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Great Year-Round Lakeside Home by State Park, Golf, & Other Activities

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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3 - 5 nights

About the property

4-bedroom, 1.75 Bath Lakeside Home With All The Amenities You Need.

Enjoy the best family retreat, summer or winter, in this beautiful year round lake home located less than one (1) mile off scenic Minnesota Highway 7! Great space for everyone in this 4-bedroom, 1.75 bath home. Two queen beds, two full beds, two twin beds on the loft, and a bunk bed (2-twin beds) will nicely accommodate your family of 10. You can also rest easy knowing you have a fully equipped kitchen and 1,900 square feet of living space to spread out while enjoying a great movie on the flat screen tv, quiet time on the upstairs balcony overlooking the lake, or a beachside bonfire. If you are looking for some activities why not throw horseshoes in the yard while the kids enjoy the great treehouse? Or enjoy a round of golf while the kids ride bike through the wildlife refuge. Whatever you are looking for, this home and the entire area has what you need to relax and enjoy your home away from home. And if you have friends or family that enjoy camping, invite them along. The Big Stone Lake State Park is just around the corner. They have a nice beach, camping spots of various kinds, and fun activities for the kids.

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owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About owner/property manager

We have enjoyed the lake together for 20 years. This home came to us through a wonderful neighbor who knew us, our family, and the long history we have in the area. Four generations of our family have enjoyed the lake, and we hope you will enjoy the same fun and relaxing times we have.

owner/property manager purchased this house in 2013

Why owner/property manager chose Big Stone Lake

Our family history at this lake spans over 50 years and our kids are now the fourth generation to enjoy the lake. We have fallen in love with the area and can't wait to get to the lake, winter or summer. We believe you will feel the same way and will want to start memorable traditions that your family and friends won't soon forget.

What makes this house unique

Walk-out sand beach, quiet setting away from busy roads, sunsets from the beach or upstairs balcony, and a screened-in porch that can be enjoyed in the spring, summer, and fall. Also, expect great fishing for walleye and perch and look for plentiful wildlife in the area since the cabin sits next to Big Stone Lake State Park ( If you have friends that like to camp, invite them along. They can stay within minutes of the cabin at the state park campground. The campground has a nice beach and fun activities for the kids.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Great Year-Round Lakeside Home by State Park, Golf, & Other Activities
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Maple Lake, Minnesota

A clean, comfortable, family friendly lake home in a quiet setting on a beautiful lake!

  • 4 of 5

A very clean and spacious lake home with an open dinning and living area kept our family comfortable and helped us enjoy our time together. The beds, pillows and quilts were great. The kitchen was well stocked for us and we love to cook up a feast. The sunset views were breathtaking. The quiet neighborhood was very pleasing with the Big Stone State Park nearly surrounding the property. Our fishing was hindered by bad weather and I want to return under better conditions. The only downside was the taste of the drinking water. The owners warned us and we were prepared with ample jugs of spring water, but to my way of thinking it cost an otherwise gem a loss of one star. That said, the owners were great to work with and I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lake home for families of all ages!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home on Big Stone Lake! The owners are very accommodating, and the house is exactly as listed -- and feels even better. The property is very well maintained, and everything you need for a fun stay at the lake is there. The sleeping accommodations are spacious with great storage in each room so you can fully unpack and relax. The common areas are also large with great seating downstairs in the living room, and more seating around the balcony upstairs that opens over the downstairs as well as looking out over the lake. Beautiful views! The proximity of the home to the lake is perfect. We also found the parking to be plentiful. Our family will definitely return to this home on Big Stone Lake! It's my favorite!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This Home was Beautiful!!! All we needed to bring was clothes and food! Cabin was totally stocked!! from towels, games, to paper plates! Awesome, so relaxing. Clean, lots of room, comfortable beds, AC and fireplace! The outside was just a great, nice big Fire pit area, sand beach and a tree house for kids (with electric light installed!), shallow water for kids to play in, could not ask for a better place to stay-only problem, we could not stay longer! Owners were so friendly and helpful! I definitely recommend this to anyone! And we will surely book again next summer!! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Cloud Area

Fishing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing! We had 10 guys (4 boats) here for the weekend and there was MORE than enough space in the cabin. The wrap around porch is incredibly suiting for an event like ours. Coolers, cloths, boots, fishing gear and whatever you can think of will find a home in the porch for your stay. The cabin is super clean and updated, one of the guys even said "I'll never have a place this nice". Beds, towels, all kitchen supplies, washer, dryer, grill,,,,all of it was provided and it great shape.

The slope to the lake is very gradual and the lakeshore is super cool. Once you get to the shoreline area (maybe 20 steps from the cabin) there is an awesome bonfire pit with big flat boulders and cool benches with backs to sit on. Between that and the brand new L dock there is about a 35' space where we beached 2 boats. We put a third boat on the dock and beached another on the other side. You could fit more if needed. The lakeshore is very nice and gradual with nothing to be concerned about as you drive the boat away from shore. The public access is a 1 minute drive (if that) and that's in great condition as well. 90% of our fishing was done within a mile or tow of the cabin and the locals will tell you that these areas are hotspots as well.

Aside from everything being so great on the grounds, Jen was so wonderful to work with during the process. She quickly answered any questions (day or night) that we had and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our weekend. I'd book this place again in a heartbeat (and will) and some of the guys are talking about a winter fishing weekend here as well. Overall it was an outstanding experience from the day I inquired about it to when we left the driveway. I'd highly recommend you take a closer look at this place if you want to stay on the lake,, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moorhead, MN

Stay for Family Funeral

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us (ranging in ages from 12 to 78) stayed at this beautiful home for a family funeral. It fit our needs perfectly. The home is spotless and so well organized, the owners have thought of everything. Due to the funeral we didn't get to take advantage of many fun, area activities. I grew up in Ortonville so it was nice that my kids could see all the ice fishing on the lake and play in the tree house-brought back memories of my childhood. Owners are so accommodating and met every need. We would love to plan a little vacation getaway there in the near future. Jen and Sid, you made this difficult time an enjoyable, memorable experience and we thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Hunting Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year that we rented this house during deer hunting. We had 6 adults and 2 children. It was a great weekend hunting and spending time with family and the grandkids.Sid and Jen have gone out there way making our stays very enjoyable. Grandkids love the tree house and the loft area. Looking forward to year #3 next hunting season. Thanks Sid and Jen.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family have enjoyed your time at our lake home and happy that you will be returning again! It's a pleasure to have you as a returning guest.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Fargo, Hector International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lakewood Lodge
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ortonville 18-Hole Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Minnesota Scenic Highway 7
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lakewood Lodge
Car: recommended

Enjoy the best family retreat, summer or winter, in this beautiful four-season lake home! Great space for everyone in this 4-bedroom home with additional sleeping space for the kids in the fun loft. In addition to the 1,900 square feet of living space you will also enjoy the upstairs patio overlooking the lake as well as the wrap-around screened in porch. And if your kids like tree houses they will love to spend the day playing in their own tree house overlooking the lake. Enjoy horeshoes, barbeques, and swimming during the day and then enjoy beachside bonfires at night! And if you like activities, bring your fishing gear to catch some walleye or grab your golf clubs and bikes. Did we mention that Ortonville boasts one of the best 18-hole golf courses in the area and a newly finished bike trail that extends in to the Big Stone Wildlife Refuge? So don't forget to bring your bike, camera, and binoculars. And if you like the arts, take in the fall Art Meander and Corn Festival. Bring your family and friends because our home, and the entire area, has something for everyone!


Rates & Availability

Ortonville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Fall/Winter/Spring
Oct 3 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Rates
May 26 2017 - Oct 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.88%

The above mentioned rates may not apply for the weeks immediately before, during, or following Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

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Ortonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bath #1 - Full bath with tub, shower, toilet, and vanity sink Bath #2 - 3/4 bath with shower, toilet, and vanity sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • One bedroom has a double bed and a bunk bed which is ideal for kids.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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