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A Piece of Heaven on Earth

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Front view of the West Wing and hand-shaped stone wall features.

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Rustic, renovated-2 bedrooms, Great room (2 beds), sun room, new bathroom

A peaceful and picturesque retreat awaits you at the West Wing on Blanche. We are on the north shore and enjoy southern exposure overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Blanche. Across these waters you will find undeveloped shorelines and secluded sandy beaches in the wilderness environment bordering Glendalough State Park. This peaceful shoreline is located on some of the most remote parts of the park. It's a wonderful, inspiring place to beachcomb, kayak or just kick back at the water’s edge. You can relax, watch eagles fly overhead, see fish jumping, catch a glimpse of a deer coming down for a cool drink, enjoy the sweet smell of honeysuckle and listen to loons sing out to each other as the sunset colors fill the sky. The West Wing on Blanche is the perfect place to slow life’s pace while you reconnect with yourself, loved ones or enjoy a rejuvenating couple’s get away.

The West Wing on Blanche is committed to providing a wholesome, mellow environment that leaves guests with a memorable experience. The 'West Wing' is on the west side of a large lakeside retreat which spans three lake lots and is closed off from the other side; much like a beautiful twin-home at the lake. The other side is not available for rent which further enhances your experience and sense of privacy during your stay. The West Wing does not lend itself to a resort-type environment with rental cabins and constant turnover of strangers all around. Crowds of visitors, loud parties or other disruptive activities that interfere with the tranquil experience the West Wing on Blanche was created for are not allowed. These high standards, maximum of six guests (four of which may be adults-renters/visitors combined), the rustic ambiance of our accommodations and all the beauty the West Wing offers lends itself to an elite level vacation experience at a very affordable price.

Our lake country retreat overlooks the lake and has been newly renovated while holding on to it's rustic charm of bygone years. The West Wing has a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances, furnishings and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay.

The West Wing is a rustic setting that has maintained the lake cabin feel with style and modern ameneties. We have a large open floor plan for the living area, dining and kitchen. The great room area also has two very comortable fold-out futons. Step up into the sunroom overlooking the lake. From there you enter the master suite which is finished off in natural colors, wood, and rustic decor.

We have a maximum limit of 6 guests (four of which may be adults-renters/visitors combined) at the West Wing at any given time. Though some resorts have higher limits, often with less square footage, we wish to provide an elite style stay at an affordable price for people that wish to avoid the crowds and relax in style. It is for this reason that we provide a mellow place free of crowds, loud parties and groups of non-guests who come and go. So kick back and enjoy your stay!

You'll instantly feel relaxed at the West Wing in our clean, comfortable lake home setting. We provide bath towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, utensils, dishes, pots and pans — all the amenities you need for a relaxing retreat.

Some features:
•Queen size memory foam bed in the master bedroom
•Large bedroom 2 has many windows, new furniture and queen bed.
•Two very nice fold out futons (each double bed size) in the great room
•Full kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, microwave, range, coffee maker, toaster
•Indoor fireplace (for ambiance only to avoid smoke odors) & outdoor fire pit
•Dining table and a 2 person nook in the sun room overlooking the lake
•TV, stereo and DVD player
•and more

The West Wing on Blanche offers the perfect base from which to explore the great outdoors. Let the birdsong wash away all the stresses of daily life.

Take advantage of these great outdoor attractions:
•Golf, Golf, Golf...
•Patio with barbecue grill
•Outdoor fire pit
•Hiking and biking trails
•Fishing is great on Blanche
•Great hunting
•Kayaking
•Sailing
•Glendalough State Park
•Inspiration Peak
•Horse riding stables
•and much, much more!

Or for those wanting to stay close to home, just hang out at the West Wing's large lake side yard for some yard games, picnic or play along the 140 feet of private lake shore.


Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1108 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom- Master: 1 queen

    Memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    New in 2013 with a meditation area just outside the door...moreless

  • The master bedroom has a large window, and is finished in real hand-crafted pine lumber on lower walls and ceiling. It also has 'livable green' colors to add to the sense of rejuvenation after a great night's sleep. The rustic decor, ceiling fan, wall sconces and art further create a feeling of nature's pace. The queen bed is a real jewel as it forms to your body as only a top quality memory foam mattress can do. Bedroom 2 (newly constructed in 2013) has a queen bed, lots of large windows, and rustic lighting, sconces and ceiling fan. The vaulted pine ceiling, merges with the textured livable green walls which transition to hand split stone and pine walls to the floor. It is artful These bedrooms (1&2) also have air conditioning for those hot summer nights. The great room has 2 very nice fold out double-sized futons with extra thick mattresses that are really comfortable. Fitted sheets and bedding is supplied. You won't find all of this in your usual rental or resort...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Newly renovated...moreless

  • The bathroom has been entirely renovated to include beautifully tiled flooring and walls, new shower, toilet, sink vanity and all the rest. The feel reflects nature. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lake Blanche is unlike any other lake in the heart of lakes country. Many of the surrounding lakes are nice but Lake Blanche is very special in many ways. We are the first lake down stream from Glendalough State Park. Our water comes from the waters that have been protected in the park for many years. Lake Blanche also is very undeveloped as most of the south shore is remote park lands and an enchanting place to beach comb and soak up the sun. The area was also home to Native Americans and remains home to many treasures from the past (you might find an arrowhead when you're beach-combing). The wildlife, history (American presidents have vacationed in the park), and beauty that surrounds Lake Blanche is beyond words. Our pristine waters, rich history, natural environment, sandy shorelines, lake bottom, and comfort of the West Wing will undoubtedly make you feel 'presidential' in a laid back sort of way! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    magazines, books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    room for meditation or games, Rustic log table, art and peaceful environment......moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Located on the north shore, warm southern exposure on 140 feet of pristine lake shore with clear water and sandy bottom. Open view of lake and undeveloped, remote shoreline of Glendalough State Park....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Open plan with windows overlooking the lake. Breakfast nook for 2 up in Sun room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air to master bed, bath area and sunroom, which also cools the great room area. Bedroom 2 has separate A/C. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Ambiance only - no fires for safety and avoidance of smoke for our guests with allergies....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Great room with black-out curtains for guests sleeping on futons....moreless

  • Parking:

    private drive...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, washcloths, hand towels, floor mat only. (Not for beach use.)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is open for easy cooking. Recently renovated to include new counter tops, sink, flooring, backsplash, wine rack, lighting, and more. It adds to the rustic feel while being modern....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    14' Lund boat, 15hp motor, @ dock side rents for $45/day. Great for fishing (anchor, carpeted flat floor, pedestal seat, one tank included...)or just for exploring. Minimum rental-3 day....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with table/umbrella and chairs to seat six....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several golf courses near by...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks (2) with paddles to use at no extra cost. Paddle boat to use at no extra cost ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard beautifully landscaped....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    LP gas...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    New Otter Island Raft, has table and reclining seats, noodles, diving masks, assorted life jackets......moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$245 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6.875%

Notes:

A rental deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of the signed rental agreement and 50% rental deposit. Rental balance, sales tax (6.875%) and damage/security deposit are due no later than 14 days prior to your reserved check-in date. Cancellation requires 60 day written notice for 50% of your rental deposit to be refunded.

Maximum guests: 6


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Battle Lake
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Battle Lake
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Balmoral Golf Course
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Detroit Lakes
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Co. Hwy. 128
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Elmer's Texas BBQ
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Andes Tower Hills
Battle Lake, MN, USA
Nearest Beach
on property, on Lake Blanche

Car: Necessary

A peaceful and picturesque retreat awaits you at this cabin named the West Wing on Blanche. We are on the north shore and enjoy southern exposure overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Blanche. Across these waters you will find undeveloped shorelines and secluded sandy beaches in the wilderness environment bordering Glendalough State Park. This peaceful shoreline is located on some of the most remote parts of the park. It's a wonderful, inspiring place to beachcomb, kayak or just kick back at the water’s edge. You can relax, watch eagles fly overhead, see fish jumping, catch a glimpse of a deer coming down for a cool drink, enjoy the sweet smell of honeysuckle and listen to loons sing out to each other as the sunset colors fill the sky. The West Wing on Blanche is the perfect place to slow life’s pace while you reconnect with yourself, loved ones or enjoy a rejuvenating couple’s get away.

The West Wing on Blanche is committed to providing a wholesome, mellow environment that leaves guests with a memorable experience. The 'West Wing' is on the west side of a large lakeside retreat which spans three lake lots and is closed off from the other side; much like a beautiful twin-home at the lake. The other side is not available for rent which further enhances your experience and sense of privacy during your stay. The West Wing does not lend itself to a resort-type environment with rental cabins and constant turnover of strangers all around. Crowds of visitors, loud parties or other disruptive activities that interfere with the tranquil experience the West Wing on Blanche was created for are not allowed. These high standards, the rustic ambiance of our accommodations and all the beauty the West Wing offers lends itself to an elite level vacation experience at a very affordable price.

Visit for yourself and find out why so many people refer to the West Wing on Blanche as a 'piece of heaven on earth.'

Area Attractions for our guests include: Glendalough and Maplewood State Parks, Inspiration Peak, numerous historical attractions, several premium golf courses, Shady Oaks Riding Stables, boutiques, antique stores, art galleries, Red Horse Ranch rodeos and events, A Center for the Arts live musical/theatric performances, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, mutiple summer community celebrations (Watermelon Days, Chief Wenonga Days, Flekkefest...), WeFest (top stars country music festival), 10,000 Lakes Festival, fishing tournaments, concerts in the park, turtle races, Phelps Mill, river tubing, sailboat lessons and rentals, jet ski rentals, country fairs, and countless other attractions.

 

Owner info


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • Front view of the West Wing and hand-shaped stone wall features.

    Front view of the West Wing and hand-shaped stone wall features.

  • The blue water and sky, boat at rest and secluded state park shore beyond.

    The blue water and sky, boat at rest and secluded state park shore beyond.

  • Watch the fish, hear the loons sing while sitting under the big shade tree.

    Watch the fish, hear the loons sing while sitting under the big shade tree.

  • Fishing is great on Blanche!

    Fishing is great on Blanche!

  • Guests enjoy floating over the pristine waters and sandy bottom by the dock.

    Guests enjoy floating over the pristine waters and sandy bottom by the dock.

  • Kitchen area.

    Kitchen area.

  • Master bedroom with memory foam mattress, hand-crafted woodwork.

    Master bedroom with memory foam mattress, hand-crafted woodwork.

  • Rustic greatroom with hand-shaped stones, new futons and furnishings.

    Rustic greatroom with hand-shaped stones, new futons and furnishings.

  • Sunroom wall, breakfast nook over looking the lake.

    Sunroom wall, breakfast nook over looking the lake.

  • Rec room and lounging area to have a quiet meal or just ponder...

    Rec room and lounging area to have a quiet meal or just ponder...

  • Rent14' Lund boat, 15hp motor, dock side location and first tank of gas included

    Rent14' Lund boat, 15hp motor, dock side location and first tank of gas included

  • A dock full of fun or just lounge under the umbrella and watch the world go by!

    A dock full of fun or just lounge under the umbrella and watch the world go by!

  • Out for a day sail.

    Out for a day sail.

  • Fire pit down by the lake.

    Fire pit down by the lake.

  • Warm clear water, sandy bottom, lots of sun and laughter is what it's all about!

    Warm clear water, sandy bottom, lots of sun and laughter is what it's all about!

  • Front quartering shot of the West Wing.

    Front quartering shot of the West Wing.

  • Rustic but updated West Wing kitchen area.

    Rustic but updated West Wing kitchen area.

  • Pondering important things in life like searching for arrowheads and shells.

    Pondering important things in life like searching for arrowheads and shells.

  • Very nice new tiled bathroom with rounded glass shower reflected in mirror.

    Very nice new tiled bathroom with rounded glass shower reflected in mirror.

  • Large BR #2, bed faces wall of windows, calm natural vibe, hand shaped stones...

    Large BR #2, bed faces wall of windows, calm natural vibe, hand shaped stones...

  • Secluded sandy shores and forest of south Blanche where others seldom roam.

    Secluded sandy shores and forest of south Blanche where others seldom roam.

  • Another HAPPY West Wing family and memories to keep, along with a pile of fish!

    Another HAPPY West Wing family and memories to keep, along with a pile of fish!

  • West Wing on Lake Blanche for special memories!

    West Wing on Lake Blanche for special memories!

  • Blanche Lake pike fishing is great!

    Blanche Lake pike fishing is great!

VRBO #471248

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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