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Cozy Country Lodge On Private Wetland

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 8

Will be closing for the season from September 22, 2017 through February 22, 2018.

Looking to get away for some rest, relaxation and/or recreation? Check out our one of a kind “Lodge on the Pond”. Located in west central Minnesota our cozy, cedar sided lodge is built on a 27 acre private pond and game protected wetland. We are just 35 minutes from many lakes with fishing, golfing, boating and beaches!

If you are an outdoor enthusiast our property is home to many wild waterfowl including trumpeter swans, wood ducks, mallards, geese and pelicans (yes, pelicans). We also have many native passerine birds (warblers, wood warblers, flycatchers) and native wildflowers (purple prairie coneflower, spiderwort, prairie blazing star). Wireless Internet and Xbox 360 for your electronic needs! Taking reservations now for the months of April through September.

Lodge Details:

• 1800 square foot cedar sided building looking over a 27 acre pond with man made islands.

• 5 beds and 2 couches

• Downstairs includes the fully remodeled kitchen with dishes, pots, pans, and silverware, also Bathroom, Living Room, Bar Table, and Dining area w/ tables.

• Upstairs includes 2 rooms, one room with queen size bed and cozy office overlooking the 27 acre pond below. The second room has 2 twin beds and 2 full size beds all in one room.

• Large outdoor deck with 2 picnic tables looking over the pond with our own white Trumpeter Swans and many other waterfowl.

• Many antiques and artwork spread throughout the lodge.

Features and Ammenities:

• Full Kitchen

• Dishes, Stove, Microwave

• Central Air

• Wireless Internet!!!

• Xbox 360

• Foosball Table

• 5 Beds(2 Twins, 2 Full, 1 Queen)

• DVD player

• 1 Bath w/Shower

• Linens

• T.V. (local Channels)

• Patio Fireplace

• Binoculars

• Gas Grill

• Beautiful View

• Big Spacious Deck w/picnic tables

40 Minutes from:

• Movie Theater

• Shopping Area

• Golf Courses

• Beaches

• Restaurants

• Fishing

• Antique Stores

• Bowling

We are 35 minutes west of Alexandria on Highway 27. We are about 2 1/2-3 hours from the Twin Cities. There is no smoking in the building. Sorry, no fishing or swimming in the pond.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Why Owner/Manager chose Herman

This property is a century farm and has been in the family for many generations.


Herman Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Country Lodge On Private Wetland
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful and relaxing! We had everything we needed and more! Thank you John for stopping by to share the locally grown sweet corn!! This is a perfect place to stay when you want to unplug and enjoy all that nature has to offer!!

A special thanks to Punkey the cat for checking in on us too! We enjoyed his friendly personality! A great guy to hang out with on the large deck beside the pond!

July in MN is the perfect time to spend here and learn about Lawndale Farms history!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a nice location, and a very nice stay.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time there. The accommodations were good as expected, and the owner John was very nice. The lake was natural with weeds and growth for bird nests, and we saw several families with babies, of ducks, geese, and I think swans. Sitting on the deck in the nice weather was a real treat.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a quiet weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't really do this place justice. We had a girls weekend at the cabin and it was perfect for us. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and there was plenty of space for everyone. The owner was also very responsive, helpful and super nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

The location of the cabin was just what we were looking for. It's out in the country and the closest town is 15 minutes with a population of 500. It's perfect for a quiet getaway. The cabin shares a driveway with the owner's house but at no time during our stay did we feel as though we were without privacy. I met the owner, John, when he was scooping the boardwalk to the cabin one morning. He's an exceptionally nice person and very easy going. We stayed during the winter so the pond the cabin sits on was frozen over but I would imagine the view during the summer is second to none. I will definitely keep this place in mind when arranging a summer retreat!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantabulous! In President Trumps words: The experience was BIGLY YUGE!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described any surprises(NETFLIX) were good ones! It was a bit rainy but what can you do?

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cabin by a pond. John was very helpful and personable. Place is stocked with the bare minimum, bring your own supplies. Including wood for a fire no one sells any, close by.

Would certainly recommend staying!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
The Knotty Pine Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
The Knotty Pine Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Andes Tower Hills
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Elk Lake north of Hoffman on #5.

If your looking to eat out. I would recommend Knotty Pine in Elbow Lake. Along with a new place called the Wrap Shack in Barrett, smaller seating here but cozy. Groceries can be bought in Morris and Willies or at Dean's in Elbow Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Will be closed from September 22, 2017 through February 22, 2018.

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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