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Technicolor Autumn in a Timeless Cabin - Strawberry Lake Cabin

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 792 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom Main Floor, Loft with Bed & Lakeview, 1 Bath

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 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 house with items that mean a lot to us, collected locally and around the world, and often leave a surprise or two for our guests.

NEW BOATING EXPERIENCE

In the past, guests have asked us if we had a boat and motor they could use. Now, we are excited to announce we do have a boat and motor to help you explore and fish Strawberry Lake! Available for rent, is our 14 ft. fishing boat and 9.9 hp motor at the following flat rates:

2-3 night stays: $90.00 (1st tank of gas free)

4 or more night stays: $190.00 (1st tank of gas free)

Our canoe continues to be available to you at no charge.

If you'd like to learn more about our accredited Strawberry Lake Cabin through the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce, you can find us on the chamber's webpage.

Contact us today to book your fall getaway!

Don & Cheryl Aamodt, Owners

More Details

Owner
Don Aamodt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Don Aamodt

As a farm boy raised on an apple orchard in Stillwater, MN, I grew up loving the outdoors. With my father and grandfather, I spent my childhood hunting, fishing and camping in the woods 'Up North.'

Though my wife (who grew up in Sonoma, CA wine country) and I now live in the Central Valley farming region of California, our love for woods and waters of Minnesota ensures that we make time for yearly visits to Strawberry Lake Cabin. With its tucked-into-the-trees setting next to sparkling, spring-fed Strawberry Lake, we've found no better place in the world for recharging together. And we think you'll agree!

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions about the cabin and the surrounding area of Detroit Lakes - we're happy to help!

What's most important to us is helping you create happy and hopefully lasting vacation memories. If there's any possible way, we can enhance your vacation experience at our property please contact us by phone, text or email...we aim to provide you a first-rate service.

If you'd like more information about us or a more personalized booking process, please visit us at the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce website under the 'Where to Stay' - 'Vacation Homes' link.

Sincerely, Don and Cheryl Aamodt, Owners

Don Aamodt purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Don Aamodt chose Minnesota

When I came to see the lot on Strawberry Lake, I was hooked. This lakefront property - though overgrown and in the need of TLC - captured everything I loved about my youth in Minnesota: a thick cover of trees to mark the passing of the seasons and to keep the cabin secluded, a sandy lakefront for launching canoes, and acres of crystal-clear water. The cabin itself is a new construction - built in 2013 - and provides lots of amenities we didn't have back in my days of camping in the MN woods, including a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a downy bed for restful nights, and radiant heated floors.

What makes this cabin unique

Too many to name! Mostly, we love its Off-The-Beaten-Path secluded feeling, in the dense trees, the big front deck facing the water, the private boat dock, and the lofted bedroom that feels like a treehouse - a place where you can escape the rest of the world for a while.

NEW unigue benefit!...As of the summer of 2017, we have

a 14 ft. fishing boat with a 9.9 hp motor for you to rent at the following flat rates:

2-3 night stays: $90.00 (1st tank of gas free)

4 or more night stays: $190.00 (1st tank of gas free)

Canoe available at no charge.

Amenities

Ogema Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 792 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sunday check in is after 4:00.
  • Traveler agrees to provide Owner with the best contact mobile phone number and email address.
  • Traveler reads, agrees to & electronically signs the rental agreement, including the rental agreement's section "Special Waiver # 6 a, b & c."
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Extra large shower with seat. Shampoo & Soap available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom-Loft 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Portable crib
  • Master bedroom downstairs with queen sized bed. Loft with new 'Casper' queen sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge entrance is a three mile drive from our cabin. Itasca State Park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) is a forty-two mile drive from our cabin. If you'd like a YouTube virtual tour of our Strawberry Lake property, click on the space to the left of the primary photograph on the main page.

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5

Excellent stay at Strawberry Lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Strawberry Lake cabin in late August was very enjoyable. The cabin and property offer a perfect blend of being out in the woods yet has all of the comforts and amenities of home. The cabin was beautiful inside and out, immaculately clean and well stocked for guests all the way down to spices and spare life jackets. Everything there is fashioned for the comfort of guests in mind. The view of the lake and the quiet setting around the cabin are outstanding and very relaxing. A dock and boat lift are provided which were welcome features for us. We definitely will be booking another stay here in the future. I've been coming to Strawberry Lake for 50 years, I'm thrilled to have found this wonderful cabin. The lake in the front yard and a 20 minute rural drive to the unique town of Detroit Lakes with all it has to offer makes staying a no brainer! What a great find up in the Northwoods of Minnesota.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl and I opened our then new Strawberry Lake Cabin to travelers and vacationers in the fall of 2013. We continue to be honored by our guests kind words about they receiving the utmost hospitality before, during and after their stay at our property. Time and time again, we hear our guests remark about the idyllic location and cleanliness of our lake cabin. As Paul said in his review, he appreciated our dock area and boat lift, for which he secured his boat. In the past, guests have asked us if we had a rental boat available. Now, we're excited to announce we have a 14 foot boat, with 9.9 hp motor available to help guests explore or fish the northern reaches of Strawberry Lake. Our canoe with seat backs, continues to be included as a standard amenity during our guests stay at our property. We gauge our success on how well we can help you make your vacation experience memorable.
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5

Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin that has everything you need for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin on the lake. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is gorgeous. We stayed in the loft & the view every morning was beautiful. Everything was easy- easy to book and communicate with the owner and easy to stay. The cabin is well stocked with almost everything you would want. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding cabin...!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin..!! A modern, spacious yet cozy design. Feels very hidden in the woods and oh so quiet... Loved our stay...!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A little remote, a lot of comfort and probably every amenity you could ask for in a cabin on a beautiful lake. Immaculate well designed cabin lives larger than it is technically. Can easily accommodate 4. Wish I owned it.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The absolute perfect place for our honeymoon. We woke up to the sun rising over the lake at our feet, spent hours exploring the lake on the canoe, and relaxed by a fire every evening. Everything we needed was provided and the owners and caretakers were attentive and helpful. Could not recommend this cabin highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Hector International Airport, Fargo, ND
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Richwood Winery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Three Bears Country Club (9 hole)
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak Station, Detroit Lakes, MN
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, MN
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Ice Cracking Lodge
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Maplelag Ski Resort (cross-country skiing)
Car: necessary

Strawberry Lake's pristine water clarity makes it a premiere destination for swimming, boating and fishing. This spring-fed lake provides clean, clear water with 12-15 foot visibility to the lake bottom.

Consider a dawn or dusk trail bike or car ride to nearby Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge; then, walk, run or ride the miles of backwoods trails to view the exceptional array of wildlife - Bald Eagle, Nesting Osprey, Trumpeter Swans, perhaps even a Woodcock or Gray Wolf...all of which we've seen in the refuge, and so many more wildlife viewing wonders.

During the Winter months, Tamarac offers more hiking and wildlife watching on cross-country skis, snowshoes, boots or by car.

Itasca State Park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) is 42 miles from Strawberry Lake Cabin - a lovely 53 minute drive.

Pilots and passengers are welcome - Strawberry Lake is a float plane accessible lake.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.38%

$300.00 damage/security deposit is refundable.

Extra person fee applies to over four quests.

14 ft. fishing boat with 9.9 hp motor available at these flat
rates:
2-3 night stays: $90.00 (1st tank of gas free)
4 or more night stays: $190.00 (1st tank of gas free)
Canoe available free of charge

The "My Standard Rate" of $205.00 is the average nightly rental rate for all four seasonal rates.

The rental amount displayed for the Traveler on our homepage, is a default setting set by HomeAway/VRBO. It may not accurately reflect the actual avg./night cost of $190.00.

Credit cards are accepted; payments by personal check are also accepted.

A Service Fee is collected and retained by VRBO when payments are made using a credit card.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm M - Sat. & 4:00 pm Sun.; Check-out time is 11:00 am

Don & Cheryl Aamodt, Owners, Strawberry Lake Cabin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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