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Year Round Private Retreat on Little Norway Lake

(14 Reviews)

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Last updated: 01/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

After driving through beautiful central Minnesota farm country, visitors are taken by surprise when they reach the thick woods and meandering dirt road that lead to this secluded property on Norway Lake, two hours west of Minneapolis and 20 minutes north of Willmar. The house is situated on a smaller part of Norway Lake, affectionately known as Little Norway, and is accessible to Games Lake to the north and Norway Lake to the south. The house is 'off the grid' 3/4 of a mile down a hard packed dirt road on Little Norway Lake.

Little Norway R&R is 2000 square feet of light-filled space, uncluttered and open, with amenities for a comfortable getaway. The vaulted great room and adjoining sitting room overlook the lake. The master bedroom also faces the lake and has a queen bed and private bath with jetted tub and separate shower. The second and third bedrooms face the front yard and woods beyond, with a queen and two extra long twin beds respectively. There are a total of 2 1/2 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock pot and basic spices and ingredients, and guests are welcome to use the outdoor gas grill. A washer and dryer and are on site. Other features are central air, a gas fireplace, satellite TV, internet, and cell coverage for Verizon and AT&T.

This home shares the west side of Little Norway with just three other properties. Summer guests enjoy a mowed yard with patio, fire pit with provided logs and kindling, screened porch, and private lake shore. An environmentally friendly shoreline buffer zone consisting of native plants was installed by Prairie Restorations, Inc. in 2013. Fish off the dock or use the two kayaks or the canoe to explore the chain of lakes. Paddle through the narrow channel into Games Lake then over to its excellent swimming beach. The more adventurous can continue into Swan Lake with a quick portage. Take a morning run or an evening walk through the woods out to the main road, a 3 mile loop.

There is much to do in the area including shopping, a winery, a craft brewery, live theater, music, golfing, birding, farmers’ markets, biking trails… and the list goes on. The owners can suggest activities based on guests’ interests. Stop by Three Sisters at the Intersection of County Road 9 and Highway 71 (5 miles away) for beautiful locally made furniture and home décor. For those whose tastes run more toward military surplus and live bait, or if you need a fishing license, Pete’s shares the parking lot right next door to Three Sisters. It also has a small convenience store to pick up that forgotten item or a newspaper. Neighboring Sibley State Park has miles of trails, a fishing pier, an interpretive center, and a swimming beach. The Glacial Lakes State trail runs nearby. Bring your bikes and explore all or part of the paved 22 mile route. New London (10 miles away) offers a bakery, ice cream shop, wonderful cafes, unique boutique stores, and for the engineer in the family, an intriguing dam over the Little Crow River. Most Friday nights in the summer, New London hosts a ski show on the Little Crow. Visit the city of Spicer for a houseboat cruise on Green Lake or a casual lunch on the beach at Zorbaz. For an unforgettable evening, make a reservation at Spicer Castle for their famous Murder Mystery Dinner.

For winter visitors, Little Norway R&R is a peaceful retreat. Relax near the two sided gas fireplace, or enjoy miles of nearby snowmobile trails and cross country skiing.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/02/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Half Bath: toilet


  • Two full baths, one half bath. Half bath shares space with a washer and dryer....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Located on the west side of Norway Lake, just to the south of Games Lake. There are only three other docks on this side of the lake....moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in rural Kandiyohi County, this property and surrounding areas offer a slice of south central Minnesota with prairie, farmland, lakes, woods, wetlands, and vibrant small towns....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a large dining table in the great room. The kitchen includes a counter with two stools. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two sided gas fireplace for use in the living room and in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Garage:

    one stall available, plenty of parking on circle driveway...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Local Calls Only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    detergent on site...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    filters provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    basic cooking and serving dishes, blender, crockpot...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    flour, sugar, oil, basic spices, plastic wrap, foil, napkins...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two kayaks and canoe with life vests ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 30 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
May 15 - Sep 17, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6.875%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/02/2017
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  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Early Spring

    Early Spring

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Window seat by entry

    Window seat by entry

  • Kitchen


  • Guest Bedroom with two extra long twins

    Guest Bedroom with two extra long twins

  • patio


  • Stairway to Lake

    Stairway to Lake

  • Fishing off the Dock

    Fishing off the Dock

  • Spying on the Loon Nest

    Spying on the Loon Nest

  • blue spotted salamander

    blue spotted salamander

  • back of house

    back of house

  • Back of house from the lake

    Back of house from the lake

  • Gas Fireplace, Satellite  TV, Internet

    Gas Fireplace, Satellite TV, Internet

  • One Step Down into the Sitting Room/Den

    One Step Down into the Sitting Room/Den

  • Master Bedroom with queen bed, gas fireplace & full bath

    Master Bedroom with queen bed, gas fireplace & full bath

  • Guest Bedroom with queen

    Guest Bedroom with queen

  • Screened Porch

    Screened Porch

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

  • Visit New London for great shopping and restaurants.

    Visit New London for great shopping and restaurants.

  • Taking a walk on the lake.

    Taking a walk on the lake.

VRBO #563156

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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