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Secluded Retreat for 20+ People with Private Lake

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:23
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:7.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Idealic, Secluded, Executive Retreat For 20+ People

100-acre property, including multiple homes and cabins, a small, fish filled lake, river frontage and five miles of trails that cut through the woods. No neighbors, no noise, with lots and lots of wildlife. Property so unique and beautiful, it was written up in the NYTimes:

The structures at Duffy Trails include the original main cabin, a hand-hewn log structure; a guesthouse; a lakeside gazebo; a stone garage with an upstairs apartment; an artist’s studio with a loft-style residential area, and a “kids’ cabin” – a 2,500 square foot building mixing reclaimed timber and mismatched log siding with walls of glass, rusted steel exterior panels, and an earth roof of succulent plants and moss.
The retreat can comfortably accommodate more than 20 people for a weekend in the woods. There’s a sauna, a hot tub, a fishing dock, a tennis court, a basketball court and a horseshoe pit. A lakeside gazebo, screened all around, is a favorite sleeping spot on hot summer nights.
The five miles of 10-foot wide private trails are groomed for x-country skiing and snow shoeing from November until March. Then, after the snow melts, for hiking and biking. The trails climb and swoop under white pines and along the Totagatic River, its brown waters twisting out of sight.

The main, log cabin, the property’s original building, sits above the beach. Inside, under the cedar-shake covered A-frame roof, stained-glass windows refract sunshine into beams, with red and yellow streaking the log walls. Details include built-in shelving, a log staircase leading to a bedroom loft and a stone fireplace with rocks collected by the original owner — a composer — on trips abroad. The downstairs walk-out has a sauna, and a master bath including an extra large whirlpool tub.
The 2,600-square-foot-high art studio cabin has light streaming in from skylights in the 20-foot-high vaulted ceiling.
Walk outside and downhill 200 feet to the kids’ cabin, and the kids in your group can watch cartoons on a plasma TV. Modern touches blend into the cabin’s hybrid North Woods aesthetic, including ceiling-mounted speakers, stainless-steel appliances and a varnished wooden dining table. A stone fireplace hides a staircase heading down to a playroom and bunk beds.
Then there’s the little log cabin – a darling, simple, sleeping quarters for four, including two beds and a log stove – that’s it. No running water.
A quirky perk on this estate is the outhouse – converted from a playhouse. Now it has running water, and a flushing toilet!
The lake is well used, for swimming and fishing (trophy Bass are caught for catch and release, and plenty of pan fish for fish fries,) and if you walk around the lake, where a ski trail loops back, you’ll see the roof lines of the cabins peeking through the trees. Stairs and walkways cut across a hill, connecting cabins.

The lake itself is approximately 15 acres, with a 15' maximum depth. It has a beautiful, sandy swimming beach, and the rest of the lake is terrific for fishing with typical fishing habitat. This is the perfect lake for canoes, kayaks, and an electric pontoon (provided,) but not a lake for motor boats or jet skis.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/14/2016

Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Day Bed in Sun Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    One of two bedrooms in the Kids' Cabin...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 king

    One of two bedrooms in the Kids' Cabin...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 4 bunk bed

    Four Bunkbeds in Bunk Room of walkout bsmnt of Kids' Cabin...moreless

  • Bedroom 10: 1 queen

    Main room of Little Log Cabin - no bathroom!...moreless

  • Bedroom 11: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeping Futon in Gazebo by beach - no bathroom of course...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Loft Bedroom in Main Log Cabin...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Loft Bedroom in Artist's Studio...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 queen

    This bedroom is in Auger's Retreat which is a studio cabin...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 1 king

    Loft Bedroom in Little Log Cabin - no bathroom in cabin!...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Walk out basement bedroom in Main Log Cabin...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Walkout bsmnt bathroom - also another shower by sauna...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Bathroom in Artist's Studio - Also outdoor shower on deck...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    One of two bathrooms on main level of Kids' Cabin...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    One of two bathrooms in Kids' Cabin...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, tub, shower

    Basement Bathroom by Bunk Room - Kid Friendly!...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, tub

    Bathroom in Auger's Retreat...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet

    Darling Outhouse! With running water!...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Main floor bathroom in Main Log Cabin...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Three Dining Rooms - Main Log Cabin, Artist's Studio, Kids' Cabin - total seating 23+ ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 23 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplaces in Main Log Cabin, Artist's Studio and Kids' Cabin...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Three Full kitchens - in Main Log Cabin, Artist's Studio and Kids' Cabin...moreless

  • Microwave:

    In all kitchens...moreless

  • Oven:

    In all kitchens...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Small electric pontoon - holds 8 Paddle Boat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks 1 canoe...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor Hot Tub next to Main Log Cabin...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,200
$7,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Calendar

Last updated: 10/14/2016
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Duluth International Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 53
Minong, WI, USA
Nearest Beach
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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/14/2016

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Photos

  • Main Log Cabin

    Main Log Cabin

  • Largemouth Bass - 5-1/2 and 6-1/2 lbs - caught w/in 10 min of each other in lake

    Largemouth Bass - 5-1/2 and 6-1/2 lbs - caught w/in 10 min of each other in lake

  • Interior of Main Log Cabin

    Interior of Main Log Cabin

  • Hot tub next to main, log cabin

    Hot tub next to main, log cabin

  • Interior of Artist Studio

    Interior of Artist Studio

  • Kids' Cabin

    Kids' Cabin

  • Basement interior of Kids' Cabin - workout room in back

    Basement interior of Kids' Cabin - workout room in back

  • Interior of Auger's Retreat - above garage

    Interior of Auger's Retreat - above garage

  • Interior loft of Little Log Cabin

    Interior loft of Little Log Cabin

  • Gazebo by beach

    Gazebo by beach

  • Shot of trails in Fall

    Shot of trails in Fall

  • Lake dock in summer

    Lake dock in summer

  • Deck on Main Log Cabin

    Deck on Main Log Cabin

  • Interior loft of Main Log Cabin

    Interior loft of Main Log Cabin

  • Artist's Studio

    Artist's Studio

  • Interior of Artist Studio

    Interior of Artist Studio

  • Interior of Kids' Cabin

    Interior of Kids' Cabin

  • Auger's Retreat - Cabin above the garage

    Auger's Retreat - Cabin above the garage

  • Little Log Cabin - sleeps 4

    Little Log Cabin - sleeps 4

  • Deck on Totagatic River - accessible by trail from cabins

    Deck on Totagatic River - accessible by trail from cabins

  • Tennis Court

    Tennis Court

  • Yellow Raft on Blue Water

    Yellow Raft on Blue Water

  • Skiing the 5 miles of ski trails on the Duffy Estate

    Skiing the 5 miles of ski trails on the Duffy Estate

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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