitchen is the coffee/wine bar with wine cooler, coffee makers and sink. On the other side of the kitchen is the copper farm house sink and in the center is the large granite island with built-in microwave and five stools. Just outside is the grilling deck with a large gas grill for those barbecues. Everything needed to prepare a meal is at hand such as pots, pans, many baking and cooking utensils, blender, food processor, plastic storage bowls, etc. and of course place settings. We even include spices, aluminum foil and cellophane wrap, tea and starter coffee with filters.

Just off the cater's area is a powder room with a barn-wood cabinet and vessel sink.

There is a wrap around deck covering the entire lakeside that has a nice comfortable seating area for quiet conversation or that relaxing morning cup of coffee. Mornings are our favorite time on the upper deck, just sitting and taking in the peace and solitude and watching the squirrels jumping from tree to tree. It makes our morning cup of coffee feel like so much more. Step down from the deck onto the bluestone terrace where there are a number of tables and chairs for eating. Here you will be looking for that waiter as if you're at a five star resort.

Back downstairs in the lower level is the Game Room with a wet bar with refrigerator, sink and dishwasher. Next to the bar is a exercise room with a treadmill and elliptical to keep you in shape. Around the corner from the bar is a two person sauna which can be used wet or dry. The entertainment area takes up the remaining space and includes a gas fireplace, a large 65' LCD 3D TV with satellite receiver, a DVD player and a Xbox 360 game console. There is a pool table, a foosball table and a multi-game video and finally the juke box. Just off the game room is the private library for your reading getaway (new books are always welcome). Step outside of the game room onto the outside lower patio and you'll see a hammock, an outdoor shower and another flagstone patio with a six person hot tub that overlooks the lake for relaxing after a fun filled day. Nearby you'll find a fire pit for those evening gatherings of storytelling and roasted marshmallows.

For extra fun and the best view you'll find a spiral staircase up to the lookout tower. This is the perfect place for some solitude.

Down the breezeway just past the tower stairs you'll find a staircase that will lead you up to the Cinema, an actual eighteen person theater for your private movie enjoyment or business meeting. The 1080p HD projector is supplied by media from a BlueRay DVD player, Satellite TV or AppleTV with access to Netfilx. There is a wet bar with refrigerator and a full size popcorn maker.

The lodge is family friendly with different zones for different activities. You'll find areas to engage in conversation, areas for fun, as well as areas for privacy and relaxation.

For music lovers enjoy the Russound Collage system with ten locations of in-wall music with access to local radio stations or play your personal music streamed directly from your own iPod.

For those who feel the need for connectivity to the outside world, there is Wi-Fi Internet with reception from everywhere inside the lodge not to mention almost anywhere on the property including the decks. Its password protected for your personal use.


Although the lodge is a getaway in itself, Women Lake is the real draw and it's just steps away. Walk down the meandering paths and find yourself at a large dock complex. Here there are steps into the water for easy access to swimming or if you prefer, run and jump off the end of the dock! The shoreline is boulder like however the lake bottom is hard sand with small rocks disappearing as you move out. The water depth is less than two feet at the steps and approximately six feet at the end of the dock. There are two benches to sit on and watch the kids swim or the activity of the lake. Around the corner are two covered slips each with 17' Alumacraft fishing boats both equipped with depth finders, live wells and trolling motors. Each are available for rental either daily or weekly. This season we bought a boat lift for renters boats or pontoons to protect our dock system. We have sustained damage to our docks and don't allow tie ups. This lift can be used by the lodge or the guest cabin upon request, free of charge. The docks are shared with our Guest Cabin.

Our driveway area can easily park six vehicles with another two parking spaces across the road so no need to park and walk a long way.

If your group needs even more space or a smaller space consider renting our Guest Cabin next door. You'll find it on VRBO under listing number 375696. It's a beautiful log cabin that sleeps up to ten. Rent both and receive a discount.

If you are seeking a rustic retreat filled with luxurious amenities on the shores of Woman Lake then we invite you to check us out. We would be honored to have you vacation in our private lodge and feel the peace and quiet that we love to enjoy.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 9000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be a minimum age of 25 yrs....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The bunk room is great for the kids. It even has two private fun areas to sleep in along with eight bunks....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please help us keep this a smoke-free building....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 20-24

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Large master suite with fireplace and ensuite bath....moreless

  • Blue room: 1 queen

    Beautiful cape cod style bedroom on upper bridge level....moreless

  • Green room: 1 queen

    Lower level roadside with ensuite bath....moreless

  • Brown room: 1 queen

    Lower level lakeside walkout with ensuite bath....moreless

  • Library: 1 murphy bed

    Lower level lakeside Library with Murphey bed....moreless

  • Bunk room: 2 twin/ single, 8 bunk bed

    The 'Squirrels Nest' bunk room on the upper bridge level....moreless

  • Art room: 1 double

    Lower level roadside art room setup with a full log bedroom....moreless

  • All beds include bed linens and blankets. There are also two rollaways, one Pak-n-Play and a toddler cot available. We ask that the rollaways are confined to the Green Room, Brown Room or Art Room bedrooms. Sleeping on couches or floors is not allowed....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Powder Room: toilet

    Main level powder room with vessel sink...moreless

  • Green Room Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    En suite bathroom with single sink and bathtub...moreless

  • Brown Bathroom: toilet, shower

    En suite bathroom with single vessel sink and glass shower....moreless

  • West (Game Room) Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Two areas, 1st has two sinks, 2nd has glass shower/toilet...moreless

  • Bridge Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Large beautiful bathroom with two sinks...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    En suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower...moreless

  • All bathrooms include bath, hand and face towels, soap and hair dryers....moreless


  • Books:

    Private Library stocked with many paperbacks and some children's books. Feel free to borrow and/or leave a book....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BlueRay DVD players in both the Cinema Theater and the lower level Game Room....moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Board games, Dominos and cards and a Bocce Ball set....moreless

  • Music Library:

    There is a juke box in the lower level Game Room that is loaded with many varieties and styles of music....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    There are ten locations of Russound Collage music with intercom....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a 65 inch 3D HDTV in the Game Room, a 32 inch HDTV in the Master Bedroom. a 22 inch HDTV in the Exercise Room, a 15 inch TV in the Kitchen and a full-screen 18 seat Cinema Theater....moreless

  • Video Games:

    XBox 360 with Conect....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many popular movie DVDs in the Cinema Theater and some 3D DVDs in the lower level Game Room....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful lake views of the main section of Woman Lake from almost everywhere at the lodge....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Several pathways lead you to the docks where you can swim, go out fishing or boating, or simply relax....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large barnwood dining table for 12. Counter area seats five. Dining room table has additional leaf and there are folding chairs to seat 2-4 more....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two full size front loading dryers. One on the bridge level and one on the lower level....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There are three fireplaces. One gas fireplace in the Master Bedroom. One wood burning fireplace in the Great Room on the main level and one gas fireplace in the game room on the lower level....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The lower level has an exercise room with a treadmill and an elliptical. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    The garages are unavailable to guests....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating with radiant floor and forced air....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi throughout the lodge can be slow. The provider is TDS and with the small town of Longville population of 160, the infrastructure needs more lines. They are the only provider available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The great room on the main level is large enough to seat ten and has hosted over thirty. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking is available. The driveway can accommodate six cars while the spaces across the road hold an additional two cars....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels are provided but not beach so remember to bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two full size front loading washers. One on the bridge level and one on the lower level....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers. One multi-cup with filters and one Keurig single cup....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 24, wine glasses, baking dishes and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Two drawer Fisher-Paykel...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large chef's kitchen with multiple sinks. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Drop down oven in center island....moreless

  • Oven:

    Two Jenn-Aire full size convection ovens....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    2-9x13 pans, 2-9x9 pans, 2-muffin pans, 1-bundt pan, 4 large cooking sheets, 2 pizza pans, 1-large 8 qt crockpot, covered casserole dishes, pie pans, 3 sets of mixing bowls and many more items......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Main kitchen has commercial Jenn-Aire side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with water and ice in the door. Caterer's area has an additional full size freezer and full size refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf six burner induction cooktop, Jenn-Aire double convection oven and Miele warming drawer....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster, ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Climb up to the Lookout Tower and see all around!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Two rentable 2009 17 ft Alumacraft 50Hp fishing boats w/live wells, trolling motors and depth finders. Includes life jackets....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The main level has a large wrap-around deck covering the entire lakeside of the lodge where there is a comfortable casual seating area for eight. The lower pebble patio mirrors the deck above....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The front Portico is large and has seating for six....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Lodge connected propane gas grill on grilling deck just outside of the kitchen....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor Hot Tub overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Two person indoor Sauna in the lower level....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,275 $1,350
Fri, Sat
Early Season
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$995 $1,070
Fri, Sat
High Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,575 $1,650
Fri, Sat
Late Season
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,075 $1,150
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,500 $1,595
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $400
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Excess cleaning deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 6.875%


Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is 10 am.

Docks are installed mid-May and pulled mid-October.

Boats available for rental: two 2009 Alumacraft 165 Classic CS (16.5ft) w/50hp Yamahas, Trolling motors, Fish/Depth Finders and Live Wells for $150 1st day, $250 for 2 days, $350 for 3 days, $450 for 4 days, $550 for 5 days, $650 for 6 days and $750 weekly rental for each fishing boat.

For special pre-approved events a $500 event fee may apply.

Hot tub is winterized.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Correl Bar and Grill
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ridgewood Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Hwy 84
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Overholser Lodge is located on the Woman Lake chain of lakes which encompasses over 5,500 acres of water. You can boat directly into the nearbye town of Longville. Every Wednesday the town hosts the weekly Turtle Races right on main street.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Susie and I are high school sweethearts and natives of Minnesota. We are concerned for the environment and strive to do our part to improve the world we live in. We love nature, fishing, sailing and the arts. We love to share what we believe are beautiful experiences.

Why the Owner Chose Longville, MN, USA:
We vacationed on Woman Lake years ago. When the opportunity for us to build our own private family lodge on the lake arose we couldn't be more excited. We love views as well as the lake itself so we chose a location that gave us both.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We wanted to build a family retreat that presented itself as a true up-north lodge of yesterday yet have it include all the comforts that we all expect today. We call the style of the lodge 'rustic elegance'. The lodge is constructed of Lodge Pole pine and was created by the same company that built Wildness Lodge at Disney World. The logs are actually recycled because there were standing dead timber from Montana. We included into the construction of the lodge three main elements; wood, stone and metal.

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  • Lodge from the Roadside

    Lodge from the Roadside

  • Great Room Fireplace

    Great Room Fireplace

  • Chef's Kitchen

    Chef's Kitchen

  • Tower Stairs

    Tower Stairs

  • Bluestone Dining Terrace

    Bluestone Dining Terrace

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Bridge Bathroom

    Bridge Bathroom

  • Bridge


  • Game Room from the Bar

    Game Room from the Bar

  • 18 Seat Cinema Theater

    18 Seat Cinema Theater

  • Great Room at Night

    Great Room at Night

  • Steps to the Lodge from the Docks

    Steps to the Lodge from the Docks

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Dancing Cranes Woodcarving

    Dancing Cranes Woodcarving

  • Professional Chefs Catering an Event

    Professional Chefs Catering an Event

  • Lookout Tower

    Lookout Tower

  • Upper Deck View

    Upper Deck View

  • Blue Room

    Blue Room

  • Bunk Room

    Bunk Room

  • Overlooking the Great Room from the Bridge

    Overlooking the Great Room from the Bridge

  • Private Library

    Private Library

  • Lodge viewed from the lake with Guest Cabin to the left

    Lodge viewed from the lake with Guest Cabin to the left

  • Night Fishing on Woman Lake

    Night Fishing on Woman Lake

  • Front Entrance to the Lodge with Guest Cabin in the Background

    Front Entrance to the Lodge with Guest Cabin in the Background

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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