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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. Thank you for your understanding!

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 a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

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 Northwest

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Former Resort Lodge With Loads Of Character - The Best Family Getaway, Sleeps 24
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great time at the time warp!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lodge for our company yearly getaway. The lodge was truly amazing in the aspect that it is left nearly untouched from the 60's-70's era. The décor is perfect, the lodge was clean, and the amenities were very inviting. The lodge slept 20 adults comfortably, the kitchen allowed us to cook large meals for the group, and the big living room was perfect for group games. We will definitely be back to stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas Gift

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Walker Lodge ! We had a great time on our stay ! This is our Christmas gift to our four children & their families. Instead of gifts we rent a cabin and spend quality family time together. We loved the 9 bedrooms, adults all got their own room, & the beds are very comfortable. As previously owning a bar & restaurant, we loved the gas stove & griddle. We can feed 20 fast with pancakes & french toast. :) We also have a handicapped granddaughter , so the flat access to the lake was much easier. So much room & big kitchen !

Thanks so much,

Glaser Family Christmas

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful facility with lots to do for everyone of all ages. From grandma and grandpa to the younges

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable with lots of room for everyone. Each of the 17 of us had comfortable sleeping quarters and we never felt cramped. We spent the days playing in the water, reading inside or outside or on the wonderful screened in porch. The evenings were usually spent by the fire pit after dinners prepared in an awesome kitchen where four or five of us could always cook at once. The owners were very attentive and made sure our needs were met.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year staying at the Lodge. There are several people ( both kids and adults) in our group and the Lodge provides plenty of space to accommodate our large family. The fact that there is 9 bedrooms is a huge bonus!! There is also plenty of pull out sofas. This is the only place that our family has felt like we are all together under one roof. The kitchen is huge and the dinning room is also very large which makes meal times a breeze.. The out door space is beautiful and the screened in porch is a bonus. We have rented several different places in the past and the Lodge seems to be the perfect place for our family. I cannot say enough about the owners Mike and Jen.. Both are a pleasure to work with!! We have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to be with family

  • 5 of 5

We rented Walker's Lodge for our family to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my wife's parents. There were 18 of us for the week. It was a fantastic place to stay. Plenty of room, big kitchen and dining area that easily seated all of us for meals. The fire pit was great as was the use of the pontoon and canoe and stand-up paddle boards. Fishing was a lot of fun for everyone from the smallest (2 year old) to the grandparents. Some vary large bluegill as well as bass and pike, catfish were among the varieties caught that week.

The owners have gone out of their way to make sure that the lodge is well stocked and they were very helpful with all of our questions. The lodge was very clean and tidy. Ample furniture and bedding to accommodate a large family or group. We could not have rented from anyone any more accommodating than they were. We have rented from several VRBO owners and they would rank among the best there is. Once again a great VRBO experience and just as advertised.

Thank you to the Peterson's for allowing our family to stay at the lodge and make lots of memories. This was one of the very best places we have all stayed as a group as it is hard to find a setting that is private and yet large enough to accommodate a big family like we have.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for a Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a reunion of friends and families and the Lodge and it was a great location. There was a ton of space throughout the house for our large group to have room to move around, eat and enjoy the activities. Outside the fire pit, porch and patio allowed us to enjoy the great outdoors. The kitchen was easily able to handle cooking for a large group and there was ample beds for everyone to sleep comfortably.

A great location if you have a lot of people. Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: 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

Danbury Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 6 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 5 2017 - Apr 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.

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