Few places can brag about autumns as astonishingly brilliant as the ones we enjoy Up North in the wilds of Minnesota.
And, this log cabin, built by local Minnesota craftsmen in 2013 and tucked into a wooded lot bordering Strawberry Lake, welcomes you to a cozy getaway right in the center of some of the country’s most vivid fall beauty.
FALL COLOR TAKES CENTER STAGE
Every window at our Strawberry Lake Cabin frames a kaleidoscopic view of trees bursting into red, yellow, and orange. This is especially true of the cathedral windows encompassing the entire front of the cabin—from the main living area to the lofted bedroom. The vaulted ceiling and knotty pine/basswood walls increases the splendor of this part of the cabin, which also overlooks glittering Strawberry Lake.
Cozy up on the bench on the spacious deck facing the lake—a steamy mug of hot chocolate or coffee in hand—while the birds in the bright trees and on the mirrored water sing their last songs before heading south.
Or, on a sun-drenched day, sear some burgers on the gas grill and enjoy them on the screened porch. Then have a bonfire as the late-day sun’s gold light filters through the trees.
Did we mention the radiant, in-floor and wall heating? Nothing beats it on a chilly autumn morning, or when you return from a crisp afternoon hike. Leave your boots at the door and give your toes a treat!
A RETREAT FOR COUPLES, FRIENDS & FAMILIES
Couples love it here at our Strawberry Lake Cabin. Experience the easy romance of tucking into nature together and shaking off the stresses of everyday life. Unbound lake views greet you in the morning from the cozy, lofted bedroom, and a clear Minnesota sky full of stars lulls you into a deep sleep.
Plenty of autumn activities await active couples here, from hiking through golden forests, to biking lovely back roads, to exploring the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (just 3 miles from the cabin) as the animals scurry to prepare for the long winter ahead.
Friends’ getaways—complimented by a bottle of Minnesota wine, maybe?—find a wonderful setting here, as well.
And families find a home-away-from home at Strawberry Lake Cabin. We have a highchair, a baby crib, and a washer/dryer for warm, fresh clothes for everyone mid-week.
No matter who you’re traveling with, we highly recommend a canoe trip out on Strawberry Lake. We provide the canoe for you! And the water here is calm and peaceful, with less motorboat traffic than on many of the lakes in this area. Not to mention the water clarity: spring-fed Strawberry Lake is so clear, you can see almost 17 feet straight down to the bottom!
MAKE NEW MEMORIES WITH US
There’s a timeless quality to Strawberry Lake and Northern Minnesota. As the setting for many of my own happy childhood memories (and the place where I proposed to my wife), the woods and lakes Up North hold a special place in my heart. I love being able to share the magic of this place with others—at a cabin built by people who live here in the area, too.
We’ve decorated the cabin with items that mean a lot to us, collected locally and around the world, and often leave a surprise or two for our guests.
Our complimentary canoe may be the slower pace your seeking for birding, photography and simply slowing the conversation while leisurely paddling our nearby bay.
If exploring or fishing the northern reaches of Strawberry Lake appeals to you, we now have the option of a 14 ft. Lund boat and ‘whisper quiet’ 9.9 hp four-stroke motor available at a flat rate.
To learn more about us and our accredited Strawberry Lake Cabin through the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce, you can find us on the Chamber's webpage.
If you’d like to capture the essence of that “feeling of premium” – a mist in the air or sheen that validates your choice to stay with us, contact us today to book your fall getaway!
Don & Cheryl Aamodt, Owners