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Former Resort Lodge with Loads of Character - the Best Family Getaway, Sleeps 24

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Front of lodge, with expansive lawn, large screened-in porch, patio and fire pit

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:26
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

9 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Great Room With Fireplace And Bar On Beautiful Nicaboyne Lake

Formerly a resort lodge built in 1958, Walker's Lodge has been updated and remodeled and is the ideal year-round vacation home for families and groups to make memories. And we've recently been the location in the making of a film (but we're not allowed to release details yet)!

The air-conditioned lodge sits on 290 acre Nicaboyne Lake, which is a fun, fully recreational lake between 10am-5pm. The area feels more peaceful than some of the other lakes in the area as the east side of the lake is undeveloped. When you look out to the lake from the lodge and beach it somewhat resembles the boundary waters. The lodge is set back from neighboring cabins, which were originally part of the resort, and is nestled in the woods, offering privacy. Its expansive front lawn is perfect for yard games like softball, kickball, tug of war, etc. The yard also has a shuffleboard and a horseshoe pit. Kids love the large play set, too!

The great room of the lodge has a lovely stone fireplace, large bar (which was originally the check-in desk), and a piano. The dining room offers seating for 30 and is full of large windows and light. As the resort was a fully functional restaurant at one point, it also has a commercial kitchen perfect for making meals together. Right off of the kitchen is the former lodge owner’s private quarters, which has an additional living room, full bathroom, and two bedrooms. It also has a separate entrance with an amazing screened-in porch, paver patio, Weber grill, and fire pit.

Right off of the great room and facing the woods is a second screened-in porch, where many love to read and relax during rain showers. The porch has a daybed with trundle for those who want to sleep closer to nature.

Up the stairs from the great room are 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 4 with queen beds and 1 with a full-sized bed. On the other side of the hall, facing the woods are two bunk rooms (full over full bunks - can sleep 4 children each very comfortably - or 2 adults each). There are also 2 full baths on this side of the hall, marked as ladies and gentlemen. :) The total square footage of the property is close to 5000.

Rentals include the use of a canoe, paddleboat, and Weeres pontoon.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Must be 26 years of age to rent property....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 24-26

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Tons of books!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Many toys for the kids to play with!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Large, level sandy beach with gradual sloping bottom. ...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    At 290 acres, beautiful and clean Nicaboyne Lake offers full recreation and quiet relaxation. Similar to the boundary waters, Nicaboyne has clear, tea-colored water and peaceful surroundings. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    With spacious open areas both inside and out and plenty of activities on site, there's no need to leave the property. Walker's Lodge is your own, private resort!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on a quiet 5 acre wooded lot. Remote yet within short driving distance to The Main Store (supplies/fishing license). Reasonable drive to shopping, recreational facilities, and medical center...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, water skiing, jet-skiing, tubing, fishing, boating, taking out the paddle boat, and canoeing to your own 'private' island....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Floor to ceiling windows offer loads of light and seating for up to 30 people....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 30 people

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and Keurig available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    This kitchen is amazing. Large griddle and gas burners, huge island perfect for buffet-style meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and cooking oils may be provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators, one in kitchen and one in dining room....moreless

  • Stove:

    Large, original 6-burner stove/ oven/ griddle/ broiler from when the lodge operated as a resort. Owners will instruct on how to light the stove and oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and row boat included in rental....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two stand-up paddle boards, rafts, some inflatables, and sand toys included. We do not provide a tube or tow rope for pulling behind the pontoon. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 2 - Apr 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$450 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
Apr 6 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$500 $525
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jun 4 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,900

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 3 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$500 $525
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee - all stays $350 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Notes:

One week stay required June 15-August 31, unless partial week available. ($450-550/night)

$500/ night over Thanksgiving, X-mas and New Year's holidays.

Additional $350 cleaning fee and refundable $500 security deposit which also acts as damage deposit, reimbursed following departure (less any potential damage expenses).

$500 security deposit refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival in case of cancellation.

Full payment due 45 days in advance.

Flexible fall/winter /spring. Please inquire.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Location

115 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cabaret
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Voyageur Village
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
WI Hwy 77
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cabaret

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Greetings from The Walker/ Peterson Family! Growing up on Lake Erie, the water and all the activities it offers have been an important staple in our lives. When we moved to the Twin Cities, we knew that a cabin would be in our future. After purchasing Peterson's Playground with Mike's brother, (on Des Moines Lake), we have simply fallen in love with this area and are thrilled to share our dream with you!

Why the Owner Chose Danbury, WI, USA:
From the moment we walked into the lodge for the first time, we felt at home. Its rustic charm and large living areas drew us in, and we could just envision having our friends and family here. It's been fun discovering bits of lodge history (formerly known as Sugg's Resort) as we talk with neighbors and we would love to go back in time to enjoy it in its prime!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • Front of lodge, with expansive lawn, large screened-in porch, patio and fire pit

    Front of lodge, with expansive lawn, large screened-in porch, patio and fire pit

  • Skating rink on the lake.  We LOVE the lodge in the winter!

    Skating rink on the lake. We LOVE the lodge in the winter!

  • Living large at the lodge - beach area (before the new dock)

    Living large at the lodge - beach area (before the new dock)

  • Eat-in kitchen with original dinette

    Eat-in kitchen with original dinette

  • Great room with fireplace, piano, and bar.  The perfect spot for gathering!

    Great room with fireplace, piano, and bar. The perfect spot for gathering!

  • Game room with pool table, Direct TV, and sleeper sofa

    Game room with pool table, Direct TV, and sleeper sofa

  • Back living area (former lodge-owner's quarters) with sleeper sofa.

    Back living area (former lodge-owner's quarters) with sleeper sofa.

  • Queen bedroom in former Lodge Owner's living quarters. Main floor.

    Queen bedroom in former Lodge Owner's living quarters. Main floor.

  • Upstairs bed w/ full. (one of 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 2nd floor) pre new carpet

    Upstairs bed w/ full. (one of 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 2nd floor) pre new carpet

  • Upstairs bed w/ queen. (one of 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 2nd floor) pre new carpet

    Upstairs bed w/ queen. (one of 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 2nd floor) pre new carpet

  • Remodeled Gentlemen's Bathroom (with shower), 2nd floor.

    Remodeled Gentlemen's Bathroom (with shower), 2nd floor.

  • View of the new paver patio with firepit and screened-in porch.

    View of the new paver patio with firepit and screened-in porch.

  • Winter is such a special time here...sledding, skating, fireside stories, cozy.

    Winter is such a special time here...sledding, skating, fireside stories, cozy.

  • Pathway from lodge to beach

    Pathway from lodge to beach

  • Expansive kitchen with gas stove. The griddle makes amazing pancakes and burgers

    Expansive kitchen with gas stove. The griddle makes amazing pancakes and burgers

  • Dining room - currently set to seat 26 (14 main table, 6/ ea. at smaller tables)

    Dining room - currently set to seat 26 (14 main table, 6/ ea. at smaller tables)

  • Great room with fireplace, piano, and bar.  The perfect spot for gathering!

    Great room with fireplace, piano, and bar. The perfect spot for gathering!

  • Woodside screened-in porch with trundle bed (2 twins).

    Woodside screened-in porch with trundle bed (2 twins).

  • New screened in porch dining area!

    New screened in porch dining area!

  • Upstairs bed w/ queen. (one of 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 2nd floor) pre new carpet

    Upstairs bed w/ queen. (one of 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 2nd floor) pre new carpet

  • Upstairs bed w/ queen. (one of 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 2nd floor) pre new carpet

    Upstairs bed w/ queen. (one of 5 lake-facing bedrooms, 2nd floor) pre new carpet

  • One of 2 bunk rooms facing woods (full over full bunks).

    One of 2 bunk rooms facing woods (full over full bunks).

  • Remodeled Ladies Restroom with bath and shower, 2nd floor.

    Remodeled Ladies Restroom with bath and shower, 2nd floor.

  • Early morning at the lodge (my favorite time).

    Early morning at the lodge (my favorite time).

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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