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40 Acres - 4 Private Suites - 5000 Square Feet

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private 3 Story Lodge In Maple Syrup Country

*No Wild/Loud Parties*No Smoking*

Enjoy a private 40 acre getaway in a 5,000 square foot, 3 Story Lodge featuring 4 giant bedrooms - each with a private bath! Gas cooktop, 3 ovens, oversize fridge/freezer. Mix of woods and prairies with trails. Relax by the real wood fireplace in the living room or an outdoor fire overlooking the valley! You will approach the lodge up a 1,000 foot private driveway through the woods. The setting is gorgeous, overlooking a bluff and the scenic Knapp Hills. The main floor includes a gourmet kitchen with 3 electric ovens, 5 burner gas cooktop, 2 sinks, huge butcher block island and granite countetops. The dining area featrues a built in buffet for serving food and snacks. The living room has two couches, a chiropractic massage chair, a second dining set all surrounding the wood fireplace (very easy to operate) and 60" flat TV that is connected to DISH and the DVD player. The sunroom (3 season) features a napping bed to enjoy 3 sides of screens. There is a library, giant mudroom and a stack washer and dryer. The second floor has three suites - all with private bathrooms! The largest has a king bed, a private den with a flat TV and luxurious bathroom with a soaking tub for two and walk in shower. Suite number 2 has a twin over queen bunk and a private bath. Suite 3 has three twin beds and its own private bath. The third floor features Suite 4, with 2 queen beds, a private loft (technically the 4th floor) and a private bath as well. Also on floor 3 is a sitting area and 20 X 20 rec room for your unique needs. Besides the listed beds and bedrooms, there are various inflatable beds plus 3 sofas and a queen bed in the sunroom (a little chilly in the winter though) There is about a 1 mile walking trail around the hilly property through woods and prairie. The property has a perfect sledding area with included saucers and the famous 8 foot long padded tobaggan! This lodge is less than 1 hour from Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and 10 minutes to Menomonie. Menomonie is a lovely small university town with great theater, dining, night life, bike trails and more.

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018


I grew up in Iowa. Attended Mayo School of Health Sciences and then Palmer College of Chiropractic. I married my wife in 1996. We have six kids. We are a homeschooling family of athletes, mainly swimming. We love music, outdoors (thus 40 acres to roam). We love the Lord and love to be a blessing to anyone who is a good match to this unique property.

SHANE PETERSON purchased this lodge in 2006

Why SHANE PETERSON chose Knapp

Rolling hills, woods, prairie, bluff, PRIVACY. Huge 3 story place with four suites with private baths! Killer place to enjoy big family gatherings!

What makes this lodge unique

Truly one of a kind property. There are many features not available in 99% of the places to rent.


Knapp Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility


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(11 traveler reviews)

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40 Acres - 4 Private Suites - 5000 Square Feet
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

What a perfect spot! We are so grateful to have stayed here!

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely lovely and the owners are even more so. We were welcomed with music, snacks, and a bottle of wine. There were plenty of beds and bathrooms. Even though we had 15 people in the house, it never felt crowded. The kitchen had everything you need and the refrigerator was perfect for large groups. The backyard was stunning! We drank our coffee out there each morning. Shane was incredibly timely in his responses and so patient in answering all of my questions. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amanda!
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  • 5 of 5

There are not enough accolades to describe this wonderful home. It starts with your approach to the house, beautiful grounds set a happy and peaceful entry. The home is spectacular, clean, open and comfortable. A bathroom for every bedroom is such a plus that it puts your enjoyment over the top. Sitting out back on the patio is relaxing and enjoyable. All of the amenities are top-notch. Good restaurants are only ten minutes away in Menomonie, if you even want to leave this place. The kitchen is large and set up so well for several cooks (or helpers). I can highly recommend this fabulous home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a large family gathering at this house.

  • 5 of 5

This house was phenomenal. There was plenty of space and the house was very family friendly. We had a gathering there with 17 of us and that included nine children age 7 and under. The kitchen was great for preparing all of our meals. The kids loved the toys that were graciously shared by the family. There was plenty of space for the kids to run around outside and they had fun playing basketball and running around on the path in the woods. We had a bonfire with Smores. There are some amazingly cute spaces in the house for the kids to play and they spent hours entertaining themselves inside on the day it rained. We would all definitely recommend this place and I know we will be going back. Shane was great explaining everything we needed to know about the house and texted back when we texted him. I am confident that if you plan to go to this house you will probably be talking about when you will be taking your next trip there.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time back, just as good as the first!

  • 5 of 5

Shane does a great job on all fronts. Communication is solid leading up to and throughout the stay, the home is very clean, and the amenities for the price are second to none. We would gladly go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Secluded Five-Star Get-Away in Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathering at Maple Ridge Lodge was a wonderful experience! We had a group of 12 adults and 2 children and stayed from Friday to Sunday. The property was amazing - everything and more than the pictures and description depicted. The setting was peaceful and it was relaxing to sit outside in the early morning listening to the birds chirp. The back patio held a gas grill, fire ring and picnic table, along with plenty of seating for all. Outdoor activities included basketball and corn hole. The kitchen was spacious with plenty of room for food storage. The three ovens were great, however the temperature seemed to be lower than what we were used to so had to allow for extra cooking time. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. A 3-year old slept in the “house-like” twin over queen in suite 2 and loved it! It was almost completely enclosed. The “Harry Potter” closet-type room off the kitchen under the stairs would be neat for a younger child with room for a sleeping bag on the floor under the bed…a fun little room. The sunroom had no shades/blinds and the queen bed sat rather low to the ground, but it offered additional sleeping space. All bedrooms (including sun room) had ceiling fans. There was a ladder going from the 3rd floor bedroom to the 4th floor play loft. The 3-year old had no trouble navigating the ladder. The stairs had nighttime lighting for safety. A huge recreation room on the 3rd floor offered space for games or camping out on the floor. Everything was well-organized, neat, clean and tastefully decorated. The grounds were attractive and well-maintained. The piano was an added bonus. Shane was easy to work with and answered all my questions in a timely manner. We had no problems or issues during our short stay, I only wish we could have stayed longer. I give my highest recommendations for this lodge, perfect for a large group any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic spot for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented the property for a girls weekend. We had 15 girls and the house was perfect! Comfy beds, plenty of bathrooms, and a fully stocked kitchen made our weekend spectacular. Shane was exceptionally quick in responding to questions I had about the property before our stay. Absolutely awesome for big group.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again, Laura!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Property Damage Protection $59

No pets allowed in the house. No smoking in or even near the house. No illegal drugs or activity on the property.

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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