Beautiful cozy cabin on beautiful Otter Tail Lake. Sleeps 7
About Mike Hilborn
I (Mike) live in St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota. Graduated from Bethel University in Arden Hills. I have 3 adult sons.
Mike Hilborn purchased this Cabin in 2000
Why Mike Hilborn chose Richville
My Otter Tail Lake cabin is 2 cabins down from my mom's cabin, which she owns with her sister. That cabin belonged to my great grandfather and has been in the family since 1910. In June of 2000 I started looking for my own cabin for my family. I wanted a cabin that was within 1.5 hours from my home in St. Paul. I searched every lake that was a 1,000 acres or bigger that met that 1.5 hour distance. I could find nothing that I really loved. Then one weekend in August I was visiting my mom at her cabin and saw that the cabin I now own was for sale. I realized that Otter Tail Lake was what I wanted but just further from home. I decided that the extra 1.5 hour drive was worth it if the destination was exactly what I wanted. I looked at many properties for sale on Otter Tail Lake that weekend but nothing I saw matched the features of my cabin property. I made an offer on the cabin that weekend and closed on it a month later.
What makes this Cabin unique
When I was searching for our cabin, I had these requirements: - On a lake that was 1,000 acres or bigger - A level lot - A sand bottom lake - A sandy beach - A beautiful view - 150' of lake shore (got this, kind of) - A restaurant on the lake that you could boat to - 1.5 hours or less from our home (this I had to give up). My cabin has all of these things except that it is 3 hours from my home in St. Paul. Though I only have 75 feet of lake shore on Otter Tail Lake, the property also has 75 feet of lake shore on Long Lake. My property starts at Otter Tail Lake, goes back to the road, then from the other side of the road to Long Lake. I thought it was pretty cool that my cabin was on 2 lakes. I fully remodeled the cabin inside and out in 2000 with everything new. The only things that are original is the foundation and the stud walls and trusses. I even have heated floors. There is a very large deck with an awning that allows for time on the deck even during the hottest of days. The cabin is truly cozy and exceptionally efficient with space.
non smoking only
Sorry, no pets.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Had a wonderful time at the cozy cabin! Pictures and description very accurate and pride of ownership shows. Perfect location right on the water. my family enjoyed fishing, watersports, and evening bonfires. Plenty to do around the area with golf, horseback riding, state park trails, and the shops in Perham. Had a wonderful time!
Perfect Lakefront Getaway
The Location and set up of the cabin was perfect for our family of 6 ! The cabin was very clean, well cared for and had everything & more that we needed to be comfortable. The walk-out lake access with dock and air conditioning was key for us. The cabin feels new and rustic at the same time. The views from the windows looking out to the lake were amazing. One morning we woke up to a Bald Eagle perched on the lake shore ! We washed towels/ clothes as needed, grilled, enjoyed the large selection of board games in the closet and had easy access to near-by grocery/ convenience stores. Our daughters enjoyed interacting with the ducklings that would frequent the shoreline. The neighboring property owners were quiet, respectful and helpful with any questions we had. We felt like we had the privacy we needed while trusting the surrounding area. Our 4 teenagers loved the huge floaty the owner provided and loved the spacious yard for lawn games, soccer, badminton and just being able to run and spread out.
The dock was extremely useful since we brought our own boat . The water is shallow, sandy and crystal clear. It really made for an ideal setting for easing into the water, and getting in & out of our kayaks/ flotation devices. The kids could stand and throw the football around, the shallow lake access overall added to the enjoyment of being in the water.
Zorbaz was a daily adventure for us, we loved being able to hop in the boat and head over for a meal, appetizers, refreshments as needed. There's a convenient place to refill gas close to the restaurant which we were grateful to utilize on a couple occasions which saved us the hassle of unloading & reloading the boat.
The weather was fantastic the entire time we were there. We sat on the shoreline and watched impressive fireworks all around the perimeter of the lake.
Cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on this property on Ottertail Lake ! We would definitely rent again.
I'm glad Gwendy and her family had such a great time. It is a wonderful setting to spend time with family and friends. My sons are all grown now but I'm happy we had this place while they were growing. Up looking forward to they day they will bring their kids to the cabin.
Great place to spend the weekend!
The cabin was very clean and perfect for a weekend fishing trip! There were a couple minor things that could have made it better. There were spider webs everywhere so it would have been nice if they sprayed for them. The other thing the grass was super long. Someone did come to cut it but it was Friday while we were eating dinner outside. The only other thing was that there was hot air constantly blowing out of the vents throughout the cabin. Overall, we loved the cabin and location!
Quaint little home with great vibe. Enjoyed our stay.
Very pleased with cabin, upkeep, and location
Modern cabin with many amenities, large yard, and beach area.
Nice well maintained cabin and furnishings
Very nice cabin and furnishings. Property was well maintained. Only disappointment was the boat lift that was not available as expected.
Sorry about the boat lift not being available. I'm very happy that you enjoyed the cabin.