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Winter Wonderland in a Classic, Cozy Cabin - Strawberry Lake Cabin

(17 Reviews)

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Wall of windows, deck and screened porch - cabin looks out onto Strawberry Lake.

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

Here Up North, we know about winter. How to get cozy, enjoy good company, and, of course, how to deeply appreciate the downy white blanket of snow that envelops us for several months of the year.

With our winter smarts and fondness for the season, we created what we think is the ideal wintertime getaway here at Strawberry Lake Cabin.

Built in 2013 by local Minnesota craftsmen, our cabin’s floors boast radiant heat (great for defrosting your toes after a snowy hike), its comfy indoor spaces are great for long conversations and warm drinks, and its brand-new kitchen encourages you to prepare some snowed-in comfort food together.

Not to mention the world of winter activities waiting just outside the cabin. Watch thick snowflakes drift to the snow-blanketed ground and frozen lake through the prism of the cabin’s cathedral windows, which reach from the living area to the lofted bedroom. Then venture out to explore the glittering, snowbound landscape for yourself!



A RETREAT FOR COUPLES, FRIENDS & FAMILIES

Couples love it here at our Strawberry Lake Cabin—no matter the season.

Experience the easy romance of tucking into nature together and shaking off the stresses of everyday life. From the cozy, lofted bedroom, views of an unpolluted Minnesota sky full of stars will lull you into a deep sleep, and a winter wonderland will greet you in the morning.

When you and your sweetheart are ready to venture out, a whole slew of winter activities await. From ice fishing, to traversing 250 miles of snowmobiling trails, to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing across beautiful landscapes…including at lovely Pine Lake in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, just 3 miles from the cabin, or at the winter-sports haven Maplelag Resort, located 6 miles away.

Friends’ getaways of two to four people—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.

If the conditions are just right, Strawberry Lake will offer up one of winter’s classic treats--ice-skating! If it’s cold outside, but not buried in snow, you can hit the ice, and afterward, build a bonfire in the outdoor fire-pit and sip hot chocolate beside the warming flames. Unfortunately, our fickle winters don’t always allow for this, but keep an eye on the lake if you visit to see if it’s a possibility!

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.

We’d love to have you here at our version of paradise in Strawberry Lake!

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 792 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 or older to rent this property....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Portable crib and ciao! baby highchair available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom-Loft 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Portable crib...moreless

  • Master bedroom downstairs with queen sized bed. Loft with new 'Casper' queen sized bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Extra large shower with seat. Shampoo & Soap available.

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    CD Player & AM/FM Radio...moreless

  • Television:

    For viewing Blu-Ray/DVD's only....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Classic, drama, action, comedy, family & kid-friendly DVD's available....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Cabin on Strawberry Lake - 150 ft. of shoreline. Natural wetland area with resident wildlife; groomed area leading to dock and sandy-bottomed lake. ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Kitchen table seats four comfortably. Kitchen island seats three. TV trays available. Outdoor deck table seats six....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant in-floor heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-fi internet connection available May 1 to October 31. For other dates, additional Internet costs may apply....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Vehicles and boat trailer space...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry Soap provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    w/ Coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    12' X 24' lake view open deck. 8' x 26' lake view screened porch....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe, with seat back rests, available...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flower garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal and propane grills. Charcoal and lighter fluid provided. Propane gas tank also provided. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Nov 1 - Apr 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
$990
Early Season
Apr 28 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$190 $215
Fri, Sat
$1,105
Summer Season
Jun 2 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$210 $235
Fri, Sat
$1,370
Late Season
Sep 6 - Nov 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$190 $215
Fri, Sat
$1,105

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Tax Rate 7.375%

Notes:

$300.00 damage/security deposit is refundable.

Extra person fee applies to over four quests.

Credit cards are accepted, but payment by personal check is preferred.

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:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

79 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hector International Airport, Fargo, ND
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Richwood Winery
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Three Bears Country Club (9 hole)
23 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station, Detroit Lakes, MN
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, MN
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ice Cracking Lodge
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: 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! Sincerely, Don and Cheryl Aamodt

Why the Owner Chose Ogema, MN, USA:
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 throughout.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Wall of windows, deck and screened porch - cabin looks out onto Strawberry Lake.

    Wall of windows, deck and screened porch - cabin looks out onto Strawberry Lake.

  • Serene view of the lake at dusk from our dock - our canoe waiting for adventure.

    Serene view of the lake at dusk from our dock - our canoe waiting for adventure.

  • Kitchen view.

    Kitchen view.

  • View of living room area.

    View of living room area.

  • View of loft above from the living room/kitchen area.

    View of loft above from the living room/kitchen area.

  • Master bedroom downstairs.

    Master bedroom downstairs.

  • Spacious loft with ceiling fan - knotty pine from floor to ceiling

    Spacious loft with ceiling fan - knotty pine from floor to ceiling

  • View from loft toward kitchen, living room and deck areas.

    View from loft toward kitchen, living room and deck areas.

  • 1500 acre Strawberry Lake as viewed through cathedral windows and deck of cabin.

    1500 acre Strawberry Lake as viewed through cathedral windows and deck of cabin.

  • Fog lifting over Strawberry Lake at sunrise.

    Fog lifting over Strawberry Lake at sunrise.

  • Snowscape view of the lake from the cabin.

    Snowscape view of the lake from the cabin.

  • Picture yourself on the deck with a drink, taking in the views of the lake.

    Picture yourself on the deck with a drink, taking in the views of the lake.

  • Twilight view of lighted cabin and deck.

    Twilight view of lighted cabin and deck.

  • View of kitchen from the living room area, with screened porch in the distance.

    View of kitchen from the living room area, with screened porch in the distance.

  • Living room with view of stairs to the loft.

    Living room with view of stairs to the loft.

  • Bathroom with large shower & adjacent to master bedroom

    Bathroom with large shower & adjacent to master bedroom

  • Loft with queen size Casper mattress & IKEA bed frame

    Loft with queen size Casper mattress & IKEA bed frame

  • Loft showing tempered glass security railings: Unobscured views of lake.

    Loft showing tempered glass security railings: Unobscured views of lake.

  • Screened porch with view of the lake & woods

    Screened porch with view of the lake & woods

  • 1500 acre Strawberry Lake from our dock

    1500 acre Strawberry Lake from our dock

  • Trumpeter Swans with cygnets in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.

    Trumpeter Swans with cygnets in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Public access boat launch - 2/10 of a mile from our cabin.

    Public access boat launch - 2/10 of a mile from our cabin.

  • Winter at Strawberry Lake.  Warm and toasty inside, with our in-floor heating.

    Winter at Strawberry Lake. Warm and toasty inside, with our in-floor heating.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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