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Experience the Northwoods in Luxury on Spring-Fed Muskie Bay

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Century Old Estate with 2,500 feet of shoreline on Lake Osswinnamakee

Sitting on 25 acres of private shoreline in northern Minnesota's leading vacation destination, this Arts & Crafts lakefront estate home built by the descendants of Frank Lloyd Wright is truly magnificent. Abutting the Crow Wing State Forest, this stunning property provides a high degree of privacy on one of the nation's cleanest lakes. The main lodge, modeled after the style of renowned architects Greene & Greene, was built in 2003 and won that year’s national award for Best New Residence, as well as being featured in a number of publications. The history of the property dates back to 1917, when the original cottage was constructed for use as a family retreat. Refurbished in 2003, the cottage now serves as a caretaker's house.

The property is rich in both Native American history and sublime natural beauty. Located on the shores of Muskie Bay, the estate is situated on Lake Ossawinnamakee, considered one of the best bass fishing lakes in the state, and is within a short drive from the country's largest Native American reservations. Reflective of the region’s history, the site was the center of the 1799 war between the Ojibwa and Dakota tribes, and the home is appropriately decorated with many pieces of Native American artifacts from both traditions.

In addition to the main lodge, caretakers quarters and sauna there are two docks. The property is located in close proximity to many activities in the area, including world-class golf courses, water sports, fishing and hunting. Available for additional rates are a cook, massage therapist, and yoga instructor, all of whom are committed to making your holiday relaxing, effortless and fun.
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, mandarin, Japanese
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 8000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Not Suitable For Children

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10-14

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Full views of Lake Ossawinnamakee from every room in every building. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The Propert is on 2800 ft of shoreline on a point surrounded by spring water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pontoon daily $200
  • Two Jet skis daily $150
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning $250

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: 05/26/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Deacon's Lodge
115 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Minnesota 25

Car: Recommended

Five miles to Crosslake town center and 9 miles to Pequot Lakes town center.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1917

About the owner: John Wright is the former editor of The Wall Street Journal in Asia and makes Hong Kong and New York his home. A native of Minnesota, Mr. Wright Is the founder of American Est ate Villas, a company dedicated to luxury accommodations in key American cultural and heritage destinations.

Why the Owner Chose Breezy Point, MN, USA:
This secluded property is rarely available to vacationers.

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, mandarin, Japanese
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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