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Former Resort Lodge With Loads Of Character - The Best Family Getaway, Sleeps 24

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

We will begin booking SUMMER 2018 one year from the date of inquiry, in order to allow our returning guests the opportunity to keep their standing date from year to year. If they do not, we will open the week up to another guest. We book Saturday - Saturday in the summer months. Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in our lodge!

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.

More Details

Jennifer Peterson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Jennifer Peterson

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!

Jennifer Peterson purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Jennifer Peterson chose Danbury

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!


Danbury Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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


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Former Resort Lodge With Loads Of Character - The Best Family Getaway, Sleeps 24
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Big enough for a family of 17, and then some!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late on Friday for a late Christmas weekend with my Mom and Dad and 2 brothers. There were a total of 17 of us. The lodge is expansive, and there are enough bedrooms to sleep us all, with extra bunks for kids. We were there in January 2018, and the first night it was -28 degrees. The furnace's all ran, all night, but they kept us warm. The kitchen and dining area is ginormous and we were all able to eat together. It's a winner! -Dan

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas At The Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at The Lodge and once again it was fabulous ! The guys were thrilled catching 15 in crappies ! We had wonderful time enjoying every part of the lodge. We love that 7 bedrooms are all upstairs and very comfortable. Love the big restaurant oven & grill, was great for fixing meals for 20 people. Lots of space for lounging, enjoying the fireplace, & so much room for the little ones to run around. Jennifer is so wonderful to deal with and making sure our stay was perfect ! I think we've found our yearly spot :)

Thanks so much !


  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin for a large group

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this cabin with a large group of friends for an early thanksgiving and couldn’t be happier. The huge dining room was great for a large dinner and the kitchen was a dream. I can’t wait to come back! Oh, the one thing I would recommend bringing that’s not called out is a speaker (or two) if you want to listen to music. We had two Bluetooth speakers there and it worked perfectly so each room where people were gathering had music.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was more than what we could hope for. It's large and spacious with plenty of activities and games available. We went during the colder months, limiting our water activities, but was able to take advantage of the pontoon and paddle boats. Yard was decent-sized; we were able to set up team relays without any problems.

Jennifer Peterson and her family were very understanding and willing to work with us. They were very responsive in a timely manner and pleasant. They truly wanted us to have a wonderful time and we did! Definitely would recommend this lodge to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous lodge, wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

The character and beauty of the lodge are not done justice by the photos. It is so unique, and the location is just beautiful. Mike and Jen are amazing. No detail is left unattended to. I highly recommend this lodge to anyone - romantic weekends away or special events. We will come back again and again. Thank you so much for an unforgettable time!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to get the whole family together

  • 4 of 5

After our first stay at Walker's Lodge, we hope to return again next year! The lodge very comfortably accommodated twenty members of our family (fifteen adults and five kids), and we had a blast swimming, boating, eating together, and sitting around the fire pit at night. The Petersons provide amazing amenities (among them a boat and other water equipment and toys), and there are many touches at the lodge that illustrate their warm sense of hospitality. The drawbacks are minor in comparison: the vintage furniture isn't always comfortable, and the old stove is difficult to use safely.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Voyageur Village
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
WI Hwy 77
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee - all stays $350 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.5%

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.