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Osage Schoolhouse: Renovated, Sleeps 23, Spacious and Comfortable

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A Vacation Home Near Straight Lake, Park Rapids/Itasca Area, ATV/Snowmobile Trl

Fully renovated in 2015, this former school house is the perfect gathering place for large groups of friends, family, or coworkers. It has lots of table space for games, crafts, viewing trail maps, and planning your next business venture. Enjoy the big screen TV and Wi-Fi or take advantage of the many outdoor recreation options in the area. Osage Schoolhouse has plenty of space to eat, sleep, and play!

BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS...... 5 bedrooms and 2 bunk rooms, 16 beds sleep 23, plus room for portable child beds, with 3 full baths and 2 half baths. Linens and towels are provided as well as a washer and drier.

DINING & KITCHEN...... The dining area seats 32 at four large tables and a bar height counter. Additional seating for 8 in adjoining room. The kitchen is designed for large groups and includes two refrigerators, two ovens, a five-burner stove, with tons of pans/dishes and space to work. There is a third refrigerator on the lower level and a propane grill on the deck, with 2 picnic tables outside.

LIVING ROOMS..... Huge main floor living room has comfortable seating, large wall TV, DVD, board games, desk, computer, printer, and more. The lower level has a second living area.

Wi-Fi and plenty outlets to charge your devices.

Gas, snacks, liquor, dinning, auto and ATV/snowmobile repair, post office, church, boat landing, beach, and picnic shelter are all available right in Osage with groceries and everything else available in Park Rapid (10 miles) and Detroit Lakes (35 miles).

Snowmobile/ATV trails and the Lake Country Scenic Byway connect to the parking lot which is large enough for 12 vehicles plus trailers.

Hike, bike, fish, hunt, ATV, snowmobile, motorcycle, and other recreation options are available at:

...... Straight Lake (0.3 miles)

...... Smokey Hills State Forest (2 miles)

...... Two Inlets State Forest (4 miles)

...... The Heartland Trail (10 miles)

...... North Country National Scenic Trail (16 miles)

...... Tamarac National wildlife Refuge (17 miles)

...... Paul Bunyan State Forest (30 miles)

...... Itasca State Park (32 miles)

More information is available on our website OsageSchoolhouse(dot)com

Keywords: Vacation Home, Year-Around, Weekend, Renovated, Spacious, Osage, Park Rapids, Itasca, Groups, Reunions, Teambuilding, Retreats, Wedding Parties, ATV, Snowmobile, Motorcycle, Hike, Hunt, Fish, Swim, Scrapbook, Quilt, Crafts, Games, Wi-fi, Air Conditioning, Trailer Parking,

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Osage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main Level Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Lower Level Bath 1 - toilet , shower
    Lower Level Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Level Restroom 1 - toilet
    Main Level Restroom 2 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • A Master Suite - 1 queen , Main level with Master Bath
    Bunkroom 1 - lower level - 6 twins: 3 up, 3 down
    Bunkroom 2 - lower level - 2 twins: 1 up, 1 down
    Airplane Bedroom - 2 queen , lower level
    Bicycle Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower level
    Motorcycle Bedroom - 2 queen , Lower level
    Upper Level - off living room - 1 twin/ single
    Automobile Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower level, walk-in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Osage Schoolhouse: Renovated, Sleeps 23, Spacious and Comfortable
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

A piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Not many people think of Osage MN for a place for a honeymoon but we are glad we did. The Schoolhouse was a perfect place for a romantic off the grid week long honeymoon.

The location was perfect for us to go visit many beautiful lakes and parks all within a short distance from the Schoolhouse. The mornings and evenings made for peacfull meals on the patio. The kitchen was awesome for cooking with everything we needed to cook up whatever we felt like having that day.

The comforts of the Schoolhouse were many including very comfortable couches to catch a movie before bed on the 75" TV.

Thank you to John - Merrily and Lynda for a wonderful and memorable Honeymoon!

Greg and Monica Murphy

Phoenix Arizona

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for our gathering

  • 5 of 5

We came from 5 different states and 3 generations to spend time together as a family and the schoolhouse was ideal. We found it very well appointed in every aspect. Lynda the manager was responsive to questions and needs as they arose during our stay. Spacious clean and comfortable the schoolhouse is a gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Get-together Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our four-household, 15 member family had wonderful 3 night stay at the Osage Schoolhouse. The common rooms were comfortable and accommodating. The sleeping quarters were peaceful and allowed nappers to have a quiet spot as needed. We cooked all of our meals on site with the well-stocked kitchen. It felt so much more like a home than a vacation rental. A family bike-ride through Itasca state park was a highlight, despite some rain. The playground across the street kept the kids busy when it was dry while cards and youtube cosmic-kids yoga on the smart TV entertained them during the rain. Hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

I booked for our group of 15 who go four-wheeling every year. Everyone was pleasantly surprised when they got there! This place is absolutely beautiful and very roomy!! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need! Plenty of refrigerator space for a large group and plenty of beds! I'm sure we will be back!


  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Site for Extended Family Outing

  • 4 of 5

We were well impressed with almost everything about the Osage Schoolhouse. Rooms are attractively painted with several chalkboards, a (well used by us!) checkers and chess table, three containers of children's toys, three davenports and one comfy chair, two computers and a large TV screen for family fun -- perfect for our evening sing-alongs. A well-stocked and attractive kitchen area for cooking, with dishwasher. Several dining tables. Three bathrooms upstairs, two downstairs. All furniture and bedspreads are high quality. Our only problem occurred when plumbing plugged up and we were unable to do laundry or use the master bathroom for the last three days. The manager was outstandingly friendly and helpful, even brought us cornstarch on Sunday so we could make family-style gravy with our meat, potatoes and veggie supper! We felt like - minus the laundry episode -- we experienced the best of Minnesota country hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the Osage Schoolhouse. We can't say enough good things about this rental. It is the perfect fit for our annual family gathering, offering just the right balance of togetherness and privacy. There are so many sleeping spaces, so everyone gets a good sleep (comfortable mattresses and fun room themes) and the shared living space is very large and beautifully decorated, with so many detailed touches of creativity. Even with several electronic devices in use, the Wifi is fast. The kitchen has all the right supplies, right down to the Keurig with lots of choices of beverages to try. The owner and manager are very responsive to messages.

The only item to note is that if you have kids using the upper bunks, there aren't side rails. Our kids are old enough that it isn't much of an issue and they love the bunk room--they feel like it is a slumber party!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Osage Bait & Tackle
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
dozens of courses
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Osage Bait & Tackle
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Straight Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 0.07%

Non-smoking property. Children and dogs welcome.

Cancellation Policy:
3 weeks prior required for full refund of deposit.
60% refund of deposit 1 week to 72 hours prior to arrival.
No refund of deposit less than 3 days prior to arrival, can apply toward a future stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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